Order the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 now for only $169.99 (international availability)


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Yesterday Xiaomi launched the incredible Xiaomi Redmi Note 2, the phone is stunning in so many ways and now available to order from shop.gizchina.com.

We haven’t seen so much interest in a smartphone launch for a very long time! The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 launch created well over 250 comments when we first broke the news yesterday, with people from all over the world learned about the incredible Helio X10 powered smartphone.

As is the norm for Xiaomi, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 will first launch in China then later in Xiaomi global launch areas like India, Malaysia and Singapore, but if you want the phone earlier and are not in an official launch market area do not worry.

Shop.gizchina.com are already accepting pre-orders for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 now for $169.99. The phone will only be available from the stores Chinese warehouse to start and phone orders are expected to be sent out to lucky customers as early as the 18th August.

There will be very limited quantities of Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 available so we suggest you act quickly to avoid disappointment.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 boasts a a 5.5-inch FHD display, 2GB RAM, Helio X10 processor, 13 mega-pixel main camera with PDAF (phase detection auto focus), quick charge and dual SIM LTE. Full Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 specifications can be found here.

[ shop.gizchina.com ]
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109 Comments

  1. Nicola
    August 14, 2015

    That is the basic version,when you will open presale for the Prime version?

    • Adam Irvine
      August 14, 2015

      What’s the difference between the 2? Is it just internal storage (16gb / 32gb)??? As it has a memory card slot doesn’t it..?

      • abaggie
        August 14, 2015

        Standard: 2/16GB | X10 @ 2Ghz | Micro-SD
        Prime: 2/32GB | X10 Turbo @ 2,2Ghz | Micro-SD

        • balcobomber25
          August 14, 2015

          That’s it?? You won’t be able to tell difference from that extra .2 gHz. Just by a bigger SD card and save yourself some money if that is all that is different.

          • Nicola
            August 14, 2015

            Agree with you,but let see the price..my choose will be the 32 GB version

            • balcobomber25
              August 14, 2015

              If I had to guess it will be around $200 on resellers maybe even closer to $225. For that price you can buy the base version and a 32-64GB SD Card and still have money left over for headphones and a case.

            • MaxPower
              August 14, 2015

              …and 2 pounds of walnuts to test the phone’s build quality

            • Nicola
              August 16, 2015

              Do you know if there will be a 3 GB ram version in the near future?

            • balcobomber25
              August 16, 2015

              If I had to guess I would say no because Xiaomi wants this phone to be as cheap as possible for emerging markets.

          • Nicola
            August 14, 2015

            Agree with you,but let see the price..my choose will be the 32 GB version

          • abaggie
            August 14, 2015
            • balcobomber25
              August 14, 2015

              For the Chinese price it isn’t a bad deal for only about 15US more but with resellers its easily going to be anywhere from 25-50US more. You can buy a 32GB SD Card for as little as $10 on Amazon. And even though they say 32 is the max size, a lot of phones will accept more.

          • abaggie
            August 14, 2015
          • Marsian0
            August 14, 2015

            I think also the bands supported are different, at least in wcdma.

        • balcobomber25
          August 14, 2015

          That’s it?? You won’t be able to tell difference from that extra .2 gHz. Just by a bigger SD card and save yourself some money if that is all that is different.

  2. frederik
    August 14, 2015

    is that from europe warehouse so no taxes?

    • frederik
      August 14, 2015

      Nevermind, when will it come to europe warehouse and what would the price be?

  3. Yan
    August 14, 2015

    Same queston. When to expect Prime?

  4. Alberto .
    August 14, 2015

    Fdd-lte band supported? Thanks

  5. mikey
    August 14, 2015

    I suggest BLUBOO (xtouch) and other brands to come with some news and lauch (available) dates because I (and many others) are sick for waiting and stupid commericial moves. Else this phone will be soon ours and you can be stuck with your stock

  6. Muhammad Yasir
    August 14, 2015

    give it at 150$ and you have a deal !

    • Dante
      August 14, 2015

      Man you understand you are trying to trade with a shop lol?

      • Muhammad Yasir
        August 14, 2015

        im talking to Andi :p

        • Dante
          August 15, 2015

          He cant Help you With the prices – No one can – We ARE ALL UNDER CONTROL PRAISE TO OUR RULERS HA !

          (send help nazi soldier has a gun pointed at me head sayin what i need to type)

      • Muhammad Yasir
        August 14, 2015

        im talking to Andi :p

    • nilinaxolotl
      August 14, 2015

      You cheapskate.

      • Muhammad Yasir
        August 14, 2015

        Proud to be

      • Muhammad Yasir
        August 14, 2015

        Proud to be

  7. Greenhill
    August 14, 2015

    We Want Prime! 😀

  8. Adam Irvine
    August 14, 2015

    Andi! Please can you get ‘£’ (GBP) support on the Gizchina shop?

    • Rob
      August 14, 2015

      I second that as I won’t order from anywhere that doesn’t take sterling payments. Fed up with poor exchange rates from Paypal/credit card and non sterling transaction fees. Complete rip off.

      • August 14, 2015

        yep, will try and solve this

        • Rob
          August 14, 2015

          Thanks Andi, shouldn’t be too difficult as most sellers take payments in at least 10 or more currencies.

        • Stefan Petcu
          August 14, 2015

          so I want(ed) to order the xiaomi redmi note 2 from romania today…dhl costs only 60$ for a 169 dollar phone.nice deal,right?

        • Stefan Petcu
          August 14, 2015

          so I want(ed) to order the xiaomi redmi note 2 from romania today…dhl costs only 60$ for a 169 dollar phone.nice deal,right?

        • Jon Michael Chua
          August 18, 2015

          Hey Andi can you help me with my order 1103? The are suggesting to cancel my order.

      • Eno
        August 14, 2015

        In PayPal there is an option, to choose the exchange rate of the card issuer. Try to clic it before payment.

        • Rob
          August 14, 2015

          That doesn’t solve the problem of poor conversion rates that card issuers use.

        • Rob
          August 14, 2015

          That doesn’t solve the problem of poor conversion rates that card issuers use.

      • Eno
        August 14, 2015

        In PayPal there is an option, to choose the exchange rate of the card issuer. Try to clic it before payment.

  9. MaxPower
    August 14, 2015

    this phone is going to shake the market.
    i see bad sales for those thousands of MT6753 phones out there.
    RIP Elephone and Doogee

    • a
      August 14, 2015

      It’s about time

    • Mustafa
      August 14, 2015

      Do you believe it is a bad idea to get the Redmi 2 Pro or the Meizu M2? Andi your opinion is welcome too!

      • balcobomber25
        August 14, 2015

        Those are both still excellent phones for the money especially if you don’t want a larger phone.

      • balcobomber25
        August 14, 2015

        Those are both still excellent phones for the money especially if you don’t want a larger phone.

        • Mustafa
          August 14, 2015

          Thank you both for your replies, I never had a smartphone before and when I see the price of the Redmi 2 Note comparing the phones mentioned above the price difference is not that huge and the performances would be at 500% better compared to budget phones. My problem is that 5,5 inch is too much (76mm width for the Redmi 2 Note). The only worthy option for a 5inch phone in the market is the Xiaomi MI4 Wcdma White version but I hate the white color. I refused to get the MI3 because of its design (too large). Bluboo Xtouch looks amazing on the paper but it will be sold above $300+. I was hoping that Xiaomi would replace Xiaomi Mi4i’s CPU using a Mediatek 6752 or Snapdragon 808. It would been a killer phone worldwide. I was expecting a new Redmi 3 or 2s but apparently I dream a lot LOL. I am hesitating between the Redmi 2 Pro and Meizu M2, the Meizu has better specs compared the Redmi 2 Pro but MIUI looks a lot better. For casual gaming both might be ok (FIFA 15). Cheers!

          • balcobomber25
            August 14, 2015

            Flyme and MIUI are both so incredibly customizable (like all of Android) that you can get either of them to look just the way you want. Both have hundreds of themes available to download too, even ones that look like the other.

            • Mustafa
              August 14, 2015

              Thanks balco, what you would chose between both of them?

            • balcobomber25
              August 15, 2015

              I have used MIUI extensively and have owned multiple Xiaomi phones (more recently Mi4), my current phone is a Meizu MX5. I honestly love them both, MIUI is probably my overall favorite but Flyme is pretty close behind and it runs a little faster than MIUI as it is not as resource heavy. If I had to chose between the Redmi 2 and M2, I would probably go M2 because I think it looks better.

            • MaxPower
              August 15, 2015

              I’m on MIUI 7 right now, I’ve got the update yesterday (since i had the developer Rom)

              the rom is more snappier than before, quite impressive.

            • balcobomber25
              August 15, 2015

              Thats good news, I am actually kind of surprised usually the first release of a new MIUI is full of bugs.

            • Mustafa
              August 15, 2015

              Thanks balco, I am thinking to get the Redmi Note 2 even if 5.5 inch is too big for me. It is been a while that I am waiting for a compact phone with pretty decent specs at $220 max. The Xiaomi Mi4i was the one but its CPU has heating issues. Then I heard some news that a new edition of the Mi4i with a Snapdragon 808 will be released soon but at the moment nothing is confirmed. I am like I should probably try the Redmi Note 2 and probably by using the phone daily I will adopt the phone’s size. Cheers!

            • balcobomber25
              August 16, 2015

              I just can’t see Xiaomi releasing an 808 powered Mi4i, it would be too close performance wise to the next Mi5.

            • Mustafa
              August 16, 2015

              True, I think that you are right Xiaomi has a deal with Qualcomm and I think that they can’t change easily Xiaomi Mi4i’s CPU using another processor. I think that Xiaomi have to release a Mi4A if they really want to offer the Helio X10 instead of Snapdragon 615 2nd generation. I really doubt that they planned this move in the future cos they are actively working on the MI5 right now with MiPad 2. I would love to wait for the MI5 which I am sure will be a killer flagship taking into consideration their recent move for the Redmi Note 2 but I think the pricing for the MI5 will be around $380 including shipping costs. I am still wondering if I should get the Redmi Note 2, just waiting for some reviews before to decide.

            • balcobomber25
              August 16, 2015

              Qualcomm actually invested in Xiaomi a few years back and since then Xiaomi has almost exclusively used Qualcomm SoC’s in their Mi phones. It was reported a while back that Xiaomi is actually Qualcomm’s biggest customer, in this industry that usually means they will get a better deal than other companies because of how much they buy.

            • Mustafa
              August 16, 2015

              Word, that being said do you miss the Mi4? Do you like your Meizu MX5? Apparently Meizu locked the bootloader on the Meizu M2 (not possible to install stock rom or CM) so I will give up on it.

            • balcobomber25
              August 16, 2015

              The Mi4 was one of my favorite phones but I do not miss it. The MX5 was my first ever Meizu and I love it. One of the reasons I love it is because of Flyme, just like MIUI was the main reason I loved Xiaomi. For me these are two of the only brands where I never even think about changing the UI.

            • Mustafa
              August 17, 2015

              Indeed, the MX5 looks so amazing unfortunately I do not have the budget for it.

            • balcobomber25
              August 17, 2015

              The Redmi Note 2 should be pretty close to the MX5 and costs a lot less.

            • balcobomber25
              August 15, 2015

              Thats good news, I am actually kind of surprised usually the first release of a new MIUI is full of bugs.

          • MaxPower
            August 14, 2015

            if it wasn’t for the bad SoC then the MI4i would have been the perfect phone for you (and for many others)

            back in the past Xiaomi made the HongMI 1 (then Redmi) with a MT6589T (if i remember it correctly) and then they made the variant (RedMI 1S) with SD400 which was much better and with a better GPS.

            They sold those phones like cupcakes!

            Now, if they are smart, they should make a MI4i with Helio X10
            and they would sell like crazy.

            Hey Lei Jun, i know you’re reading this (he follows me on disqus)
            you should totally do like i said!

            • Mustafa
              August 14, 2015

              I agree with you at 1000%, I am sure that the MI4i with Helio X10 would sell like crazy worldwide. Even myself, I would get 2 copies of it for myself (we never know in case I broke one LOL). Come on Lei Jun!

          • Dante
            August 16, 2015

            Expecting 808 in the mi4i was one of the internet’s dumbest moves, it is possible with helio x10/mediatek but not with snapdragon

            • Mustafa
              August 16, 2015

              Do you believe that the MI4i will get Helio X10 in the near future?

            • Dante
              August 16, 2015

              No it wont
              Mi4i is an indian centric device
              Xiaomi have a ban on mediatek phones in india…
              Due to Ericsson patents
              (Fkers)

        • Mustafa
          August 14, 2015

          Thank you both for your replies, I never had a smartphone before and when I see the price of the Redmi 2 Note comparing the phones mentioned above the price difference is not that huge and the performances would be at 500% better compared to budget phones. My problem is that 5,5 inch is too much (76mm width for the Redmi 2 Note). The only worthy option for a 5inch phone in the market is the Xiaomi MI4 Wcdma White version but I hate the white color. I refused to get the MI3 because of its design (too large). Bluboo Xtouch looks amazing on the paper but it will be sold above $300+. I was hoping that Xiaomi would replace Xiaomi Mi4i’s CPU using a Mediatek 6752 or Snapdragon 808. It would been a killer phone worldwide. I was expecting a new Redmi 3 or 2s but apparently I dream a lot LOL. I am hesitating between the Redmi 2 Pro and Meizu M2, the Meizu has better specs compared the Redmi 2 Pro but MIUI looks a lot better. For casual gaming both might be ok (FIFA 15). Cheers!

        • Dante
          August 16, 2015

          Try to compare helio x10 with the sd410/mtk6735 Just try….

          • balcobomber25
            August 16, 2015

            Obviously Helios X10 is more powerful but not everyone needs that much power. For people who only use their phones for Facebook, Twitter, pictures and light gaming (candy crush) the 6735 is more than enough. People shouldn’t ignore great phones because other phones are more powerful, especially if they will never use all that power. Just like there are V8 engines that are more powerful than an inline 4 but if your not going to use that power it’s a waste.

            • Dante
              August 16, 2015

              I know this situation -_- Poor
              Mercedes…

            • balcobomber25
              August 16, 2015

              Not a fan of Mercs or any German cars except Porsche.

            • Dante
              August 17, 2015

              I lost my faith in you – Goodbye ;(

            • balcobomber25
              August 17, 2015

              Eh just a fan of good cars not overpriced and often times ugly ones 😉

            • Dante
              August 17, 2015

              German cars arent overpriced you pay for quality you know ! And merc makes one of the best designs on the market (ya know still a luxury car)
              I actually hate bmw – this is the real definition of overpriced still their i8 is a beauty/bargain
              Im qctually interested what cars do you like?
              (And if you inspected the ghibli how were your impressions – im roamin’ about it)

            • balcobomber25
              August 17, 2015

              You pay for the brand name, the quality is available in just about every car these days. Even the Korean’s have excellent quality in some of their cars. I think Mercs are the most hideous designs available. For me its Volvo all the way (and before they went out of business I was a Saab fan). The Ghibli is very close but needs a bit more refinement. I love the exterior styling, but the interior (especially the seats) is not what I expect from Maserati. It’s nice but it feels more like a $40,000 upscale Chrysler than a $70,000 Italian luxury sedan.

      • MaxPower
        August 14, 2015

        like the friend Balcobomber said both are excellent phones for the money.

        it’s up to personal taste.
        I honestly don’t know which one i would pick since they both have their pros and cons.

      • MaxPower
        August 14, 2015

        like the friend Balcobomber said both are excellent phones for the money.

        it’s up to personal taste.
        I honestly don’t know which one i would pick since they both have their pros and cons.

    • Mustafa
      August 14, 2015

      Forgot funny comments as usual LOL

    • ro.edi
      August 15, 2015

      After many, many visits from Xiaomi India to my blogspot page MT6595……
      Xiaomi India decided to include in this device some of my specs about how to……

      roedi7.blogspot.ro

      Just ask Xiaomi from where did had the inspiration about……

      • MaxPower
        August 15, 2015

        so you’re saying that Xiaomi has been following your blog and then decided to make the new Redmi Note 2 with those specs?

        you should totally sue them!

      • MaxPower
        August 15, 2015

        so you’re saying that Xiaomi has been following your blog and then decided to make the new Redmi Note 2 with those specs?

        you should totally sue them!

  10. Xinjaia
    August 14, 2015

    The phone didn’t even begun selling how can you say shipping approx 18 august ?

  11. Xinjaia
    August 14, 2015

    The phone didn’t even begun selling how can you say shipping approx 18 august ?

  12. ro.edi
    August 14, 2015

    So if the REAL cost is 139 $ for the 2GHz with FDD-LTE and here it is sell it as 170 $ + taxes.
    Gizchina u should stick ONLY at news and NOT at selling.

    Question: how it will cost the Prime 2.2GHz when it’s price is ONLY 157 $.
    Gizchina: it will be 209 $.

  13. ro.edi
    August 14, 2015

    So if the REAL cost is 139 $ for the 2GHz with FDD-LTE and here it is sell it as 170 $ + taxes.
    Gizchina u should stick ONLY at news and NOT at selling.

    Question: how it will cost the Prime 2.2GHz when it’s price is ONLY 157 $.
    Gizchina: it will be 209 $.

    • Mustafa
      August 14, 2015

      Even for $209 it is a great value for the money taking into account the specs of the device. I am not working for Gizchina but like every shop they do have a business model, they need like everyone to make money to survive. Do not think they buy devices at cheap prices like advertised in China, they are for sure paying a premium adding to that different costs/taxes the price is rising. Cheers!

      • ro.edi
        August 14, 2015

        When buy in Large Q, the taxes are – – !
        So when u said that 209$ for the Prime is great value……it just show’$ how inexperienced u are. No offence here but u don’t know the Real price of devices.
        After OnePlus ONE, now Xiaomi has made the step of presenting The Real Price of device Note 2. Understand ?!
        It is produce/add 20% income/sell…… And Not produce/add 60% income/$ell to idiots….m.

        As this device will wipe out the existence of many, many firms.

        • MaxPower
          August 14, 2015

          i’m guessing you haven’t attended business classes.

        • Marco Lancaster
          August 14, 2015

          If the real cost is $139 you really think that will be the price on resellers? How they will survive?

        • Mustafa
          August 14, 2015

          Idiots? Have you ever heard about supply and demand in your life? Margin profit? Risk premium? You should take some courses about how to rule a business and you will understand that you are wrong when reading again the comments you posted just above. Keep hope alive!

          I think your best bet is to buy a plane ticket for china in order to buy the Redmi 2 Note at China price then you would be happy in your life. Do not forget it will cost you an arm to buy flying tickets.

          • MaxPower
            August 16, 2015

            lol

  14. roni24
    August 14, 2015

    RIP MT6753, welcome Helio X10
    today 3GB is a must, and where is fingerprint or NFC

    • a
      August 14, 2015

      3gb is a must in a budget phone? People just don’t know how to be grateful

  15. PaulBV
    August 14, 2015

    The price for the phone is ok, but 19 USD the cheapest shipping to Europe? And the Express shipping DHL, EMS etc. goes from 33 -> 47-> 63 USD 🙁

    • Walter Warken
      August 15, 2015

      +VAT around 20-25%. That is to much!
      On Chigon (aliexpress), the final price is $200 with DHL ship, with VAT, with gift for all EU countries.
      @andi

      you need to check where the problem is with shipping. Because i think no will buy from you! I really want but this is to much.

  16. tingeling21
    August 14, 2015

    No B20, no Xiaomi! 🙁

  17. Ronnie Katsie
    August 14, 2015

    does it has notification led light?

    • Dante
      August 16, 2015

      Yes it does

  18. e-dredon
    August 14, 2015

    Why is it that your specs mention the phone features only 1080p video recording. Thought that the Helio X20 was capable of 4K ? And What happened to the Mediatek Helio X10 120/480p slow motion feature ?

    • Dante
      August 16, 2015

      Sacfifices are made to preserve the price – you cant get everything at this price

  19. Walter Warken
    August 15, 2015

    $63.50 only for DHL to Croatia (EU)? Insane! + 25% VAT. Mega insane! 🙂
    $200 is the final price on others shop with DHL ship (Chigon – Aliexpress) from EU warehouse. No extra costs!

  20. Walter Warken
    August 15, 2015

    $63.50 only for DHL to Croatia (EU)? Insane! + 25% VAT. Mega insane! 🙂
    $200 is the final price on others shop with DHL ship (Chigon – Aliexpress) from EU warehouse. No extra costs!

  21. Oz
    August 15, 2015

    Look like an excellent buy. It looks like OTG is not supported?

  22. Andrei Dinu
    August 15, 2015

    so, let me get this strait…you are selling the phone from the China warehouse, but with a 40$+ mark-up and then adding delivery costs? how much will you sell it from the EU warehouse, 200$? Keep this strategy up and you will not last for long, I have to say I was expecting more from you guys…

    • Walter Warken
      August 15, 2015

      Yes, i agree! There is $200 final price on aliexpress (i repeat FINAL price) for EU.

    • Walter Warken
      August 15, 2015

      Yes, i agree! There is $200 final price on aliexpress (i repeat FINAL price) for EU.

  23. Thi Ha
    August 16, 2015

    Why not 3Gb? Will be perfect budget phone.

  24. BaELBa
    August 17, 2015

    I ordered one without too much though, because it seems a good deal for the money.. Now I wonder. Does it come with Gorilla Glass?

  25. Jon Michael Chua
    August 18, 2015

    Hey Andi, can you help look at my order 1103? They are suggesting to cancel my order.

  26. Michael De Giovanni
    August 18, 2015

    So much for being $169.99 . Seems the shop is like every other reseller here.