Photos: Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 teardown


Does the newest Xiaomi revelation look as good on the inside as it does on the outside? Folks in China decided to take matters in their hands…

The Redmi Note 2 is the latest hot property from China. Touting a Helio X10 SoC, the Redmi Note 2 rivals the likes of the Meizu MX5 (and I daresay… the HTC M9+) with its processing prowess. Very recently, Xiaomi announced that it sold a hefty 800,000 of these in less than 12 hours!

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 teardown

Take a look at the pictures of the teardown. Does appear as though the Redmi Note 2 is as well built as other Xiaomi phones!

The Redmi Note 2 sells for an incredible starting price of just 799 Yuan or US$125 in China. That is half the reason why the phone is already as popular as it is; the other half of the reason is in the chipset, and the PDAF enabled rear camera.

Are you planning to get one this season?

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42 Comments

  1. abaggie
    August 18, 2015

    Anyone who can read Chinese? What does it say at the camera picture? Seems like an OV camera..

    • RoS
      August 18, 2015

      There is something writen about samsung.

  2. Akhtar Parvez
    August 18, 2015

    OMNI VISION?

    • balcobomber25
      August 18, 2015

      They make very good sensors. Most front camera sensors in phones today are made by Omnivision. A lot of companies can’t meet the demand of phones today so usually use two different sensors, Samsung is infamous for this. If the setup is the same in both though you won’t even notice a difference, in fact the OV might even be better.

  3. Dean
    August 18, 2015

    Yash, you guys were supposed to announce winners of the Ulefone Be Touch 2 (Facebook best comment competiton) on 17th August.

    Have the winners been announced?

  4. Rob
    August 18, 2015

    Aren’t both those camera sensors omnivision? I’m sure the rear one is suppose to be Samsung. Anyone know the release date of the prime version?

    • Jason45
      August 18, 2015

      I guess they are using both Samsung and OV sensors, not too uncommon for smartphone manufacturers.

    • Sirrr
      August 18, 2015

      back Samsung, front OV

  5. azzam
    August 18, 2015

    Hy Andy, I have few questions.. please answer it.. it’s urgent..
    I am from Pakistan and one of my friend is coming back from China and he said that he can buy me a redmi note 2 for 150$.. I wanted to know is this pice fair? and how many variants are there for redmi note 2 in China? storage options of 16, 32 or 64 gb? and here in Pakistan our network are on 3g 2100mhz and 4g 1800.. will there be any issues or all networks modes will work smoothly?
    I would be grateful if any one can answer to my questions.. thanks

    • azzam
      August 18, 2015

      and one more does both sim slots work on 4g?

    • MaxPower
      August 18, 2015

      there are 3 version:
      3G : 125$ (TD-LTE for China only)
      4G : 140$ (FDD-LTE)
      Prime : 155$ (FDD-LTE)

      i don’t know which version he’s buying, but either way the price is fair because it you add reseller markup, shipping and taxes you would spend over 200$.

      if you need 4G then make sure he’s sending you the right version with 4G (FDD-LTE) enabled.

      the 4G version has the FDD-LTE Band 3 (1800 mhz) enabled so this phone will work with your carrier without any problems on 3G and 4G.

      Storage:
      16GB for the 3G version
      16 GB for the 4G version
      and 32GB rom for Prime version

      all of them support SD card up to 32GB

      • Saad Naeem
        August 18, 2015

        The 125$ version supports 4G too.

        • MaxPower
          August 18, 2015

          you’re absolutely right sir
          but the 4G of the first version is TD-LTE and not FDD
          so that’s why i wrote 3G only.

          I’ll fix the infos to avoid misunderstandings.

          • Saad Naeem
            August 18, 2015

            I can understand as the TD-LTE isn’t supported in Pakistan.?????

    • Noman Mustafa
      August 18, 2015

      Helo AZZAN! It is completely compatible with pakidtan 4g(both zong n warid) and 3g(ufone,telenor,mobilink). I also want to purchase this one(prime model 155 dollar)but have no credit card option n student also(u know limitation of students by parents?) So kindly book another one for me if u willing.ready to pay u full amount plus a treat on my behalf or 500 from my side☺ )Plz obliged yar for being pakistani. Contact me on 03361741375. Also my email: noman.syad@hotmail.com. anxiously waiting for your reply!!!

  6. abaggie
    August 18, 2015

    Anyone who can read Chinese? What does it say at the camera picture? Seems like an OV camera..

    • Guest
      August 18, 2015

      There is something writen about samsung.

  7. Akhtar Parvez
    August 18, 2015

    OMNI VISION?

    • balcobomber25
      August 19, 2015

      They make very good sensors. Most front camera sensors in phones today are made by Omnivision. A lot of companies can’t meet the demand of phones today so usually use two different sensors, Samsung is infamous for this. If the setup is the same in both though you won’t even notice a difference, in fact the OV might even be better.

  8. Guest
    August 18, 2015

    Yash, you guys were supposed to announce winners of the Ulefone Be Touch 2 (Facebook best comment competiton) on 17th August.

    Have the winners been announced?

  9. Rob
    August 18, 2015

    Aren’t both those camera sensors omnivision? I’m sure the rear one is suppose to be Samsung. Anyone know the release date of the prime version?

    • Jason45
      August 18, 2015

      I guess they are using both Samsung and OV sensors, not too uncommon for smartphone manufacturers.

    • Sirrr
      August 18, 2015

      back Samsung, front OV

  10. Guest
    August 18, 2015

    Hy Andy, I have few questions.. please answer it.. it’s urgent..
    I am from Pakistan and one of my friend is coming back from China and he said that he can buy me a redmi note 2 for 150$.. I wanted to know is this pice fair? and how many variants are there for redmi note 2 in China? storage options of 16, 32 or 64 gb? and here in Pakistan our network are on 3g 2100mhz and 4g 1800.. will there be any issues or all networks modes will work smoothly?
    I would be grateful if any one can answer to my questions.. thanks

    • Guest
      August 18, 2015

      and one more does both sim slots work on 4g?

    • MaxPower
      August 18, 2015

      there are 3 version:
      3G : 125$ (TD-LTE for China only)
      4G : 140$ (FDD-LTE)
      Prime : 155$ (FDD-LTE)

      i don’t know which version he’s buying, but either way the price is fair because it you add reseller markup, shipping and taxes you would spend over 200$.

      if you need 4G then make sure he’s sending you the right version with 4G (FDD-LTE) enabled.

      the 4G version has the FDD-LTE Band 3 (1800 mhz) enabled so this phone will work with your carrier without any problems on 3G and 4G.

      Storage:
      16GB for the 3G version
      16 GB for the 4G version
      and 32GB rom for Prime version

      all of them support SD card up to 32GB

    • Saad Naeem
      August 18, 2015

      The 125$ version supports 4G too.

    • MaxPower
      August 18, 2015

      you’re absolutely right sir
      but the 4G of the first version is TD-LTE and not FDD
      so that’s why i wrote 3G only.

      I’ll fix the infos to avoid misunderstandings.

    • Saad Naeem
      August 18, 2015

      I can understand as the TD-LTE isn’t supported in Pakistan.😊😊😊😊😊

    • Noman Mustafa
      August 18, 2015

      Helo AZZAN! It is completely compatible with pakidtan 4g(both zong n warid) and 3g(ufone,telenor,mobilink). I also want to purchase this one(prime model 155 dollar)but have no credit card option n student also(u know limitation of students by parents😊) So kindly book another one for me if u willing.ready to pay u full amount plus a treat on my behalf or 500 from my side☺ )Plz obliged yar for being pakistani. Contact me on 03361741375. Also my email: noman.syad@hotmail.com. anxiously waiting for your reply!!!

  11. David
    August 18, 2015

    logo of xiaomi on the bottom corner of all photos….

    • balcobomber25
      August 19, 2015

      That website does that with all their articles, it has the phone or brand name with some specs. You can see the same in this article about the Zuk:

      http://mobile.it168.com/tu/1753657_1.shtml#2

  12. David
    August 18, 2015

    logo of xiaomi on the bottom corner of all photos….

    • balcobomber25
      August 19, 2015

      That website does that with all their articles, it has the phone or brand name with some specs. You can see the same in this article about the Zuk:

      http://mobile.it168.com/tu/1753657_1.shtml#2

  13. Xalis
    August 19, 2015

    I’m getting one as soon as i sell the Meizu M2 Note

  14. James
    August 19, 2015

    OV camera sensor quality is not good compared to Sony Exmor

    • Oz
      August 21, 2015

      Not true. The Gionee E7 has OV sensor and its better than my One+ and Oppo 5 Sony. I owned all three phones.

  15. Guest
    August 19, 2015

    I’m getting one as soon as i sell the Meizu M2 Note

  16. Guest
    August 19, 2015

    OV camera sensor quality is not good compared to Sony Exmor

    • Guest
      August 21, 2015

      Not true. The Gionee E7 has OV sensor and its better than my One+ and Oppo 5 Sony. I owned all three phones.

  17. Daniele Verdi
    September 20, 2015

    I searched in omnivision website but I didn’t found a product with the code omiba08a1. Are you sure that the camera sensor is a omnivision?

  18. Daniele Verdi
    September 20, 2015

    I searched in omnivision website but I didn’t found a product with the code omiba08a1. Are you sure that the camera sensor is a omnivision?