Xiaomi Mi Note 2

Xiaomi today launched its much awaited curved smartphone. Called the Mi Note 2, the latest smartphone from Xiaomi comes with a 5.7 inch OLED display with curves on both the sides. Apart from that, the Mi Note 2 also comes with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor and 6 GB RAM.

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Pros

  • 5.7 inch dual curved OLED display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, Adreno 530 GPU
  • 6 GB LPDDR4 RAM, 128 GB UFS 2.0 storage
  • 22.5 MP rear camera with dual LED flash, EIS 4K recording, slow-mo
  • 8 MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture, autofocus
  • Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, 22 LTE bands supported
  • Fingerprint sensor, Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Infrared, NFC
  • 4070 mAh battery, USB Type C port, Quick Charge

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Cons

  • No microSD card support

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Specifications

Key SpecsMi Note 2
Display5.7 inches AMOLED
Screen ResolutionFHD (1920 x 1080)
Operating SystemAndroid Marshmallow 6.0
Processor Quad-core (2x2.35 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo)
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821
Memory4GB/6GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 68GB/128GB
Storage UpgradeNo
Primary Camera22.5MP with LED flash
Video recording2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
Secondary Camera8MP
Battery 4070 mAh
Fingerprint SensorYes
4G readyYes
SIM card typeDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Weight166 gms
Price 4GB/64GB: RMB 2,799 (~$413)
6GB/128GB: RMB 3,299 (~$487)
6GB/128GB (Global LTE): RMB 3,499 (~$516)

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Question: Does the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 have dual SIM Slots?

Answer: Yes, it has dual SIM slots.

Question: Does the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 have microSD expansion option?

Answer: No, the device does not support microSD expansion.

Question: What are the color options?

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Answer: The device will be available in Gold, Silver and Black color options.

Question: Does the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 have the 3.5 mm headphone jack?

Answer: Yes, the device comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack.

Question: What all sensor does it have?

Answer: The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 comes with an accelerometer, gyro, barometer, compass and a proximity sensor.

Question: What are the dimensions?

Answer: 156.2 x 77.3 x 7.6 mm.

Question: What is the SoC used in the Xiaomi Mi Note 2?

Answer: The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 comes with a Quac core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor.

Question: How is the display of the Xiaomi Mi Note 2?

Xiaomi Mi Note 2

Answer: The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 comes with a 5.7 inch full HD OLED display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It has a pixel density of ~386 PPI.

Question: Does the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer: Yes, it supports adaptive brightness.

Question: Which OS version, OS type runs on the phone?

Answer: The device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with MIUI skinned on top.

Question: Does it have capacitive buttons or on-screen buttons?

Answer: The device comes with on-screen buttons.

Question: Does it come with a fingerprint sensor?

Answer: Yes, the device comes with a fingerprint sensor.

Question: Can we Play 4K Videos on the Xiaomi Mi Note 2?

Answer: No, the device can only play videos up to Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution.

Question: Does it support USB OTG?

Answer: Yes, it supports USB OTG.

Question: Does it come with a Gyroscope sensor?

Answer: Yes, the device comes with a gyroscope sensor.

Question: Is it waterproof?

Answer: No, the device is not waterproof.

Question: Does it have NFC?

Answer: Yes, the device supports NFC.

Question: How good is the camera quality of the Xiaomi Mi Note 2?

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Answer: We haven’t tested the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 yet. Once we have done our testing, we will post more details in the review.

Question: Does it have Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)?

Answer: No, the device does not come with OIS.

Question: Is there any dedicated camera shutter button on the Xiaomi Mi Note 2?

Answer: No, it does not have any dedicated camera shutter button.

Xiaomi Mi Note 2

Question: What is the weight of the Xiaomi Mi Note 2?

Answer: The device weighs 166 grams.

Question: How loud is the loudspeaker?

Answer: We are yet to test the loudspeaker quality. We will confirm this after testing the device.

Question: Can the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 be connected to a Bluetooth headset?

Answer: Yes, the can be connected to a Bluetooth headset.

Question: Is Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing supported?

Answer: Yes, you can create hotspot to share internet from this device.


The Mi Note 2 is another extremely well specced and well priced smartphone from Xiaomi. It will also be the cheapest smartphone to feature a high quality dual curved display. The phone’s design is highly reminiscent of the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7, but that’s not really bad considering the amount of effort the company has put in the rest of the areas. It comes with the latest Snapdragon 821 processor, 6 GB high speed RAM, 128 GB UFS 2.0 storage and a 22.5 MP Sony sensor on the back. Other connectivity options have also been taken care of – the Global LTE version comes with a whopping 22 LTE bands to ensure much wider compatibility. All in all, the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 looks like another winner from the Chinese giant.