Xiaomi Seeks to Impress in Premium Space With 5.7-inch 'Mi Note 2' Phone

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    Xiaomi unveiled its latest phablet phone, the Mi Note 2, at an event in Beijing today, with the clear intention of filling the void left by the ill-fated Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

    The Note 2 is the newest model in Xiaomi's premium Mi line and features a 5.7-inch flexible OLED display that sits under a panel of wraparound glass and curves around the sides of the handset.

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    On the rear is a 22.56-megapixel camera with support for 4K video, backed up by a dedicated 3-axis gyroscope to enhance image stabilization. An 8-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture features on the front.

    The Note 2 is powered by a 2.35GHz Snapdragon 821 processor and comes with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB storage capacity. There's also a 4,070mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support, plus cellular support for 37 bands worldwide.

    The Mi Note 2 starts at 2799 yuan ($413) for 64GB storage/4GB RAM, going up to 3499 yuan ($516) with 128GB storage/6GB RAM, and will be available in China first before hitting other Asian markets and presumably other parts of the world.


    Xiaomi's focus on its premium range of phones comes on the back of a shift in consumer interest away from discount devices in the Chinese smartphone market, with buyers seeking out high end phones that can go toe to toe with models from the likes of Apple and Samsung instead.

    Huawei, Oppo, and Vivo are three Chinese brands that all offer premium phones now costing over $300, leaving Xiaomi's inexpensive Redmi handsets looking less attractive to savvy buyers with more disposable income.

    Article Link: Xiaomi Seeks to Impress in Premium Space With 5.7-inch 'Mi Note 2' Phone
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    "Premium". 1:51 should tell you everything you need to know about these phones.



    Snapdragon and snap casing. Utter junk.
     
  3. miknos Suspended

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    Its something to consider taking into account that it cost half the price of an iPhone. Not as good but hard to complain at that price.
     
  4. gabriel193755 macrumors member

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    When Xiaomi stops copying Apple and starts copying Samsung you know something is wrong with Apple's design.
     
  5. PhiLLoW macrumors 6502

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    I once bought the OnePlusOne because it was 1/3 of the price of an 64gb 5,5" iPhone 6.

    Build quality was ok but the software was such a mess. Two OSs and non of them was really supported. Constant app crashes and weird behaviour/stutter. Call quality was pretty bad too. Changed back to iPhone as soon as possible.
     
  6. Even Longer macrumors 6502

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    Well, the name speaks for itself: Xiaomi "Me-too Note". ;)
     
  7. gabriel193755 macrumors member

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    Can anyone explain me how can they pack a 4000mAh in a such slim looking phone and Apple can only pack a 2900mAh?
     
  8. Ries macrumors 68020

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    So like a iPhone6 then.
     
  9. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    The iPhone 6 didn't snap like Weetabix when somebody exhaled in its general direction.

    Face it. Xiaomi are an absolute junk brand.
     
  10. deano1972 macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe the battery is all that's inside there :p
     
  11. Mac Fly (film) macrumors 65816

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    All they are missing now is an explosive feature.
     
  12. kingofwale macrumors 6502a

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    Don't worry, Next year we will have Apple Me-too...uhhh. I mean, iPhone 8 with same design
     
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  14. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    Support. Reliability. Quality. Water-resistant. Hardware/software performance. Longevity. Resell value.

    I'd say there's no (sane) justification to pick a different phone over all that, just because its bezels are a little smaller.
     
  15. Ries macrumors 68020

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    Compared to all other premimum phones, yeah the iPhone6 snapped liked a twig.
     
  16. 4jasontv macrumors 65816

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    Support: As long as it's in warranty.
    Quality: As long as you don't mind if it bends or the touch screen rots away.
    Water-resistant: As long as you can give up plugging normal things in.
    Hardware/Software Performance: As long as you don't update the OS.
    Longevity: As long as you have short term memory.
    Resale Value: As long as you sell your device before you activate it.

    I think the post you are replying to is saying there is no point if you already have a phone. As someone with an iPhone 6+ who hates his phone I still agree. I want out of this thing, but I'm frustrated that I have to pay for almost the exact same device to stop the suffering. I would have hoped that Apple would have admired it made defective products and replaced it proactively.
     
  17. 7thson macrumors 6502a

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    And the S Pen. And shame.
     
  18. Mac Fly (film) macrumors 65816

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    I believe the S Pen is the pin. Remove it and you arm the phone and then throw it GTA-style.
     
  19. 7thson macrumors 6502a

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    Now that is good design. If you're James Bond.
     
  20. RightMACatU macrumors 65816

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    Race to the disposable technology bottom. And what do we know about the hardware inside those things... probably makes other intell agencies very jealous. Privacy and security anyone? Not here. Moving on.
     
  21. mclld macrumors 68020

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    I am not sure why the mods insist on shutting down threads about these android devices in the android section and forcing discussion here
     
  22. morcutt11 macrumors 6502

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    Perhaps there is no justification for you. However, others of us liked and purchased the phone.
     
  23. yanksfan114 macrumors 6502

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    The only major space being taken up inside the iPhone 7 is the Taptic Engine. I guess they could fit another 1100mAh by not having that in there.
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    This phone is so impressive. I think they might honestly get some traction since they have every major American LTE band in there and its cheaper than the other main flagships. Wonder if it's possible to put a custom ROM on here. Stock running on this would be unbelievable.
     
  24. morcutt11 macrumors 6502

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    None of your support, quality, water-resistant, etc. points are applicable to the iPhone. If you're so frustrated with Apple hardware, you may want to look at a different smartphone manufacturer. Why would you pay to move to the iPhone 7 if you perceive it to be the same as the 6+, which you hate? HTC, Google, Samsung, etc. all make great phones (well, except for that Note 7 issue, but that's off the market now).
     
  25. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    Well now we know where all the Note 7 displays went.
     

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