Along with the launching of MIUI 7, Xiaomi also introduced two new smartphones – the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 and a slightly faster Prime version.

It runs on MediaTek’s Helio X10 chipset with eight (8) 64-bit CPU cores all running at 2.0GHz! That’s the same processor as that on the HTC One M9+ and Meizu MX5.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 has a 5.5-inch full HD display that can turn down its brightness to as low as 1cd/m2. This makes it perfect for reading in the dark without straining the eye.

Its Helio X10 chipset comes with a PowerVR G6200 graphics processor and 2GB of RAM. It also has Android Lollipop with MIUI 7 on the software side keeping things running smoothly.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 back
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2’s back side.

A 13MP camera at the back with a Sony image sensor and quick phase detection autofocus takes care of general photography. On the other side is a 5MP snapper for selfies with the usual image enhancements.

There’s 16GB of built-in storage, microSD slot for up to 32GB memory cards and USB OTG for connecting thumb drives.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 infrared remote
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 can function as a remote controller.

It is a dual SIM smartphone with 4G LTE connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS. It also has an infrared blaster enabling it to function as a remote controller.

A 3,060mAh battery powers the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2. Take note that this is completely removable!

Its official price in China is around ₱6,500! That’s insanely low but expect this to cost around ₱8,000 here in the Philippines.


  • 5.5-Inch Full HD IPS Display (1080 x 1920 Pixels, 400 ppi)
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop OS with MIUI 7
  • MediaTek Helio X10 Chipset
  • 2.0GHz Octa Core 64-bit Cortex-A53 CPU
  • PowerVR G6200 GPU
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 13.0 Megapixel Main Camera with Sony Sensor, Phase Detection Autofocus and LED Flash
  • 5.0 Megapixel Front Camera
  • 16GB Internal Storage
  • Expandable Up to 32GB via MicroSD
  • Dual SIM (Micro)
  • 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE and GPRS Networks
  • Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Infrared Support
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • A-GPS with GLONASS
  • MicroUSB 2.0
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • 152.00 x 76.00 x 8.25 mm @ 160 g
  • 3,060mAh Battery (Removable)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 2