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What is the mi Redmi cảnh báo 2?

The latest & greatest phone from the company known as “the táo bị cắn dở of the East”, the xiaomi Redmi note 2 continues the company’s trend of offering impressive specifications at astonishingly low prices. It’s also one of the fastest selling phones of all time, having shifting 1.5 million units in its native trung quốc in the space of a fortnight.

Boasting a 5.5-inch full HD screen, 64-bit Octa-core processor & a 13-megapixel camera supplied by Samsung, the Redmi lưu ý 2 gives the best apk phones out there a serious run for their money – & all for around £125.

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Xiaomi Redmi cảnh báo 2 – design

Compared to the iPhone-like xiaomi Mi4 the Redmi note 2 is a reserved & plain offering, sharing many similarities with its immediate predecessor, the original Redmi Note. It has a two-part construction, with the main body toàn thân of the handset clipping into a plastic shell that covers the removable 3060mAh battery, dual Micro SIM card slots & microSD slot.

The front of the phone is entirely black, save for a trio of red capacitive action buttons which cover the usual multi-tasking, home and back game android functions. The back panel – which comes in a range of colours – is fashioned from matte plastic and is equally sparse, offering up the camera lens, LED flash, “Mi” logo và speaker grille.

Around the edges you’ll find the volume & power buttons on the right-hand side và the 3.5mm headphone jack and IR blaster on the top. The charging socket is on the bottom edge, & uses a squared-off MicroUSB-A connection despite the fact that the charging cable itself has the more common MicroUSB-B connector.


At just over 8mm thick và weighing 160g, the Redmi chú ý 2 is relatively thin và light. The use of plastic gives the phone a less premium feel when compared lớn the likes of the điện thoại htc One M9 and Samsung Galaxy S6.

I noticed that the two-part casing creaks audibly when squeezed, largely because the back panel clips on rather than being permanently secured – this is especially noticeable on the left-hand side of the device. These minor points aside, the Redmi cảnh báo 2 is an unassuming yet attractive handset.

Redmi cảnh báo 2 – Display

The Redmi cảnh báo 2 employs a 5.5-inch IPS LCD panel which boasts a full HD resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. That supplies a px density of 401 ppi, which basically makes it impossible to discern individual pixels without the aid of a magnification glass.

Detail, colour replication & contrast are all excellent, and while the display isn’t as bright and punchy as the AMOLED panels you find on the likes of Samsung’s handsets – and it’s noticeably harder to view in direct sunlight – it’s still impressive, especially on a phone which costs so little.

Xiaomi Redmi lưu ý 2 – Software and Features

For such a modestly-priced phone the Redmi chú ý 2 is packing some amazing specifications. It’s powered by a Helio X10 MediaTek MT6795 64-bit octa-core processor – the same one found in HTC’s One M9 – and comes with 2GB of RAM.

Two storage options are available: 32GB on the Redmi cảnh báo 2 Prime model, which is the one I reviewed & 16GB on the basic edition. A microSD card slot allows you lớn expand the phone’s storage. 4G connectivity is included – something that was missing from some versions of Xiaomi’s flagship Mi4 – & the roomy 3060mAh battery is removable, which will be a massive selling point to lớn those of you who have grown tired of the current trend for sealed units and non-serviceable power cells.

An IR blaster situated on the đứng top of the phone can be used in conjunction with an ứng dụng to control your television phối or audio appliance, & the 13-megapixel Samsung-made rear-facing camera takes amazing photos, supports 1080p video clip recording and boasts a super-fast focus time. One thing that is notably absent is NFC, as xiaomi CEO Lei Jun feels that it isn’t used enough to lớn warrant inclusion in the company’s phones. He could well have a point, but with Apple, Samsung & Google all pushing their own sản phẩm điện thoại payment services this year, we’re likely to lớn see a massive spike of interest in this contactless tech & its uses.

It’s a shame that the Redmi chú ý 2 won’t be along for the ride, but to lớn many buyers it won’t be a major negative. Quick Charging 2.0 – something that was rumoured prior to lớn launch but never confirmed by xiaomi – is also missing. 

In terms of software, the Redmi note 2 is sporting apk 5.0.2 with Xiaomi’s excellent MIUI 7 skin over the top.

While táo apple fans may well point and laugh at how incredibly similar MIUI looks to lớn iOS, everything is buttery smooth – something which cannot always be said of Samsung’s TouchWiz UI, even on the powerful Galaxy S6 – và genuine care has been made to ensure it looks great, with attractive icons & slick animations.

A lot of optimisation is going on under the hood, and Xiaomi issues beta updates lớn the chip core OS on a weekly basis to ensure a constant drip-feed of bug fixes và new features. Potential problems get fixed faster than they would with other handset makers – with the obvious drawback being that issues can be inadvertently introduced as well.

All in all though, I thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent with MIUI 7 & reverting back lớn my traditional day-to-day phone was harder than I expected. One serious drawback to lớn the handset you should be aware of is that, as a Chinese phone intended for Chinese consumers, the standard Redmi lưu ý 2 doesn’t come with English language tư vấn out of the box & lacks Google apps.

The unit I reviewed was flashed with a multi-language ROM – which added Google Play Store support – by the retailer iBuyGou before it was shipped out, so make sure you get the same treatment before ordering or you’ll have lớn learn a new language to use the phone.

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One other to is that the use of the skin will delay how fast the Redmi lưu ý 2 can be upgraded to lớn new versions of game android – like the fast approaching final version of app android M. This is likely why it’s doesn’t even have the latest version of Lollipop on it.