Xiaomi the popular Chinese smartphone maker has announced the launch of its new Android running smartphone named as Xiaomi Redmi Note 2. It is the successor of last years announcement Redmi Note. The predecessor has been a success for the company. Even in India, Xiaomi tasted the success with the original Redmi Note phone. Now that the successor is here, we will be having a look at the difference between these devices in our Xiaomi Redmi Note vs Redmi Note 2 comparison.
Xiaomi Redmi Note vs Redmi Note 2 : Full One to One Comparison
Starting with the design language of these devices, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 definitely looks better than the Redmi Note with new funky colors and perfect round edges. The Redmi Note 2 measures 8.25 mm thick and weighs around 160 grams, which is lighter and slimmer than its predecessor.
Both the smartphones feature a 5.5-inch display, but the Redmi Note 2 comes with a full HD display compared to the HD resolution display of original note. The Redmi Note 2 has been powered by a 2GHz Octa-core MediaTek Helio processor, whereas the Remi Note was powered by a 1.7GHz MediaTek Octa-core processor.
The processing power has been backed by a 2GB of DDR3 RAM on both the devices. However, the successor comes with 16 GB / 32GB of internal storage option, whereas the Redmi Note was only available with 8GB of internal storage. Of course you can use micro SD card slot to expand the memory on both the phones.
Both the smartphones have dual SIM functionality, but the Redmi Note 2 runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop OS compared to the Android 4.4 KitKat OS in the Redmi Note.
At the camera front, the Redmi Note 2 comes with 13Megapixel of rear camera with Samsung Omni vision, 5p Lense, f/2.2 aperture, 78-degree wide-angle lens, full HD video recording and LED flash. At the front there is 5 MP shooter for selfie and video calling needs. Specs-wise you will not feel any difference in the camera department as both look identical on the paper. However, you can expect the difference in the performance.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 definitely has an edge over Redmi Note when it comes to connectivity features. Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 comes with inbuilt 4G LTE service, whereas the Redmi Note had only 3G HSPA+ connectivity. Though, Xiaomi launched, Redmi Note 4G later, but that’s a different device altogether. Other connectivity features on the phone includes, 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n. Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, GLONASS and micro USB port. There is an infrared sensor in the new Redmi Note 2, which wasn’t available on Redmi Note.
Surprisingly the Redmi Note had a better battery capacity at 3100 mAh whereas the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 comes with a 3060 mAh battery to keep its lights on. Even though the difference isn’t much in terms of number, you can see the difference when it comes to real-time performance.
Price: The Xiaomi Redmi Note was priced at Rs 8999 for the 8GB variant. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 is not yet available in India, but the phone is expected to be priced at Rs 9000 approx for the 16GB variant. The successor indeed looks promising, if Xiaomi can price it well, then it indeed worth to be called as the successor.