Can the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro phablet play with the big boys - the iPhone 6 Plus & Samsung Galaxy Note 4?

Can the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro phablet play with the big boys - the iPhone 6 Plus & Samsung Galaxy Note 4?
The Xiaomi Mi Note Pro comes fresh out of the oven, carrying a spec sheet that makes it the most formidable phablet coming out of planet China. It features a 5.7-inch 1440x2560 resolution panel from JDI display, which boils down to an impressive 515ppi pixel density. It is powered by the edge-cutting 64-bit Snapdragon 810 chipset paired with a large, and appropriate 4 GB of fast LPDDR 4 RAM. 

The superphone performance is complete with enhanced Hi-fi audio capabilities serviced by a dedicated ESS ES9018K2M sound chip that works in tandem with two OPA1612 amp chips from Texas Instruments. The Sony 13MP rear camera and the 4MP UltraPixel camera on the front handle the camera department. The design is brilliant too - the aluminium phablet is thinner, lighter, and shorter than the iPhone 6 Plus while packing more hardware and a bigger screen.

As a whole, the Mi Note Pro is a very serious device that represents a powerful statement from Xiaomi - no longer merely about producing its "cheapium" phones, the Chinese success story continues writing itself by going after the high-end market segment where screaming hardware and exorbitant prices are the rule. This is where the Apple iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 - the hottest phablets of our time - reside. Do you think the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro has what it takes to claim a spot in the champion's league?

Can the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro phablet play with the big boys - the iPhone 6 Plus & Samsung Galaxy Note 4?

Yes, the Mi Note Pro rivals Apple and Samsung's offerings
75.9%
No, there's still something missing from Xiaomi's phablet
24.1%

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Mi Note Pro
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 4 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh

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70 Comments

1. Cyagocaliz unregistered

As long as they keep steeling the designs from Apple products, they can't match with iPhone!

3. Youraveragejoe

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

How is this a steal from Apple? Samsung made the first Phablet remember? Isheep

20. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Of course it requires a state-of-the-art tech to attach a big screen.

53. bambamboogy02

Posts: 834; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

To do it properly, yes it does require state of the art tech. To not have a giant sized phone, example Iphone 6+. The screen to body ratio needs to better.

42. nodes

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

so, you are saying that every phone steals from the FIRST phone? and every smartphone steals from the FIRST smartphone? SMH.

45. idroidsht

Posts: 43; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

SIZE IS NOT DESIGN. Design is like the "Square and Rounded(?)" icons Apple patented long time ago in the US and elsewhere which copycat companies like xioami and the likes STEAL. Now go tell samsung to patent size. Inch? Meter? Kilometer? Mile? Anyone??

52. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Apple stole their UI design from MIUI. Apple stole their tablet and phone design from other too. Who started the large phone category? It wasn't Apple. Remember, you all hated big phones and agreed with Steve that 3.5 is perfect. Now after waiting 4 years for a big phone that was available with every other OEM, you all want to join the bandwagon and now its all cool. Such hypocrites.

56. bambamboogy02

Posts: 834; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

It's absurd that they have a patent on rounded icons. Really, like it's the hard to curve the edges instead of having them squared off. I can agree to a patent to a more complicated Icon shape that needs to have a special method to design and configure, but not to something a 3 year old could draw.

4. Publicglutton

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Of course Apple have never stolen any designs or ideas from anyone....right.....

9. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

I can see that he's a Sony fanboy, but he's an Apple paid shill as well. He should really stop forcing himself to troll on Xiaomi articles just because of the 10 cents part time salary.

17. Cyagocaliz unregistered

Nice joke dude! +1

18. solaris2k

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 08, 2014

does sony pay you?

21. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Good question, the answer is no. If I'm paid by Sony, I would troll like an idiot and bash other phones that isn't from Sony. I'm a Sony fan and a techie, I didn't take any money to be here.

7. MaryPoopins

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

I like how you've spammed all the Xiaomi news with your iSheep opinions like they matter. Well done. Keep going !!!

8. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

It doesn't even look like an iPhone, you dumb. At least this looks way better than the bland and boring iPhone 6 Plus and comes with a good price. Poor sheep still can't find his iHay yet. Smh.

27. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

butthurt naive iBoy crying after being left out by miles behind.

31. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Steel? Previous model yes. This Mi Note? No... not a single Apple iPhone look. It is far elegance look than Apple iPhone.

37. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Get a life. #AppleFanBOY

70. majedlutfi

Posts: 38; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

If the copy is better than the original phone itself, I would like to buy the copy.

2. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

Capacitive buttons should be removed unless used in a samsung device, they make a device look ugly af

54. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

That's your opinion. The cool thing about such is when you are using them they disappear, you know like how Steve Jobs raved about when you don't need a keyboard it just disappears? Same thing. When you don't need them you don't see them, unlike physical buttons.

5. MahmoudHamsharii

Posts: 70; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

I don't understand how people wondered for a phone consists of all the best of every other phone and when it comes they call it a "Copy".

12. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

It's pretty simple, some Apple fanboys are insecure, that's all. What's worse is that some are Apple paid shills that bash phones that are better than the iPhone, and that's why Xiaomi is the main target. Xiaomi is better than Apple, I mean it.

14. MahmoudHamsharii

Posts: 70; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Couldn't agree more!

6. wilsong17 unregistered

Bro note 4 has no competition

23. mostafawael.1998

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

i guess now it has a competition, S810 + 4 GB RAM is tremendously smokin' fast!!!

55. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yet it doesn't have the capabilities of the Note with split screen apps, wacom stylus and apps to go with the stylus too. There is more to size than just size. Specs mean nothing if you cant use them. You may a well be driving a Porsche in traffic

59. FreeDraickin

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

Totally agree.... The only phablet which is going to rival the note 4 is the note 5....specs don't mean anything if they are not used +I'm not really sure about this SD810... overheating issues point towards a half-baked SoC...

62. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

First car analogy that works.. +1

26. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

4gb ram alone can easily kill it

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