Poll results: Redmi Note 2 vs Galaxy A7 vs Meizu M2 Note, which one would you pick?

Poll results: Redmi Note 2 vs Galaxy A7 vs Meizu M2 Note, which one would you pick?
Xiaomi filled the airwaves yesterday with the arrival of its newest value-for-money blockbuster - the Redmi Note 2 - which carries the stunning price of 799 Chinese Yuan for the basic 16 GB version, translating to about $125 without any contract shenanigans.

Xiaomi made its glory on such well-appointed phones that it usually begins to sell near cost, but keeps them longer on the shelf than usual, and turns a profit when component prices start going down with time. The big fly in the ointment this year, however, is that some Chines manufacturers have begun to mimic Xiaomi's strategy, resulting in the $160 Meizu M2 Note that has specs almost similar to the Redmi Note 2, and which we found in our review to be an excellent phone for this price, with one of the longest-lasting batteries in its class, and very good photographic chops.

Throw in a juggernaut like Samsung with its Galaxy A7 that also has very similar specs to those two, but offers a premium design for a higher price, and the fight of the budget 5.5-inchers is getting really bloody. This is why we asked you yesterday which one of those three would you pick, if you were looking for an affordable phone with a large screen. Somewhat unsurprisingly, given the amazing value-for-money ratio, your choice overwhelmingly went to the Redmi Note 2, which offers 0.1s autofocus thanks to its phase detection tech, an IR blaster, and a removable battery. Granted, it is still to prove itself in our reviews and benchmarks, but on paper it seems like the sweetest option indeed, at least until the first real-life usage opinions start pouring in.

Redmi Note 2 vs Galaxy A7 vs Meizu M2 Note: which one would you pick?

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2
Samsung Galaxy A7
Meizu M2 Note



1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Not surprised... I'd take good internals with "plastic" exterior for less than half the price of a certain phone anyway. Not worth spending that much when you can get something much better half the price.

2. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Hope Xiaomi finds a way to launch the Redmi Note 2 Prime in India. Perfect smartphone for Indian needs.....

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Definitely! I was thinking about it yesterday... This phone will sell out in seconds!! Indians, whether most of them know the the benefits of X10 (or most processors for that matter. I still sense most of them compare and evaluate a phone by the clock speed, number of cores in a processor and RAM) will surely grab this without thinking. Only high flyers will go for expensive fruits and numbers. This has got to land in India...are you listening #Xiaomi?

5. olatgf

Posts: 37; Member since: May 02, 2015

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 might not be available in India due to the patent issue with Eriksson.

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