Renders, begone! Real-life pictures of the Xiaomi Mi Note emerge

Renders, begone! Real-life pictures of the Xiaomi Mi Note emerge
So, Xiaomi has finally announced its flagship for 2015, or both of them to be exact. Firstly, we have the Mi Note – the handset whose hardware is very-soon-to-be outdated, at least as far as flagship status goes. The Mi Note is here to offer a more affordable version of its bigger sibling – the second announced handsetMi Note Pro – for those who don't care as much about being on top of the bleeding edge tech of today, but wouldn't mind the pretty looks and quick performance of a well-made handset.

So, we've seen plenty of renders of the new Mi Notes and glared at their rounded edges and curved backs. But nothing beats some real-life pictures to give us a clear image of what the device actually looks like, sans simulated reflections and ever-shiny state. Well, China-based site MyDrivers has been kind enough to post some unboxing photos – weird way to call the set of pictures, as there are no actual pictures of the act of unboxing, nor there are of the package's innards. There are, however, around 25 pictures of the new Mi Note and you can check them out in the gallery below.

She's a beauty – yay or nay?

source: MyDrivers (translated) via Android Headlines

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  • Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek, Octa-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 3200 mAh



2. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Looks nice. They need to change that iOSish look of their MIUI. Rest is fine.

4. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

I would like a AOSP version of this phone

6. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Google Now launcher don't seem to work on top of MIUI...

15. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

I'm using Nova launcher.

19. NightFelix

Posts: 60; Member since: Apr 29, 2013

I do agree with your point that the current MIUI 6 is looks like the flat looking of iOS-ish. But I was so happy using the developer ROM of MIUI 6 on my Xiaomi Mi3 currently.

22. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

So because the icons have rounded corners that makes it look like iOS? I didn't know Apple owned rounded corners. Here is something interesting, Apple lawyers arguing TW UI looks like iOS when it didn't and here is a UI that does and Apple is saying nothing. Could it be because iOS7 is a direct ripoff of MIUI 5?

3. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

I'd prefer black....

20. NightFelix

Posts: 60; Member since: Apr 29, 2013

You don't want the Black as I just watched the hands-on review on Chinese site that the Black One are so much finger print magnet. White would be way better unless you decide to put a case on it.

7. Benoit

Posts: 57; Member since: Oct 16, 2014


8. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014


9. HSN87

Posts: 109; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

why it looks like IOS ????

23. wildfiregt

Posts: 179; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

IOS looks like it

11. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

I won't deny it, it's kinda look like iPhone 5 (even the ui). Only bigger, better and slimmer.

13. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014


14. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Didn't Xiaomi copy the gaps from Note4?

17. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Looks good to me too. Like the tapered edges, metal trim narrows to accommodate it looks well done.

18. A.Adel

Posts: 45; Member since: Sep 01, 2014


21. Denco

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

The chamfered edges and gentle curves around the Xiaomi Note look like those of Galaxy Note 4. The face of the phone and the drilled bottom resemble an iPhone 6. Xiaomi too inspirations from both Apple and Samsung and came up with a premium phone. That's what another Chinese firm did (as reported today) by taking Samsung's TouchWiz and slamming it on an iPhone-like handset.

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