Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 seemingly survives drop and water tests

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 seemingly survives drop and water tests
Announced by Xiaomi earlier in August, the Redmi Note 2 is an upper-mid-range smartphone that's sold at an incredibly low price. Although it's officially available only in China (at least for now), you can pre-order the Redmi Note 2 from almost anywhere in the world via third-party retailers, though you'll have to pay a bit more for it ($160 for the 16 GB variant, and $210 for the 32 GB one).

Despite its low price, the Redmi Note 2 seems to be a well made device. Or at least that's what a drop test video - embedded below - suggests. The video also shows how the new Redmi Note survives being dunked in water for a few seconds. Of course, the handset is not water-resistant (Xiaomi didn't announce anything about this), so you should definitely not try this at home. As for the drop test, the smartphone has been dropped on concrete from 1.5 meters and 1.8 meters, and seems to have survived without noticeable damage.

In case you don't know yet, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 is powered by a 64-bit, octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 processor clocked at 2.2 GHz, and sports a 5.5-inch 1080p IPS display. The handset runs Android Lollipop customized with Xiaomi's MIUI 7, further featuring a 13 MP rear camera, a 5 MP front-facing camera, 2 GB of RAM, microSD card support, and a 3060 mAh battery.

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Redmi Note 2
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek Helio X10, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 3060 mAh(11.5h 3G talk time)



1. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

This seems to be the best mid-range device so far. Great specs for a great price.

2. carlemillward unregistered

Drop it face first on the glass, then we see if it survives. What is heavy water by the way?

3. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Cheapest phone on planet with phase detection. Solid CPU, good camera, more than ok screen. Seriously is Xiaomi loosing money on this phone? I just cant figure out how its priced so low even compared ot other low priced Chinese phones

5. coldspring22

Posts: 349; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Yes Remi Note 2 is amazing deal, but so is Lenovo K3 Note and Meizu m2 Note, which already launched a while back. Original Redmi Note was getting long on the tooth and finally Xiaomi responded to competition by improving Redmi note line. With sub $200 phones improving so fast, soon there would be no reason to buy flagship phones for most people.

7. MTT84

Posts: 50; Member since: Sep 20, 2014

They are using a Chinese domestic brand called Pegasus for the screen, battery is also from a Chinese company. Camera is decent, fast PDAF, but the output of the images are still behind a Sony imx214 camera phone for example from the mi4i phone. Some Chinese users complained about yellowish screen, fast power drainage and there are still quite some bugs in the OS.

4. Loveneesh

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

Please don't make Indian version with sd615. you should make it with sd620 and this becomes best budget phone of the year.

8. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

Not a reasonable request imho. True that India may deserve better than SD615 but there's not even enough SD620 phones >announced> from more established and major players, let alone to ask from Xiaomi's dependence on pure volume success for them to secure said part's orders in advance.

6. Memo214

Posts: 17; Member since: Apr 12, 2013

Any battery benchmarks for this phone?

9. balamurugan.v

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

I will not recommend this mobile because 1) battery backup is not good 2) application are consuming more ram 3) white color is not showing properly, it is showing dim white 4) loud speaker volume is less 5) camera quality is not good

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