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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