Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 teardown: here's what's inside a $125 phone

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 teardown: here's what's inside a $125 phone
Short of a week ago, Xiaomi once again proved that it was one of the key players in the affordable niche of the smartphone market by announcing the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2, a pretty affordable device that packs some pretty solid punch for the price tag. 

We are dealing with a device that boasts MediaTek's powerful Helio X10 chipset, which comes with eight Cortex A53s cores running at up to 2GHz for the 16GB version and 2.2GHz for the 32GB one, respectively; 2GB of RAM, a 5.5" 1080p display, a 3,060mAh battery, and a 13MP rear/5MP front-facing cameras. 

All of this is starting at $125 for the most basic version (in China, that is), but even the best-spec'd one is totally on the affordable  Sounds too good to be true, but totally real - Xiaomi already slung some 800,000 units of the entry-level phone in a 12-hour flash sale that took place in China a few days ago. Whoa. 

Well, the device is certainly going to rattle a few cages with the hard to match bang-for-buck ratio it comes with. As some units of the phone are already out in the wild, it was more than normal for a teardown of the Redmi Note 2 to pop up, giving us a full view of its neatly packed internals.

Check what's inside the exciting low-cost trooper right below!

source: IT168.com via AndroidHeadlines

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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. TheBiz

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 13, 2015

amazing initial impression on this device but iy is npt coming to india

4. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

MediaTek. There are certain patent issues with Xiaomi and Ericsson. Xiaomi can't sell MediaTek devices in India currently.

5. Guaire

Posts: 890; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Perfectly suits for Xiaomi, so they have a good excuse. Otherwise Mi4i would look overpriced.

2. Kame_Hame_Haaaaa

Posts: 360; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

I wonder if motorola gonna re-price the moto X-play?

3. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

They probably will, since they joined back the China market not that long ago, and they're with Lenovo, and Lenovo likes to price their low end phones very cheap like Xiaomi. Come on Moto and Lenovo, JUST DO IT!

6. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Yes the K3 note is a good device. Does everything like a flagship phone and has a very nice display. The only department where the k3 shows it's price's worth is in the camera department where it really disappoints. Would be really I retesting to see how the k3 note compared with the redmi note 2.

7. WallStreet

Posts: 256; Member since: Sep 21, 2014

A test between K3 and redme note 2 would be very interesting and maybe add the zenphone 2?

8. 16262

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 08, 2015

So at the end this phone does not have a Samsung camera sensor as stated in the review, but one made by a Chinese manufacturer named O-Film which i think is the reason for average picture quality.

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