Xiaomi Mi Note is the latest flagship offering of the Chinese giant to compete against the likes of the Galaxy Note 4 and the iPhone 6 Plus. Today's release ended the speculations about the device's internals which has been teased by the company these past few days. For those who are thrilled about the power that this device could bring to the table, join us as we take a good look at this new offering.
Display and Construction
Xiaomi compared the Mi Note to the iPhone 6 Plus. It states that their offering boasts a bigger display at 5.7-inch, 0.15-millimeter thinner at 6.95-millimeter and 11-gram lighter.
The Mi Note's display is rated at 1080p full HD resolution (with 386 ppi) and is manufactured by Sharp/JDI. The device's front panel is protected by a 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass while its rear panel is treated by a 3D curved Gorilla Glass which makes it shatter and scratch resistant.
On the processor front, the new Chinese flagship packs a Snapdragon 801 chipset with 2.5-gigahertz CPU and Adreno 330 GPU. The SoC is also paired with a 3GB of RAM and 16 or 64GB of internal memory. The device also supports dual-SIM cards which is of course 4G LTE capable.
Camera-wise, the Xiaomi Mi Note features a 13-megapixel rear sensor which is technically a Sony IMX214 with f/2.0 aperture. The rear camera uses 6-element lens and is accompanied by a Philips 2-tone flash.
The front snapper is treated with a 4-megapixel sensor with 2-micron size per pixel. It is somewhat similar to the Ultrapixel technology from the HTC One M7. Both front and back are capable of Optical Image Stabilization.
Hi-Fi Audio System
The Xiaomi Mi Note also packs a Hi-Fi audio system with a 24-bit/192KHz lossless playback support. It could play numerous audio formats other than MP3 alone.
Battery and Software
Other specs include the 3000 mAh Sony/LG Li-ion battery and of course, it runs with Android underneath the MIUI 6.
The Xiaomi Mi Note will hit China with USD 370 pricetag for 16GB and USD 451 pricetag for 64GB model.
Xiaomi Mi Note Specs
155.1 x 77.6 x 6.95mm at 161g
5.7-inch Sharp/JDI Full-HD display, 1920×1080 with 386ppi
2.5D (front), 3D (back) Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
2.5-gigahertz quad-core CPU
Adreno 330 GPU
16GB/32GB internal storage
Dual-SIM (micro-SIM and nano-SIM card)
13-megapixel AF rear camera with Phillips 2-Tone Flash and OIS
Sony IMX214 Image Sensor, f/2.0 lens aperture, OIS
4-megapixel front camera with 2-micron pixels
GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS
USB OTG Support
3.5mm Audio Jack
Ambient Light Sensor
Android 4.4 KitKat (?) with MIUI 6.0
3000 mAh Sony/LG Li-Ion battery
USD 371 (approx. Php 16,300)