Last year Xiaomi failed because many customers were not satisfied with the appearance the Mi phones came with. Though there were launched a few great devices in face of the Xiaomi Mi 5S and Mi 5S Plus, people didn’t appreciate the overall activity of the company. The last chance to fix the situation and save the company from a complete collapse was set on the last high-end phone launched in 2016. As you guess, the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 had to come with an impressive hardware and stylish look. Fortunately, it was a right choice to release this handset as a savior. Almost one year has elapsed, but the first dual-curved screen smartphone of Xiaomi is still demanded. It is priced at $287.99 if using the coupon (code: BJnote2HS). The 128GB variant of the phone can be acquired for a discounted price of $389.99 after applying the coupon (code: QQnote2). This is a great offer for a dual-curved phone that also comes with a great camera using a Sony IMX318 sensor at 22.56MP.
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The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 has been launched at the right time. There was only one handset sporting a similar screen, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. As you remember, the Galaxy Note 7 has appeared out of the game. This was one of the main reasons why Samsung refused to provide OLED screens to the Chinese manufacturer. As a result, Xiaomi got curved screens from LG. So we have to write down the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is packed with a 5.7-inch OLED screen with a Full HD resolution supplied by LG. it was risky, but the company did it and won. Those displays are sold at $150 each.
Moreover, this was one of the first devices moving the fingerprint scanner from rear to the front. Unfortunately, none of the company’s partners could provide a new technology allowing to put it under the glass. But Xiaomi brought a new trend to the market. The Home button was used for not only making various operations on it but also for unlocking the phone and making payments.
Before the launch of the Snapdragon 821, the most powerful mobile chip had been considered to be the Snapdragon 821. The Mi Note 2 comes with it. This CPU uses 14nm process node based on FinFET (Fin Field Effect Transistor). The Standard Edition Xiaomi Mi Note 2 also comes with a 4GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM (LPDDR4 + UFS 2.0). There is also a 4070mAh large capacity battery supporting Quick Charge 3.0. So it took 1 hour and 56 minutes to charge fully.
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The 22.56MP camera of the phone comes with a 1/2.6um sensor size, 1 µm pixel size, and f/2.0 aperture. Plus, the focusing speed is 0.03 seconds only. Unfortunately, this camera doesn’t support OIS, but it comes with a three-axis EIS, which means all the anti-shake issues can be solved at the programming level.