Chinese phone manufacturer Xiaomi, which has steadily grown to show itself as a worthy challenger to business leaders Apple and Samsung, has launched its newest product, the Xiaomi Mi Note.
Xiaomi here has done a good deal of watching and learning, and still have not completely outgrown the copycat phase. But they do haven’t one, but 2 flagship phablets that appear capable of challenging the massive guys. At this time, we meet the Xiaomi Mi Note, the 1st of the 2 to make it to the market.
The Xiaomi Mi Note Pro is the upper-end version of the corporate’s Xiaomi Mi Note. Equipped with the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processor, the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro is on a monitor to be one of the most highly effective flagships to date.
The Xiaomi Mi Note Pro will be considered the bigger brother of its namesake, however, that’s true mostly when it comes to the specs, with things remaining largely identical in terms of the physical look and build quality. The Xiaomi Mi Note Pro features the identical metallic and glass construction, with a 2.5D glass up front and its light curves along the edges, and the 3D glass on the back, that brings with it a extra pronounced curve along the left and right sides. All of that is held together by a metallic frame with chamfered edges. Probably the most noticeable difference in terms of design has to do with the metallic frame, which has been treated with a gold finish, in comparison with the silver finish of the Xiaomi Mi Note. The ring around the camera and the Mi logo are additionally coming with the matching gold colour. The design is n0t overly flashy, and total, the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro is an attractive, elegant looking device, that also feels great within the hand.
The Xiaomi Mi Note Pro features a 5.7-inch QHD IPS display screen, 515ppi (pixels per inch) sandwiched underneath Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3. We talked about that the Xiaomi Mi Note has a worse display compared to the Apple iPhone 6, the identical is not true with its bigger and badder brother, the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro. The QHD display screen is shiny, crisp and vivid, has wonderful colour reproduction and has an overall sharper image in comparison with the lower-end model.
Xiaomi Mi Note pro features a 13 MP camera, equipped with a dual-tone LED flash. The sensor is also enhanced by optical image stabilisation, which is supposed to with low mild photography.
The camera interface is fairly easy though it has certainly modified since MIUI v.5. Now you’ve three panes – the default one shows the viewfinder with a virtual camera, flash trigger and front camera key. Slide to the highest plane and you will get an alternative of 12 filters with live previews. A slide to the underside hides the advanced modes similar to Panorama, Refocus, Delay Shutter, Highlight tones, Hand-hand twilight, and Manual.
The HDR switch is now placed subsequent to the virtual camera shutter and gives Live HDR, Auto HDR, Normal and Off modes.
The Xiaomi Mi Note Pro is among the first phones from Xiaomi to run Google’s latest OS, Android 5.0. Similar to its other siblings, the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro runs MIUI on top of Android – MIUI 6 in this case. MIUI V6 is fairly stable and simple to make use of especially if you just made the jump from IOS.
Speaking of, Xiaomi has put a 3,090 mAh battery contained in the Mi Note, a strong sufficient unit for a 5.7″ device. We ran our battery test with one SIM and two SIM cards active. The single-SIM Xiaomi Mi Note Pro scored a 56h rating, which means you may count 2 full days.
- OS: Android 5.1
- Body: 155.1 x 77.6 x 7 mm
- Weight: 161 g
- Display: 1440 x 2560 pixels, 5.7 inch
- Memory: 64 GB internal, no expandable, 4 GB RAM
- Processor: Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810
- Camera: 13 MP, 4 MP secondary
- Battery: 3,090 mAh
The Xiaomi Mi Note Pro has a clear purpose: present flagship-worthy efficiency at an affordable price. We expect they nailed the execution however the 64GB model carries a hefty price tag – by no means extreme for what the phablet actually gives but steeper than usual for Xiaomi.
That is still an excellent 100 euro less than what a 16GB Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will run you in Europe, however, the premium is easily justified by the extra software options, the extra reliable OS updates, the right after-market support and the microSD slot. And that is earlier than you even start considering the S Pen.