Could Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 2 be the next dream phone for Android upgraders?

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    Xiaomi Redmi Note 2

    ‘s rapid rise to become one of the world’s top smartphone companies is certainly impressive. Relying on their secret recipe of good specs and low price tag, Xiaomi definitely deserves the ‘king of low cost ‘ title. Xiaomi’s latest offering, Redmi Note 2, once again shows the company’s ability to innovate on its supply chain and component sourcing to produce smartphones with amazing specs at affordable prices.

    The latest Redmi Note 2 is a phalet with a 5.5-inch 1,920 x 1,080 full HD display. It runs on a 64-bit octa core 2GHz MediaTek Helio X10 processor and has 2 GB worth of RAM. Xiaomi also offers options for either 16 or 32 GB of internal storage. Feeling ho-hum reading all these? Get this, the Redmi Note 2 starts at an attractive $175 (RMB799) for the 16 GB model and $198 (RMB899) for the 32GB model.

    Redmi Note 2 is also a 4G dual SIM device that comes with a 13-megapixel rear shooter, 5-megapixel front facing camera and a sizeable 3060 mAh removable battery. The phone runs on Xiaomi’s latest operating system MIUI 7 that is designed on Android 5.1 Lollipop.

    Xiaomi MIUI 7 OS
    Xiaomi’s latest MIUI 7 OS

    Our only gripe is the plastic enclosure for the phone and the build quality. Although it does cheapen the smartphone a bit, all is forgiven with its great features and low price. Available in ice cream colours  like white, black, pink, brown, and light blue, the Redmi Note 2 is currently only sold in China with no word on a global release yet.