Xiaomi Redmi Note- Technical specifications, price, availability, accessories, comparison and review

The all new Redmi Note is a very featured handset at very low price. Read about the top specs of Xiaomi Redmi Note, its price, availability, accessories and smartphones that are getting compared with it. Also read where and when can one buy the Note?

Xiaomi has announced its Redmi Note at an affordable price. It is a big, powerful and cheap handset and would likely hit the market today (read under "Availability" heading).

Xiaomi Redmi Note smartphone

Technical Specifications

The operating system used by Xiaomi Redmi Note is Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The Mediatek MT6592 SoC (System on Chip) integrates many hardware components including ARM Cortex–A7 CPU with 8 cores and 1.7GHz frequency, Arm Mali-450 MP4 GPU with 4 cores and 400MHz frequency, and a 2GB RAM.

The length, width and thickness of the device is 15.4x7.87x0.95cm respectively. With only 199g (7.02 oz) of weight, Redmi Note doesn't make one feel uncomfortable while keeping it in hand or pocket. Moreover, the device is available in 6 attractive colors viz. White, Grey, Black, Pink, Cyan and Blue.

Xiaomi Redmi Note is characterized by its 5.5 inch IPS capacitive touchscreen with an HD resolution of 720x1280 pixels and 104 ppcm (pixel per cm) density. The screen has a color depth or bit depth of 34 pixels. Some other features and functions of its display are multi-touch and Corning Gorilla Glass 2.

The device boasts a 13 MP primary camera which uses a Q13S01B SUNNY N1404 sensor model of type CMOS BSI (backside illusion). The maximum resolution available for capturing an image or shooting a video is 4128 x 3096 pixels and 1920 x 1080 pixels respectively. Other features of the primary camera of Redmi Note are autofocus, LED flash, Continuous shooting, digital image stabilization, geo-tagging, HDR, touch focus, face detection, white balance settings, ISO settings, scene mode and 28mm focal length. Redmi Note also boasts a 5MP secondary camera. The maximum resolution available for capturing an image or shooting a video with this camera is 2592 x 1944 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels respectively.

Redmi Note has an internal storage of 8GB but can be expanded further by using microSD, microSDHC or microSDXC. However the device doesn't come in memory variant models other than an 8GB one.
The number of SIM cards supported by the device is 2. So, Redmi Note is a dual SIM Note. Other connectivity options of it include Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi direct, emerging saving Bluetooth 4.0 with Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), micro USB 2.0 (for charging, mass storage and On-The-Go purposes) and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Some important connectivity technologies that are supported by the device include computer sync, OTA sync, DLNA and tethering.

To make the above specs live, Xiaomi Redmi Note is powered by a 3200 mAh Li-Polymer battery. The battery is removable.

Specs overview

The paragraphs under the "Technical Specification" heading would tell you about the specs of Xiaomi Redmi Note in detail. But if you're looking for non-detailed key specs of the device, find them very below:

1. Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 OS
2. 1.7 GHz Mediatek MT6592 octa core processor
3. 5.5 inch IPS capacitive touchscreen
4. 2GB RAM
5. 8GB inbuilt storage
6. 13MP rear facing camera
7. 5MP front facing camera
8. Dual SIM compatibility
9. Li-Po 3200 mAh battery

Price, availability and where to buy

Xiaomi Redmi Note is exclusively going to be sold online from today (December 1). Its price in India is Rs 8,999 only.

FlipKart will be leading the deal by opening a special flash sale on Redmi Note, in India especially. Other online stores will get their stocks loaded with Redmi Notes after that. Amazon will be leading the deal across the globe.

Accessories: Best screen guards and covers

Xiaomi Redmi Note smartphone best covers and screen guards

Redmi Note is going to rock the market with its high-end configuration at low price. Redmi Note accessories like screen guards and flip covers are already in stock with some top online stores.

You can buy the Amzer 97248 screen guard or Chevron Rednt super clear screen guard for Xiaomi Redmi Note before having the real handset in your hand at FlipKart and Amazon. You can also buy the Veegee AG18T88 Pack of 2 Anti Shock Impact Resistance screen guard for the handset from FlipKart.

You can buy the nCase, OSR, Garmor, Vava, Pudini, Nillkin, Koloredge, Amaze, MOFI, Cubix Starz, Fuson, DMG, Karpine, iAccy and many more flip covers for Redmi Note from the two stores.

Comparison with other phones

The smartphones mostly being compared with Xiaomi Redmi Note include Alcatel OneTouch Flash, Lenovo K900, Zopo ZP980 Ultimate, UMI Zero, THL 5000, Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen), Miromax Canvas Knight A350, Asus ZenFone 5, Asus ZenFone 5 A500KL, Asus ZenFone 5 A502CG and Elephone P3000, based on price range under Rs 10,000.

With a very high overall configuration at very low price, Redmi Note has become a tough rival to any handset under 10K and even 15K.


This was all about the all new Xiaomi Redmi Note. Please share your feedback as I would be glad if it adds more value to the article.

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