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Specs Comparison: Xiaomi Mi Note 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note7

With the Samsung Galaxy Note7 out of the game, brands are now flaunting their devices to fill the void of the popular phablet has left in the market, one of them is the Xiaomi Mi Note 2. Like the Galaxy Note7, the Mi Note 2 also features a 5.7-inch screen with dual curved edges on the front and back. That said, is the Mi Note 2 a worthy Galaxy Note7 alternative? Let’s find out.


Xiaomi Mi Note 2Samsung Galaxy Note7
5.7-inch OLED display5.7-inch Curved Super AMOLED Quad-HD display, 534ppi
TBACorning Gorilla Glass 5
2.35GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 quad-core CPU2.3GHz Samsung Exynos 8890 octa-core CPU
Adreno 530 GPUMali T880 MP12 GPU
128GB UFS 2.064GB UFS 2.0
Expandable up to 256GB via microSD (uses SIM 2 slot)
22.56MP IMX318 Exmor RS PDAF rear camera, f/2.0, EIS, 3-axis gyro, 4K Video12MP Dual Pixel rear camera dual-tone, dual LED flash, f/1.7 aperture
8MP IMX268 Exmor RS front camera, f/2.05 megapixel front-facing camera with f/1.7 aperture
Dual SIMDual SIM (hybrid)
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/acWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.2Bluetooth 4.2
USB Type-CUSB Type C
Iris Scanner
Fast Wireless Charging
TBAFingerprint scanner
HD AQSTIC sound technology, 192KHz/24-bitHeart-Rate Sensor
IP68 rating
MIUI 8 (Android Marshmallow)Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with TouchWiz
4,070mAh battery w/ Quick Charge 3.03,500mAh battery capacity
156.2 x 77.3 x 7.6 mm153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9mm
166 g169 g

Summary of advantages

Xiaomi Mi Note 2:
* Option for 6GB RAM
* Larger internal storage
* Higher rear camera resolution
* Higher front camera resolution
* HD audio
* Larger battery
* Slightly slimmer and lighter

Samsung Galaxy Note7:
* MicroSD card support
* Iris scanner
* Heart-rate sensor
* IP68 rating
* S-Pen

Based on the summary above, the Mi Note 2 already has a number of advantages over the Galaxy Note7, notably the larger 6GB RAM, internal storage, and battery. It also appeals to those who want high-resolution imaging with its 22.56MP and 8MP cameras, and better audio quality with its HD AQSTIC sound tech.

The Galaxy Note7, on the other hand, has some worthy features absent on the Mi Note 2 like microSD card expansion and IP68 rating. In addition, it has an S-Pen, iris scanner and a heart-rate sensor.

What we can’t conclude yet for the Mi Note 2 is the screen resolution and fingerprint scanner as Xiaomi didn’t openly confirm. But if it’s going to follow the Mi 5s Plus, then our best guess is it’s just Full HD (a plus for the Galaxy Note7’s QHD) and has a fingerprint scanner as well.

What do you guys think? Is the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 enough to satisfy those craving for the discontinued Samsung Galaxy Note7? Let us know in the comments below.

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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4 Responses

  1. It does have a fingerprint scanner integrated with the home button (which I believe uses the same technology as the Mi 5s) and the screen is Full HD. Both details are confirmed at http://en.miui.com/thread-387909-1-1.html

    Also, I think it’s worth noting that the front-facing camera has auto-focus. All the other details are here: http://en.miui.com/thread-392829-1-1.html

  2. Haroro says:

    MOVE ON na sa note7 mo kuya. deads na e. hahahaha

  3. mouse user says:

    Summary of advantages

    Xiaomi Mi Note 2:

    * Can be bought
    * Hasn’t exploded yet

  4. pabs says:

    not good enough, kung sasabog din siya , mas ok na…

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