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 2||Samsung Galaxy Note7|
|5.7-inch OLED display||5.7-inch Curved Super AMOLED Quad-HD display, 534ppi|
|TBA||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|2.35GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 quad-core CPU||2.3GHz Samsung Exynos 8890 octa-core CPU|
|Adreno 530 GPU||Mali T880 MP12 GPU|
|4GB / 6GB RAM||4GB RAM|
|128GB UFS 2.0||64GB 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 Video||12MP Dual Pixel rear camera dual-tone, dual LED flash, f/1.7 aperture|
|8MP IMX268 Exmor RS front camera, f/2.0||5 megapixel front-facing camera with f/1.7 aperture|
|Dual SIM||Dual SIM (hybrid)|
|4G LTE||4G LTE|
|WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth 4.2||Bluetooth 4.2|
|USB Type-C||USB Type C|
|Fast Wireless Charging|
|HD AQSTIC sound technology, 192KHz/24-bit||Heart-Rate Sensor|
|MIUI 8 (Android Marshmallow)||Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with TouchWiz|
|4,070mAh battery w/ Quick Charge 3.0||3,500mAh battery capacity|
|156.2 x 77.3 x 7.6 mm||153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9mm|
|166 g||169 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
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.