Mar 20, 2014 the VP, Xiaomi Global @Hugo Barra have post a information about Xiaomi redmi note spec :
– Octa-core MTK6592 chipset
– Two configurations — 1.4GHz/1GB and 1.7GHz/2GB
– 5.5" 720p IPS display with full lamination TP
– Dual-SIM, dual-standby
– 3200mAh battery
– 13MP back / 5MP front camera
Xiami redmi note in Nextbuying $226.98
"This Redmi Note is super cheap and a great phone, I plan to get one as my second phone. They will be available to the USA any time now." – Chris
"Thank you , Nextbuying.com, For the short amount of time I got to use my new Xiaomi Redmi note, it was pretty cool. Very loud speakers, display looks great, heavy games played nicely" – Steve
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In short I find their built quality hard to fault. The back of my Hongmi is plastic but it does not flexes nor squeaks, the front is unadorned but it's made entirely of reinforced glass, the buttons on the side are also plastic but they don't wiggle like some phones do either. In short I likened them to the built quality of a VW Golf, they may not be lavishly built like Bentleys but everything fits like they supposed to.
They use the logo and everything but this would be the first time I've heard from an Xiaomi branch office outside of China. Seems like just a distributor which is still great!
The build quality is great, the cameras are better than the ones Samsung was using for their Galaxy Note 2 and the MediaTek SoC is in terms of performance per watt even more competitive than a Snapdragon 800. Premium doesn't mean it has to be the fastest or the one with the highest screen resolution.
There is a reason why Xiaomi is so successful in Mainland China and there is also a reason why Samsung and Google are ruling globally.