Apple Competitor, Xiaomi, Launches Mi Note

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Smartphone and smart devices company, Xiaomi, just launched their best devices yet, the Mi Note Series

Mi Note has 2 variants, the Mi Note and the Mi Note Pro. Both devices have the same screen size, audio system, camera specs and battery, but differ in processor and RAM.

Let’s talk about the new phones in detail.

The Mi Note’s aluminum body is sandwiched by its 5.7-in curved display and rear frame, which are both made of Corning Gorilla Glass 3. This makes the phone resistant to scratches and shattering without sacrificing form. In a short demo below, Xiaomi demonstrated how durable the phone is. Check out it out; you’ll be surprised the incredible technology Xiaomi’s new flagship phone has.

Mi Note also has an outstanding 2nd generation Sony IMX 214 sensor – 13-megapixel camera with 6-element lens and f.20 aperture with OIS or Optical Image Stabilization. It also has a Philips 2-tone flash so photos would show natural colors just like in the sample image below.

Xiaomi Mi Note Camera Specs


What’s even more interesting was the announcement that the Mi Note – both the vanilla and souped-up version – are capable of playing high resolution/hi-fi audios. This means that you can load up your high-bit rate music into the phone and listen to your heart’s delight. Xiaomi event. They even made a hi-fi headphone with 50mm diaphragm speakers and interchangeable covers (over-ear or on-ear).


In terms of network and connectivity, both Mi Note and Mi Note Pro are dual SIM and dual LTE capable. Mi Note Pro, however, is the only device that has LTE Cat 9 support. You can put 1 micro-SIM and 1 nano-sim in one device. Both also have Bluetooth 4.0, Wifi a/b/g/n/ac and GPS.


Battery-wise, both devices have non-user replaceable 3,000mAh 4.4v battery.

The souped-up Mi Note, the Mi Note Pro, has better specs compared to the former. Note Pro is packed with a 64-bit 8-core processor by Snapdragon (Snapdragon 810) with 4gb LPDDR4 RAM. Its RAM is basically 1.7 times faster compared to the basic Mi Note, which only has 3gb LPDDR3 RAM. In terms of storage, Mi Note Pro only has a 64gb version.

[alert variation=”alert-info”]Mi Note Pro Price: 3000 Yuan or PhP23,760[/alert]

[alert variation=”alert-info”]Mi Note 16gb Price: 2299 Yuan or PhP16,554[/alert]

[alert variation=”alert-info”]Mi Note 64gb Price: 2787 Yuan or PhP23,760[/alert]

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Mi Note:

– 3D curved Gorilla Glass 3 with metal frame
– 5.7” Sharp/JDI Full HD display (95% NTSC, 1400:1 contrast ratio)
– Snapdragon 801 2.5GHz, Adreno 330, 3GB LPDDR3 RAM
– Dual 4G SIM (micro/nano), Dual Standby
– Sony 13MP camera f/2.0, Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS)
– 4MP front camera with large 2-micron pixels
– Hi-Fi audio system, 24-bit/192KHz lossless playback support
– 3000mAh 4.4V lithium-ion battery, Quick Charge 2.0

Mi Note Pro:

– 2560x1440p 2K Sharp/JDI screen, PPI 515
– 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 8-core processor, Adreno 430 GPU
– 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, faster than LPDDR3 by 1.7 times
– 64GB eMMC 5.0 ROM
– Supports LTE CAT 9 with download speed up to 450Mbps



Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.

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