Redmi Note 2 Unboxing!

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Xiaomi has been selling their budget device over in China like hotcakes literally.  Well, I had to get hands on one of their newer Redmi Note 2 Android smartphones to test it out.

The Redmi Note 2 retails for $125 USD over in China and many places in Asia but I paid $159 from Oppomart.com, which was the lowest price I could find at the time I ordered it.  Prices may be higher for those of you ordering from the States but even at $159, I find this budget Android device pretty amazing.

First, you get a 1080P screen that’s not the brightest in the world but it is crisp and detailed for playing games.  Second,  you get a decent MediaTek 64-bit 2Ghz octa-core processor that can run any of the latest Android games/apps.  And third, the Redmi Note 2 comes with a whopping 3060mAh removable battery (with Quick Charge 2.0 support) along with microSD card slot and dual SIM support (with support for voice/data on both SIMs).  Oh yeah, there’s even an IR blaster for TV remote control.

Heck, this is helluva deal if you ask me.  It’s certainly not the phone I would want to use on a daily basis (as my tastes have been tainted by Note 5 and Moto X Pure) but if you are short on money the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 will let you make phone calls on two different lines, browse the internet, and play all of the latest Android games just fine.

I should have a full review of this budget device but for right now, I can see this is probably the best Android smartphone under $200 this year.  One note though, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 is not compatible with 4G LTE for U.S. AT&T and T-Mobile carriers, you will be bumped down to HSPA+.

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Max Lee is the founder of HighOnAndroid.com. Max makes Android tutorials and review videos for people who want to get high on Android over at his YouTube channel and Korean YouTube channel.