Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 vs Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime: 5.5″ Phablet vs 4.7″ Smartphone

In this post, we would like to look at 2 budget-friendly Xiaomi devices born in the same house and at the same time (August, 2015): Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 vs Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 SpecsXiaomi Redmi 2 Prime Specs
Dimensions152 x 76 x 8.3 mm134 x 67 x 9 mm
Weight160 g133 g
Display5.5-inch 1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density) IPS LCD4.7-inch 720 x 1280 pixels (~312 ppi pixel density) IPS LCD
OSMIUI 7 based on Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop)MIUI based on Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat)
ProcessorMediatek MT6795 octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 / octa-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
ROM16 GB – 2 GHz model / 32 GB – 2.2 GHz model16 GB (expandable up to 32 GB)
CameraRear: 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, phase detection autofocus, LED flashFront: 5 MP, 720pRear: 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flashFront: 2 MP, 720p
BatteryLi-Po 3060 mAhLi-Po 2200 mAh
SIMDual SIMDual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
ColorWhite, blue, yellow, pink, mint greenWhite, Dark gray
Price About RM950About RM478

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 vs Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime: Now we will look at them in terms of specs and prices 😉 !

xiaomi redmi note 2 vs xiaomi redmi 2 prime

1. Specs: 

We notice that there are quite many differences of the looks and specifications. Though, what are they? Check out the following main points!

Obviously, Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 has a bigger screen with better display solution than Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime (5.5-inch Full HD vs 4.7-inch HD, respectively). It can be due to the typical features of the sub-brands they belong to. If you want a phablet, Redmi Note 2 will be a more suitable choice. On the contrary, you just want a smaller one to put in your pocket, you would like the Redmi 2 Prime.

About processors, they totally sport different chips: one is of the MediaTek and the other is of the Snapdragon. However, the advantage goes to Redmi Note 2 thanks to its octa-core and 2.0+GHz speed, which will make the phone run better. Besides, the battery of Redmi Note is also much larger than that of Redmi 2 Prime (3,060mAh vs 2,200mAh). And as for the camera, with the combo of a 13MP rear and 5MP front snapper, Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 does beat the Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime’s combo of an 8MP and 2MP shooter.

For those important points about the specs, we have to admit that Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 completely beats Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime in this round. Do you agree with us? 

2. Price and Availability

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 has been appeared here with Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 price in Malaysia of around RM950 while Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime has still not been available on our market. Anyhow, because of a more advanced package of specs, the Note 2 has a higher price than its competitor today. Yet, if Redmi 2 Prime is sold in our country, it can become a strong rival among the affordable devices nowadays.

In conclusion, all the things we have shown you above are for your reference. Hope that you can make a good decision and share it with us! 🙂