OnePlus X vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 2: All you need to know!

In today’s post, we would like to look at 2 hot devices in mid-range phone category of OnePlus and Xiaomi. One is the newest OnePlus X, just launched a few days ago, and the other is Xiaomi Redmi Note 2, also released not so long ago, in August, 2015 to be specific. Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 is perhaps on the way to Malaysia now while OnePlus X may take more time since it is so new, but will arrive somehow. So, when the days comes, which one would you choose? To help you, we have come up with this comparison 😉 !


Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Specs OnePlus X Specs
Dimensions 152 x 76 x 8.3 mm 140 x 69 x 6.9 mm
Weight 160 g 138 g
Display 5.5-inch 1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi) IPS LCD 5.0-inch 1080 x 1920 pixels (~441 ppi) AMOLED
OS MIUI 7 based on Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop) OxygenOS UI based on Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Processor Mediatek MT6795 octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 / octa-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53 Snapdragon 801
ROM 16 GB – 2 GHz model / 32 GB – 2.2 GHz model 16 GB (expandable up to 128 GB)
Camera Rear: 13 MP, phase detection autofocus, LED flash

Front: 5 MP, 720p

Rear: 13 MP, phase detection autofocus, LED flash

Front: 8 MP

Battery Li-Po 3060 mAh Non-removable Li-Po 2525 mAh
Color White, blue, yellow, pink, mint green Onyx, Ceramic
SIM Dual SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Price 899 Yuan (RM605)  $249 (RM1,070)

1. OnePlus X vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 2: Specsifications

Firstly, it is easy to see that Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 and OnePlus X have the same display resolution, which is Full HD, but different screen size, front camera, and RAM capacity. You can see that the Note 2 is a phablet with 5.5-inch screen while the X is really a smartphone measuring 5.0 inches. If you prefer a device that can allow you to watch movies, play games, view photos, etc. much comfortably, the Note will be awesome. On the contrary, you want something easy to be put in th picket, so it is the X.

Secondly, the OP X has an up to 8MP secondary snapper, which is really a good deal for selfie lovers. Moreover, it has 3GB RAM instead of 2GB RAM of Xiaomi Redmi Note 2. Obviously, OP X is stronger than Note 2 in terms of specs. But about processor, Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 uses a new 64-bit MediaTek MT6795 Helio X10 octa-core Cortex A53 (2.0/2.2GHz) chip that is not so less powerful than the OnePlus X’s Snapdragon 801 2.3GHz chipset. In addition, Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 battery is bigger than OnePlus X, which means you can use it longer.

2. OnePlus X vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 2: Price and Availability

As we mentioned, Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 is likely to be on the way to Malaysia since Xiaomi is going to hold an event in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, 3 November, 2015 and Hugo Barra, Vice President of International for Xiaomi, is likely to be there as well. According to Xiaomi, the Redmi Note 2 16GB ROM plus dual 4G LTE version is priced at 899 CNY (RM605) in China. As a result, we believe the Redmi Note 2 price in MY will not change a lot, perhaps just ranging from RM610 to RM700. Wow, it will become the king of phones under RM750 for sure.

Meanwhile, due to the great package of specs, OnePlus X has a higher price but still super affordable when compared to others in its kind. It is also said that the X will cost set US users $249 (RM1,070) from November 19, 2015. So, we guess this is the hardest part once it comes to buying a new smartphone. Anyhow, if you want a super good and affordable handset, choose OnePlus X. If you want a good and affordable one, choose Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 😀 .

In conclusion, all the things we have been showing you are for your reference. Have you chosen the right one for yourself? Share with us 🙂 !