The Mi Note 2 is faster than Google Pixel?

It promises a faster processor, more RAM and an over-the-top camera that doesn’t demand your kidney

As you can tell, we at Stuff India are quite frankly amazed at how Xiaomi cramped up that much hardware power inside the Mi Note 2.

Chinese brands drum loud when it comes to specs on paper but fall flat in naming their products. Their SEO policies are worse than those of a writer (title irony galore).

Let’s come back to the main subject here: The Mi Note 2. The double-sided dual 3D curved glass is framed by 7-series aluminium, adding to the flexible 5.7in OLED display with 77.2% screen-to-body ratio. Usual stuff eh?

Starters aside, the main course of this beefy phone is the Snapdragon 821 at 2.35GHz (that's faster than Google Pixel’s 2.15GHz). The company ain’t shy from boasting about this, as well as the 22.56MP Sony IMX318 super high-res rear camera with f/2.0, 77º wide-angle lens and a hardware level Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) on-board.

Is it a spec runner or a road runner? Well, it does have a 6GB RAM, 128GB UFS 2.0 storage and a 4070mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 feature. Not that we don’t applaud Xiaomi for this phone, but only tests will show how it performs in a real-life scenario.

Knowing Xiaomi, the phone should launch in India soon. Mostly as a single variant of 6GB RAM + 128GB storage, in Piano Black and Glacier Silver colours. We wouldn't be averse to a premium price tag, but only if the performance matches that impressive spec sheet. Fingers crossed.