The newly launched Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 is reportedly selling like hot cakes in China, where a record breaking 800,000 units were sold in the 12-hour sale. But, it is still not known as to when the device will enter India.
Xiaomi entered India with a bang through its Redmi 1s and followed up with a series of devices, but the scenario is different now with many budget devices, including Meizu M2 Note and Lenovo K3 Note available in the market. So, it is obvious that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 have to fight for its place when it is launched in India.
The 16 GB Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 is priced at 799 RMB (around $125 / €112 / Rs 8,090), and the 16 GB at 899 RMB (around $140 / €126 / Rs 9,100). Its price in India hasn't been revealed, but it is most likely to take on devices like Meizu M2 Note and Lenovo K3 Note that cost Rs 9,999.
Here is specification comparison of Xiaomi Redmi Note 2, Meizu M2 Note and Lenovo K3 Note to help you buy the device that best serves your needs:
Display: All the devices -- Meizu M2 Note, Lenovo K3 Note and Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 -- sport a 5.5-inch screen with 1080 x 1920 pixels (401 ppi pixel density).
Processor: Powered by Mediatek MT6795 processor, Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 scores over Meizu M2 Note Mediatek MT6753, and Lenovo K3 Note Mediatek MT6752.
Operating System: All the devices -- Xiaomi Redmi Note 2, Lenovo K3 Note and Meizu M2 Note -- run on Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Memory: Meizu M2 Note scores over its rivals in terms of storage. It comes packed with 16/32 GB internal memory, expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card and 2 GB RAM, while Lenovo K3 Note has a 16 GB internal memory expandable up to 32 GB and 2 GB RAM. On the other hand, Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 has 16 GB internal memory (no microSD card slot) and 2 GB RAM.
Camera: All the devices have 13 MP main camera and 5 MP front snapper.
Battery: Meizu M2 Note leads the pack with 3100 mAh battery, followed by 3060 mAh in Xiaomi Redmi Note 2, and 3000 mAh in Lenovo K3 Note.
Conclusion: The devices share a few similar specifications like screen size and resolution, operating system and camera. However, Meizu M2 Note enjoys a slight edge over Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 and Lenovo K3 Note with superior storage and battery.