Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs. Xiaomi Redmi Note 2: A battle of Phablet

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Five years ago, smartphones were released in small sizes which would fit in hands, but nowadays big sized smartphones are a thing. Smartphone makers are producing phablet devices that have a larger display. Samsung?s Galaxy Note 5 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 sports a bigger display so both devices would be pitted against each other giving great performance along with the larger display.


Xiaomi?s Redmi Note 2 weighs just 160 grams and measures 152x76x8.3mm with a plastic build. The device comes with a removable back cover and removable battery. Samsung Galaxy Note 5 weighs 171 grams and measures 153.2×76.1×7.6mm, with glass back and metal frame build.

However, in terms of thinness, Galaxy Note 5 wins.


Redmi Note 2 sports an IPS LCD display measuring 5.5-inch with a resolution of 1920?1080 pixels. Galaxy Note 5 has a bigger screen with super AMOLED display of 5.7-inches. The display carries a resolution of 2560?1440 pixels protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4.

Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 is powered by a Mediatek MT6795 Helio X10 chipset paired with octa-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 2.2GHz. Under the hood includes a PowerVR G6200 graphics card and 2GB of RAM. Whereas an Exynos 7420 chipset is incorporated in Galaxy Note 5 which houses two processors-a quad-core Cortex A57 processor clocked at 2.1GHz and a quad-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1.5GHz. The device also includes a Mali-T760MP8 graphics card paired with 4GB of RAM.


With an internal storage of 32GB, Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 supports external memory expansion via microSD card (up to 32GB). On the contrary, the Galaxy Note 5 comes in three storage models -32GB, 64GB, and 128GB. However, these devices don?t support external storage expansion.


On the rear side of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2, lies a 13MP camera with LED flash. Features like geo-tagging, touch focus, HD, smile/face detection and panorama are included. A 5MP secondary camera is found on the front side.

The Galaxy Note 5 bears a 16MP primary camera and LED flash that is better than Redmi Note 2. The handset is full of features like autofocus, OIS, HDR, panorama, smile/face detection/geo-tagging along with a 5MP secondary camera.


The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 is shipped with a 3060 mAh battery, which is removable while Galaxy Note 5 houses battery of 3000 mAh, which cannot be replaced.

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