Difference between Redmi 2 and Redmi Note 4G

Key Difference: Redmi 2 is a smartphone with a 4.7 inch display, while Redmi Note 4G is a phablet, a combination of a phone and a table, with a 5.5 inch display.

Chinese phone manufacturer, Xiaomi, is quickly growing in the Indian market as a budget smartphone company. The company has introduced multiple new smartphones and even as a successful fitness band in the Market. Although Xiaomi took form in 2010 and sold it first phone in China in 2011, it has continued to steadily grow in numerous markets around the world. It currently holds its position as world's 4th largest smartphone distributor.

Redmi 2 and Redmi Note 4G are two devices that belong to the company. Redmi 2 is a smartphone, while Redmi Note 4G is a phablet, a combination of a phone and a tablet.

Redmi 2 introduced into the market in the beginning of 2015, quickly became a popular smartphone in the budget phone segment. The phone with a 4.7 inch IPS LCD touchscreen with a spectacular pixel density of 312 ppi, proving a sharp display with crisp colors. According to the company Redmi 2 comes with a, “a fully laminated display which allows pixels to sit close to the glass, so colors pop right off the screen and are less affected by glare.” The screen is also protected against scratches by the AGC Dragontrail Glass.

The phone is paired with an 8 MP rear snapper and a 2MP front camera, with the back camera using a backside illumination (BSI) for great low-light performance at night, while infrared sensor protection improves image quality in sunlight. The phone comes with Beautify, which guess the users age and gender and applies appropriate filters to enhance the selfies. The phone comes with 8 GB internal memory and a memory slot that expands up to 64 GB. It has 1 GB RAM.

Under the hood, the phone comes with a 1.2 GHz Quad-core Snapdragon that runs on a 64-bit architecture, allow applications and the phone to run faster and more smoothly. Redmi 2 comes with Android 4.4.4 (Kitkat) and the company’s MIUI 6.0 user interface. The phone runs on a powerful 2200 mAh Li-Po battery. The phone also has a fast charging system.

In comparison, Redmi Note 4G was an older model that was released in August 2014. The phablet came with a 5.5 inch IPS LCD touchscreen that is not protected against scratches. It offers the same pixels as the Redmi 2, but has a lower ppi of 267, owing to the larger screensize. The phone is also slightly on the heavier side weighing 185 grams.

The phone is paired with a 13 MP HD camera as the primary camera and a 5 MP front camera. The cameras comes with af/2.2, 28 mm wide-angle lens lets you capture more with each shot. The phone runs on a powerful 1.6 GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 400, with Android 4.4.2 KitKat and MIUI 5.0. It has a 8 GB internal memory and expandable card slot with 2 GB RAM. The phone is powered by Li-Po 3100 mAh battery, powerful enough to run for 38 hours without a charge.

Comparison between Redmi 2 and Redmi Note 4G:

 

Redmi 2

Redmi Note 4G

Launch Date

January 2015

August 2014

Company

Xiaomi

Xiaomi

Size

134 x 67.2 x 9.4 mm

154 x 78.7 x 9.5 mm

Display

4.7 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen

5.5 inchesIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen

Screen Resolution

720 x 1280 pixels

720 x 1280 pixels

PPI

312 ppi pixel density

267 ppi pixel density

Protection

AGC Dragontrail glass

N/A

Weight

133 g

185 g

4G Compatible

Yes

Yes

GUI

MIUI 6.0

MIUI 5.0

CPU speed

1.2 GHzQuad-coreCortex-A53

1.6 GHzQuad-core Cortex-A7

GPU

Adreno 306

Adreno 305

OS

Android OS v4.4.4 (KitKat)

Android OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.4.2 (KitKat)

Chipset

Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410

Qualcomm MSM8928 Snapdragon 400

RAM

1 GB

2 GB

SIM Size

Micro-SIM

Micro-SIM

Dual SIM

Yes

No

Internal Memory

8 GB

8 GB

Expandable Memory

Up to 32 GB

Up to 64 GB

Sensors

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Connectivity

2G, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, USB, USB OTG

2G, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, USB

Data

GPRS, EDGE

GPRS, EDGE

Speed

HSPA, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps

HSPA, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, LE

Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP, LE

USB

microUSB v2.0, USB Host

microUSB v2.0, USB Host

Primary Camera

8 MP 3264 x 2448 pixels

13 MP4128 x 3096 pixels

Secondary Camera

2 MP 720 pixels

5 MP 720 pixels

Video

[email protected]

[email protected]

Camera Features

autofocus, LED flash, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR

autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR

Sound Enhancement

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Audio supported formats

MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player

MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player

Video supported formats

MP4/H.264 player

MP4/H.264 player

Battery Capacity

Li-Po 2200 mAh battery

Li-Po 3100 mAh battery

Talk time

N/A

Up to 38 h (3G)

Stand-by

N/A

Up to 775 h (3G)

Available Colors

Black, White, Yellow, Pink, Green

Black, White

Messaging

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM

Browser

HTML5

HTML5

Radio

FM radio

FM radio

GPS

A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou

A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou

Java

No

No

Additional Features

Fast battery charging: 30% in 30 min (Quick Charge 1.0)

Photo/video editor

Document viewer

Photo/video editor

Document viewer

Voice memo/dial/commands

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