CNET First Look
Xiaomi's glossy Mi Note costs less than you thinkPacked with high-end features, this flagship shows what an up-and-comer can do for half the price of its competitors.
[MUSIC] Hey everyone, I'm Jessica Dolcourt for CNET. This is a look at the very popular Xiaomi Mi Note phone. Now, this phone did sell out within about three seconds in China. That is the only place it's sold, but we thought we would give you a little look, even if you don't live there, because a lot of people are talking about this device. It has a 5.7 inch display, 1080p HD resolution on the regular Mi Note. The Mi Note Pro will actually have a higher 1440 pixel resolution. Now you do have 13 megapixel camera with flash on the back, and on the front, you have 4 megapixel camera. Inside is the qualcomm snapdragon 801 processor. The pro version of this device will have the snapdragon 810 processor, which is even faster. Both phones are equipped with quallcomm's quickcharge 2.0 technology. Which means that the battery is going to juice up really, really quickly. Inside you've also got a three thousand [UNKNOWN] battery, which promises that it's gonna last for a very long, of 230 hours on the single chat. Now this does have a very slim design that is made out aluminium and glass on both the front and the back. It's curved on the back here. And, for this reason, it has compared to the iPhone 6 and 6 plus very favorably indeed. The icons on the me, you, I are also very reminiscent of Apple but there are a lot of extra features that has has thrown in that this phone has that no other Android phone does. The operating system of the Mi Note is Android 4.4 Kit Kat at launch, but it will of course be upgraded to Lollypop. Even though there's no external card slot for extra storage, it does have 64 gigabytes included. And this is a dual sim device. Once again, the Mi Note does not sell outside of China, but if it did it would cost about $320. With the Pro version costing about $400. I'm Jessica Belfor for CNet make sure you check out our full rated review of the Xiaomi Mi Note at Cnet.com [MUSIC]