Xiaomi Mi Note 2 vs Google Pixel: Comparison of specs, features, price

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October has been a great month for tech fans as several companies released brand-new smartphones offering a wide range of specs and features to choose from. Among those who unveiled new phones are Google and Xiaomi, with the former introducing its new Pixel phones, while Xiaomi wowed tech watchers with its latest handset, the Mi Note 2.

The Pixel is Google’s new flagship which boasts one-of-a-kind features including Daydream VR support, Google Assistant, and rich camera capability. Meanwhile, the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 has a supersized, dual curved edge design and premium specs, which makes it a contender as it competes with other top-branded phones in the market. But how will these handsets fare when pitted against each other?

This article compares the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 with the Google Pixel:

Design:

The Mi Note 2 has a glass body with aluminum accents and measures 6.15 x 3.04 x 0.30 inches and weighs 5.86 ounces. It comes in two color options Piano Black and Glacier Silver.

The Google Pixel is made of polished aluminum with glass at the upper part of the phone’s rear. The device has a touch-type fingerprint reader called the Pixel Imprint for added security. It measures 5.66 x 2.74 x 0.34 inches and weighs 5.04 ounces. The handset comes in three color variants: Quite Black, Very Silver, and Really Blue.

Display and Cameras:

The Mi Note 2 has a 5.7-inch OLED display with a resolution of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels, while the Pixel has a 5-inch Super AMOLED screen with the same resolution.

The Mi Note 2 gets points for its 23-megapixel rear camera and 8-megapixel front shooter, while the Pixel has a 12.3-megapixel rear sensor and 8-megapixel front-facing camera.

Processor and Internal Storage:

Both handsets are powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset, but the Xiaomi phone has 6 GB of random access memory (RAM), while the Google device has 4 GB of RAM.

The Mi Note 2 comes with 128 GB of internal storage, while the Pixel comes in 32 GB and 128 GB internal memory options.

Price:

The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 starts at $413, while the Google Pixel starts at $649.