Xiaomi Mi Note 2 vs Samsung Galaxy S7: Comparison of specs, features, price

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After months of leaks and rumors, Xiaomi finally unveiled its new phablet, the Mi Note 2, at an event in Beijing, China this week. Though the phone is priced less than other premium offerings in the market, the Mi Note 2 is no lightweight, as it packs a powerful processor, impressive cameras, and 6 GB of random access memory (RAM). But how will it fare when pitted against Samsung’s current flagship, the Galaxy S7? The Galaxy S7 has been a favorite ever since it made its debut in February, as it has all the premium features that tech fans have come to expect from Samsung.

This article compares the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 with the Samsung Galaxy S7.

Design:

In terms of design, the phones have some similarities as both devices have glass builds with aluminum accents. The Mi Note 2 is slightly bigger as it measures 6.15 x 3.04 x 0.30 inches and weighs 5.86 ounces. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S7 measures 5.61 x 2.74 x 0.31 inches and weighs 5.36 ounces. The Samsung phone has a fingerprint scanner for added security, while the Xiaomi device does not have this feature.

The Mi Note 2 comes in Piano Black and Glacier Silver, while the Galaxy S7 is available in Black, Gold, White, Pink, and Silver.

Display and Cameras:

The Xiaomi phone has a 5.7-inch OLED screen with a resolution of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels, while the Samsung device has a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1,440 x 2,560 pixels.

The Mi Note 2 wins points for its cameras as it has a 23-megapixel rear sensor and an 8-megapixel front shooter, while the Galaxy S7 has a 12-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

Processor and Internal Memory:

The Samsung phone is powered by an Exynos 8890 octa-core chipset with 4 GB of RAM, while the Xiaomi device has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chip and 6 GB of RAM.

The Mi Note 2 comes in 64 GB and 128 GB internal storage options, while the Galaxy S7 comes in 32 GB and 64 GB native storage variants which can be expanded via a microSD card.

Price:

The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 starts at around $413 for the for the 64 GB variant, while the Samsung Galaxy S7 starts at $670.