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Smartphone manufacturers have started to release big sized mobile devices. Today we’re going to talk about the Redmi Note 2 and Galaxy Note 5, two phablets that were released by two well known manufacturers, Xiaomi and Samsung.


The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 measures 152x76x8.3mm and weights 160 grams. It’s made from plastic and has a removable back cover, with access to the battery, dual micro SIM slots and MicroSD card bay. On the other hand, the Galaxy Note 5 is thinner than the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2, as it measures 153.2×76.1×7.6mm, but because it has a glass back and a metal frame, it weights 171 grams.


The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 comes with an IPS LCD display of 5.5-inch that supports a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 403 ppi. The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has a bigger Super AMOLED display of 5.7-inch that supports a higher resolution of 2560×1440 pixels at 518 and it is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4.

Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 features a Mediatek MT6795 Helio X10 chipset which houses an octa-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 2.2GHz, a PowerVR G6200 graphics card and 2GB of RAM. The Galaxy Note 5 sports an Exynos 7420 chipset featuring an octa-core processor with a quad-core Cortex A57 processor clocked at 2.1GHz and a quad-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1.5GHz, a Mali-T760MP8 graphics card and 4GB of RAM.


The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 has an internal storage of 32GB which can be expanded up to 32GB using a microSD card. On the other hand, the Galaxy Note 5 has been released in three storage variants of 32GB, 64GB and 128GB and it doesn’t have a card slot for storage expansion.


The primary camera that’s found on the rear side of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 device has a resolution of 13MP and offers LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, HD, smile/face detection, panorama. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 also has a secondary camera on the front side of 5MP.

The Galaxy Note 5 comes with a better primary camera of 16MP that features LED flash, autofocus, OIS, HDR, panorama, smile/face detection/geo-tagging and has a secondary camera of 5MP.


The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 sports a battery of 3060 mAh, which can be replaced. The Galaxy Note 5 has a less powerful battery of 3000 mAh, which is non-removable.