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Compared: Xiaomi Mi Note versus other flagship phablets

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The Xiaomi Mi Note is probably the best spec’ed device right now with its Pro version having a Quad HD 5.7″ display and it runs on the top of the line Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Octa-Core processor with 4GB of RAM. To find out how does it stand against today’s current flagship offering, we’ve compared it with 15 other devices that carries at least a 5.5″ screen.

This includes its direct rivals such as the iPhone 6 Plus, Nexus 6, Meizu MX4 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. At the moment, the Mi Note Pro is currently the 2nd smart phone to be announced with the latest Snapdragon 810 processor after the LG G Flex 2. It is also the 2nd device to offer 4GB of RAM, following the announcement of ASUS ZenFone 2.

In the dimensions department, the Mi Note aims directly at the iPhone 6 Plus where it is thinner, narrower and lighter despite having a bigger 5.7″ display than the iPhone 6 Plus’s 5.5″ screen. However the LG G3 is still the lightest in this comparison at just 149 grams.

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Connectivity wise, all flagship devices launched since mid 2014 comes with 4G LTE as standard however the Mi Note stands out of being able to support dual-4G LTE connectivity where it offers a Micro-SIM and nano-SIM slots in a single tray. Other devices with dual-SIM and 4G LTE support includes the ZenFone 2, Meizu m1 Note, Honor 6 Plus, Ascend Mate 7, Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro, Lenovo P90 and OPPO N3. Do note that some of these devices are using a hybrid 2nd slot which doubles up as a microSD expansion slot.

If you’re looking for the ultimate large screen smart phone or phablet, which would be your cup of tea? At the moment, the availability of the Snapdragon 810 powered devices such as the Mi Note Pro and LG G Flex 2 is still up in the air. However the Mi Note standard version that runs on Snapdragon 801 will be available in Malaysia sometime in Q2 this year.

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