Comparison between Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 and OnePlus X
Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 is a good device considering its impressive price and performance, and today, we will be looking at how well the handset fares against OnePlus X in price, performance, features and aesthetics. Let us see which smartphone is a much better purchase out of the two.
At aesthetics aspect, OnePlus X is obviously the winner because apart from sporting a beautiful exterior, the device is available to purchase in black and white color options. Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 has 5 colors including yellow, blue, pink, gray and white. Because the low price, Xiaomi company was forced to cut corners and one of the most obvious reductions came from the chassis type that was used for it.
Display quality and resolution
LTPS LCD display was used in OnePlus One and OnePlus Two, however, OnePlus X used an AMOLED display, which is definitely better compared to the IPS LCD present on Xiaomi Redmi Note 2. Given below are the differences between AMOLED and IPS LCD displays.
IPS LCD Pros:
Better response time compared to regular LCDs
Better color reproduction
Better viewing angles
Requires a stronger backlight
Less efficient that AMOLED
Smartphones using such displays are usually much more thicker due to the backlight source
No Backlight Required
Screen is slimmer, less bulky phone
No backlight, less battery usage, greater battery life
Much more expensive compared to IPS LCD type displays
Images not as sharp IPS
Less bright compared to IPS, and its colors degrade over time
This is one of the main reason why OnePlus X costs more than Xiaomi Redmi Note 2. Despite the fact that both devices have a resolution of 1080p, OnePlus X has a better overall display. OnePlus X has a 5.0 inch screen size, and is half an inch smaller than the screen size of Xiaomi Redmi Note 2.
Chipset and processor differences
We are not quite sure what OnePlus was thinking when it decided to pick Snapdragon 801 to power on its latest handset, but we believe that it was a terrible decision, since there are much better and efficient options to choose from. Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 is powered by a Helio X10, or MT6795, and if an MT6752 can easily beat a Snapdragon 801 in benchmarking tests, you can bet your life that even a Helio X10 is capable of replicating those results, and by a much longer margin. Additionally, the processor in Helio X10 (Octa-core Cortex-A53) is compatible with the 64-bit architecture while Krait 400 present in Snapdragon 801 is only 32-bit compatible. The obvious advantages of having a 64-bit capable processor is that more applications will start to run fluidly, assuming their support starts to expand in the near future. While we will not see these results overnight, the presence of a 64-bit capable processor has its long list of advantages.
RAM count differences
If you are looking for more RAM in a smartphone, then OnePlus X's 3GB RAM is definitely the better of the two but it is going to be much slower than Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 in terms of processing.
Wireless connectivity options
OnePlus X does not have an 802.11ac Wi-Fi chip, so If you want to experience better wireless connectivity (this will also mean that you are equipped with an 802.11ac capable router), then Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 is definitely the answer.
Internal and external storage options
OnePlus X is the first smartphone belonging to the Chinese manufacturer to provide support for a microSD slot. Sure, Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 also offers you the same flexibility, but you can only expand your storage up to 32GB and this particular feature is only available in the Chinese variant. OnePlus X on the other hand has a storage expansion limit of 128GB, giving you a multitude of options of what to store, and what not to store.
OnePlus X only comes with 16GB of on-board storage, while Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 offers you two smartphone models; one coming in the 16 and the other coming in the 32GB capacity models. But additional amounts of internal storage gives you more freedom, and to top it all, you will still have to spend quite a lot of money on a fast, durable and reliable 128GB storage card for your OnePlus X.
Camera sensor differences and other details
Even with the same cameras, OnePlus X has a much better front camera in terms of maximum image capturing and the fact that the rear camera can record slow motion videos at 720p at a maximum frame rate of 120FPS.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 is the clear winner because of its 3,060 Li-Po, or lithium polymer. OnePlus X might also have the same battery type, but its capacity of 2,525mAh and but being a non-removable battery. OnePlus X might have a more efficient display than Redmi Note 2, but thanks to its smaller screen size, it has a higher pixel per inch density, which will put even more strain on the processor, resulting in more strain on the battery life.
Hardware specification differences
It is not a question of which smartphone should you choose because each of them excel in one particular category over the other. To make your purchase a tad bit simpler, we have outlined which smartphone is better to purchase over which particular feature.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Better performing processor
Larger screen size
2 percent screen-to-body ratio (OnePlus X has a 71.3 percent screen-to-body ratio)
An 802.11ac Wi-Fi adapter
Larger battery capacity
Wide range of countries support its LTE bands
Several colors to choose from
Killer price tag $161.99-199.99(according to the colors)
OnePlus X Much better aesthetic quality
Has a better and more efficient display
More expandable storage support
Better front camera
Slow motion video capture at 720p at 120FPS