Xiaomi Mi Note

Xiaomi Mi Note Mi Note isn't just a smartphone. It's a combination of the most advanced technologies to date - a powerful processor, professional-grade optical image stabilization, Hi-Fi audio module, and high contrast…


Launch 2015, January
Status Released 2015, January
Color White and Black


Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G GSM 850,900,1800,1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G HSDPA 850,1900,2100
4G LTE band 3(1800), 7(2600), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Speed HSPA
LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
Dimensions 155.1 x 77.6 x 7 mm
Weight 161 g
SIM Dual SIM (Micro-SIM/Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)


Card slot No
Internal 16/64 GB, 3 GB RAM
Primary 13 MP
Front Camera 4 MP
Features Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps


Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.7 inches
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
OS Android 4.4.4 (KitKat), upgradable to 6.0 (Marshmallow)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801
CPU Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400
GPU Adreno 330


Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm Jack Yes
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, LE
Radio No
USB microUSB 2.0, USB Host
Sensor Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Browser HTML 5
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh
Fast battery charging 18W (Quick Charge 2.0)

Mi Note isn't just a smartphone. It's a combination of the most advanced technologies to date - a powerful processor, professional-grade optical image stabilization, Hi-Fi audio module, and high contrast negative LCD technology - all of these housed in the lightest, thinnest body we've ever designed.

4G Dual SIM,
fits micro and nano SIMs Manage calls and messages on two separate SIM cards easily with 4G dual SIM, dual standby. Tailor preferred network and data settings for each card with intelligent dual SIM features, like creating custom SIM labels. Mi Note also automatically selects which SIM to use when you call or text someone based on history.

Mi Note Pro has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440, which is 1.7 times sharper and clearer than 1080p and has 77% more pixels on the same screen size. Text, images and videos come through with unparalleled clarity. It truly is in a class of its own.

While most other smartphones have a 1000:1 contrast ratio, Mi Note's immersive display combines NEGA negative LCD and UV Align technology to achieve an incredible 1400:1 contrast ratio. Watch your content come alive in vibrant colors and sharper contrast. It's love at first sight!

Maximum readibility in sunlight
Maxing out on brightness levels under sunlight has a limited effect on readability and quickly drains battery. The latest Sunlight Display in Mi Note uses hardware-level technology to adjust the contrast of each pixel in real time, so images are less affected by glare. It's 30% more power efficient and improves content clarity significantly, so the display actually appears as clear as day.

Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 810 octa-core 64-bit processor
One of the most powerful smartphone processors available to date, the 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor is built using a 20nm manufacturing process and combines four Cortex A-57 and four Cortex A-53 cores for a total of eight processing cores. To take full advantage of the powerful processor, we've paired it with 4GB of the latest LPDDR4 memory, 1.7 times faster than LPDDR3, in order to meet your need for speed.

Adreno 430 GPU,
80% higher performance
50% more power efficient

Mi Note is already an amazing graphics beast, but Mi Note Pro takes things to the next level with Adreno 430. It delivers 80% higher graphics performance while consuming 50% less power than the Adreno 330, thanks to the state-of-the-art 20nm manufacturing process and outstanding optimization at both the hardware and software level. Enjoy silky-smooth frame rates, whether you're playing the newest 3D games or viewing HD images and videos.

Large 3000mAh battery, 
Ultra-thin 6.95mm frame

To power on a high-performance processor and large display, we fitted Mi Note's ultra-thin 6.95mm frame with a large 3000mAh Sony/LG 4.4V lithium-ion polymer battery. It is 8.5% smaller than that of Mi 4 but has a 6.3% higher energy density. Comes with Quick Charge 2.0, which charges up to 75% faster than conventional methods.

A full-feature camera
If you need a full-feature camera set in a minimal user-friendly interface, Mi Note has got the works. It takes professional quality pictures on a 2nd gen 13MP Sony IMX214 CMOS sensor f/2,0 with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and two-tone flash. Go full-on creative with manual mode, 32-second exposure, Quick Exposure Adjustment, HDR, and more functions. The 4MP front camera with large 2μm pixels are perfect to use with Beautify, which intelligently guesses age and gender in order to apply 36 smart filters.

Hi-Fi audio system 24-bit/192KHz lossless playback support
The mobile sound revolution begins with Mi Note. Adapted from independent Hi-Fi systems, Mi Note's audio module is a dedicated sound card for your smartphone and meets the standard for 24-bit/192KHz lossless playback support. Direct playback of lossless audio formats is supported, letting you retain the studio-grade quality of original recordings. A two-stage amplifier also lets you pair your music with high-impedance headphones.

Pump up the volume with Smart PA playback
You shouldn't have to put your phone in a glass cup to amplify sound. That's why Mi Note has Smart PA, which amplifies sound significantly and improves playback quality while protecting speakers from damage at high volume levels. It's a difference your ears will pick up in an instant.

3x faster with 802.11ac Wi-Fi
Stream and download on the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi that's three times faster than previous Wi-Fi speeds. Dual band 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi provides for faster, more stable connections - perfect for watching HD videos or downloading large files!

Get in shape with Sensor Hub
Sensor Hub is a co-processor in Mi Note that tracks fitness levels without draining phone battery. It does this by independently processing data from the gyroscope, accelerometer, electronic compass and other sensors without drawing on the main CPU's processing power. Combine this with the new Mi Fit app, which integrates data from all your smart exercise devices, turning Mi Note into your own digital personal trainer.

Do more with exciting built-in tools
Visually stunning, these built-in tools on Mi Note are filled with functional details for indoor and outdoor living. All of them are accessible at your fingertips, including a GPS, pedometer, electronic compass, barometer, and more!

A timeless aesthetic
We've pushed the boundaries of design and technology to create a smartphone that embodies both style and substance. Mi Note houses some of the most powerful components in an ultra-thin 6.95mm body. Premium glass panels taper off to meet aluminum at the sides for an excellent grip. Mi Note is extremely sleek and has a minimal, elegant aesthetic that's absolutely timeless.

Throwing some curves
Curved glass panels wrapped around an aluminum frame
Mi Note was shaped to fit perfectly in your hand. The unique texture of glass and aluminum, tapered at the sides, provides great usability for any application.

The beauty and art of glass
2.5D front and 3D back curved glass panels
Crafted from Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3, Mi Note’s front and back panels are manufactured at Biel and Lens Technology’s world-class facilities. The back 3D panel goes through a meticulous six-step polishing, four-step preheating, and three-step heat press shaping process at temperatures above 700°C to create its curved ergonomic shape. Gentle rounded edges are added to the 2.5D front panel, extending the smoothness from back to front.

Nanotextured aluminum, just 4.1mm thick
Made using nano-molding technology, Mi Note’s finely textured aluminum bezel is both lightweight and tough. Measuring just 4.1mm across, it's a thinness you'll notice the moment you pick up Mi Note.

Super thin yet long-lasting
Despite its 6.95mm thickness and large 5.7" display, Mi Note has an outstanding battery life thanks to the 3000mAh, 4.4V high-voltage battery design, which is a 8.5% reduction in size without compromising capacity.

Flat on its face
We challenged ourselves to design a camera that sits flush against the smooth back glass panel and succeeded. This patented technology allows the 13MP camera with optical image stabilization (OIS) to integrate seamlessly into the ultrathin body with no protrusions.

A professional take
Great photos are taken anytime, anywhere. That's why the 13MP 2nd gen Sony IMX214 CMOS sensor comes with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) to compensate for handheld movements, giving you sharp images even in low lighting. The 4MP front shooter brightens up smiles too, with large 2μm pixels to let more light in. It's 66% larger than the 1.2μm pixels found in average sensors and comes with Beautify, which intelligently applies one of 36 smart filters for amazing selfies.

Fast and steady
Sony camera with optical image stabilization
When taking low-light photos, even the slightest handheld vibrations can cause blurring. Mi Note's solution to this is a professional-grade OIS. The built-in gyroscope detects the slightest trembles and a powerful image stabilization processor compensates for this. It controls the camera’s VCM motor to ensure images stay sharp and clear.

Flash a smile
The Philips two-tone flash assesses room color temperature and intelligently calculates the amount of cool whites and warm yellows to mix and emit when the flash goes off. Its score of 93 on the Color Rendering Index is nearly twice that of previous generation flashes. Combined with dual-frame synthesis flash technology, taking photos with flash has never looked this natural.

Professional features so you can shoot for the sky
Quick and easy access to professional camera features including a hand quick exposure adjustment, burst shooting, and voice control.

  • Manual mode
    • Simple icons and sliders let you adjust white balance, focus, shutter speed, exposure time and ISO on the screen as you frame the shot.
    • Flash Torch
    • To prevent pictures from being overexposed, keep the flash on while you gauge the best distance and angle to take the shot.
  • Quick exposure adjustment
    • Tap anywhere on the screen and slide the quick exposure wheel to choose one of 12 exposure values (EV). This adjusts brightness and shadow settings in real-time.
  • Auto HDR
    • Automatically determines if HDR is required given the current light conditions and takes photos with high dynamic range
  • Night image stabilization
    • Compensates for any movement of the camera while taking long-exposure nocturnal shots, for clearer images in low light conditions.
  • Burst mode
    • Fires off up to 10 shots per second, so you never miss a single frame of the action.

Incredibly long 32-second exposure
Capture spectacular skylines and light trails with up to 32 seconds of manual exposure. Customize all aspects of the shot including white balance, ISO, shutter speed and focus. Shutter options now range from 1/1000 to 32 seconds, which is the largest range we've ever fitted into a smartphone.

Tracking Autofocus Locks on to fast-moving objects
Stop things in their tracks. Lock in and stay focused on fast-moving objects like skateboards, vehicles, and pets with Tracking Autofocus. Tap the display with two fingers to activate, and slide to adjust the focal area. It's our way of helping you get the perfect jump shot.

Supersized pixels
Each pixel on the 4MP front camera sensor measures 2 microns - nearly twice the size of typical front cameras. Bigger pixels deliver more detail, more brightness and less noise. It’s a more effective way of increasing image quality than simply increasing pixel count. So whether you’re taking selfies or video calls, it’s bound to show you off in the best light.

Beautify, the secret sauce for amazing selfies
Put your best face forward with Beautify, a built-in tool that intelligently guesses age and gender in order to apply one of 36 smart filters. These subtle filters even out skin tone, banish blemishes, and give you an all-natural glow.

A new age of cinematography 4K Ultra HD video
Be inspired to film and share your experiences with friends and family as you go through life in real time. Mi Note’s 13MP camera with optical image stabilization records 30fps video at both 4K (3840 x 2160) or 1080p resolutions.

Superior in sound
Independent Hi-Fi system for studio-grade playback
Taking inspiration from professional-grade Hi-Fi systems, Mi Note’s dedicated sound card renders every frequency in stunning detail and transforms your music with clearer vocals, better defined instrumental passages and deeper bass. Discover a level of music that you’ve never heard before with minimal-loss, studio-grade sound quality.

4 times better than CD quality
Bringing the studio to you with 192kHz/24-bit audio
Sampling rate is to digital audio what resolution is to video and images: the higher the sampling rate, the more detail is preserved. High-quality recordings also require the right sound cards for playback. This is why Mi Note is equipped to play audio at the same 192kHz/24-bit standard used by professional recording studios. It's four times better than CD quality, giving you clarity and detail in every note.

Precision listening
Mobile Hi-Fi audio decoder for precision listening
Unlike most smartphones, Mi Note uses a powerful mobile Hi-Fi audio decoder instead of a single decoder chip. Its sound card, independent amplifier and range of peripheral components is similar to those in high-end Hi-Fi systems. Music is interpreted accurately with a high dynamic range and ultra-low distortion.

ESS audiophile-grade audio chip
Industry's highest performance 32-bit mobile audio DAC
The DAC, or digital-to-analog converter, is the key to music playback. It converts the digital information in a music file into audio signals, improving sound quality and increasing its volume in the process. The ES9018K2M audio chip from industry leader ESS is the mobile version of the popular ES9018 chip used in high-end Hi-Fi systems, delivering a 127dB dynamic range and maintaining a high level of clarity even at high volume levels. The -120dB THD+N standard also ensures crystal clarity up to the very top of the treble range.

Hi, fidelity!
Texas Instruments two-stage amplifier
Most phones don’t pack the power to reach high output levels and struggle with distortion at high volumes, but Mi Note handles these challenges with ease. Its professional-grade OPA1612 amplifier module enjoys a stellar reputation among audiophiles, delivering best-in-class output levels and fidelity. In addition, a customized ADA ADA4896 output amplifier helps optimize dynamic range, ensuring superb sound quality, whatever music you're into.

Goes with any gear
Compatible with high-impedance headphones
Mi Note’s unique two-stage amplifier provides ample output to run headsets with impedance levels as high as 600 ohms while maintaining a high degree of quality and fidelity. Low-impedance headphones also benefit from our unique hybrid drive circuit. In fact, Mi Note has been tested with headphones of all impedance levels, and outstanding quality is guaranteed with any setup.

A truly authentic sound
Standalone dual clock oscillators + 28 high-precision audio resistors
Digital audio involves millions of calculations every second, with any error or slowdown detracting from the overall sound quality. That’s why Mi Note is equipped with two independent audio clocks to eliminate any variations in clock timing which could interfere with audio reconstruction, and specialized audio resistors with 1/1000 precision – 10 times the precision of standard phone resistors. Every component, however small, is designed to deliver a flawless listening experience.

Listen in lossless
Supports the formats favored by audiophiles
Apart from the standard MP3 format, Mi Note and the built-in MIUI music player also support lossless formats preferred by audiophiles. Listen with new ears to music without compression. It's a high-fidelity, studio-quality listening experience that's light years beyond MP3.

20 unique audio tests
Fine tuning each detail to the highest standards
Every aspect of Mi Note's Hi-Fi system has been fine-tuned and tested using a comprehensive set of 20 tests, such as minimizing interference when two different audio signals overlap. The result is a device that measures up to the standards expected of high end dedicated audio systems, ensuring that every single note you hear is of the highest quality.

A Hi-Fi system in your pocket
Equipping a mobile device with professional Hi-Fi audio capabilities was no easy task – but we hope you’ll agree it was worth the effort. If you love music, we’re confident you will love Mi Note.

MIUI is a living system enhanced by over 100 million active users where you'll discover new functions and customizations for Mi Note. The 5.7" screen layout has been formatted to show 25% more content than on smaller 4.7" screens. Customize system font size options from small to large, which adjust even 3rd party apps. Best of all, one-handed mode shrinks your screen to a smaller 3.5", 4.0" or 4.5" touchscreen so that you can tap, swipe, pinch and flick with ease.

Mi Note shows you the big picture. What you see on screen is not scaled up from a standard display. Instead, MIUI optimizes the large display from the ground up to show 25% more content than a 4.7" screen, while keeping content at the same size. So whether you’re browsing the web or texting, the experience is bigger and better.

Easy on the eyes with large system fonts
Choose to have more content on screen, or a large font mode that makes text and icons easer to read. Font sizes range from small to large so you can customize exactly how you want your Mi Note to look. Compatible with popular 3rd party apps.

Stay nimble with one-handed mode
Want the benefits of a big screen but find it hard to navigate with one hand? Shrink down your screen to a 3.5", 4" or 4.5" touchscreen so that you can maneuver with ease. Simply swipe left or right on the bottom menu button.

Quick access to Mi Home
Install the Mi Home app to manage all your smart Mi devices in one place. Swipe left on the lock screen to view the devices paired with Mi Note and tap to manage each of them individually. You can do all of this conveniently without having to unlock your phone. The Mi Home app is compatible with most smart Mi devices and this list will continue to grow with time.

Stay in shape with Mi Fit
Meet Mi Fit, your new personal trainer. Use it to monitor daily workouts and track how many calories you burn. Using Mi Note’s sensor hub co-processor, it can even function as a pedometer to count your steps and tell you how far you walk every day.

Do more with exciting built-in tools
Visually stunning MIUI apps are filled with functional details and animations that allow content to really shine through. Mi Note has a weather app that tells you the current temperature and air quality, a digital compass that provides information on altitude and pressure, WPS Office that helps you access, save, and sync work documents on-the-go, plus many more!

Mi Cloud
Backing up and sharing your stuff has never been easier
Switch on Mi Cloud and save contact information and text messages so you never have to worry about losing important information again. Choose to automatically back up photos when connected to Wi-Fi and share albums with friends. With up to 5GB of storage and 6 layers of data encryption, everything that matters to you is safe with Mi.

Security Center
Data usage, virus scan, cleaner, and battery optimizer
Security Center provides effective services such as virus protection and performance improvements to protect and improve your phone's system. It blocks unauthorized access, stops viruses and Trojans, monitors web traffic, and manages software and tasks.