The complete shutdown of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has given opportunities for a lot of tech companies and their smartphone brands to showcase their features and capabilities. A lot of phones have been contending to take the spot. Among them, Google's new Pixel XL was one that many considered to be the obvious choice. However, Xiaomi's new Mi Note 2 is yet another competitor for the title, best Android phablet, one that cannot be easily ignored. This growing rivalry between the two smartphones has made people confused as to which of which is a better buy. So to get things cleared, here's a quick comparison between the Google Pixel XL and the Xiaomi Mi Note 2
When we compare the similarities of design with the Note 7, Xiaomi Mi Note 2 seems to have a much closer resemblance to the ill-fated Samsung phablet. From its dual curved screen to its 3D curved back, it's very much made similar to the Galaxy Note 7. Overall the Mi Note's body is not much bigger than the Pixel XL's, despite having the bigger display. Body-wise, the Pixel XL looks a lot more similar to the iPhone 7.
The Google Pixel XL phones come in with 4GB worth of RAM, along with 32GB of built-in storage for its base model, while also having a 128GB storage variant for its top model. On the other end, Mi Note 2 has two variant phones with completely different storage types that people could choose from; a 64GB, with 4GB RAM variant, or the superior 128GB, with 6GB RAM model. While that being said, the Mi Note does not support microSD cards for storage expansions.
It seems as if the two phones are in a neck-and-neck battle. Now comes the determiner, Price. When talking about price, the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 seems to be the ideal choice since it is priced at about 40 % lesser than Google Pixel XL. The Xiaomi handset costs $413.40 USD (CNY 2,799) for the 64 GB variant and $487.24 USD (CNY 3,299) for the 128GB variant. They also have a 128GB Global Edition priced at $516.78 USD (CNY 3499). Google Pixel XL, on the other hand, is priced at $989.55 (CNY 6,700) for the 32GB and $1122.48 USD (CNY 7,600) for the 128GB model.
It's all up to you!
If you don't want to spend so much money on a high-quality phone, definitely go for the Xiaomi Mi Note 2. On the other hand, the Google Pixel XL will be perfect for those who do not mind spending a whole lot of money on a handset. Although the phones clearly have similarities and differences, it will all depend on your taste and decision on which is the better smartphone.