A Hong Kong-based IMA Mobile user Kenny Li claimed that the Xiaomi Redmi Note was sending information to the Chinese server at a much lower data transmission rate when connected to a 3G network.

According to the OCWorkbench report, the data transmitted to the China server included photos in media storage, and text messages.

OCWorkbench notes that this could be an 'automatic' backup of the user data on the Xiaomi smartphone, although this was done without an explicit permission from the device user.

OCWorkbench  stated that, “We are yet to hear an official comment from Xiaomi responding to the allegations that the Redmi Note secretly sends user data to a China-based server.”