We knew it was coming, and it has arrived — the Xiaomi Redmi 2. At 699 RMB (around $112), for the specs Redmi 2 packs, it’s one certain device to consider heavily when buying under this range. Xiaomi Redmi 2 was hotly anticipated by crowd, thanks to the large success of its previous device, the Redmi 1S.
Redmi 2 is priced at 699 RMB, which in India Rupee, is around 6,999. To put it under context, Redmi 1S is currently INR 5,999, while Xiaomi’s own Redmi Note sells for INR 8,999 (Note 4G is INR 9,999). The release of Redmi 2 means that Xiaomi is now targeting the low-end segment very nicely, with one very good device available at almost every extra 1,000 increase in price, starting from 5,999 with Redmi 1S.
Xiaomi made fortunes — it sold over 61mil phones in year 2014! — in this segment and its latest releases are tightening its grip on the market even further.
Redmi 2 is a decent device, actually one great device for its price, as it features a 4.7-inch IPS display at HD resolution (312 PPI) and is powered by 64-bit 1.2GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor from Qualcomm with Cortex A53 structure (7 times faster than Cortex 7) which should result in very good performance, along with Adreno 306 GPU. And Dual-SIM support, and LTE!
Redmi 2 also has 2GB RAM and 8GB internal storage (up to 32GB microSD card supported), 8MP and 2MP cameras, 2200 mAh battery and Android 4.4 with Xiaomi’s MIUI 6 custom skin, all in 9.4mm thick body that weighs 133 grams.
You will be able to grab Redmi 2 in up to 5 colors: White, Black, Pink, Blue and Yellow.
Redmi 2 Full Specs
- 4.7″ IPS HD display, 1280×720 pixels (312 PPI)
- 64-bit 1.2 GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor on Cortex A53 structure that’s 7 times faster than A7, Adreno 306 GPU
- Android 4.4 KitKat with MIUI 6 custom skin
- Dual-SIM with 2 card-slots, standing by concurrently (Dual-SIM 4G LTE (TDD/ FDD), up to 150 Mbps)
- 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage (expandable microSD card up to 32GB supported),
- 4G LTE/3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and 3.5mm headset audio jack,
- 2200 mAh battery
- 8MP rear camera and 2MP front camera
- Weigth: 133 grams
- 9.4 mm thick