Xiaomi Redmi 2 unleashed: The new budget smartphone king

8 Jan


Xiaomi, the third largest mobile manufacturer, has recently launched their new card on the entry-level category.

The Redmi 2 is a natural progression from its predecessor, carrying an updated Snapdragon processor, the 410 from the 400. The chipset is now 64-bit so it can take advantage of it and the Android Lollipop support. It also has the same screen size with the 4.7-inch HD 720p display, but the Redmi/Hongmi 2 is slightly more compact. The display was manufactured by Sharp and screen temperature adjustment has finally been enabled so users can adjust it to their liking.


The Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 is composed of quad Cortex-A53 at 1.2GHz. It’s partnered with 1GB of RAM and Adreno 306 GPU. Like before, it has 8GB of internal storage and option for expandable storage through a microSD slot.

In terms of camera, the Xiaomi Redmi 2 didn’t have much of an upgrade. It has an OmniVision 8-megapixel camera with 28mm wide-angle lens and f/2.2 aperture. The front-facing shooter is a 2-megapixel with HD video recording quality.

As for connectivity, it has a dual-LTE feature Рwhich means that both SIM cards can utilize the 4G LTE network. Of course, other smartphone features like Bluetooth, GPS, and WiFi are also present as well. The handset also has the QuickCharge 1.0 technology which helps to rapidly charge the 2,200mAh Li-Po battery of the device.


It runs on the updated MIUI 6, the company’s very own software on top of Android. Lollipop update is already in the works and will be released in the future.

The Xiaomi Redmi 2 is competitively priced at around ~$110. Considering the good reviews the original Redmi 1S received, it seems like a really great smartphone especially with all the upgrades.

What do you think about this new handset? Let us know!



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