Xiaomi has announced its next plan for launching new smartphone called Redmi 2?in India. ?Is this ready to beat all other phones? Lets find out..!
This phone is the successor to Redmi 1S that was launched in India for INR 5,999/-? , The surprise is that this Redmi 2 comes with 64-bit Snapdragon Processor along with 4G LTE
The Price is expected to be around close to INR 7K however we will wait for the launch in India to know more details about the price.
The design of this Redmi 2 is almost similar to Redmi 1s Smartphone except that Redmi 2 will support support 4G LTE
Display: ?4.7-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) IPS display
Processor: 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916 ) 64-bit processor with Adreno 305 GPU
RAM: 1GB RAM,
Internal Memory: 8GB, micro SD card up to 32GB
SIM: Dual SIM
Operating System: MIUI v6
Rear Camera: 8MP rear camera with LED Flash, f/2.2 aperture, BSI sensor, Omnivision sensor, camera capable of taking 1080p video recording
Front Camera: 2MP front-facing camera which is capable of handling 720P HD video recording
Communication: 4G LTE/3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0
Battery: 2200mAh battery
Other features: GYRO, Gravey, Proximity Compass
Size: 5.27 X 2.6 X 0.36 Inches.
Weight: 134 g
Body and Design
This phone has rounded edges which is very much different comparing Redmi 1S, Headphone jack is at the top of the phone, Volume and power button are at the right side. Micro-USB is at the bottom of the phone with Microphone. The speaker is on the left. The phone is very comfortable to hold due to matt finish. The Back cover and battery is replaceable, You can also customize the back cover with colors like Black, Yellow , Pink , Green and White.
Redmi 2 has 4.7 Inch display with 720 X 1280 @ 312 PPI with IPS Display, This is higher than Redmi note with 267 PPI , The performance of the display is definitely equal to Xiaomi Note, Mi4, Mi2. The display sharpness is also equal to Note, Mi4 and Mi2. This phone is scratch resistance and responsive Corning Gorilla Glass. Phone has IPS display which gives better viewing angle hence this phone display can be viewed from different angle with greater visibility.
To Summarize, Redmi 2 performs well in terms of display with sharp display, better viewing angle and color saturation.
Redmi 2 smartphone has 8 Megapixel camera at rear and 2 Megapixel at the front. The rear camera takes pretty impressive pictures. The rear main camera has five precision lenses which takes fantastic images.? This also supports HDR, Panorama, Voice shutter etc.
We were impressed with the camera speed, it is much faster compared to Redmi 1, Note, Mi3, Mi4 but lag in speed of focusing objects which we find it slower. The 2Megapixel camera the front is not that impressive and does it job but not suitable for selfie due to poor quality images.
Redmi 2 is packed with slightly larger battery of 2200 mAh capacity which is useful for one day of moderate to heavy usage. The temperature is well controlled even after high usage so you wont find phone heating up.
The phone is smooth to operate, it has excellent sharp display, and rear camera is very good along with good battery backup. The only drawback is its limited 1GB RAM which sometimes you may run out of memory if you run high memory intensive apps but generally this is lag and crash free but this is not the this should not turn off our purchase decision since this phone gives real value for money.
Impressive Screen with excellent viewing angle.
Decent size with light weight to hold.
1 GB RAM
2 Megapixel front camera
Resembles all other Xiaomi phones.