Updated on 16-4-2015: We have added battery backup stats and some other info in the article after couple of weeks of usage.
Xiaomi has now introduced the successor of Redmi 1S in India, the Redmi 2. When you are upgrading an extreme value for money device, naturally the stakes and expectations are high and for Redmi 2. Registration has already started and if you are interested, here are answers to some basic questions which might be troubling you.
Xiaomi Redmi 2 Quick Specs
- Display Size: 4.7 inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen with 720 x 1080 HD resolution
- Processor: 1.2 GHz 64 bit Quad Core Snapdragon 410
- RAM: 1 Gb
- Software Version: Android 4.4 KitKat based MIUI6
- Camera: 8 MP AF camera.
- Secondary Camera: 2 MP front-facing camera FF [Fixed Focus]
- Internal Storage: 8 GB
- External Storage: Expandable up to 32GB
- Battery: 2200 mAh battery Lithium Ion
- Connectivity: 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, aGPS, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
- Others: OTG Support – Yes, Dual SIM – Yes
Question – Does Xiaomi Redmi 2 have Corning Gorilla Glass Protection?
Answer – No, Xiaomi Redmi 2 comes with AGC Dragontrail scratch resistant glass in India.
Question – How is the Display of Redmi 2?
Answer – The 4.7 Inch Display HD IPS LCD display is a very good deal for the price. It seems to have the same quality as Redmi 1S, but is now mirroring a more vibrant and colorful MIUI 6. Viewing angles and colors are all good. sunlight visibility is ok too.
Question – How is the Build Quality?
Answer – Redmi 2 has shed significant weight (and size) as compared to its predecessor, which makes it look a lot and feel a lot better than Redmi 1S. The phone is solid sturdy and the matte finish plastic lends a nice grip. It looks like a device which could survive a few accidental drops.
Question – Is there any heating issue in Redmi 2?
Answer – So far, we haven’t experience any inconsistent heating in Redmi 2 in day to day usage.
Question – What comes inside the Box?
Answer – 1 Ampere wall charger, Documentation, USB Cable and Battery. No headphones.
Question – What size SIM card is supported? How is the call quality?
Answer – Both SIM cards accept Micro SIM and support 4G. Call quality has been very good so far. Call recording is supported.
Question – Does it have LED notification light?
Answer – Yes, LED notification light is there. You can also change color of the notification light.
Question – How much is Free Storage?
Answer – Out of 8 GB, 5.26 GB is available at use end, Apps can not be transferred to SD card.
Question – Does it support USB OTG?
Answer – Yes, USB OTG is supported in Redmi 2
Question – How is the Camera Quality?
Answer – The 8 MP rear camera is one of best that we have come across in this price range. The camera app can record 1080p Videos and is more stable than Redmi 1S. Video quality is good, but not great. Still picture quality is very good. Video quality is HD by default, you can change it from phone settings.
Question – How much did Redmi 2 score on Antutu and Nenamarks 2?
Answer – Redmi 2 scored 20140 on Antutu and 54.5 fps on Nenamarks 2. Performance has been smooth so far. we will update about how Redmi 2 handles high end gaming soon. By default, the phone is running balanced mode, you can switch to performance mode for heavy usage. Update: Redmi 2 can play most casual games easily, but it stutters under heavy loads. Frame drops in high end gaming were noticeable.
Question – How many sensors does Redmi 2 have?
Answer – You can see the full list in the image below.
Question – How is GPS Locking?
Answer – GPS locking is good on Redmi 2 for both indoors and outdoors.
Question – How loud is Loudspeaker on Redmi 2?
Answer – The Redmi 2 loudspeaker is quite loud. watching media content won’t be a problem at all.
Question – Can Redmi 2 play Full HD 1080p Videos?
Answer – Yes, the handset can play Full HD 1080p and HD 720p videos of several formats smoothly without any issues.
Question – Can Redmi 2 be connected to Bluetooth headsets?
Answer – Yes, you can connect it to Bluetooth headset
Question – Is WiFi Display supported?
Answer – Yes, Redmi 2 supports WiFi Display.
Question – How is the Battery backup on Redmi 2?
Answer – In balanced mode, which works well for all day to day activities except gaming, we managed to get more than one day backup even with fairly heavy usage.
Xiaomi Redmi 2 India Unboxing, Review, Features, Camera, Overview HD [Video]
Redmi 2 looks and feels lot better than its predecessor. since yesterday we have managed to go one day with mix usage. Phone was in balanced performance mode most of the time. we will analyze battery performance in next few days and update the post. after a period of usage, we will update this post with more information. Meanwhile, you can ask any Redmi 2 related question in the comment section below.