Xiaomi has released the Redmi 2 smartphone in India today for an alluring price tag of Rs 6,999. The device carries impressive hardware specifications and features that make it one of the best smartphones in the entry level market segment. The registrations for the Redmi 2 sales will start today and it will be made available on March 24. If you like to buy the device, here is a quick review showing its capabilities.

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Camera and Internal Storage

The Redmi 2 offers an 8 MP main camera at its back with BSI sensor, f/2.2 aperture and 28 mm wide angle lens that seems to be capable of capturing impressive snaps even under low light conditions. This snapper is teamed up with a 2 MP front facer that can take charge of clicking self portrait shots and making video calls. The Redmi 2 is definitely one of the few phones that have good imaging hardware in this price bracket.

Internal storage is 8 GB and it can be further expanded by another 32 GB using a micro SD card that should be sufficient. Several other entry level smartphones also use similar storage aspects that make this one standard in this segment.

Processor and Battery

The Redmi 2 is powered by a 64 bit 1.2 GHz quad core Snapdragon 410 processor that is aided by Adreno 306 graphics engine and 1 GB of RAM to provide decent graphics handling and multi-tasking capabilities respectively. These aspects are quite standard and they should be sufficient for a smartphone of this pricing.

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Battery capacity is 2,200 mAh and it is claimed to support QuickCharge 1.0 rapid charging technology that can charge the device 20 percent faster.

Display and Features

A 4.7 inch display is housed by the Redmi 2 and it boasts of HD 720p resolution. It is an IPS laminated panel that will prevent the screen from getting reflected even under bright light conditions such as direct sunlight. The screen is protected by the Asahi Dragontrail glass that makes it stronger than its competitors.

Running on Android 4.4.4 KitKat, the Redmi 2 is topped with the firm’s MIUI 6. Also, there are connectivity features such as 4G LTE via both SIM cards, USB OTG, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Comparison

The Redmi 2 will be a challenger to the other devices such as Lenovo A6000, Huawei Honor Holly, Moto E (2015), Micromax Yureka and others.

Key Specs

Model Xiaomi Redmi 2
Display 4.7 inch, HD
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 410
RAM 1 GB
Internal Storage 8 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB
OS Android 4.4.4 KitKat with MIUI 6
Camera 8 MP/ 2 MP
Battery 2,200 mAh
Price Rs 6,999

What we Like

  • Competitive pricing
  • 4G LTE support
  • Capable battery with rapid charging support

Price and Conclusion

Xiaomi Redmi 2 is a decent smartphone with several enhancements than its predecessor. The device is a good deal for a pricing of Rs 6,999. The only thing that you will have to worry is regarding the availability of the device as Xiaomi offerings are known for their scarcity via flash sales.