Redmi 2: The new budget smartphone

After the success of their budget smartphoneRedmi 1s in the Indian market, Xiaomi launched 1s’s successor, Redmi 2.Xiaomi’sRedmi 2 has an HD display, 64-bit processor and LTE connectivity. It also offers dual 4G SIM support.It has a 4.70-inch 720x1280display along with an 8-megapixel rear camera and looks identical to its phabletRedmi Note. It has an average build quality.


It boasts of ample sharpness and has decent viewing angles. Even in terms of brightness, it does a decent job. It has a laminated coating that helps reduce the gap between the top glass and the LCD screen. Its external speaker is also of good quality. There is an LED light below the Home key that lights up to alert you when there is a new notification.

Here’s a look at some of its features in detail:


As compared to its predecessor Redmi 1s, Redmi 2 has improved drastically. The way it looks is much better than 1s. Its back cover has a matte finish and doesn’t have the glossiness that we saw in the 1s. There are a lot of modifications when it comes to design. And its slightly curvy edges make it easy to hold for long hours. It is also 1mm slimmer and 15g lighter than 1s. It also boasts of a light sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor and accelerometer. It has a silver volume rocker and power button on the right. The 8-megapixel camera which is at the back shares space with the LED flash. Its back cover can be easily removed. And experts have said its built quality is good enough for its price.


It runs on Android Kitkat 4.4.4 and with MIU16 interface. This interface resembles Apple’s iOS but it is a bit heavy for its specification as a result of which the device does underperform a bit. Its interface consumes 565MB of RAM memory out of IGB.  The good part about MIU1 6 is that it allows floating notifications and if you get a call, you won’t have to leave the app to take your call. The notifications are also divided on the basis of important and unimportant ones. You can also decide which apps get access to data and WIFi and change the apps’ privacy settings the way you want.

Camera and battery

It has a primary 8MP camera and a 2MP secondary camera. Xiaomi claims that its cameras have the required aperture to fulfill its snapping purpose. Its camera doesn’t have basic and advanced modes. But when you slide horizontally, there are three screens. The first one displays live filters. The other one is the camera surface and the third one has toggles for HDR, Manual, Scene modes and settings button.  Its selfie camera is also pretty good.  And it won’t be wrong to admit that its good camera is one of the strong points of Redmi 2. And is also one of the best when it comes to the price range. Accompanying the rear camera is an LED flash. When it comes to battery, it has a 2200 mAh removable battery. And the experts who tested the device stated that it lasted a day from a fully charged state. But if you change the brightness level to the highest and connect it through 3G and WIFi, it will last around a bit more than 16 hours. In order to charge at a speedy pace, it supports quick charge 1.0.

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