Xiaomi has launched their budget Android smartphone Redmi 2 in India. Available for ₹6,999 the budget Android smartphone will be available in India on Flipkart via flash-selling process.
The pre-booking of the Redmi 1S successor is expected to start from 24 March. Keeping Xiaomi's previous sales record in mind, we expect this device is meant to do well in the country.
However, currently there are several smartphones from numerous vendors are available at similar price point. Days back Lenovo launched their budget 4G smartphone A6000 and Motorola released their Moto E 2
nd Generation at the same price.
Even another not-so-known smartphone vendor InFocus, and the US based smartphone company debuted in India with their budget smartphone M2. There are several ones to mention in the list, but Xiaomi has maintained it's own space by sticking to the basics. Good hardware specifications offered with a thin-line revenue margin.
Xiaomi Redmi 2 Hands-on Review: 9 Images Shows the Complete Picture
1/ 9 Measuring 134x67.2x9.4mm and weighing 133g, the Xiaomi Redmi 2 is 1mm slimmer and 15g lighter than it's older sibling. The device features slightly curvy back and is easy to hold. Flaunting a 4.7-inch 720P display at 312PPI, the Redmi 2 comes with an overlaid AGC DragonTrail glass for added protection. IBTimes India Sacrificing the earlier glossy finish, Xiaomi has chosen a matte plastic cover for the back. Available in white and grey, the Redmi 2 feels fine in hand. The primary camera occupies the centre top space with an LED flash on the left and a speaker grille on the right. The glossy MI logo has been featured at the back of the bottom. IBTimes India Retaining the same button layout of Redmi 1S, the Redmi 2 features the volume rocker and power/sleep button on the right side. The micro USB and 3.5mm audio port sits at the bottom and the top edge. IBTimes India Xiaomi Redmi 2 features an 8mp BSI sensor with f/2.2 aperture lens to meet the primary snapping purpose. Accompanied with an LED flash the camera features several modes and setting features right on the stock camera app. IBTimes India The Redmi 2 features a 2mp front camera at the top of the display. The front camera is capable to record 720p videos and has features like beautify and selfie timer. IBTimes India Runs on Android Kitkat 4.4 OS with an overlaid MIUI 6 interface, the Redmi 2 is good to use smartphone. The MIUI 6 interface features several utilities, widgets and toggle. However, in idle mode, the operating system eats up most of the RAM memory by leaving only 363MB for the user. IBTimes India This inside office snap has been clicked under LED lighting by keeping the white balance mode to automatic intentionally. The image is quite decent in resolution with good presence of colour with a slight yellow tint visible clearly on the above image. IBTimes India The selfie we clicked without auto timer. The image looks good on phones display but shows noises clearly while zoomed or seen on a bigger screen. However, the result might improve a little if clicked in ambient lighting condition. IBTimes India Powered by a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 SoC, the Redmi 2 features 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM memory out of which 4.57GB is left to the user. The phone memory is expandable up to 32GB using micro SD card. The Redmi 2 also features OTG support and packs a 2,200mAh battery with Quick Charge 1.0 support. IBTimes India