Xiaomi Redmi 2

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Key Specs
  • Display 4.70-inch (720x1280)
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
  • Front Camera 2MP
  • Rear Camera 8MP
  • RAM 1GB
  • Storage 8GB
  • Battery Capacity 2200mAh
  • OS Android 4.4
  • Market StatusReleased
  • Release DateJanuary 2015

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Review

By Jamshed Avari (Mar 20, 2015)
Jamshed Avari
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • LTE support
  • Good screen
  • Great battery life
  • Good build quality and value for money
  • Bad
  • Camera colour accuracy is a bit off
  • Occasional stutters and slowdowns

Xiaomi certainly has ambitions beyond the low end of the Indian market, but its bread and butter so far has been the sub-Rs. 10,000 segment. The launch of the outrageously powerful Redmi 1S was perhaps the most disruptive event in the entire Indian mobile market in all of 2014, and even with competitors coming in, there has been no shortage of demand. Hundreds of thousands of units were sold before the model abruptly disappeared from the scene, and it still commands almost full price when sold second-hand.

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Summary

Building on last year’s Remi 1S model, the Xiaomi Redmi 2 raises the bar by adding LTE support, but unfortunately also raises the price. This makes the Redmi 2 a little less exciting than its predecessor was. Xiaomi’s build quality remains consistently good, and the screen on this phone is one of its best features. However, performance leaves a little to be desired. The MIUI 6 Android skin is clean and has some interesting features. We were impressed with the phone’s battery life, but not so pleased with its camera, which has colour temperature issues. Overall, this is an impressive phone but unlike when Xiaomi first came to India, there is effective competition at this price point now.

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Price in India

Product Name Price in India
Xiaomi Redmi 2 (White, 1GB RAM, 8GB) 5,399
Xiaomi Redmi 2 (Grey, 2GB RAM, 16GB) 6,699

Xiaomi Redmi 2 price in India starts from ₹ 5,399. The lowest price of Xiaomi Redmi 2 is ₹ 5,399 at Amazon.

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Xiaomi Redmi 2 Full Specifications

General
Brand Xiaomi
Model Redmi 2
Release date January 2015
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 134.00 x 67.20 x 9.40
Weight (g) 133.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 2200
Removable battery Yes
Colours White, Black, Yellow, Pink, Green
Display
Screen size (inches) 4.70
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720x1280 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 312
Hardware
Processor 1.2GHz quad-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
RAM 1GB
Internal storage 8GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 32
Camera
Rear camera 8-megapixel
Rear flash Yes
Front camera 2-megapixel
Software
Operating system Android 4.4
Skin MIUI 6
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
Wi-Fi Direct No
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) No
SIM 1
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
Sensors
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No
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Xiaomi Redmi 2 User Review and Ratings

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  • WOW....
    Sachin Rajpurohit (Mar 12, 2015) on Gadgets 360
    ONE OF THE BEST PHONE OF 21 CENTURY
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  • heroes
    Er Awnish Mishra (Sep 25, 2015) on Gadgets 360
    i bought this phone 1 month before and the battery backup is very good ........ i like this phone
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  • Excellent Battery
    Eknath Shinde (Aug 30, 2015) on Gadgets 360
    I was previously using Redmi 1s & now buy Redmi 2 . Both the Products are Excellent for the performance & Especially Battery back up is very good.
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  • Worth for Prize
    Muruganantham A (Apr 1, 2015) on Gadgets 360
    UI is fantastic. Call recording (in Android OS flavor) and in-built FM, notification flash lights etc are some of the unique features, which I had seen recently ..
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  • Good Phone.............
    Abhinav Netha G (Nov 4, 2015) on Gadgets 360
    except ONE all are good in it...... Thats about RAM it's just 1 GB.... May be it'll be good having 2 GB of RAM
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  • video call
    Chee Chinyee (Nov 9, 2017) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    i hv problem with video call on wechat, video is ok,but no sound coming from the other party
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  • bad camera
    Abbas Muttaqin (Jul 30, 2018) on Gadgets 360
    16gb a plus but camera is disappointing. good as backup phone.
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  • GPRS charge deducted even if mobile data is off
    Anil Chauhan (Oct 26, 2015) on Gadgets 360
    I have purchased Redmi 2 Prime and having issues with its data connection. Now I find that the problem is with their operating system in general, and not with a particular handset. Since I use wifi and therefore, have disabled mobile data. But still on many occasions (specially when GPS was active) following message appears: "Your last browsing session is of 0 KB. Your GPRS charges are Rs. 0.03." Every time money is deducted. This happens many times a day and therefore, I lost money without using any data (about 60-70 times per day). The problem was much more severe during a foreign visit where each incidence deducted Rs 30. The funniest part is that data usage is shown as 0kB for entire day however money is deducted for more than 100 times, some days. On advices of Online support of MI, I tried following: I restricted the usage of data following the procedure-(security app >>data usage status>>restrict app data usage>>Disable the option of the data from Right hand side top corner option>>Enable the option for Wi-fi only) I also wiped cache. I did soft reset and hard reset of device twice. I have tried changing SIM with two other companies and money is deducted in all of them. I have tried renamed APN, but it has not helped. I disabled all the background data, synchronization, changed settings of all the apps manually. I also tried many other things I tried for last 15 days, but problem persisted. The only time I did not get this message was when I disabled GPS. But I purchased this mobile due to GPS only ( as it contains GPS, GLONASS and Beideu all together) I thought that my mobile is defective which MI is unable to found out at their service centre, so I replaced the mobile but the problem is same with new mobile also. That means it is problem with operating system. Later I checked with some of my colleagues who purchased Xiaomi mobile and they are facing same problem. Please let me know if anyone has a solution of this problem.
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  • Xcellent Phone
    Bumba Das (Aug 19, 2016) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    It is a good phone on this price.
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  • Five Stars
    Amazon Customer (Jun 13, 2016) on Amazon
    Very good item within less budget.
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