Xiaomi Redmi 2 is into the market! Xiaomi Redmi 2 is into the market! | Review Kopcha

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Xiaomi Redmi 2 is into the market!

Xiaomi Redmi 2

Xiaomi Redmi 2

Xiaomi which has created revolution in the mobile market is out with its new phone with mid-range specs & low-range price, named it - "Xiaomi Redmi 2" (the successor of Redmi) to compete with other companies like Motorola, Micromax & Honor. It is quoted at Rs.6999 and is exclusively sold in Flipkart. The sales started today but only the customers who have already registered for it before in Flipkart can buy it today .

The Xiaomi Redmi 2 falls in low & mid range catergory which is competing against the phones like Moto G, YU Yureka and Android One. Needless to say, the phone comes with 4G LTE connectivity for both the sims.


Xiaomi Redmi 2


Xiaomi Redmi 2 is equipped with a 64-bit QuadCore CPU, an Adreno 306 GPU and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 1.2ghz processor. Xiaomi claims that "With 50% more processing power than its predecessor, Cortex A7, the Cortex-A53 processor on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 410 guarantees a fluid experience even for the heaviest of users. Its energy efficient Hexagon DSP core maximises work per CPU clock cycle for long lasting battery life and wait for it... 64-bit computing! It's faster and more powerful than 32-bit processors, and allows for more efficient processing and memory use. The specs of Xiaomi Redmi 2 are pretty much similar when compared to the Huawei's Honor 4X but the Honor 4X is priced at Rs.10499 so it is a tough competition for Huawei to beat Xiaomi's market!

Xiaomi Redmi 2


Xiaomi Redmi 2 sports a 8MP BSI rear camera, 5-element lens helps in taking sharp clear and wide images with the f/2.2 aperture, 28mm wide-angle lens. Redmi 2 has got some good features like Face recognition, HDR, panorama, burst mode, exposure control and real-time filters. The Redmi 2 supports 1080p full HD video recording. The 8MP camera uses backside illumination (BSI) for great low-light performance at night, while infrared sensor protection improves image quality in sunlight. Redmi 2's front camera is only of 2 MP and can record 720p HD videos. It comes with Beautify like other Xiaomi phones (Redmi Note), which intelligently guesses the age and gender of the person in order to apply 36 smart filters. Selfies are pretty good enough even without photo editing!

Xiaomi Redmi 2


Xiaomi Redmi 2 comes with a 4.7 inch 720p display, 312ppi & fully laminated 178 degrees IPS screen. It even has a Color-temperature adjustment which helps in adjusting the phones brightness. Xiaomi claims that the 178° in-plane switching (IPS) technology delivers stunning color consistency from almost any angle.
Xiaomi Redmi 2 miui

User Interface

The Xiaomi Redmi 2 uses MIUI 6, a user interface designed to create an enjoyable smartphone experience and has got many advanced features like smart call notifications (it doesn't interrupt gaming or the work you are doing by showing the call like a notification on the screen), security center (anti-virus), Mi cloud etc. It comes with Android v4.4 (Kitkat) accompanied with MIUI like the oher Xiaomi phones.

Xiaomi Redmi 2


Xiaomi Redmi 2 is powered by a 2200mAh battery and Xiaomi claims that it will last longer, has 10% more capacity compared to Redmi 1S. Also comes with Quick Charge 1.0, which speeds up changing by 20%.

Xiaomi Redmi 2


Redmi 2 uses two noise-cancelling silicon microphones that provide better signal-to-noise ratio than traditional ECM microphones, producing sound that remains clear even in the noisiest environments. The phone comes with some decent speakers too! so you need not worry about the sound clarity.


This smartphone comes with many sensors like Gyroscope, Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Electronic Compass, Proximity Sensor which makes the phone have higher specs even though the price is low & helps in many other stuff like motion gaming!

Xiaomi Redmi 2

Look & Feel

The Xiaomi Redmi 2 comes with finely textured and matte-sprayed back cover which feels great against skin. It is also fingerprint and grease-resistant.  You can have the comfort without compromise as Xiaomi has kept the same 4.7 inch display but designed Redmi 2 to be lighter at 133g and thinner at 9.4mm. It also features rounded corners and a textured back that feels great in your grip!


Xiaomi Redmi 2 comes with a 8GB internal memory, which can be expanded upto 32GB using a microSD card. It has got a 1GB RAM which is actually quite common in the smartphones which are launched recently.

Xiaomi Redmi 2


Xiaomi Redmi 2 is a decent phone with decent specs and low price! This phone is competing the Huawei's Honor 4X even though there is a price difference of around Rs.3500 so this is the phone if you are in a tight budget or you want to buy a pocket friendly gadget in the current situation. Something we noticed missing from the spec sheet is Gorilla Glass 3, so watch out for that!

We would love to hear your opinions about this phone! See you in the discussion section!

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