Red Mi 2 is a low budget device with premium specs that few entry-level Android smartphones have. It packs 8MP camera for quality imaging experience and 1GB RAM for optimum performance.
Here is a brief review of Xiaomi Red Mi 2.
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Physical Look & Operating Sysem
Red Mi 2 comes with 4.7-inch 720p IPS LCD screen display that has Windows Phone design resemblance. It also has a similar look like Lumia handset but runs Android 4.4 installation (MIUI 6.0).
Memory & Storage
It is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 410 processors, 1.2GHz quad-core which is designed to give you more that you paid for. Red Mi 2 packs 1GB of RAM – not to bad for a budget smartphone, 8GB of storage out of which 2.5GB has already been allocated to system files ( 5.5GB is available for user’s storage). You can also expand its storage capacity via a microSD card to 32GB.
The device has 8 MP rear unit , 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus with LED flash sitting at the back (Quite unusual for an entry-level phone) with 2MP 720p for selfies.
It’s a dual-SIM handset which is a popular trend among low budget phones with LTE support.
The 2,200mAh Li-Po battery is above industry standard for new entrant and low-budget device.
Price & Availability
Red Mi 2 will most probably be price around $160 (N31k) according to Forbes and available at top stores in Nigeria.
|BODY||Dimensions||134 x 67.2 x 9.4 mm (5.28 x 2.65 x 0.37 in)|
|Weight||133 g (4.69 oz)|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|DISPLAY||Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||4.7 inches (~67.6% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||720 x 1280 pixels (~312 ppi pixel density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 2|
|– MIUI 6.0|
|PLATFORM||OS||Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53|
|MEMORY||Card slot||microSD, up to 32 GB|
|Internal||8 GB, 1 GB RAM
16 GB, 2 GB RAM
|CAMERA||Primary||8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash,|
|Features||1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR|
|Secondary||2 MP, 720p|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||v4.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou|
|USB||microUSB v2.0, USB Host|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|– Fast battery charging: 30% in 30 min (Quick Charge 1.0)
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
|BATTERY||Li-Po 2200 mAh battery|
|MISC||Colors||Black, White, Yellow, Pink, Green|
|TESTS||Performance||Basemark OS II: 509 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 511|
|Display||Contrast ratio: 974:1 (nominal), 1.763 (sunlight)|
|Camera||Photo / Video|
|Loudspeaker||Voice 70dB / Noise 70dB / Ring 77dB|
|Audio quality||Noise -94.8dB / Crosstalk -95.8dB|
Endurance rating 55h