- Prasid Banerjee , Digit
It's the best budget smartphone you can buy right now.
Reviews (7.2/10 Avg. rating)
Great battery life, sharp display, very low price
The Xiaomi Redmi 2 is one of the most affordable Android phones money can buy. Previously, such extremely affordable phones would come crippled significantly and lacking in features, but at first sight the Redmi 2 does no compromises: it has a fairly sharp, 4.7” display, the ubiquitous Snapdragon 410 mid-range system chip, and an 8-megapixel camera that shows promise.
However, there is a reason why this phone is not sold outside of Asia, and it’s the software. There is a lot to like about MIUI v6 that powers the Redmi 2 - its rich customization options with theme... Full review
One of the best budget device
The Redmi 2, despite the sluggish performance of its 1 GB RAM variant, finds itself above the rest of the flock, purely thanks to quality in design and the hardware-software combination. It’s clear that Mi devices are the primary vehicles for the Mi ecosystem, which will include devices more than just smartphones or tablets. For this reason, the Redmi 2 serves as the first point of entry. At Rs. 6,999, which is 1k higher than its predecessor, the Redmi 2 manages to be a budget device that can do it all, including 4G LTE, but to “do it all without lag”, the 2 GB RAM variant... Full review
Improves on Redmi 1S, offers a better camera and is a good entry-level option
Minor changes keep things fresh
The Xiaomi Redmi 2 replaces the Redmi 1S, one of the most popular phones of the past year, but at a higher price point. It is more polished in some ways but does not really raise the bar in terms of value for money. LTE is a huge feature, but has extremely limited relevance in India and is not something we would pay Rs. 1,000 more for at this point in time, given the choice. In that sense this phone is somewhat overshadowed by its predecessor.
Nobody with a Redmi 1S should need to feel any urge to upgrade. Those who want the best possible phone at this price point would do well t... Full review
Refined and better
The Xiaomi Redmi 2 is the best performer in its price segment right now. The company has improved almost every aspect of the device and added a few new features. The dual-4G element makes it future ready but till 4G becomes really widespread in India, the dual-3G element also adds a bit to the overall value. Except the brand value and service network, in which Motorola is still the leader, there’s really no reason to not go for the Redmi 2. Lenovo had the first mover’s advantage with its A6000, but it will have to give it up to Xiaomi now. Of course, you’ll have to get pas... Full review
Sounds like an incredibly tempting package
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