Xiaomi Redmi 2 in Kenya

Xiaomi Redmi 2: Specifications Review

November 5, 2015

The Xiaomi Redmi 2 is one of the best budget Android Smartphones on the market right now.

The Redmi 2 is an epitome of Xiaomi’s famous Business Strategy of lowering what consumers have to pay for premium through providing their smartphones at a price that is close to the manufacturing cost.

That said, here is what the Xiaomi Redmi 2 has to offer.

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Price in Kenya

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Technical Specifications


Display Size: 4.7 inches

Display Type: IPS LCD

Screen Resolution: 720 x 1280 pixels

Screen Resolution Density: 312 ppi

Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 2

You get a 4.7-Inch 720p IPS display with the Xiaomi Redmi 2. The display size is impressive considering that its just 0.3-inches smaller than its slightly more impressive elder sibling, the Xiaomi Mi 4.

it is also awesome that the Xiaomi Redmi 2 features a Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection layer. This in fact gives the smartphone an edge over its competition since the feature is often missing on smartphones in the Xiaomi Redmi 2 price range.


Dimensions: 134 x 67.2 x 9.4 mm

Weight: 133 g

The Xiaomi Redmi 2 features a polycarbonate construction.

This unfortunately gives it the smartphone the basic budget smartphone appeal albeit the flaw works extremely well at making the smartphone very light.


Xiaomi Redmi 2 in Kenya

Operating System: Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat)

CPU: Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53

RAM: 1/2 GB

Internal Memory: 8/16 GB

Micro SD: Yes, up to 32 GB

You get a Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU coupled with either 1 or 2 GB of RAM. You also get to choose between 8/16 GB of internal memory.

A Quad-Core CPU is generally the current standard for mid-range smartphones and the CPU provides adequate power to ensure a fluid operation.

Other than that, you get a Micro-SD slot that can handle up to up to 32 GB of memory.


Rear Camera: 8 MP

Secondary Camera: 2 MP

LED Flash: Yes

The Xiaomi Redmi 2 provides a 8MP camera for general photography and a 2 MP snapper for your selfies. In addition to that you get an LED flash.a feature that comes in handy for low-light photography.

Battery and Extras

Battery Capacity: Li-Po 2200 mAh

A Li-Po 2200 mAh battery powers the Xiaomi Redmi 2.



The Xiaomi Redmi 2 is among the 2 smartphones Xiaomi cherry-picked to launch in Kenya.

A quick review of the Redmi 2 specifications reveals that the smartphone is perfect for the average Kenyan smartphone buyer. That said, it will be interesting to see how the Xiaomi Redmi 2 will perform once it becomes available in Kenya.

Why you should buy the Xiaomi Redmi 2

Corning Gorrilla Glass Protection

Awesome Display protection

Impressive Performance profile

Value for money

Cons of the Xiaomi Redmi 2

Unimpressive Design

Rivals of the Xiaomi Redmi 2

Rivals of the Xiaomi Redmi 2 include the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime (Ksh 18,500) and Microsoft Lumia 540 (Ksh. 17,899).

Price in Kenya

The Xiaomi Redmi 2 has a suggested retail price of Ksh.18,999 In Kenya.

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Kevin is a Passionate Technology Enthusiast and the Lead Writer at MobiTrends. He has been writing about Smartphones and Mobile Technology since 2012. Drop him your comments below :)

  • Annah

    Hello, Thanks for the info.Is this brand in Kenya? Would like to own one.

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