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