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Xiaomi Redmi 2 / Xiaomi Hongmi 2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 382 reviews of Xiaomi Redmi 2 / Xiaomi Hongmi 2. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the camera and screen are generally positive. The usability and size are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative opinions about the performance.

price, size, usability, screen, camera

performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Xiaomi Redmi 2 / Xiaomi Hongmi 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Xiaomi Redmi 2 / Xiaomi Hongmi 2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Xiaomi Redmi 2 / Xiaomi Hongmi 2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the camera. The performance is also appreciated.

price, performance, camera

67% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: XIAOMI Redmi 2 Smartphone 64bit 4G Quad Core 4.7 Inch HD Screen 8.0MP GLONASS- WhiteXIAOMI Redmi 2 Smartphone 64bit 4G Quad Core 4.7 Inch HD Screen 8.0MP GLONASS- White

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Smartphone Review

 

A basic solution. The Redmi 2 aims to be a mainstream smartphone for a budget price. Its humble 720p display and Snapdragon 410 SoC aren't trying to break any records, but will instead offer sufficient and reliable performance for everyday use.

Great display quality, Relatively bright backlight, Responsive glass touchscreen, Good speaker quality for music and movies, MicroSD and dual 4G micro-SIM support, Low-light camera performance is good for a smartphone, Inexpensive

No WiFi calling, Some included apps are buggy, Average battery life, Average graphics performance, Average system performance, Below average telephone quality, Bloatware

The Redmi 2 has a lot going for it, including its impressive glass display, dual SIM support with 4G, responsive touchscreen, and an inexpensive price of $130 at Gearbest. It performs reasonably well in almost all core categories, which is not easy to...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 (white)

 

Personally, I don't really like displays larger than 5 inches, as they make it a tad uncomfortable to use with one hand, but the 5.5-inch Redmi Note 2 didn't seem too hard to get used to. Perhaps it's because I've been testing out the Apple Watch with...

Xiaomi's Redmi Note 2 may be cheap, but it packs in good performance with a reliable camera and expandable storage.

The phone is pretty much limited to countries in Asia for now, and there's no indication it will head westward anytime soon. Camera color accuracy is a problem indoors and battery life is good, but not great.

The Redmi Note 2 is yet another Xiaomi smartphone that delivers good performance at a low price -- but those outside Asia however will have a hard time getting one.

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Xiaomi Redmi 2

 

First and foremost, the Redmi 2 is a budget phone, so it's not using the fastest processor possible or packing a lot of RAM. This can lead to noticeable sluggishness when more resource-hogging apps such as Facebook Messenger start running in the...

The affordable Redmi 2 sells for a mere $120 or £80 and offers features such as dual 4G SIM slots and Xiaomi's easy to use MIUI OS. The 8-megapixel camera takes pretty good shots as well.

The phone's low 1GB of RAM will adversely affect performance when running a lot of apps, and it runs an older version of Android.

The low price of the Redmi 2 makes it an appealing option, but you'll be better off paying a bit more for Xiaomi's more premium offerings if you can afford to do so.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Xiaomi Redmi 2 review: Spare hand

 

The Xiaomi Redmi 2 is helping the company cross into the 64-bit era. A catchy enough headline for a sequel that's not overly generous with the upgrades. On second thought, a new generation chipset (lower-midrange but still), a more recent OS and LTE...

4.7" IPS 720p capacitive touchscreen with 312ppi; Corning Gorilla Glass 2 ; Android 4.4.4 KitKat with MIUI v.6 ; 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU; 1 GB of RAM (8GB model) or 2GB of RAM (16GB model); Adreno 306 GPU; Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 ; 8MP camera...

The 8GB version has 1GB of RAM ; Limited availability ; Shipping cross-continent may complicate service and warranty

The big question when dealing with a sequel: is it worth the upgrade? The big question when Xiaomi is involved: are these guys running a charity?

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: (phonearena.com)

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Review

 

A 4.7” phone with a 720p display, Snapdragon 410 system chip, and 8-megapixel camera, the Xiaomi Redmi 2 takes the most pride in its software, the MIUI v6…

Very low price ; Great battery life ; Sharp display with pleasing colors for its class ; Captures good images for its class ; MIUI skin has some nice customization options and manual settings ; Removable battery, expandable storage

Issues with some key apps on MIUI ; Limited 4G LTE bands ; Not fully tailored to non-Asian markets ; Recharge time is a bit too slow ; Screen refresh rate is low

At a full retail price of $130 (799 yuan in China), the Xiaomi Redmi 2 is one of the most affordable Android phones money can buy.

May, 2015

Expert review by: Bharadwaj Chandramouli (fonearena.com)

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Review

 

Xiaomi's grand entry into India was more to do with the Redmi 1s than any of its other devices. We had called it “one of the best budget smartphones ever made” and that it was, with a price point that shook the market. Over 6 months have passed since...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Nimish Sawant (tech.firstpost.com)

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Review: Improves on Redmi 1S, offers a better camera and is a good entry-level option - Tech2

 

Xiaomi has had a great run since it launched in India last June. While its entry level Redmi 1S was well received in India, it was discontinued towards the end of last year to help concentrate on Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G. The Redmi Note 3G was stopped from...

Xiaomi Redmi 2’s major improvement over its predecessor is the addition of the dual SIM 4G slots, higher capacity battery and a new user interface. While this may make sense for someone living in a city which is blessed with a 4G connectivity, for...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Nimish Sawant (tech.firstpost.com)

Xiaomi Redmi 2 review: Improves on Redmi 1S, offers a better camera and is a good entry-level option

 

Xiaomi has had a great run since it launched in India last June. While its entry level Redmi 1S was well received in India, it was discontinued towards the end of last year to help concentrate on Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G. The Redmi Note 3G was stopped from...

Xiaomi Redmi 2’s major improvement over its predecessor is the addition of the dual SIM 4G slots, higher capacity battery and a new user interface. While this may make sense for someone living in a city which is blessed with a 4G connectivity, for...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Aloysius Low (cnet.com.au)

Xiaomi Redmi 2 review: It might be a bargain, but buyer beware

 

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is well-known for its low-cost, high-quality products, but unfortunately, the Redmi 2 fails to live up to expectations. That isn't to say the sub-$120 (roughly £75 or AU$140) smartphone is a bad device, but slight...

The affordable Redmi 2 sells for a mere $120 or £80 and offers features such as dual 4G SIM slots and Xiaomi's easy to use MIUI OS. The 8-megapixel camera takes pretty good shots as well

The phone's low 1GB of RAM will adversely affect performance when running a lot of apps, and it runs an older version of Android

The low price of the Redmi 2 makes it an appealing option, but you'll be better off paying a bit more for Xiaomi's more premium offerings if you can afford to do so.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Артем Лутфуллин (mobile-review.com)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2. Первый взгляд

 

Аккуратный пластиковый корпус, лаконичный дизайн, добротные характеристики и очень приятная заявленная стоимость – компания Xiaomi представила новый бюджетный смартфон с крупным дисплеем – Redmi Note 2

Aug, 2015

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2 / 5
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13 / 8

Design

Curved Design: No

Display

Pixel density:312 / 403
Screen shape:Flat

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G standards:HSDPA / HSPA / WCDMA
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:1800,1900,2100,2300,2500,2600 / 1800,2100
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Dual SIM

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes

Storage

Internal RAM type:LPDDR3