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Xiaomi Redmi 2 / Xiaomi Hongmi 2

Xiaomi Redmi 2 / Xiaomi Hongmi 2
alaScore 90

387 reviews

Aug, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 387 reviews of Xiaomi Redmi 2 / Xiaomi Hongmi 2. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and usability. The camera and size are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the battery and performance.

price, size, camera, usability, screen

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 90/100 = 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

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Aloysius Low (cnet.co.uk)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 review

 

Xiaomi's latest smartphone, the Redmi Note 2, is the kind of phone you're looking for when you need a big screen and features at a low cost, even if its specs aren't all that exciting. As the last new phone the Chinese smartphone maker is selling...

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: Aloysius Low (cnet.co.uk)

Xiaomi Redmi 2 review

 

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

WORTH CONSIDERING

Expert review by: Dominic Moass (kitguru.net)

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Smartphone Review

 

While those interested in technology may well know of Xiaomi, they are not a household name in the western world. Today we managed to get hold of a Xiaomi Redmi 2, one of the latest handsets from the Chinese manufacturer. While Xiaomi are yet to retail...

Big enough to be useful, small enough to fit in a pocket ; Sharp HD screen ; Cheap, even with added import costs

No Google Play Store out of the box ; Lack of customer support abroad ; Performance can be slow

If you’re willing to take a risk, the Xiaomi Redmi 2 could be a good option. However, the new 2nd generation Moto E is a similar price point and is actually available in Western markets, so it seems a safer bet.

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: 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: 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)

Xiaomi Redmi 2 review

 

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: 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: 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: (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

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2200
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Call management

Call blocking: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:3264 x 2448
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear Camera Resolution:3264 x 2448
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:2
Sensor Type:BSI
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 720p / 720p, 1080p
Zoom capability: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Grey / White
Curved Design: No
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:11.9
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:312
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:1

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WMA
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
Video formats supported:AVI, H.264, MPEG4

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):900,1800
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,1900,2100
3G standards:WCDMA
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:1800,2100
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.0 LE
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:MICRO-USB
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 306
Gyroscope: Yes
Office support: Yes
On-board graphics adapter model:Adreno 306
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4.4
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Recorder
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port: Yes

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor Model:410 / MSM 8916

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4.4

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:1024
Internal RAM type:LPDDR3
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:32

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.2 / 9.4
Height :13.4
Weight:134
Width:6.72