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Xiaomi Redmi 2 / Xiaomi Hongmi 2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 388 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. Reviewers are impressed by the size and camera. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the battery.

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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. Reviewers really like the camera and performance.

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

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Alfred Siew (techgoondu.com)

Xiaomi brings Redmi Note 2 with “flagship performance” to Singapore November 3rd, 2015 | by Alfred Siew Cellphones 1

 

It's yet another option for folks who want many of the features of top-end models without paying top dollar.

Nov, 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

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: Евгений Вильдяев (mobile-review.com)

Обзор смартфона Xiaomi Redmi Note 2

 

Бюджетный фаблет прошлого поколения от Xiaomi: 5.5-дюймовый дисплей, FHD-разрешение, IPS-матрица, восьмиядерный чипсет MediaTek Helio X10, 2 ГБ оперативной памяти и стоимость в районе 12 000 рублей

Это один из немногих аппаратов, в которых посредственно работали разговорные динамик и микрофон. И я, и мои собеседники плохо слышали друг друга, при этом тесты проводились в нескольких различных местах. Возможно, это проблемы исключительно моего...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: Damien McFerran (knowyourmobile.com)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Review: INSANELY Good, Very Cheap. Excellent ALL ROUND

 

Cheap and powerful Chinese smartphones are something of a mystery for most western buyers, which is ironic when you consider that so many of the best-known tech brands create their products in that part of the world. This is slowly but surely changing...

Amazing screen, powerful hardware, MicroSD card slot, fantastic custom UI

No NFC, creaky case design, no fast charging

Amazing value for money and arguably one of the most accomplished phones to emerge from China in recent times, the Redmi Note 2 is a must for budget buyers

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 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: (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

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2200 / 3060
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
Speed dialing: 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 / 5
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13 / 8
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear Camera Resolution:3264 x 2448
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13 / 8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:2 / 5
Sensor Type:BSI
Smile detection: Yes
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 720p / 720p, 1080p
Zoom capability: Yes

Design

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:11.9 / 14
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:312 / 403
Screen shape:Flat
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 / 2

Messaging

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

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WMA
FM radio: Yes
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 / 900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100 / 900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA / HSDPA, HSPA, TD-SCDMA / HSPA / WCDMA
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:1800,1900,2100,2300,2500,2600 / 1800,2100
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.0 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

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

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 306
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute: 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, Dictionary, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Recorder
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:MEDIATEK / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2 / 2
Processor Model:410 / MSM 8916 / MT6795

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4.4 / 5.0 / 5.0 Lollipop

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:1024 / 2 / 2048
Internal RAM type:LPDDR3
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 8
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:152 / 8.3 / 9.2 / 9.4
Height :13.4 / 15.2 / 8.3
Weight:134 / 160
Width:6.72 / 7.6 / 76