Xiaomi Redmi 2 is the new base of the range of the Chinese producer presented at the beginning of January and can compete with many of the mid-range devices (and not only) of brand marketing Android smartphone for some time in Europe. As always Xiaomi products are designed and manufactured for the Chinese market, but the interest in these devices is high in Italy although some compromise is necessary. Let’s see how this goes Redmi 2.
Xiaomi Redmi 2 is characterized by having the new Snapdragon platform with 410 architecture Cortex-A57 64-bit Quad Core and 1GB of RAM, a budget very good considering the price in China and normal if we think of the middle range of Android devices, 2015. The display is not particularly large, and thanks to the 4.7-inch dimensions are quite contained seen that stop at 134 x 67.2 x 9.4 mm. Slightly thick and not very light but still easy to grip.
Xiaomi Redmi 2 Review Specifications InDepth
Xiaomi Redmi 2 Review Specifications
- Dimensions : 67.2 x 134 x 9.4 mm
- SoC : 410 MSM8916 Qualcomm Snapdragon Quad Core
- Processor : ARM Cortex-A53, 1200 MHz
- Graphics Processor : Qualcomm Adreno 306
- RAM : 1 GB, 533 MHz
- Internal Memory : 8 GB
- Memory cards : microSD
- Display : 4.7 inch, IPS, 720 x 1280 pixels
- Battery : 2200 mAh
- OS is : MIUI V6 (Android 4.4.4 KitKat)
- Camera : 3264 x 2448 pixels, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 30 fps
- SIM card : Micro-SIM
- Wi-Fi b, g, n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Display
- USB : 2.0, Micro USB
- Bluetooth : 4.0
- Navigation : GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
The materials are plastic and although the assembly is not good we certainly have a premium product and the economy segment belongs to this smartphone can be seen immediately. Not much slips and aesthetic level we have a line very clean and simple with no special obvious.
Display Redmi 2 Review Xiaomi Redmi 2 Review:
Despite the good value for money, the display does not give up on 4.7 inch HD resolution that is considered excellent and on a par with much more high-end smartphones out in the second half of 2014. The color range is good even if the IPS mounted blacks did not particularly convincing. It is still a good display with an excellent touch and coverage oleophobic certainly not usual in this market. Very good even with the light sensor also fine adjustment in automatic mode.
Very interesting, finally, the ability to change the behavior of the keys out of the display with gesture, simple and prolonged pressure.
Battery, Audio and Reception Xiaomi Redmi 2 Review:
Redmi 2 has a battery of 2200mAh which allows, thanks to the processor is not particularly energy-intensive and balanced display, ending the day with no problems. There are several adjustments and settings to manage the power consumption of different applications with the LTE you can have a good life generally.
Very good the audio part: the speakerphone is high and allows you to make calls even in the car without too much trouble. Well even the audio earpiece and excellent management Dual SIM though only one slot has the ability to hook the 4G. However, you can pass data between a sim and the other and set some fields to a SIM or the other.
No problem then for the reception on 4G even though there may be some problems with certain bands than products designed for our market.
Software Xiaomi Redmi 2 Review:
Our test was done with a weekly ROM translated into Italian and based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat. we are talking about a completely personalized and based on the interface MIUI amending completely launcher, settings and user experience. This is not necessarily bad, but rather, the graphics are very nice, extremely wide and customization thanks to the full support to the themes you can change things to your smartphone whenever you want.
Compared to other Xiaomi device, the firmware is well translated in Italian and also links to store Chinese were translated and then it will be easier to disentangle the various menus. Just in the settings many possibilities present with a gem for notifications that can be set and customized for each application with the ability to have a band in high clickable and disappeared after a few seconds.
many programs preinstalled all treated to interesting although still find links to Chinese reality.Male web browser in the rom proven that he can not keep up with Chrome which happens to be the best choice if you want to surf well and really exploit the potential of this product.
In general, however, the fluidity is good, depended in part on the maturity of the ROM Italian but you will hardly real blocks. Some imperfection is there but if you want to use this smartphone in Italian, is the price to pay.
Camera and Multimedia Xiaomi Redmi 2 Review:
Very interesting is the 8-megapixel rear camera that turns out to be a pleasant surprise even if we take as reference the price Italian. Excellent macro, very good pictures with lots of light, and overall quality more than satisfactory. So and so the anterior chamber.
Multimedia part with light and shadow. If the video playback and volume are excellent in all content, not all games are perfectly usable and in part can be depended firmware not perfect because the hardware is definitely good.
Conclusions Of Redmi 2 Review:
Xiaomi Redmi 2 is potentially a very good product whose quality / price ratio is excellent in China. Unfortunately like all Xiaomi since there is a real European location, the only alternative is to rely on the large community of developers that achieves excellent firmware and translations. The price to pay is not always the weekly Roma are perfect and you have to be a little ‘behind the overall development. Redmi 2 is a great device for geeks, a product that also imported in Italy has a price in line with the hardware but which many limits to users ‘common’.