Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime Review

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime is a budget smartphone coming with a price tag of $103.09 which can be converted to 6999 INR. One of the best devices we can find with a cheap price. The features including 2GB RAM and the latest 4G LTE technology are capable of competing with the dominators on the tech world. The Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime is the variant of the Redmi 2 series of the Xiaomi. The devices were launched as two variants namely Redmi 2 and the Redmi 2 Prime. The basic Redmi version had a RAM of 1GB and the ROM capacity of 8GB. The Prime version has the double RAM and ROM making it 2GB and 16GB respectively.

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The device was released in August last year. Till now, the device made a flagship sale of thousands of products all over them the world. The specs and pricing are the main reason for this popularity of the device. When compared to other models of the same specs, the device is far better to have better than them. There is a lot more to know about the Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime. So, let’s have a look at the Xiaomi Remi 2 Prime Review.

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Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime Design

The Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime has a Lumia-like design while looking from the back. The matte finish provides a neat design from the back. There is nothing more than a camera, flash, microphone and the Mi logo on the backside. The back cover can be removed as usual in Lumia devices. There are many color variants available on the device. But, now, the device running out of stock and only available in white nad grey versions of the device. This indicates the popularity of the device on online  stores.

It has a clean and smooth 4.7-inch display on the front which leaves the space for the navigation buttons on the downside and the place for speaker and the front camera on the upper side. The device looks stunning from all angles. The 9mm thickness doesn’t make it fat enough. In our opinion, the device well sticks on the hand in a comfy way. You didn’t feel you are holding the device in hand. It’s that much good to hold.

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Display

Moving to the display, the Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime features a 4.7-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. The screen is completely laminated to avoid the glares well as the small scratches on the display. The touch screen works perfect on the fingers and your fingers will flow like anytime before. The IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors can always provide a better visual experience. When comparing the screen features to the price, you might open your mouth large!

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Camera

The Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime features an 8.0 MP shooter on the back while a 2.0 MP one on the front. Nevertheless to say that the camera performing very decent for the price range of the device. The focus of the camera is a quite noticeable one. It performs very well even when focusing the very near objects. It can auto adjust the settings even on gloomy conditions or completely under the artificial lighting.

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Performance and Connectivity

Talking about the performance, The Redmi 2 Prime is absolutely fantastic. It provides a great bunch of features for less than the half price of those smartphones with same specs. It has a Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU installed that can manage some extreme usage needs of the users. The Redmi 2 was powered by a 1GB RAM but the Prime rel=placed it by a 2GB One. Nowadays, a 2GB RAM device might not be available under the price tag of 10K. But, xiaomi amazed the users by providing the best ever value for money.

There is a 16GB inbuilt internal storage on the device. the users will get about 13GB of free space apart from the system files and apps. It is more than enough for normal users. Surprising the users, Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime also includes an Adreno 306 GPU. The gamers would love it for an extreme gaming with the help of 2GB RAM and the 1.2GHz CPU. While the display too joins the family, there might be a gaming room in your house from the day you own the device in your pocket.

The Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime is powered by the latest 4G LTE connectivity which can enable the power of the internet on your lovely device. The uninterrupted communication is not far apart anymore. It also features all basic connectivities like Wifi, 3G, 2g, etc…

The device is equipped with the Android 4.4.4 KitKat version. It is a relatively older version of the android. As the device was launched in the middle of the 205, this might not sound like an older one those period. The Android OS is completely integrated with the MiUI to create a custom visual experience on the Xiaomi device.

 

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Battery

The Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime is powered by a 2200mAh battery which may not be large as much as for your gaming needs. But don’t forget that the device is reaching your hands for an amazing price of just $103. If you want to expand the storage, you might buy an extra battery or try some good power banks like EasyAcc 2nd Gen. Brilliant 10000mAh Power BankYU JYUICE Power BanksASUS ZenPower 10050mAh Power Bank.

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime Smartphone Specifications

  • CPU: Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Adreno 306
  • RAM: 2GB RAM
  • ROM: 16GB ROM
  • External memory: SD Card Up to 32GB
  • Screen size: 4.7 inch
  • Screen resolution: 720 x 1280 pixels (~312 PPI pixel density)
  • OS: Android 4.4.4 KitKat
  • Back camera: 8.0MP
  • Front camera: 2.0MP
  • Battery Capacity: 2200mAh
  • Wireless Connectivity: GPS, 4G LTE, 3G, GSM, Bluetooth, WiFi
  • WiFi: 802.11a/b/g/n/a wireless internet
  • I/O Interface: TF/Micro SD Card Slot, Mini USB Slot, 3.5mm Audio Out Port
  • Additional Features: MP3, MP4, OTG, Gravity Sensing, Browser

Pros

  • 2GB RAM
  • 4G Connectivity
  • Cheap Price

Cons

  • Battery Capacity is a little lower and Some users experiencing heating problems.

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime Smartphone Unboxing and Video

Verdict

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime is a good option if you concern of your money. The device brings the best value for money. Never compromising the performance, you could really get a great device in your pocket. So, give it a try for 100 bucks in your pocket.

via Xiaomi

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime Rating
8.7 Overall
Build Quality8.5
Features9.5
Design9
Camera8.5
Network8
Battery8.5
Muhammed Swalih is a Blogger by profession who also has a great taste in Web Development, SEO, Graphic Designing, etc.
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