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Value, but not without cost
Reviewed in India on 17 January 2019
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. If you're looking for a cheap phone, this is probably a good buy, like the original Redmi, the Redmi 2's design keeps it simple. What you get is a dull-looking rectangular phone with rounded corners and a plastic rear. The Redmi 2 (right) is slightly smaller than the Redmi 1S, but the size of the screen is the same.
It's not much to look at, but it seems Xiaomi has gone with a more basic design to keep costs down.
The phone is overall good but I would say after couple of months or more than a year of use the became slow and it's poor performance. Always look for more RAM for Android phones.
The Good: 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 Bad: 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 Bottom Line: 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.