Xiaomi Redmi 2: Same price, better specs

Xiaomi Redmi 2: Same price, better specs


Xiaomi knew how to start the year right with the official announcement of the Redmi 2 on January 4. Not only is the Redmi 2 its first smartphone to come with a 64-bit processor, it is also the first in the company's portfolio to support 4G dual-SIM.

In addition, Xiaomi threw in some upgrades such as a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core chipset, MIUI 6 OS based on Android 4.4 KitKat, a thinner, lighter chassis and a slightly bigger battery at no extra cost. The Redmi 2 will go on sale in Singapore on March 17 for S$169, the same price as its predecessor!

The Redmi 2 is Xiaomi's first new smartphone for 2015. It is also the first Xiaomi phone to be powered by a 64-bit processor.

Taking all these into consideration, is the Redmi 2 a worthy upgrade for current Redmi 1/1S users? Will it attract new users over to Xiaomi's camp? Let's find out in this review. Here's a quick overview of the Redmi 2's specs:

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