Saturday, April 25, 2015

Xiaomi Redmi 2

64-bit processor, Faster Performance
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Xiaomi Redmi 2

Xiaomi Redmi 2 is the first device belongs to the world's third-largest vendor that carries a 64-bit processor. Still consistent with a cheap price tag, Xiaomi also equip Redmi 2 with 4G LTE connection. Armed with MIUI 6.0 which is the latest version, user would get a better user experience compared to its predecessor.

SALES PACKAGE
  • Xiaomi Redmi 2
  • UK Standard Adapter
  • Data cable
  • Warranty card
  • Manuals

DESIGN
Redmi 2 carrying the rectangular design with plastic as the main material. The back of Redmi 2 layered matte black that is very comfortable and not easy to leave fingerprints. On the right side of the body, you can find the power button adjacent to the volume control. Turning to the top, you can find a 3.5mm audio port which unfortunately can not be used because there is no ear sets are included in the sales package. While the micro USB port located on the underside of this phone.

Redmi 2 colors

DISPLAY
This smartphone uses 4.7-inch screen with a resolution of 720p which has a density of 312 ppi. To protect the screen, Redmi 2 uses a Dragontrail Glass. Redmi 2 is equipped with a prevent pocket dial features that will keep the screen remain locked if there is an object that cover the proximity sensor, so as to prevent the phone to make calls while this phone is inside your pocket.
Redmi 2 allows the user to adjust the brightness, hue and saturation of the screen. Also have various types of fonts that you can download yourself. Users who wish to read the text can also choose the size according to taste. Unfortunately, Xiaomi not equip Redmi 2 with glove mode.

OS
Redmi 2 running Android 4.4.4 KitKat with additional MIUI interface V6. Although priced at a cheaper price, all the functions and features contained in MIUI V6 can you get without any reduction when compared to other Xiaomi variant that has more expensive price.
One characteristic from MIUI ROM is that the home screen panels doesn't have an app drawer. All your installed application is on your homescreen panels which can be categorized in separate folders. You can also protect your privacy by enabling the Guest Mode that allows you to lock the app with a password. Xiaomi also provide user Lite Mode for elderly or children.

HARDWARE
Xiaomi Redmi 2 equipped with Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 quad-core 1.2GHz processor  and 1GB of RAM. for graphics performance, this smartphone use Adreno 306 GPU. As to the internal memory, you can have 3.5GB from total 8GB owned. To meet the power supply, Xiaomi use a battery with 2200mAh capacity.

MULTIMEDIA
The default video player on the Redmi 2 can play video with full HD 1080p resolution in a variety of popular formats. Default video player interface looks standard and there is no support for displaying subtitles. As for the music player, Redmi 2 use the default MIUI music player and Google Play Music. For the best experience, users can use the headset from Xiaomi which can be purchased separately.
With headset attached, you can also listen to FM radio broadcasts. Just like its predecessor, Redmi 2 also does not come with headset in the sales package.

CONNECTIVITY
With two micro SIM card slot, users can surf the Internet using the 4G LTE network. Just like usual KitKat Android phone, you can open a web page with the default browser or chrome. As for connectivity, Redmi 2 already supports USB OTG using the adapter that you can buy separately.

CAMERA
Redmi 2 has an 8MP camera, complete with LED flash. With MIUI 6 interface you can choose the 12 filters are available or advanced modes like panorama, HDR, Skin Tones and manuals. Manual mode allows the user to adjust white balance and ISO. As for selfie, you can utilize a 2MP camera that was on the front side of this smartphone.
The video camera is also capable of recording images with a maximum resolution of 1080P. recorded video in .mp4 format with 30 frame per second with a file size varies according to the object and the duration of the recording.

FEATURES
In addition to many full featured, Redmi 2 also supports security features complete. Redmi security application is equipped with six basic features that include Cleaner, Data Usage, Blocklist, Power, Virus Scan and App Permissions.
Redmi 2 is also equipped with a compass to indicate the direction of a good in the 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional. By logging into Mi account, users can also chat via Mi Talk application.

ADVANTAGE & DISADVANTAGE
Pros : 4G LTE, 1.2GHz quad-core processor 64-bit, 1GB of RAM, MIUI 6
Disadvantage : Default video player very standard, headset not included in the sales package.

CONCLUSION
If you already have the first generation Redmi that priced at almost the same price, buy this phone could be a futile thing. Unless you want to feel the performance of 64-bit processor that carried by this product. While for those who want to try Xiaomi smartphone, LTE connections become more value from this smartphone.

REDMI 2 SPECIFICATIONS
  • Network : GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • Dimensions: 134 x 67.2 x 9.4 mm (5.28 x 2.65 x 0.37 in), 133 g (4.69 oz)
  • SIM : Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Display Type : IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 4.7 inches
  • Resolution : 720 x 1280 pixels (~312 ppi pixel density)
  • Protection : Corning Gorilla Glass 2
  • OS : MIUI 6.0 based on Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat)
  • Chipset : Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410
  • CPU : Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU : Adreno 306
  • Memory Card Slot : microSD, up to 32 GB
  • Internal : 8 GB, 1 GB RAM/ 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
  • Camera Primary : 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
  • Features : 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR
  • Video : 1080p@30fps
  • Secondary : 2 MP, 720p
  • Connectivity : WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, LE, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, FM radio, microUSB v2.0, USB Host, USB OTG, 3.5mm jack
  • Sensors : Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Battery : Li-Po 2200 mAh battery, Fast battery charging: 30% in 30 min (Quick Charge 1.0)
  • Colors : Black, White, Yellow, Pink, Green

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