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Xiaomi releases Redmi 2

Xiaomi is a highly famous company on the smartphone market for its low-cost, but also for the high-
quality products that it commonly releases. Knowing this fact, Xiaomi has released another smartphone, named Redmi 2, but is this device living up to the expectations? At the price of 120 dollars, Redmi 2 is not a bad product, but being a budget-phone, it doesn’t deliver a spectacular performance, either.

Xiaomi Redmi 2 is not coming with the fastest processor on the market, or with a lot of RAM, due to its low price. This lack of performance will have an impact on the phone, especially when users will try to access apps such as Facebook Messenger or search the WEB. However, if owners will not use so often these apps, the device will run pretty smoothly.

Leaving the performance issues aside, Redmi 2 homes some features, especially the latest version of the company’s easy-to-use MIUI, an 8-megapixel rear camera that takes some decent shots, especially in good lighting, and dual-SIM 4G capabilities.

For customers who are searching for an affordable phone, Xiaomi Redmi 2 is a good choice. To be mentioned that people from Australia, UK and US who are interested in buying this phone will need to get it from online resellers.

It seems that the company doesn’t sell its phones in those countries. Xiaomi is more interested in selling its products on Asian markets, like India, targeting these particular markets with the release of this product. However, South America will also get soon the chance to buy one new device, after the
company will move forward with its expansion plans.

Xiaomi Redmi comes with a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, accompanied by 1GB of RAM and 8GB of onboard memory. The phone also homes a microSD card
support, so users will have the chance to raise up to 32GB of extra storage. When it comes to battery,
the new device has a 2,200mAh battery, which is a slightly larger, compared with the previous Redmi
that had a 2,000mAh.

Redmi 2 comes with Android 4.4, but runs the company’s own MIUI 6.0 and supports 4G. The custom skin adds some features to the phone, like the one which allows users to shift apps around by tapping and holding on an app and using another finger to flick to another screen.

Of course, the Xiaomi Redmi 2 cannot be compared with high end products such as Samsung's latest
releases or the iPhone. However, the device is not addressing the high end market, but is more like a
product for the regular customer, who has a limited budget, but is looking for a good device that will
offer a decent level of usability.

However, how this device will perform on a market filled with Android devices that offer good performance at a good price, is something yet to be found out. Moreover, it is yet to see how it will be received on the markets it directly targets, on which many smartphone makers are focused on nowadays.


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