The ‘made in India’ smartphone Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime
Most of the smartphones we use today are actually made in China,Taiwan,Korea etc, we don’t see smartphones which are made in India, but all that is going to change now,as of now many smartphone companies like InFocus,Huawei etc are working to set up their manufacturing unit India, companies like Lenovo,Gionee,Micromax and many more have already started working on assembling units in India.
The Chinese Smartphone giant Xiaomi is now the third largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, and recently Xiaomi took the initiative to join the ‘Make in India’ campaign.Xiaomi tied up with Foxconn to produce smartphones at Sri City,Andra Pradesh. After starting their operations in India,last month Xiaomi launched its first ‘made in India’ smartphone the Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime,which is said to be an upgraded version of the Xiaomi Redmi 2.The device sports a 4.7 inch IPS LCD screen,it runs on Android v 4.4.4(Kitkat), on the heart of the device, there is Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 64 bit processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, assisted by 2 GB of RAM and comes with a 16 GB of internal memory. The Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime sits with a price tag of Rs 6999 and is available in India via Flipkart, Snapdeal, and Amazon. So let’s see what does the ‘made in India’ smartphone Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime has to offer.
|Device name||Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime|
|Colors available in||Black,White,Yellow,Pink|
The Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime is dual sim 4G enabled device, with both the sim slots supporting 4G,apart from 2G and 3G.With the box you will be getting a travel charger, USB data cable for charging and data transfer and a 2200 mAh battery, you won’t be getting an earphone with the device.
|Screen Size||4.7 inches|
|Display Type||IPS LCD|
|Pixel density||~ 312 ppi|
Display and Design
The Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime flaunts a 4.7-inch screen having an HD IPS LCD display, offering a screen resolution of (720×1280 pixels),the screen does not have any kind of Gorilla Glass protection,so it is better if you get a screen guard for the device.
Coming to the design of the device, the Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime looks exactly the same like the Redmi 2, there are no such changes made in the device.The compact size of the device makes it pretty easy to hold the device in one hand.
O.S and Interface
The Redmi 2 Prime runs on Android v4.4.4(KitKat),which is a kind of setback as Google has already launched the Android v5.0(Lollipop) , and on top of it runs on the custom MIUI 6.0 , the MIUI does offers a lot of customization and makes the device pretty responsive, and gives you no issues when it comes to task handling.
|O.S & Hardware|
|Processor||1.2 GHz Quad-core Cortex-A53|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 410|
|Internal memory||16 GB|
|Expandable memory||up to 128 GB|
Hardware and Storage
The new Redmi 2 Prime is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, supported by 2 GB of RAM, which gives the user a lag free multi-tasking experience, out of the 2 GB of RAM, you will be getting around of 1.3 GB free.Coming to the GPU, the device is fitted with an Adreno 306 GPU,so the gaming performance is pretty decent if you want to play a high-end game on this device like Asphalt 8,Nova 3 etc,then you won’t get a smooth gameplay experience.
Looking at the storage of the device,the Redmi 2 Prime comes with an internal memory of 16 GB,the device comes with a bit of bloatware,but still you will get around 12 GB free out of 16 GB , it also comes with a micro SD slot which can be expanded up to 32 GB.
|Primary Camera||13 MP|
|Secondary Camera||5 MP|
|Video||HD recording at 1080p @30fps|
|Features|| LED flash,panorama,focus,
The new Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime comes with a 8 MP rear facing camera assisted by a LED flash, the camera interface of the device offers various modes and options which you can try,apart from that, the rear camera produces decent quality images in outdoor conditions as well in artificial lighting conditions. At the front there is a 2 MP camera for selfies,the front camera does a decent job .Coming to the video,the rear camera allows you to shoot videos at 1080p ,and the front camera allows you to shoot videos a 720p.
|Wi-Fi||Yes,Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot|
|Audio Jack||Yes,3.5 mm stereo audio jack|
Network and Connectivity
The new Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime comes with 4G support .Apart from 2G and 3G,both the sim slots support 4G.The device comes with all the common connectivity options like Bluetooth v4.0 ,Wifi,FM Radio,and it also supports USB OTG,so you can plug in a pen drive and watch your movies, videos or listen to music without transferring the data to the internal or external memory.
|Capacity||2200 mAh (Li-Po)|
|Talk-Time||up to 11+ hrs (3G)
up to 18+ hrs (2G)
|Store & Price|
|Rs 6999 Click here to buy|
|Rs 6999 Click here to buy|
Battery and Price
Powering the device is a 2200 mAh battery, the battery is removable and gives you a decent usage.If the battery is charged fully, then it can almost last a full working day for a moderate user,but if you are a heavy user you might need to charge the device at the end of the day.
Coming to the price,the Redmi 2 Prime is priced at Rs 6,999 and is available in online stores Flipkart,Snapdeal, and Amazon.If you want a good feature-rich device under Rs 7000, then you should give a look at the Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime.
Xiaomi is known for producing good quality budget smartphones and the Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime is a good example of it, the device performs very well in comparison to other devices in the same price range like the Lenovo A6000, Lenovo A6000+,YU Yuphoria.It is one of the best devices you will under Rs 7000.