Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime was launched in August 2015 and featured as a fresh upgrade over its predecessor Xiaomi Redmi 2. The phone showcases upgraded specs than its predecessor while supports 4G on both SIMs. The unique feature about Redmi 2 Prime is that it’s fully manufactured in India with its factory set up in Sicily, which is an SEZ in Andhra Pradesh.
The Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime features a 4.7 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen that provides a screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, and the touchscreen has enabled multi-touch. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 chipset clocked to a 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 Quad -core processor and a 2GB RAM that proves efficient in multitasking. The phone runs on Android OS version 4.4.4 (KitKat) with Xiaomi’s MIUI 6.0 user interface, which has all the apps and games cluttered on the home screen and doesn’t feature a separate app drawer. Pre-installed apps include Fleksy and Swiftkey, WPS Office, Facebook, and the usual bunch of Google apps. The phone comes with a 16 GB internal memory, while the memory can be expanded to 32 GB. The 8 MP primary camera provides an image resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels and assisted by an LED flashlight and can be used for HD video recording at frames like 1080p@30fps. While the secondary camera of 2MP is provided that takes great selfies. The phone has rounded edges and looks exactly similar like the Redmi 2. The phone is very handy as its dimensions are 5.28 x 2.64 x 0.35 inches and weighs only 133 grams, thus making it a very portable device. The 2200 mAh User-Replaceable Li-PO battery provided in the phone performs consistently.
The Redmi 2 Prime offers an amazing smartphone experience with its great screen, high build quality, decent battery life and competitive pricing. The phone is dual SIM and FM Radio enabled, while supports 4G on both SIMs. Additional features include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi, Direct, Hotspot, Bluetooth version 4.0 with A2DP, LE and A-GPS, with sensors like accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass. The phone is shipped having an outdated version of android and can be bought through flash sales only.
Redmi 2 Prime competes with Lenovo A6000
and Lava Iris X8
but it manages to outperform them in some way or another. Lenovo A6000 lacks in RAM as compared to Redmi 2 Prime while Lava Iris X8 is a bit pricier.
The Redmi 2 Prime is the best smartphone for users searching for a powerful Rs.10000 ranged smartphone. The phone offers a host of features at mouth watering price, thus giving its users an opportunity to experience the best of Android without being heavy on their budget.