Quick Review of Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime

The Good
  • The screen is crisp and sharp thanks to a pixel density of 312.5 PPI
  • Very comfortable to hold and use single handedly
  • LTE support on both SIM cards
The Bad
  • The capacitive buttons at the bottom are not backlit
  • Outdated Android version with little to no scope of update
  • Autofocus on the camera can be a bit slot and takes its own sweet time to focus

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Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime Full Features & Specifications

Launched in: August 2015
Note: Scores are assigned in comparison to similarly priced products
Model Name: MZB4397IN/MZB4398IN
Display   6 /10
Screen Size 4.7 inch
Screen Resolution 1280 x 720 pixels
Screen Type LCD
Pixel Density 312.5 PPI
Chipset   7 /10
Brand Qualcomm
Processor Speed 1.2GHz
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 7 /10
Processor Type Quad-Core
RAM 2GB 8 /10
Graphics Adreno 306
Camera   7 /10
Rear Camera Resolution 8MP 8 /10
Front Camera Resolution 2MP
Camera Details Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face/Smile Detection, HDR
Video Recording Resolution Full HD Video Recording (1080p)
Camera Features Autofocus, LED Flash
General Specifications
Operating System Android
OS Version Android 4.4 KitKat
OS Detail MIUI
Device Type Touchscreen
USB Connector Type Micro USB
Features GPS, FM Radio
Dimensions (mm) 134 x 67 x 9
Connectivity 4G LTE (India Compatible), 3G, 2G, WiFi, Bluetooth, VoLTE (Works with Jio)
Audio Jack 3.5mm
Color White, Gray
Build Material Polycarbonate
Device Warranty 1 Year
Storage   9 /10
Internal Storage 16GB 8 /10
Approx. User Available Storage 12.33GB
Card Slot Yes
Maximum Card Slot Capacity 32GB
Communication
SIM Card Slots Dual
Network Type GSM
SIM Card Type Micro SIM
SIM 1 Details 4G, 3G, 2G, Micro SIM
SIM 2 Details 4G, 3G, 2G, Micro SIM
Hybrid SIM (microSD + SIM) No
Battery   5 /10
Battery Capacity 2200mAh
Battery Type Lithium-ion (Li-ion)
Removable Battery Yes

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime Features

The Xiaomi RedMi 2 Prime is the first phone in the widely popular 'Make in India' initiative. Several brands like Xiaomi, Gionee, Samsung and OnePlus have decided to start manufacturing and assembling phones in India under this initiative. A bumped up version of the hugely popular RedMi 2, the RedMi 2 Prime doubles the memory on board. The RedMi 2 Prime is one of the outstanding options for anyone who is looking to buy an Android phone under the price of Rs 10,000 and is not willing to go for a large sized device. Firmly stacked in a war against the likes of Yu Yunique and Motorola Moto E, the RedMi 2 Prime packs a punch thanks to the customisations and simplicity that MIUI offers. Some of the features of the phone are as follows:

  • The RedMi 2 Prime comes with a 4.7 inch 720 laminated panel. Unfortunately, you do not have any gorilla glass, so if you are prone to dropping your phone, you may want to be extra careful.
  • It is powered by Snapdragon 410 SoC, which is a Quad-core chipset, with CPU cores powered at 1.2 GHz.
  • The memory on the device is bumped up as compared to the RedMi 2 to 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage.
  • If that is not enough, you do have a slot for expansion via MicroSD card. The phone supports up to 32 GB cards.
  • RedMi 2 Prime comes with an 8 MP rear camera and a 2 MP front facing shooter. You get a bunch of interesting shooting features like HDR, Geo-Tagging and Face Detection too.
  • The device supports Dual SIM, with support for LTE available out of the box.
  • Battery on the device is a non removable 2200 mAh, which would last you a typical day's use.
  • On the software front, out of the box, the RedMi 2 Prime comes with Android 4.4, though you would get the update to MIUI 7.

Alternatives:

Yu Yunique

Motorola Moto E Second Gen

Samsung On5

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Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime Ratings

User Reviews for Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime
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By Aditya Mohanty on May 2, 2017 | Verified Owner
Getting a phone as good as the Redmi Prime 2 at 7k is really difficult. I have been using the phone since more than a year now with no hassles at all. Loved the primary camera, it performs brilliantly in most cases. Even the front camera is quite decent. Since gaming and watching movies were priorities to me, the display and processors needed to be fast and I am happy that it performs great in both the aspects. Although the phone is relatively older now, Xiaomi is constantly pushing MIUI updates which is delightful for a customer like me who likes to see constant improvements in the OS. The only problem with the phone I feel is its battery life, which for me is not sufficient as I am a power user. But overall, the phone is extremely good at this price range. It offers all that I could have expected from a budget phone like this.
The Good
  • Great camera
  • Fast processors
  • No heating issues
  • Excellent display
  • Both sim slots support LTE, VoLTE
The Bad
  • Disgusting battery life
  • Capacitive buttons aren't backlit
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By Vishav Vishav on March 31, 2017
At a price of 7000, redmi 2 prime is decent phone good for casual use only. I would rather suggest go for Coolpad mobile phones which are more durable than Redmi
The Good
  • 8MP primary camera
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • 4G supported
The Bad
  • Front camera is only 2MP, poor picture clarity
  • Processor is very slow for multitasking and HD gaming
  • Android is outdated
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By Prathamesh Raiter on March 17, 2017 | Verified Owner
it was a very cheap phone & offered good specs but the hardware performance is not up to the mark. Have to format phones every 2-3 months else the phone slows down. also had to replace the charging point
The Good
  • front & back cameras are good
  • does not heat
  • MIUI offers 5GB cloud storage
The Bad
  • average battery
  • hangs a lot
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By Shrikesh Narule on March 7, 2017 | Verified Owner
It is good as i am using it from past year but it should be modified a little.
The Good
The Bad
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By Naquiyah Bharmal on February 27, 2017 | Verified Owner
I'm using Redmi 2 prime since 1 year, there has never been a problem with the phone. Its 4.7 inch body is very handy which when combined with one-handed mode can be completely operated with one hand. It is a gift box with a lot of features in an affordable price. Updates are very frequent, also supports 4g LTE, works perfectly with Jio with its dual sim facility.
The Good
  • Handy body size
  • Dual sim availability
  • Snapdragon processor
The Bad
  • 2GB RAM
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