Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime Review: Still A Great Budget Option

By on Email @exolete

Xiaomi launched the Redmi 2 Prime amid much fanfare, the first "Made in India" smartphone by the company. Its an upgrade of the previous-gen Redmi 2 with double the memory and storage at 2GB RAM, 16GB storage. The Redmi 2 Prime still performs well, offers one of the better rear cameras in this price bracket with a good display. Sadly the Redmi 2 still runs on Android KitKat and there is no update to Android Lollipop in the foreseeable future.

8.8

The Redmi 2 was our pick of the bunch among budget smartphones launched earlier, and the Redmi 2 Prime takes it one step further with more memory, storage.

PROS

  • Good Display
  • Good Performance, Gaming
  • Budget Pricing
  • Loud Clear Speakerphone
  • Good Cameras
  • 4G LTE, USB OTG

CONS

  • Apps Not Movable
  • Build Quality Could've Been Better
  • Capacitive Buttons Not Backlit
  • Still running Android 4.4 KitKat


Score Breakdown

  • Build and Design
    8.4
  • Display
    9.0
  • Network Reception & Call Quality
    9.0
  • Camera(s)
    8.7
  • Music & Video Playback
    8.9
  • Gaming
    8.9
  • Performance
    8.8
  • Battery-life
    8.7
  • Software
    9.1
  • Total Score
    8.8 10.0
Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime Specs and Photos
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