On May 10, Xiaomi launched another one of its budget offering, the Xiaomi Redmi S2. The fact that the phone comes with high specs at low cost, we can assume the probability of Xiaomi Redmi S2 in-line to be the best budget smartphone in the market. Camera-centric
Starting with the specs, the Xiaomi Redmi S2 is a low-end smartphone specially made for selfie lovers. It has a 5.99 inch HD display with an 18:9 ratio. The device looks quite similar to Mi 6X. However, the Redmi S2 has an HD+ resolution which is a major disappointment. This device features a different-looking 2 string U-shaped antenna design. In addition, the Redmi S2 also packs a metal back on which a fingerprint sensor is mounted. The metal frame and metal body makes the device look and feel premium.
The Xiaomi Redmi S2 is also equipped with a 12MP + 5MP dual cameras at the rear with f/2.2 lens, PDAF, LED flash, facial recognition, AI portrait mode, and HDR. It also supports electronic photo and video stabilization. Additionally, it has 16 MP front camera which has flash and allows to take great selfies even in low light.
Going into the specs, the device is equipped with the Snapdragon 625 processor which may not the best processor according to the price tag. However, it is a completely capable processor. Xiaomi has lately launched a few smartphones equipped with Snapdragon 625 like the Redmi Note 4, Redmi note 4X, Redmi 5 plus, MI 5X and MI A1. The Redmi S2 is the tenth smartphone Xiaomi launched with the same chipset within 2 years.
This device comes in two variants: 3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage and 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage. Like the Redmi Note 5A, the device features a slot for microSD card which allows expansion up to 256GB and holds two SIM cards, so you won’t have to sacrifice a SIM slot for microSD. The device runs on Android v8.1 Oreo supported by MIUI9.
Other features of the Redmi S2 includes a 5V/2A 3080mAh battery. The specifications of Redmi S2 is not jaw-dropping or something but with this price range I’d say it offers a lot. Looking at the phones Xiaomi has recently launched, we can say that Xiaomi is mixing up the specs to come up with new models.
Xiaomi Redmi S2 Specifications:
Dimension: 160.7 x 77.3 x 8.1 mm
Display: 5.99 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Resolution: 720 x 1440 pixels
OS: Android 8.1
Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
Memory: 32 GB/64 GB with micro SD
Primary Camera: 12 MP Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Secondary Camera: 16 MP HDR, LED flash
Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 3080 mAh battery
Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot Bluetooth 4.2, GP, Infrared, FM radio
Price: 999 yuan (approximately $157)
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