Xiaomi Redmi 2 Review
The Redmi 2 doesn’t differ too much from the Redmi design — it even shares the same 4.7-inch 720p IPS display — but that’s a good thing, since I was quite fond of the original design.
Even though my daily driver is a 5.5-inch OnePlus One, I’ve always been partial to smaller devices like the iPhone 5s. The Redmi 2 is a bit larger than the iPhone 5s but feels just as pocketable and easy to handle because of its size and the soft-touch matte back. It’s about the same size as the Redmi 1S but is thinner by a hair at 9.4mm and lighter by 25g at 133g.
Xiaomi claims that the phone’s back cover is fingerprint and grease-resistant. At TNW, we’re all about the details, so I took it upon myself to test this claim by handling the phone after going through a bag of potato chips. I’m happy to report that the back indeed doesn’t get too messy, though you really should wash your hands after you eat.
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The volume rocker and power button are lined up on the right side of the phone. I’m not really a fan of this and instead prefer OnePlus’ button placement: rocker on the left, power on the right — it’s a lot easier to differentiate between buttons.
The Redmi 2 is protected by scratch- and shatter-resistant AGC Dragontrail glass in front, and feels solid all over. That’s more than you generally get at this price point, and if you’re not too clumsy, you could use this without a case for the most part.
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