While those interested in technology may well know of Xiaomi, they are not a household name in the western world. Today we managed to get hold of a Xiaomi Redmi 2, one of the latest handsets from the Chinese manufacturer. While Xiaomi are yet to retail outside of Asia, an import can be picked up for as little as £95. We put the Redmi through its paces to see if it’s worth the cash.
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Despite only operating in Asia, Xiaomi are now the world’s third largest manufacturer of smartphones. The Redmi 2 is one of their budget handsets, priced at 699 Chinese Yuan – which is roughly £75. That said, if you are looking to get one you will pay a bit more as the devices can only be bought from a third-party retailer.
- 4.7-inch HD display
- Quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor 1.2GHz
- 8GB internal memory with microSD cards supported up to 32GB
- 1GB RAM
- Android KitKat 4.4.4
- 8MP rear camera with a 2MP front camera
- 2200 mAh battery