• Xiaomi Redmi Y2
8,199
Highlights
  • 32 GB / 3 GB RAM
  • 12 MP + 5 MP Dual lens Primary Camera, 16 MP Front Camera
  • 6 inches 720 x 1440 pixels Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Octa Core Processor
  • Non-removable Li-Po 3080 mAh battery

Xiaomi Redmi Y2: Price

Xiaomi Redmi Y2: Review

Pros
  • Good selfie camera
  • MIUI 9.5 offers plenty of features
  • Smooth performance
  • Dedicated microSD card slot
Cons
  • Low-resolution display
  • Battery performance could have been better
  • Not fit for one-hand use
  • Cameras struggle in low-light

The Xiaomi Redmi Y2 is launched in India. The phone flaunts a 5.9 inch HD+ (720x1440 pixels) with an 18:9 aspect ratio, pixel density of 269 ppi, 450 nits maximum brightness, and full screen display. It is powered by an octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, paired with an Adreno 506 GPU and 3GB/ 4GB of RAM. Regarding storage, there is 32/64GB default storage. This storage can be expanded up to 256GB via microSD card. In terms of optics, the phone sports a vertically stacked dual camera setup on the back, with a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor that come with a 1.25 micron pixel size and AI-based capabilities. On the front, the phone gets a 16-megapixel selfie Super Pixel sensor with features such as an LED selfie-light, AI Beautify 4.0, and Face Unlock capabilities.

     Connectivity options on the Redmi Y2 include 4G VoLTE, bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, wifi 802.11 b/g/n, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and Micro-USB 2.0. The phone packs a non-removable Li-Po 3080 mah battery. It runs MIUI 9.5 based on Android 8.1 (Oreo) out-of-the-box.  As for sensors, the smartphone gets an accelerometer, an ambient light sensor, digital compass, fingerprint sensor (which can be used as a shortcut for taking selfies) on the rear panel, gyroscope, infrared, and a proximity sensor.

       The unit is available in Rose Gold, Champagne Gold and Platinum Silver colors in market. The Xiaomi Redmi Y2 is priced at Rs. 9,999 for 3/32GB and Rs. 12,999 for 4/64GB variants.

Xiaomi Redmi Y2: Specifications

GENERAL
Operating System Android OS, v8.1 (Oreo)
Custom UI MIUI 9
Device type Phablet
Sim Dual Sim
Colours Rose Gold, Champagne Gold, Platinum Silver, Blue, Black
ANNOUNCED
Status Available in India
Global Release Date May 2018
Indian Release Date 7 June, 2018
BODY
Dimensions 160.73 x 77.26 x 8.1 mm
Weight 170 g
DISPLAY
Screen size 5.99 inches
Form Factor Touch
Screen resolution 720 x 1440 pixels
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Technology (Display Type) IPS LCD
PROCESSOR
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
CPU Octa Core, 2.0 GHz
GPU Adreno 506
STORAGE
Internal Storage 32 GB Storage
RAM 3 GB RAM
External Storage Up to 256 GB
Card Slot microSD Card
Phonebook Unlimited
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Call Records Unlimited
CAMERA
Primary camera 12 MP + 5 MP Dual Camera
Front Camera 16 MP Camera
Video Recording 1080p@30fps
Camera Features Geo Tagging, HDR
MULTIMEDIA
Audio Player MP3, WAV, eAAC+
Video Player MP4, H.264, H.263
Games Yes
FM Radio Yes
Speakers Yes
Audio Jack 3.5mm Audio Jack
BATTERY
Type Non-removable Li-Po 3080 mAh battery
CONNECTIVITY
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2
Infrared Port Yes
USB microUSB v2.0
GPS Facility with A-GPS, GLONASS
Browser HTML5
3G Speed HSPA, LTE
NETWORK SUPPORT
2G GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G VoLTE
MORE FEATURES
Sensors Fingerprint Sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass
Other Features Face Unlock, AI Camera
Videos

How do we rate a Device?

Rating a smartphone is a tedious process and a lot of parameters have to be considered before judging the overall performance of the device such as display, camera, processor, RAM, storage, battery, and the pricing.

So, here are how these specs will affect the real-life usage of a device and why how we meticulously consider each of these points to rate a smartphone.

Camera

Cameras have evolved a lot over the last few years and multi-camera setup is a new norm. We consider various parameters like MP count, aperture size, pixel size, image stabilization to rate a camera system of a smartphone out of 5. Any device that scores more than 3.5 can take good photos and videos and if a phone scores over 4, then it will be one of the best camera smartphones in the market.

Battery

Though battery seems like an underrated feature and we look at the battery capacity, fast charging supporting technology, and even the wireless charging capability is also taken into consideration to rate smartphone's battery capability.

Display

The display is the face of a smartphone. And there are a lot of parameters like the panel technology (IPS LCD, OLED, TFT) and other parameters also taken into consideration like the resolution, pixel density, and refresh rate.

Value for Money

A smartphone could have great specs, but if it is not priced well then you might not get the best value-for-money. So, we compare a smartphone with the contemporaries to rate the value-for-money of a device out of 5.

Performance

This aspect is decided on various sub specifics, such as availability of microSD card slot, the amount of RAM the device offers, processor capability, and the network support. This parameter has more weightage when compared to other departments.

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