Xiaomi Redmi 2A Review


The Xiaomi Redmi 2A – More Than Affordable

Have you been keeping up with the latest tech news over the past few months? If you are one of those that actually has been reading up, you would have known that Xiaomi is a company that manufactures and sells the most affordable phones, tablets and even power banks to an extent where some people may even say it is a little too cheap but look on the bright side, no one is complaining.

This time around, they are back once again with a big bang announcing a new phone that they will soon release to the world. The Xiaomi Redmi 2A was first announced back in March in China during the company’s 5th year anniversary. Just when everyone thought that Xiaomi has been selling their products way below what they should be selling it for, Xiaomi has yet again priced this new phone at an even lower price than what all their other models have been sold for before. Yes, that is right and if you think that it is simply crazy, then guess what, it actually is. Just how cheap you this phone actually is you might ask? This one here is priced at USD 80 at the moment which gives it an estimated price of RM 300.

Forget about the cheap price as Xiaomi is known for manufacturing some really amazing phone models in the past regardless of price. Why is this phone so cheap and what exactly is this phone made up off?


Xiaomi Redmi 2A – The Breakdown

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To start off with, the Xiaomi Redmi 2A comes with a 4.7-Inch IPS display screen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The display in this phone gives you amazingly sharp clarity not just to view pictures taken on your phone but it also enable you to watch your favourite videos play the games you like.

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What makes this phone different from the other phones is that it is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core LCI L1860C processor with Mali T628 Dual-Core GPU. With amazing speed like this, you can now multitask with various programs on the Redmi 2A without any hassle at all.

Internal Memory

The Redmi 2A comes packed with 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory and micro SD card slot which you can upgrade your phone up to a 32GB internal storage capacity. Many individuals that are heavy downloaders would love this phone as they will be able to store all sorts of music files and even videos at the same time because of the space limit this phone can reach. Also do keep in mind that the storage does not affect the phones performance in any way at all.

2 SIM Cards Slots

You can now have two different numbers with two different plans. With the Redmi 2A, you can now have two numbers, one for business and another number for your personal life fitted into one phone. You would also be able to save so much more on your bill by having one SIM for with a great data plan and another SIM that gives you the best voice call rates around.


It is never just the outlook of a phone that makes it a beautiful. There are so many other things that go into the phone which makes it a phone worth having and in this case, it is the system that this phone runs on which is the MIUI V6 that runs on top of the Android 4.4 KitKat. The MIUI V6 makes the visuals of this phone nothing less than stunning. Just like all phones, the home screen has always been the base of where one switches between applications and with the MIUI V6, you will now have new features such as quick search tools that are intuitive, easy and fun to use.



In a world where taking pictures every moment of the time have become a trend, this phone gives you exactly what you need to make your pictures a sight for sore eyes. The 8MP rear camera and the 2MP front camera are more than enough to make sure that you create beautiful memories that you will cherish. The OmniVision sensor also allows you to capture images at much higher resolutions, lower light levels thus providing you with a much higher quality image.


This ridiculously cheap phone comes with 4G LTE, 3G and WiFi. What more could you ask for? With a 4G LTE device like this, you will easily be able to download songs, videos and documents in a matter of seconds.


Just because this phone is everything you could ever dream off, Xiaomi has packed this beauty right here with a 2200mAH battery that is enough to last you a long time depending on how much you use your phone.

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A Must Have

This is it for the Redmi 2A for now. You would have to be crazy to complain that this phone is not what it should be for the price that you are actually paying for it. Although some might argue saying that the reason this phone is cheap is because it is powered by the Leadcore L1860C processor which is not as well-known as the other processors, however it is powerful enough to power this phone up. Either way, this phone is still nonetheless a masterpiece on its own. Who knows what else Xiaomi has up its sleeves when it comes gadgets but it sure will be interesting to see what they will come up with the next time around.