Just this Month, Xiaomi Inc. launched the Xiaomi Redmi S2 Android Smartphone. This device is a low budget smartphone from the manufacturers. Although, it boasts of a dual-rear camera and also offers facial unlock features.
The Redmi S2 aprroached high-endedness with the dual rear camera and facial unlock features. Also, this device gets its ginger from a Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 chipset with 8 cores.
This is a quick review of the Xiaomi Redmi S2.
Design and Display
The Xiaomi Redmi S2 sports an aluminum body and glass front, this device comes with a 160.7 x 77.3 x 8.1 mm (6.33 x 3.04 x 0.32 in) dimension. With a weight of about 170g.
This amazing Smartphone has a 5.99-inch IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen, with 16M colors. With a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels, it has an 18:9 aspect ratio (~269 ppi density).
The Xiaomi Redmi S2 comes pre-installed with their flagship MIUI 9.5 user interface.
The Redmi S2 supports Multitouch too. With a rear mounted Fingerprint Scanner, it comes in three colors: Rose Gold, Champagne Gold, and Platinum Silver.
Hardware and Software
The Xiaomi Redmi S2 smartphone comes with the Android 8.1 (Oreo); Android operating system.
The Xiaomi Redmi S2 is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 chipset with a 64-bit processor. It also comes with an Octa-core processor that clocks at 2.0 GHz.
Furthermore, it uses an Adreno 506 GPU for graphics handling.
This amazing smartphone offers 3GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt memory in its first variant. And also it has 4 GB RAM and 64GB inbuilt memory in its other variants.
Also, the inbuilt memory can be expanded to 256Gb, with the use of a microSDcard.
Other sensors on this device are: Accelerometer, Proximity, Rear mounted Fingerprint, Gyro, and Compass.
Camera and Battery
The Xiaomi Redmi S2 offers a Dual: 12 MP (f/2.2, 1.25μm, PDAF) + 5 MP, gyro-EIS rear camera setup. With phase detection autofocus, and LED flash.
Over to the front camera, there’s a 16 MP (2.0µm) sefie shooter, with HDR, and LED Flash. Xiaomi has been known to have some nice selfie cameras and they don’t disappoint in this model.
Other features of the camera includes: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, and panorama.
As for the battery life, there’s a Non-removable Li-Po 3080 mAh battery. Also included is the fast charge feature which enables more screen-time and less charging.
This beauty will sell for about N63,781 in Nigeria, although the price may vary.
Finally, here are the full specifications of the S2.
|Network||Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE|
|Status||Available. Released in 2018, May|
|Body||Dimensions||160.7 x 77.3 x 8.1 mm (6.33 x 3.04 x 0.32 in)|
|Weight||170 g (6.00 oz)|
|Build||Front glass, aluminum body|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Display||Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||5.99 inches, 92.6 cm2 (~74.5% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~269 ppi density)|
|– MIUI 9.5|
|Platform||OS||Android 8.1 (Oreo)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625|
|CPU||Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53|
|Memory||Card slot||microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)|
|Internal||64 GB, 4 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM|
|Camera||Primary||Dual: 12 MP (f/2.2, 1.25μm, PDAF) + 5 MP, gyro-EIS, phase detection autofocus, LED flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR|
|Secondary||16 MP (2.0µm), HDR, LED flash|
|Sound||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|Comms||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||4.2, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|Features||Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|– MP4/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
– 5V/2A 10W charging
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po 3080 mAh battery|
|Misc||Colors||Rose Gold, Champagne Gold, Platinum Silver|