You can now buy Xiaomi's 64-bit Redmi 2 and its international price-tag is still enticing

You can now buy Xiaomi's 64-bit Redmi 2 and its international price-tag is still enticing
About a week ago, Xiaomi officially unveiled its budget-oriented handset (weird thing to say, considering that the company's powerful flagship can still be considered low-priced) – the Redmi 2 (not to be confused with Redmi Note 2, which is also upcoming), a.k.a – the successor to the Redmi 1S. Equipped with the 64-bit capable Snapdragon 410, LTE connectivity, 720p resolution over a 4.7" screen. 1 GB of RAM, 8 MP / 2 MP snapper combo, and 8 GB of expandable storage. Sounds like your typical low-midranger, but its price is, again, the aggressive shocker here, as the Redmi 2 is up for sale in China for the equivalent of $112.

Some of you may be itching to snatch such a handset for such a juicy price – be it because you're tight on budget, want a nice backup, or are just very curious about Xiaomi's handsets. Well, the Redmi 2 has now reached a 3rd party retailer – is a China-based website that ships worldwide and has some white Redmis in stock for $154.99 + shipping.

Will you be taking the plunge on a Redmi, or are you more interested in the flagship Mi series? Or – not interested in Xiaomi at all?

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Redmi 2
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2200 mAh



1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Xiaomi and Huawei would definitely take way large shares from other OEMs. Xiaomi is totally low priced and Huawei Honor series is other one.

2. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Consumers have spoken! Affordability is a huge factor when it comes to purchase a phone! Especially in a country like China with huge wealth gap. If US's wealth gap is the same way, Apple would never do that well here.

5. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

How many people in US buy Iphones outright? I guess more than 90% people buy on contract, so they are not rich.

6. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

If you think about it, a family of 4 purchasing 4 iPhones at $200 (i know there are deal sometime) with 2 year contract through AT&T. With data and msg plans that will run you like $220/month (Roughly). So after 2 years, you would pay total of $6,080. Buy 4 $150 Xiaomi phones without contract, and get a cheap plan around $30 (could probably find cheaper), 2 years you are looking at $3,480. That's $2,600 in saving after 2 years. Damn... I'm ditching AT&T once my Next plan is paid off o.o

7. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

They buy phones on contract NOT because they are not rich. They buy phones on contract because they are uninformed. People who buy phones on contract pay the same or more than those who buy phones outright.

3. TechNerd

Posts: 66; Member since: May 03, 2014

There will probably also be a second version of redmi 2 with a leadcore soc. It got registered on tenaa not log ago, and It is rumored that the launch price will be 65 dollar!

4. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

If only Apples were priced that way...

10. aksa123

Posts: 367; Member since: Jan 30, 2014 wouldn't be Apple anymore ironically.

8. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Great price - if this was imported to America and sold. What would support be like since this company has no American or outside presence from China? It would be better to wait till a distribution and support apparatus is in place and there would be the issue. Law suits from various manufactures ( for design/patent infringements- Play-store access fees, Microsoft licence fees SoC manufactures fees, advertisement, support staff overhead ) with out the home government to protect them now the cost would dramatically shoot up from 110.00 to more like 350 - 500 The cost of doing in the USA.

9. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

That's why they are doing so well in China :P

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