Lee, 29 Jun 2018Vivo y85 can vs this model.No buddy
This mobile is targeted in Indian(where Xiaomi is No1) and Chinese audiences. They Vivo V85 coasts around 16000 Rs which is 160% of The This phone. So both belong to complete different categories
xaiomi 6 pro Global version er thickness 7.6/8.1 & front camera 8mp hole better hoto,,, tahole I will make sure buy the phone.
i took a chance and ordered the S2 a day after release. I have never been so impressed with a cell phone in my life. it's great. Cameras work wonderfully, even in low light and the device is lightening fast. Battery life impressive too.
one VERY SATISFIED customer
n3t3p, 25 Jun 2018Long way to go. Seeing the market dominance of old standard. All the budget phones, non smart... moreHere in my country, microUSB is still a normal standard though. I don't see any phone users bring USB C ports since it only exists on expensive devices.
Accesories Seller, 25 Jun 2018After a short time you will hardly find a phone with that Micro-USB 2.0 slow charger port. Long way to go. Seeing the market dominance of old standard.
All the budget phones, non smartphones still have those, just a few flaships implementing it wont have much of effect.
Also implementation of usb c has its own hurdles. That old connector still covers a wide range of devices apart from chargers. And all need to be modified or you need to carry adapters.
n3t3p, 25 Jun 2018USB type c is good and fast, but considering old usb connector, those are still handy and easy... moreAfter a short time you will hardly find a phone with that Micro-USB 2.0 slow charger port.
YoloBS, 23 Jun 2018Xiaomi gets 5% profit from hardware,can you imagine how much Asus and oppo earning from these ... moreUSB type c is good and fast, but considering old usb connector, those are still handy and easy to find anywhere. Any place i visit have those chargers, data cables lying around to charge my phone, to copy data, be it home, office, car, shops etc
And adjusting to new type c is another big leap. It will take some time to adjust, unless it becomes a regular item everywhere.
Tariqtechnology, 24 Jun 2018They did mention that the resolution is stretched for 720 p screen on their YouTube video revi... moreI agree. However, I would not trust a 2016 chip to get drivers beyond Android P. It is clear that Xiaomi is clearing a large stock of 625 chips, which brings the price down. I don't see a reason to pat them on the back for that - for them it is just cheaper than getting newer low-spec chips. It is a nice device, but the review should mention its shortcomings despite the price. I mean, no cons just because it is a 200$ device, while flagships get trashed for reasons like "Stock android is barebones" ? Who writes reviews like that? Anyway, at least we have a timely review.
TwelveMoon, 24 Jun 2018Pricing is just marketing strategy. In my opinion, Xiaomi intendedly give the Redmi S2/Y2 a he... moreMy comments clearly explained I'm far far away from a recycled device with only improvement in camera with new name.
@Redmi you just announced your new handset day by day but .why your mobile not available in market? Why you just open your website for 2min only.??? How can I buy your mobile ...we are always trying to buying your mobile ..if we visit your mi home .they sale in black .they charged extra 1000rs why.????
rowny, 23 Jun 2018Guys...the phone is a great value, but you mislead readers by posting cons as "Hardly any". Yo... moreThey did mention that the resolution is stretched for 720 p screen on their YouTube video review and about the chipset it's still good at every tasks or even gaming at medium settings when well known brands like Samsung and Huawei are using even weaker chipsets on their 2018 mid-range phones lineup and don't forget that this is a budget phone so for the price xiaomi did a great job and it's a real value for money.
Amit, 23 Jun 20181) Oppo Realme with INR.1000($15) less with much powerful Helio P60,Full HD + Display. 2) Asu... morePricing is just marketing strategy. In my opinion, Xiaomi intendedly give the Redmi S2/Y2 a hefty price tag for the specs, probably because they want consumers to reach for the RN5 (RN5 Pro in India) with INR1,000 or 2,000 extra. When they done with that trick, they will reduce the S2/Y2's asking price eventually, even if it's practically useless given the harsh and aggresive market will surely overbrought the S2 for less cash. So if the Redmi Y2 is not your cup of tea, better stand away from it.
Where Xiaomi offically sell in Europe, you can get this one 170€ when the redmi note 5 (S636, 4Ah battery, dual camera, 1080p) for less than 30€ more. No deal.
Guys...the phone is a great value, but you mislead readers by posting cons as "Hardly any". You're coming out as Xiaomi fanboys every time you review one of their phones. Be more objective, and please mention that 720p for a 6" is just abysmal even for a cheap phone, that the camera is still blurry at low light, and that they're using a 2-year old chipset (updates anyone?). This is your job. People are reading this to know how to spend their hard-earned money, don't give them false expectations just because you fancy Xiaomi personally.
Amit, 22 Jun 2018This video proves GSMArena should have reviewers team from all international countries who kno... moreTrue ....so many reviews I read that GSM arena mentioned that 267ppi was quite low....now they it doesn't matter because it's a Xiaomi?
Not saying this is a bad phone, you get a lot for the price but I'd save I little more to get a proper the display on a phone of this size
Amit, 23 Jun 2018They won't. from redmi 4 to redmi 6 , they only downgraded and same for redmi note 3 to redmi ... moreFrom Redmi 4 to Redmi 6, they did offer higher capacity storage, introduced the bezel less design, improved overall software, better dual cameras, and also better durability.
From Redmi Note 3 to Redmi Note 5, performance got a massive leap (don't let the Snapdragon 650 vs 636 fool you), battery life was improved, cameras and software are also improved, new bezel less design being incorporated, more storage capacity, and better availability too.
If they all care about is profit, then they shouldn't be making smartphones anymore since most of their profits are coming from their own 3rd party online services, mostly MIUI (and no, they aren't just exclusive to Xiaomi smartphones). They also have cheap yet high quality appliances and accessories, which is also more than enough to draw a lot of money to them back. This is the reason why Xiaomi smartphones are so cheap. They don't emphasize on this area too much, but they promise to make them worth it and still an overall very satisfactory feedback to all customers.
If they won't improve on their smartphones, they would rather stop making them instead, which is basically what's going to happen to them in the end if ever they do that.