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.
YoloBS, 23 Jun 2018Xiaomi gets 5% profit from hardware,can you imagine how much Asus and oppo earning from these ... moreAs i said before depends on market region , In India competition is more and it's not a recommend product unless main priority is Good camera. Rest both Asus and Realme does better job than Y2 in every aspect.
Amit, 23 Jun 2018and your answer doesn't make sense cause customer doesn't give a sh** and judge I\ll buy a com... moreXiaomi gets 5% profit from hardware,can you imagine how much Asus and oppo earning from these particular phone's. And fyi i dont have any xiaomi product.
The only negitive point abt this phone for me is smaller bettery,no multi color led notification,no usb type C in 2018
Shanti Dope, 23 Jun 2018And you think Xiaomi won't do anything about Asus and Oppo??
Of course, this move just made X... moreThey won't. from redmi 4 to redmi 6 , they only downgraded and same for redmi note 3 to redmi note 5.
Since they have captured Indian market, their focus is now on making more margins.
And you think Xiaomi won't do anything about Asus and Oppo??
Of course, this move just made Xiaomi to play better. Who knows, they might offer Snapdragon 660, FHD+ 18:9 bezel less, 4GB RAM, dual 12+12MP rear, 16MP front, USB C and headphone jack, 64GB base storage, Android One, and 4000mAh battery for only $120 in the near future.
YoloBS, 23 Jun 2018Both phones you mentioned are comeback phone for theirs company.
Realme is oppo's first onli... moreand your answer doesn't make sense cause customer doesn't give a sh** and judge I\ll buy a comeback phone and support that phone.
He'll simply buy a phone that gives more in less price.
Amit, 23 Jun 20181) Oppo Realme with INR.1000($15) less with much powerful Helio P60,Full HD + Display.
2) Asu... moreBoth phones you mentioned are comeback phone for theirs company.
Realme is oppo's first online exclusive phone and for Asus they didnt get succeed after Zenphone 2 at lest in india ,coz we indian are very price sensitive. so thats why they priced it very aggressively.
YoloBS, 23 Jun 2018Indian people never satisfied that's for sure. Name a company who provide better prossesor tha... more1) Oppo Realme with INR.1000($15) less with much powerful Helio P60,Full HD + Display.
2) Asus Zenfone Max pro with INR.1000($15) MORE with more powerful Snapdragon 636 , 5000mAH battery(+2000 More),Full HD+ Display , Stock Android.
In india it's wrongly priced or say , this device doesn't make a sense.
However in other international market, it'll be good.
Geric.770, 23 Jun 2018Great phone for that given price.
Yup, the SD625 is still on stock XDYea but thankfully is now moving down to the super budget segment where it properly belongs to now.
625 for $150 means we may finally get 636 for $200 Redmis.
Amit, 22 Jun 2018This video proves GSMArena should have reviewers team from all international countries who kno... more720p+ screen helps the S2 (Y2 in India) to perform as fluid as the other competitors, in terms of graphics. The Redmi S2 maybe not a value-for-money phone in India and other emerging markets (Redmi S2 with 3 gigs RAM and 32 gigs internal storage in Indonesia sold for IDR2.6M/USD185), but in other markets will, especially the newly-expanded markets such as Europe
Anonymous, 22 Jun 2018Please someone makes xiaomi stop using sd 625 please!!If u dont like sd625,go buy flagship phones.......
Great phone for that given price.
Yup, the SD625 is still on stock XD
YoloBS, 23 Jun 2018Can someone please tell me is this phone have multi color notification led or just white only,... moreBeing released around the time of the 5th generation Redmis, I believe this is just a single color LED light
Can someone please tell me is this phone have multi color notification led or just white only,like last year xiaomi phones?
Amit, 22 Jun 2018This video proves GSMArena should have reviewers team from all international countries who kno... moreIndian people never satisfied that's for sure. Name a company who provide better prossesor than sd 625 under ₹10000.
Hoping that EIS, 1080p@60fps, improved microphone quality, and portrait stuff would be released on my Redmi 5 Plus.
Also hoping the same 4K videos for this Redmi S2, which is a beast in its price segment.