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 170Â€ when the redmi note 5 (S636, 4Ah battery, dual camera, 1080p) for less than 30Â€ 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.
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