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Redmi S2

[Review&Unboxing] Redmi S2 Review: A decent phone at an affordable price

2018-09-01 14:37:29
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Hello MIUIers,

You already know that the Redmi S2 is the first official product of Mi Bangladesh. It launched on 17 July 2018. Global Vice President Manu Kumar Jain was also in the launch event of Mi Bangladesh.

So let's know is it good to buy the device in 15k?

At first, let's check all the specifications

Body: Plastic body, plastic antenna strips at the back.
Display: 5.99 inches, 92.6 cm2 , 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~74.5% screen-to-body ratio) (~269 ppi density)
Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625: octa-core 2.0GHz Cortex-A53 CPU, Adreno 506 GPU.
Rear Camera: 12 MP, f/2.2, 1.25μm, PDAF; 5 MP, depth sensor
Front Camera: 16MP, Auto HDR
Battery: 3,080mAh Li-Po (non-removable).
OS: Android 8.1 Oreo (MIUI 9.5).
Memory: 3/4GB of RAM, 32/64GB of storage, microSD slot.
Connectivity: Dual-SIM, LTE, microUSB, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth 4.2, IR blaster.
Misc: Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, single down-firing speaker, 3.5mm jack.

Unboxing, Design & Build Quality

Here's the unboxing video of S2

On the upper side, you will find, front camera, sensor, IR Blaster, Secondary mic and earphone jack

On the right side, you will find power button and volume rocker.

At the bottom, you will find, micro USB charging port and speaker.

The back panel. It doesn't give any premium feel. But considering the price, this is not too bad!

I must have to say the build quality of S2 is not like other Mi Devices. It feels cheap. The Plastic Back made me disappointed but if you see the performance of this device you'll amaze. After all, you can't get everything on a low budget device!

The Xiaomi Redmi S2's display consists of a 6-inch IPS panel with a resolution of 1440x720 pixels in 18:9 format. Compared to other devices in this price bracket, the resolution is acceptable.

We all know about Snapdragon 625 Chipset. It's powerful along with power optimized. And with the GPU Adreno 506 it can give awesome performance. This hardware configuration is appropriate for a solid mid-range smartphone, and this or similar configurations can be found in other smartphones within this price bracket. The Snapdragon 625 was released in February 2016 and offers 8 cores at a clock speed of 2 GHz. The 14nm manufacturing process enables the chip to run with good energy efficiency, which in turn has a positive effect on the smartphone's battery life.

Compared to the other devices in the comparison list, the Redmi S2 secures a good spot in the middle range.

The power supply fully charges the 3080 mAh battery in just over 2 hours. In WLAN test, designed to simulate everyday use, the smartphone ran for almost 19 hours.

Compared to other devices in its price range, the Redmi S2's performance here is very good.
After heavy gaming with full brightness, I've got around 4 hours SOT.

Here come's the gaming part. Gaming on this device is awesome! I didn't face any lags or frame drop issue with large games. Check out the videos.
(The videos may lag, its compile problem.  Sorry for bad quality of videos, lacks of devices to take videos, I will try to improve in next reviews) Redmi S2 seriously can give a great gaming performance.

Xiaomi has equipped the Redmi S2 with a 12+5 MP dual camera and a front camera with a 16 MP sensor for selfie-lovers. The latter takes good photos in normal daylight conditions indoors. In good lighting, the Xiaomi Redmi S2's main camera also takes good shots that contain lots of detail and well-defined light and dark areas.

Here are some shots.

Rear Camera

With 4x Zoom

Night Shots

Front Camera shot

Video: 1080p@30fps with EIS ;

Day Light

Night Light


The microUSB port serves to charge the device and connects it with other accessories. In addition, users have access to a 3.5mm jack that enables the Xiaomi smartphone to be physically connected to a headset or external speakers.
It has 10 Multi-Touch.

The infrared sensor is somewhat of a special feature. Using the "Mi Remote" app, the smartphone can act as a remote control for TVs, sound systems or DVD players. Also there is some software issue like no camera watermark, face unlock. Hope the issues will fix soon.

So, at the end of review, I will say that this device is the best in this price range but for those who want a good camera with awesome gaming performance, this device should be in your comparison list!

3GB+32GB variant for BDT 14,999
4GB+64GB variant for BDT 17,999

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2018-09-01 14:37:29
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Ar_Ashik | from MI 8 SE


wow, nice review. thanks for sharing.
2018-09-01 16:07:20

Md Ashikur Rahman
Mi Community Bangladesh

Techie Team

Mahmud Af Nahin | from Redmi Note 5


wow awesome review... thanks for sharing
2018-09-02 00:07:49


Mainul Hasan Rohan | from Redmi Note 5


nice review
2018-09-02 06:38:05
Moderator, Mi Community Bangladesh

I ❤️ Mi


Mainul Hasan Rohan | from Redmi Note 5


thanks for sharing
2018-09-02 12:13:01
Moderator, Mi Community Bangladesh

I ❤️ Mi
The best!
2018-09-03 04:53:14
Awesome Review, Thanks for share
2018-09-03 06:41:24

Md Mahadi Hasan
Super Moderator
Mi Community Bangladesh

Master Bunny

ashis.das | from Redmi Note 5


Nice review, thanks for sharing.
2018-09-03 06:51:59

Device team

khalidsaifullah99 | from Redmi Note 5


great and detailed review!
2018-09-03 07:22:45

Master Bunny

rakibrj143 | from Redmi Note 5


thanks for sharing
2018-09-03 08:21:26

Master Bunny

saileshkatara | from Redmi Note 4X


Thanks for the info
2018-09-03 08:44:52
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