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Redmi Y2 Mobile Phone Review

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Redmi Y2 Mobile Phone Review

The Redmi Y2, released in May 2018 is a reliable smartphone that ticks all the right boxes. This phone is the successor to the Redmi Y1, and is the rebranding of the Redmi S2 launched in China. It contains all the standard features that one looks for in a good smartphone. It does not beat its competitors, but it does make for a sturdy phone for daily usage. In this Redmi Y2 review, let us explore all the Redmi Y2 specs and features in detail:

Here are the key specifications & features for Redmi Y2 review:

1. Overview

Redmi Y2 is a good entry-level smartphone by Xiaomi that proves to be reliable. It has all the standard good features that a Xiaomi phone contains, and has a smooth functioning and operates without lags. It also comes with the popular features that are trending.

2. Design

Xiaomi Redmi Y2 features a typical metallic Xiaomi build and is physically appealing. It is sturdy and has a good grip, and comes in the Gold and White colours. It looks similar to the Redmi Note 5 Pro. On the back there is a rear-mounted Fingerprint Sensor that looks good. However, the phone fails to offer the now-popular USB Type-C port.

3. Display

Redmi Y2 features a 5.99 inches display with a 720 x 1440 pixels resolution, which could have been much better. The visuals are not as crisp and detailed as expected, and the brightness is not too customizable. However, the overall visual experience while browsing isn’t too bad.

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4. Camera

Redmi Y2 specifications comes with a selfie expert phone with a really good 16 MP front snapper. It has the pixel binning feature to enhance your selfies, a feature that is available only in more expensive phones such as the Huawei P20 Pro. The pictures have better details and colours; however, the background exposure falls short. The primary cameras are a dual 12MP + 5 MP, which are decent.

5. Performance

This phone is efficient and reliable in its performance. Redmi Y2 specifications comes with the Snapdragon 625 processor, which is very good for the price range. The user interface is smooth and quick, but does not work satisfactorily when it comes to gaming.

6. Operating System

Redmi Y2 features the Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9.5. The operations are lag-free, and the MIUI 9.5 offers cool features such as revamped notification shade, app lock, Mi Drop, and the iPhone X-inspired gesture-based navigation.

7. Storage

Xiaomi redmi Y2 features an internal storage capacity of 64GB, with a dedicated expandable Micro SD slot of 256GB. For such an affordable price range, this is a very good deal.

8. Battery

Redmi Y2 specifications comes with a 3080 mAh battery that is not too great by the industry standards. It will last for about a day, but only with average usage and not heavy one. Moreover, it does not offer fast charging, which is a drawback.

9. Connectivity

Xiaomi Redmi Specifications come with the standard smartphone connectivity features such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, Infrared Port, Radio and USB.

10. Sensors & Features

Xiaomi Redmi Y2 features the iPhone X-inspired gesture-based navigation system. It also contains the Fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass sensors.

11. Redmi Y2 Price

The Xiaomi Redmi Y2 mobile price in India is different depending on the storage on the Bajaj Finserv EMI Store.

  • The 32 GB Redmi Y2 price on the EMI Store is ₹9,299.

Redmi Y2 Pros and Cons

  • Pros:

Great battery life, excellent performance, 4K video recording with EIS.

  • Cons:

Plastic build, not available easily in the market.

Redmi Y2 Specs and Features

Here we have listed down for you all the important Redmi Y2 features and specifications in a table. Take a good look at all the Redmi Y2 specifications & features for Redmi Y2 review for yourself to purchase this smartphone:

Vivo V9
Date May, 2018
Price Rs. 9,299
Display 5.99”
Operating System Android 8.1, up to Android 9.0; MIUI 9.5
Processor Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
Storage 64 GB (256GB expandable)
Camera 12 MP + 5 MP rear | 16 MP front
Battery 3080 mAh


Redmi Y2 is decidedly for selfie-lovers, with a good front camera that is its best feature. It is overall a decent, compact and functional smartphone that you can rely on for your everyday usage. However, it does not offer anything new and does not stand out in front of its competitors in the market. It is sturdy but does not have anything interesting except the iPhone X-inspired gesture based navigation system.

Alternatives to the Redmi Y2 are the Honor 7C and 7A, which offer better features in similar price range. Realme 1 is also a good smartphone that stands in competition to the Redmi Y2.

If you are looking for the best Xiaomi Redmi Mobile phones, the EMI Store of Bajaj Finserv is definitely the right choice. All these latest smartphones are available on the EMI store at the best prices, and at no-cost EMIs with zero down payments and no extra processing fee using the Bajaj Finserv EMI Card. If the product is somehow found damaged, the store immediately changes it or the customer gets a full cashback.

Check out all the latest Xiaomi Smartphone models on the Bajaj Finserv EMI Store along with their features and prices in India. So there you go. Now what are you waiting for? Go buy your favourite smartphone today!

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