Redmi S2 has been the topic of some discussions. Most people were interested to hear all about the report and different updates that were coming up online regarding it.
Now, with the Chinese company officially launching the device at an event in China it looks like the waiting period is over. Today we want to talk more about the phone as a whole, taking into detailed account all of its features. Some may call it a long lost relative of the Redmi Note 5 since they look similar. However, we will be focusing on the differences between the two and what Redmi S2 offers the users.
Redmi S2, Best selfie phone from Xiaomi
We are not the ones who said it first, the company itself dubbed this phone as the best selfie phone that they have released thus far. And they are not wrong. The phone has a dual camera setup in the back, a style that is already the norm for most phones that are released these days. The primary camera has a 12MP sensor, and the secondary one is 5MP. They did not stop there, adding the AI Portrait Mode, facial recognition, and HDR to the dual camera setup.
The front camera of the device is perhaps the star of the show. It has a 16MP sensor paired with 2 microns pixels. What are they? Microns pixels are made when four pixels are combined into one, creating what some may call an oversized pixel. Apart from this, other features include the AI Portrait Mode that we can see on the back as well, Front HDR, AI Smart Beauty and Face Unlock.
We can only say that Xiaomi really outdid itself and if some may say that Redmi S2 and Redmi Note 5 are the same phones then they have never looked at the high-quality camera setup that Redmi S2 has.
Xiaomi Redmi S2: RAM and internal storage
Redmi S2 will come in two variants. One will have 3GB of RAM while the other is going to have 4GB of RAM. Storage wise, the 3GB version will be paired with 32GB of internal storage, and the 4GB one will be paired with 64GB of internal storage.
If that is still not enough, then you should know that you can expand the amount of space by buying a microSD card. The phone allows up to 256GB of added storage so you should be good to go if you choose to buy a microSD card if you want more space to store all your files.
We also feel the need to mention that the Redmi S2 will be coming with Android Oreo straight out of the box. Note five users were promised that they will be getting the Oreo update soon but up to this moment that has yet to happen. The Note 5 came with Android Nougat when it was released. This is another department where Redmi S2 is way different than the Note 5.
With a 5.99 inch HD+ display, Redmi S2 is not something to be ignored. Moreover, it has a 70.8 percent NTSC color gamut, and the pixels are 720 x 1440. Oh, we forgot to mention the fact that the display ratio is 18:9. We believe that these features make Redmi S2 a well-balanced phone for its price range.
Xiaomi Redmi S2: Connectivity options
This is not something that most people look at whenever they search the specs of a phone, but we feel that it is important to mention them. They include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth v.4.2, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a micro-USB port and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n.
With the purchase of Redmi S2, you will also be getting an ambient light sensor, a gyroscope, and infrared and proximity sensor, an accelerometer and also a digital compass.
We must say that the Redmi S2 is available in Rose Gold, Champagne Gold, and Platinum Silver. The colors look sophisticated, so we are certain that users will have a hard time deciding which one to choose between all of them.
Here is where most fans were outraged. Redmi Note 5 came with a 4,000mAh battery whereas the Redmi S2 has a 3080mAh one. While it is still not a bad choice, Note 5 made it so that you knew you had a full day of use out of one charge and with the Redmi S2 you know you may be getting almost a full day. The main argument that people used was the fact that downgrading the battery when you come up with a new phone is uncommon.
Fighting against competitors
Xiaomi looks like it finally decided to step up to the competition. This can be seen with the way in which Redmi S2 was designed. The main competitors that the Chinese company has are Oppo and Vivo. While these two companies are still doing well on the market, a recent report has shown that they began to slow down in the fourth quarter of 2017.
Could this mean that Xiaomi could easily fight its way to the top and make itself known as the best mobile company in China? This remains to be seen, but we would not dismiss the theory that this plan might become a reality.
We will have to wait and see how well will the Redmi S2 be received on the market and if the company will stumble upon any hurdles, such as malfunctions or software crashes. It seems highly unlikely, but these things could happen at any moment.