Xiaomi Redmi Y2

7.2/10 AVG.
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7.2/10
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The Xiaomi Redmi Y2 currently has an Informr score of 7.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 15 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2 GHz
Screen Size
5.99"
Camera
12+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


The Mobile Indian

The Xiaomi Redmi Y2 comes loaded with good selfie camera and the performance is quite satisfactory, if not smooth. The display is a let down and so is the dual-rear camera. The battery could have been more in this one, though the gesture support looks good. Overall, if you are a selfie-centric perso...

- Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian
BGR

At its price, it offers a good combination of performance and camera capabilities without forcing you to stretch your budget too much. Think of it as a device with the camera of the Redmi Note 5 Pro, the performance and efficiency of the Redmi Note 5, and the build and affordability of the lower end...

- Sambit Satpathy, BGR
Gizbot

The smartphone is a promising upgrade to the last year's Redmi Y1 and features a capable AI backed selfie camera.  If you care about selfies more, go for Redmi Y2; however, if a crisp display and long-lasting battery is your requirement, Redmi Note 5 is a better buy for you.

- Rohit Arora, Gizbot
Firstpost

The Redmi Y2 does get the job done, offering great selfies in most lighting conditions and the power to handle casual gaming and everyday tasks. The camera on the phone is arguably the best we've seen under Rs 10,000, and the minor updates in performance do make it a better device than its predecess...

- Shomik Sen Bhattacharjee, Firstpost
Business Standard

The Redmi Y2 is primarily a camera-centric smartphone with tried and tested processer, modern design and good battery life. The phone might not interest multimedia enthusiasts due to its HD+ screen and inability to keep background apps active for longer periods of time. However, considering the over...

- Khalid Anzar, Business Standard


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Common Questions


Xiaomi released the Redmi Y2 on June 7, 2018.


Xiaomi backs up the Redmi Y2 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
5.99"

The Xiaomi Redmi Y2's screen size is 5.99 inches with 720 x 1440 pixels resolution.

Processor
2 GHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 Octa core 2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 16+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
32/64 GB

Internal memory is 32/64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3080mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 3080 mAh battery.

Redmi Y2 Specs

Overview
Release date June 7, 2018
Regions available India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
LTE:
2100/850/1800/2300 /2500 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo

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Processor Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 Octa core 2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 32/64 GB
RAM 3/4 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Carrying case, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 3080 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Dark Gray, Gold, Rose Gold
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.07 x 7.73 x 0.81 cm (6.3 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 170 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1440 pixels
Pixel density 269 pixels
Size 5.99 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Scratch resistant
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.2
Resolution
12+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, HDR, Dual camera feature (5 MP 2nd camera), AI Portrait mode
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
16+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Face detection, HDR
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, ASF, AVI, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MKV, MPEG-4, XviD
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Unknown
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Unknown
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Critic Reviews


The Mobile Indian

Better selfie experience at a budget price point

from The Mobile Indian

The Xiaomi Redmi Y2 comes loaded with good selfie camera and the performance is quite satisfactory, if not smooth. The display is a let down and so is the dual-rear camera. The battery could have been more in this one, though the gesture support looks good. Overall, if you are a selfie-centric pe...More

The Xiaomi Redmi Y2 comes loaded with good selfie camera and the performance is quite satisfactory, if not smooth. The display is a let down and so is the dual-rear camera. The battery could have been more in this one, though the gesture support looks good. Overall, if you are a selfie-centric person and want a smartphone with a good camera and is ready to compromise a little on battery and display, the Redmi Y2 can be considered as an option.

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BGR

Aimed at selfie lovers

from BGR

At its price, it offers a good combination of performance and camera capabilities without forcing you to stretch your budget too much. Think of it as a device with the camera of the Redmi Note 5 Pro, the performance and efficiency of the Redmi Note 5, and the build and affordability of the lower end of the Redmi range.

Read full review

At its price, it offers a good combination of performance and camera capabilities without forcing you to stretch your budget too much. Think of it as a device with the camera of the Redmi Note 5 Pro, the performance and efficiency of the Redmi Note 5, and the build and affordability of the lower end of the Redmi range.

Read full review

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Gizbot

A good affordable option for selfie lovers

from Gizbot

The smartphone is a promising upgrade to the last year's Redmi Y1 and features a capable AI backed selfie camera.  If you care about selfies more, go for Redmi Y2; however, if a crisp display and long-lasting battery is your requirement, Redmi Note 5 is a better buy for you.

Read full review

The smartphone is a promising upgrade to the last year's Redmi Y1 and features a capable AI backed selfie camera.  If you care about selfies more, go for Redmi Y2; however, if a crisp display and long-lasting battery is your requirement, Redmi Note 5 is a better buy for you.

Read full review

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Firstpost

A great all-rounder

from Firstpost

The Redmi Y2 does get the job done, offering great selfies in most lighting conditions and the power to handle casual gaming and everyday tasks. The camera on the phone is arguably the best we've seen under Rs 10,000, and the minor updates in performance do make it a better device than its predecessor.

Read full review

The Redmi Y2 does get the job done, offering great selfies in most lighting conditions and the power to handle casual gaming and everyday tasks. The camera on the phone is arguably the best we've seen under Rs 10,000, and the minor updates in performance do make it a better device than its predecessor.

Read full review

Less

Business Standard

A budget smartphone with great camera, battery life

from Business Standard

The Redmi Y2 is primarily a camera-centric smartphone with tried and tested processer, modern design and good battery life. The phone might not interest multimedia enthusiasts due to its HD+ screen and inability to keep background apps active for longer periods of time. However, considering the o...More

The Redmi Y2 is primarily a camera-centric smartphone with tried and tested processer, modern design and good battery life. The phone might not interest multimedia enthusiasts due to its HD+ screen and inability to keep background apps active for longer periods of time. However, considering the overall performance, the Redmi Y2 makes a great proposition as a selfie smartphone in the budget segment. 

Read full review

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Digit

Bland, but functional

from Digit

The Redmi Y2 comes out as a reliable all-rounder with a strong focus on the imaging prowess. It may not be as powerful as its rivals, but that doesn't deter the Redmi Y2 to cover the basics right. 

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The Redmi Y2 comes out as a reliable all-rounder with a strong focus on the imaging prowess. It may not be as powerful as its rivals, but that doesn't deter the Redmi Y2 to cover the basics right. 

Read full review

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Deccan Chronicle

A great budget smartphon

from Deccan Chronicle

The Redmi Y2 comes across as one of the few smartphones in Xiaomi’s lineup that aces some of their bestselling smartphones when it comes to desirable aesthetics. Add to that an impressive pair of cameras, good battery life and reasonable performance, and you end up with a smartphone that is a decent all-rounder to use as a daily driver.

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The Redmi Y2 comes across as one of the few smartphones in Xiaomi’s lineup that aces some of their bestselling smartphones when it comes to desirable aesthetics. Add to that an impressive pair of cameras, good battery life and reasonable performance, and you end up with a smartphone that is a decent all-rounder to use as a daily driver.

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NDTV

A good choice if you prioritise selfies over everything else

from NDTV

It has proven hardware that is capable of delivering a smooth user experience, plus MIUI 9.5 which has a lot of added features. The camera performance is good in daylight but goes down a little in low light. Selfies are the highlight of this smartphone and it does deliver on that front, with good shots in various lighting conditions.

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It has proven hardware that is capable of delivering a smooth user experience, plus MIUI 9.5 which has a lot of added features. The camera performance is good in daylight but goes down a little in low light. Selfies are the highlight of this smartphone and it does deliver on that front, with good shots in various lighting conditions.

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Android Authority

A capable phone

from Android Authority

The Redmi Y2 is quite basic, apart from the camera shenanigans, but sometimes that is just good enough for a budget smartphone.

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The Redmi Y2 is quite basic, apart from the camera shenanigans, but sometimes that is just good enough for a budget smartphone.

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India Today

The best all-round camera phone under Rs 10,000

from India Today

The Redmi Y2 can still hold its ground, courtesy the best all-round camera phone package under Rs 10,000 that it is. It' looks premium, is a capable performer, has the latest software (from Xiaomi), and also it is fairly long-lasting. If you're someone who's out in the market, especially looking...More

The Redmi Y2 can still hold its ground, courtesy the best all-round camera phone package under Rs 10,000 that it is. It' looks premium, is a capable performer, has the latest software (from Xiaomi), and also it is fairly long-lasting. If you're someone who's out in the market, especially looking for such a package, the Redmi Y2 is the phone to buy.

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