The Redmi 2A is one of Xiaomi’s runaway successes, with the China-based manufacturer celebrating 10 million units shipped of the entry level phone priced at jus USD$78. Xiaomi has released an enhanced version of the Redmi 2A – now with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage, but it was slightly more expensive than the regular unit. But because of this milestone, Xiaomi is bringing down the price of the enhanced version down to USD$78, same as the regular unit.
So what are you getting for your USD$78? The enhanced Redmi 2A features a 4.7-inch 720p HD display powered by a Leadcore LC1860 1.5GHz quad-core processor, now backstopped ably by 2GB RAM. No more lags on your regular apps, at the very least. There’s bigger capacity at 16GB internal storage, and there’s an 8MP/2MP camera combo.
The phone also has dual SIM slots, and has 4G LTE connectivity. The phone will have all the basic stuff you need on an Android device, and then some. The problem is actually getting your hands on one. People in Asia will have a slight advantage, as the enhanced Redmi 2A will go on sale on November 11 in China.
If you’re looking for a steal at the entry level market, this one is it. US consumers will have to do some gymnastics in getting the phone stateside – maybe even contacting someone who is actually in China or Asia.