Xiaomi Redmi Y2 Review 2018 India: A Premium Smartphone on Budget

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  • Redmi Y2 starts from Rs 9,999
  • Redmi Y2 has a 16 megapixel selfie camera with flash
  • A variant of Redmi Y2 is 4 GB RAM

In this post we are going to discuss about the Xiaomi Redmi Y2 review that has been launched before some time. Some people are crazy about Selfie. Perhaps due to this, handsets are made for special smartphone for selfies in the market. Now take Oppo, who gave itself a selfie expert. Other companies also have their own selfie centric smartphones. Xiaomi also became part of this special league with Xiaomi Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite.

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Xiaomi has made some changes according to the time. Now we have Redmi Y2. Redmi Y2 comes with new hardware and it is the best selfie smartphone of the budget range? Let’s know more about Redmi Y2 having a look on the Xiaomi Redmi Y2 review.

Buy Redmi Y2 at Amazon

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Xiaomi Redmi Y2 Review Design

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Looking at Redmi Y2, you will realize that it has been updated over time. It looks like Redmi S2 which was launched in the Chinese market. Its front is a 5.99 inch display and the dual camera module on the back, like the Redmi Note 5 Pro. Plastic is mainly used in making Redmi Y2. 18: 9 Aspect Ratio Displays, it is also long and narrow.

Like Xiaomi’s latest phone, its edges are curved. The display has a metal earpiece, a selfie camera, and a selfie light. However, reaching the top of the display with one hand is not easy..

The position of the button in redmi y2 is correct. The power and volume buttons given on the right can be easily used. The phone has a micro-USB port. Grill is on both sides of it But the right-hand side has a loudspeaker. 3.5mm headphone jack, IR emitter and secondary microphone are at the top.


Turn on the phone, you will see a dual camera setup and fingerprint sensor. Xiaomi has also given an antenna line which is at the top and bottom of the phone.


Redmi Y2 weighs 170 grams and its thickness is 8.1 millimeters. The battery is 3080 mAh, about which Xiaomi claims battery life of the day. The phone has a 10-watt charger. There is no information about quick charging support. Like other smartphones of Xiaomi , Redmi Y2’s retail box has a phone, charger, micro-USB cable and a cover.


Xiaomi Redmi Y2 Review Specification and Features

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Xiaomi is known to give strong hardware and the Redmi Y2 also is no exception. Redmi Y2 has been a trusted snapdragon 625 processor. The clock speed of this octa-core processor is 2 GHz. There are two variants of the smartphone – 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB storage and 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage. The smartphone has a separate slot for the MicroSD card. Users will be able to use up to 256 GB of cards.

The 5.99 inch display is of HD Plus resolution and the aspect ratio is 18: 9. This department has a minor upgrade compared to Redmi Y1. The viewing angle of the display is good. Neutral color output is available, you will get the convenience of tweaking it according to your liking. The display is a little reflexive and there is some difficulty in reading in the outdoor. Redmi Y2 is a dual sim device. Support for Wi-Fi 802.11 B / G / N, Bluetooth, GPS, 4G and VOLETE is available.


In this phone two cameras have been given on the back side. The primary sensor is of 12 megapixels and the secondary sensor is 5 megapixels. Xiaomi has a 16 megapixel camera on front panel which comes with Selfie Light.

Xiaomi Redmi Y2 Review Software

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In Redmi Y2, you will find Xiaomi’s MIUI 9.5 OS. It is based on the Android 8.1 Oreo. You will find UI customization of Xiaomi like second space, dual app and theme support. You will be able to access quick shortcuts and other widgets by swiping to the right on the homescreen.


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Like the current trend, Xiaomi has also provided face recognition for unlocking the phone. The setup process is very basic. It never asked us to show the face at different angles. During setup, a message came that someone else could unlock the device from your photos. After setting up we used Face Unlock. We found that face recognition was too slow and not even acuerate. Looking at its performance, we suggest that you use the fingerprint sensor only.


Xiaomi has given other apps in this phone with some apps. You will also find some Google apps. With this app like Facebook, Amazon, PhonePe, Netflix and NewsPoint will be installed already. By the way, we did not need storage. In 32 GB storage variants, you will get 22 GB of storage for use. You can uninstall most of these apps if you wish.

Xiaomi Redmi Y2 Review Performance

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Snapdragon 625 is a trusted processor that has been part of many popular phones of Xiaomi. We did not complain about its performance during use. It handles multitasking firmly. Switching between apps was quite smoother. We have reviewed the 3GB RAM variants which gave good results in the benchmark test.

Xiaomi Redmi Y2 Review Battery Life

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Battery performance depends on your use. If you phone a phone call or spend some time on Facebook and WhatsApp, then the battery will support you throughout the day. If you start playing games on the phone, then there is a fall in battery life. While playing games like Clash Royale, we found that the battery ended more quickly. However, in our HD Video Loop Test the battery lasted 14 hours and 46 minutes, which is complimentary. The phone has a 10-watt charger, which takes about 2 hours to complete the phone.

Xiaomi Redmi Y2 Review Camera

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Using Xiaomi’s Camera app is very easy to use. You get a quick toggle for HDR and Flash. You also have the option to apply filters to photos. Other camera modes also have short modes that allow you to record videos of 10 seconds. Also there is video mode and portrait mode. There is also manual mode in which white balance and ISO can be controlled. In Panorama mode, you will be able to take pictures only when you capture the phone in portrait mode.

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Selfie is the most important feature of this smartphone, and Redmi Y2 performs well in this department. While taking selfie, it can identify more than one face and it does the necessary beautification inhalation. We found that the phone exposes some selfies to the oven in the outdoor. Self-light becomes active in low-light conditions.


We are satisfied with the images taken from Redmi Y2 to day light. Landscape shots come with a lot of detail. Y2 colors also capture very well. The Macoz shot comes sharper, but the phone takes a little time to focus on your wishes. We have also used portrait mode which gets the depth of field effect with the help of Secondary sensor. The quality of photographs of portrait mode depends largely on the subject’s background. If an object is very close to the subject, then there is a problem in the edge detective. If the background is neat then good images can be used with the Redmi Y2.


Low light shots require steady hands, because the camera reduces the shutter speed to capture more light. We also found that the detail in the landscape shot decreases. You will be able to record up to 1080 pixels of video from the rear camera. Quality is better due to electronic image stabilization.

Xiaomi Redmi Y2 Price in India

Xiaomi redmi y2 price in india

Xiaomi Redmi Y2 has been priced at an affordable price tag of Rs. 9,999. You can make order for Xiaomi Redmi Y2 only at Amazon as this smartphone is not available on other online stores. This phone comes with 32 GB, 64 GB storage variants.

Our decision


Xiaomi Redmi Y2 is slightly better than the company’s old selfie centric smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Y1. It comes with a trustworthy hardware that gives the best user experience with the UI 9.5. Camera performance is good in light of day but weakness in low light. Selfie is the specialty of this smartphone and in this department Y2 gives a strong performance in every circumstance.


If Selfie is most important to you, then you can choose the starting price of Rs 9,999, Redmi Y2. By the way, buying a reliable all-rounder like Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 will be a much more expensive deal. If you are willing to spend a bit more then you have options like Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1.

Being an engineer in Information Technology, Krishna, is a word that is inspired by the Lord Shri Krishna, believes in the inspection of the latest technology in the real world. Krishna Shekhawat has done his engineering from LIET, Alwar. He started his career with SAGInfotech Pvt Ltd ( Jaipur). He is an enthusiastic about the bikes and cars that are roaming around him. Krishna likes to write reviews about all things. His mostly time spend in gaining the knowledge about new things. He wants to demonstrate his powerful word’s empire in front of the world. Apart from this, he is a simple person and has a helping nature.

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