Redmi 2 vs Redmi 2 Prime vs Lenovo A6000 plus

So, its big news from Xiaomi. Xiaomi has officially started assembling mobiles in India. Taiwanese Foxconn’s factory at Sri City in Vishakapatnam will be the factory where Xiaomi kicks off its operations. Xiaomi is known for selling quality mobiles at low cost and this move will help Xiaomi meet faster shipping times and better handling of logistics. So coming back to our main story, the Redmi 2 prime will be the first mobile to be rolled out of the assembly lines in India. A few weeks back, Xiaomi launched the mobile in Brazil where it will be manufactured by Foxconn, Brazil. So it is pretty much the same mobile. Infact it is pretty much the same as Redmi 2, but with a beefed up battery and RAM.

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Similar to the relationship between Lenovo A6000 and Lenovo A6000 plus, the Redmi 2 Prime has double the RAM and ROM when compared to the Redmi 2. As you can see from the spec sheet comparison below, every other detail of the Redmi 2 Prime is exactly same as Redmi 2. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor with Adreno 306 GPU. It has a 720p HD display with 4.7 inch screen protected by corning gorilla glass 2. It runs on Android 4.4.4 with MIUI 6.0 on top and it is powered by 2200 mAh lithium polymer battery.

Redmi 2 Redmi 2 Prime
LTE Yes Yes
Dimensions 134 x 67.2 x 9.4 mm 134 x 67.2 x 9.4 mm
Weight 133 g 133 g
SIM Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by) Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
Size 4.7 inches 4.7 inches
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (~312 ppi ) 720 x 1280 pixels (~312 ppi )
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 2 Corning Gorilla Glass 2
OS Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat) with MIUI 6.0 Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat) with MIUI 6.0
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410
CPU Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 306 Adreno 306
Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB microSD, up to 32 GB
Internal Memory, RAM 8 GB, 1 GB RAM 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
Primary Camera 8 MP 8 MP
Secondary  Camera 2 MP 2 MP
Battery Li-Po 2200 mAh battery Li-Po 2200 mAh battery

In my earlier review of the Redmi 2, I had mentioned that A6000 was its closest competitor and now with the Redmi 2 prime in the scene, Lenovo A6000 plus is its competitor. I have been recommending the Lenovo A6000 plus over Redmi 2 for the very reason that it has double RAM and ROM and now that Redmi 2 prime is here, I would strongly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a budget device with decent performance. Also the Lenovo A6000 plus is priced at Rs 7500 while the Redmi 2 is priced at Rs 7000.

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Lenovo A6000 Plus Redmi 2 Prime
LTE Yes Yes
Dimensions 141 x 70 x 8.2 mm 134 x 67.2 x 9.4 mm
Weight 128 g 133 g
SIM Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by) Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
Size 5.0 inch 4.7 inches
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (~294 ppi ) 720 x 1280 pixels (~312 ppi )
Protection na Corning Gorilla Glass 2
OS Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat) Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat) with MIUI 6.0
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410
CPU Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 306 Adreno 306
Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB microSD, up to 32 GB
Internal Memory, RAM 8 GB, 1 GB RAM 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
Primary Camera 8 MP 8 MP
Secondary  Camera 2 MP 2 MP
Battery Li-Po 2300 mAh battery Li-Po 2200 mAh battery

I haven’t reviewed the Redmi 2 prime yet and my recommendation here is coming out of my love for MIUI ROM. It offers great user experience and useful set of features out of the box. It is also easy to understand and easy to use across various age groups.

Buy it at mi.com

 

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