Xiaomi Redmi Y2 is the successor of Redmi Y1 which was launched earlier and it comes in multiple colour options – Gold, Dark Grey, and Rose Gold. The smartphone features a metal rear panel, imaging sensor, fingerprint sensor, and Mi branding on the rear side. For your information, the Xiaomi Redmi Y2 is a rebranded version of the Redmi S2 that was launched in China.
Xiaomi Redmi Y2 comes available in two variants – 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage variant cost ₹ 9,999 while the 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage variant cost ₹ 12,999. The internal storage on both the variant can be expanded further up to 256 via microSD card, there’s a dedicated microSD card slot.
The Xiaomi Redmi Y2 runs on Android Oreo operating system with MIUI on top of it and it boasts 5.99-inch HD+ display at an aspect ratio of 18:9. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset and it is coupled with 3GB RAM for seamless performance.
The Xiaomi Redmi Y2 is a dual-SIM smartphone and has connectivity features like 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Infrared, etc.
The Xiaomi Redmi Y2 is powered by 3,080mAh non-removable battery.
Design and Display
The Xiaomi Redmi Y2 on the front features an 18:9 display, front camera, sensors, LED flash and on the back, you’ll find metal panel, imaging sensor, fingerprint sensor along with Mi branding. The smartphone measures 160.73×77.26×8.1mm and weigh is 170 grams.
The Xiaomi Redmi Y2 flaunts a 5.99-inch HD+ display with a resolution of 720 x 1,440 pixels and offers a good outdoor legibility. The smartphone has a pixel density of 282 PPI and the wide-viewing angles offer a better visual experience while playing games & watching videos.
Performance and Storage
Under the hood, Xiaomi Redmi Y2 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor that clocks at 2.0GHz and it is coupled with 3GB of RAM for seamless performance. It uses Cortex A53 architecture and the Adreno 506 graphics processor takes care of graphical requirements & enhances your gaming experience. The smartphone supports lag-free multitasking and letting you enjoy games without affecting the performance.
On the storage front, the Xiaomi Redmi Y2 comes in two variant – 32GB of internal storage or 64GB of internal storage. The internal storage on both the variant can be expanded further up to 256GB via microSD card slot, there’s a dedicated microSD card slot.
Camera And Operating System
There’s a dual camera setup on Xiaomi Redmi Y2 and it consists of 12MP + 5MP with dual-colour LED flash, autofocus, etc. On the front, there is a 16MP camera with LED flash and it captures some excellent selfies even in low-light conditions.
Xiaomi Redmi Y2 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system with MIUI 9.5 on top of it, upgradeable to MIUI 10
Connectivity and Battery
Xiaomi Redmi Y2 has dual-SIM support and on the connectivity side, there are several options like 4G with VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, mobile hotspot, Bluetooth V4.2, GPS, and a microUSB 2.0 port. The sensors on the Xiaomi Redmi Y2 include Compass/ Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope.
Xiaomi Redmi Y2 fuelled with 3,080mAh Li-ion battery non-removable battery and according to company claims it lasts throughout the day.
Xiaomi Redmi Y2 Technical Specifications
|SIM Slot||Dual SIM Card Slot|
|Box Content||Handset with built-in Battery charger, Type-C cable, Power Adapter, Eject Pin, Case, User Manual, Warranty Card|
|Resolution||720 x 1,440 pixels, 18:9 aspect ratio|
|Pixel Density||269 pixels per inch (ppi)|
|Screen to body percentage||74.64%|
Processor and Operating System
|No of Cores||8 (Octa Core)|
|Operating System||Android 8.1 Oreo|
|User Interface (UI)||MIUI 9.5, upgradeable to MIUI 10|
Memory And Storage
|USB OTG Support||Yes|
|Rear Camera||Dual: 12 MP (f/2.2, 1.25μm, PDAF) + 5 MP, gyro-EIS, phase detection autofocus, LED flash|
|Front Facing Camera||16 MP|
|Selfie Flash||LED flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR|
Internet And Connectivity
|Operating Frequency||2G GSM B2/B3/B5/B8, CDMA 1X/EVDO BC0,|
3G WCDMA B1/B2/B4/B5/B8, TD-SCDMA B34/B39
4G FDD-LTE B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B17/B20, TD-LTE B34/B38/B39/B40/B41(120MHz)
|Network||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Internet||EDGE, GPRS, LTE|
|Wi-Fi||Yes, hotspot, WiFi Direct|
|Bluetooth||4.2, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|USB Connectivity||Yes, microUSB 2.0|
|Voice Over LTE (VoLTE)||Yes|
|Headphone Connector||Yes, 3.5mm|
|Fast Charge||Quick, v4.0|
|Build||Front glass, plastic body|
|Colours||Elegant Gold, Rose Gold, and Dark Grey|
|Sensors||Compass/ Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope|
|Messaging||SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail|
|Warranty||1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories|
|Media Player||Yes (AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC)|
|Video Player||Yes (3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player)|