Last March to celebrate its fifth anniversary, Xiaomi released the Redmi 2A smartphone, a more budget-friendly version of the Redmi 2. Right now to make the phone even more affordable, the company reduced its price from the original $100 to just $80, making it one of the cheapest LTE-capable smartphones currently available in the market.
Xiaomi Redmi 2A LTE Smartphone for $80
You may ask yourself how is it possible for a manufacturer to launch a pretty decent handset and label it with such an extremely cheap price? Well, the reason hiding behind the phone’s low pricing is the Redmi 2A’s chipset. The handset comes powered by the less popular Leadcore L1860C unit instead of the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 400 like in the case of the Redmi 2 that cost something round $115.
Perhaps Leadcore isn’t the first tier chipset manufacturer like for example Qualcomm, but it still offers a quad-core 1.5GHz processor combined with the Mali-T628 MP2 GPU supporting OpenGL ES3.1, DirectX 11 and Open CL 1.1. that takes care for graphics. Such low costs of manufacturing allowing for a really competitive price tag could be allegedly achieved due to very close contacts Xiami reportedly has with the Chinese chip manufacturer.
Going deeper into specs, the Xiaomi Redmi 2A sports a 4.7-inch 720p HD display, identical to the screen panel featured by the Redmi 2. Delivered by Sharp and AIO the screen offers a nice outdoor visibility and viewing angles. In addition, the handset’s computing powers are enhanced by 1GB RAM, whereas storage space is represented by 8GB of built-in storage that later can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD cards.
Speaking of the Redmi 2A’s optic parameters, the phone is equipped with a decent 8MP back camera unit supported by a 2MP front-facing shooter. Among the device’s connectivity options we may found Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and 4G LTE. When it comes to software, the device runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out of box with the Xiaomi’s own MIUI 6 installed on the top of it. Furthermore, the Redmi 2A’s lights are kept on by a 2,200 mAh battery with a special quick charge mode.
The Redmi 2A isn’t surely one of the Xiaomi’s most powerful devices, however it is definitely an offering worth our consideration. Combining really nice specs as for a low-entry level product, the phone is simultaneously wrapped in a more than affordable price tag, which should help it win attention of many budget-conscious buyers.
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