Xiaomi does not need any introduction whether you live in China or outside of it. The company is one of the best selling smartphone maker in the world and their one of the latest offerings in the budget portfolio may be one of the answers why.
It has become quite usual for the Chinese companies to release a regular model and then make some slight improvements and release a PRO variant. So what kind of specs does it make this device carry the PRO moniker?
The device spots a 4.7″ 720p display. Moreover, the Xiaomi Redmi 2 Pro carries a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chip, which is clocked at 1.2GHz. In addition to this, it has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage via microSD card slot (manufacturer declares up to 32GB but usually these devices also work with 64GB cards as well).
Other specs worth mentioning are 2MP/8MP camera combo on the front and back, respectively. Also, there is a dual SIM card slot and with the 4G network support. Last but not least the device is running Android 4.4 (with the possibility of receiving Android 5.0 Lolipop update soon) and a 2200mAh battery is keeping the lights on.
As far as design goes, the Xiaomi Redmi 2 Pro would not make other people stare at your device and ask what kind of phone it is. However, it was not made with the design in mind but with a focus on specs and very low price tag.
So this is what Xiaomi believes is a PRO model in the budget devices category. Of course, it’s our choice to decide but given the fact that the company has built a great reputation of producing some high quality smartphones for a low price, this model should be no exception.
Finally, considering the specs this device has, the $129.99 price tag sounds like a bargain.