Xiaomi Redmi S2 was launched not so long after the Redmi Note 5. Although physically, the two smartphones look the same, but the Redmi S2 has the advantage of the front and rear camera sector. Interestingly, because it is targeted at photography lovers, the artificial intelligence features in the Redmi Note 5 are also embedded in the Redmi S2.
In addition to the camera, the Redmi S2 is also sold at a lower price tag than the Redmi Note 5. This certainly could be the best alternative for you who want to taste the taste of the Redmi Note 5 but has budget limitations.
Although in terms of performance the Redmi S2 is no better than the Redmi Note 5, but with the price tag, a better camera, and the sensation of using it more or less makes this one product worthy of consideration.
Price of Xiaomi Redmi S2
Good news for those of you who want the taste of the Redmi Note 5 at a cheaper price and a better front camera. Xiaomi Redmi S2 officially sold at a price IDR 1,899,000. When compared to the Redmi Note 5, the price of the Redmi S2 is certainly cheaper considering there are some features that are reduced from the sibling series.
The Sultan recommends the Redmi S2 for those of you who want to taste the sensation of the Redmi Note 5 but at a cheaper price and a better front camera. What are the specifications of the Xiaomi Redmi S2? What is the difference with Redmi Note 5? Consider the following Sultan's explanation:
Xiaomi Redmi S2 Specifications
|OS||Android 8.1 Oreo|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 625|
|Speed||Octa-core 2.0 GHz|
|The GPU||Adreno 506|
|External Memory||microSD up to 256GB|
|Front||16 MP F / 2.0, 4500k Selfie-Light, 4 in 1 Pixel Bining, HDR, Bokeh, Beautify 4.0|
|Back||12MP + 5MP, PDAF, F / 2.2, HDR, Low-Light|
|The video||1080p / 720p video, 30fps|
|Feature||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR|
|Type||IPS LCD, 16 million colors|
|Large||5.99 inches (15.2 cm), 18: 9|
|Resolution||1440 x 720 pixels, 269 ppi|
|Dimension||160.73 x 77.26 x 8.1 mm|
|Battery||Li-Po 3080 mAh non-removable|
|Color Options||Gray, Gold, Rose Gold|
|SIM||Single / Dual SIM|
|Network||GSM / WCDMA / LTE|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n|
|Bluetooth||4.2, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|Port||3.5 mm audio port|
|Sensor||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
Front & Rear Camera Redmi S2
Xiaomi Redmi S2 feels it's very appropriate for you who like selfies. Compared to his brother series (Redmi Note 5), the Redmi S2 has a better front camera. Unlike the Note 5 which has a 13 MP front camera, the Redmi S2 has a higher resolution of 16 MP. In addition to higher resolution, the Redmi S2 is also equipped with a flash light for the front camera, so if you want photos in minimal lighting conditions this smartphone is quite reliable.
Not to forget, various latest technologies are also embedded in the front camera Redmi S2, such as: Pixel Binning 4 in 1 so that photos are brighter, automatic HDR, SLR camera-style bokeh effects are also equipped with AI technology, Beautify 4.0, and 79.8 wide viewing lens level.
Then for the rear camera itself, even though the Redmi S2 and Redmi Note 5 both carry dual 12 MP + 5MP cameras, on paper the ability of the Redmi S2 camera is still inferior to the Note 5. This can be seen from the smaller aperture width (F / 2.2 on Redmi S2 vs F / 1.9 on Note 5). To shoot in low light conditions may be superior to the Redmi Note 5, but to shoot in normal conditions the results of the Redmi S2 rear camera shots are still quite good.
Design and Screen of the Redmi S2
Xiaomi Redmi S2 has a body design that is quite slim and indentations that feel natural when hand held. The antenna line on the back of the body is curved up and down so it won't be too similar to the Redmi Note 5. Just like most recent smartphones, the Redmi S2 also carries an 18: 9 ratio screen.
5.99 inch wide screen at a glance might make this smartphone feel big, but in reality it does not. To place a large screen on a smaller body, Xiaomi presses the screen bezel thick and dominates all front body with the screen.
Redmi S2 Performance: Snapdragon 625 + 3GB RAM
In terms of performance, the Redmi S2 relies on the Snapdragon 625 as its main brain. The series of processors that are adrift one generation back from the Redmi Note 5, although not in terms of technology, are better, they are still able to run AI-based programs and heavy applications. To play games with high graphics, Redmi S2 relies on Adreno 506 graphics.
So that the Redmi S2 won't be exhausted when handling multitasking jobs, Xiaomi buried 3GB of RAM into this smartphone. This way, even if you move frequently from one application to another, the performance of the cellphone will not decrease. For its own storage media, Redmi S2 provides 32 GB of internal memory that can be expanded with microSD up to 256 GB.
Redmi S2 battery
For the capacity of the battery itself, it seems you should be quite satisfied with a 3080 mAh battery. Although not too big, but battery consumption is more efficient than ordinary smartphones, making you stay connected for hours.
For charging time itself, the Redmi S2 supports 5V / 2A charging so charging a battery shouldn't take much time.
Redmi S2 Face Unlock Features
Equipped with a high resolution front camera and artificial intelligence support, making the Redmi S2 can recognize the owner well. Face Unlock feature on this smartphone can be an alternative to unlock the screen other than through fingerprints.
How to use Face Unlock is also very easy, you just simply face your face to the screen and the smartphone will instantly recognize your face and unlock the screen automatically.