Difference between Redmi 2 and Redmi 2 Prime

Key Difference:The Redmi 2 Prime has a lot common with its counterpart, Redmi 2. The phone is said to be just a bumped up version of the phone from where it gets its name.There are only three differences between the phones: in RAM, Storage and Colors.

Xiaomi has recently announced that it has opened a manufacturing unit in India. It had even initially promised to launch a phone that was manufactured in India and as promised, it has delivered. Redmi 2 Prime is the first phone that the company has launched in India at its Foxconn facility in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh.

The Redmi 2 Prime has a lot common with its counterpart, Redmi 2. The phone is said to be just a bumped up version of the phone from where it gets its name. Let’s get the similarities out of the way first.

Both the phones come with a 4.7 inch IPS LCD display with 312 ppi pixel density and protected against scratches by AGC Dragontrail glass. Both the phones weigh 133g and are also identical in looks.The phones offer the same 8 MP rear and 2 MP front snapper.

Even under the hood, both the phones are powered by a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor paired with an Adreno 306 graphics card. The phone comes with Android KitKat, layered with the company’s MIUI 6.0. The phones also come with an expandable slot that allows users to expand memory up to 32 GB.  The phones come with a Li-Po 2200mAh battery with fast charging option.

Now to the differences. There are only three differences between the phones: in RAM, Storage and Colors. The Redmi 2 comes with a 1 GB RAM, while the Redmi 2 prime has bumped up the RAM to 2 GB. Redmi 2 also comes with an 8 GB internal storage and the Redmi 2 Prime offers 16 GB storage capacity. Lastly, Redmi comes in an array of colors and so far Redmi 2 Prime is available in grey and white.

Comparison between Redmi 2 and Redmi 2 Prime:

 

Redmi 2

Redmi 2 Prime

Launch Date

January 2015

August 2015

Company

Xiaomi

Xiaomi

Size

134 x 67.2 x 9.4 mm

134 x 67.2 x 9.4 mm

Display

4.7 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen

4.7 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen

Screen Resolution

720 x 1280 pixels

720 x 1280 pixels

PPI

312 ppi pixel density

312 ppi pixel density

Protection

AGC Dragontrail glass

AGC Dragontrail glass

Weight

133 g

133 g

4G Compatible

Yes

Yes

GUI

MIUI 6.0

MIUI 6.0

CPU speed

1.2 GHzQuad-coreCortex-A53

1.2 GHzQuad-coreCortex-A53

GPU

Adreno 306

Adreno 306

OS

Android OS v4.4.4 (KitKat)

Android OS v4.4.4 (KitKat)

Chipset

Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410

Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410

RAM

1 GB

2 GB

SIM Size

Micro-SIM

Micro-SIM

Dual SIM

Yes

Yes

Internal Memory

8 GB

16 GB

Expandable Memory

Up to 32 GB

Up to 32 GB

Sensors

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Connectivity

2G, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, USB, USB OTG

2G, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, USB, USB OTG

Data

GPRS, EDGE

GPRS, EDGE

Speed

HSPA, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps

HSPA, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, LE

Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, LE

USB

microUSB v2.0, USB Host

microUSB v2.0, USB Host

Primary Camera

8 MP 3264 x 2448 pixels

8 MP 3264 x 2448 pixels

Secondary Camera

2 MP 720 pixels

2 MP 720 pixels

Video

[email protected]

[email protected]

Camera Features

autofocus, LED flash, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR

autofocus, LED flash, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR

Audio supported formats

MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player

MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player

Video supported formats

MP4/H.264 player

MP4/H.264 player

Battery Capacity

Li-Po 2200 mAh battery

Li-Po 2200 mAh battery

Available Colors

Black, White, Yellow, Pink, Green

Dark Grey

Messaging

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM

Browser

HTML5

HTML5

Radio

FM radio

FM radio

GPS

A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou

A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou

Java

No

No

Additional Features

Fast battery charging: 30% in 30 min (Quick Charge 1.0)

Photo/video editor

Document viewer

Fast battery charging: 30% in 30 min (Quick Charge 1.0)

Photo/video editor

Document viewer

Image Courtesy: mi.com, gizchina.com

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