Difference between Redmi 2 and Redmi 2A

Key Difference: The Redmi 2 offers a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon with an Adreno 306 GPU, while the Redmi 2 A comes with the 1.5 GHz quad-core Leadcore L1860C paired with a Mali- T628 MP2 GPU.

Although, Xiaomi is a fairly new name in the Indian smartphone market, it is actually the world's 4th largest smartphone distributor. It is known for developing and selling smartphones, mobile apps, and consumer electronics.

It made a huge splash in many markets with the launch of its new Mi line, including the Mi band. Its new phones, aimed for the masses and for the budget phone category includes the Redmi 2 and Redmi 2A. On the occasion of its 5th anniversary, the company announced a new variant of its Redmi, the Redmi 2A.

Both the phones are quite similar and only offer a few differences. Let’s get down the similarities first before we address the differences. Redmi 2 and 2A come with the same 4.7 inch IPS LCD, with Corning Gorilla Glass 2. The screens offer a 312 ppi pixel density. Both the phones are the same in terms of dimensions and weight. Both come with the companies MIUI 6.0 user interface over Android OS.

Both the phones are dual-sim and house the same cameras – an 8 MP rear camera and 2 MP front camera. The phones also offer the same 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory and even the 32 GB expandable memory.

The main differences arise in the processors of the phone. The Redmi 2 offers a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon with an Adreno 306 GPU, while the Redmi 2 A comes with the 1.5 GHz quad-core Leadcore L1860C paired with a Mali- T628 MP2 GPU. Another difference is the Android version that is available with the phone. Redmi 2 comes with Android 4.4.4 (KitKat) and the Redmi 2 comes with Android 5.0 (Lollipop). Other than that the phones could be carbon copies of each other.

Comparison between Redmi 2 and Redmi 2A:

 

Redmi 2

Redmi 2A

Launch Date

January 2015

April 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

N/A

Weight

133 g

133 g

4G Compatible

Yes

Yes

GUI

MIUI 6.0

MIUI 6.0

CPU speed

1.2 GHz Quad-core Cortex-A53

1.5 GHz Quad-core

GPU

Adreno 306

Mali-T628 MP2

OS

Android OS v4.4.4 (KitKat)

Android OS v5.0 (Lollipop)

Chipset

Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410

Leadcore L1860C

RAM

1 GB

1 GB

SIM Size

Micro-SIM

Micro-SIM

Internal Memory

8 GB

8 GB

Expandable Memory

Up to 32 GB

Up to 32 GB

Sensors

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Accelerometer, proximity

Connectivity

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

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

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, hotspot

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, LE

Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, LE

USB

microUSB v2.0, USB Host

microUSB v2.0

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

Sound Enhancement

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

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

Talk time

N/A

N/A

Stand-by

N/A

N/A

Available Colors

Black, White, Yellow, Pink, Green

Black, White, Yellow, Pink, Green

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

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