With the craze for selfies showing no signs of stopping, companies have started to hoard the market with selfie-centric phones day in and day out. And the recently launched Xiaomi Redmi S2 is no exception here. The phone has mid-range hardware that’s usually found in a smartphone these days but comes with a camera that not everybody would stoop to.
First, let’s look what the fuss is all about. The camera, as mentioned is a crown jewel of this phone. The handset has a pair of dual-camera setup at the rear that boasts a 12MP and 5MP sensors. The f/2.2 lens of the camera comes with PDAF, gyro-EIS, and LED flash. As far as Xiaomi has mentioned, the second camera of the phone is used to capture a depth of field. This helps the phone to create a bokeh effect on backgrounds of each image or capture a portrait shot.
And for selfies, the phone really looks good on paper. The Xiaomi Redmi S2 boasts a single 16MP AI-powered selfie shooter that comes with a large 2.0um pixel and an LED flash for low-lighting conditions.
Aside from the camera, the phone, rest assured has common internals that can be found on every smartphone these days. A Snapdragon 625 chipset, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage and an expandable memory doesn’t sound fancy but gets the job done for most of the users.
The only downside of this phone tends to be its display. The device has a 5.99-inch tall display but it’s just limited to an HD+ resolution. The 720p display and a pixel density of 269ppi of the phone don’t really do any justice in twenty-eighteen (2018).
And moreover, with the pricing of Rs. 25,499 in Nepal, the phone really shouldn’t be considered a smart buy for most of the users. However, if you are really looking for a [Xiaomi] phone around this price tag and that offers value for your money just look out for the Xiaomi Mi A1 or even the Redmi 5 Plus.
Update: The phone is now available for Rs. 19,499 in Nepal.