Here is the Redmi Y2 review this handset has just been launched in India for Rs. 9,999.  Redmi Y2 is Snapdragon 625 octa core powered and comes in 3GB/32GB or 4GB/64GB RAM/ROM options. Key attraction is the 16MP AI camera on the front and 12MP + 5MP dual cameras on the rear.

The Redmi Y2 is the same handset i.e. the Redmi S2 that was launched in China. This handset comes with triple slot and supports 4G with VoLTE. This hardware Snapdragon 625 however does not support dual VoLTE.

Inside the box you will get the handset, user manual, silicon case, data cable USB to micro USB and travel charger 5V/2A. This smartphone is powered by Snapdragon 625 octa core processor that is fast and hardly heats up. Antutu score was 76609 and max battery temperature was 36 degrees.

Overall performance is smooth, the SD 625 processor is well know. This handset also comes with face unlock and finger print sensor. Finger print sensor is very fast, almost instant and face unlock takes time. When you register for face unlock it will ask you to move head left and then right (something new here).

REDMI Y2 REVIEW

Screen is 5.99 inches, without 2.5D curved glass and supporting 1440 x 720 pixels resolution. The handset also supports full screen gestures. Weight is 170 grams and thickness is 8.1. You can play high end games on this handset, I tried Asphalt 8 in high quality mode and it played very well.

redmi y2 colors

Coming to the camera on the rear there is 12MP+5MP AI (artificial Intelligence) dual camera and on the front there is 16MP AI camera. Camera quality is excellent, it can shoot FHD videos and there is stabilization too, pretty good. Low light shots are decent enough. Edge detection is very good.

redmi y2 review

The front single camera can also shoot in bokeh / portrait mode. MIUI 9 runs out of the box based on Android Oreo. The 3080 mAh battery takes about 2 hours for a full charge and will last for one to one and a half day of battery life based on your usage.

Build and finishing is excellent, curvy design, feels good, antenna outline, brushed metallic finishing. The Redmi Y2 will be available in Gold, Dark Grey and Rose Gold color options.

Xiaomi Redmi Y2 price in India is Rs. 9,999 for 3GB/32GB version and Rs. 12,999 for 4GB and 64GB varient.

Redmi Y2 camera rating – 4.4 out of 5
Overall rating – 4.5 out of 5

The Redmi Y2 you can say a trimmed down version of Redmi Note 5 Pro.

Redmi Y2 camera samples

Sale on 12th June on amazon & Mi Home.

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  1. It has no dual 4G standby feature. I knew this but What I could not accept is that only SIm Slot 1 can catch 4G LTE network and 2nd SIM Slot can only support 2G/3G , it means if you want to use 4G network of 2nd SIM you have no options to switch , you have to open sim tray and insert that SIM into Slot 1 .
    Even My Micromax v407 ( Rs 2200/-) can catch 4G signal in both sim slot ( one at a time ). But Redmi Y2 has only one 4G supported sim slot.

  2. It has no dual 4G standby feature. I knew this but What I could not accept is that only SIm Slot 1 can catch 4G LTE network and 2nd SIM Slot can only support 2G/3G , it means if you want to use 4G network of 2nd SIM you have no options to switch , you have to open sim tray and insert that SIM into Slot 1 .
    Even My Micromax v407 ( Rs 2200/-) can catch 4G signal in both sim slot ( one at a time ). But Redmi Y2 has only one 4G supported sim slot.

  3. Redmi y2 vs redmi note 5 which one is good gogi sir ?? now also battle b/w rn5,y2,relame1 and asus zenfone which one is Best according to you??

  4. Redmi y2 vs redmi note 5 which one is good gogi sir ?? now also battle b/w rn5,y2,relame1 and asus zenfone which one is Best according to you??

    1. Not mentioned so not sure, also all handsets do come with minor scratch protection.

    1. Not mentioned so not sure, also all handsets do come with minor scratch protection.

  5. Bhai hd display bilkul thik nahi hai. Seekho kuch realme 1 se. 3080 mAh hi sahi lekin full hd display dena chahiye tha yafir 3500mAh mAh battery hi sahi de dena tha. 625 purana hai lekin price k hisab se achha hai.

  6. Yaar ye phone 3500mAh battery aur full hd+ display k sath hona chahiye tha.

  7. Bhai hd display bilkul thik nahi hai. Seekho kuch realme 1 se. 3080 mAh hi sahi lekin full hd display dena chahiye tha yafir 3500mAh mAh battery hi sahi de dena tha. 625 purana hai lekin price k hisab se achha hai.

  8. In All three Pictures of Phone only i can able to see is “Phone back side” Gogi ji please add front side of phone too from next time.

      1. Ok sir, right now my high speed data is exhausted . I will recharge tomorrow then i will watch it. Or possibly see in night via friend’s mobile hotspot.

  9. Xiaomi has launched this another one making it confusing for normal buyers to choose….with so many models and small price diffrence.

  10. Is this metal body or just metal finish plastic. Because many youtubers are saying it is plastic and some are saying it is plastic.
    Please help me out

  11. In All three Pictures of Phone only i can able to see is “Phone back side” Gogi ji please add front side of phone too from next time.

      1. Ok sir, right now my high speed data is exhausted . I will recharge tomorrow then i will watch it. Or possibly see in night via friend’s mobile hotspot.

  12. Xiaomi has launched this another one making it confusing for normal buyers to choose….with so many models and small price diffrence.

  13. Is this metal body or just metal finish plastic. Because many youtubers are saying it is plastic and some are saying it is plastic.
    Please help me out

  14. In selfie the degree of details are less.
    Gogi brother your sample photos are always constant. If any one copies your sample photos and review it in his name, He can be easily noticed that he stolen it from Gogi.in

    1. Yes but it is a waste of time sending a take down request / providing proof.

  15. Gogi Bro, Can you please throw some light on how does camera fares in complete darkness.

    I think you should put that extreme lighting conditions in camera section too as you used to do with that soft toy, tiger, in completely dark room.It helped us in understanding the strength of LED flash, the sensor capability in dark nights and quality of algorithm being used.

    As most of the devices now come with selfie led flash, I think most of your followers would love the same dark situation pic with front camera….

    We all know that REDMI Y1 front flash was good for nothing at all. Even people said that if they increase screen brightness to maximum it is about the same brightness level they get with that flash light.

    Gogi Bro, I am waiting for your feedback.

  16. In selfie the degree of details are less.
    Gogi brother your sample photos are always constant. If any one copies your sample photos and review it in his name, He can be easily noticed that he stolen it from Gogi.in