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Xiaomi’s Redmi 2 and Redmi 2 Pro are two of the best value-for-money smartphones in South Africa right now. At R1499 and R1899 respectively, you’re getting good specs for the cash.
Now, Xiaomi has revealed its Cyber Monday deals, with the standard Redmi 2 seeing a price drop to R999, the Mi 5 seeing a modest price drop to R6999 (from R7999) and the Mi 4 getting a price drop from R3799 to R2999 (as well as a Mi Band in the package).
The Redmi 2 price marks the first time you can pick up a Xiaomi phone in the country for under R1000 – but what are you getting for the price?
There’s no doubt that the Xiaomi Redmi 2 offers a ton of bang for your buck
The phone comes with a capable but budget-minded Snapdragon 410 chip (quad-core A53), 4.7-inch 720p display, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable storage. In the camera department, you’re looking at an 8MP f/2.4 main shooter and a 2MP selfie camera.
Otherwise, a dual-SIM design, 2200mAh battery and three-year warranty round out the package.
By comparison, your average R1000 smartphone has a Snapdragon 200 chip at best, a 480×800 display, typically 512MB RAM and 4GB of expandable storage.
On the hunt for a R1000 smartphone? Here are a few tips to keep in mind.