Xiaomi Redmi S2 VS Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro: Is the Redmi S2 a worthy opponent?

Xiaomi Redmi S2 VS Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

Xiaomi Redmi S2 VS Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro: Is the Redmi S2 a worthy opponent? It seems Chinese OEM company Xiaomi have perfectly understood the budget/lower mid-range market. No other smartphone maker has experienced significant growth in market sells in the last five years than Xiaomi. And their brand popularity keeps raising on a daily basis. The Xiaomi Redmi S2 is the latest budget smartphone from Xiaomi and falls under the $200 mark.

From the design of the Redmi S2, you can tell it has a striking resemblance with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro. The Redmi Note 5 Pro is so far, Xiaomi’s best budget smartphone in the market. Apart from the design, how is the Redmi S2 similar to the Redmi Note 5 Pro. This article will provide you with a detailed comparison between the Xiaomi Redmi S2 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro.

Xiaomi Redmi S2 VS Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro – The Design

Xiaomi Redmi S2 VS Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi S2
Xiaomi Redmi S2 VS Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

The Xiaomi Redmi S2 and Redmi Note 5 Pro features a front glass with an aluminum unibody. The front body is the same on both phones. While at the back, the antenna lines of the Redmi Note 5 Pro is in a straight line. And that of the Redmi S2 is curved at the edges. Their fingerprint sensor is mounted at the center while the dual rear camera set-up and LED flash is at the top left corner. Aside from the direction of their antenna line, it’s hard to see a difference in design.

The Xiaomi Redmi S2 is taller and wider with dimensions of 160.7 x 77.3 x 8.1 mm. While the Redmi Note 5 Pro sizes up to 158.6 x 75.4 x 8.1 mm in dimensions. Regarding weight, the Redmi S2 is lighter at 170 grams while the Redmi Note 5 Pro weighs 181 grams. Both the Redmi S2 and Redmi Note 5 Pro are available in a Rose Gold and Champagne Gold body colors. While the Redmi S2 has a Platinum Silver body color. The Redmi Note 5 Pro has Black and Lake Blue body colors.

Xiaomi Redmi S2 VS Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro – The Display

As usual, they both feature an IPS LCD touchscreen. And measures 5.99 inches on both smartphones. The Xiaomi Redmi S2 sports an 18:9 aspect ratio display, 720 x 1440 pixels resolution and 269 PPI density. While the Redmi Note 5 Pro sports an 18:9 aspect ratio display, 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution and 403 PPI density. The picture quality of the Redmi Note 5 Pro will be better than that of the Xiaomi Redmi S2.

Xiaomi Redmi S2 VS Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro – The Camera

It seems like the Redmi S2 is a stripped version of the Redmi Note 5 Pro. The dual rear camera of the Redmi S2 features a primary 12MP PDAF sensor with f/2.2 aperture, a secondary 5MP sensor, gyro-EIS, phase detection autofocus and LED flash. For selfies, the Redmi S2 is equipped with a 16MP front camera, which features HDR and LED flash.

The Redmi Note 5 Pro’s dual rear camera features a 12MP primary sensor with f/2.2 aperture combined with a 5MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture. The primary sensor of the Redmi Note 5 Pro has no PDAF feature, unlike the Redmi S2. The front camera of the Redmi Note 5 Pro features a 20MP sensor, f/2.2 aperture and LED flash.

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Xiaomi Redmi S2 VS Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro – Hardware and Software

Powering the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset with Adreno 509 graphics processing unit. While for the Redmi S2 is Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset with Adreno 506 graphics processing unit. The Snapdragon 636 chipset carries 8-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz. While the Snapdragon 625 chipset carries 8-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz. The Snapdragon 636 chip uses big.LITTLE technology and has more RAM speed than Snapdragon 625 chip. While the total CPU clock speed of the Snapdragon 625 chip is 11.1% faster compared to that of the Snapdragon 625 chip.

The Xiaomi Redmi S2 runs on MiUI 9.5 skin on top of Android 8.1 Oreo. While the Redmi Note 5 Pro runs on MiUI 9.0 skin, which is overlaid on top of Android 7.1.2 Nougat out of the box. They both feature a 4GB memory with 64GB internal storage. While the Redmi S2 has an additional small 3GB memory model with 32GB storage. The Redmi Note 5 Pro has a more significant 6GB memory model with 64GB storage.

Xiaomi Redmi S2 VS Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro – The Battery

The Xiaomi Redmi S2 packs a non-removable Li-Po 3080 mAh battery while the Redmi Note 5 Pro packs a bigger non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery. The Redmi Note 5 Pro with such battery should last up to 12 hours on heavy usage.

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Xiaomi Redmi S2 VS Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro – The Price

The Xiaomi Redmi S2 is sold at about $174 (N60,900). While the Redmi Note 5 Pro is slightly expensive, you can get it at about $232 (N81,200). The Redmi S2 is a nice phone at affordable price. But overall, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro has better quality specifications.

Xiaomi Redmi S2 VS Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Full Specs Comparison

Xiaomi Redmi S2 Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
Dimensions and Weight 160.7 x 77.3 x 8.1 mm. Weight: 170 g 158.6 x 75.4 x 8.1 mm. Weight: 181 g
Display 5.99 inch (74.5% screen-to-body ratio), 720 x 1440 pixels with 269 PPI density and IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen 5.99 inch (77.4% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 2160 pixels with 403 PPI density and IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Memory RAM: 3GB. ROM: 32GB OR RAM: 4GB. ROM: 64GB microSD, up to 256GB (dedicated slot) RAM: 4/6GB. ROM: 64GB microSD, up to 256GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Software Android 8.1 Oreo (with MiUI 9.5) Android 7.1.2 Nougat (with MiUI 9.0)
Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset with Octa-core 2.0GHz processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset with Octa-core 1.8GHz processor
Camera 8MP f/2.2 aperture front camera + 13MP f/2.2 rear aperture camera with LED flash 16MP f/2.0 aperture front camera with LED flash + Dual: 12MP f/2.2 aperture and 5MP with LED flash
Connectivity 2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS 2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 3080 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
Additional Features Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Fast battery charging 5V/2A 10W Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0)

 

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