MIA Group in partnership with Jumia, launches the Xiaomi Redmi 2 and Mi 4 in Nigeria

Xiaomi coming into Africa this month being November has been one of the events most people have been looking forward to. Some reports had it that Xioami won’t be selling it’s smartphones via Jumia online shopping mall and apparently, that is not the case.

Xiaomi Redmi 2 and Mi 4 launched in Nigeria
Fortunately, the time has come and the MIA Group in partnership with Jumia, is launching the Xiaomi Redmi 2 and Xiaomi Mi 4 in Nigeria. The news was made known by Mobile In Africa (MIA) who has won the right to distribute Xiaomi phones in Africa and the devices will be sold on Jumia online shopping mall.

You already have the full specifications published here on TechsNG and you can take a look below:


Xiaomi RedMi 2 Specifications

General

  • Device Type
    Smartphone
  • Model
    Xiaomi Redmi 2
  • Announced
    August 2015
  • Status
    Available. Released August 2015

Design

  • Type
    Bar
  • Dimensions
    134 x 67.2 x 9.4 mm
  • Weight
    133 g
  • Colors
    Black, White, Yellow, Pink, Green

Network

  • 2G Network
    GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G Network
    HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G Network
    LTE band 3(1800), 7(2600), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
  • SIMSIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages.
    Micro SIM
  • Dual SIM
    Yes

Display

  • Display Type
    IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
  • Size
    4.7 inches
  • Resolution
    720 x 1280 pixels
  • Display Colors
    16M
  • Pixel Density
    ~312 ppi
  • Touch Screen
    MultiTouch
  • Display Protection
    Corning Gorilla Glass 2

Media

  • FM Radio
    Yes
  • Alert Types
    Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
  • Loudspeaker
    Yes
  • Handsfree
    3.5mm

Camera

  • PrimaryCamera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality.
    8 MP, autofocus, LED flash
  • Image
    3264 x 2448 pixels
  • Video
    [email protected]
  • Camera Features
    1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR
  • FlashFlash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration)
    LED Flash
  • Secondary
    2 MP, 720p

Software

  • Operating SystemOS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.
    Android v4.4.4, Kitkat
  • User InterfaceUI or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface.
    MIUI 6.0
  • Java SupportJava for Mobile Devices is a set of technologies that let developers deliver applications and services to all types of mobile handsets, ranging from price efficient feature-phones to the latest smartphones. Java is currently running on over 3 billion phones worldwide, and growing. It offers unrivaled potential for the distribution and monetization of mobile applications.
    No
  • FacebookFacebook is a popular free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues. The site is available in 37 different languages.
  • YoutubeYoutube is a popular free video-sharing website, Youtube is the largest video sharing site in the world, Millions of users around the world have created accounts on the site that allow them to upload videos that anyone can watch.

Hardware

  • ChipsetChipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.
    Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410
  • CPUCPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.
    Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPUGPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.
    Adreno 306
  • RAM (Memory)RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.
    1 GB / 2 GB
  • Internal StorageInternal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.
    8GB / 16 GB
  • Card SlotMemory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.
    microSD, up to 32 GB
  • SensorsSensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.
    Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Connectivity

  • BluetoothBluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.
    v4.0, A2DP, LE
  • InfraredInfrared connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.
    No
  • Wi-fiWi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.
    Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Wi-fi Hotspot
  • USB
    microUSB v2.0, USB Host
  • GPSGPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.
    Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • NFCNFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
  • HDMIHDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device.
  • Wireless ChargingWireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device.

Messaging

  • SMSSMS (Short Messaging Service) is a text messaging service component of phone, Web, or mobile communication systems. It uses standardized communications protocols to allow mobile phone devices to exchange short text messages over the networks.
    Yes (threaded view)
  • MMSMMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) is a standard way to send messages that include multimedia content (audio clips, video clips and images) to and from mobile phones over wireless networks using the WAP protocol.
  • EmailEmail (Electronic Mail) is a system for receiving, sending, and storing electronic messages, Similar to a letter, email is text messages that may contain files, images, or other attachments sent via the internet to a recipient by using applications and software prograps. An email address is required to receive email, and that address is unique to the user.
  • IMIM (Instant Messaging) is an exchange of text messages through a software application, it enable you to create a kind of private chat room with another individual in order to communicate in real time over the Internet.

Miscellaneous

  • Extras
    - HTML5 Browser
    - Fast battery charging: 30% in 30 min (Quick Charge 1.0)
    - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
    - MP4/H.264 player
    - MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
    - Photo/video editor
    - Document viewer

Battery

  • Battery TypeBattery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.
    Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
  • CapacityBattery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.
    2200 mAh battery

Price

  • PriceCurrent price of the specified Phone. Price is however, subject to change at anytime and varies with any store.
    About ₦20,000
  • Buy On JumiaBuy On Jumia online retail shop.

Xiaomi Mi 4 Specifications

General

  • Device Type
    Smartphone
  • Model
    Xiaomi Mi 4
  • Announced
    July 2014
  • Status
    Available

Design

  • Type
    Bar
  • Dimensions
    139.2 x 68.5 x 8.9 mm
  • Weight
    149 g
  • Protection
    – IP67 certified
    – dust and water resistant
  • Colors
    Black, White

Network

  • 2G Network
    GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
  • 3G Network
    WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz
  • 4G Network
    FDD-LTE: Band 1/3, TDD-LTE: Band 41
  • SIMSIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages.
    Micro SIM
  • Dual SIM
    No

Display

  • Display Type
    IPS LCD capacitive
  • Size
    5.0 inches
  • Resolution
    1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display Colors
    16M colors
  • Pixel Density
    441 PPI
  • Touch Screen
    Yes
  • Display Protection
    Corning Concore

Media

  • Audio Playback
    AAC , MP3, AMR, FLAC, APE, DXD, DSD, AIFF, OGG
  • Video Playback
    MP4, M4V, MKV, VIDX , XVID, ASF, RM, RMVB
  • FM Radio
    Yes
  • Alert Types
    Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
  • Loudspeaker
    Yes
  • Handsfree
    3.5mm jack

Camera

  • PrimaryCamera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality.
    13 MP
  • Image
    4128 x 3096 Pixels
  • Video
    [email protected]
  • Camera Features
    1/3'' sensor size, 1.12µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
  • FlashFlash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration)
    LED flash
  • Secondary
    8MP

Software

  • Operating SystemOS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.
    Android 4.4.3 KitKat
  • User InterfaceUI or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface.
    MIUI v6.0
  • Java SupportJava for Mobile Devices is a set of technologies that let developers deliver applications and services to all types of mobile handsets, ranging from price efficient feature-phones to the latest smartphones. Java is currently running on over 3 billion phones worldwide, and growing. It offers unrivaled potential for the distribution and monetization of mobile applications.
    No
  • FacebookFacebook is a popular free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues. The site is available in 37 different languages.
  • YoutubeYoutube is a popular free video-sharing website, Youtube is the largest video sharing site in the world, Millions of users around the world have created accounts on the site that allow them to upload videos that anyone can watch.

Hardware

  • ChipsetChipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.
    Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801
  • CPUCPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.
    2.5GHz Quad-core Krait 400
  • GPUGPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.
    Adreno 330
  • RAM (Memory)RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.
    3GB
  • Internal StorageInternal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.
    16/64 GB
  • Card SlotMemory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.
    No
  • SensorsSensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.
    Barometer, Electronic compass, Accelerometer, Light sensor, Gyroscope, Infrared, Hall sensor, Proximity sensor

Connectivity

  • BluetoothBluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.
    Version 4.0
  • Wi-fiWi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.
    Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n, 802.11ac wave 2 include MU- MIMO, supports 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands
  • Wi-fi Hotspot
  • USB
    microUSB v2.0
  • GPSGPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.
    Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
  • NFCNFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
  • HDMIHDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device.
  • Wireless ChargingWireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device.

Messaging

  • SMSSMS (Short Messaging Service) is a text messaging service component of phone, Web, or mobile communication systems. It uses standardized communications protocols to allow mobile phone devices to exchange short text messages over the networks.
    Yes (threaded view)
  • MMSMMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) is a standard way to send messages that include multimedia content (audio clips, video clips and images) to and from mobile phones over wireless networks using the WAP protocol.
  • EmailEmail (Electronic Mail) is a system for receiving, sending, and storing electronic messages, Similar to a letter, email is text messages that may contain files, images, or other attachments sent via the internet to a recipient by using applications and software prograps. An email address is required to receive email, and that address is unique to the user.
  • IMIM (Instant Messaging) is an exchange of text messages through a software application, it enable you to create a kind of private chat room with another individual in order to communicate in real time over the Internet.

Miscellaneous

    Battery

    • Battery TypeBattery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.
      Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
    • CapacityBattery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.
      3080mAh
    • Placement
      Non-Removable

    Price

    • PriceCurrent price of the specified Phone. Price is however, subject to change at anytime and varies with any store.
      ₦60,000
    • Buy On JumiaBuy On Jumia online retail shop.

    The Xiaomi RedMi 2 will sell for around N29,000 while the Xiaomi Mi 4 will sell for around N56,000. Considering the specs of both smartphones and the price at which they sell for, do you think it matches up with the competition?


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    4 Comments

    • This people don’t know what the smartphone competition is all about in Nigeria. 29k for the first phone na gibberish when infinix is there. hiss even the awaiting infinix big6 price may be 30k which the specs will certainly better the xiaomi redmi 2.

    • Is this how they intend taking over the market in Nigeria? Maybe someone should remind them that this is Naija and not China or Indian.

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