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Xiaomi's Redmi 2 is a phone for bargain hunters (pictures)

This sub-$120 offering meant for emerging markets shows cheap can also be good, though you get what you pay for.

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Xiaomi's Redmi 2 is a sub-$120 phone meant for emerging markets.

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The 4.7-inch phone packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz.

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The 4.7-inch screen uses IPS technology and is bright and vibrant. It sports a 1,280x720-pixel resolution.

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On the rear you'll find an 8-megapixel camera.

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The power and volume buttons are located at the right side.

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At the bottom you'll find the micro-USB port.

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The Redmi 2 is slightly smaller than the Redmi 1S, but the size of the screen is the same.

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Here's another look at the Redmi 2 and the Redmi 1S.

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From the rear, the phones look similar.

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The rear cover is removable, and grants access to the dual 4G SIM slots, microSD and 2,200mAh battery.

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The Xiaomi weighs 133g (4.69 ounces) and can be used easily with one hand.

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The phone runs Xiaomi's MIUI custom skin on top of Android Lollipop 5.0.

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