Xiaomi Redmi 2A benchmarks reveal it is way behind Mediatek phones


Redmi 2A

For Xiaomi’s 5th anniversary the Redmi 2A was released at a slightly lower price, so how does the new phone compare to similar priced Mediatek devices?

In it’s current form the Xioami Redmi 2A has a Leadcore processor with support for TD-LTE only, so there isn’t much use in ordering one for use outside of China just yet. However for the curious here are the benchmarks for that Leadcore chip.

This year we have seen that Mediatek’s 64bit processors are really in a league of their own when compared to similar spec Qualcomm processor, so does Leadcore represent a possible rival? Well based on Antutu alone you would have to say no. The Leadcore powered Xiaomi Redmi 2A manages a score of 23,351 points, where as the Mediatek MT6732 (a similar quad-core with LTE) manages over 30,000 points.

xiaomi redmi 2a

At $90 (or there abouts) still has great specs and we are sure in actual usage the phone has more than enough power for regular usage, but we also wonder why anyone would buy the 2A when for just 100 Yuan more you can have the Redmi 2 with a Qualcomm chip.

It remains to be seen if Xiaomi will release the 2A outside of China, and as mentioned before the device currently only supports TD-LTE 4G so don’t go ordering one just yet.

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55 Comments

  1. Rob
    April 1, 2015

    You can’t compare this to the latest 64 bit MT chips as this is using A7 cores. This is similar to the MT6582 but this has the bonus of a better GPU so I think it is more than a match for last gen chips but not for the latest ones.

  2. MaxPower
    April 1, 2015

    I wouldn’t chance buying it.
    Not because of Antutu score (which is not bad) but because we don’t know much yet about it like GPS quality, battery management etc. Right now I would even pick the old MK6589 over this one.

    • tarik
      April 1, 2015

      I would rather pick horse shit than phone with mtk6589.

      • kekeke
        April 1, 2015

        Bon appetit.

        • tarik
          April 1, 2015

          Care to join me?

      • mf1gt3r
        April 1, 2015

        It uses a 1.5ghz Leadcore chip. Not a Mediatek chip.

      • mf1gt3r
        April 1, 2015

        oh. Sowie. Twas a reply. Carry on.

    • carol
      April 2, 2015

      Hi, guys, i can learn more about redmi 2a here, i read it , and think redmi 2A is a good phone :)http://flosmall.com/blog/324-4g-hongmi-2a-phone-configuration-exposure-with-dual-sim-dual-standby

      • MaxPower
        April 2, 2015

        Good, I would suggest you to buy it from another store though.
        I heard that flosmall is a scam.

        • carol
          April 3, 2015

          no, i bought pohne here , it is perfect shop , and meessage on the site update quickly~~~~~

          • MaxPower
            April 3, 2015

            Yeah right, you have been commenting only about this website and now you’re pretending to be one of their customers.
            Typical behavior of scammers.
            I’ll make sure to write back to you anytime you comment about this website warning other people here that you are a potential scammer.

            • balcobomber25
              April 4, 2015

              Not to mention “Carol” is writing in broken English. One of the first red flags that this is a scam.

            • MaxPower
              April 4, 2015

              Lol

    • balcobomber25
      April 4, 2015

      I am a huge Xiaomi fan but I would stay far away from this as well. This phone is meant for developing countries which can’t afford a Redmi 2. It will compete with the ultra budget options from Lenovo that dominate many of those markets. It seems like Leadcore/Xiaomi has a long way to go before they catch up with MTK. Kind of like MTK a few years back.

      • MaxPower
        April 4, 2015

        I totally agree with you, but being a fan of Xiaomi as well I’m happy about this new adventure.
        And who knows, it might turn out that this SoC is better than what people expect

        • balcobomber25
          April 5, 2015

          I like the future of this SOC because eventually we could get something like the Apple A chips. A high end chip that is designed to be used only with Xiaomi products and is optimized for their software/hardware.

  3. Xalis
    April 1, 2015

    Hey so now it’s official, every Xiaomi phone released this year it’s either overpriced junk or overpriced flagships.

    Sounds like their are pulling a Samsung.

    • Anon
      April 2, 2015

      Xiaomi goes the Apple/ Samsung way.. And that is bad. I hardly remember the Mi2/s time

      • Jason45
        April 3, 2015

        Eventually, every Chinese company are going to raise their prices. Not only due to inflation in China, but because they need to make more profit.

        It’s a nice business strategy though of Xiaomi and other Chinese companies. Sell products almost at cost price leading to a lot of sales. Also gaining massive fanbase and that’s what you need. If you are satisfied with the quality of a brand, you are most likely stick with the brand instead of choosing another Chinese brand.

        Rumors say the Oneplus Two costs most likely more than Oneplus One.

        It used to be 1999 yuan for a high end phone with the latest specs (including latest Qualcomm chipset). Now you have to pay at least 2499 yuan for Snapdragon 810.

        • balcobomber25
          April 3, 2015

          The funny part is the Mi2s he misses so much costs 1999 yuan when it came out, the Mi3 cost 1999 yuan when it came out, the Mi4 cost 1999 yuan when it came out. The original Redmi costs 799 yuan when it came out, the new one costs 799 yuan (2GB model).

          Xiaomi hasn’t raised their prices at all for like models. They have released new models at their own price structures but their other models have stayed exactly the same.

      • balcobomber25
        April 3, 2015

        You mean the Mi2s which sold for the same exact price that the current Mi4 is selling for?

        Xiaomi releases a budget phone which isn’t meant for anyone on this board and suddenly they are raising prices to meet Apple/Samsung? Let’s see what you can get from Samsung for this same price point. Can’t get anything from Apple.

        Galaxy Young 2 – costs between $89-119
        3.5 inch TFT display
        3.5 mp camera
        512 MB RAM
        single core chip.

  4. Rob
    April 1, 2015

    You can’t compare this to the latest 64 bit MT chips as this is using A7 cores. This is similar to the MT6582 but this has the bonus of a better GPU so I think it is more than a match for last gen chips but not for the latest ones.

    • +1876™ plus1876.net
      April 5, 2015

      accurately so

  5. MaxPower
    April 1, 2015

    I wouldn’t chance buying it.
    Not because of Antutu score (which is not bad) but because we don’t know much yet about it like GPS quality, battery management etc. Right now I would even pick the old MK6589 over this one.

    • tarik
      April 1, 2015

      I would rather pick horse shit than phone with mtk6589.

    • Guest
      April 1, 2015

      Bon appetit.

    • Guest
      April 1, 2015

      Bon appetit.

    • mf1gt3r
      April 1, 2015

      It uses a 1.5ghz Leadcore chip. Not a Mediatek chip.

    • mf1gt3r
      April 1, 2015

      oh. Sowie. Twas a reply. Carry on.

    • tarik
      April 1, 2015

      Care to join me?

    • carol
      April 2, 2015

      Hi, guys, i can learn more about redmi 2a here, i read it , and think redmi 2A is a good phone :)http://flosmall.com/blog/324-4g-hongmi-2a-phone-configuration-exposure-with-dual-sim-dual-standby

    • MaxPower
      April 2, 2015

      Good, I would suggest you to buy it from another store though.
      I heard that flosmall is a scam.

    • carol
      April 3, 2015

      no, i bought pohne here , it is perfect shop , and meessage on the site update quickly~~~~~

    • MaxPower
      April 3, 2015

      Yeah right, you have been commenting only about this website and now you’re pretending to be one of their customers.
      Typical behavior of scammers.
      I’ll make sure to write back to you anytime you comment about this website warning other people here that you are a potential scammer.

    • balcobomber25
      April 4, 2015

      I am a huge Xiaomi fan but I would stay far away from this as well. This phone is meant for developing countries which can’t afford a Redmi 2. It will compete with the ultra budget options from Lenovo that dominate many of those markets. It seems like Leadcore/Xiaomi has a long way to go before they catch up with MTK. Kind of like MTK a few years back.

    • balcobomber25
      April 4, 2015

      Not to mention “Carol” is writing in broken English. One of the first red flags that this is a scam.

    • MaxPower
      April 4, 2015

      I totally agree with you, but being a fan of Xiaomi as well I’m happy about this new adventure.
      And who knows, it might turn out that this SoC is better than what people expect

    • MaxPower
      April 4, 2015

      Lol

    • balcobomber25
      April 5, 2015

      I like the future of this SOC because eventually we could get something like the Apple A chips. A high end chip that is designed to be used only with Xiaomi products and is optimized for their software/hardware.

  6. Guest
    April 1, 2015

    Hey so now it’s official, every Xiaomi phone released this year it’s either overpriced junk or overpriced flagships.

    Sounds like their are pulling a Samsung.

    • Guest
      April 2, 2015

      Xiaomi goes the Apple/ Samsung way.. And that is bad. I hardly remember the Mi2/s time

    • Jason45
      April 3, 2015

      Eventually, every Chinese company are going to raise their prices. Not only due to inflation in China, but because they need to make more profit.

      It’s a nice business strategy though of Xiaomi and other Chinese companies. Sell products almost at cost price leading to a lot of sales. Also gaining massive fanbase and that’s what you need. If you are satisfied with the quality of a brand, you are most likely stick with the brand instead of choosing another Chinese brand.

      Rumors say the Oneplus Two costs most likely more than Oneplus One.

      It used to be 1999 yuan for a high end phone with the latest specs (including latest Qualcomm chipset). Now you have to pay at least 2499 yuan for Snapdragon 810.

    • balcobomber25
      April 3, 2015

      You mean the Mi2s which sold for the same exact price that the current Mi4 is selling for?

      Xiaomi releases a budget phone which isn’t meant for anyone on this board and suddenly they are raising prices to meet Apple/Samsung? Let’s see what you can get from Samsung for this same price point. Can’t get anything from Apple.

      Galaxy Young 2 – costs between $89-119
      3.5 inch TFT display
      3.5 mp camera
      512 MB RAM
      single core chip.

    • balcobomber25
      April 3, 2015

      The funny part is the Mi2s he misses so much costs 1999 yuan when it came out, the Mi3 cost 1999 yuan when it came out, the Mi4 cost 1999 yuan when it came out. The original Redmi costs 799 yuan when it came out, the new one costs 799 yuan (2GB model).

      Xiaomi hasn’t raised their prices at all for like models. They have released new models at their own price structures but their other models have stayed exactly the same.

  7. Sere83
    April 1, 2015

    Lol, this is basically the same antutu score as a snapdragon 410 in the redmi 2 though

    • Pod
      April 2, 2015

      I agree. This score is the same as Redmi 2 with snapdragon chip. I don’t see the problem, this is actually better than I expected.

    • lol
      April 4, 2015

      qualcomm announce that latest snapdragon 415 will be sell in 1H this year while 425 will started sell at 2H

  8. Sere83
    April 1, 2015

    Lol, this is basically the same antutu score as a snapdragon 410 in the redmi 2 though

    • Guest
      April 2, 2015

      I agree. This score is the same as Redmi 2 with snapdragon chip. I don’t see the problem, this is actually better than I expected.

    • Guest
      April 4, 2015

      qualcomm announce that latest snapdragon 415 will be sell in 1H this year while 425 will started sell at 2H

  9. Steven Fox
    April 2, 2015

    This is a better result than the Snapdragon 410 that the Redmi2 is using, so I can say that the Ledacore chip is great, GPU is far superior, CPU is on par, for 30USD less i`d say that`s a bargain, 64bit or not.

  10. April 2, 2015

    Its good handsets.I like most camera clarity.

  11. Steven Fox
    April 2, 2015

    This is a better result than the Snapdragon 410 that the Redmi2 is using, so I can say that the Ledacore chip is great, GPU is far superior, CPU is on par, for 30USD less i`d say that`s a bargain, 64bit or not.

  12. Oceans Technologies
    April 2, 2015

    Its good handsets.I like most camera clarity.