NICE! Xiaomi Mi 2S gets updated to MIUI 8.2


One of my favourite phones of all time, the Xiaomi Mi 2S is on the receiving end of some love from the company. The phone which is nearly four years old on the market, has received a rather important software update.

The Mi 2S has now received an OTA to MIUI 8.2. The phone, released in April 2013 as an incremental update to the Mi 2, runs with 2GB of RAM and features either 16 or 32GB of storage. The Mi 2S was a longstanding companion for yours truly — so much so that I gave up my Find 5 for the phone.

According to users in China, the phone is now able to run mildly hardware-intensive games (by 2017 standards) rather smoothly. Whatever it be, what’s heartening is that Xiaomi have taken the effort to push the update for a phone they stopped producing years ago.

We hope fellow Chinese and international makers take note!

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22 Comments

  1. goodwill
    March 15, 2017

    Kudos to Xiaomi. I don’t think there’s a phone maker out there now that still support discontinued model which is as old as this particular model, Correct me if I’m wrong.

  2. NextHype
    March 15, 2017

    Even Elephone regularly update their 4 years old phones !
    Wait… I mean 4 months old phones.

  3. Pierre
    March 15, 2017

    I. LOVE. COLORFUL. POLYCARBONATE. SHELLS.

    Why do manufacturers all think metal is the only way to go now? It’s not premium. It’s tired and bland.

  4. Simon
    March 15, 2017

    Just like Nokia have brought back the 3310, perhaps Xiaomi can bring back the Mi2S with updated specs in a < 5" form factor !

  5. goodwill
    March 15, 2017

    Kudos to Xiaomi. I don’t think there’s a phone maker out there now that still support discontinued model which is as old as this particular model, Correct me if I’m wrong.

  6. arrowthefirst
    March 15, 2017

    best phone ever
    It was beating all the samsung for half a year and was the only affordable flagship

  7. NextHype
    March 15, 2017

    Even Elephone regularly update their 4 years old phones !
    Wait… I mean 4 months old phones.

  8. Pierre
    March 15, 2017

    I. LOVE. COLORFUL. POLYCARBONATE. SHELLS.

    Why do manufacturers all think metal is the only way to go now? It’s not premium. It’s tired and bland.

  9. Guest
    March 15, 2017

    Just like Nokia have brought back the 3310, perhaps Xiaomi can bring back the Mi2S with updated specs in a < 5" form factor !

  10. Lazar Prodanovic
    March 15, 2017

    New MiUI on old Android version but still after all this time it’s considerable good maintenance no matter that they never update the Android version. By the way MiUI 8.2.1 is also rolling out for the Redmi 2 now & as this is a low tire cheap phone that makes it even more impressive.

    • Soham Chattopadhyaya
      March 16, 2017

      Xiaomi Mi 2s was upgraded to Android 5.0.2. last Android update for Mi 2s

  11. arrowthefirst
    March 15, 2017

    best phone ever
    It was beating all the samsung for half a year and was the only affordable flagship

  12. yalok
    March 15, 2017

    Quite easy to do, since they mostly update the launcher and a few underlying apps.

  13. Lazar Prodanovic
    March 16, 2017

    New MiUI on old Android version but still after all this time it’s considerable good maintenance no matter that they never update the Android version. By the way MiUI 8.2.1 is also rolling out for the Redmi 2 now & as this is a low tire cheap phone that makes it even more impressive.

    • Soham Chattopadhyaya
      March 16, 2017

      Xiaomi Mi 2s was upgraded to Android 5.0.2. last Android update for Mi 2s

  14. Soham Chattopadhyaya
    March 16, 2017

    Mi 2s was upgraded to Android 5.0.2. Xiaomi had given Mi 2s three Android updates are jelly bean after that KitKat with MIUI 6 and lollipop 5.0.2 update

    • Karly Johnston
      March 16, 2017

      All while my Mi4c is still stuck on Lollipop.

      • sere83
        March 16, 2017

        lol my mi4i was one of teh worst phones ive ever owned, laggy buggy piece of sh*t, was official as well from singapore mi store. Sold it as soon as I could, gonna sell my mi note too. MIUI is pure garbage and is never on the latest version of android.

  15. yalok
    March 16, 2017

    Quite easy to do, since they mostly update the launcher and a few underlying apps.

  16. Soham Chattopadhyaya
    March 16, 2017

    Mi 2s was upgraded to Android 5.0.2. Xiaomi had given Mi 2s three Android updates are jelly bean after that KitKat with MIUI 6 and lollipop 5.0.2 update

    • Karly Johnston
      March 16, 2017

      All while my Mi4c is still stuck on Lollipop.

    • sere83
      March 16, 2017

      lol my mi4i was one of teh worst phones ive ever owned, laggy buggy piece of sh*t, was official as well from singapore mi store. Sold it as soon as I could, gonna sell my mi note too. MIUI is pure garbage and is never on the latest version of android.