Good selfie camera: The Redmi Y1 features a 16MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture assisted by an LED flash, which means great selfies even if there’s no ample light around. It is a treat for the selfie lovers, as the front camera offers sharp resolution images and is quite helpful for video calling purpose. The Redmi Y1 easily beats the competition, in this department at least.
True performer: The perfect blend of a powerful 1.4 GHz octa-core, Snapdragon 425 processor, and a massive 4GB RAM delivers a great performance. It enables you to use multiple apps at a time, without worrying about the performance aspect.
Powerful Battery: The smooth and lag-free performance of the device is effectively backed by a powerful battery of 3,080mAh capacity. The device serves as an entertainment package with uninterrupted usage for around one day with a single charge.
Ample Storage Space: The smartphone is equipped with an internal storage capacity of 64GB, while you get the option of expanding it to 128GB. This ample storage capacity of the device makes it a great package within the price range, increasing your scope for entertainment.
Primary camera could have been better: The company has concentrated mainly on the front camera, while the primary camera could also have been better. The 13MP primary camera is decent enough, but there are a few options available within the price range with a better rear camera.
The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 is the first attempt by the company to produce a selfie-focused smartphone. The hardware of the device is good enough to tackle any kind of multi-tasking. You cannot even complain about the storage and battery backup, as both have been very well taken care of. However, the major advantage of the device is its affordability. If you are tight on your budget and in search of a great selfie camera, the Redmi Y1 is the best option to go for.
The Redmi Y1 marks a new direction for Xiaomi as its first selfie-centric smartphoneNov 16 2017 By Swapnil Mathur
In our time with the Xiaomi Redmi Y1, the question of why someone would want to buy this phone popped up a number of times. Besides what the competition has to offer, Xiaomi itself has the Redmi 4, available for the same price, offering the same specification set, but in a metal body. It is a slightly smaller form factor (5-inch) with the same 720p display as the Y1. The Redmi 4 also offers a larger 4,000mAh battery in comparison to the 3,080mAh battery on the Y1. Interestingly, even though the two p....
|General Specifications||Launch Date||November 15, 2017|
|Color||Gold, Dark Grey|
|SIM Card||Dual Nano SIM|
|Operating System||Android v7.1.2 (Nougat)|
|Phone Body||Case: Metal Back: Metal Side: Metal|
|Dimensions||153 x 76.2 x 7.7 mm|
|Processor & RAM||Processor||1.4 GHz Tru-Octa Core 64 bit (Cortex A53)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 MSM8940|
|Display||Size||5.5 inches (13.97 cm)|
|Screen||IPS LCD, 2.5D Curved Glass|
|Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Hall Sensor|
|Resolution||720 x 1280 pixels, HD|
|Pixel Density||267 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio||71.36 %|
|Other Input Features||Multi-touch|
|Rear Camera Aperture||f/2.2|
|Front Camera Aperture||f/2.0|
|Rear Camera Features||Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Burst Mode|
|Rear Auto Focus||
Phase Detection autofocus
1080p@30fps, Full HD
|Battery||Battery Capacity||3080 mAh|
|Battery Type||Li-Polymer, Non Removable|
|Talk Time 3G||32 hr|
|Music Play Time||75 hr|
Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
|USB Port||microUSB 2.0, Mass storage device, USB charging|
|Entertainment & Multimedia||Ringtone||Music ringtones, Vibration|
|Audio Format||AAC, AAC+, AMR, APE, eAAC+, FLAC, MP3, WAV|
|Video Format||3GP, H.264, H.265, M4V, MKV, MP4, MPEG4, VC-1, Xvid|
|Storage||Internal Storage||64 GB|
Up to 128 GB
|Calling & Messaging||Phone Book||
|Additional Information||Items in the Box||Handset with built-in Battery, Charger, USB Cable, SIM Insertion Tool, User Manual, Warranty Card|