After making a small shake in the Indian smart phone market, Xiaomi has paused the sales of mi3 smartphone, to concentrate on sales of Xiaomi Redmi 1s, which is smarter and more cheaper. Xiaomi Redmi 1s comes with more exciting features and specifications, at half the price of its predecessor Xiaomi mi3.
Xiaomi Redmi 1S Specifications
1.6Ghz Qaud core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8228 processor and Adreno 305 GPU.
1GB RAM, 8GB ROM and upto 64GB expandable external memory.
8MP primary with Flash and 1.6MP front cam.
2000mAh Lion Battery
Features of Redmi 1S
Xiaomi Redmi 1s is powered by a 1.6 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor with Cortex-A7 core that can perform according to your needs. Adreno 305 GPU will never disappoint those who love to play Android games.
It has a 4.7 inch touch screen with 1280 x 720 display at 312 ppi. As in Xiaomi mi3, redmi 1s also uses In-plane switching (IPS) technology for color consistency from all angles.
Redmi 1s has an 8MP primary camera. Camera features an LED flash, ƒ/2.2 aperture, 28mm wide angle lens,
Zero shutter lag, face recognition, high dynamic range (HDR), real-time filters and 1080p video recording. The burst mode works at 8 frames per second. 1.6MP front cam will completely suit for a chat at 720p HD quality.
As in mi3, redmi 1s also has specially designed speakers that uses Hi-Fi System with Dirac sound technologies. Audio through the headphones also give great results with inbuilt noise cancellation.
This is a dual sim smart phone that has a WCDMA slot for 3G and a GSM slot for 2G data. It supports ‘USB On the Go’ feature. It also features wifi direct, bluetooth 4.0 and a 64 GB expandable external memory.
Pros and Cons
Considering the specifications, Redmi 1S is very cheaper and has many good features that everyone look into. But, many of them are questioning the security that this smart phone company can provide. Xiaomi is a company that just started. Whereas Samsung/Apple/Sony are companies that are in the market for years and they are continuously releasing smart phones with extreme quality. Another drawback is, the phone is not that much thin. Concentrating on the price, Redmi 1S is a budget phone to buy and it is better than the competitors Moto E and Asus Zenphone.
Buy Xiaomi Redmi 1S online|Price in India
Xiaomi redmi 1s is priced only Rs.5999 in india. 40,000 Redmi 1s smart phones for the first sale through Flipkart were sold out in just 4.6 seconds. As in the case of Xiaomi mi3, to grab a Redmi 1s smart phone, you should preregister on Flipkart and wait for the next sale. There is a ‘flipkart-first’ feature that give you privilege rights such as early access, free shipping on your orders, no minimum purchase price, priority customer service, etc. It costs Rs. 500 for 1 year. I have not yet tried this feature.