Aug 302014

Xiaomi Redmi 1s Review

After huge success of Mi3 Xiaomi again going to create history by launching Redmi 1s at a killer price of Rs. 5999/-. Xiaomi understand what can be big sale in India by launching first Mi3 and now even lower end budget Redmi 1s smartphone.

If we see the price and specifications of this phone than there are no competitor seems to compete this phone at this time even our Indian brands don’t have such phone.

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Xiaomi Redmi 1s – Hardware and Specifications –

Redme 1s has 4.7 inch IPS display with 312 ppi (resolution of 720 x 1280), powered by Qualcomm MSM8228 Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.6 GHz quad core with Adreno 305 GPU, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage with micro sd card slot (up to 64GB). Xiaomi Redmi 1s also has dual sim card slot but only one sim with 3G connectivity. Front camera of Redmi 1s is 8MP and secondary is 1.6MP.  What else you want from a phone price of Rs. 6000/ -. Other Technical specifications of phone-

  • Android Version – 4.4.3
  • FM radio
  • Weight – 158g
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
  • GPS with A-GPS & Glonass
  • USB on the Go support
  • 2000mAh battery

Redmi 1S also has facility to change back panel of your choice with accessories, one panel price is Rs. 459/-.

Surprisingly the things those were missing in Mi3 has been completed in the low end Redmi 1s like removable battery, dual sim, micro sd card slot even at low budget. Xiaomi don’t want to miss anything to make success it at a huge level.

If we see performance and hardware specifications no any phone is available at this price tag to compete with Xiaomi Redmi 1s. let see how much response it gain in Indian users but if we see Mi3 history there is no doubt it will make the history again with bigger success.

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XIaomi Redmi 1S OS and Launcher-

MIUI OS is same as described in earlier post with beautiful skin, MIUI launcher , tons of themes and features. MIUI music app has also very feature full, also it has call recording functionality inbuilt.

The default MIUI launcher is very fast and efficient once you used to it will not annoying too much.

In MIUI rooting  your phone and flashing ROMs will not void warranty of your phone.

Phone has some great security features like firewall (you can select app that can use data access), permission management – which app can access which functionality of your phone your can control like you can disable to access you location, contacts etc. for the app you not trust. For new users this thing can be nightmare as many apps that works fine is android may trouble or not worked well without trust this app check in app permission and auto start at boot. So if you face problem with your downloaded app from play store select the app inside permission management and check I trust this app (e.g. whatsapp, handcent sms, Alarm apps etc.).

Redmi 1S Technical Spesifications  from miui india website

Size  : 137 x 69 x 9.9 mm (5.39 x 2.72 x 0.39 in)


  • Cellular and wireless     WCDMA(3G) / GSM(2G)

                                                                   GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

                                                                     WCDMA 900/2100 MHz

  • Bluetooth    BT4.0LE
  • WLAN       802.11b/g/n


  • CPU Frequency      Quad-core 1.6GHz
  • CPU     Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8228
  • GPU      Adreno 305
  • Keyboard Type    Virtual keyboard
  • Touch Screen     Yes
  • System     MIUI, based on Android 4.3
  • Call           Dual microphone noise reduction


  • RAM     1GB
  • Flash Memory    8GB
  • Max Storage Expansion    64GB


  • Capacity     2000mAh changeable Li-ion battery


  • Size     4.7 inch
  • Material    IPS display
  • Resolution     1280 x 720
  • Touch screen    Multi-touch capacitive screen
  • Glass type      AGC Dragontrail™ scratch-resistant glass


  • Back    8MP
  • Front   1.6MP
  • Flash     LED
  • Aperture   A ƒ/2.2 aperture
  • ISO Photographic   Yes
  • White Balance   Yes
  • Focus Mode    Yes
  • Focus Area    Yes
  • Auto Focus     Yes
  • Multi-scene Modes   Yes
  • Wide-angle    28mm
  • Burst Mode     8 frames/second
  • Others        Zero shutter lag, face recognition, high dynamic range (HDR), real-time filters


  • Video Capture      1080p (1920×1080) HD video recording
  •  720p (1280×720)Quasi-definition camera

Multimedia Display

  • Audio      MP3, aac, aac+, eaac+, amr, wb-amr, midi, ogg
  • Video      1080p (1920×1080, 30 frames / sec)
  •  MPEG4, h.263, h.264
  • Image    JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP
  • Flash Display   Yes
  • Radio    Yes

External buttons and ports


  • Gyroscope    Yes
  • Light Sensor   Yes
  • Accelerometer   Yes
  • Proximity Sensor    Yes
  • Electronic Compass   Yes

For complete features and Tech- Specs see this link –

For service centre in India see this link –

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