Xiaomi redmi y1

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Review and Specification

Xiaomi is been ruling in the mobile market since the day they launched their first mobile Redmi 1s on 16 August 2014.

From their first moile to their best selling mobile Redmi note 4 they face many challenges from their Rival companies like Samsung, OPPO, Micromax Etc but they probably beat them with their lower prices and better specifications from them.

The Chinese Giant who earlier hit the market with MI Note 4 and MI A1 is come up with its low price best camera phone Mi REDMI Y1.

Redmi Y1 is coming up in two variants 3gb Ram and 32gb storage and 4gb ram and 64gb storage.

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So let’s talk about Xiaomi Y1 review and specification


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Key Feature

   Display  5.5 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen (720 x 1280 pixels)
   Weight  153g
   Processsor Qualcomm MSM8940 Snapdragon 435 (Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53)
   Camera  Primary – 13mp13 MP ( f/2.2 aperture), LED flash

Secondry- 16 MP with f/2.0 aperture

   Ram  3GB/4GB
   Storage  32GB/64GB
   Operating system  MIUI 9.0 Running with Nougat
   Prize   INR 8,999 / INR 10,999
   Sensor  Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity sensor, and compass



Y1 comes up with the display size of 5.5 mm (13.9cm). The IPS LCD capacitative touch screen with a display resolution of 720*1280  which is perfectly handy.

The display shows amazing color and good quality display to watch movies and play games on.

The display is same as it comes in its earlier mobile like Redmi 4a and Note 4. Nothing changes when it comes to display. But at this price it is amazing.


It has a 3080 mah long life battery which is fabulous. It offers up to 10 hours of video playback, 12 hours of gaming, and 21 hours of reading. 

But u just can’t use a mobile phone like continuously playing games or continuously watch movies. If you are a mobile magnet then I ensure you it can withstand up to 24 to 34 hr.

It also comes up with Miui 9 which gives a little boost in this battery performance


when it comes to performance y1 surely not gonna disappoint you with its high-speed Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor.

It is capable enough of running all your daily apps smoothly. When it comes to gaming it gives you an enjoyable experience. The bigger game might take some time for loading but once the loading part is done you can enjoy the softness of the game.

As already said the mobile comes up in two variants whether you are gonna buy 3gb Ram or 4gb Ram you are going to ease its performance.

Body Design

The Redmi Y1 takes on a metallic and stylish appearance while maintaining the light weight of 153g.

It is extremely good looking like its older mobile phones.

It comes in three color variants, Dark Grey, Gold, and Rose Gold but the Rose gold variant isn’t available right now.

I personally like to recommend the dark grey variant because of the dark black border of the display. It does not look good with Rose gold and Gold color Variant.

Here you can Clearly see what I am talking about

And remember that Black is always Professional, sexy and stylish it’s my personal opinion by the way.

User Interface

Redmi Y1 is going to hit the market with its all new Miui 9. It gives a better optimization in the battery as well as performance with faster app launches, better notification management.

MIUI 9 with Android 7.1.2 Nougat has been amazing and I love it. A part of me does wish that they released it with Android Oreo though.

The Miui 9 is more stylish and Better in all aspects than Miui 8 as it because of its an advanced version of it.

if u want to know about Miui 9 click here


Last but very important for this smartphone is its camera quality. It comes with a 13 mp camera with a f/2.2 aperture and a led flash However it’s not the reason it buzzing around its buzzing around because of its 16 mp front facing camera 2.0ap and 13 mp with a f/2.2 ap camera and a led flash at the front as well.

Its camera feature also has lots of filters so you  don’t have to install any other photo editing apps

So this is all its come with a 16 mp front facing camera which I guess shows a great blow to its opponents Oppo and Vivo.



MI Y1 vs Rivals

As I said earlier, Xiaomi is the bestest budget smartphone in the market with this smartphone Mi Y1 Xiaomi puts his leads on the selfie mobiles too. Talking about its rival Xiaomi Mi Y1 has no competition cause no one can come up with this quality at such an affordable price. Although it has a plastic fancy body it doesn’t create any difference cause as far as the quality matter Xiaomi Redmi Y1 remains a step ahead from its competition.

Overview Review 

Display                                                                                            9

Battery                                                                                            8

Processor                                                                                       8

Body Design                                                                                  7 

User Interface                                                                              9

Camera                                                                                            9 

Connectivity                                                                                  9

Audio and Telephony                                                                7

OVERALL SCORE                                                                      8.4


Our Verdict On Xiaomi Redmi Y1

The Redmi Y1 is a great work by Xiaomi in order to capture Oppo’s and Vivo’s market. It is the first selfie smartphone by the Chinese giant Xiaomi. This is the best budget selfie smartphone in this range with a slim plastic body. This combination of good look with the high-quality camera at such an affordable price is hard to get. We recommend this phone to anyone who needs a good looking smartphone with the great camera. Xiami is a more reputable brand than its rival Oppo and Vivo so this Redmi Y1 is a great pick.


Rohit, an Oxford computer science graduate, is a tech aficionado and vibrant blogger. His zest for all things tech shines in his engaging posts, where he blends academic insights with a genuine passion for innovation. With Rohit, readers embark on an exciting journey through the ever-evolving world of technology.

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