Xiaomi Redmi Y1 (3 GB)

Full Specifications, Price, Review & Should you Buy?

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₹ 8,880   •  Score: 69
Key Specs:
  • 5.5 inch HD Display, Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 1.4 GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 435 Processor
  • 3 GB RAM, 32 GB Storage, microSD up to 128 GB
  • 13 MP Rear Camera, 16 MP Front Camera, both with LED flash
  • 3,080 mAh battery, Fingerprint scanner, Dual-Sim, 4G, VoLTE, Infrared
Xiaomi Redmi Y1 (3 GB) Price in India:

Availability Details:
Amazon Exclusive. Every Friday at 12 PM
OS Updates?
Will most probably get Android 8.0 Oreo & MIUI updates


  • Excellent selfie shooter
  • Decent rear camera
  • Decent performance
  • MIUI 9 is beautiful & best in class
  • Good user experience


  • No Full HD display in a big screen
  • No fast charging
  • Plastic body

Should You Buy?

Overall, the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 provides an excellent package for selfie lovers. However, if selfies are not the top priority for you, you may want to consider the fact that it has HD display while Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4 with a much better performance, display, and bigger battery is available at just Rs. 1000 more. So the math is simple, if you love taking selfies, the Redmi Y1 can be an absolutely great choice for you otherwise going with the Redmi Note 4 or others will be a better choice.

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Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Full Specifications:
Launch Details
AnnouncedNovember 2017
ReleasedNovember 2017
Build TypePlastic Body
ColorsGold, Dark Grey
Dimensions153 x 76.2 x 7.7 mm
Weight153 g
Size5.5 inches
TypeIPS LCD, up to 450-nits brightness, 16M colors, 72% NTSC color gamut
ResolutionHD (720 x 1280 pixels), 236 ppi pixel density
Ratio16:9 aspect ratio, 1000:1 contrast ratio
TouchscreenYes, Capacitive, Multitouch
Protection2.5D Curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3
OSAndroid 7.0 Nougat
Processor1.4 GHz Octa Core Cortex-A53 Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
GPUAdreno 505
Rear13 MP (ƒ/2.2 aperture ), LED flash
PDAF, Low light enhancement, HDR, Panorama, Burst mode, Face recognition, Real-time filters
Front16 MP (ƒ/2.0 aperture), No front flash
Beautify with 36 smart beauty profiles, Video call with real-time beautify, 76.4° wide-angle lens, Selfie countdown, Face recognition
VideoRear: 1080p/720p @ 30fps
Front: 1080p/720p @ 30fps
SIM Slot(s)Dual SIM (dedicated slot)
Internal32/64 GB
ExternalmicroSD up to 128 GB
CapacityLi-Ion 3080 mAh battery
Fast ChargingNo
Stand-by Time10 Days
Talk Time32 Hours
SensorsFingerprint (rear), Infrared, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Electronic compass, Hall sensor
WiFi801.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
BluetoothBluetooth 4.2, Bluetooth HID
LocationGPS, AGPS, GLONASS, Beidou
USBmicroUSB 2.0
FM RadioYes
SpeakersSingle speaker at the bottom
3.5mm jackYes
MicrophonesActive noise cancellation with one dedicated mic
Supports2G, 3G, 4G / VoLTE
2G BandsGSM - B2/3/5/8
3G BandsWCDMA - B1/2/5/8
4G BandsFDD-LTE - B1/3/4/5/7/8/20
TDD-LTE - B38/40
InternetGPRS, EDGE
Notification LEDYes
Water/Dust ResistantNo
Wireless ChargingNo
Disclaimer: We have tried our best to list correct information on this page still, cannot guarantee it is 100% correct.
Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Review:

Xiaomi has launched, what can be said as its first budget focused selfie-centric smartphone in the Indian market – the Redmi Y1 with a 16 MP front camera. The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 packs in most of its hardware similar to the very popular Redmi 4, in a bigger form factor. It comes with a 5.5 inches screen with HD resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and 236 ppi pixel density. The HD resolution looks acceptable in a 5 inches phone however in a 5.5 inches display the difference between HD and Full HD becomes much more noticeable. Apart from that, the display quality is good and the colors are punchy.

When it comes to the design, it looks like a typical Xiaomi smartphone, however, one thing has changed if you have seen the Redmi 4, Redmi Note 4 or the Mi A1, it has got a plastic body. The edges and the back of the Redmi Y1 looks like metallic but they are built of plastic with just metallic finish paint. The build quality and weight management are good. The Redmi Y1 runs on the 1.4 GHz octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor coupled with Adreno 505 GPU. It comes in two variants, one with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage and the other with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage, both are expandable up to 128 GB.

The performance of the phone is good, it handles day to day usage, multitasking as well as some gaming smoothly. The Redmi Y1 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat based MIUI 9, which is the latest from the company and comes with lots of improved features. Xiaomi’s MIUI is the best customised Android ROM according to us, it is fast, beautiful, customisable and feature rich. And with the MIUI 9, the UI has become even more beautiful, and one thing which many would love, it comes with a huge collection of wallpapers and every time you pick up your phone, you get amused with a new beautiful wallpaper on the lock screen (the lock screen wallpapers can be set to change in every 15 mins, 1 hour, 3 hours or a day).

Now coming to the biggest highlight of the smartphone, its 16 MP front sensor which comes with ƒ/2.0 aperture, 76.4° wide-angle lens, Beautify mode with 36 smart beauty profiles and front facing LED flash. It is an excellent selfie shooter which clicks selfies with good colors and depth in both good and low light conditions. The Redmi Y1 is easily the best selfie shooter in this price range. When we move to the 13 MP rear camera, it comes with ƒ/2.2 aperture and PDAF. It is a good shooter as well with some grains in low lights, however it is acceptable.

The fingerprint scanner on the back is very fast and accurate. It also comes with an IR blaster situated on the top edge and the Mi Remote app which lets you control your TV, set-top box, AC, music systems and lot more devices. It is a dual sim phone, thankfully with dedicated slots. The Redmi Y1 comes with a non-removable 3080 mAh Li-Ion battery which gives a good battery backup. However, Xiaomi could have fitted a bigger battery in the phone as it had done with the Redmi 4, fitting a 4100 mAh battery in just a 5 inches phone without increasing the thickness. The Redmi Y1 lacks fast charging like most of Xiaomi’s budget smartphones.

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 (3 GB) Dark Grey:

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Xiaomi Redmi Y1 (3 GB) is suitable to use for:
  • Heavy Users
  • Normal Day to Day Users
  • Heavy Gamers
  • Moderate Gamers
  • Camera Lovers
  • Selfie Lovers
  • Multimedia Consumption

Rahul Dubey

Rahul is a Professional Blogger and the Founder of 'Best Tech Guru'. He is a Computer Science & Engineering graduate and the passion for Technology & Entrepreneurship kept him away from a regular job, now he spends all his time with latest technology and loves to help people. He is a Tech enthusiast and has written hundreds of articles over the years on this blog. Follow @iamRahulD

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