Xiaomi Redmi 1S has a huge fan following in India, understandably so, as the smartphone offers much more than its price tag. 40,000 units were sold out in just 4.2 seconds which leaves thousands of potential buyers frustrated. In case you can’t wait for another 15 days, here are few Xiaomi Redmi 1S alternatives that you can opt for.

Moto E

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Moto E is another well tested devices selling in the same price bracket. The highlight of the device is its sturdy build and the well optimized hardware and software. The handset comes with a responsive 4.3 Inch display protected by gorilla glass 3 and is powered by 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 200 dual core chipset aided by 1 GB RAM. Other features include 1980 mAh battery with more than decent back up, a not-so-good 5 MP fixed focus rear camera and 4 GB expandable internal storage.

Key Specs

Model Moto E
Display 4.3 Inch , qHD
Processor 1.2 GHz Dual Core
RAM 1 GB
Internal Storage 4 GB, Expandable
OS Android 4.4 Kitkat
Camera 5 MP
Battery 1980 mAh
Price 6,999 INR

Asus Zenfone 4.5

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Asus Zenfone 4.5 or Zenfone 4 A450CG, comes with 4.5 Inch IPS LCD display powered by 1.2 GHz Intel Atom Z2520 chipset with hyper threading enabled. The high end variant of Zenfone 4 features 8 MP rear camera capable of recording 1080p videos, with LED flash support for low light photography.

The FWVGA resolution display is protected by Gorilla Glass 3. Other features include 8 GB internal storage, 64 GB MicroSD card support and 1750 mAh battery.

Key Specs

Model Asus Zenfone 4.5
Display 4.5 Inch , FWVGA
Processor 1.2 GHz Dual Core
RAM 1 GB
Internal Storage 8 GB, Expandable
OS Android 4.4 Kitkat
Camera 8 MP/ VGA
Battery 1750 mAh
Price 6999 INR

Asus Zenfone 4

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The Asus Zenfone 4 with a similar 5,999 INR price tag as Xiaomi Redmi 1S, is another budget range contender which has been quite successful. The Zenfone 4 has a smaller 4 Inch WVGA 233 ppi IPS LCD display protected by Gorilla Glass 3 and powered by 1.2 GHz Z2520 hyper threading enabled dual core chipset.

The rear 5 MP camera lacks LED flash support but can record 1080p full HD videos at 30fps. Other features include 1600 mAh battery, GPS, Glonass, 8 GB internal storage, 1 GB RAM and 64 GB MicroSD card support.

Key Specs

Model Asus Zenfone 4
Display 4 Inch , WVGA
Processor 1.2 GHz Dual Core
RAM 1 GB
Internal Storage 8 GB, Expandable
OS Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Camera 5 MP/ VGA
Battery 1600 mAh
Price 5,999 INR

Lava Iris X5

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The selfie centric Lava Iris X5 is the first one under 10k which highlights its selfie camera. LED flash is present for the front camera as well. Apart from due attention given to both cameras at least on paper, the phone also features 1.2 GHz quad core processor with 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal storage and Micro SD card support

A 2100 mAh battery powers this slim and light device fueled by Android 4.4 Kitkat. Needless to say, if you are in to selfies, you can grab one from Amazon for 8,500 INR.

Key Specs

Model Lava Iris X5
Display 5 Inch , HD
Processor 1.3 GHz Quad Core
RAM 1 GB
Internal Storage 8 GB, Expandable
OS Android 4.4.2 Kitkat
Camera 8 MP/ 5 MP
Battery 2100 mAh
Price 8,499 INR

Micromax Unite 2

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Micromax Unite 2 is now selling for around 6,600 INR Approx. and with enhanced 8 GB RAM. The smartphone from the leading domestic brand flaunts a 4.7 Inch IPS LCD display with FWVGA resolution and is powered by 1.3 GHz MT6582 Mediatek quad core chipset aided by 1 GB RAM.

Other features include a decent 5 MP rear camera, VGA front camera, MicroSD card support and 2000 mAh battery.

Key Specs

Model Micromax Unite 2
Display 4.7 Inch , FWVGA
Processor 1.3 GHz Quad Core
RAM 1 GB
Internal Storage 8 GB, Expandable
OS Android 4.4.2 Kitkat
Camera 5 MP/ VGA
Battery 2000 mAh
Price 6,600 INR Approx.

Conclusion

Xiaomi Redmi 1S has more to offer on paper than any of these devices and that’s the reason why its touch to get, even though Xiaomi has beefed up the stocks. Perhaps after a couple of week, Redmi 1S will find some worthy competitors amidst upcoming Android One smartphones. Till then, you can try your luck again next week or if you are impatient, you can consider these alternatives.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. In all aspect Redmi 1S is far better then above all or we can say the best one in its price range. In between please correct typo in Asus Zenfone 4 para as u compared it with Mi3 instead of R1s.

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