Xiaomi Redmi Y1

Chinese smartphone maker today launched a selfie centric device, the Redmi Y1 Lite in India. The device has been priced at Rs. 6,999. Apart from the Redmi Y1 Lite, the company today also launched the Redmi Y1. The Redmi Y1 Lite being a selfie centric device, comes with a 16MP front camera with a Selfie flash.

The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite is powered by a quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor and 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. The budget device comes with decent specifications for its price and offers a decent camera experience.

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite Pros

  • 16MP front camera
  • Dual SIM, with dedicated microSD card slot
  • Value for money

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite Cons

  • 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite Specifications

Key Specs Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite
Display 5.5 inch IPS LCD
Screen Resolution HD, 1280 x 720 pixels
Operating System Android 7.1.1 Nougat with MIUI 8
Processor Quad core
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
GPU Adreno 308
Memory 2GB
Inbuilt Storage 16GB
Storage Upgrade Yes, dedicated slot
Primary Camera 13MP, f/2.2, PDAF
Secondary Camera 16MP, f/2.0, wide-angle lens, LED flash
Battery 3,080 mAh
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, rear-mounted
4G Yes
VoLTE Yes
SIM Card Type Dual SIM, dedicated slot
Other features Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Price Rs. 6,999

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite FAQs

Question: How is the display of the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite?

Xiaomi Redmi Y1

Answer: The smartphone comes with a 5.5 inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

Question: Does Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite have Dual SIM slots?

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite

Answer: Yes, it supports dual SIM slots.

Question: Does the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite support 4G VoLTE?

Answer: Yes, the phone supports 4G VoLTE.

Question: What about the RAM and internal storage being offered with the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite?

Answer: The smartphone comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage.

Question: Is the internal storage in the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite expandable?

Answer: Yes, the Redmi Y1 Lite supports microSD card.

Question: Which Android version, OS type runs on the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite?

Answer: The Redmi Y1 Lite runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat with MIUI 8 on top, upgradeable to MIUI 9.

Question: What are the camera specifications of Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite?

Xiaomi Redmi Y1

Answer: The Redmi Y1 Lite comes with a 13MP f/2.0 aperture rear camera with Phase Detection Autofocus and an LED flash.

On the front, it features a 16MP camera with an LED flash and f/2.0 aperture, along with a wide-angle lens.

Question: Does the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite have removable battery?

Answer: No, the smartphone comes with 3,080 mAh non-removable battery.

Question: What is the processor used in Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite?

Answer: The Redmi Y1 Lite comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor with Adreno 308 GPU.

Question: Does the Redmi Y1 Lite come with a fingerprint sensor?

Xiaomi Redmi Y1

Answer: Yes, it comes with a fingerprint sensor.

Question: Does the phone support USB OTG?

Answer: Yes, the smartphone offers USB OTG connectivity.

Question: Does the Redmi Y1 Lite support HDR mode?

Answer: Yes, it supports HDR mode.

Question: Can a user play 4K videos on Redmi Y1 Lite?

Answer: No, you can only play videos up to HD resolution.

Question: How is the audio experience of Redmi Y1 Lite?

Answer: In our initial testing, we found the Redmi Y1 Lite to be loud enough.

Question: Does the Redmi Y1 Lite support a 3.5mm headphone jack?

Xiaomi Redmi Y1

Answer: Yes, it comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Question: Can the Redmi Y1 Lite be connected to a Bluetooth Headset?

Answer: Yes, it can be connected to a Bluetooth headset.

Question: Is mobile internet sharing via hotspot supported?

Answer: Yes.

Question: What are the colour options available for the Redmi Y1 Lite?

Answer: The device will be available in Gold and Dark Grey color options.

Question: What is the price of Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite in India?

Answer: The Redmi Y1 Lite has been priced at Rs. 6,999 in India.

Conclusion

Xiaomi has launched the Redmi Y1 Lite in India as a selfie-centric device. Following the latest trend, Xiaomi offers a 16MP front camera which seems quite good in all lighting conditions. Next, Xiaomi has played very well with the pricing of the phone. The Redmi Y1 Lite which is priced at Rs. 6,999 and with such specifications, it is definitely a good option in this segment.

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