Xiaomi Redmi Y1 featured

The selfie-centric smartphones from Xiaomi, the Xiaomi Redmi Y1, and the Redmi Y1 Lite are on sale at Amazon India now. Launched last month, the Redmi Y1 is an affordable selfie phone from the house of Xiaomi.

The devices were launched to compete with offerings from Oppo and Vivo. The Redmi Y1 comes with up to 4GB RAM while the Redmi Y1 Lite comes with an entry-level price tag with 2GB RAM. The devices share their displays and camera configuration.

The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 is priced at Rs. 8,998 for 3GB/32GB variant and Rs. 10,998 for the 4GB/64GB model. The Redmi Y1 Lite is priced at Rs. 6,998. You can buy the phones now on Amazon.

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite Specifications

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 featured

To recall, the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite are two selfie-centric smartphones from Xiaomi. With the ‘Lite’ variant, the company has offered toned down hardware with same display and camera specifications which is good. The devices were launched in November.

Starting with the display, both phones come with the same 5.5-inch IPS-LCD panel with HD (1280 x 720p) resolution. In terms of optics, both devices are sporting a 13MP rear camera with f/2.2, LED flash, PDAF. A front-facing 16MP wide-angle lens is also there with f/2.0 aperture and selfie-toning flash.

Coming to hardware, this is where the difference lies between both devices. The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 is sporting a Snapdragon 435 processor with Adreno 505 GPU. This combination is complemented by 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB RAM and storage. On the other hand, the Redmi Y1 Lite is backed by a Snapdragon 425 processor, coupled with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. You get expandable storage up to 128GB via dedicated microSD card slot on both devices.

Both the phones are running Android 7.1 Nougat with the latest MIUI 9 on top. While Xiaomi is now catching pace with updates, we cannot predict when will the next update make its way to the devices.

The Xiaomi Redmi Y1, as well as the Redmi Y1 Lite, are backed by 3,080 mAh battery. Both devices are Dual SIM 4G VoLTE ready and come with WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, 3.5mm earphone jack, and a Micro USB jack as the default connectivity options.

Pricing and Availability

The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 is priced at Rs. 8,998 for 3GB/32GB variant and Rs. 10,998 for the 4GB/64GB model. The Redmi Y1 Lite is priced at Rs. 6,998. You can buy the phones now on Amazon.