Review of: Xiaomi Redmi 1s
Rs 4,899

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On July 25, 2014
Last modified:July 8, 2016


Xiaomi Redmi 1S is a great device in it's price range. It comes with a well packed specs and features.

There are so many budget phones splurging in India, the new ones are home grown and exported from overseas. A new phone to look at is Xiaomi Redmi 1S, the display is vibrant and suitable for the fashionable demographic. The phone is slender and looks professional on the whole, all for a superb price of Rs 6,999.

Xiaomi is an established China based firm, Redmi 1S is a hit with the Chinese demographic. Together with the colorful display comes the flip cover in stunning bright and subtle colors of red, black and navy blue. Let’s go over few interesting details of the phone and the reasons why it is worth the purchase.

Design & Display – Trendy & Professional

It looks trendy and professional, the handling effect is good, the display is world class with classic merge of colors something that comes out of a fairy land.

Xiaomi Redmi 1S sports a classical appearance and anyone who sees it will want to own it right away. Sources say it has the typical Xiaomi identity, light and sturdy. The overall flow of the design is not smooth, there are rough edges, but it submerges the attractiveness nature of the phone. The red capacitive buttons adds tints of color. The handling effect of the rear is decent, it is relatively easy to open the back panel, and people say when Redmi 1S falls off, the battery and back cover is firm and stays in its place.

The overall feel is great, just like other Chinese made devises, the plastic quality is smooth. The metal strip around the screen is an efficient screen guard and protects the glossy nature of the screen.

The display output of Redmi 1S is crisp; the viewing angles are good to an extent that there is a clean demarcation between display panel and digitizer. The screen is 4.7 inches engineered with 720p HD resolution; the reading effect is good, the letters are crystal clear. The 720p HD display is worthy for a budget phone.

Colorful displays are the latest desirable trend; almost every phone has it, whether high-end, mid budget or low end phones. Xiaomi Redmi 1S is not far behind, the color reproduction is phenomenal, so much that it looks so real. The mystery behind the world class color display according to sources is the segmentation of pixels that are not too compact. The background display is commendable, and consumers can have a blast playing games and watching movies in an artificially real surrounding.

Xiaomi Redmi 1s Front

Storage – Extended Advantage

There is nothing like owning a phone with 8GB space that can stretch to 32GB via microSD card. Consumers can also grab hold of 340MB free RAM; it increases the ownership value of the phone.

Redmi 1S has greater storage room than Redmi, the phone can bear the weight of many apps. The mystery behind the impressive storage ability is the robust hardware, SoC, software and camera. The storage capacity of Redmi 1S is 8 GB out of which 6 GB space is used up by MIUI ROM. The output can be extended to 64 GB via the aid of micro SD card.

Xiaomi Redmi 1S is the perfect phone for everyday usage, there is loads of free memory space that extends to 340 MB free RAM. Consumers can browse through tons of apps and just have a blast viewing images, checking emails, browsing through social network sites at the same time. The storage volume is so exorbitant that it can be compared to the power of Samsung Galaxy S3.

The uniqueness of Xiaomi Redmi 1S lies in MIUI ROM, which is a unique Android OS recipe of Xiaomi.  MIUI is a more advanced take on vanilla Android and is jam packed with apps and features. Users can set their alarm and put it in the switch off mode at night. The alarm will ring in the morning even in the turn off state.

Xiaomi Redmi 1s Back

Camera – Don’t miss a second

Want to spend an entire day with friends or family or even go on a long vacation? Xiaomi Redmi 1S is the perfect phone to carry around, you can take tons of images at a shot, the process happens so quickly that it keeps you wondering. There is no room for shutter lag.

Users can take many images in a jiffy with Redmi 1S camera, its true the capturing process happens so smoothly and quickly with no shutter lag whatsoever. The 5 MP front camera and 3 MP rear shooter is perfect for selfies, the image quality of the 5 MP and 3MP camera is said to be better than even the 13 MP camera of Xiaomi Mi2S.

The video output is great as well; consumers can capture memorable moments in the dark. Redmi 1S is the perfect phone for outdoor night gatherings, the frame rate is good, better than even Moto G.

Battery – Life Savior

Spend a day with Xiaomi Redmi 1S and catch up on the latest gossip by browsing through Whats app, Chat On, Viber and Social Networking Apps. The 2000 mAh battery supported by MIUI system on 4.2 inch screen is the best anyone can ask for.

The battery power of Redmi 1S is excellent with 2000 mAh capacity far head of its class. The brainwave is the insertion of MIUI system that handles sufficient amount of power.

Sources say the initial charging time lasts between 3 to 3.5 hours and can sometimes extend to 5 hours. The charge phase is laudable for 4.7 inch phone that withstands 2000 mAh battery. Someone who has used the phone described their usage experience. You can get on to WhatsApp for 2 hours, 15 to 20 camera shots, 1 to 2 hours of Chrome, and few hours of music. You can play around with Xiaomi Redmi 1S for 24 hours.

Connectivity – It connects effectively

Xiaomi Redmi 1S has GPS, Wi-Fi and dual SIM option, sources who have used the phone were happy with the swiftness of Wi-Fi and swiftness of GPS.

The connectivity power of Xiaomi Redmi 1S is creditable packed with GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The GPS output is strong. it doesn’t take more than 20 to 30 seconds to lock or unlock your phone. It is a dual SIM phone and the Wi-Fi is quick and flawless.

After going through the features, it is a shocker to learn that Xiaomi Redmi 1S is a budget phone and worth the purchase.

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