21 FAQs About Xiaomi Redmi Y1: Everything to Know

With a plethora of selfie-centric phones creating a buzz across markets, it's never too late to know all about the phone that you're planning to buy.

So, if you've been thinking of buying the all new Redmi Y1 from Xiaomi, let this article be your guiding beacon.

21 FAQs About Xiaomi Redmi Y1: Everything To Know
21 FAQs About Xiaomi Redmi Y1: Everything To Know

The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 not only packs a 16-megapixel camera but also comes with a decent processor for the price. 

Here are some of the frequently asked questions about the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 and their answers.

Q1. What Are the Specifications of the Xiaomi Redmi Y1?

ProcessorOcta-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
RAM & Storage3GB + 32GB / 4GB + 64GB
Display5.5-inch IPS LCD
Special FeaturesDedicated Memory Slot
Battery3,000mAh
Expandable MemoryYes
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3
BluetoothYes
NFCNo

Q2. What Is the Camera Configuration of the Galaxy Note8 Camera?

Rear Camera13-megapixel with ƒ/2.2 aperture 
FeaturesLow-light enhancement, HDR, real-time filters
Video Resolution1080p/720p video at 30fps
Front Camera16-megapixel AF (f/2.0)
Features76.4° wide-angle lens, Selfie countdown

Q3. What Are the Available Camera Modes?

The dual camera of the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 features a handful of interesting features.

Notable among them are the 10+ filters, the smart beautification mode, and stickers (to be included as part of MIUI9) in the selfie mode.

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The rear camera packs modes such as HHT, manual, straighten, and etc.

Q4. Do the Redmi Y1 Cameras Have OIS or EIS?

No, the Redmi Y1 cameras don't have OIS or EIS. You'll need really stable hands while recording videos or capturing low-light pictures.

Q5. How Is the Redmi Y1 Different from Regular Xiaomi Phones?

It's the first phone from Xiaomi to sport a front flash and a 16-megapixel selfie shooter.

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Meant for the use of youngsters, this phone aims to break away from the trend of the typical 5-megapixel front camera and introduce an advanced one instead.

Q6. Are the Capacitive Keys Backlit in the Redmi Y1?

No, the capacitive keys are not backlit in the Redmi Y1.

Q7. What Are the Available Variants of the Redmi Y1?

The Redmi Y1 is available in two variants:

  • 3GB RAM and internal storage of 32GB
  • 4GB RAM and internal storage of 64GB (limited edition).

Q8. What Is the OS Version of the Redmi Y1?

The Redmi Y1 runs MIUI 8 on top of Android Nougat version 7.1.2.

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So, you get to experience all the Android Nougat features. Plus, MIUI 9 is expected to roll out to the Redmi Y1 by mid-November.

Q9. Does It Have a Fingerprint Sensor and an IR Sensor?

Yes, the Redmi Y1 is equipped with a fingerprint sensor at the back. Similar to any Redmi device, it also packs an IR sensor at the top, which enables you to control TVs or ACs.

Q10. What is the Display Quality of the Redmi Y1?

The Redmi Y1 sports a 5.5-inch IPS LCD HD touchscreen with a resolution of 720x1280 and 1000:1 contrast ratio, and up to 450-nits brightness.

Q11. Which Charger Type Does the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 support?

The Redmi Y1 still relies on a micro USB port. This one is a bit of a bummer as it restricts you to use fast charge or quick charge techniques.

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Even though it's a selfie-centric phone, it'd have been a more than welcome move if it had a USB Type-C port.

Q12. Can the Fingerprint Lock Be Used on Apps Too?

Yes, the fingerprint lock can be used on individual apps as well.

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All you need to do is head over to the Security app > App lock, turn it on and enable fingerprint lock at the end.

Q13. Is It a Dual-SIM Device?

The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 is a dual-SIM phone with slots for two nano SIMs and a microSD card (2 + 1 hybrid SIM tray).

However, two 4G networks cannot be used at the same time. You have to put your 4G SIM card in the primary (No. 1) slot.

Q14. Is There a Dedicated Memory Card Slot in the Redmi Y1?

Yes, the Redmi Y1 has a dedicated slot for memory cards. 

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The hybrid tray lets you slap two SIM cards and a memory card all at the same time.

Q15. Is the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Waterproof?

No, the Redmi Y1 is not waterproof. In fact, the USP of the Xiaomi devices have been their incredible prices and, as CEO Lei Jun pointed out last year, waterproofing any device would make the price shoot up by almost 20%-30%.

Q16. Is the Display Protected?

Yes, the front of the Redmi Y1 is protected with a Corning Gorilla glass.

Q17. Does the Redmi Y1 Support LTE and VoLTE Networks?

Yes, the Redmi Y1 supports both LTE and VoLTE networks, which means that you'll be able to use Jio SIM cards in India.

Q18. What is the Difference between Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite?

The main difference between the Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite is that the latter is powered by a Qualcomm 425 processor and doesn't come with a fingerprint scanner.

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On the other hand, the Redmi Y1 (as noted above) is powered by a Qualcomm 435 processor and includes a fingerprint scanner.

Q19. Does the Redmi Y1 Support USB OTG?

Yes, the Redmi Y1 supports USB on-the-go.

Q20. What Are the Contents of the Retail Box?

The retail box of the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 packs the following contents:

  • Phone
  • SIM tray ejection tool
  • Power adapter
  • Power cable

Redmi Y1 is priced at Rs 8,999 for 3GB/32GB variant and Rs 10,999 for 4GB/64GB variant.

Q21. What Is the Price of Redmi Y1 in India?

The Redmi Y1 is priced at Rs 8,999 for the 3GB/32GB variant and Rs 10,999 for the 4GB/64GB variant.

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Will You Buy It?

Phew, that was pretty long! The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 is touted to be a phone primarily meant for the selfie-minded youths. So, what are your thoughts on the Redmi Y1? Do drop us a line or two in the comments below.

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