Finally the wait is over and Xiaomi unveiled its most-awaited entry level smartphone in India. The manufacturer kept their promise of launching their smartphone in August end and finally here it is, Redmi 1S with a cut price of 1,000 INR to few potential buyers as the registrations have already been started before the month end. Though it is priced at 6,999 INR but is available at 5,999 INR including the price cut down. It is unveiled that the accessories of this smartphone will be made available from the day 1 itself unlike in the case of Mi 3. “Game Changer” or “Killer Smartphone” is the two distinct names being given to this Indian smartphone and here we are with top reasons to buy Xiaomi Redmi 1S in India.
In terms of its price which is pretty much pleasing to every Indian as it is better than Motorola Moto G even in terms of its hardware specifications. It has got powerful processor as well as high-resolution camera.
It is being priced less than half of Moto G’s version 8GB. On the other hand, this smartphone will make a deep impact on the sales of Asus ZenFone 4 featuring some decent specifications and priced the same.
With the launch of Xiaomi Redmi 1S, other Indian manufacturers will definitely feel the heat up to work on much better devices in order to keep themselves up in this advancing race of technology.
Xiaomi Redmi 1S is a compact version of Mi 3 featuring more rounded corners along with red coloured navigation keys.
It features 4.7 inches attractive display along with 1.6 megapixels front-facing camera. It has got removable back which is basically wrapped around its edges.
Furthermore, it has got a black coloured cover which doesn’t seem to be delicate rather it’s having matte finishing.
It is equipped with 8 megapixels rear camera along with LED flash and 2,000mAh battery with 2-SIM slots and microSD card slot.
Xiaomi Redmi 1S features 4.7 inches IPS display along with an Asahi Dragontrail glass protection. It also features 3-red coloured capacitive touch buttons right at the bottom of the display.
Within this price range, the display which Xiaomi if offering is the best because the colours produced look bright and vibrant and even the levels of brightness seems to be optimum.
We must say thanks to its manufacturers for giving it a high resolution because of the same the text as well as the images look sharp as well as crisp. The touch screen as well as the 3-capacitive buttons is extremely responsive.
A twist of MiUI to Android
Now, you must be confused that what basically is MiUI? MiUI is an operating system which is based on Android JellyBean. Xiaomi Redmi 1S is running on MiUI which offers widgets, themes and wide range of built-in apps along with some advanced setting options which help in enhancing the experience of a plain Vanilla Android.
The build of Android UI is slightly different from that in Mi 3 but the experience is not really different. The theme of basic MiUI looks really nice as it features some colourful icon set along with beautiful wallpapers and even this smartphone doesn’t feature any separate app launcher.
It features unified home screen-app launcher style which is user-friendly for the beginners but for Android users it will take some time in getting used to the same. It gives a smooth experience of its software with giving any stutters or lags while navigating through the apps and screens and launching them.
Mid-range Hardware and Processing Powerhouse
This entry-level smartphone by Xiaomi is powered by 1.6GHz quad-core processor with microchip of Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 and RAM of 1GB. It features on-board internal storage of 8GB which is expandable through microSD card up to 64GB.
Xiaomi Redmi 1S features all the connectivity options including Bluetooth 4.0, 2G, 3G and MicroUSB 2.0. This smartphone is packed with a battery of 2,000mAH and offers its users dual-SIM functionality. It is also equipped with Dirac technology which basically enhances the sound and speaker quality of the smartphone.
Impressive Camera and Awesome Imaging Optics
This smartphone features 8 megapixels rear camera along with LED flash and 1.6 megapixel front-facing cameras. The clicked pictures seem to be decent and there is even no shutter lag. The in-built camera app is quite similar to that in Xiaomi Mi 3.
In 2007, Apple changed the whole definition of a smartphone with a launch of their first iPhone but it did not able to make its impact on India at that time. But now, Indians finally discovered a replacement of Apple with Xiaomi which is a really strong Chinese player. This Chinese manufacturer is expertise in rolling out affordable smartphone handsets and entered the Indian market last month itself with a launch of Xiaomi Mi 3.
Other rival smartphones under the same price range
When we think about buying a smartphone, we specifically point towards our price range and then its features. Xiaomi Redmi 1S is priced at 6,999 INR and will be made available from 2nd September. Its chief rivals include Motorola Moto E, Asus ZenFone 4, Micromax Unite 2 and Lava Iris X1.
Xiaomi Redmi 1S is a killer smartphone and a game changer as compared to its rivals. It delivers a snappy performance and features a fully-customized UI which is highly responsive as well as impressive. It features a core processing hardware which is basically the main strength of Xiaomi.
It is being rumoured that later this year, Xiaomi will launch its other three smartphones including Mi 4, Redmi Note and Mi Band. There is no other smartphone available in the Indian market which gives customers core specs with a price tag of just 6,999 INR. What are you waiting for? Register yourself and get Xiaomi Redmi 1S at just 5,999 INR. Don’t forget to share your experience with the smartphone.