Main specs: 5.5 inch Display, Snapdragon 435 Chipset, Octa-core processor, Adreno 505 GPU, 4GB of RAM, 64GB Internal storage, 128GB Card extend support, MIUI skin on top of Android, Dual SIM Card Dual Standby, 16.0MP Front camera, 13.0MP Back camera and 3080mAh Battery!
You can see with Xiaomi Redmi Y1 that Xiaomi keeps working on their idea of doing a higher megapixel sensor on the front for selfies. I feel that Xiaomi has learned that people use the selfie camera more than the rear camera. Especially in the times of Snapchat and Instagram!
This is a very slim gadget only 7.7mm in thickness and with low 153 grams of weight. It does come with a fingerprint sensor too. A sad thing is how it comes with old Micro USB technology. It’s a bit strange considering the price of this phone. Using microUSB in 2018 might be a little bit boring and outdated. It also doesn’t have new Bluetooth 5.0 but version 4.2.
The specs you get on front facing camera is: F/2.0 aperture, selfie-light, front flash light and 76.4 wide angle lens! The wide angle will be great for group selfies. The specs you get on rear camera are: PDAF, Flash light, F/2.2 aperture and 1080p video recording at 30fps!
I do enjoy how Xiaomi Redmi Y1 has 3.5mm jack for audio. A must have for wired cable lovers! The display has standard resolution of 1280×720. That it’s not higher is great because this might actually save you some battery. And most can’t tell a difference between 1080p and 720p display. So better to save battery life. This is a 4G phone so you will get the latest super speeds. We may see 5G in 2020 in smartphones! This phone comes in Gold and Gray colour edition!