Xiaomi after the success of Redmi 4 and Redmi 4 note has launched another budget smartphone called Redmi Y1. Redmi Y1 is built with Qualcomm MSM8940 Snapdragon 435 Chipset. It contains Octa-core Cortex-A53 processor having a 5.5-inch IPS LCD HD capacitive touchscreen with Corning Gorilla Glass and runs on Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat). Before buying this mobile one should look at the advantages and disadvantages of Redmi Y1
Redmi Y1 Advantages
The biggest advantage of this mobile is the powerful 16-megapixel selfie front camera which for selfie lovers is a great thing and also it comes with the 13-megapixel rear camera. Front and rear camera contain LED flash which helps in taking good quality pictures from this mobile.
No hybrid slot
Another benefit or improvement over Redmi 4 is the presence of dedicated SD Card Slot along with dual Nano SIM slots and hence it is idle for those users who have two mobile numbers and also want to use the SD card which was not the case with Redmi 4 which didn’t have dedicated SD card slot.
Another advantage of this device is its competitive price which is around 10999 rupees for 64 GB internal storage and 4 GB Ram variant and 8999 rupees for the 32 GB internal storage and 3 GB Ram variant, for features like features like multiple connectivity options like 4G VoLTE, Micro-USB with OTG, fingerprint scanner, Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor it can be value for money proposition.
Redmi Y1 Disadvantages
The Battery of 3,080 mAh is a disadvantage of this mobile because Redmi 4 is coming with 4100 mAh battery and this device having lower battery can be a negative point of this mobile when one compares it with Redmi 4. Hence those people who are heavy users of mobiles may skip this device due to battery life.
No Dual Rear Camera
Another disadvantage of this device is the absence of dual rear camera which is the norm nowadays as almost every new mobile is offering the dual rear camera to its users and hence the lack of this feature in this mobile may put off some people.
No fast Charging
Lack of fast charging is another limitation because nowadays almost all mobiles are offering fast charging because charging of mobile quickly has become a necessity and not a luxury as people are addicted to their mobiles and they want it quickly in their hand rather than waiting for long hours for charging of mobile.
As one can see from the above that Redmi Y1 has pros and cons and any individual thinking of buying this mobile should carefully analyze above points and then take the decision whether to purchase Redmi Y1 or not.