Redmi 1S

{Face Off} Why you should buy XiaoMi Redmi 1S & nothing else? – Detailed Analysis

XiaoMi, one of the Chinese giants is knocking down the smartphone majors like LG, Samsung, XOLO, Micromax etc. While Samsung is re strategizing completely to rethink about countering companies like XiaoMi, as of now XiaoMi seems to be the clear winner. While some say XiaoMi is playing a marketing game in India by creating artificial and limited availability of the devices, at the end of the day it has definitely created some ripples in the Indian smartphone industry. With Google all set to unveil Android One project, XiaoMi already silently adopted to this  silently by launching sub $100 smartphone with awesome specs.


Coming back to the topic, Redmi 1S is the latest android smartphone which has been announced by XiaoMi (called as “Mi” in India), let’s have a look on why it’s the BEST android smartphone in its segment and nothing else.

If you have a look at the smartphones which are priced around Rs. 5,999 which is the price of Redmi 1S, we can only think of 2 smartphones which are worth comparing which are namely Asus Zenfone 4 and Moto E. While we have also mentioned a no brainer comparison below, we have talked about the core aspects which will prove that XiaoMi Redmi 1S is the best phone to buy.

In a smartphone, there are 6 critical aspects which are Display, Processor, Camera, Battery, RAM & Storage and we will be comparing all of them here.

Display: (Winner – Redmi 1s)
Redmi 1s comes with the large 4.7” HD screen along with the resolution of 720p along with the IPS LCD and Gorilla Glass 2 shield with a PPI of WHOPPING 312. While Moto E comes with 4.3” qHD Display with 540p resolution and a PPI of 256, Asus Zenfone 4 comes with 4.5” Display, 480p resolution and 218PPI of display.

Processor (Winner – Redmi 1S)

With a jaw dropping Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Quad Core processor clocked at 1.6GHz in Redmi 1S, processing capabilities of Moto E and Asus Zenfone 4 are not even worth comparing as it only comes with the Dual core processors from Qualcomm and Intel respectively.

Camera (Winner – Redmi 1S)
Redmi 1S comes with the 8MP of rear facing camera with 1.3MP of front facing camera. Moto E comes with mere 5MP of rear facing camera and NO front facing camera while Asus Zenfone 4 comes with 8MP of front facing camera and 0.3MP of front facing camera. Overall, Redmi 1S comes with better front and rear camera capabilities when compared with the poor Moto E and Asus Zenfone 4.

Battery: (Winner – Redmi 1s)
Redmi 1s boasts huge 2000mAH of battery power which promises to last longer than others. Asus Zenfone 4 comes with 1980mAH of battery power while Moto E comes with the 1750mAH of battery power. Clearly, with optimized processor and OS, XiaoMi Redmi 1S lasts longer than others.

RAM & Storage: (Winner – Redmi 1S & Zenfone 4)
Redmi 1S, Zenfone 4 and Moto E comes with the same RAM of 1GB. Redmi 1S, Zenfone 4 come with the internal storage of 8GB each, Moto E comes with the 4GB of internal memory.

We have a brief comparison of Redmi 1S, Moto E and Asus Zenfone 4;

Parameter XiaoMi Redmi 1S Asus Zenfone 4 Moto E
Display 4.7” IPS LCD 4.5” FVGA TFT 4.3” qHD
Resolution 720 x 1280p 854 x 480p 960 x 540p
PPI (Pixels per Inch) 312 218 256
Processor 1.6GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 series 1.2GHz Dual core Intel Atom CPU 1.2GHz Dual Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 series
Internal Memory 8GB 8GB 4GB
External Memory Upto 64GB Upto 32GB Upto 64GB
Front Camera 8MP with LED Flash 8MP with LED Flash 5MP with no flash
Rear Camera 1.3MP 0.3MP
Sim Slots Dual Dual Dual
Other Features Bluetooth 4.0, GPS,WIFI 802.11 b/g/n Bluetooth 4.0, GPS,WIFI 802.11 b/g/n Bluetooth 4.0, GPS,WIFI 802.11 b/g/n
Thickness 9.9mm 11.3mm 12.3mm
Weight 158 grams 133 grams 142 grams
Battery 2000Mah 1750Mah 1980mAH
Price Rs. 5,999 Rs. 6,999 Rs. 6,999

Negatives about XiaoMi Redmi 1S:
Just like all other smartphones, Redmi 1S too comes with some negatives which we can live with which are weight and OS. Redmi 1S comes with the 158 grams of weight along with the Jellybean 4.3 Android OS. XiaoMi promised that it will be getting the MIUI 6 of the KITKAT 4.4 upgrade by end of this year.

Bottom Line:
With a saving of Rs. 1,000 and with incredible specs am sure you will agree with u on why XiaoMi Redmi 1S is the smartest smartphone when compared with the incumbents. With better looks and powerful specs, this smartphone seems to be one of the best smartphones of the  year 2014 at sub $100 mark.

Where & How to Buy it?
Register on flipkart to buy this smartphone from before September, 02, 2014 as Xiaomi smartphones generally get sold out within minutes of launch. XiaoMi Redmi 1S will be on SALE at Flipkart at 2PM on September, 02, 2014.

Do share your views with us just in case if you need any more details regarding this phone.



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