Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Specs, Price, Release, Review, Camera, Features, Pros and Cons

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Specs, Review, Price, Release Date, Pros and Cons

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 is also known as Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime in China. China and India are the only markets where Xiaomi Redmi Y1 is being available now. This is a mid-range smartphone with budget friendly price. The specs are impressive for the price range.

Look at the specifications, price, quick review, features, opinions, pros and cons of Xiaomi Redmi Y1.

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Release Details 

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 launched in November 2017.

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Price 

3GB RAM + 32GB Internal Storage Variant

  • The price of Xiaomi Redmi Y1 in the USA $140
  • The price of Xiaomi Redmi Y1 in Europe €120
  • The price of Xiaomi Redmi Y1 in the UK £105
  • The price of Xiaomi Redmi Y1 in India ₹ 9,000
  • The price of Xiaomi Redmi Y1 in China ¥ 900

4GB RAM + 64GB Internal Storage Variant

  • The price of Xiaomi Redmi Y1 in the USA $170
  • The price of Xiaomi Redmi Y1 in Europe €145
  • The price of Xiaomi Redmi Y1 in the UK £130
  • The price of Xiaomi Redmi Y1 in India ₹ 11,000
  • The price of Xiaomi Redmi Y1 in China ¥ 1100

* Approximate Price

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Specifications

Features Specs
Display 5.5-inch, IPS LCD Display
Screen Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels, 16:9 Ratio
Operating System Android 7.0 Nougat (MiUI 9.0)
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 Octa-core Processor 1.4GHz
GPU Adreno 505
Memory 3GB / 4GB of RAM
Inbuilt Storage 32GB / 64GB
Storage Upgrade 256GB via micro SD card
Primary Camera 13MP with Phase Detection Autofocus, LED Flash
Video recording 1080p @ 30fps
Secondary Camera 16MP
Battery 3080mAh (Non-removable)
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
4G Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth Yes
FM Radio Yes
USB Port microUSB 2.0
Headphones 3.5mm Jack
Infrared Port Yes
SIM card type Dual SIM
Weight 153gms

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Specs and Details


Xiaomi Redmi Y1 has 5.5-inch IPS LCD display, which features 16:9 aspect ratio and 720 x 1280 pixels screen resolution and corning gorilla glass 3.


Xiaomi Redmi Y1 packs Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 Octa-core processor and Adreno 505 GPU.

RAM and Storage

There are two Xiaomi Redmi Y1 variants available with different RAM and storage options. The lower variant comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage and the higher variant comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. It has a dedicated microSD card slot, which can hold up to a 256GB storage.


Xiaomi Redmi Y1 runs on MiUI 9.0, based on Android 7.0 Nougat.


The rear camera of Xiaomi Redmi Y1 features a 13MP sensor, phase detection autofocus and LED flash. The front camera has 16MP sensor. The video resolution is 1080p @ 30fps.


A 3080mAh battery powers this smartphone. There is no support for fast charging.

Other Features and Connectivity

GPRS, Edge, 3G, 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, Infrared port, GPS, FM Radio and microUSB 2.0 are some of the important connectivity features in Xiaomi Redmi Y1. It has a rear mounted fingerprint scanner. It is available in gold, silver, dark grey and rose gold color variants.

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Pros and Cons


  • RAM and Storage Options
  • Decent Camera Quality
  • Infrared Port
  • Brand Value and Reliability
  • Reasonable Price


  • Average and Mid-range Performance
  • Not having a Full HD display or 18:9 Screen Aspect Ratio
  • Missing USB Type-C Port

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Opinion

Xiaomi always fix a reasonable price for their smartphones. That trend continues in Xiaomi Redmi Y1 too. This smartphone is a mid-ranger and budget friendly. It suits to the users who are looking for casual daily use. Among the reliable brands, Xiaomi is the budget friendly smartphone. It makes Xiaomi Redmi Y1, a good budget smartphone.






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