Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite Price in Dubai, UAE  

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite

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INTRODUCTION

Redmi Y1 Lite
Redmi Y1 Lite

Xiaomi has recently announced the launch of two smartphones in budgetary segment under the ‘Y’ series. One of them being Redmi Y1 Lite, which is a budgetary device and has features similar to that of Redmi Note 4A. The phone runs on Android 7.0 and targets budgetary users from the Android segment. The Y1 Lite will to be releasing in the month of November 2017 and will be available in colors of Golden and Dark Grey.

The Redmi Lite Y1 is hosts decent cameras, Snapdragon processor and 2GB RAM. The battery is big enough to support throughout the day. The 16GB phone supports dual-SIM with dedicated card slot for memory expansion. Despite being a low priced smartphone, the Redmi Y1 Lite is shipped with elegant features.

DESIGN AND DISPLAY

Redmi Y1 Lite Design and Display
Redmi Y1 Lite Design & Build

The design of Redmi Y1 Lite is similar to that of Note 4A. The device is packed in a non-metallic panel with a rear camera and LED flash on the backside. The front shooter is placed just above the display. The home and navigation buttons are externally placed below the end of the display. The volume controllers and power button are placed on one side for easy access. The phone is sleek and has a metallic rim running over the edges. The phone looks decent and easy to hold in hand.

The smartphone has a 5.5-inches IPS LCD HD screen that has a resolution of 720*1080 pixels. The display is big, clear and colorful. It is legitimate enough in bright light as well. The appearance of the phone and the quality of the display, both are superior when compared to the other similar devices in the given price range.

PERFORMANCE AND CONFIGURATION

Redmi Y1 Lite Gaming Performance Review
Redmi Y1 Lite Gaming Performance

Even though Xiaomi has smartphones belonging to different price segments, their performance has always been superior to that of another phone in similar price range. The Redmi Y1 Lite is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 SoC quad-core processor which is clocked at 1.4GHz. The processor is also accompanied with a 2GB of RAM which enables smooth performance of the phone. The device is runs on the proprietary operating system, MIUI 9 wrapped with Android Nougat 7.0.

The internal memory of Redmi Y1 Lite is 16GB which is also big enough at this price range. The memory is further expandable by inserting a microSD card in the dedicated slot given on the phone. Along with this, the device has a slot of two SIMs which are enabled to provide connectivity up to 4G and Voice over LTE.

CAMERA AND MULTIMEDIA

Redmi Y1 Lite Camera
Redmi Y1 Lite Camera

The cameras of Xiaomi smartphones are always better than other devices of this category. The Redmi Y1 Lite, though entry-level smartphone, comes with a primary camera of 13MP along with LED flash. The camera is loaded with features like autofocus, face detection, panorama, HDR, etc. and can click bright pictures even in low lighting conditions because of the presence of flashlight. The secondary camera is of 5MP which is perfectly good to click beautiful selfies and video calling.

The video recording of quality 1080 pixels at 30 frames per second can also be performed with the cameras.

The Redmi Y1 Lite would support videos of types that can be played on MP4 and H.264 player. It also would support audios of types MP3, eAAC+, Flac player and WAV. There is an FM Radio and 3.5mm audio jack packed under the hood.

BATTERY AND CONNECTIVITY

Redmi Y1 Lite Long-Lasting Battery
Redmi Y1 Lite "Long-Lasting Battery"

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite is backed by a powerful Li-Ion battery of 3080mAh capacity. If you are a moderate user, then the battery can easily last you throughout the day. Usually, battery units of such higher capacity are not found in the smartphones of this price range.

When talking about the connectivity, Redmi Y1 Lite supports 2G, 3G and 4G internet connectivity with VoLTE. It has dual SIM option and both the slots are enabled with 4G internet connectivity.

Among the wired connectivity options the smartphone a micro USB 2.0 port, and as wireless connectivity options, it features 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Hotspot, GPS, Bluetooth, etc.

The Y1 Lite is embedded with sensors like magnetometer, compass, proximity, accelerometer and ambient light.

PROS AND CONS

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite is a budgetary smartphone similar to that of Redmi 4A. It is a decent device configured with superior hardware and would ensure customer satisfaction at a reasonable price.

WHAT WE LIKED
  • Snapdragon processor
  • MIUI OS with Android Nougat
  • Huge RAM
  • Power-packed battery
  • Embedded with many sensors
  • Decent cameras
  • Dual SIM option enabled with 4G and VoLTE
WHAT CAN BE IMPROVED
  • Processor could have been improvised up to octa-core

ONLINE STORES

  • img-ques What networks is the phone capable of connecting to?
  • img-ans It can connect to 4G LTE conforming to VoLTE networks. It supports 3G HSPA/UMTS and 2G EDGE/GPRS cellular networks.
  • img-ques What is included in the box?
  • img-ans Apart from the device, the box also contains a Power adapter, USB 2.0 cable for data transfer and charging, Warranty card, User manual and SIM ejection tool.
  • img-ques Is the phone Dual-SIM supportive?
  • img-ans Yes, it comes with dual Nano-SIM support. Additionally a dedicated microSD card slot supports i.e 2+1 Hybrid SIM tray.
  • img-ques What are the miscellaneous connectivity options?
  • img-ans The connectivity options include: WiFi 801.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Infrared and VoLTE support.
  • img-ques What OS is present in the phone? Will it receive OTA updates?
  • img-ans The Y1 Lite runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat pre-installed with the company’s own latest MIUI 9(user interface) beta mounted on the top. Yes, the device is upgradable to Android Oreo via OTA update.
  • img-ques What kind of sensors are there?
  • img-ans As the device is launched on a budget price range, it comes with a lot of sensors like Gyroscope, Accelerometer,Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Electronic compass and Hall sensor.
  • img-ques How much resolution it has?
  • img-ans In terms of camera, the rear camera comes with a 13MP resolution with f/2.2 aperture and various inbuilt camera features are provided. The selfie camera features only 5MP resolution with an f/2.0 aperture.
  • img-ques Does it come with a fingerprint scanner?
  • img-ans No, a fingerprint scanner is missing but with that price range we can’t expect much.
  • img-ques What is the device’s battery capacity?
  • img-ans Xiaomi is known for providing long lasting battery life yet budget friendly devices. The device offers 3080mAh capacity, non-removable type is provided. The device offers a standby time of upto 11 days and 35hrs of talktime.
  • img-ques Does it comes with 3.5mm headphone jack?
  • img-ans Yes, there is 3.5mm audio jack on the bottom.
  • img-ques What are the dimensions?
  • img-ans The device dimensions measures are as follows: 153 x 76.2 x 7.55mm(height x width x thickness).
  • img-ques How much the device weigh?
  • img-ans The device weighs about 150g.
  • img-ques How much memory and RAM it comes? Are there any other variants of this device?
  • img-ans The device comes in a single variant option i.e 2GB of RAM with 16GB of internal storage But, it has a dedicated microSD support to expand memory by up to 128GB.
  • img-ques What kind of processor, chipset and GPU used?
  • img-ans In terms of hardware, Redmi Y1 Lite is powered by Quad-core processor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset: same processor also runs on Redmi 4A and Adreno 308 GPU.
  • img-ques What is the launching price of the device?
  • img-ans This latest device will cost around 399 AED in Dubai, UAE.
  • img-ques When was the device released?
  • img-ans The Xiaomi has announced two budget devices from Redmi Y-series in India on November 2 namely “Redmi Y1” and “Redmi Y1 Lite”.
  • img-ques What is the type and size of the display?
  • img-ans The screen size has a 5.5-inch HD screen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.
  • img-ques What are the colour options for the device?
  • img-ans A device will be available in two colour options i.e Dark Grey and Gold.