Unboxing : Redmi 1S And First Impressions

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Xiaomi has really taken the Indian market seriously and has made products available quite promptly. With the new Xiaomi Redmi 1S, the company has broken the price barrier at Rs. 5999 and basically beat the Moto E and Asus Zenphone A450 by exactly Rs. 1000. The Phone will follow the same sale pattern as before , often referred to as #FailSale but, the company claims that the strategy is really working for them.


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The Xiaomi Redmi 1s will come with 2 Micro Sim to Regular Sim adapters in the box for the dual sim device. The phone will run one card on 3G GSM while one on 2G GSM. The Redmi 1S is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Chipset running at 1.6 GHz on Quad Cores and the Adreno 305 GPU. It accepts micro SD cards unto 32 GB and comes with an inbuilt storage of 8 GB and has 1 GB RAM.


For the Price it is an amazing value, and definitely beats down the competition. The juicy bits include a 1280 x 720 px 4.7 inch IPS LCD Display along with an 8MP camera which can shoot 1080p footage and a front facing 1.6MP camera capable of 720p video.

Xiaomi has started accepting registrations for the sale set to being on 2nd Sept on Flipkart here. The company claims that it has had no issues regarding service, and urges people to use the included sim adapters to tackle the sim card related problems. For the first flash sale of the Redmi 1S, Xiaomi will bring 40,000 units, which from the point of demand is still a meager stock.

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The Phone will be made available along side a bunch of accessories including a screen protector, a gel case and a PU leather cover as well. Stay tuned for our review.

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  • vvr

    why dictionary audio not working

  • Shiva

    In Flipkart it says that this phone has 720p video recording capability, but nowhere it mentions 1080p. I am confused. Can you please tell me which version are they selling?

  • Sp33d_RacR

    Thanks for the first impressions :) 
    But, when can we expect the full review ?? Do highlight the camera quality and battery performance and yeah free ram too :D

  • ShaunakFalconzzPandey

    can u plz review the camera quality and battery backup of the phone???for how how much time this phone is capable of playing video simuntaneously???
    thanxx in advance :)

  • Ashutosh Pandey

    Raunak Goel have a look

  • AnnantSharma

    Can we use 3g on gsm sim

  • Er Anurag Tiwari
  • Kunal Gupta

    please review camera quality at 1080p and 720p

  • spider_theory

    Does this phone support regional languages..??

  • Shashank Sharma

    can we move camera pictures to Sd card plz reply

  • Praveen Näwäb Mäßsèy

    Why u dnt Unboxing Canvas Knight Cameo ?

  • Akshay Purohit


  • Akshay Purohit

    plz conform thia

  • Akshay Purohit

    pls conform. that…. it hase bothe gsm slots or one wcdma

  • Kushal Chavare

    It has os 4.3 does it will ne upgraded to 4.4..? and does oit has gorilla glass.?

  • Samrat Rahaman

    you tube it plz

  • Arun Kt

    i heard a nws about Xiaomi Mi3 Sale in India Temporarily Suspended; Company Shifts Focus to Redmi 1S ..The company has sold around 95,000 Xiaomi Mi3 units..i am afraided for it will happen redmi 1s ?????

  • Yeshwant Reddy

    reply plz

  • Yeshwant Reddy

    is it true that games downloaded on this phone cannot be moved to external sd card

  • Parag Patil

    it does

  • SunitKhannaK

    1 sim for 3g and 1 for 2g but are both gsm or 1 for gsm and 1 for wcdma

  • Srinidhi Kowshik

    don’t buy this Chinese c*ap , instead buy asus zenfone 4 a450cg(releasing -sep 1st week) its on pre-order in flipkart, it has better camera and gpu

  • udaydesai

    does it has upgrade to android 4.4 kitkat

  • Uday Desai

    does it has upgrade to android 4.4 kitkat

  • Uday Desai

    i am selling my xiaomi mi3 for this fone as it contains expandable memory and also dual sim so is it worth it please reply me now pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • udaydesai

    i am selling my xiaomi mi3 for this fone as it contains expandable
    memory and also dual sim so is it worth it please reply me now

  • BA BU

    Hi Bro (iGyaan) shall we move apps or games to SD card ? or can we install directly to SD card ? pls let me know ASAP :)

  • Avirup Dutta

    Tanmoy Mazumder

  • ChetanDn

    SaimaAthar How long the battery lasts with internet on? How about camera quality? please reply, i’ve already registered for september 2nd event on You reply would mean a lot.

  • mjanagama12

    Can you confirm if we can use our normal 3G GSM Sim in this mobile.

  • Deepak Patnaik

    Hi Bharat, thanks for the review.

    Could you please share your view about the battery back-up? As per the video it is 2050 mah.

  • Kumara Swamy N

    Vivek Chary Vishwaroju Sudheer Eligeti

  • Dinesh Mahajan


  • Anjan Kumar

    Wow how did u get it, pls tel us, we r waiting

  • Naman Saxena

    Do a comparison video btw Mi 3 and 1S

  • Amit Nimbalkar

    does it have Gorilla Glass or dragon trail Glass?

  • DibyajyotiRatha

    Dude howz the camera qual???

  • Deepak Taneja

    Love the device…live in meerut..concerned about after sale servive… Should buy or not

  • Amit Gakhar

    Dnt buy.
    Xiaomi leak our privacy

  • AmitAgarwal2

    memory can be extended upto 64 gb and it is written on box and you are saying 32 gb

  • Parvez Ahmad

    Thanks for the video

  • ???????? ?? ????????

    Sir , 1 ques. BUY or NOT?
    Please do a full review ASAP. :)

  • Birbrata Roy

    Please share some nights pictures with flash

  • SaurravMall

    I read Somewhere that MIUI doesn’t saves images and videos captured directly to Phone memory & there isn’t any option to save them directly to MMC yet. Bharat, Can you confirm that please.

    Also, can we install apps on MMC? (I guess you should add answer to this question in every phone review)

  • Vikram Kr Singh

    Bharat bhai phone kya lene layake hai kya please tell me thanks

  • Aishwar

    sir which is better to buy zenfone 5 or redmi 1s ??

  • SaimaAthar

    For this phone update is going to be rolled out end of the year, i do nt think you were saying it soon?

  • Geeky Adarsh

    Anjan Bhulani

  • Geeky Adarsh

    Joshua Daniel


    watch the video it has all that you talk about.

  • SaimaAthar

    yes it does, i have this mobile and i am using right now with OTG cable

  • VineethJayakrishnan

    miui v6 is onlu for mi3 and mi4 till now mate

  • Mohit Berwa

    Amazing spec with awesome prize.

  • KeyurBhesania

    then buy samsung y duos in 7000rs  :3

  • Rishikesh Kulkarni

    That’s no first impressions. That is just a broad description of features. First impressions should be about the build quality the placement of buttons. Size of screen comparison and turning on the phone for first time. I think igyaan is becoming more of a giant news network with only aim of spreading pointless news rather than interesting content.

  • Snehal Sinha

    will it support OTG??

  • Deepak Harwani

    Boht Shaandar

  • Ashok Kaniskha

    Bro they say Its The Spyware from China.Users in China say there are privacy breaches with xiaomi

  • Bharat Bhatia

    Deepak Harwani


    yes it will be updated by the company soon!

  • Deepak Chandra

    Redmi 1s can upgrade MIUI V6?????????plz tell me…:-(