Xiaomi has introduced its Global versions of Redmi Note 5A Prime and Redmi Note 5A in India dubbed as Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite on the second of November 2017, whereas the earlier versions were already released in September in China.
Xiaomi Redmi Y1
Xiaomi Redmi Y1 comes with 5.5″ Full-HD LCD screen packed with a Snapdragon 435 chipset with octa-core CPU with a clock speed of 1.4 GHz. In terms of memory, the phone has two options, one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, and another with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Nonetheless, both variants come with microSD card slot, while there’s also a dual-SIM slot for two nano SIM cards. It runs on MIUI 9 beta on top of Android 7.0 with the stable version hitting the device at the end of the year. Powering the device is a 3,080mAh battery.
As for the camera, the phone features a 16MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture and 76 degrees lens alongside an LED flash whereas the rear boasts a 13MP lens. Talking about the back, there’s a fingerprint scanner just below the rear lens.
Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite
The second on the list; Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite has a 5.5″ LCD screen with 720p screen resolution. Underneath sits the Snapdragon 425 chipset coupled up with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Being a lite version of Redmi Y1, the camera section of the phone is not centered around selfies as the phone has an average 5MP front camera, though, the camera specification is similar to the Redmi Y1 when it comes to the rear one.
Not only the camera, Xiaomi has also compromised the security aspect of this phone since the phone doesn’t come with a fingerprint scanner. The battery of the phone, though, is similar to that of Y1.
The price of both the phones seems quite good in the price sensitive market. The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 carrying 3GB RAM and 32GB storage has been priced INR. 8,999 and whereas the 4/64GB variant will hit the market for INR. 10,999. The lite version — i.e. Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite — has been priced at INR. 6,999 which seems to suit its given specifications. Both the phones can soon be expected to hit the Nepalese market as well.