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Redmi Y1 FAQ : Everything You Need To Know | Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
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Redmi Y1 FAQ : Everything You Need To Know | Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 is the first Smartphone along with the Y1 Lite in their new Redmi Y series. The affordable Redmi Y1 caters to the selfie audience with a 16-megapixel front camera with LED flash. Here is everything you need to know about some of the commonly asked questions about the Smartphone in this Redmi FAQ list.

You can also watch our unboxing and first impression video below.

Question: What are the different colors Redmi Y1 is available?

Answer: It is available in gold and dark grey colors.

Question: What is the display size and resolution?

Answer: Redmi Y1 has a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with 1280×720 pixels HD resolution translating to a 236 pixels per inch.

Question: Does Redmi Y1 has a metal body or plastic body?

Answer: Redmi Y1 has a polycarbonate body in short yes, a plastic body.

Question : What is the weight and thickness of Redmi Y1?

Answer: Redmi Y1 weighs 153 grams and measures 153 x 76.2 x 7.7 mm.

Question: What display settings are available in Redmi Y1?

Answer: The display setting has brightness level, reading mode, contrast and colors adjustments, text size control and options to double tap screen to wake and auto screen rotation.

Question: Does Redmi Y1 has Blue filter ?

Answer:  Yes, there is blue filter in the display settings which reads as reading mode. Users can schedule the time to automatically kickstart the reading mode at particular time and also auto-enable reading mode for certain apps.

Question: What is the price of Redmi Y1? Where can I buy?

Answer: The price of Redmi Y1 in India is Rs 8,999 for the 3GB variant with 32GB storage and Rs 10,999 for the 4GB variant with 64GB storage.

Question: What size  SIM cards Redmi Y1 accepts? Can I add a microSD card?

Answer:  Redmi Y1 has two SIM slots and a dedicated slot for microSD card.

Question: Does it have Corning Gorilla Glass protection?

Answer: Yes, the display comes with Corning Gorilla glass 3 protection

Question: What is the processor used in this smartphone?

Answer:  Redmi Y1 is powered by Snapdragon 435 SoC with Adreno 505 GPU. There is a 3GB/4GB RAM variants.

Question: What is the internal storage of  Redmi Y1?

Answer: 32GB/ 64GB internal storage depends on the variant you buy  with an option to expand via microSD card.

Question: Does Redmi Y1has Gyroscope sensor?

Answer: Yes, it has Gyroscope sensor.

Question: Does Redmi Y1 support VR?

Answer: Yes, Redmi Y1 supports virtual reality.

Question: Is the buttons back lit?

Answer: The Redmi Y1 buttons are not backlit

Question: What USB type does it use?

Answer: It uses microUSB port.

Question: Does it have pulse notification light?

Answer: Yes, Redmi Y1 has notification light.

Question: What are the camera specifications of Redmi Y1 ?

Answer:  Redmi Y1 has for primary rear camera a 13 MP lens, f/2.2, phase detection autofocus, LED flash. capable of fullHD 1080p videos The selfie camera has 16-megapixels , f/2.0 aperture with soft LED flash.

Also watch : Redmi Y1 Camera Review with Samples

Question: Is there beauty mode in Redmi Y1?

Answer: Yes, there are beauty modes in Redmi Y1 camera app. There is a Smart and Pro feature for beautify.

Question: Can we take bokeh images with Redmi Y1?

Answers: There is no separate bokeh mode for Redmi Y1

Question: Does the camera has OIS?

Answer: No.

Question: Can we take 4K videos in Redmi Y1?

Answer: No.

Question: What are the connectivity options? Does it support VoLTE?

Answer: Yes, Redmi Y1 supports VoLTE. Other options include Bluetooth, A-GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/

Question: Does Redmi Y1 has FM app?

Answer: Yes

Question: How to take screnshots in Redmi Y1?

Answer: Press and hold the power and volume button together to take a screenshot. There is also an option to take a screen shot with swiping down three fingers gesture.

Question: Can we take long screenshot in Redmi Y1?

Answer: Yes, we can take long screenshot.

Question: Does it support USB OTG?

Answer: Yes, Redmi Y1 supports OTG and you can connect the USB drive to it.

Question: What is the battery capacity of Redmi Y1?

Answer: Redmi Y1 has a 3080mAh battery

Question: Does Redmi Y1 support  fast charging?

Answer: No it has normal fast charging. 5V 2A.

Question: Does it have power saver modes?

Answer: Yes it has a battery saver mode in the battery settings.

Question: Does it have IR blaster?

Answer:  Yes, there is a IR blaster in Redmi Y1

Question: Is Redmi Y1 Waterproof?

Answer: No, Redmi Y1 is not waterproof.

Question: How is the call quality?

Answer: Call quality of Redmi Y1 is good.

Question: Does it support  one hand UI?

Answer:  Yes it supports.

Question: Does Redmi Y1 have fingerprint scanner?

Answer: Yes it has fingerprint scanner at the rear.

Question: Does Redmi Y1 support App lock?

Answer: Yes, it supports app lock.

Question: What OS does it run?

Answer: Redmi Y1 runs on stock Android Nougat 7.1.2 with MIUI 8.5 out of the box. MIUI 9 is scheduled to arrive second week of November.

Question: Does Redmi Y1 support two Whatsapp in the same phone?

Answer:  Yes it has a Dual Apps feature that duplicates Whatsapp into two instances and also practically any apps to two instances.

Question: Does Redmi Y1 support call recording?

Answer:  Yes, it supports call recording.

Question: Does Redmi Y1 support NFC?

Answer: No, NFC is not supported.

Question: Does Redmi Y1 has split screen feature?

Answer: MIUI 9 will bring split screen or multi screen feature to Redmi Y1 and other Xiaomi Smartphones running on MIUI.

Question: Does Redmi Y1 have Dolby Atmos support?

Answer: No, Redmi Y1 does not have Dolby Atmos but the audio quality is pretty good and loud.

Question: Does Redmi Y1 have heating issue?

Answer: There is no noticeable heating issue in Redmi Y1


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