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Redmi Y1 Gaming Review plus Heating Test – Is this a better budget gaming device?
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Redmi Y1 Gaming Review plus Heating Test – Is this a better budget gaming device?

Redmi Y1 is one of the two new Smartphones launched by Xiaomi along with Redmi Y1 Lite under their latest Y series.  The Redmi Y1 lite comes in two variants – 3GB RAM variant with a 32GB storage and another 4GB RAM variant offering 64GB storage. Both the phones are dual-SIM 4G VoLTE smartphone with a dedicated microSD card slot.

The Y1 is powered by Snapdragon 435 SoC with Adreno 505 GPU. In case you are looking at an affordable Android Smartphone for gaming purpose, here is the Redmi Y1 Gaming review.

I picked Zombie Age 2, Asphalt 8: Airborne and Unikilled for the gaming test purpose. The surface temperature of the device before starting the gaming is around 26 degrees. No, there is no air conditioner in the room and it’s just the Bangalore weather right now here.

Zombie Age 2 is a light game and there should be no hiccups running it and there was none either. What you instantly notice is the loudness of the speaker, which is pretty good.  After around 15 minutes of gaming, the temperature gun showed a 6 degree jump.

Let’s burn the tyres on the Asphalt 8: Airborne, I have spend gallons of fuels riding these cars and I know by now how different Smartphones handles graphics while playing this game.  Surprisingly for a phone at this budget, it handles very well the game. The graphic settings is on high and there was no need to lower the settings.

After more than 20 minutes of gaming, the temperature still maintains at 32 degree , stabilizing at a maximum 6 degrees jump. The last game I played was the Unkilled, yet another Zombie shooters, a favorite genre of mine. Run, shoot and the Zombie mayhem and Redmi Y1 plays this too well. Of course, when compared to 600 series the graphics might be tad low but it does not in anyways disturb the game play. In short, I would say Redmi Y1 is a good affordable Smartphone for gaming and it won’t disappoint you.

Almost 1 hour of gaming, reduced the battery by around 14% which again I feel is a decent bargain. Overall, Redmi Y1 aces up in gaming at a budget price.


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