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

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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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