Xiaomi's eventual entry into the Indian handset market has been treated with a lot of excitement and expectations. While the previously released Mi 3 handset has seen massive popularity, the company is now aiming for the same with the new Redmi 1S handset.
Xioami is one of the many Chinese handset makers that are tying to make a standout name for themselves in the Indian market. But unlike the others in the list, Xiaomi has boasted more popularity in terms of basic numbers and user base.
Going through the specs of the handset once more, the Redmi 1S, launched for Rs. 5,999, sports a 4.7-inch 720p IPS LCD display with a layer of Dragontrail glass. It comes powered by a 1.6GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor coupled with 1GB RAM. The phone runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with Xiaomi's MIUI layer on top.
Talking about the photography aspect of it, the smartphone features an 8MP rear shooter and a 1.6MP front facing camera as well. On the storage front, it uses 8GB of internal storage which can further be expanded up to 64GB via microSD card.
It is a dual SIM smartphone with other connectivity options like 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth and USB support. It is fueled by a 2000mAh battery. Hence, more than decent specs for the amount of money you pay for it.
But while the specs and stats for both the handset and company look good, there are a few tips and tricks that you should have up your sleeve when using the Redmi 1S handset.
Here's a look at the 10 most essential tips and tricks that you will need to know for the handset.
Xiaomi Redmi 1S Tips and Tricks: Taking Screenshots
Taking screenshots remain as easy as ever with the MIUI interface, and the new Redmi 1S isn't any different. While the Volume Rocker down and the Power button combination still work out, you could also attain the same just by pulling down the notifications panel, tap on the settings option, and access the screenshot option from there.
Xiaomi Redmi 1S Tips and Tricks: Enable Lite Mode
If you find dealing and navigating home screens on your Redmi too much troubling, you can always switch to Lite mode for easier integration. Just head over to the settings app, select Lite mode and tap on the Lite mode to turn it on.
Xiaomi Redmi 1S Tips and Tricks: Turning off Keyboard Sound
It can be pretty irritating the fact that every time you press a letter on the built-in keyboard for the handset, it's accompanied by a sound. But there's the option to turn that off. Just go to Settings, from there Language and Input and tap the right arrow icon next to the keyboard in use.
Xiaomi Redmi 1S Tips and Tricks: Deleting Apps
Getting rid of apps from your handset is as easy as ever. Remove all the unnecessary apps from your phone with this one simple tool. Just plain drag and delete the number of apps you want deleted, and your will shall be done without even touching other apps that are there in the window.
Xiaomi Redmi 1S Tips and Tricks: Enabling Clean Master
If you are ever faced with handset lag due to the over-burdening of the RAM, you could always clean the system with the use of Clean Master. The Clean Master is something that you will require in the long run to ensure your handset remains as fast as ever.
Xiaomi Redmi 1S Tips and Tricks: Change Language
While we are quite sure that the Redmi 1S will arrive out of the box with English as the main language, if there's ever the problem of the handset coming around with Chinese, just head over to the Settings, Language and Input and select whatever language you need.
Xiaomi Redmi 1S Tips and Tricks: Call Notes
With the dial pad-based note taking ability in the MIUI, expect all your notes to be accumulated in a single place under the friend's contact who passed it on to you in the first place. Take a cue from the image.
Xiaomi Redmi 1S Tips and Tricks: Change Themes
There are a host of themes that you could choose from with the MIUI at your disposal. And happily, the list keeps increasing everyday. So expect more new themes on the long run. Everything you need will be there once you fire up the Themes app.
Xiaomi Redmi 1S Tips and Tricks: Setting Up Screensavers
If you are wondering whether there's the option to set or change a screensaver that you might want to use, let us tell you that its quite easy. Just head over to Settings, from there to Display and there you should find the Screensaver option. It will ask you to select which images you want to use for that.
Xiaomi Redmi 1S Tips and Tricks: Torch Mode
You can quickly turn your Redmi 1S' camera flash into a flashlight when you're in the dark. On your handset, find and launch the Torch app (find it in the Tools folder), and that's all you need to do.
You could also check out our exclusive hands on for the new Redmi 1S below: