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Xiaomi's Indian adventure is off to a flyer. While the previously released Mi 3 was an absolute revelation in the Indian handset market, and is still churning out more and more users, the MIUI was nothing less. And now the craze is surrounding the new Redmi 1S handset from the company.
The Redmi 1S has now arrived as direct rival to the Motorola-made Moto E that still boasts such great sales numbers via Flipkart. The handset has the same price range, but with even better specs compared to anything in the same range.
Going through the specs of the handset once more, launched at Rs. 5,999, the Redmi 1S 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 numbers alone surely cannot make up a handset and there should be more in the mix. Hence we take a look at the top 5 features for the Xiaomi Redmi 1S.
The new Xiaomi Redmi 1S comes with a 1.6 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with Cortex-A7 core, and this, in turn, offers amazing performance from your battery. Also there's the Adreno 305 image processor for further power allocation.
The Redmi 1S' 1280 x 720 display with 312 ppi delivers superfine text and crisp photos. There's also the In-plane switching (IPS) technology that delivers stunning color from almost any viewing angle.
With an extra large 1.4ųm sensor and a 5 plastic lens for the Redmi 1S, you can take photos with accurate, true-to-life colors in low light. Redmi 1S' ƒ/2.2 aperture and 28mm wide angle lens also lets you focus in on objects in the foreground. The front 1.6 megapixel camera is perfect for HD video chatting at 720p.
There's the brilliant MIUI interface as well. The features in MIUI are based on the feedback the company get from its over 35 million users. And with a refreshing UI compared to the ones in stock Android, the phone is expected to go loud in the coming days.
There's the Mi Sound Hi-Fi System with Dirac sound technologies for the handset. The Redmi 1S features the same sound technology used by BMW, Bentley, and Rolls Royce.