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Xiaomi Redmi 1S / Xiaomi Hongmi 1S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 reviews of Xiaomi Redmi 1S / Xiaomi Hongmi 1S. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the screen and design are overall positive. The price and performance also get good views, whereas the battery and sound get less positive opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Xiaomi Redmi 1S / Xiaomi Hongmi 1S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Xiaomi Redmi 1S / Xiaomi Hongmi 1S from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on People are impressed by the screen and design. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are mixed opinions on the battery and portability.

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71% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Xiaomi Hongmi Red Rice 1S Quad Core 1.6GHz Android 4.3 Dual SIM Smart Phone by TakudaXiaomi Hongmi Red Rice 1S Quad Core 1.6GHz Android 4.3 Dual SIM Smart Phone by Takuda

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: (

Xiaomi Redmi 1S Review: Xiaomi’s Most Affordable Phone Hits the Right Spot


We review the Xiaomi Redmi 1S! We've been spending some quality time with the Redmi 1S for more than a week now, and today you'll find out if the Chinese company's most affordable offering is really worth it. Is there a catch to the Php 5,599 price tag?

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Nikhil Subramaniam (

Xiaomi Redmi 1S review: At Rs 5,999 Xiaomi has another big winner on its hands - Tech2


Once again, Xiaomi has managed to make much of the competition irrelevant with its cunning pricing strategy.

There’s little doubt that Xiaomi another winner on its hands, but it needs a lot more polish on the performance side of things. In terms of appearance, we don’t have many complaints. We only wish the paint job had been slightly less glossy, but it’s a...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: GSMArena team (

Xiaomi Redmi 1S review: Stormtrooper


Xiaomi has been a regular around here lately and one of the last times we heard of them was how they sold a boatload of phones in no time. And it wasn't their finest either. A heavily discounted midranger made a splash at the box office, in India no less.

4.7" IPS 720p capacitive touchscreen with 312pi pixel density; AGC Dragontrail glass ; Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with MIUI v.5 ; 1.6 GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU; 1 GB of RAM; Adreno 305 GPU; Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 ; 8 MP camera with LED flash, 1080p...

No LTE (single-SIM 4G version available in China) ; No KitKat yet ; Thick and heavy

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Laique Khan (

Xiaomi Redmi 1S: A New Smartphone for a Common Man


Xiaomi Redmi 1S is the latest smartphone to be launched. The handset can be purchased through Flipkart

• Impressive camera ; • Decent performance ; • MiUI is smooth ; • Good sound quality ; • Brilliant 4.7 Inch Display ; • OTG supported

• Heats quickly at heavy gaming ; • Unattractive design ; • High Charging time ; • Still running on Android 4.3

Xiaomi Redmi 1S is a good smartphone that might fit in your budget. It comes loaded with specs and performance that can be found in higher priced smartphones. Everything looked perfect, but I doubt those who are addicted to stock Android will hardly...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Digit Mobile Phones (

Xiaomi Redmi 1S


Xiaomi Redmi 1S Smartphone was launched in May 2014, comes with a 4.7-inch IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels at a pixel density of 312 pixels per inch. The screen is not protected by a Scratch Resistant display.

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: asadazmim... (

Good But Not Brilliant.....


Redmi 1s is frist phone launched by Xiaomi which is now a famous brand in India. This phone have brilliant features. It has Accelerometer ,gyro,proximity ,compass sensors. According to the features of this smartphone,the price is low i.e. 5999 INR....

It has great features including Accelerometer ,gyro,proximity ,compass sensors

It has only 2000 mah lion battery,It takes too much time to get fully charged

Jun, 2016

Consumer review by: sahalkabeer (

Redmi 1s is Still the Best Budget phone


From my point of view xiaomi Redmi 1s is still the best budget smartphone available world wide.Not only its price but its features are jaw dropping.... in my opinion the camera quality is good and can be best with making use of some apps.Also this is a...

Good camera,speed,miui,less price

Poor audio quality,heavy,heating

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: erepyon24 (

Xiaomi Redmi 1S is a Cheap Smartphone


In my opinion Xiaomi Redmi 1S is a cheap smartphone with a million features Using 8mp rear camera with autofocus LED will facilitate in taking photos in dark places Equipped with a 1.6GHz quad-core Snapdragon is amazing in playing games or...

smartphone with a million features for a cheap price

Low RAM is 1GB

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: Festus (

Xiaomi Redmi 1s 4.7-Inch 8GB Dual SIM Free / Unlocked (Black)


Price is good. Excellent build quality. Easy to use. There are loads of features that you'd expect to see on a high end spec mobile

It heats up occasionally. But that used to happen with my S4 mini i9190 and I'm told that this will stop or happen less with KitKat when its released. The home keys don't light up at all. Its a bit slippery to hold. I'd recommend a silicone cover or...

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: Kj (

Great Value


Excellent Product, and great value for money compared to new Redmi. I found no difference in any way v/s new product. Packaging was brand new. All products including accessories were new. Plus good 1K difference in price. As long as i get the warranty,...

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:2000
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes


Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:3264 x 2448
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.6
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:1.6
Smile detection: Yes
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 720p / 720p, 1080p


Colour of product:Black / Blue / Red / White / Yellow
Form factor:Bar


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:11.9
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:312
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Accelerometer: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes


Internal RAM:1


Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes


Audio formats supported: Yes
FM radio: Yes


Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes


2G bands (primary SIM):900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA, HSPA / WCDMA
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.0 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / MiniSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:USB


Accelerometer: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.3
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Support for contact groups: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0


Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A7
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.6
Processor Model:400 / MSM 8228


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.3


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:1024
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:32 / 64


Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Height :13.7
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