Our Opinion

The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 (3GB RAM, 32GB) is a slightly better phone, but the 10.or G (3GB RAM, 32GB) is slightly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? It’s a close call, but if your budget allows for it, then Xiaomi Redmi Y1 (3GB RAM, 32GB) might be a slightly better choice.

10.or G (3GB RAM, 32GB)  Xiaomi Redmi Y1 (3GB RAM, 32GB) 
10.or G Xiaomi Redmi Y1
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Excellence Score
21.8
22.4
Value for Money Score
68.4
67.9
Price ₹ 7,999 onwards ₹ 8,615 onwards
Launch Date (India) Oct, 2017 Nov, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 7.1 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 7.1 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.5 inches 5.5 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch) 720x1280 pixels (~ 267 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Display Features 2.5D Glass 2.5D Curved Glass, Night Display mode, Reading mode, Color Temperature Adjustment
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.2 GHz 1.4 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 626Ranked #35 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 435Ranked #71 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 506 Adreno 505
RAM 3 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB USB
Primary Camera 13MP + 13MP 13.0MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, 1.12um Pixel Size, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Panorama, Facial Recognition F/2.0 Aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Low Light Enhancement, HDR, Panorama, Burst mode, Face Recognition, Real-time Filters
Secondary Camera 16.0MP 16.0MP
Secondary Camera Features LED Flash, F/2.0 Aperture, Samsung Sensor, Beautify, Selfie Timer, Face Detection LED Flash, F/2.0 Aperture, 76.4-degree Wide-angle Lens, Beautify, Selfie Countdown, Face Recognition, Real-time Filters
Internal Memory 32 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM
Thickness 8.5 mm 7.7 mm
Weight 170 gm 153 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh 3080 mAh
Battery Standby N/A 240 hrs
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A 32.00 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging
Other Battery Parameters N/A Video Playback Time: 10 hrs, Gaming: 12 hrs, Navigation: 15 hrs, Audio Playback Time: 75 hrs, Reading Time: 21 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Noise Filtration Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • The edges are curved to ensure a solid grip
  • Decent 5.5-inch Full HD display - delivers clarity, brightness and balanced colours - watching movies or playing games is a fairly good experience
  • Stock Android keeps things nice and simple, and adds to the seamless performance of the phone
  • Good overall performance backed by a capable Snapdragon 625 - multi-tasking, games, videos - everything runs well
  • Decent dual camera setup on the rear - the bokeh shots come out reasonably well
  • Good selfie camera too, with beautify mode, front flash and various filters
  • Good battery life - will comfortably last the day even with heavy use
  • Comes with a metallic unibody for a premium look and feel (like many other phones in this price bracket)
  • Decent design, similar to the Xiaomi Redmi 4 - good build quality too, though its based on plastic
  • Fast and conveniently located fingerprint scanner
  • Decent 5.5 inch display with 2.5D curved Corning GorillaGlass for protection - colour reproduction is accurate and viewing angles are quite good - you can also tweak the display by changing the colour temperature and contrast to suit your taste
  • MIUI is one of the better Android skins offering plenty of themes/flexibility
  • Some of the added features include Dual Apps (which lets you create two instances of an app on the phone so you can have two instances of apps such as Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and others) and a "reading" mode
  • Reliable performance with proven hardware - provides a decent lag free experience throughout, the phone is quick to launch apps, and it can multitask with several apps running, without killing background processes - overall the performance is similar to the Redmi 4 which has pretty much the same hardware
  • The highlight of the Y1 are its 16-megapixel front-facing camera and diffused selfie flash, along with beauty modes - the front camera works pretty well - and is arguably the best selfie camera in this price bracket
  • If you're in the market specifically looking for a selfie-centric phone and you're on a tight budget, the Redmi Y1 makes for a pretty solid option
  • The speaker on the right grill is pretty loud (though it is also easy to muffle when holding the phone in landscape mode)
  • Fairly light at 153g
  • Dedicated Dual SIM slots and microSD slot (as opposed to the Hybrid slot on the likes of the Redmi Note 4)
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Low light performance of the camera is pretty average
  • No support for fast charging
  • Plastic based construction (versus the metal build for the Redmi 4, or the Redmi Note 4)
  • The rear camera is pretty average - while photos taken in daylight have decent amounts of detail and accurate colours, low light performance is poor - the output is grainy and you will need a steady hand to take usable photos
  • Battery life could be better - the phone will last the day with moderate use - but its closest cousin, the Redmi 4 performs much better with a higher capacity battery
  • On the whole, the biggest competition for the Redmi Y1 is Xiaomi's own Redmi 4 - both phones are priced similarly and have similar core hardware, but the Redmi 4 gets a much bigger battery in a more compact metal body, while the Redmi Y1 has a bigger screen and front flash - if you are selfie-obsessed, the Redmi Y1 might make sense, but for other users, the Redmi 4 might be a slightly better all-round device - and if you can go a little higher on the budget, the Redmi Note 4 is the gold standard
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