Xiaomi Redmi 1S Unboxing

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First batch of Xiaomi Redmi 1S went on sale today for Rs. 5,999. We managed to get one before it’s on sale in the country. Check out the unboxing video below.


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Box Contents

  • Xiaomi Redmi 1S in black
  • 2050 mAh battery
  • micro USB cable
  • User manual

Our unit from Hong Kong doesn’t come with a USB charger in the box, but the Indian variant is expected to come with one.

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The Redmi 1S looks similar to the Redmi that we unboxed recently, only the internals are different. It has a 4.7-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) IPS display, 1.6 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (MSM8228) processor, but runs on Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) with MIUI v5 on top, unlike the Xiaomi Mi3 that runs on Android 4.4 (Kitkat).

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It has a 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash. It is capable of recording videos at 1080p full HD resolution. It has dual SIM support and 3G connectivity. It packs 1GB RAM, 8GB of internal storage with expansion slot. It has two full sized SIM card slots. The Indian unit purchased from Flipkart comes with a micro SIM adapter and a screen guard worth Rs. 179.

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Xiaomi would also sell silica gel covers at Rs. 359 and flip covers at Rs. 559 for the smartphone separately. We will be reviewing the smartphone soon.

Srivatsan contributed to this report

Author: Varun Krish

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