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Redmi Y1

[Q&A] Redmi Y1 | Y1 Lite: Frequently Asked Questions

2017-11-02 03:53:35
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Dear, Mi Fans!
Xiaomi has recently launched the Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite. We thought of coming up with a detailed Q&A so that you don't have to search to get answers anywhere else.

Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. What are the dimensions and weight of Redmi Y1/Y1 Lite?
A. Dimension of Redmi Y1/ Y1 Lite is 153mm x 76.2mm x 7.7mm and it weighs just 153g.

Q. Is the fingerprint sensor available in all 3 variant?
A. No. Only Redmi Y1 (3+32GB, 4+64GB) has fingerprint sensor on the back.

Q. Which processor powers the Redmi Y1 & Y1 Lite and what is the GPU Version?

  • Redmi Y1 is powered by Snapdragon 435 (based on Cortex A53), 64-bit architecture, Octa-core (8) Processor clocked Max at 1.4 GHz. Its come with Andreno 505 GPU.
  • Redmi Y1 Lite is powered by Snapdragon 425 (based on Cortex A53), Quad-core (4) Processor clocked Max at 1.4 GHz. Its come with Andreno 308 GPU.

Q. What about the rear and front camera on
Redmi Y1/Y1 Lite?
  • Redmi Y1: Rear Camera is 13 MP with PDAF, f/2.2 aperture & LED flash. Whereas the front Camera is 16 MP, f/2.0 aperture with selfie light. The Camera is capable of recording 1080p Videos at 30fps.
  • Redmi Y1 Lite: Rear Camera is 13 MP with PDAF, f/2.2 aperture & LED flash. Whereas the front Camera is 5 MP, f/2.0 aperture. The camera is capable of recording 1080p Videos at 30fps.

Q. What is the battery capacity of
Redmi Y1/Y1 Lite?
A. The battery capacity of this device is 3000/3080mAh (min/typ) lithium-ion polymer.

Q. In how many variants
Redmi Y1/Y1 Lite is available in India?
  • Redmi Y1 is  available in 2 variants, which are 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM,4GB Ram and 64GB ROM.
  • Redmi Y1 Lite is availabe in 1 variant, which is 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM.

Q. What is the screen size, screen resolution and pixel density of
Redmi Y1/Y1 Lite display?
Redmi Y1/Y1 Lite has 13.5 cm (5.5") 2.5D HD Display i.e 1280*720 Display Resolution with ~401 PPI.

Q. Is it a dual SIM & microSD card device?
A. Yes,
Redmi Y1/Y1 Lite support dual Sim + microSD card (3 Slot SIM tray).

Q. Which frequency bands do these SIM slots support?
A. It supports India specific bands. Each SIM slots comprises of 4G with the following band specification:

  • GSM B2/3/5/8
  • WCDMA B1/2/5/8
  • FDD-LTE B1/3/4/5/7/8/20
  • TDD-LTE B38/40

Q. What are the SAR values?
A. India SAR 1g limit: 1.6W/kg
    SAR Head Value: 0.750W/Kg, Body: 0.612W/KG (distance 15mm)

Q. What are the color options while buying Redmi Y1/ Y1 Lite?
A. Both Redmi Y1 and Y1 Lite are available in two color variants: Gold & Dark Grey.

Q. What is the cost of
Redmi Y1/Y1 Lite and how to buy it?
  • Redmi Y1 is available exclusively on & from 8,999 INR.
  • Redmi Y1 Lite is available exclusively on & at 6,999 INR.

Q. Which items will the
Redmi Y1/Y1 Lite package contain?
A. The
Redmi Y1/Y1 Lite package box contains Redmi Y1/Y1 Lite, Power adapter, Standard USB cable, Warranty card, User guide, SIM ejector.

Q. Is Xiaomi
Redmi Y1/Y1 Lite waterproof or water resistant?
A. No.

Q. Does
Redmi Y1/Y1 Lite has capacitive buttons and with light?
A. No, the keys are not backlit.

Q. Does
Redmi Y1/Y1 Lite has an IR blaster?
A. Yes.

Q. Does
Redmi Y1/Y1 Lite has a notification LED?
A. Yes, it does has a notification light.

Q. Does Xiaomi
Redmi Y1/Y1 Lite support dual SIM cards dual standby?
A. Yes, it does.

Q. What's the type of charging port on Xiaomi
Redmi Y1/Y1 Lite?
A. Xiaomi
Redmi Y1/Y1 Lite has a standard USB charging port.

Q. What about long reading sessions on this device?
Redmi Y1/Y1 Lite offers ‘Read mode’ feature which cuts off the blue light and protects your eyes during long reading sessions.

Q. Can the battery be removed?
A. No. It is a non-removable battery.

Q. What is charging time to full charge?
A. Depends on charger output. Normally 2hrs 15/20mins with the stock charging adapter + USB cable when kept idle.

Q. Does
Redmi Y1/Y1 Lite support OTG?
A. Yes,
Redmi Y1/Y1 Lite supports OTG function. If you are trying to connect pen drive please ensure that the file system is FAT 32.

Q. How many sensors are available on this device?
A. The device is built with accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass sensors.

Q. Does this device has NFC?
A. No.

Q. What are the WLAN specifications?
Redmi Y1/Y1 Lite supports 802.11 b/g/n.

Q. Which Bluetooth version is available on this device?
A. Bluetooth Version v4.2, A2DP, LE is available on this device.

Q. What is the USSD code for hardware test to detect if there is some kind of hardware problem?
A. The USSD code to test hardware related problem on
Redmi Y1/Y1 Lite is *#*#6484#*#*.

Q. Why the RAM availability low on 1st boot?
A. It's been used by system app and apps which are running in the background.

Q. Does
Redmi Y1/Y1 Lite support Mi band?
A. Yes,
Redmi Y1/Y1 Lite supports Mi band. In order to manage your Mi Band on Redmi Y1/Y1 Lite you need to download and install Mi-Fit app.

Q. What about IMEI no.?
A. You can find IMEI no. on your box. You can also find it by dialing *#06# on dial pad.

Q. Which MIUI and Android version does
Redmi Y1/Y1 Lite provide out of the box?
Redmi Y1/Y1 Lite Indian variant sports MIUI 9 along with Android v7.0 (Nougat) which will be upgraded to higher version via updater when available.

Q. How to connect
Redmi Y1/Y1 Lite to PC/Laptop?
Redmi Y1/Y1 Lite can be connected to a PC/Laptop using the micro USB cable.

Q. How to enable developer options and turn on USB-Debugging?
A. Go to Settings - About Phone - Tap on MIUI version repeatedly until a message pops up: Congratulations! You’re a developer.

Q. What's the weight of Xiaomi
Redmi Y1/Y1 Lite?
Redmi Y1/Y1 Lite is about 153g.

Q. Does Xiaomi
Redmi Y1/Y1 Lite support external memory card?
A: Yes it does via microSD, up to 128GB (dedicated slot).

Q: Will the
Redmi Y1/Y1 Lite bootloader be locked?
A: The answer is Yes. For obvious reason(s), this is to protect your device data security and protection.This is done to better incorporate with "Mi Cloud" services to "locate your device", in the unfortunate event if you lose your
Redmi Y1/Y1 Lite. If you wish to unlock your bootloader, there is an available 'Mi Unlock' app available  *However, we do not advise and encourage you to do so. So Please proceed at your own risk, and you are held responsible for your own device.

Q. Can I backup my DATA?
A. MIUI has got its own Backup app. Steps to be followed-
Settings Additional Settings  Backup & Reset  Local Backups   Backup [ Here you can select what you want to backup i.e. System, Apps, Accounts & Contacts]

Q. Is there any cloud storage available on this device?
A. Yes, Mi Cloud is linked to your Mi account. Once you login to your Mi account, you will be asked to backup your data and even you can find your lost device using Mi Cloud feature. You can access your cloud data remotely using

Q. What to do if something goes wrong with my
Redmi Y1/Y1 Lite?
A. You can post your queries on Mi Community forum and the moderators will attend to the same. If there is a physical damage/defect you can visit nearest service center. The service center details are available on

Q. What about device updates?
A. For Updates, please refer to Updater App on your Device.

Q. Will there an Android upgrade for
Redmi Y1/Y1 Lite?
A. Yes! But when it's upto to the developer team to decide.

Q. How can I adjust the duration of screen lock/off automatically?
A. In Settings  Lock Screen & Password  Sleep, you can change the duration of "Sleep".

Q. My compass is not calibrated correctly. How to calibrate my compass app again?
A. Go to Settings  Installed App, select Compass, and press "Clear Data". Open the compass App and calibrate again.

Q. Does the phone supports VoLTE?
A. Yes it does support VoLTE and Jio SIM will work flawlessly without any issues (You don't have to download Jio4GVoice).

Q. Is that a metal body?
A. No, it's not a metal body.

Q. Does Mi remote work?
A. Yes! It works as the IR blaster is present.

Q. Does the phone heats?
A. No! It won't heat unless you use it :-P Logically phone get warm according to usage and surrounding (ambient) temperature. So it depends on where and how you use it.

Q. Does Redmi Y1/ Y1 Lite comes with Corning® Gorilla® Glass Protection?

A. Yes!

Q. Is the display 2.5D glass protected?
A. Yes.

Q. What's the battery life?
A. Depends on usage pattern totally. With normal-Mid level usage, it can last 1.5 days at least.

Q. Well what about delivery and COD?
A. Please login on or & enter your pin code to see the availability and payment options.

Q. Is it available through the offline channel?

A  Yes it will be available via all offline channels

Q. When is the first sale Time and Date?
A. First sale @12p.m. of 8th Nov.

If in case you feel something remained unanswered then do reply here


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2017-11-02 03:53:35
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Great Information bro
2017-11-02 07:19:20

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Anu Lakra | from Redmi 4


information is good but I don't want this why battery power less as compared to other redmi phone like note4,4,note3.....
2017-11-05 21:32:57

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Reaper_1677866750 | from Redmi Note 4


Still not better than the Redmi note 4
2017-11-06 03:28:35

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mohankrishna k | from Redmi 4


good article on y1
2017-11-06 06:38:28

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shahkaran16 | from app


Awesome Stuff bro...!!!
2017-11-06 07:48:45
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1736158895 | from Redmi Note 4


Can I use 2sim with memory card
2017-11-06 23:01:57

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R@ViV | from Redmi Note 4


very nice information
2017-11-06 23:04:12

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good  to sharing
2017-11-06 23:05:12

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thanks for answering
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