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Xiaomi Redmi Y1 is a selfie smartphone, and marks Xiaomi smartphone series. Here at TechAppeala, we have already come across the phone (aka Redmi Note 5A Prime), and we have reviewed it. Read the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 review below to see the phone’s price in Kenya and all its specs and features.

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Specs, Features and Price Kenya
Xiaomi Redmi Y1 | Source: Flickr

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Screen, Display and Size

The Redmi Y1 has a 5.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. The display is multi-touch and has 16M colors and a pixel density of 236 ppi. The screen-to-body ratio is 91.6% and the resolution stands at 720 x 1280 pixels.

Other display features include Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and MIUI 9.0. On the side of size, the dimensions are 153 x 76.2 x 7.7 mm while the weight is 153g.


The back camera is 13MP (with f/2.2, phase detection autofocus and LED flash) while the front one is 16MP (with f/2.0 and 1080p).

When it comes to videos, the cameras have a rating of 1080p@30fps. Other camera features include geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR and also panorama.

Storage, Processor and OS

First, the RAM is 4GB while the internal storage is 64GB (Y1 Lite has 2GB and 32GB). The phone supports a microSD (dedicated slot) with a capacity of up to 256GB. Second, the processor is 1.4GHz Octa-core Cortex-A53.

Concerning chipset and GPU, the smartphone comes with a Qualcomm MSM8940 Snapdragon 435 and Adreno 505 respectively. The Y1 Lite has Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425 and Adreno 308.

As for the SIM card, the Xiaomi smartphone supports a dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by). Lastly, the operating system is Android 7.0 (Nougat).


Like other leading smartphones, the supported networks include 2G, 3G and 4G LTE.

The Redmi Y1 also boasts microUSB 2.0. In addition, it has fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity and compass sensors.

Other connectivity features include Bluetooth 4.2 (with A2DP and LE) and Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n/, hotspot and Wi-Fi Direct).

The messaging features include SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail and also IM.

Moreover, the phone comes with GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS and BDS), Infrared port and also HTML5.

Multimedia and Related Features

Under multimedia, the phone has 3.5 mm Jack (with active noise cancellation and dedicated mic), FM radio, vibration, MP3 and WAV ringtones and also a loud speaker.

In addition, the phone comes with (MP4, XviD and H.264 player), (MP3, WAV, FLAC and eAAC+ player), photo and video editor and document viewer.

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Battery

The battery is a non-removable Li-Ion one, and its capacity is 3080mAh. The stand-by is up to 240hrs (3G), talk time up to 32hrs (3G) and music play up to 75hrs.

Material and Color

The main material is metal with some plastic accents and the popular colors include gold, dark grey, silver and also rose gold.

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Price in Kenya

So how much is Redmi Y1? Well, the new smartphone costs between KSh. 10,000 and KSh. 16,000 ($100 and $160) depending on the variant. For another phone with near-similar features and price, see Infinix Hot 5 (X559C), Infinix Note 4 (X572), Oppo A71 or Fero Royale X2.

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Full Specifications


  • Type – 2G, 3G, 4G


  • Date – –


  • Dimensions – 153.0×76.2×7.7mm
  • Weight – 153g
  • Material – Metal
  • Dust and waterproof – –


  • Type – IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
  • Size – 5.5 inches
  • Screen-to-Body Ratio – 91.6 percent
  • Resolution – 720×1280 pixels
  • Aspect Ratio – –
  • PPI Density – 236
  • Colors – 16M
  • Protection – Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Multitouch – Yes


  • Dual – Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual standby)

Rear Camera

  • Single – 13MP (f/2.2)
  • Features – LED flash, autofocus, face detection, HDR, panorama, etc
  • Video – 1080p@30fps

Front Camera

  • Single – 16MP (f/2.0)
  • Features – –
  • Video – –


  • CPU – 1.4GHz Octa-core Cortex-A53
  • Chipset – Qualcomm MSM8940 Snapdragon 435 (Y1 Lite with Snapdragon 425)
  • GPU – Adreno 505 (Y1 Lite with Adreno 308)
  • OS – Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Custom user interface – MIUI 9.0


  • RAM – 4GB (Y1 Lite with 2GB)
  • Storage – 64GB
  • Memory card slot – MicroSD (up to 256GB)


  • USB – MicroUSB 2.0
  • Bluetooth – 4.2 (A2DP, LE)
  • WLAN – Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (hotspot, direct)
  • NFC – –


  • FM radio – Yes
  • Loudspeaker – Yes
  • 3.5mm jack – Yes
  • Infrared port – –


  • Sensors – Fingerprint (rear-mounted) , accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass


  • Type – Non-removable Li-Ion
  • Capacity – 3080mAh
  • Charging time – –
  • Fast charging – –
  • Wireless charging – –
  • Standby – 240hrs
  • Talk time – 32hrs
  • Music play – 75hrs
  • Battery life – –
  • Endurance rating – –


  • Type – Bar
  • Bezel – Yes


  • Variety – Gold, dark grey, silver, rose gold


  • Charger – Yes
  • USB – Yes
  • User manual – Yes
  • Pin – –
  • Protector case – –
  • Protector film – –
  • Warranty – –


  • KSh – 10,000


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