Last month, China’s biggest mobile phone player launched its second generation Mix Max phone - the Xiaomi Mi Max 2. This phone is the successor of the Xiaomi Mi Max, a phone which had received rave reviews from the public. At that time, the device only came with one color option which is the gold variant. It was quite disappointing for many customers, especially those who prefer a different shade to their Xiaomi phone. The gold variant wasn’t really everyone’s favorite flavor, thus affected the phone’s appeal to consumers.
There were rumors circulating on the web regarding Xiaomi launching the Mi 6 Plus alongside the Mi 6 but that didn’t happen. Not to mention, leaks associated with the Mi 6 Plus waned after the Mi 6’s release in April. Fortunately, these leaks have surfaced again online, giving Xiaomi fans hope of a launch soon.
|Release Date in Malaysia|
|Processor frequency||1.6 GHz|
|Processor family||Qualcomm Snapdragon|
|Processor model||MSM 8228|
|Processor architecture||ARM Cortex-A7|
|Display diagonal||11.9 cm (4.7")|
|Display resolution||1280 x 720 pixels|
|Display number of colours||16.78 million colours|
|Pixel density||312 ppi|
|Ports & interfaces|
|Headphone connectivity||3.5 mm|
|Weight & dimensions|
|SIM card capability||Dual SIM|
|SIM card type||MiniSIM|
|Bluetooth version||4.0 LE|
|2G bands (primary SIM)||900,1800,1900 MHz|
|3G bands supported||900,2100 MHz|
|RAM capacity||1 GB|
|Internal storage capacity||8 GB|
|Compatible memory cards||MicroSD (TransFlash)|
|Maximum memory card size||32 GB|
|Assisted GPS (A-GPS)|
|Operating system installed||Android|
|Operating system version||4.3|
|Rear camera resolution (numeric)||8 MP|
|Front camera type||Single camera|
|Front camera resolution (numeric)||1.6 MP|
|Video recording modes||1080p,720p|
|Maximum frame rate||30 fps|
|Rear camera resolution||3264 x 2448 pixels|
|Battery technology||Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)|
|Battery capacity||2000 mAh|
|Colour of product||Red|
The Redmi 1S Malaysia is Malaysia first ever entry into the smartphone competition. Despite being their pioneer device, it managed to hold up with the competition against other entry level devices in the terms of power, capacity and price.
Camera Ahead of Its Game
It boasts an 8MP primary camera, a more than good enough resolution for an entry level smartphone. On the other hand, its selfie camera is 1.6MP, producing social media friendly quality selfies. For the primary camera it can record video up to 1080p quality at 30fps, while its front is at 720p. For a shoe string price and a device that falls on the entry level category, the Redmi 1S Malaysia simply shines bright in the competition.
Above Average Entry Level Performance
In terms of power, the Redmi 1s is what you’d expect from an entry level smart phone. It is run by a Quad-core processor with 1GB RAM. This is sufficient enough to run moderate to a little below heavy amount of applications in order to stay productive at work or at play. The 1GB RAM provides enough space to run various background apps and active apps at the same time without having to lag around a lot. Also, its internal memory is 8GB but can be further expanded up to 64GB with its microSD slot of up. So, you could squeeze in enough apps and media files to satisfy your entertainment on the go needs.
HD Resolution Screen
Its screen is nothing outstanding, but it doesn’t underperform either. For a 4.7 inched screen, its 312ppi pixel density is already detailed enough to keep those pixels in check and make the screen quality look decent enough. Aside from that the screen’s resolution is set at 720x1280, giving a lot of room for images to be squeezed in to the screen.
Dual Network Operation
Its dual active standby capability allows its users to operate two sim card at the same time. Users no longer have to switch from one sim to another, because both can run at the same time on 3G.