An innovative alternative to the more common Android phones, Xiaomi phones offer all the same benefits as traditional Androids at a fraction of the cost. The Xiaomi company was founded by Lei Jun in 2010 under the premise that technology needed to enhance our lives and not cost us a fortune. The “mi” in the name of the brand stands for both mobile internet and the phone’s ability to combat through several seemingly impossible events.
Two of the latest phones on the market are the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 and the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 light. Below we have outlined the similarities and differences between the two devices to help you choose which phone is best for you so far.
Xiaomi Redmi Y1
The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 32GB is a medium-sized smartphone with a 16MP ultra-high-resolution camera on the front. The phone has a Snapdragon 64-bit Octa-core processor making the phone’s processing speed quick and efficient, and a 3080mAh battery for long lasting battery life. This Y1 comes with a 13.9-centimeter display allowing it to be operated easily with a single hand. The phone comes in either Gold or Grey and can use a Dual or Nano SIM for an added 128 GB on top of the phone’s already 32GB of ROM.
Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite
The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite also comes with a 13.9 large display but in a much lighter and slimmer design from the Redmi Y1. The lite version also has a long-lasting battery at 3080mAh which will last up to 11 days for video playback, 16 hours’ worth of gaming time, and a total of 35 hours of standard calls so far. The Snapdragon 425 processor makes this phone one of the best for gaming from basic games through more complex. The lite version comes with a micro USB connector, and the front-facing camera comes equipped with a beatify feature and face detection technology so far.
Xiaomi Redmi Y1 V.S. Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite
Both phones come with extended battery life because of the quality of the build in battery. The processing speed on both is exceptionally high but that of the Lite version makes it more adaptable to playing a variety of games and video streaming. The Lite version does not have any external card adapters while the standard Y1 allows you to add up to an additional 128MB of data. The Y1 Lite and standard are both designed to fit easily in and be operated by one hand.