I have had mine for a week. Delivery from Xiaomi was delayed by unspecified problems at their German warehouse.
Given the price of this phone, its construction quality is extremely high, and together with its weight makes the phone seem very solid in your hand.
The MIUI 5 overlay on Android 4.3 works without any delays or hesitation and feels very much like the Apple IOS.
Screen quality is excellent, being what Apple would call 'retina' display.
Under Settings you have a wide choice of options to play with; I have fitted mine with two SIMs (one for UK calls and one for overseas calls) and a 16Gb class 10 microsdhc card.
In my view call quality is great - based on calls within the UK and to India.
Connection to my home wireless network was easy and allows me to download apps like Skype and Roamer.
After two charges, the battery is on course to last over 3 days in standby mode.
Overall, I cannot fault this phone and hope it will last me several years.
druv, 05 Aug 2014Dkie can i know about the available ram in this phone(redmi 1s) n does it lag in daily use plz... moreThis is mid spec phone with quadcore proc...1g ram,avilable 4/300m aftar use.not the fastest not the slowest laggy sngle or dual core but if u want a better phone go for high spec 2gb ram Mi3 or mi4..1s is the better price u can get
Dkie, 30 Jul 2014Just bought it today,it not micro sim here in Brunei we had the normal mini sim card dual..3g ... moreDkie can i know about the available ram in this phone(redmi 1s) n does it lag in daily use plz do reply ...... thankyou
Today Xiaomi mi3 went 'out of stock' in just 1 second during the seond round of sale in flipkart.Imagine when this Redmi 1S arrives in flipkart for sale it will be over in like 0.001 seconds.i think you should h've atleast more than 40 mbps internet connection to order one.Lolz.....
akmal, 04 Aug 2014which version is your update?Still vrsion 4.4.2 but update from the provider to upgrad to the latest stable miui..after 2 days using i upgrad it throuh wifi,so far no poblem..dot know what the best b4 or aftar upgrad im just trying wifi is free..
Am very exited when seeing this spec.....
now am waiting to buy.....
when will you launch this mobile....????
kishan, 01 Aug 2014nice specs but worst smartphone the free ram available on this device is very less only abo... moreYes krsnan stable miui had been release.i have update it..yes u think asus is gud n go for it your choice,not same dsign n miui
nice specs but worst smartphone
the free ram available on this device is very less only about 130- 180 mb out of 875 mb
basic functionality doesnot lags but when on gaming it lags a lot
suggested if you want to have a smart fone for regular normal usage, normal gamming then go for it.
the problem with ram can be resolved if xiaomi releases another stable miui release.
battery backup is another disadvantage of this device
it only last for 2 to 3 hrs on high extensive web surfing using wifi and gamming max to max u can get it runnig for 6-8 hrs under a usage a bit above normal.
can go for it if u watch videos (1 hrs), music (1hrs), web (1 hrs) this will us up ur 65-70% battery and after that it can last for whole day if u have to only do and pickups some calls.
not recommended go for asus zenfone 4 A450cg or moto E with same price less specs but more usable and durable can last for easily 5-6 hrs under extensive gamming and about 12-15 hrs in normaal usage.
Anonymous, 30 Jul 2014thanks dear.... where did u get this from?bought it at plaza low yat , Kuala Lumpur ,Malaysia.... around RM 480...
Just bought it today,it not micro sim here in Brunei we had the normal mini sim card dual..3g n 2g yes so far install 7 apps..good