Comparison: Xiaomi RedMi 1S Vs Android One

first_imgThe Indian budget smartphone market is heating up day by day with ultra affordable, feature rich smartphones flooding a highly lucrative market. Among devices that have created the most splash are Xiaomi’s Mi3 and RedMi 1S, which have been overwhelmingly scarce, and proportionally high in demand. Yesterday, Google announced the first set of Android One devices and the Micromax Canvas A1 was quick to sell out on Amazon India. We’re rounding up the two most talked about device ranges and comparing what’s on offer.RedMi 1S vs Android One…here we go!Computing powerThe new Android One devices for now sport a 1.3Ghz quad core Mediatek processor with 1GB RAM while the RedMi 1S comes with a slightly bumped 1.6GHz quad core Qualcomm processor also coupled with 1GB RAM. Both devices are dual-SIM equipped. Operating system Xiaomi provides users with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with its own MIUI layer on top. Google on the other hand has pushed the latest 4.4 KitKat flavor running on stock to provide a no-frills, high performance experience.DisplayMicromax, Spice and Karbonn have offered 4.5 inch IPS screens in their devices with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels with no additional screen protection while Xiaomi’s offering comes with 4.7 inch 1280 x720P,  scratch resistant Dragontail panel.CameraAndroid One devices sport a 5MP primary camera, with full HD video recording which is offset by the 8MP Exmor R CMOS shooter on the RedMi 1S. While the RedMi has the edge down back, Android One phones trump the RedMi’s 1.6MP front camera with their 2MP shooter.advertisementStorageXiaomi has provided 8GB of inbuilt storage in the RedMi 1S which can be taken to 64GB via microSD. In comparison the Android One devices come with 4GB internal storage and 32GB microSD support. Battery and PricingThe Android One devices we saw yesterday come equipped with a 1700mAh battery and can be purchased in the Rs. 6k-7k range. RedMi 1S packs a 2000mAh battery and can be had (if one manages to) for Rs. 5,999.last_img