Xiaomi RedMi 1S

Ruling Indian phone/mobile market Xiaomi Mi3 and RedMi 1S release today (16th Sep 2014) on Flipkart.com
The two phones have created a reputation in a very short span of time all thanks to WhatsApp, Facebook, Ads, Flipkart and other media.

The social and media awareness for these two phone is incredible and is a record breaking event in itself and could be added to the Guinness or Limca book of world records.

So here’s the BIG Question : “Which budget smartphone should you buy?”
My answer would be: “I need everything that’s in an iPhone and Cheap and best apps like WhatsApp, Facebook & more and the best battery life ever…!!”;

Last night I was just reading an article that said:
“40000 units of the Redmi 1S will go on sale on Tuesday in the third flash sale on Flipkart.” (@NDTV)

So I too wanted to get ahead of the action and registered on Flipkart site (You need to register and get an invite via email to buy this product).

I even saw my friends and others registering to the site with multiple ids only to get a chance to buy this wonderful piece of hardware.

It’s fair to do so to grab this product @ such an unbeatable price.
It’s already a huge hit in the USA and now its making its now creating a wave among Indian consumers.

Short specification of the product

Dual Sim / Snap Dragon 400 Chipset / 8 Gb Flash Memory & 32GB via microSD / 1 GB Ram / 4.7′ display / 8mp Camera / Mi Sound Hi-Fi System / On the go USB / Bluetooth & WiFi / Android Jelly Bean
(I think I covered all the specs… wow!! this is BIG)

Users were eagerly waiting to buy this mean and beautiful machine, their eyes were locked on the Website on laptops, desktops, tablets and phones.

But to their despair, the RedMi 1S was actually sold in 1 second as the name suggests “1S”.
Flipkart users were furious when they were a click away and then the site said the its “OUT OF STOCK“, it was like people lost everything and were sad to see that the product was sold so quickly.

Users were heart broken to see this page

Image by flipkart.com

Image by flipkart.com

But I think its very strange that it could go OUT OF STOCK so quickly to be more specific in 1 second.
I am not sure if this could be a negative publicity that could increase the demand for RedMi 1S more…. (we will have to wait & see!!)

But one can easily say that the Indian budget smartphone market has really brought the competition head-to-head only benefiting the end users and with ultra affordable phones at cheaper price having the best features like the top high-end phones it’s a created a BIG SPLASH in the affordable phones arena. (Hurrah!!)

You can read all about the Xiaomi RedMi 1S on their official website http://www.mi.com/my/redmi1s/ or on Flipkart http://www.flipkart.com/redmi-1s/p/itmdz6zpuatkgfjp

But I would also recommend to read more on the performance and usability of the product, and the best site for the job is NDTV Gadgets.
All of us in India have seen Gadget Guru that has given us a platform to understand the specs of the gadget in detail and in a simple format that is easily known to end-users.
To read more on Redmi1S on NDTV Gadgets: http://gadgets.ndtv.com/xiaomi-redmi-1s-1772

Screen grab from NDTV Gadgets – Xiaomi Redmi 1s

NDTV Gadgets - Xiaomi Redmi 1s

Image by NDTV Gadgets – Xiaomi Redmi 1s


** To read more on detailed comparison on Redmi 1s vs Moto E vs Zenfone 4: http://tech.firstpost.com/news-analysis/redmi-1s-vs-moto-e-vs-zenfone-4-which-budget-smartphone-should-you-buy-230706.html