Redmi 4 Full Phone Specifications and First Impressions

The Chinese Giant Xiaomi is back once again with their new Smartphone Launch in India. The device is named the Redmi 4. Again, it is a budget smartphone, even cheaper than the Redmi Note 4. This variant can be considered equivalent to the Redmi 3s and 3s Prime that launched last year, which was even cheaper than the Redmi Note 3.

The first things to say is that even now, the popularity of their last year’s budget models have not gone down. Still, Redmi 3S Prime is considered one of the cheapest fully featured handset one can possibly live with.

But its good to see that Xiaomi has worked on bringing even better smartphone models at equivalent pricing point. They have truly understood the potential of the Indian market. However, one thing still hurts, that they launch old models in their Indian market. These were already released in the Chinese market months ago.

Well, let’s check out other details about the Phone.

Redmi 4 Specifications:

To say, in short, the Redmi 4 is a 5-inch device with a weight of 150gm, and having the dimensions of 139.24mm x 69.96mm x 8.65mm.

The 5 inch Screen comes with an HD Display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection, 450nit high brightness, resolution of 1280 x 720, 1000:1 contrast ratio and 72% NTSC color gamut.

It also has a Night display with a Reading mode that reduces harmful blue light rays. It also supports Colour temperature adjustment.

It runs on Snapdragon 435 chipset with a 1.4 GHz Octa-core Processor and Adreno 505 GPU.

It will be offered in 3 variants: 2GB+16GB, 3GB+32GB and 4GB+64GB.

The rear camera is 13MP with a 5-element lens, ƒ/2.0 aperture, PDAF support, Low light enhancement, HDR, Panorama, Burst mode, Face recognition and Real-time filters.The front camera is 5MP with Beautify with 36 smart beauty profiles with real-time beautify, ƒ/2.2 large aperture, Selfie countdown, Face recognition and Real-time filters.

The front camera is 5MP with Beautify with 36 smart beauty profiles with real-time beautify, ƒ/2.2 large aperture, Selfie countdown, Face recognition and Real-time filters.

It has a hybrid sim slot that supports a Micro sim and a Nano sim or a micro SD Card. The battery inside is of 4100mah capacity.

Lastly, It has a fingerprint sensor on the back.

Specification

Launch

Announced: May, 2017

Current Status: Available

Release Date: 16th May 2017

Body

Dimension: 139.24mm x 69.96mm x 8.65mm

Weight: 150g

Build: 12.7cm (5) HD display, Corning Gorilla Glass protection 450nit high-brightness 1280 x 720 resolution 1000:1 contrast ratio 72% NTSC color gamut Night display Reading mode, reduces harmful blue light rays Colour temperature adjustment

No of Supported Sim: 2

SIM Type: Micro Sim

Colors: Gold, Black

SAR Value:

Display

Display Type: HD

Screen Size: 5

Screen To Body Ratio: 0

Resolution: 1280x720

Screen Density: 0

Multitouch

Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass

Hardware

Chipset: Snapdragon

Chipset Details: 435

CPU: 1.4 GHz

CPU Cores: Octa Core

GPU: Adreno 505

RAM: 2GB

Battery:

Memory

External: 256GB

Internal: 16GB

Camera

Rear Camera: 13

Rear Camera Features: 5-element lens, ƒ/2.0 aperture PDAF supported Low light enhancement HDR Panorama Burst mode Face recognition Real-time filters

Secondary Rear Camera:

Secondary Rear Camera Features:

Video: 1080p/720p video, 30fps

Front Camera: 5

Front Camera Features: Beautify with 36 smart beauty profiles with real-time beautify ƒ/2.2 large aperture Selfie countdown Face recognition Real-time filters

Secondary Front Camera:

Secondary Front Camera Features:

Sound

Alert Types:

Loudspeaker

3.5mm Jack

Cellular Networks

Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE

2G Bands: GSM B3 (1800MHz), B8 (900MHz)

3G Bands: WCDMA 900 / 2100MHz

4G Bands: FDD LTE B1 / B3 / B5 TD-LTE B40 / B41

Speed:

GPRS

EDGE

Communication Networks

WLAN: 802.11 b/g/n dual-band Wi-Fi

Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.2 / Bluetooth HID

GPS:

NFC

Radio

USB: microUSB 2.0

Software

Android Version: 6.0 Marshmallow

Sensors

Fingerprint

Acclerometer

Gyro

Proximity

Ambient Light Sensor

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Redmi 4 First Impression:

8.3 Total Score
Redmi 4: Is it Worth?

200% Worth. Redmi knows how to play and what to play in the Indian Market. It's a great choice for budget users who wants to enjoy a smooth and sexy mobile with all the necessary features. The only downside may be the lack of Stock Android, but well, you cannot expect everything in a tight budget. Three Redmi Symbolic things I liked the most is the inclusion of Fingerprint Sensor, the IR Blaster, and VoLTE native support.

Body
8
Camera
8
Battery
9
Hardware
7.5
Software
8
Value for Money
9
PROS
  • Inclusion of Fingerprint Sensor. Last year in Redmi 3S Variant, the Fingerprint Sensor was missing. I am glad that they included it.
  • 4100mah Battery: Due to the 5inch Screen Size, this will power the device even better
  • IR Blaster: Something Redmi packs with all their devices. A very important time saver, which other brands totally ignore.
  • Native VoLTE Support: You can use Jio Sim
CONS
  • 16GB Internal Memory: Its too short. They could have altered the price a bit and started with 32GB
  • Lack of Stock Android: Not a Problem for me, MIUI is a compact rom on its own, smooth, but I still love the Material Design
  • Snapdragon 430 Processor: Similar to last year's Redmi 3S, I hoped for an Upgraded one.
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Last Words:

The Redmi 4 will be available via Flash Sale on Mi.com and Amazon India starting 23rd May. But if you stay in Bangalore, you can also buy it offline from their Mi Home offline store, Chennai. Soon more Mi Homes will be set up at Mumbai, Delhi, and Hyderabad. So, it won’t be as much hard like it was for their other devices, to grab them during the flash sales.

Thanks for reading this post on Redmi 4. Do share it with your friends. If you have any other queries regarding the device, feel free to comment below. I will be happy to help you out.

That’s all for now. I will soon be back with another interesting update.

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Nirmal Sarkar is a BTech Engineering Student from the city of Joy, Kolkata. He is a part time blogger, and likes to write web articles on Android Stuffs and latest Freebies.

2 Comments
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    Dixit Dhinakaran May 17, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    Great share buddy! Love the Xiaomi 😛

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