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.
Announced: May, 2017
Current Status: Available
Release Date: 16th May 2017
Dimension: 139.24mm x 69.96mm x 8.65mm
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
Colors: Gold, Black
Display Type: HD
Screen Size: 5
Screen To Body Ratio: 0
Screen Density: 0
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass
Chipset Details: 435
CPU: 1.4 GHz
CPU Cores: Octa Core
GPU: Adreno 505
Rear Camera: 13
Secondary Rear Camera: 0
Rear Camera Features: 5-element lens, ƒ/2.0 aperture PDAF supported Low light enhancement HDR Panorama Burst mode Face recognition Real-time filters
Video: 1080p/720p video, 30fps
Front Camera: 5
Secondary Front Camera: 0
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
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
WLAN: 802.11 b/g/n dual-band Wi-Fi
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.2 / Bluetooth HID
USB: microUSB 2.0
Android Version: 6.0 Marshmallow
Ambient Light Sensor
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Redmi 4 First Impression:
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.
- 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
- 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.
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.
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That’s all for now. I will soon be back with another interesting update.