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Redmi 4A Review

The chinese company Xiaomi has already achieved a tremendous success by selling over millions units of Redmi Note 4 within 45 days of its launch. The company believes to keep the same growth with the Redmi 4A. Redmi 4A is built with various features such as 13-megapixel rear camera and VoLTE to the budget segment. You can find complete Redmi 4A review here.

Design

The most important part to notice when holding Xiaomi Redmi 4A is that the body is polycarbonate but it looks a lot like metal. Redmi 4A is easy to use within your palm because of its relatively small 5-inch screen. At the bottom of the smartphone, we can find a charging port and at the top of the smartphone a 3.5mm audio jack and infrared emitter. To right side of the smartphone, we can find the volume and power button and hybrid SIM slot on the left of the smartphone.

Redmi 4A Back

The smartphone is designed with small curved edges and the rear panel has a matte finish and easy to grip. Redmi 4A is somewhat around the 130 grams and it is the lightest Redmi smartphone ever with 8.5mm thickness. The smartphone is launched in three different colors – Gold, Rose Gold and Dark Grey.

Redmi 4A left side

Redmi 4A doesn’t have fingerprint sensor and it can be considered by looking at its cost. The Xiaomi Redmi 4A micro-USB cable, a charger, user guide, warranty card and SIM eject tool. One thing that could disappoints it’s users is that the retails box do not includes a headset.

Specifications

Starting with its processor, Redmi 4A is boosted with quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor driven by 1.4GHz and desegregated Adreno 308 graphics. Though the device has 16GB internal storage, it can still be expanded upto 128GB using microSD card and fitted with 2GB RAM. The Xiaomi Redmi 4A comes with a 5-inch HD display and possess 296ppi pixel density.

Redmi 4A features with Reading mode which adjusts the color temperature using the settings app and makes it easier for the eyes to read. With a non-removable 3120maH battery, the company states that it can deliver a 7 days of standby time. Checking into connectivity features, Redmi 4A offers Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, GPS/AGPS, and GLONASS.

The Xiaomi Redmi 4A runs on MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and it supports 13 indian languages which includes Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Marathi, Assamese, and Bengali. Redmi 4A is built with many features of previous Redmi phones which include Dual Apps features and Second Space. The Redmi 4A also lets users to take scrolling screenshot for example a image of an entire web page could be saved which doesn’t fit in the screen. Few other features includes One-Handed mode which shrinks the display to one corner of the screen, the hovering Quick Ball button which provides quick shortcuts, Child Mode that lets user to lock apps.

The hybrid dual-SIM slot will let you insert one Micro-SIM and either a nano-SIM or microSD at a time. When two SIM cards are used, the primary slot will support 4G calls and data while Secondary SIM will support 2G only.

Redmi 4A comes with a Themes app which has huge of collection of wallpapers, ringtones and fonts, some are free and some are paid. With improved dialler app, it also shows caller ID by default in MIUI 8. It also includes an important app called Mi Mover app which lets you to move data from one Mi phone to another Mi phone. There are apps which are pre-installed in it such as Facebook, Amazon Kindle, WPS Office, Makemytrip, and Flipkart. There are enough not needed apps including Scanner, Mi Community, and Mi Picks.

Redmi 4A Right Side

Performance

On performance note, Redmi 4A made us happy with its overall performance. It has good stability in multitasking and didn’t lag when multiple apps were used. Though 5-inch screen was not enough still we loved videos streaming and movies on Redmi 4A. In the process of testing, we found that there was approx 900MB of memory was available at any time and it made us feel more could be much better.

With the given price tag, Redmi 4A loudspeaker comes out to be loud enough to fill a small room. As the Redmi 4A box doesn’t contain a earphone, so we used our own earphone and the sound was quite good enough to hear. The smartphone also has audio tweaking option in the settings app.

With the infrared emitter, Redmi 4A allows users to control various appliances at Home and works well with a variety of AC’s, set-top boxes and TVs. Users gets approximately 10GB of usage space out of the 16GB on board storage which means users must be dependent on expandable memory.

Out of all features, the biggest feature is that it supports VoLTE and it worked well even in areas with low signals. The non-removable 3120mAh battery impressed us by its long lasting battery life. With multiple apps and heavy real-world usage, Redmi 4A lasted easily for almost a day without using power saver mode.

Verdict

The Xiaomi Redmi 4A surely increases the pole for smartphones and expects to be popular within the market at this price level. Redmi 4A offers many features at INR 5,999 which includes VoLTE, polycarbonate body, good camera performance, 3120mAh battery, etc. Overall Redmi 4A is good smartphone to buy at a low budget with all features. We give it rating 8 out 10 based on our Redmi 4A review.

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