Last week, Xiaomi had introduced the Redmi 4 phone. The phone is the replacement to Redmi 3s, a budget phone which Xiaomi launched last year.
Recently, Xiaomi announced that it sold 3.4+ million units of Redmi 3S. 3s is a massive hit but Xiaomi isn’t selling the phone anymore because the Chinese firm has unleashed the Redmi 4 phone.
XR4 is thicker and heavier than Redmi 3S, but it has new features and latest hardware.
OS, GPU, and display
Xiaomi Redmi 4 runs on MIUI 8 (Android M ROM). Xiaomi is working on Android Nougat ROM. The phone may get the Android N update by the end of this year.
Redmi 4 comes with the same Adreno 505 GPU as 3S. Hence, the gaming experience on the two phones will be the same.
Redmi 4 has a brighter display as compared to Redmi 3s. It also offers 2.5D glass and Corning Gorilla glass protection. The screen size and resolution are same as the 3S i.e. 5.0-inch and 1280 x 720 pixels.
The handset provides reading mode feature which makes the display eye-friendly during the nighttime by reducing the blue light rays intensity.
The Xiaomi phone features the SD 435 Qualcomm SoC. Apart from the clock speed, 4G modem, and RAM speed, there is no major difference between the two Qualcomm processors. The two SoCs are based on 28nm technology and have eight cores.
SD 435 powered phones have download speeds of 300 Mbps, thanks to the latest X9 LTE modem. SD 430 SoC packed mobiles have a peak downlink speed of 150 Mbps. They have X6 modem. For more information on the two processors, please go through the Snapdragon SoC comparison table.
Redmi 4 is enabled with VoLTE support.
Xiaomi Redmi 4 variants
Redmi 4 is available in 3 versions with different RAM and ROM modules.
The cheapest version of XR4 costs 6999 Rs. It comes with 16GB storage and 2GB RAM.
The next variant of Redmi 4 costs 8999 and it carries 3GB RAM and 32GB storage hardware.
The costliest version of XR4 is priced at 10999 INR. It has 64GB ROM and 4GB RAM.
Battery and camera
The latest Xiaomi phone has low-light compatible PDAF enabled 13 megapixels camera. It has beautifier app that provides 30+ great filters to enhance the selfies captured with the phone’s 5MP front camera. The phone has LED flash and especially designed aperture lenses.
Also read: Top 5 Best Android camera apps
Xiaomi Redmi 4 provides a generous 4100 mAh nonremovable battery. According to Xiaomi, R4 offers 36 hours talk-time. If you’ll play Android games, R4’s battery will last for up to 13 hours.
SIM, design, and sensors
Redmi 4 features two SIM slots. The phone doesn’t include a dedicated MicroSD reader. It supports 128GB MicroSD cards and has a fast fingerprint sensor.
The Xiaomi mobile has an infrared sensor (IR Blaster). It also offers proximity, accelerometer, ambient light and gyroscope sensors.
The phone supports H.264, H.265 file formats. You can also play MP3, MP4, FLAC, WAV, APE files with it.
When it comes to design, the latest Xiaomi device resembles Redmi Note 4. It has a stylish and shiny uni-metal chassis.
Xiaomi Redmi 4 offers
Vodafone: The telecom operator will offer 45GB free data to the buyers of Redmi 4 phone.
GoiBibo: If you travel long distances often, you can get a discount of up to 4000 to 5000 on flight tickets and hotels with GoiBibo.
The Xiaomi Redmi 4 is available for purchase on Amazon India portal in black and gold color option. You can also buy the phone from MI India website.
The next sale will take place on Tuesday, 30th May 2017.