Xiaomi is now the number two smartphone vendor in India, and a lot of the credit goes to the Redmi smartphones. Xiaomi has redefined the configuration of the phones in budget segment with it’s Redmi series phones. Xiaomi started to give the best configurations in the budget segment and that was the real key of their success in Indian smartphones market. In 2014, They introduced Redmi 1s in India, It was a huge hit, in fact some peoples are still using that device for it’s awesome performance in processing, camera, battery etc. Later they released Redmi 2, Redmi 2 prime, Redmi 3s, Redmi 3s prime in budget segment and all of the phones got good response and were sold in minutes by their “Flash sale” technique.
Now, Xiaomi has came up with their new budget device, Xiaomi Redmi 4A. Like with other Redmi phones, Xiaomi’s focus is on budget pricing and offering good specifications, something you won’t always find at this price point. Redmi 4A is priced at Rs 5,999 and there will be two colours being introduced with Redmi 4A in India: Gold and Dark Grey.
Planning to buy Redmi 4A ? Is this is a good option? Lets check it.
5-inch HD LCD IPS display (720p resolution)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor at 1.4Ghz
Adreno 308 GPU
16GB storage (expandable to 128GB)
13MP rear camera
5MP front camera
3120 mAh battery
Android 6.0 with MIUI 8
Price : Rs. 5999
Xiaomi Redmi 4A: In Details
Build and Design
Redmi 4A looks like a lot of the other Redmi phones. The phone has a plastic unibody design similar to Redmi 3S, which had a metal uni-body at Rs 6,999. Still the Redmi 4A provides a good grip, and is designed well. There’s a 13MP rear camera on the back, and the speakers are placed at the bottom back of the device. Redmi 4A has a micro-USB port for charging at the bottom with primary mic. The main surprising thing is There’s an IR blaster on the top of the device. IR blaster will help us to control our household electronics like TV’s, AC’s , set top boxes etc with your phone. Front camera is 5MP.
The Redmi 4A features a 5-inch HD (720×1280-pixel) display and boasts of a 296ppi pixel density. The display is vivid, and colour reproduction is adequate. The screeen should perform correctly under direct sunlight. Text and images appear sharp while videos look good. The Redmi 4A offers a Reading mode which makes colours easier on the eyes, and also allows colour temperature adjustment through the Settings app.
The smartphone is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor clocked at 1.4GHz, with integrated Adreno 308 graphics. It has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage which can be expanded using a microSD card (up to 128GB). Apart from 4G with VoLTE, the Redmi 4A supports Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, GPS/AGPS, and GLONASS. It does handle most of the daily apps easily like WhatsApp, Google Maps, Facebook, Gmail, etc. You can even run games like Asphalt 8, Lara Croft Run etc. Hardcore gaming might not be the strength of this device, but it doesn’t heat up as the phone’s body is made up of plastic.
Storage and OS
The phone has an hybrid sim slot, which means you can insert 2 sims at once or 1 sim and 1 micro sd card at once. Redmi 4A is having 16GB internal storage. 16GB is indeed an upgrade from the Redmi 1S, and it is also the industry standard at the moment, But yes, they have provided external memory support for the device. The Redmi 4A runs on MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. MIUI now supports 13 Indian languages including Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Marathi, Assamese, and Bengali.
The device has a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED Flash, a f/2.2 aperture on its back, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies. There are different modes including Panorama, Timer, Audio, Manual, Straighten, Beautify, HHT and scene. The camera performs very well and picture quality is good.
The smartphone boasts a 3120mAh battery, which gives some respectable backup. The device can last a day or so with a single charge
At Rs. 5,999, the Redmi 4A offers a lot of features, especially VoLTE support. Camera performance is decent, and the poly carbonate body, 3120mAh battery, and software are all satisfactory. The Redmi 4A seems to be targeted at first-time smartphone buyers, and for that audience, it seems like a decent option. Xiaomi’s Redmi 4A is a very capable phone for its budget price. At Rs 5,999, it delivers on performance, specifications, and is a compact and easy to use phone. If budget is really tight, and you can’t spare more than Rs 6,000, Redmi 4A is the option.