Xiaomi Redmi 4 price in India starts from Rs. 6,999.
It measures 139.30 x 69.90 x 8.65 (height x width x thickness) and weigh 150.00 grams.
The Xiaomi Redmi 4 is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Micro-SIM and Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, Infrared, USB OTG, 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope.
Redmi 4 (Black, 32 GB)
- 12.7 centimeters (5-inch) display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution and 293 ppi pixel density
- Android v6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system with up to 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 octa core processor with Adreno 505 GPU, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal memory expandable up to 128GB and dual SIM (micro+nano) dual-standby (4G+4G)
- 4100mAH lithium-ion battery providing talk-time of 36 hours and standby time of 432 hours
- 1 year manufacturer warranty for device and 6 months manufacturer warranty for in-box accessories including batteries from the date of purchase
With a unibody metal construction, the Redmi 4 follows the design language of Redmi Note 4. There are curved edges with a curved 2.5D glass on the front which aids the ergonomics. The highlight of the design is of course the compact form factor owing to the 5-inch display. It fits quite well in one’s palms and single-handed usage is a breeze.
The build quality is excellent and it feels solid, and the matte black variant looks great and gives a very premium feel.
However, the three capacitive buttons behind the display are not backlit. It is disorienting at first, but you impulsively know where your thumb needs to go after a few days of usage.
The Redmi 4 might be a budget phone but there’s no compromise on the aesthetics. In fact, with this outing – like before – the company sets the standards for what affordable smartphones should look and feel like in 2017.
The HD display nevertheless looks fantastic in terms of color reproduction and viewing angles. The images and text looks sharp, and it is clearly one of the best displays on smartphones in this price segment. Maintaining a perfect balance, it is a crisp and vivid display without the colors looking oversaturated.
The mid variant that I used for this review had just over 25 GB free memory out-of-the box.
The Snapdragon 435 is a pretty snappy chip, and the Redmi 4 chugs along nicely in daily usage. In my three weeks of usage, I haven’t really encountered any sluggishness or lags. One of the impressive things is that even while gaming, the phone did not get hot.
The 4,100 mAh battery on the Redmi 4 saves you from the constant battery anxiety. A day and a half on a single charge is easily manageable for most casual users which is impressive really. Even on moderate to higher usage, the phone managed to offer more than a day of battery life.
Just like the Redmi Note 4, the Redmi 4 packs in an IR blaster that you can configure to use your phone as a remote control for several electronic appliances at your home. The fingerprint scanner located at the back is quite good, and apart from authentication, can also be used to take photos, especially those selfies.
The dual SIM smartphone features a hybrid slot, so essentially, you can either use two SIM cards or one SIM card and one microSD card. If you need to use two SIMs and are a content hog, maybe you’d like to opt for the top variant that offers 64 GB internal storage.
Outdoors in daylight, the phone really surprises with details it manages to capture and overall clarity. Even the macro shots and close-up portraits turn out to be great. The PDAF works quite well and the camera focuses on subjects in a snap.
In low light, the camera manages to click some decent shots, but there’s a lot of noise in the pictures. Even indoors, the photos take a hit and are average at best. But this is a budget smartphone we’re talking about and it does better than what most in this segment manage to achieve.
Xiaomi deserves credit for its impressive camera algorithms that makes the Redmi 4 a fast and dependable shooter.
The 5-megapixel front-facing camera manages decent selfies that are good enough for social sharing. There’s nothing special there, although most would not expect that anyway.
The Redmi 4 runs MIUI 8 on top of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. MIUI is Xiaomi’s proprietary customization layer on top of Android. It is heavily skinned, and a totally different UI altogether than stock Android.
My biggest grouse with this phone is that it runs Android Marshmallow in the second quarter of 2017. Xiaomi does offer a beta version of Android 7.0 Nougat for users interested in testing the same, and expectedly it would be released to the general public soon enough.
Thankfully though, MIUI 8 is one of the better Android skins out there and has a lot of fans. There’s evident attention to detail and unlike most skins from Chinese players, the user experience is polished and quite cohesive.
|In The Box||Handset, USB Cable, Adapter, SIM Tray Remover Pin, User Guide, Warranty Card|
|Model Name||Redmi Note 4|
|SIM Type||Dual Sim|
|Hybrid Sim Slot||Yes|
|Additional Content||2GB RAM|
|Sound Enhancements||One Speaker (Bottom Opening), Active Noise Cancellation|
|Display Size||5.5 inch|
|Resolution||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Resolution Type||Full HD|
|Other Display Features||Contrast Ratio: 1000:1, 2.5D Glass, 72% NTSC color Gamut, Night Display, Reading Mode, Color Temperature Adjustment|
|OS & Processor Features|
|Operating System||Android Marshmallow 6.0.1|
|Processor Type||Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 64-bit|
|Processor Core||Octa Core|
|Processor Clock Speed||2 GHz|
|Operating Frequency||GSM - 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz; WCDMA - 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz; 4G LTE (TDD) - B40, LTE (FDD) - B3 / B5|
|Memory & Storage Features|
|Internal Storage||32 GB|
|Expandable Storage||128 GB|
|Supported Memory Card Type||microSD|
|Memory Card Slot Type||Hybrid Slot|
|Call Log Memory||Yes|
|Primary Camera Available||Yes|
|Primary Camera Features||f2.0 Aperture, 0.1s Ultra-fast PDAF, CMOS Camera, 1.12 micrometre Larger Pixels, 720p at 120 fps Slow-motion Video Recording, 5p Lens Element, Backside illumination (BSI) Technology|
|Secondary Camera Available||Yes|
|Secondary Camera Features||f2.0 Aperture, Face Recognition, 1080p Full HD Video Recording, Smart and Pro Beautify|
|Full HD Recording||Yes|
|Video Recording Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Frame Rate||30 fps|
|Network Type||4G VOLTE, 3G|
|Supported Networks||4G LTE, 4G LTE|
|Internet Connectivity||4G, 3G, Wi-Fi|
|Micro USB Port||Yes|
|Wi-Fi Version||802.11 b/g/n|
|Audio Jack||3.5 mm|
|Map Support||Google Maps|
|SIM Size||Micro SIM and Nano SIM|
|User Interface||MIUI 8|
|Graphics PPI||401 PPI|
|Internal Memory||32 GB|
|Sensors||Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, E-Compass, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Hall Sensor|
|Upgradable Operating System||Android - Nougat|
|Other Features||RAM Type: LPDDR3, Metal Back with Polished Antenna Lines, Fingerprint Scanner|
|Audio Formats||AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, AMR, FLAC|
|Video Formats||MP4, M4V, MKV, XVID, Supports H.265, H.264, H.263, MPEG4|
|Battery & Power Features|
|Battery Capacity||4100 mAh|
|Warranty Summary||1 Year for Mobile & 6 Months for Accessories|