Comparison: Redmi 4 vs Redmi 3s vs Redmi 4A; Who is the King among Redmi series?

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Xiaomi today has launched the successor of Redmi 3s at the event in New Delhi. To be honestly there is nothing new in Redmi 4 in comparison to Redmi 3s just a little bit tweak and here and there and your new Redmi 4 is ready.

With the addition of new Redmi 4 in Xiaomi portfolio there is a chance of confusion to erupt in the buyer’s mind that’s why we bring out Redmi 4, the Redmi 3s, and Redmi 4A in a fair comparison to tell you what is different and who is the best to be crowned as a king.

The main difference you will find in terms of design only while both smartphones feature a metal unibody design but the Redmi 3s Prime comes with a flat screen same goes for Redmi 4A whereas Xiaomi has added a 2.5D curved glass on the Redmi 4. With this addition, the Redmi 4 looks a lot like the Redmi Note 4. The other change in Redmi 4 you’ll notice that it comes with bottom firing speaker compare to rear speaker present in Redmi 3s.

Xiaomi has upgraded the Redmi 4 processor from Qualcomm’s 64-bit Snapdragon 430 in Redmi 3s to a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 435 octa-core SoC. Its still not clear whether the Redmi 4 16GB Variant will support Fingerprint Sensor or not but we things it’s going to support it as Redmi 4A is already present with the unsupported FP sensor then why will buyer spend Rs 1,000 more on Redmi 4 that too without fingerprint sensor. (UPDATE: Yes 16GB Variants comes with Fingerprint sensor)


DISPLAY

Redmi 4

Redmi 3s

Redmi 4A

Screen size (inches) 5.00 5.00 5.00    
Touchscreen Yes Yes Yes    
Resolution 720×1280 pixels 720×1280 pixels 720×1280 pixels    
Pixels per inch (PPI) 296 296    
HARDWARE    
Processor 1.4GHz octa-core 1.1GHz octa-core 1.4GHz quad-core  
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Qualcomm Snapdragon 425  
RAM 2GB/3GB/4GB 2GB/3GB 2GB  
Internal storage 16GB/32GB/64GB 16GB/32GB 16GB  
Expandable storage Yes Yes Yes  
Expandable storage type microSD microSD microSD  
Expandable storage up to (GB) 128 128 128
CAMERA
Rear camera 13-megapixel 13-megapixel 13-megapixel
Flash Yes Yes Yes
Front camera 5-megapixel 5-megapixel 5-megapixel
SOFTWARE
Operating System Android 6.0.1 Android 6.0.1 Android 6.0.1
Skin MIUI 8 MIUI 7 MIUI 8
CONNECTIVITY
Wi-Fi Yes Yes Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n
GPS Yes Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.10 Yes, v 4.10 Yes, v 4.10
NFC No No No
Infrared Yes Yes Yes
Headphones 3.5mm 3.5mm 3.5mm
FM No Yes No
Number of SIMs 2 2 2
SIM1
SIM Type Micro-SIM Micro-SIM Micro-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM GSM GSM
3G Yes Yes Yes
4G/LTE Yes Yes Yes
SIM2
SIM Type Micro-SIM Micro-SIM Micro-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM GSM GSM
3G Yes Yes Yes
4G/LTE Yes Yes Yes
BATTERY 4100mAh 4100mAh 3120mAh
SENSORS
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes Yes Yes
Proximity sensor Yes Yes Yes
Accelerometer Yes Yes Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes Yes Yes
Barometer No No No
Fingerprint Scanner Yes Yes No

VERDiCT

Not to worry your confusion will be flash away as Xiaomi is planning to discontinue the Xiaomi 3s so you will be left behind with Redmi 4 and that quite a good thing as of now the Redmi 4 is toughest contender for the King crowned for me compare to Redmi 3s and Redmi 4A. If you are a proud owner of Redmi 3s then you don’t need to upgrade to Redmi 4 as there is nothing new to upgrade it other than more ram and storage.  The camera is pretty same present in Redmi 3s.

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The base variant with 16GB storage and 2GB RAM is priced at Rs 6,999. The mid-variant with 32GB storage and 3GB RAM is priced at Rs 8,999, while the top-model with 64GB storage and 4GB RAM is priced at Rs 10,999. The new smartphone will go on sale on May 23 via Amazon India and mi.com


Shashank is an experienced technology blogger. He studies management but his heart lies in technology & Gadgets. He is basically Creative in Nature and his one of favorite thing is doing Shopping & Capturing Nature closely whenever he gets the free time
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