Xiaomi Redmi 4 is the Samurai Jack of all; with Stunning Display and Mammoth battery figures at Just Rs 6,999
Xiaomi already got the crown King of the budget segment Smartphone while Redmi Note 4 taking care of mid-budget segment of phones whereas Redmi 4A taking care of Ultra-budgets phones and in between them to polish its crown further Xiaomi introduced a new Samurai of the Smartphones dubbed as “Redmi 4” that too in Matte Black finish texture.
The Redmi 4 Priced between Rs 6,999 and Rs 10,999. In the budget segment, its replaces the Redmi 3S Prime as its Successor.
Xiaomi Redmi 4; Design
In terms of Design, Xiaomi Redmi 4 is class apart – the first thing that attracts you is it 2.5D curve Display, its mesmerizes you with its beauty & charm and from any angle, its doesn’t look like a budget segment phone and that too under Rs 10k (duh!). While at the back you get unibody metal design with curved edges. The buttons on the side are decent and overall build quality is quite solid. But what bothers me is the black metal body which attracts smudges and fingerprint at the back and they are quite visible all day.
On the top you’ll find the 3.5mm headphone jack and beside it, you’ll find the IR Blaster on the left side there are volume rocker keys and the power/lock button and the bottom consists of bottom firing speaker and a micro USB port in the middle of it.
Xiaomi Redmi 4; Display
The Redmi 4 flaunts a 5-inch HD (720p) IPS display, though there is no Full HD due to which picture looks dull but still the display performs exceptionally well with Vivid color, the picture looks sharp in 2.5D curved as it gives new texture to the picture and video played on Redmi 4. The display features a smudge & Splash-resistant oleophobic coating so you don’t need to clean the screen again-again not even when sweat.
Xiaomi Redmi 4; Performance
Underneath it, you’ll get 64-bit Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 435 SoC processor that has each of its cores clocked at 1.4GHz our Redmi 4 Retail unit comes with 3GB Ram and 32GB Storage which performed very well. The apps fire up quickly and we have tested it with few games like Asphalt, Nova legacy in high graphic and it played without lag ya but the screen is quite slippery due to oleophobic coating, though its not a phone for gamers as you tends to go with higher games like – Modern Combat 5, Need for Speed, 6 Guns you’ll notice the frame drops and stutters while playing and would also not have satisfactory gaming experience in 720p Display. Xiaomi has focused more on the battery side with the Redmi 4.
Xiaomi Redmi 4; Camera
The Xiaomi Redmi 4 camera is not at par as it used to be with Redmi series, the smartphone is equipped with a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash which can take a good picture in the outdoor but becomes below average when you move to indoors thanks to PDAF which helps in quickly focussing on subjects. The detailing and color reproduction is quite good in broad daylights, its performs very well. The Selfie 5Mp camera is same as Redmi 3s.
Xiaomi Redmi 4; Battery
The main USP of Redmi 4 is its battery without any doubt. The 4100mAh battery gets you cover all day long with heavy or moderate usage. We have tested the Redmi 4 battery under Ultra Heavy usage (I repeat Ultra-Heavy) which means continuous use of Redmi 4 for 2 hours while the 4G Mobile Data on- 70% brightness-heavy gaming for half hours-facebook surfing-WhatsApp-Youtube 4K video playing-Calling too which results in 15% battery drop in 2 hours and no heating whatsoever which is quite good if you are ultra-heavy users then it will easily last upto 8-10 hours. It doesn’t comes with fast charging which is quite a disappointment.
Other Feature: The Redmi 4 comes with a hybrid SIM slot, letting you either go for dual SIMs or one SIM and microSD card upto 128GB. Connectivity options include 4G with VoLTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11n, USB OTG support, Bluetooth 4.1 and GPS.
At the back, you’ll find the fingerprint scanner which quickly read your fingerprint and unlocks it instantly and is also quite useful when clicking photos – especially selfies. While the Redmi 4 runs on Android Marshmallow-based MIUI 8.2.
Xiaomi Redmi 4 is the combination of P 3 – Power, Performance & Premium of all that too in the affordable category
The Redmi 4 is a blend of Redmi 3s and Redmi Note 4, where few things remain same as Redmi 3s and some developed further similarly like Redmi Note 4. While it is certainly better valued than the Redmi 4A, which lacks some basic features like fingerprint sensors and metal bodies. There is no looking back with Redmi 4 if you are okay with 5-inch Screen and doesn’t want to stretch your budget and wants a power packed Smartphone with long battery life and which can add charm in your personality with its premium looks that there is nothing like Xiaomi Redmi 4. It’s a Samurai Jack of all budget Smartphones.
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