Xiaomi Redmi 4A - opinion & review | Mi India

Xiaomi has launched the Redmi 4A  in India and will go on sale at 12pm on March 23 at a price of Rs. 5999 exclusively on Amazon India.

Originally, Xiaomi Redmi 4A was launched in three color variants – Gold, Rose Gold and Dark Grey. However, on March 23, only the Gold and Dark Grey variant will be available for sale. The Rose Gold variant of Xiaomi Redmi 4A is expected to go on sale via Mi.com on April 6

Xiaomi Redmi 4A was launched globally in November 2016, however, it had not been launched in India.

Box Pack

Redmi 4A box pack contains handset, SIM tray Pin, user manual, warranty card, data cable and travel charger 5V/1A. SAR Value : 0.596 W/Kg.

No earphones included in the box for that you can choose a better one from here.

Design, Display and OS

The Redmi 4A is packed inside a plastic body, with metallic finishing. Build is very good considering the price. But the best thing I liked is the dimensions and weight. It fits perfectly in my palm and the weight is just about 130 grams.


 

This is a dual SIM (Hybrid) handset you can use Micro SIM + micro SD card / Nano SIM. 4G with VoLTE is supported. Even though this handset is priced at just Rs. 5,999 but for this price it is packed with impressive features found usually on premium phones.

There is LED notification you can even change colors. Talking about sensors there accelerometer, proximity, light, magnetic, gyro and step counter. You can use Mi Fit app and the handset can track your steps (monitor your limited physical activities – steps only). The handset also comes with IR sensor that can be used to control your TV, AC, etc.

 

Memory and Storage

Redmi 4A comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM. On first boot you will get about 900MB free RAM and about 10GB free space. OTG works you can connect external Pen Drives.

 

Performance

The 4A is powered by Snapdragon 425 64 bit quad core processor clocked at 1.4GHz with Adreno 308 GPU. Performance is smooth, but when it comes to gaming, performance is not that smooth in high quality mode. Also handset heats up less – max battery temperature I encountered was 38 degrees.

 

Benchmark

Quadrant : 16613

AnTuTu : 36168 / 2515 2nd time – 3594 / 2511

Nenamark 2 : 59.6fps

Disk Speed :  144 MB/s read / 77 MB/s write

Multi Touch : 10 point

Gaming performance

I played 3 games. Bullet Force worked smoothly no issues, the Modern Combat 5 was clearly lagging. Asphalt 8 was playable in high visual quality mode but the game played well, more smoother in medium quality mode.


Camera

There is 13MP (f/2.2) camera on the back with LED flash support and front camera is a 5MP (f/2.2) shooter.  Camera quality is average looks good on phone but not that great on PC. The handset can shoot Full HD videos.

Others

There is no finger print sensor. This handset supports dual app wherein you can have 2 whatsapp accounts on a single phone, same with Twitter, Facebook etc.

Sound is loud and clear, no issues with networks or any other issues as such.

Battery

There is 3120 mAh non-removable battery that does a very good job. It takes less than 3 hours to charge and on a full charge you can use 4A non-stop for 6 to 9 hours with moderate to heavy usage.

Redmi 4A Battery Performance

Running Benchmark app – 17 minutes / 3% / 34 degree

  • Asphalt 8 + Bullet Force + MC5 game play – 33 minutes / 9% / 40 degree
  • FHD video playback with full brightness (WiFi /4G on) – 22 minutes / 5% / 35 degrees.

It took almost 2 hour 45 minutes to charge the handset from 4% to 100% using wall charger.

Verdict

The Redmi 4A is powerful but not for gaming user, Redmi 3S is a much better option. There is a decent price difference among these two handsets. But still Redmi 4A is a very good buy, an awesomely awesome handset for non-gamers and is the best 4G VoLTE supported handset loaded with high end feature with an affordable price tag.





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