Who doesn’t know Xiaomi? In few months only, the company has earned an unmatched publicity. It is best known for its Redmi series smartphones. With the arrival of Redmi series, the revolution came in the budget smartphone market. Xiaomi hit the bull’s eye by introducing best in class features on the first Redmi device, which was named Redmi Note 4G. With its arrival, an era of budget 4G smartphones started. In the Redmi series, latest one to be introduced is Redmi 4 smartphone with the launch expected in January 2017. Here, we will check this time what has Xiaomi packed in this brand-new Redmi 4.
Xiaomi Redmi 4 will be introduced in the segment of budget smartphones. The company has ensured that the customer gets the latest features at a cost-effective rate. This device will also be famous as Xiaomi Redmi 4 16GB and will come with Android 6 (Marshmallow) out of the box. There is no confirmed news whether the device will receive Android 7 (Nougat) update. Well, it’s Xiaomi, and the next move can’t be predicted. Buyers keep your fingers crossed hoping to receive the Android 7 update. Over Android 6 comes custom skin of Xiaomi, MIUI8. One of the rapidly developingskins in the geek’s world is MIUI. There are lots of fanboys out there for MIUI. Redmi 4 will be a dual SIM device with both SIM supporting GSM SIM cards. The housing of dual SIM will be in a hybrid slot. One can either insert two SIM cards or a nano SIM and a MicroSD card. Cheers Indian customers, this device will arrive with LTE support over Indian bands and also 3G and 2G. Fast unlocking lovers you can’t get fingerprint sensor at the most cost-effective rate except you buy Xiaomi Redmi 4. Those who are troubled with regular battery drain just feel relaxed because this device is enabled with quick charge facility.
Design and Display
Redmi 4 will be a 5-inch smartphone with the best in the class IPS LCD type display. The display will operate on capacitive touch, and it will be protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass. The device will weigh 156 grams due to the aluminum casing on the front and rear of the device. Three colour variants will be provided which are gray, gold and silver. The display is an HD display with resolution 720 x 1280 pixels with a pixel density of 294 ppi. The device has got 69.92% screen to body ratio which means the device is going to be a bit thicker.
The performance of this device is rated as good compared to the fellow launched devices. At the heart of this device will be Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 MSM8937. It is an octa-core processor with two quad-core Cortex A53 chips clocked at 1.4 and 1.1GHz each. Regarding the graphics, it will be handled by Adreno 505 Graphics Performance Unit(GPU). High-endAndroid games like Asphalt 7 and Batman: Arkham Origins can be played efficiently without any lags or glitches. The device will be backed by 2GB RAM for smoother and better multi-tasking. The 64bit architecture of the processor ensures faster data manipulation rate. Onboard storage on this device is 16GB out of which 11-12.5GB will be user provided,and the rest of the memory will be occupied by the system. The best thing is the device will support MicroSD cards up to 128GB. It means thousands of songs and images in one’s pocket. With this much provided, what more does a buyer need? Well, that’s not all.
This device is a dual camera (front and rear) device. Both the cameras capture images in perfect colour balance and produce clearer, crisper and sharper pictures. The rear camera is with 13MP and autofocus with phase detection. The aperture of the rear camera is f2.2, and a dual LED flash is provided to get bright images even in low-light conditions. Images captured by the rear camera have resolution 4128 x 3096 pixels. In the settings panel, one can see exposure compensation and ISO control options along with Geo-tagging, grid lines enable/disable and default video/image storage path. Rear camera captures images in continuous shooting mode and High Dynamic Range HDR mode. In the HDR mode, flash remains disabled and crisper image is captured. The front camera is a 5MP autofocus camera with f2.2 aperture and flash is not provided for the front camera.
Battery and Connectivity
This smartphone is powered by 4100 mAh battery and will keep on going for a day or two without a recharge. 4G, 3G, and 2G with Indian bands are supported. It is yet to be confirmed whether the device is VoLTE enabled or not. Other connectivity features include Wi-Fi, Portable hotspot, Bluetooth, and GPS. All of these features are provided for a better internet experience, data sharing, fast file transfer and navigation purposes respectively.
Xiaomi Redmi 4 (16GB) price in India is expected to be around 6k-7k. With all the features mentioned, one cannot SIMply resist buying this smartphone. Looking for a new budget smartphone, Xiaomi Redmi 4 (16GB) is made only for you.