Redmi 4 The New Budget Smartphone Available Now in Indian mobile Market

By Rjain July 13, 2017 10:57

Redmi 4 The New Budget Smartphone Available Now in Indian mobile Market

Redmi 4: The New Budget Smartphone Available Now in Indian mobile Market

Redmi 4 yet another budget smartphone after Redmi 4A and Redmi Prime, from Xiaomi has been launched. Just similar to the Redmi 3 series, it has come with Redmi 4. This smartphone has been launched on 24th of May 2017, from then onwards people showed great interest to purchase it. People trust Xiaomi for its branded Redmi series smartphones which are latest, updated and comes with in budget. So now lets look into the details of this Redmi 4 smartphone.

Best Features

  1. Redmi 4 has been designed with strong metallic finished body that makes it more attractive and to hold it firmly.
  2. It has got 5 inches of HD display screen which displays better in all the lighting conditions.
  3. As all the Redmi smartphones are well known for their massive batteries, in the same way even Redmi 4 has got a battery with capacity of 4,100 milli amperes.
  4. First Redmi smartphone that has been supporting VoLTE.
  5. It allows to expand its memory usage upto 128 Gb with the help of microSD card, though it has got three variants of RAM and storage options.
  6. Redmi 4 is a budget smartphone and has value for money.


  1. One of the drawbacks is that though it has dual sim and allows to expand its memory, but it gives a hybrid sim slot where only one can be used at a time.
  2. Redmi 4 smartphone is not using updated operating system.
  3. Redmi 4 is not supporting 3G or 4G connectivity on second sim card but will be supporting on main sim card.


Redmi 4 smartphone has been designed in an attractive way with solid material. That is aluminium non removable back panel in matte finish with its edges being rounded. Along with this finishing, it has been stylishly designed with anodized antenna lines. With the primary camera along with led flash and fingerprint scanner are arranged one after the other on the backside top of this smartphone. Lets look at the front side of Redmi 4 smartphone and here three capacitive navigation keys are placed that allow to easily navigate through the device. While audio jack of 3.5mm along with infrared blaster as well as secondary microphone occupied top side of the smartphone and usb port along with microphone grills are placed on the bottom side of the device. While exactly opposite to this that is on the top earpiece along with sensors and secondary camera are occupied. As usual on the right side volume as well as power buttons are placed while, on the left side dual sim tray is placed.

Hence overall design of Redmi 4 is really best and allows to be held firmly and operated with a single hand also.

Design Specifications

Dimensions: 139.2 x 70 x 8.7 mm

Weight: 150 grams

Colours: Black and Gold

Material: Aluminium


Redmi 4 has got 5 inches IPS LCD HD display screen that offers punchy display and offers a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The display screen is 2.5 D curved glass which allows this device to be used very smoother without any difficulty. There will not be any damage or scratches on the screen as it is protected by scratch resistant. Also the colours produced on this display are very clear and can even be seen under direct sunlight, which helps mostly in daylight as well as summer season.

Hence we can say that though it is not using Full HD display screen as other smartphones, but still it offers quite good and crisp pictures under all lighting conditions.

Display Specifications

Display Screen size: 5 inches

Display screen type: HD IPS LCD capacitive touch screen

Resolution: 720 x 1280 pixels

Pixel Density: 294 ppi

Multi touch: Yes

Hardware & Storage

Hardware being the most important part of any device, so all the care as taken in Redmi 4 for better hardware for best performance. CPU is the heart of the hardware and hence for the better performance Redmi 4 has used Snapdragon Qualcomm 435 chipset. This octacore processor offers perfect performance without any time lag and is not sluggish in any applications. Ot is powered up with Adreno 505 GPU that offers better graphics except in some high end games where the device gets little heating effect.

Hardware Specifications

Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 435

Processor: Octacore processor

Frequency: 1.4 GHz

GPU: Adreno 435

Storage system of Redmi 4

Redmi 4 has got three variants of storage system. Hence according to the needs, budget and wish a user can select them. The three variants of storage are:

  1. 2 Gb RAM with 16 Gb Memory
  2. 3 Gb RAM with 32 Gb Memory
  3. 4 Gb RAM with 64 Gb Memory

Apart from storage, Redmi 4 smartphone also allows to expand the memory with the help of microSD card upto 128 Gb. This expandable memory allows us to store as much data as per our requirements and no need to think about it. It also helps in storing and playing high end games with heavy graphics.

Storage Specifications

RAM: 2 Gb, 3 Gb & 4 Gb

Internal Memory: 16 Gb, 32 Gb & 64 Gb

Expandable memory: 128 Gb

Expansion mode: MicroSD card


Redmi 4 is a dual camera smartphone with primary one being 13 MP and secondary one is of 5 MP. Rear camera comes out with a LED flash along with PDAF that allows in focusing perfectly well with in seconds just it is similar to auto focus option. This camera comes up with lot of options such as HDR mode, Panorama, face detection, Geo tagging and many others. Images on this camera are perfect, but it is only under day light or good lighting only. That means it is unable to take pixel perfect images under low lighting conditions, though there are many settings. Hence need to concentrate on lighting conditions when we capture any important images or events.

Front camera comes up with 5 MP that is perfect to capture images or selfies, but it would have been better if  flash light is present. The same problem continues with secondary camera as such of primary one. But day light conditions yields better images.  While video can be recorded in both HD and FHD modes.

Hence we can say that though Redmi 4 has lot of improvements over its predecessors, but still little improvements make this phone even more better. But still this is offering quite good options in the budget it is available.

Camera Specifications

Rear Camera

Primary camera: 13 MP

Aperture: f/2.0

Flash: LED flash

Video resolution: 1080 @30 fps

Features:  PDAF, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR & Panorama

Front Camera

Secondary camera: 5 MP

Aperture: f/2.2

Flash light: No


Redmi 4 has embedded with Android Marshmallow 6.0 version of MIUI 8. Though it may be the latest version in Marshmallow operating system but still it would have been worked better if it is loaded with Android Nougat version. Because it is the updated version which is being used in the upcoming latest smartphones. Also as a user we expect an updated version of operating system in order to use latest applications also without any difficulty.

Software Specifications

Software: Android Marshmallow 6.0

Operating system: MIUI 8


Redmi 4 smartphone is the first VoLTE enabled device of Redmi series. This mobile supports 4G, 3G as well as 2G but only on first sim card, but on the extra sim card only 2G calls are allowed. Apart from that this mobile device is capable of supporting Bluetooth, WiFi, Hotspot and others such USB. Hence here it should be an improvement of 4G, 3G and 2G calls should be enabled on both of the sims.

Connectivity Specifications

Network connectivity: 2G, 3G & 4G

WiFi network: Available

WiFi Hotspot: Available

Bluetooth: 4.0

GPS: Available


Redmi 4 smartphone will be using a huge battery with capacity of 4,100 milli amperes, that is more than enough. This smartphone is very quick at charging and will be charged completely in approximately 2 and 1/2 hours. When charged completely it will be able to come for two to three days if used normally. While in heavy usage approximately for 1 and 1/2 day it will be able to work. One of the positive aspects of the phone is its battery that makes users to purchase it.

Battery Specifications

Battery: LiPo

Capacity:4,100 milli amperes

Removable: Yes

Inside the package

Redmi 4 smartphone comes in a package containing device, charger, usb cable, user manual, warranty card and sim needle.


Redmi 4 smartphone can be said as one of the best budget phone that has been included with all thee basic necessities in it. One of the only drawback is its operating system cannot be updated to the newest version. Apart from that it has got good display screen along with perfect design, camera, battery and will perform better. Hence we can go with this smartphone if we are not worried about software.


By Rjain July 13, 2017 10:57
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