Xiaomi Redmi 4, a budget device from the China-based smartphone manufacturer, will go on sale on Tuesday at 12pm IST via Amazon India and Mi.com. The smartphone will only be available in two variants on launch day-Matte Black and Elegant Gold colour variants.
The Xiaomi Redmi 4 price in India starts at Rs. 6,999 for the 2GB RAM/ 16GB storage variant.
The Redmi 4, a made in India smartphone, is the latest addition to Xiaomi’s entry-level Redmi series and succeeds the popular Xiaomi Redmi 3S and 3S Prime, which according to company, is the smartphone most sold in India online with 4 million sales within just 9 months.
The smartphones in Redmi series offer great features at affordable price tags. Each Redmi device offers a massive battery in a sleek and compact body. The Redmi 4 is no different and it carries the legacy forward by offering a very efficient 4,100mAh battery.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 Octa-core processor
4100mAh battery that can last for 2 days under regular usage
13MP PDAF (phase detection autofocus) camera, 5MP, f/2.0 front with Beautify mode
5-inch HD display
Metal body with fingerprint sensor. 2.5D curved glass
Dual SIM (3-choose-2 hybrid SIM tray)
LTE and VoLTE support
Three variants: 2GB RAM + 16GB Flash, 3GB + 32GB, and 4GB + 64GB
Up to 128GB microSD expandable storage
Available in Black and Gold colours
MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0
While the Redmi 4 weighs heavy in terms of specifications, we tested the device to check its capability to judge its worth and here are the observations:
Xiaomi Redmi 4 is a one of the best-looking budget-smartphones that we have seen. The smartphone take cues from its elder sibling – Redmi Note 4 – and the design similarities are striking. The smartphone is light, proportionate and easy to hold. The small stature metal built of the Redmi 4 is what we liked the most about the phone.
The front side of the device is dominated with a 5-inch HD display covered with 2.5D curved glass. There is no additional layer to protect the screen from unwanted scratches or to survive the accidental falls and therefore users are advised to use high quality tempered glass to protect the gorgeous curved screen.