Redmi 4 Review – Budget Premium Smartphone!

The Redmi 4 is impressive, specially the black color variant. Check this Redmi 4 Review to know how the handset performed, its camera quality and battery life. Redmi 4 will go on sale on 23rd and the price starts from Rs. 6,999.

This handset will be available in Gold and Black color options, the Black color looks awesome, and even more awesome with the front black 2.5D curved screen – just impressive, especially at this price.

No doubt this is an excellent handset and might not be that easy getting one, well all depends on the stock. And with Redmi 4 different variants the company has filled in the blank- now at every price point there is a Redmi.

Redmi 4 side view

Xiaomi phone quality is really good, do not go just by the price. The moment you press the power button for the first time, and view the handset powering up,  the screen quality is so good it gives you that premium satisfaction.

Redmi 4 box pack

Redmi 4 Review

Inside the box : Handset, data cable and travel charger 5V/2A
SAR Value : 0.750 head,  0.812 body
Body : Metal – excellent build / finishing
SIM Type : Hybrid – Micro + nano / Micro SD
OS : MIUI 8 based on Android 6 (Marshmallow) – it will get Nougat Android 7.0 update soon
Weight and Dimensions : 150 Grams / 139.24mm x 69.96mm x 8.65mm
Screen : 5 inches with 2.5D curved glass supporting 1280 x 720 pixels resolution (Color Temp Adjustment, 450 nit brightness, reading mode)
Security : Finger Print Sensor on back  – it very fast and accurate, just tap sensor to unlock
Connectivity : 4G, VoLTE (works on both SIM slots), WiFi, GPS, IR blaster (handset can be used as remote control) and Bluetooth
Sensors : Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyro, Magnetic, Light and Step counter
Sound Quality – Incall and Loudspeaker – loud and clear, no issues
Memory RAM : 3GB (around 1.5GB free)
ROM (internal storage) : 32GB (around 21 GB free)
OTG Supported : Yes

Redmi 4 review

Redmi 4 Performance

CPU : Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 octa core powered clocked at 1.4GHz
GPU : Adreno 505
Heating : Normal
Max Battery Temperature : 40 degrees

Redmi 4 back panel

Overall performance was smooth, lag free and no issues as such, handset did not heat up much and battery temp was well under 41 degrees.

Benchmark

Antutu : 43083 / 7848 2nd time – 42889 / 7975
NenaMark2 : 59.7 fps
Multi Touch : 10 points
Disk Speed : 155/150

Redmi 4 5 inch HD screen

Redmi 4 Gaming Review

I played Asphalt 8 in high quality mode and also played Modern Combat 5. Both games played really well no lags check the gaming video at the end of this review.

Redmi 4 Camera  Review

Rear Camera : 13MP AF with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF
Front Camera : 5MP with f/2.2 aperture, FF

Redmi 4 13MP camera on the back

Camera quality is above average. This handset can shoot FHD videos and the video quality is also very good. However slow motion video record option is missing.

Camera Rating : 4 out of 5

Redmi 4 rear and front camera sample quality

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Other features

The Redmi 4 comes with step counter, just download the Mi Fit app and this handset will keep track of your step count (you need to carry the handset) – it’s your personal fitness device.

Dual Apps : This feature allows you to create two copies of any app and use those separately, you can also use different id’s.

Second Space : This option creates two space, it is like 2 users using the same handset and each user using their own private space. For example you can create home space and office space, and you even assign say left finger to unlock into home space and right finger to unlock into office space.

App Lock : With this feature you can provide extra layer of security on any app. Just enabled it for the App you want secured and the next time you try opening the app it will ask for password or you can also use your finger print to unlock.

Redmi 4 dual hybrid sim slot

Redmi 4 Battery Review

Battery capacity : 4100 mAh
Charging Time : up to 3 hours using travel charger provided
Battery Life : 6 to 10 hours non-stop (moderate to heavy)
Daily usage battery life : 2 days or over with mixed moderate usage

Battery Performance

Running Benchmark app :  18 minutes / 3% / 37 degrees
Asphalt 8 / MC5 game play : 18 minutes / 5% / 39 degrees
FHD video playback with full brightness (WiFi /4G on) :  42 minutes / 10% / 40 degrees

Verdict

Another excellent phone to buy from the Xiaomi brand. This time it comes in black variant and it looks awesome, even performance is on the high scale that includes camera and battery life. Amazing phone just go for it!

Rating : 4.4 out of 5

Where / When to Buy?

2GB/16GB – Rs. 6,999
3GB/32GB – Rs. 8,999
4GB/64GB – Rs. 10,999

Redmi 4 sale will begin on 23rd on Amazon and Mi.com website @ 12PM.