The Xiaomi Redmi 4A has a decent optioin for first time smartphone buyers which are hard to find at this price point.The Chinese phone maker Xiaomi aimed primerly at first time buyers or casual users impressed with it’s latest rop of affortable smartphones.The phone is currently avilable through flash sale on Amazon.in and Mi.com.It’s new phone, the Xiaomi Redmi 4A Price in India at Rs5,999.
Design: Compact and handy
The Redmi 4A is a very different looking device compare to the recent bunch of metal-clad phones launched by Xiaomi.The rear panel has separate segment at the top and bottom.So, you con’t remove the back cover or battery.The total weight just 131gms fits in to small hands comfortably.Especially buyers in this price segment won’t be disappointed, and the new smartphone similarly follows the design module of previous Redmi phones.The Redmi 4A is compact and therefore easy to use with just one hand, and a relatively small 5-inch screen. The charging port is on the bottom, while the hybrid SIM slot is on the left. The volume rocker and power button are easily accessible on the right side, and there’s a 3.5mm audio jack and infrared emitter on the top.
Xiaomi Redmi 4A specifications and software
The Redmi 4A runs on a Old Android with Xiaomi’s customable MIUI 8 over it. It has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage which can be expanded using a microSD card (up to 128GB). The Smartphone is powered by integrated Adreno 308 graphics with quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor clocked at 1.4GHz. Especially for first time users it can be a challenging.MIUI has a nice collections of colourful themes and and wallpapers.The display is vivid, and colour reproduction is adequate.We had no problem using the phone under direct sunlight.
One of the special character in this phone, there is feature called second space.Which is used to create a separate profile on the same phone but with a different set of apps.The Redmi 4A offers a reading mode which makes colours easier on the eyes, and also colour temperature adjustment. Apart from 4G with VoLTE, the Redmi 4A supports GPS/AGPS, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 and GLONASS.
Xiaomi Redmi 4A Display and Camera
The Redmi 4A has a 13-megapixel rear camera with a 5-element lens and f/2.2 aperture. The 13-megapixel camera can take quick shots and lock focus on objects correctly with a single tap. It also has LED flash, HDR, panorama, burst mode, and supports low-light enhancement and face recognition. Indoor shots with limited light look blurry and distorted. In outdoor shots, it captured most colours accurately, but wasn’t very good at reproducing detail. There is a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with an f/2.2 aperture as well. You get 1080p and 720p video recording options at 30fps.
The phone has a 5-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1,280x720p. A colour in photos, movies and games looks good. The text in web pages and eBooks looks crisp enough to not strain your eyes. Visibility from odd angles is pretty good too. The Redmi 4A allows users to take scrolling screenshots.The phone also offers the usual set of display settings that Xiaomi offers in its high-end phones such as the Colours and contrast options which can adjust colour temperature and the Reading mode which can reduce display’s background glare when you are reading in a low-lit room.
Performance: Ideal for casual users
We were fairly impressed with the overall performance of the Redmi 4A. The phone was able to handle most everyday tasks well, but struggled a bit during gaming and multi-tasking. The battery backup is good. But have to admit that the 5-inch screen feels a bit too small since we’re so used to bigger phones now. There was no lag when multitasking, and it easily handled switching between multiple apps.