Finally, Xiaomi launched the budget phone, Redmi 4 in China on Friday. The Redmi 4 is the successor to the Redmi 3 (and Redmi 3S) phones and brings an interesting set of specs to the table at a very mainstream price. Alongside, the company also launched the Redmi 4A and Redmi 4 Prime smartphone.
So here is a quick guide of specification:
Both Xiaomi Redmi 4 and 4 Prime come with identical metal unibody designs, 2.5D curved glass displays, hybrid dual-SIM slots, and a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel. Both run MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with 4,100mAh battery inside and will be available in Gold, Grey, and Silver color variants.
Both has 13 MP rear camera with a f/2.2 aperture, 5-lens system, PDAF, and dual-LED flash. On the front, it bears a 5 MP camera with a f/2.2 aperture. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light, gyroscope, infrared, and proximity. Now, the difference between them:
Redmi 4 Prime
|5 inch HD (720X1280p)||5 inch full HD (1920X1080p)|
|1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC coupled with the Adreno 505 GPU||2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC coupled with Adreno 506 GPU|
|2GB RAM||3GB RAM|
|16GB inbuilt storage, expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB)||32GB inbuilt storage, expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB)|
|Connectivity include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, and GPS/ A-GPS||Connectivity include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, and GPS/ A-GPS|
Specification of Redmi 4A is pretty similar to Redmi 4 – powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 425 SoC coupled with the Adreno 308 GPU, 2GB RAM, and 32GB internal memory. The Redmi 4A is backed by a 3,120mAh battery with fast charging support. It will be available in Gold and Rose Gold color variants.
The Redmi 4 and Redmi 4 Prime have been priced at CNY 699 (roughly Rs. 6,900) and CNY 899 (roughly Rs. 8,900) respectively, and are currently up for pre-orders for their first sale on Monday. The Redmi 4A, on the other hand, has been priced at CNY 499 (roughly Rs. 4,900) and will go on sale from November 11.
The Redmi 3 did not make it to India. The company later launched a modified version of the phone and called it the Redmi 3S. It launched the Redmi 3S (and Redmi 3S Prime) in India. Both the phones have been well received here for their aggressive pricing and top-notch specs.