As Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi starts spreading its tentacles across different countries of the world, it has not forgotten to keep up its commitment towards providing better smartphones to Indian consumers at unexpected prices.
The recent news about Xiaomi launching its Redmi 4 series smartphones namely Redmi 4 and Redmi 4 prime, as on 16th May 2017, has come as a very pleasing thing for those enthusiastic Indian smartphone users who were tired of using phones that either has a very big screen or a low battery or for that matter a Mediatek processor. From a 5 inch Full HD screen to a 4100 mah battery and a Snapdragon 625 processor to a price that is under Rs. 10,000, Redmi 4 is a complete phone.
Of recent, the trend of using Mediatek Helio processors or a big 5.5+ inch screen has become a norm for smartphones. The thing which I believe will be the reason for Redmi 4’s massive success in India is its ability to stay ahead of its competitors and read the minds of an average Indian smartphone user. Even Redmi 3s prime was also a good option in terms providing a small screen and a big battery but the thing which stood against its success is its 720p resolution display and a snapdragon 430 processor. The snapdragon 430 processor is not really considered one of those processors that would give you a flawless gaming or surfing experience.
Coming back Redmi 4 prime, the premium most version of current Redmi series, its all-metal unibody design looks really stylish and makes the phone look way more costly than a simple 10k phone. With a fingerprint scanner on the back, Redmi 4’s overall design can be easily termed as something that is much ahead of its counterparts.
- 13MP primary camera with 5 element lens, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF supported and 5MP front facing camera
- 12.7 centimeters (5-inch) capacitive touchscreen with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution and 293 pixel density
- Android v6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system with 1.4GHz Qualcomm snapdragon 435 octa core processor, Adreno 505 GPU, 4GB RAM, 64GB internal memory expandable up to 128GB
- 4100mAH lithium-ion battery and standby time of 432 hours
- 1 year manufacturer warranty for device and 6 months manufacturer warranty for in-box accessories including batteries from the date of purchase
Last update on March 3, 2018 / Affiliate links / Images from Product Advertising API
As far as the display is concerned, Xiaomi’s Redmi 4 prime has a compact 5-inch 1080p resolution at a ppi of 424. A 5 inch Full HD display is a very rare thing in today’s budget phones and for someone who wants such a thing in a phone has to look for phones that are beyond the line of affordability. Thus, Redmi 4 prime scores a sixer on this front.
The processor of Redmi 4 prime is an octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor clocked at 2.0 GHz with Adreno 506 GPU. This, with 3 GB RAM is an ultimate combination to enhance your gaming experience to the next whereby graphic-heavy games like Asphalt-8 would run buttery smooth without any stutter or lags.
With a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front snapper, Redmi 4 prime’s cameras are on the expected lines for a sub 10k phone. Although the photos from both the cameras won’t be excellent or impeccable of any sought, but still they would be good enough to not disappoint you.
The battery can be termed as another plus point for the Redmi 4 prime since at 4100mah, it would easily power your phone for a full day on a single charge and too even if you are habituated towards more data heavy usage particularly after the advent of Jio.
Apart from the above features, Redmi 4 prime has 32 GB internal memory and runs on Android Marshmallow.
If you are someone who is craving for Redmi Note 4, then I would suggest you wait till 16th May 2017, because if Xiaomi really launches the prime version of Redmi 4, then it would be a steal deal for you and many smartphone lovers in India.