Xiaomi Redmi 4A FAQ

Earlier this week, Xiaomi launched its cheapest Redmi handset in India: the Redmi 4A. The handset sits below the Redmi 3S, but packs feature similar to it. At Rs 5,999, the Redmi 4A is significantly better than other similarly priced handsets.

The handset is scheduled to go on sale on Amazon and Mi.com from March 23 through weekly flash sales. If you plan on buying the Redmi 4A but have some questions about the handset, check out our FAQ below.

Q) What are the full specifications of the Redmi 4A?

A) The full specs of the Redmi 4A Prime are as follows:

  • Dimensions: 139.9 x 70.4 x 8.5 mm
  • Weight: 131.5g
  • Display: 5-inch 720p IPS LCD, Reading mode
  • Chipset: Quad-core Snapdragon 425 chipset clocked at 1.4GHz
  • GPU: Adreno 508
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 16GB, microSD card slot
  • Rear camera: 13MP, f/2.2 aperture, LED flash, Full HD video recording
  • Front camera: 5MP, f/2.2 aperture
  • Sensors: Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient light sensor, Infrared
  • Connectivity: LTE, (Hybrid) Dual-SIM, GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, microUSB
  • Battery: 3120mAh non-removable
  • Others: MIUI8

Q) Does the Redmi 4A feature a metal construction?

A) No, the Redmi 4A is made from polycarbonate plastic.

Q) Is the battery of the handset removable?

A) No, the rear panel and battery of the Redmi 4A are not removable.

Q) What kind of SIM card slot does the phone have? Can I use two SIM cards and a microSD card at the same time?

A) The Redmi 4A features a hybrid SIM card slot. This means that you can either 1 SIM card and microSD card or 2 SIM cards at any given time. The primary SIM slot accepts microSIM cards, while the secondary slot accepts nanoSIM cards.

Q) Does the Redmi 4A support 4G SIM cards on both SIM slots?

A) Yes, the Redmi 4A supports 4G SIM cards on both its SIM slots. However, you can only have one SIM connected to a 4G network at any given time.

Q) Does the Redmi 4A come with an IR blaster?

A) Yes, the Redmi 4A features an infrared blaster that you can use to control other electronic appliances around you using the Mi Remote app.

Q) Is the display on the Redmi 4A protected by Gorilla Glass?

A) The 5-inch 720p IPS display on the Redmi 4A is not protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass. It is a strengthened glass that is less prone to scratches, but it is not Gorilla Glass.

Q) Does the Redmi 4A feature a fingerprint scanner?

A) No, the Redmi 4A does not feature a fingerprint sensor.

Q) Can one record slow-motion videos on the Redmi 4A?

A) No, the phone cannot record slow motion videos. It is capable of recording videos in Full HD resolution, though.

Q) Which version of Android does the handset run on?

A) Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

Q) Does the Redmi 4A support LTE and VoLTe networks? Will a Reliance Jio SIM work on the phone?

A) Yes, it does support LTE and VoLTE out of the box. Unlike many other phones, the handset will also work with a Reliance Jio SIM out of the box. The Redmi 4A also supports Band 5, which will be used by many Indian operators in the future.

Q) Is Quick charging supported on the Redmi 4A?

A) No, it does not. The handset also comes bundled with a 1A charger.

Q) How much free storage space does the Redmi 4A has out of the box?

A) The 16GB variant has around 10GB of free storage space.

Q) Can you uninstall or disable pre-installed apps on the handset?

A) Yes, you can uninstall or disable some pre-installed apps on the Redmi 4A, but not all.

Q) Are the capacitive keys on the Redmi 4A backlit?

A) No, the capacitive keys on the Redmi 4A are not backlit.

Q) What contents do you get inside the retail box of the Redmi 4A?

A) You get the phone, a 1A charger, a USB cable, SIM ejector tool, and some regulatory papers. No case, screen guard, or earphones are bundled with the phone.

Q) Does the handset support USB OTG?

A) Yes, the Redmi 4A supports USB On-The-Go. This allows you to directly connect pen drives, external hard disks and more using an adapter to the device.

Q) When does the Redmi 4A go on sale and where?

A) The Redmi 4A Prime goes on sale on March 23 on Amazon and Mi.com. The Rose Pink color will go on sale from April 6.


If you have any other question regarding the Redmi 4A, drop in a comment and we will be glad to answer them.