Following the launch of the Redmi Note 4 and the Redmi 4A, Xiaomi has now launched its Redmi 3S successor, the Redmi 4, in India. The handset sits below the Redmi Note 4 but is more powerful than the Redmi 4A.
The Redmi 4 is already available for purchase through Xiaomi’s first Mi Home in India in Bangalore. It also goes on sale online through Mi.com and Amazon India starting from May 23.
Q) What are the full specifications of the Redmi 4?
A) The full specs of the Redmi 4A Prime are as follows:
- Dimensions: 139.24 x 69.96 x 8.65 mm
- Weight: 150g
- Display: 5-inch 720p IPS LCD, Reading mode, Night display
- Chipset: Octa-core Snapdragon 435 chipset clocked at 1.4GHz
- GPU: Adreno 505
- RAM: 2/3/4GB
- Storage: 16/32/64GB, microSD card slot
- Rear camera: 13MP, f/2.0 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: 4100mAh non-removable
- Others: MIUI8
Q) Does the Redmi 4 feature a metal construction?
A) Yes, the Redmi 4 features a metal build, though it does have plastic inserts at the top and bottom at its rear which acts as an RF window.
Q) Is the battery of the handset removable?
A) No, the rear panel and battery of the Redmi 4 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 4 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 4 support 4G SIM cards on both SIM slots?
A) Yes, the Redmi 4 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 4 come with an IR blaster?
A) Yes, the Redmi 4 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 4 protected by Gorilla Glass?
A) The 5-inch 720p IPS display on the Redmi 4 is not protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass. It instead features a 2.5D curved strengthened cover glass.
Q) How many variants is Xiaomi selling of the Redmi 4? And what are their prices?
A) Xiaomi has launched three variants of the Redmi 4 with different storage and RAM. The base model comes with 2GB RAM + 16GB storage and is priced at Rs 6,999. The 3GB RAM + 32GB variant is priced at Rs 8,999, while the 4GB RAM + 64GB variant costs Rs 10,999. The only difference between the three variants are their RAM and storage configurations. Other features, including the fingerprint scanner, remains the same across the range.
Q) Does the Redmi 4 feature a fingerprint scanner?
A) Yes, the Redmi 4 features a fingerprint scanner. Unlike the Redmi 3S, all variants of the Redmi 4 this time around come with a fingerprint scanner.
Q) Can one record slow-motion videos on the Redmi 4?
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 4 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 4 also supports Band 5, which will be used by many Indian operators in the future.
Q) Is Quick charging supported on the Redmi 4?
A) No, it does not. The handset also comes bundled with a 1A charger.
Q) How much free storage space does the Redmi 4 has out of the box?
A) The 16GB variant has around 10GB of free storage space, while the 32GB variant comes with around 23GB of 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 4, but not all.
Q) Are the capacitive keys on the Redmi 4 backlit?
A) No, the capacitive keys on the Redmi 4 are not backlit.
Q) What contents do you get inside the retail box of the Redmi 4?
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 4 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 4 goes on sale on May 23 on Amazon and Mi.com. The black variant of the handset will go on sale from July.
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