After successful series of Redmi Note 4, Xiaomi introduces another sibling Redmi 4. Almost with same specification and targeting to customers in the segment of Rs 7,000 to Rs 10,000. The company recently claimed it had sold over 1 million units in 30 days. Here, we have Redmi 4 Unboxing and first look for you.
Redmi 4 comes with a 5.00-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1280 pixels at a PPI of 296 pixels per inch. It’s different variants starts from Rs. 6,999 for 2 GB RAM and 16 GB storage, Rs 8,999 for 3 GB RAM and 32 storage and Rs 10,999 for 4 GB RAM and 64 storage. Sensors on the phone include Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope.
Redmi 4 Unboxing and first look
We got the Black color variant with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage. As soon as you open box and take phone in hand, you would realise how phone looks so premium and unique in design. In the box, you will get charger, data cable, sim ejector pin and manual. Redmi 4 has completely changed the myth that you can’t get a premium looking smartphone under a budget of Rs 10,000.
The new Redmi 4 is encased in a beautiful metal frame that is made of anodised aluminium. The back enclosure has gone through a diamond cutting process that produces two bright strips, giving an additional brilliant sparkle to the entire phone. The 5 inch almost edge to edge display looks really impressive and produces excellent colors. With 2.5D curved glass, phone feels really smooth when you type or swipe fingers across the screen. The fingerprint is placed exactly where it was meant to be placed. At the back you will get 13 Mp camera with flash placed at top left. Charging slot is present in between speaker grill at below. Audio production is pleasant to hear and audible in most of conditions.
Redmi 4 fits comfortably in your palm and you never feel to stretch while accessing all areas of the screen. Though device feels a little bit slippery and you need to keep extra attention if you don’t place any safety cover to it. Navigation buttons at below are non-illuminated and you need to struggle a little bit in beginning.
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Let’s talk about phone performance under normal usage. Snapdragon 435 processor handles every app smoothly and generates balanced multitasking performance. You can notice free 1.5 GB RAM most of the time with normal usage of apps. The display is really really crisp and colors, icons, text are produced flawlessly. If you ever used Redmi Note 4, you can notice the difference, everything looks more pleasant than its elder in Redmi 4. Phone is packed with 4100 mah battery which is a beast for any 5 inch phone. Redmi 4 runs smoothly for the whole day without any sign of low battery under heavy usage of Wifi or 4G LTE network.
Installed with Android 6.0.1 and MIUI, Redmi 4 outperforms on it software part. You get Dual apps, second space, security, app permission, call blacklist and other important features under one roof without any need of third party apps. This is a huge advantage for any beginners as you might struggle to choose right app with trial and error method. Intensive games with good graphics also run comfortably if you keep background usage of RAM low. You can tune the behaviour of apps through control or permission system.
13 MP camera in Redmi 4 performs perfect in good lighting conditions but produces low photographs in low light conditions. 5 MP front cam works great with some embedded software filters. All in all, camera performance is perfect for normal usage but you can’t consider it for great looking panorama or macro shots. You may need some time to adjust with its focus locking feature as it takes few seconds to lock objects in a frame.
You can either choose to insert two sims or one memory card as you got hybrid slots. This is a common feature in Redmi phones, this may sound disappointing to those who store large files on the phone for a long time.
FINAL VERDICT- Should I buy Redmi 4?
Redmi 4 proved with its design and performance that you don’t need to shell heavy amount for a premium looking device. If you are looking for a phone with a balanced performance and budget, you can grab it without thinking further. But, what can stop you from having your hands on Redmi 4 is its much hated Flash sales. You really need to have the patience to get it from 1-second flash sales. Further, Xiaomi also expanding its offline stores and starting offline booking for Redmi 4 and Note 4.
Comment below which variant you would like to buy.