Xiaomi Redmi 4A (2GB RAM, 16GB)  +1 variation

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What we liked
  • Nice, well-built, polycarbonate body
  • Small and light, and therefore easy to use with just one hand
  • The rear panel of this phone has a matte finish and offers a good grip
  • Nice, vivid display with decent viewing angles, and sunlight legibility - also has a Reading mode which makes colours easier on the eyes
  • MIUI is one of the nicer, more refined Android UIs - and comes with useful add-on functionality - such as support for Indic languages, Dual Apps, Second Space, and Quick Ball shortcut button
  • Good, reliable overall performance - with no lags when multitasking, or streaming videos and movies - gaming performance is decent too
  • The camera app is easy to use, and most modes are accessible with just one tap
  • The Infrared emitter on the Redmi 4A works as a universal remote and lets you control various appliances at home and works well with a variety of set-top boxes and TVs
  • The loudspeaker on the handset is pretty decent and loud enough to fill a small room
  • Audio quality via earphones is decent too (earphones don't come bundled though)
  • Decent call quality
  • Good battery life - easily lasts for over a day with regular use
  • Decent charging speed too - takes less than two hours to charge fully
What we didn't
  • The rear camera is decent for the price but definitely not the strongest point of the phone - in proper lighting conditions, it can deliver good photos and the colours are well-balanced - but overall details are lacking, low light performance is average, and video recording capability is pretty ordinary too
  • The selfie camera is again acceptable for the price, but in low-light conditions, it is slow and struggles to take decent pictures
  • The Redmi 4A is a pretty solid phone overall, and a good choice especially for entry-level phone buyers - but it's most tough competition actually comes from its siblings - the Redmi 3S and the Redmi 4 - for just a little more, users can get a better design, a better display, a better Snapdragon 430 series processor, a slightly better camera, and more battery power

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Xiaomi Redmi 4A (2GB RAM, 16GB) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0, Upgradeable to 7.0
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • Color Temperature Adjustment
  • Infrared Sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
Processor1.4 GHz, Quad Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
GPUAdreno 308
Internal Memory16 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery Capacity3120 mAh
Weight131 gm
Thickness8.5 mm
Camera13.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • 5P Lens
  • F/2.2 Aperture
  • Low Light Enhancement
  • HDR
  • Panorama
  • Burst mode
  • Face Recognition
  • Real-time Filters
Secondary Camera5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.2 Aperture
  • Selfie Countdown
  • Face Recognition
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
FM RadioYes
  • WiFi Direct

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