Xiaomi Redmi 4 (2GB RAM, 16GB)

2 variations 
price Rs. 6,999 onwards | launch May, 2017
magic score ?
80.9
very good value for money
our verdict: buy
ranked
#6
of 497 phones in Rs. 5,000 - 10,000

PhoneCurry Editor's Note

summarizing opinion across 12 expert reviews

What We Liked

  • Good build quality
  • The polished all-metal back of the Redmi 4 makes this phone look more premium than its predecessor (and actually more similar to the more expensive Redmi Note 4)
  • Nice attention to detail overall - such as a protective ring around the camera lens
  • Compact, and quite usable with just one hand - fits well in the hand
  • Fingerprint sensor works well, and is conveniently located
  • Nice 5-inch HD (720x1280) IPS display with 2.5D curved-edge glass - bright, sharp, and with decent viewing angles
  • Xiaomi's MIUI skin is one of the more refined Android UIs - it is clean, polished, and has a bunch of added functionality - Dual Apps, Quick Ball, One-handed mode, Child Mode, Second Space
  • Decent overall performance - on par with those of other phones powered by the Snapdragon 430 series processor
  • Decent rear camera - a definite improvement over the Redmi 3S - is quick at focusing, and images are fairly detailed and sharp
  • Video recording at 720p and 1080p is decent too
  • Decent front camera - pictures taken in good light have a good amount of detail and decent colour tone
  • Decent call quality
  • Good audio quality
  • Good video playback performance
  • Excellent battery life - with moderate use, lasts up to 2 days - there are also power saving modes to help squeeze more life out of each charge

What We Didn't

  • The hybrid dual-SIM, combined with a limited 16GB of storage means that if you need both the Dual SIM functionality, as well as a memory card, you will be left with no option
  • Camera performance is improved, but ordinary low-light shots and slow processing in HDR mode still leave something to be desired

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Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS LCD
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
  • Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass)
  • Reading Mode
  • Night Display
Sensors
  • IR Blaster
  • Gyroscope
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.4 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
GPUAdreno 505
RAM2 GB
Memory
Internal Memory16 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity4100 mAh
Battery Standby432 hrs
Dimensions
Weight150 gm
Thickness8.65 mm
Camera
Camera13.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • 5P Lens
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF)
  • Low Light Enhancement
  • HDR
  • Panorama
  • Burst mode
  • Face Recognition
  • Real-time Filters
Secondary Camera5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Beautify
  • F/2.2 Aperture
  • Selfie Countdown
  • Face Recognition
  • Real-time Filters
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Noise FiltrationYes
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  • WiFi Direct
  • WiFi Dual-band
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average brand rating
4.15/5
(Very Good)
average phonecurry internal rating for all phones launched by this brand in recent times
brand perception
Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Average
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys