Our Opinion

The Xiaomi Redmi 4 (2GB RAM, 16GB) is a slightly better phone than the MEIZU M5, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Xiaomi Redmi 4 (2GB RAM, 16GB)!

MEIZU M5  Xiaomi Redmi 4 (2GB RAM, 16GB) 
MEIZU M5 Xiaomi Redmi 4
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Excellence Score
17.6
19.2
Value for Money Score
50.4
66.4
Price ₹ 10,499 onwards ₹ 6,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) May, 2017 May, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 6.0 MarshmallowLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.2 inches 5 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1280 pixels (~ 282 pixels per inch) 720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels
Scratch Resistant Display Yes
Display Features 2.5D Curved Glass, Full Lamination, Blue Light Filter IPS LCD, 2.5D Curved Glass, Reading Mode, Night Display
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.5 GHz 1.4 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name MediaTek MT6750Ranked #66 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 435Ranked #70 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Mali-T860 Adreno 505
RAM 3 GB 2 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB USB
Primary Camera 13.0MP 13.0MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features F/2.2 Aperture, 5P Lens, Burst mode, Panorama mode, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) 5P Lens, F/2.0 Aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Low Light Enhancement, HDR, Panorama, Burst mode, Face Recognition, Real-time Filters
Secondary Camera 5.0MP 5.0MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, 4P Lens, Beautification features, Face AE Beautify, F/2.2 Aperture, Selfie Countdown, Face Recognition, Real-time Filters
Internal Memory 32 GB 16 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 8 mm 8.65 mm
Weight 138 gm 150 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3070 mAh 4100 mAh
Battery Standby N/A 432 hrs
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime 37.00 hrs N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging
Other Battery Parameters Audio Playback Time: 66 hrs N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features N/A Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Good build quality, and design - feels quite nice in the hand
  • Fingerprint scanner is reasonably quick
  • Good all-day battery life
  • Top-notch 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)
  • 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
  • Good video playback performance
  • Nice attention to detail overall - such as a protective ring around the camera lens
  • 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
  • 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
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Slightly washed out display
  • Meizu's custom UI is not the most refined
  • Performance is ok but falls behind competing phones from the likes of Xiaomi
  • Tends to get warm too, when put under some stress
  • Average camera, again falling behind competing phones like those of Xiaomi
  • Battery is slow to recharge
  • No FM Radio
  • Camera performance is improved, but ordinary low-light shots and slow processing in HDR mode still leave something to be desired
  • 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
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