Our Opinion

The Xiaomi Redmi 4 (3GB RAM, 32GB) is a slightly better phone, but the Vivo Y53 is slightly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? It’s a close call, but if your budget allows for it, then Xiaomi Redmi 4 (3GB RAM, 32GB) might be a slightly better choice.

Vivo Y53  Xiaomi Redmi 4 (3GB RAM, 32GB) 
Vivo Y53 Xiaomi Redmi 4
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Excellence Score
20.1
20.8
Value for Money Score
67.7
63.3
Price ₹ 7,124 onwards ₹ 9,475 onwards
Launch Date (India) Mar, 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 8.1 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5 inches 5 inches
Screen Resolution 540x960 pixels (~ 220 pixels per inch) 720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels
Scratch Resistant Display Yes
Display Features IPS IPS LCD, 2.5D Curved Glass, Reading Mode, Night Display
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.4 GHz 1.4 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 425Ranked #77 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 435Ranked #75 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 308 Adreno 505
RAM 2 GB 3 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 8.0MP 13.0MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, Normal, Face Beauty, Panorama, HDR, Night Mode, PPT Mode, Pro Mode, Camera Filter, Voice Capture, Touch Capture, Palm Capture, Timer 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/2.2 Aperture, Screen Flash, Normal Mode, Face Beauty, Videos, Voice Capture, Touch Capture, Palm Capture, Timer, Gender Detection, Mirrored Selfie Beautify, F/2.2 Aperture, Selfie Countdown, Face Recognition, Real-time Filters
Internal Memory 16 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 256 GB up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 7.64 mm 8.65 mm
Weight 137 gm 150 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 2500 mAh 4100 mAh
Battery Standby N/A 432 hrs
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Features N/A Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives] N/A
  • 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] N/A
  • Camera performance is improved, but ordinary low-light shots and slow processing in HDR mode still leave something to be desired
Expert Reviews N/A
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