The Chinese handset maker has now officially extended its Redmi series of handsets in Indian market. An Amazon exclusive as well as Mi.com, this new handset is the next generation of Redmi 3S, called Redmi 4. The device comes with the same specifications as last year's Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime, but is the base variant now. The Redmi 3S Prime will be succeeded by a better specced Redmi 4 prime. Here is a brief overview of the handset for those who might be interested in it.
Why Should You buy?
Big 4100 mAh battery: One of the main requirement for any smartphone user is that the handset should have a decent battery life even when used extensively. Xiaomi Redmi 4 is a perfect fit for such users as it comes with a massive 4100 mAh battery under the hood.
Good cameras: According to most reviews, the cameras on the rear and front panel of this handset are good performers. The 13 Megapixels rear camera on this handset produces some good details and colors. 5 Megapixels camera on the front panel is also ideal for taking selfies in better lighting conditions.
Snapdragon 430: This handset would come with same Snapdragon 430 processor as was used in Redmi 3S Prime. From the past experience, we can safely say that the handset is expected to perform decently with the processor backing it.
Why Should You Not buy?
Hybrid SIM Slot: The one and foremost drawback with the Xiaomi Redmi 4 is that it can either support dual SIM card or a single SIM and microSD card. This might prove to be a big issue for those who use dual SIM and also want to expand storage, there is no hope.
Coolpad Note 5 Lite: At this price when you think of an alternative, the first handset that comes to the mind is Coolpad Note 5 Lite. This handset comes with fingerprint scanner, 13 Megapixels snapper on the rear panel, 5-inch display with a resolution of 720p and 2500 mAh battery. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system and is powered by a Quad-core processor clocked at 1 GHz.
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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Question – How much Internal storage space is free? Can Apps be moved to SD card?
Answer – This handset comes with 16 GB of inbuilt storage, of which around 10 GB of space is available to the user. It can also easily move supported apps to the expandable storage if required.
Question – Is USB OTG supported?
Answer – Yes, Xiaomi Redmi 4 comes with USB OTG feature.
Question - Does it come with Dual Tone LED Flash?
Answer – No, unfortunately the handset comes with single LED flash.
Question – Do both SIM cards support 4G?
Answer – Yes, both SIM card slots in Redmi 4 support 4G LTE.
Question – Is the battery removable?
Answer – No, the battery of this handset is non-removable.
Question – Does it record Slow motion Videos? What is the highest Video Resolution?
Answer – No, this smartphone cannot record slow motion videos. It can record videos in the highest resolution of 1080p.
Question – How is the software?
Answer – It comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system, which makes for a good user experience. The operating system has been skinned with the newest MIUI for even better ease of usage on this handset.
Question – Does it support VoLTE?
Answer – Yes, the smartphone does support VoLTE feature.
Question – What comes inside the box?
Answer – Handset, Charger, User Guide, Warranty Card