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Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime

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INTRODUCTION

Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime
Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime

Xiaomi has been continuously upping their game in the smartphone industry by launching decent smartphones at an affordable price tag. The Xiaomi smartphones are not only budget friendly but also offer some decent hardware too. Adding to its long list of smartphones, Xiaomi, is all set to launch its “Redmi 4” smartphone. It is believed that the smartphone features some nifty upgrades compared to its predecessor and is set to rock the smartphone market. So, let’s see what this smartphone might offer in real life and how it might work in real life.

DESIGN AND DISPLAY

Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime Design and Display
Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime Design & Build

The Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime features with a 2.5D curved glass just like its sibling Xiaomi Redmi 4. The Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime has a similar design as the Xiaomi Redmi 4 and shares the same form factor as its sibling, as this smartphone also comes with 5 inches display. Metal alloy has been used in the back of the phone, while plastic is used in front and some part of the rear panel. To the back of the phone, just below the rear camera is provided with the fingerprint scanner, which works great and with high accuracy. The external dimensions of this phone are 5.56 x 2.74 x 0.35 inches. The phone is expected to weigh 156, which again is reasonable.

The Redmi 4 Prime shall be available in three colour variant i.e. Gold, Dark Gray and Silver. The display of the phone shall feature a 5.0 inches FHD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display that shall provide a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and roughly translates to 441 pixels-per-inch pixel density. The viewing angles appear to be great, and the sunlight legibility is decent too. Overall, the design and display of the phone are fantastic.

PERFORMANCE AND CONFIGURATION

Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime Performance
Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime Performance

The phone is powered by a 2.0 GHz Octa-core Cortex-A53 processor which is be backed by a Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 chipset. The processor provided in the phone works great and the use of next-gen Snapdragon 625 chipset seems to be an icing on the cake. With the provided hardware configuration, playing all kinds of games and videos would be no problem. Some lag or stutter might be observed while multi-tasking, however, they are occasional and quite rare in general performance. The smartphone comes with 32GB of internal memory, which could be expanded up to 256 GB using the Hybrid SIM card slot provided in the phone. The phone runs on Android platform and works on Android OS, version 6.0.1 i.e. Marshmallow with the help of Xiaomi MIUI 8 UI. The smartphone is provided with a 3GB of RAM to give the users a smooth experience while navigating through various apps on the phone. The phone supports 4G/LTE networks and allows dual SIM compatibility.

CAMERA AND MULTIMEDIA

Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime Camera
Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime Camera

The phone shall feature a 13MP, f/2.2 primary camera that would be supported by phase detection autofocus and dual tone dual-LED flashlight. The front camera shall come with 5 MP, f/2.2 camera. HD Video recording can be done by the camera at frames like 1080p@30fps. The images captured by the camera are decent, and that’s about it. The images captured by the phone lack a certain amount of detail and sometimes turn out to be dull. Contrary to the rear camera, the front shooter works impressively well. The smartphone features loudspeaker that which we found out that it didn’t get loud enough. A 3.5mm audio jack with active noise cancellation and the dedicated mic is also provided in the phone.

BATTERY AND CONNECTIVITY

Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime Charging-Slot
Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime Charging-Slot

The battery provided in the smartphone is a whopping 4100 mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery. In day to day life, the battery can easily work up to two days with moderate to heavy usage. The phone also support fast charging. The smartphone backs basic functions, such as Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot, Bluetooth version 4.1 with A2DP and LE, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, Infrared, FM Radio and microUSB. The infrared blaster provided in the smartphone shall help the users to use the smartphone as a remote control. Apart from fingerprint scanner, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass sensor are provided in the phone.

PROS AND CONS


WHAT WE LIKED
  • Features with stylish exteriors and amazing display.
  • The front shooter takes amazing pics in bright light conditions.
  • The battery that can last for days and supports fast charging.
WHAT CAN BE IMPROVED
  • Mediocre rear camera.
  • Use of hybrid SIM card tray.

ONLINE STORES

  • img-ques How much RAM has been provided in the Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime?
  • img-ans The Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime comes with 3GB of RAM, which is pretty decent for a budget segment smartphone.
  • img-ques Does the phone supports FM Radio?
  • img-ans Yes, the phone provides support for FM Radio.
  • img-ques In total how many sensors have been provided in the Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime?
  • img-ans The Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime comes with a total of five sensors that include Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity and compass.
  • img-ques Does the phone feature with a metallic body?
  • img-ans Yes, the phone sports a metallic body that provides an attractive look to the smartphone.
  • img-ques What kind of color variants are available for the phone?
  • img-ans The phone is available in three color variants i.e. Gold, Dark Gray and Silver.
  • img-ques Does the phone feature with a fingerprint scanner? If yes, where is it located?
  • img-ans Yes, the phone does come with a fingerprint scanner, the scanner is located on the rear of the phone and is touch based.
  • img-ques How many SIM card does the phone supports?
  • img-ans The Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime supports two SIM cards, however, be aware that the phone features with a hybrid SIM card slot.
  • img-ques Does the phone features with a microSD card slot?
  • img-ans As told earlier, the phone features with a hybrid SIM card slot, which means that you can use one Micro SIM and one Nano SIM.
  • img-ques Does the phone features with the latest Android OS?
  • img-ans No, the phone runs on the Android version 6.0 i.e. Marshmallow.
  • img-ques In the future when can one expect the phone to get the Android 7.0 Nougat update?
  • img-ans There is no information regarding when the phone will get the Android 7.0 Nougat update.
  • img-ques What kind of cameras are provided in Xiaomi Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime?
  • img-ans The Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime sports a 13MP rear camera with f/2.2 lens aperture, phase detection autofocus and LED flashlight. The phone also features a 5MP front camera.
  • img-ques Does the phone provides support for LTE and VoLTE networks?
  • img-ans The answer is yes, the phone does support LTE and VoLTE.
  • img-ques Can I quick charge the Redmi 4 Prime?
  • img-ans Yes, you can quick charge your phone.
  • img-ques How much internal storage is provided in the phone? Is the internal storage expandable?
  • img-ans The phone features with 32GB of internal storage. The internal storage can be expanded up to 256GB using the microSD card slot provided in the phone.
  • img-ques What kind of battery is provided in the phone?
  • img-ans The phone comes with 4100 mAh Li-Polymer battery.
  • img-ques Is the battery provided in the Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime removable?
  • img-ans No, the phone doesn’t feature with a removable battery.