After the success of Redmi Note 3, Redmi 3S, 3S Prime, Redmi Note 4, Redmi 4A, now Xiaomi India is back with another budget phone with decent specifications. Yes, Xiaomi India has launched their new smartphones under Redmi 4 series. The all new Redmi 4 variants were launched in India a few days back in a grand event in held in New Delhi. There are 3 variants launched during the event one with 2 GB RAM, the second one with 3 GB RAM and the third one with 4GB RAM. All the variants will feature the fingerprint sensor and 4100 mAh battery.
Many of the visitors and my friends have asked about the features and some doubts about the devices. To clarify the frequently asked questions about the device, I’ve made this post.
Frequently Asked Questions about Redmi 4 [All Variants]:
Note: Before we start, please note that all the 3 variants of the phone feature same design, camera, fingerprint sensor and other specs. The only difference between the variants is the RAM, Storage and obviously the price. Hence please look at the question about RAM, storage, and price for the difference between the three variants. Rest of the questions and answers will be applicable to all variants.
How do Redmi 4 look, design and its dimensions?
Redmi 4 comes in a metal body frame that is made of anodized aluminum. It is a 5-inch smartphone with 2.5D curved glass and IPS HD [720p] display with Night display, reading mode support. On the front, we have the earpiece, sensors, and front facing camera on top and notification light, physical navigation buttons on the bottom. On the top, we have 3.5 mm audio port, IR blaster and secondary noise cancellation microphone.
On the left, we have volume buttons and power button. Bottom we have speaker grill, charging port, speaker/microphone. We have the hybrid SIM slot on the right side. On the backside of the phone, we have the rear camera with flash located on the top and the fingerprint sensor at the center. Also, we have the standard MI logo on the back side bottom.
The dimension of the phone is 39.24mm x 69.96mm x 8.65mm.
What is the weight of the smartphone?
The weight of the smartphone is 150 grams.
What processor is used in Redmi 4?
It comes with a 1.4 GHz Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor.
What is the GPU used in Redmi 4?
It has Adreno 505 GPU.
What is the Screen size of Xiaomi Redmi 4 smartphone?
It comes with a 5-inch IPS HD display with 2.5 D curved glass and 450nit high-brightness.
Does it have Adaptive Brightness?
Yes, it has Adaptive Brightness feature.
Does Redmi 4 have any screen Protection?
There is no official statement about the protection of the screen. But it undergoes some protection it seems.
Does the Redmi 4 Have Dual SIM Slots?
Yes, it has dual SIM hybrid slots. You can use two SIMs [Micro+Nano] or one SIM [Micro] and one microSD card at a time.
What type of SIM supported in Redmi 4?
Both SIM supports 4G data?
Does Redmi 4 have VoLTE support?
Yes. It supports 4G LTE and VoLTE out of the box.
Does it support all LTE bands in India?
Yes, it supports all India LTE bands and VoLTE out of the box.
What are the other connectivity options in Redmi 4?
- WiFi – 802.11 b/g/n dual-band Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Display / Wi-Fi Direct,
- Bluetooth – Bluetooth 4.2 / Bluetooth HID ,
- GPS – GPS/AGPS/GLONASS/BeiDou positioning
Does it has 3.5 mm audio jack?
Yes, it has 3.5 mm audio jack.
What is the RAM and inbuilt memory in Redmi 4 and whether it has micro SD Card support?
Redmi 4 comes in 3 different variants
- 2 GB RAM + 16 GB Storage Variant
- 3 GB RAM + 32 GB Storage Variant
- 4 GB RAM + 64 GB Storage Variant
All the three variants have the expandable memory capacity through microSD slot. There is no separate microSD slot available, but you can use the second SIM slot to insert the microSD card and the memory can be expandable up to 128GB with the microSD card.
What is the battery capacity of Redmi 4?
Redmi 4 comes with a 4100 mAh battery.
Can we remove the battery?
What is Camera feature in Redmi 4?
It is bundled with a 13 MP rear camera with ƒ/2.0 aperture, LED flash, PDAF, 5-element lens. The front camera is 5 MP with f/2.2 aperture.
Does it support 4K Video recording?
Can we shoot 1080p/720p videos on Redmi 4?
Yes, you can record 1080p/720p HD videos on Redmi 4.
Can we play HD videos?
No, the smartphone can only play videos up to HD [1280 x 720 pixels] resolution.
Does Redmi 4 support OTG?
Yes, it supports OTG.
Does Redmi 4 have the fingerprint sensor?
Yes, Redmi 4 has the Fingerprint sensor and it is placed on the backside of the phone in all variants.
How many Fingerprints can be registered?
You can add up to 5 fingerprint profiles.
Does Redmi 4 have IR blaster?
Yes, and it is located at the top near the audio port.
Can we you use Redmi 4 as Remote?
The built-in IR blaster supports appliances from thousands of brands.
Does it have NFC feature?
Does Redmi 4 has LED Notification light?
Yes. It is located below the physical home button at the bottom of the screen.
What are the sensors available in Redmi 4?
- Fingerprint sensor
- Infrared Sensor
- Accelerometer sensor
- Ambient Light sensor
- Gyroscope sensor
- Proximity sensor
- Compass sensor
Whether the 3 physical navigation buttons on Redmi 4 has backlit?
No, the navigation buttons don’t have backlit.
What Operating System is loaded in Redmi 4?
Redmi 4 runs on Android Marshmallow with MIUI 8 on top.
Do we have Dual apps feature?
Does it offer theme options?
What are the color variants available on Redmi 4?
The Redmi 4 will be available in Black and Gold colors.
What is the price of Redmi 4?
- Redmi 4 2GB RAM + 16 GB ROM Variant is priced at Rs.6,999
- Redmi 4 3GB RAM + 32 GB ROM Variant is priced at Rs.8,999
- Redmi 4 4GB RAM + 64 GB ROM Variant is priced at Rs.10,999
Where and When can I Buy Redmi 4 device?
Redmi 4 will be available on 23rd May 2017 at 12 noon on Mi.com and Amazon.in. The 4GB + 64GB variant will be launched by June end.
Bangalore Mi Fans can also buy Redmi 4 from our 1st Mi Home in India (at Phoenix Market City, Bangalore) starting 20th May. They can also pre-book a device from Mi.com between 16th and 19th May and pick it from the Mi Home on 20th May.
Pros for Redmi 4:
- Snapdragon 435 chipset
- 4100 mAh battery
- 4G LTE and VoLTE Support
- Fingerprint Sensor
- IR Blaster
Cons for Redmi 4:
- Hybrid SIM Slot
- No Nougat out of the box, still running on Marshmallow
Hope the post will be useful. If you have more questions, please feel free to comment. I will answer it ASAP and update it in this post.
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