Xiaomi India has launched the Redmi 4A in the country for INR 5,999 and after going through its long list of awesome specifications we must call it a great budgeted Smartphone at a cheap price.
There were rumors about the launch of 4A in the country and on March 20, 2017 it got listed on Amazon India where it is exclusive (surprisingly it’s not Flipkart this time) and immediately internet got exploded (as expected).
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The sale of Redmi 4A will start on Amazon starting 23rd March 12PM.
Xiaomi was rated as the best mobile supplier in India for 2016 and they would like to keep going at this fast pace.
So, before we start our review let’s look at the specs.
Xiaomi Redmi 4A Specifications
- Launched date: March 20, 2017
- Runs Marshmallow from Android v6.0 with MIUI 8interface
- 5-inches HD IPS LCD display, 294 ppi
- 13 MP main and 5 MP selfie camera both with 2.2 F aperture
- 3120mAh battery
- 4G VoLTE compatible
- 16 GB internal and 128 GB expandable memory
- Weighs just 131 grams
- RAM of 2 GB
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset
- Quad-core processor, 1.4 GHz
- Adreno 308 as graphic engine
Xiaomi Redmi 4A Pros and Cons
|Snapdragon 425, fastest we could get at this price||No fingerprint scanner|
|Large storage options using a microSD card||Lacks the screen protection|
|Great imaging and video capabilities|
|Good battery back|
|Cheap, a real budget offering|
As we can see there were lots of expectation from it and the model indeed has set the bar high. It’s a great phone and even though it has few disadvantages but keeping the price tag in mind, we have a superb device on our hand.
Xiaomi Redmi 4A full review and verdict
There is just one big unique fact about it and it has nothing to do with the software or hardware but the popularity of this model.
Now, many tech gurus across the internet started giving their opinion and I couldn’t read all of them because there were just too many but I noticed one thing, all mentioned the all plastic build of Redmi 4A and it took many by surprise including me.
It’s not easy to digest the fact that a company of such a high-caliber would give us a full plastic body handset and yes it does weigh spectacularly light but at a time when many low-range Smartphone now comes with a full metallic body, it’s quite interesting to see how the consumer will react to it.
But still, worth mentioning that there is a reasonably large battery inside and even after that it weighs really light. Perfect!
When you hold it from distance it looks just like another good-looking phone but when you bring it closer it might remind you and take you back to the likes of Redmi 3s prime and even Mi4i.
Rest all aside, buy it for its unbelievably cheap price. What you get is a great all-rounder that is highly likely to last for years.
Updated on March 23rd: Xiaomi sold a record 2,50,000 4A in India via Amazon in 4 minutes in first flash sale. The brand also revealed that more than 10,00,000 users have set “notify me” alert post the announcement on march 20th.