The Xiaomi Redmi 4A Latest Smartphone

The Launch !!!

Xiaomi Redmi 4A smartphone was launched in November 2016. The phone comes with a 5.00-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1280 pixels at a PPI of 296 pixels per inch. Xiaomi Redmi 4A price in India starts from Rs. 5,999.

The Xiaomi Redmi 4A is powered by 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor and it comes with 2GB of RAM. The phone packs 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Xiaomi Redmi 4A packs a 13-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

The Xiaomi Redmi 4A runs Android 6.0 and is powered by a 3120mAh non removable battery. It measures 139.50 x 70.40 x 8.50 (height x width x come with fingerprint scanner.

The Xiaomi Redmi 4A is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Micro-SIM and Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, Infrared, USB OTG, FM, 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope.

Even though majority of the smartphones today come with metallic construction, theXiaomi Redmi 4A has a plastic body. It has a polycarbonate matte-finished back with a 13MP rear camera and LED flash at the top left corner, and the Mi branding and speaker grille at the bottom. The back is exactly the same as the previously-launched Redmi 3S. However, there’s no fingerprint sensor on the Redmi 4A. We believe this might drive away some potential users, as even the most basic of smartphones come with fingerprint scanners these days.

Having slightly curved edges, the 4A has the volume rocker and power buttons on the right, and the SIM slot on the left. The bottom edge has a microUSB port and the top has a 3.5mm audio jack. The front is dominated by a 5-inch display. The screen has three capacitive (non-backlit) keys and an LED indicator below it, and the earpiece and 5MP selfie-camera above it.

Talking about the display, the Redmi 4A has a 5-inch HD display of 720×1280 pixel resolution and 296ppi pixel density. In our time with the device, we found the display to be good enough for an entry level smartphone. It has accurate colour reproduction and impressive viewing angles. The sunlight legibility is good too. The display has a ‘Reading Mode’ which eliminates all the Blue light, reducing eye strain. You can also change the strength for Reading Mode and also select the apps in which you require it to be activated.

Overall,  the design of the Xiaomi Redmi 4A to be quite likeable. At the given price, it offers great looks, a good display and is lightweight too.

Xiaomi Redmi 4A is powered by a 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor coupled with Adreno 308 GPU. It offers 2GB RAM along with 16GB of internal storage. The storage can be expanded via microSD cards of up to 128GB in size.

The Redmi 4A runs Xiaomi’s MIUI 8 skin based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The interface is clean and user friendly. But there is no app drawer and all apps are placed on multiple home-screens. The device offers a ‘second space’, which enables users to have different profiles with separate wallpapers, apps, files and photos. Other MIUI-specific features include a Child Mode that lets users lock apps, a hovering ‘Quick Ball’ button which provides quick shortcuts and a One-Handed Mode that shrinks the display to one corner of the screen.

The phones comes pre-loaded with third-party apps such as Facebook, Amazon Kindle, MakeMyTrip that can be uninstalled.

Just like majority of other Xiaomi smartphones, the Redmi 4A comes with an IR blaster that can be used to control home appliances such as TV and ACs. The pre-installed Mi remote app enables users to add multiple remote controls for different appliances and use them from the phone itself.

Key Specs

Screen Size 5.00-inch
Resolution 720×1280 pixels
Storage 16GB
Processor 1.4GHz quad-core
Rear Camera 13-megapixel
Front Camera 5-megapixel
  • Android 6.0
Battery Capacity 3120mAh

Xiaomi Redmi 4A detailed specifications


Release date November 2016
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 139.50 70.40 8.50
Weight (g) 131.50
Battery capacity (mAh) 3120
Removable battery No
Colours Golden, Rose Gold, Dark Grey
SAR value NA


Screen size (inches) 5.00
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720×1280 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 296


Processor 1.4GHz quad-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 128


Rear camera 13-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 5-megapixel


Operating System Android 6.0
Skin MIUI 8


Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.10
Infrared Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM Type Micro-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes


Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No
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