Over a very short period of time, we were literally invaded by a series of devices presented by Xiaomi. From concept phones, through the top of the range to reach the entry level. Today, under our magnifying glass, we test it Xiaomi Redmire 4 Pro, which, among the new devices of the series redmi 4, the product with the best technical specifications is on paper.
He presents a line almost entirely taken from his older brother Redmi Note 4 and a brand new one SoC Qualcomm, combined with an imposing integrated battery. Are you curious to find out how good this device can offer? You just have to find out by following us in ours Full review!
If you are interested in buying the device, you can buy it on To2c a 155.22 € version 3 / 32 GB.
Xiaomi Redmi 4 Pro, the full review of GizChina.it
Xiaomi Redmi 4 Pro - Sales package
Il sales box, in line with that of the latest devices presented by the Asian house, is white, with a large number "4" which occupies the entire frontal area. In any case, inside we find the typical, sparse, endowment of Xiaomi, that is:
- Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime;
- a wall charger with Chinese plug and 5V / 2A output;
- a USB cable - microUSB;
- quick instruction manuals in Chinese;
- the pin for removing the SIM.
Xiaomi Redmi 4 Pro - Design and materials
Xiaomi Redmire 4 Pro is characterized by a metal unibody body and, to tell the truth, it really is very well done, equipped with an excellent solidity e strength, sensations that it manages to transmit from the first moments in which it is held.
Personally I have never really appreciated the design of the series Redmi but this Redmi 4 Pro I really enjoyed it. Very elegant in the lines, taken by his older brother Note, which accomplices the more compact dimensions make it much more graceful.
In the back, above, there is only one horizontal band in polycarbonate, very well connected to the body, designed to guarantee one better reception to the device. Moreover, the slight milling along the perimeter edges of the. Is pleasant and elegant Xiaomi Redmire 4 Pro, which is even more evident on the four rounded corners.
Redmi 4 ProDespite being very compact, it is not a featherweight. I'm 156 i grams that you can read on the scale. The pros are that you have the feeling, real, of being dealing with a solid object, the opposite is that devices of the same size are often lighter and easier to handle. excellent also the finishes of biometric sensor, fast and always correct in taking the fingerprint, and those of the camera, whose dual dual tone led flash is positioned to the left of the sensor.
On the lower side of the Xiaomi Redmire 4 Pro we find the system speaker, the main microphone and the micro-USB connector for charging.
On the left side, then, was inserted dual SIM slot able to host a Nano and a Micro card, or a Nano and a SIM microSD to expand the memory.
The right side then houses the Power button and the volume rocker.
At the top, we find the second microphone for noise reduction, the infrared sensor and the mini-jack input for headphones.
Finally, on the front, the device presents at the top the ear capsule, the Notification LED Customizable RGB, the brightness and proximity sensors as well as the front camera from 5 mega-pixels. At the bottom there are, instead, the three home back and multitasking keys, clearly visible but unfortunately not backlit.
Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime - Display
Really very convincing in this Xiaomi Redmire 4 Pro, and the . Tested under various conditions, the panel from 5 Full HD Thumbs 1920 x 1080 pixels with array IPS LCD of which this smartphone is equipped, can give satisfaction in practically every context.
With a pixel density of well PPI 441, the display of Xiaomi Redmire 4 Pro owns one chromatic fidelity really impeccable, in addition to enjoying one good brightness and a quick automatic adjustment to the light conditions in which you are located. There are, as usual, the menus of the settings of the display, where you can modify parameters such as color temperature as well as activate the reading mode.
Xiaomi Redmi 4 Pro - Hardware and performance
Lo Xiaomi Redmire 4 Pro, that is the variant in our possession, is moved by a Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC 625, octa-core with 64 bit architecture: 8 x 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53. The novelty of this SoC resides in the production process realized in 14 nm which should guarantee better energy management, in any case, of good performance.
They are then present 3 GB of RAM LPDDR3 to 933MHz e 32 GB internal memory, expandable via microSD to 128 GB. There is, however, a slightly lower variant of the device (Standard Edition) which has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC on board, 2 GB of LPDDR3 RAM at 933MHz and 16 GB of internal storage.
Xiaomi Redmire 4 Pro runs well in everyday operations, as well as in the pushed multitasking or even in the Gaming, where it shows no sign of subsidence or difficulty. Excellent la Adreno GPU 506 to 650 MHz, which guarantees a good frame rate during the gaming sessions, without reaching alarming grades maximum temperatures during use.
No major problems during the web browsing: Redmi 4 Pro it is quick in loading and fluid in interacting with web content. As usual, for most of the devices coming from the China and not officially imported, we recommend to adopt VPN extensions for Google Chrome for browsing.
Xiaomi Redmi 4 Pro - Antutu Benchmark
Xiaomi Redmi 4 Pro - Audio
All in all a good choice to place the system speaker along the bottom edge of the smartphone. The quality, unfortunately, is not excellent; not so much for the maximum volume of reproduction, but for the particularly metallic shade that tends to distort with increasing volume.
The situation in the headphones is far superior, where the audio is full-bodied, well balanced and there is the possibility to configure the equalization according to personal tastes or through some presets available by default.
Xiaomi Redmi 4 Pro - Connectivity
The Xiaomi Redmi 4 Pro presents the support in Dual SIM of type stand-by with support to 4G, thanks to the modem LTE Cat.4, And the Volta.
Beyond theassenza area of 20 band, we have not found no problem in Data connection 4G LTE, with rapid cell changes without any kind of uncertainty.
We have no problem with reception Wi-Fi, accompanied by connectivity Bluetooth 4.2 e GPS / A-GPS / GLONASS for satellite navigation, always well reactive.
Present, besides, both the IR sensor that the FM radio.
Xiaomi Redmi 4 Pro - Camera
As anticipated, in the video recording test in Full HD a 30 fps I could not find information on the sensor manufacturer of both cameras of this Redmi 4 Pro. However, at the back there is a sensor from 13 mega-pixels with opening f / 2.2, autofocus PDAF and double LED flash dual tone.
In good light conditions and during the daylight hours, the shots are satisfactory, especially considering the price range in which the device is placed. The shots are absolutely acceptable for social use, a limit of course is given by the not particularly large opening of the sensor itself.
In night, or in any case when the light goes down, the quality of the photographs is also lowering, which only the sufficiency touches, since it is present not poco noise as well as slightly offset colors. Good work of the flash, powerful and with shots of objects or people close together, all in all guarantees a decent quality in the final result.
The mode is not present HDR Auto and the mode is rather thin Manual, where it is possible to set only the ISO and white balance. The front room, on the other hand, is a unit from 5 mega-pixels also with opening f / 2.2, which manages to take some acceptable photographs but nothing more.
- Photo with HDR
- Photos with Active Flash
Xiaomi Redmi 4 Pro - FullHD 1080p video recording test
Xiaomi Redmi 4 Pro - Software
On board this Redmi 4 Pro are Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, accompanied by the new version of the interface Xiaomi, or the MIUI 8.
Currently still there is no global version with native support Italian language and to services Google which, despite this, can be easily installed. However, in daily use, this Redmi 4 Pro è fluid and reactive, free of bugs and / or impositions, sign of one good optimization.
Present the functions "Second space", Able to separate the available space in your device as if we had two smartphones in one, useful for example to separate the private sphere from the working one,"Lite Mode", Which makes it possible to make the whole interface of the MIUI simplified to the maximum, and "Dual Apps”, Useful for setting up multiple instant messaging app accounts, such as WhatsApp.
Finally, we find an extensive menu "Battery & Performance", Very complete, thanks to which it will be possible to better manage the energy consumption and even the background apps from which you want to receive notifications.
Xiaomi Redmi 4 Pro - Autonomy
The battery supplied with the Xiaomi Redmire 4 Pro it is a unit from well 4000 mAh not removable that I had to really mistreat to be able to download it completely. I covered with a charge well 1 days e 18 hours of use intense, with a result of well 9 hours of active screen. I think that further comments are completely superfluous. The result without a shadow of doubt is guaranteed bylarge capacity area of battery, assisted by one Snapdragon 625 absolutely park in consumption.
Just to give you an idea of the potential, with regard to the autonomy of this device, it is the fact that I have deliberately not used any energy savings and I have bound the MIUI not to close any background process. I've always had two active SIMs, I used poco Wi-Fi, 20 minutes of navigation with Maps, 40 minutes of live FB for the presentation of the OnePlus 3T and more videos on YouTube, 1 hour and a half of calls
Without considering three push mails, Telegram and WhatsApp. In short, more than an entry-level smartphone, it would find a suitable location even among the battery-phone.
Xiaomi Redmi 4 Pro - Photo Gallery
Xiaomi Redmi 4 Pro - Final considerations
Lo Xiaomi Redmire 4 Pro he convinced me, on the whole. Needless to say that some aspects could be improved but we must not forget that this smartphone is placed on the market at a price of about 150 euro. It is well built, pleasant in design, has a great display and not lags never in everyday use, ensuring surprising autonomy.
Of course, the photographic industry is not at the top, as well as the sound of the speaker, but it is said that there can be no improvement knowing that Xiaomi It is usual to constantly update their devices. It would be excellent if it were released, then, one ROM Global, purged of useless Chinese applications for our market and equipped with Google services di default.
Overall, it is really difficult to find so much in a smartphone at this price. If you are interested in buying the device, you can buy it on To2c a 155.22 euros version 3 / 32 GB.