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REVIEW - Xiaomi Redmi 4A | The best entry level

xiaomi redmi 4a review

Il 2016 it was a year very productive per Xiaomi, given the high number of products introduced invading (or almost) the hi tech market. In these days we tested one of the recent devices of the Chinese brand, to be precise the one that currently costs less among Xiaomi smartphones, that is the Xiaomi Redmi 4A.

But for less than 100 € will it be worth buying it? Let's find out together within our Full review!

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Xiaomi Redmi 4A - Sales package

The sales box is iconically white, as traditionally Xiaomi. It is not denied even in the endowment of sale, quite thin. In fact, in the package we find:

  • Xiaomi Redmi 4A;
  • wall charger with Chinese outlet da 5V 1A;
  • USB cable - micro USB;
  • quick instruction manual in Chinese;
  • pin for the extraction of the SIM trolley.

Xiaomi Redmi 4A - Design and Materials

At a first glance this Xiaomi Redmi 4A it looks a lot light and easy to handle, thanks also to the low weight of 131 grams.

The whole body is made of plastic, with a surface satin which gives it greater value. All edges are rounded and the design it results a lot clean, with dimensions that stand on 139.5 x 70.4 x 8.5 mm. 

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On the right side there are the Power button and volume balance and on the left one the extractable trolley that can hold one Microphone and a nano SIM or a Micro SIM and a micro SD.

Below we find the micro USB connector and the first microphone, while above the according to microphone for the reduction of environmental noise, as well as the infrared sensor and the mini jack entrance.

Later the company has decided to place it speaker, as on other own products low-cost, combining it with the presence of a camera and the single flash LED. Finally, the logo is slightly recessed into the body and features a glossy finish.

Frontally we have a glass with no type of curvature and the three capacitive keys not backlit, while above the display the proximity and brightness sensors, the ear capsule and the front camera. The Notification LED it's kind of RGB and it is almost in correspondence with the Home button.

Speaking of the sensors, the first is noted problem, due to occasional malfunction of proximity sensor: in a couple of occasions has in fact stopped working, not allowing me to call without the fear of touching the screen and activate some function erroneously.

Xiaomi Redmi 4A - Display

The display is a matrix unit IPS da 5 inches diagonal and resolution HD, with pixel density from PPI 295.

I colors I'm very lit and enough faithful. Only the neri they are too much poco deep and tending to Grey already with slight angles. In any case it is possible to set the calibration that more is preferred inside the Settings.

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Il brightness sensor è reactive and even under daylight comfort in reading is average.

Il touch screen è fast is always accurate in detecting the touch, as well as sufficient It also seems to be the oleophobic treatment of the front glass.

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Xiaomi Redmi 4A - Hardware and Performance

At the hardware level this Xiaomi Redmi 4A mounts a processor quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425, with 64-bit Cortex-A53 architecture and clock frequency set to 1.4 GHz.

Everything is combined with 2 GB of LPDDR3-667 single channel RAM and an internal storage of 16 GB, expandable up to 128 GB.

The GPU is one Adreno 308 at 400 MHz and offers gaming sessions abbastanza satisfactory in terms of fluidity, but not so much for the level of details, which result bassi but sufficient.

La web browsing I found it comfortable both with the system browser and with Chrome, with performances that are practically equivalent. The speed of opening the pages is good and also the uploads of satisfactory multimedia files, resulting better than other products present in his price range.

Xiaomi Redmi 4A - Camera

Il sensor of the camera back it is not specified and we have little information about it. We only know it's from 13 mega-pixels and has an opening f / 2.2.

xiaomi-redmi-4a-photo-01- Scatti in daytime hours are good as well as the macro. In exceptional cases we come to the rescueHDR that manages the whites very well, giving back greater clarity image.

Di notte the sensor is more in difficulty, especially col balancing of the shine. The LED flash, even if single illumina the scene in a manner optimal, making even medium distance shots sufficient.

The front sensor, from 5 mega-pixels and with opening f / 2.2, is Partner for shots to instantly share on social.

Xiaomi Redmi 4A - Video

Videos are shot at a maximum resolution in Full HD a 30 fps. An image stabilization system is not included, but a autofocus CAF, enough fast and reactive.

Xiaomi Redmi 4A - Audio

L'audio the speaker it has a quality sufficient. The frequencies are not completely flattened, but also ad high volume the sound is slightly metallic. Being positioned at the back, resting the smartphone on any one surface the sound comes deadened heavily penalizing the acoustic experience.

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Il work it also allows you to customize theequalizer according to the type of earphones in our possession, choosing from a series of options mainly related to products Xiaomi.

With regard to the telephony we can not give full enough to this product. Given that the quality è good, there is a chronic delay between the moment you are responds actually at call and the moment we hear it response on the other side, with about 2 seconds of emptiness that can annoy. Apart from this problem, the audio provided by the speaker has a good output and also from the headset capsule the quality is excellent.

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Xiaomi Redmi 4A - Connectivity

Speaking of connectivity, the device offers support dual SIM 4G stand-by with no 20 band. Under the network VodafoneIn any case, I did not find any signal drop, always having one stable connection.

even the Wi-Fi of type 802.11 b / g / n did not disappoint, returning a decent one coverage, cosím come il Bluetooth 4.1, which has always remained connected to a smartband.

Satellite navigation through GPS / A-GPS / GLONASS he did not particularly convince me, but in this range of price I think it's absolutely the top tried until now. To report then the presence of the IR sensorFM radio and connectivity OTG.

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Xiaomi Redmi 4A - Software

La MIUI 8.1.2.0 is based on Android Marshmallow 6.0.1, with security patcha dating back to 1th November of 2016.

Le functions that characterize the MIUI they are the same as the last Xiaomi that mount this version. The most interesting are the creation of a Second Space on the phone, which in effect leads to having 2 smartphone in 1, And the Dual App, with which to duplicate application such as Facebook, so as to use more account. 

The system is also rich in numerous possibilities energy saving, as well as personalization ofinterface, through access to Themes and Backgrounds inside the store. You can enable them notifications directly from the menu Settings, deciding i permits to apply.

At power up i Google services they will not be present, but just access the store di Xiaomi and with a simple step download the whole package, with which to install also the Play Store.

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With regard to notifications I did not find big problems: have always been timely except a couple of times, but nothing transcendental.

Ultimately, the opening of the uses and fluidity of the system satisfied me but with reserve: eg Instagram, as well as Whatsapp, have crashed more than once throughout the period of use, denoting aoptimization not excellent.

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Xiaomi Redmi 4A - Autonomy

In its market segment, the Xiaomi Redmi 4A it is in all respects a sample of autonomy. The non-removable battery mounted is a unit from 3120 mAh.

On a day with GPS and Bluetooth active, 1 hours di GPS navigation, use intense di social e email, a mix of connection Wi-Fi e 4G, I reached the 50%  18.00, with 4 hours on screen turned on. In short, even with a busy day it is difficult to attack it before midnight.

La recharge complete takes place in approx 2 hours.

Xiaomi Redmi 4A - Conclusions

If we consider the price lower than the 100 euro, not just the constructive quality of this Redmi 4A is al top for the price to which it is sold, but above all the sector hardware el 'autonomy they win with many points behind their competitors and future ones updates they could even make it top.

Lo Xiaomi Redmi 4A is available on To2c at a price of 89 € using the coupon "GIZCHINA". Through the shipping option "UE Express"It is also possible avoid customs duties.

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