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Xiaomi Redmi 4 and Redmi 4A - details, price and availability

The Xiaomi Redmi series is being expanded further. With the Redmi 4 and the Redmi 4A, two new mid-range smartphones and an inexpensive entry-level smartphone will appear in November 2016. In this article, you can find out how the devices are equipped, what they cost and when you can expect a purchase option in this country!

The Xiaomi Redmi series has been expanded further. With the Redmi 4 and the Redmi 4A, two new mid-range smartphones and an inexpensive entry-level smartphone were released in November 2016. In this article you can find out how the devices are equipped, what they cost and where they are available!

Xiaomi Redmire 4

Two models with different equipment

Xiaomi Redmi 4 test

Redmi 4 standard

A total of two models have appeared under the name Xiaomi Redmi 4. Both models use the same design, but differ in terms of hardware. The standard model relies on one Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor with a total of 8 processor cores that clock at up to 1.4GHz. With a total of 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, this model also belongs to the lower middle class. The display resolves with a 5 inch display diagonal with 1280 x 720 pixels. Bluetooth 4.1 and dual-band WiFi are used for wireless transmission.

Redmi 4 Prime

The second variant of the new Redmi smartphone, which was also announced under the name Redmi 4 Prime, relies on a more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor. This is also an octa-core processor, but it clocks at up to 2GHz. There is another difference in the memory sizes. The LPDDR3 working memory of the Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime is a whopping 3GB, the internal memory is 32GB. The display also has a resolution of full HD (1920 x 1080) instead of HD, with the display diagonal remaining the same at 5 inches. The Bluetooth standard amounts to version 4.2, dual-band WiFi is also available.

XIaomi Redmi 4 Prime Test


The housing dimensions (141.3mm x 69.6mm x 8,9 mm) and the weight (156g) are identical for both devices. The housing is made of metal and comes in a “unibody design” where the battery cannot be replaced.

The built-in cameras are also identical. The main camera has a resolution of 13 megapixels in both models. A 5 layer lens with f / 2.2 aperture is used. Both models have PDAF autofocus and only differ in terms of the flash. The Redmi 4 Prime uses a dual LED flash, the standard version only offers a single LED flash. The front camera has a resolution of 5 megapixels.

Xiaomi Redmi 4 Review

The 2G, 3G and 4G bands commonly used by Xiaomi are also supported on this smartphone. LTE Band 20 is missing from this version, which is intended purely for the Chinese market. It is still unclear whether this device will also have an international version that supports all LTE bands. The SIM card slot is a so-called “hybrid slot”. With this you can either use the dual SIM function (Micro + Nano SIM) or you can use one of the slots to expand the memory.

The sensors are also the same for both devices. GPS, AGPS, GLONASS and Beidou can be used for navigation. Other sensors are an infrared sensor, a gyroscope, an acceleration sensor, a proximity sensor and a brightness sensor. There is a fingerprint scanner on the back for easier unlocking of the smartphone. The total battery capacity is 4100mAh. The operating system is MIUI 8 based on Android 6 Marshmallow.


The Redmi 4 and Redmi 4 Prime have already been released in China and cost 699 Yuan (95 €) and 899 Yuan (122 €) respectively. Also in relevant online shops, the smartphones are already available and can be ordered immediately.

Xiaomi Redmi 4A

The inexpensive entry-level model

Xiaomi Redmi 4A test


Entry-level hardware

The Xiaomi Redmi 4A initially differs optically from the better equipped Redmi models. The smartphone is 139.9 x 70,4 x 8,5 millimeters and weighs 131.5 grams. The device is available in gold and rose gold.

The built-in processor amounts to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425. This quad-core processor clocks with a maximum of 1.4GHz and has integrated Adreno 308 processor graphics. The main memory measures 2GB and the expandable internal memory is 16GB. Bluetooth is available in version 4.1. Dual-band WiFi was not used. This smartphone can also be operated with two SIM cards. Due to the hybrid slot, storage expansion is only possible as an alternative.

Xiaomi Redmi 4A Review

The 5 inch IPS display has a resolution of HD (1280 x 720). The cameras of the Redmi 4A have so far been known that they have a resolution of 13 or 5 megapixels. A PDAF autofocus is missing. A single LED flash is available. The integrated sensors are identical to those of the two larger models.


The Xiaomi Redmi 4A costs just 499 yuan, which is the equivalent of € 67. This smartphone is also available now!

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