Xiaomi, the Chinese OEM is dominating the lower end smartphone world with great devices with high end features at dirt cheap prices. They are disrupting the Indian smartphone market by providing excellent value for the price. They have become quite a rage in India as of now and gained many fans. Let us look and compare two of the most popular Redmi smartphone, the Redmi 4 and the Redmi 4A.
Talking about the build quality, both these Redmi devices look the same and feel the same. The all metal designs at the back give it a premium touch but can be slippery so you have to be careful. The power and volume buttons are on the right with a finger print scanner at the rear for the Redmi 4.
Both the Redmi 4 and 4A have the same 5 inch 720p IPS LCD display and offer the same viewing experience. They part ways when it comes to the processor which is the major difference between the two phones priced at a difference of INR 1000. The Redmi 4 sports a 1.4 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor while the Redmi 4A has the 425 processor. While the Redmi 4 packs an Adreno 505 GPU, the Redmi 4A packs an Adreno 308. This may be a deal-breaker if you are a gamer or depend on heavy apps.
Other features and Software
The Redmi 4 is available in three variants with 2GB, 3GB and 4GB RAM models while the Redmi 4A is only available in 2GB RAM model. Both these phones offer 16 to 32 gigs of internal storage which is expandable up to 128 GB. Another major difference between the two is in the battery department which can be another deal breaker. The Redmi 4 comes with a huge 4100 mAh battery while the 4A comes with a 3120 mAh one. Also, the Redmi 4 comes with a fingerprint scanner at the rear while the 4A lacks one. Both these phones rock a 12 MP primary camera with LED flash. Both these phones run on Xiaomi’s own version of Android Marshmallow named MIUI 8. It tries heavily to copy iOS but falls short.
The Redmi 4A is available at a cheap price of INR 5999 while the basic Redmi 4 with 2GB RAM is available at INR 6999.
With only 1000 INR separating the two devices, the Redmi 4 is the clear winner. But it’s not that you take the Redmi 4A out of the equation, it might be for you if all you need is a basic device which performs well. The Redmi 4 is excellent for the price point it is available in with a huge battery that easily lasts more than a day for a single charge. Also, it’s better to go for a 3GB variant as it ups its performance by quite a bit. The choice is yours and we recommend the Redmi 4 as it’s truly bang for the buck.