Xiaomi Redmi 4
From ₹6,999, www.mi.com/in
Looks like a shrunk down Redmi Note 4.
Yeah and it appears to be a conscious move from Xiaomi to use similar design language. The more curved edges and metal finish should also theoretically provide a better grip.
What all has changed in comparison to the previous Redmi 3S?
Certain design changes, a pronounced antenna, the use of a 2.5D curved glass on the display and shifting the speaker grilles to the bottom even though only one houses a speaker.
Ah, so they are after some design symmetry. What has changed in the hardware?
Not much other than using a 1.4GHz octa-core QualComm Snapdragon 435 processor which is a very minor upgrade over the 430 powering the Redmi 3S. The rear camera has also been tweaked for quicker autofocus.
What a shame. I was thinking of upgrading.
True but the Redmi 4 is positioned more as a backup device especially since it can last upto 2 days with regular usage.
Is it still running on MIUI 8 based on Android Marshmallow?
Sadly correct but the Nougat preview build is available for those who feel a bit adventurous. Xiaomi is still collecting feedback on it and removing bugs before releasing it into the wild.
How many variants are available?
There are 3, starting at a price of `6,999 for 2GB RAM+16GB storage, `8,999 for 3GB RAM+32GB storage and `10,999 for 4GB RAM+64GB storage. We’d recommend everyone opting for the 3GB and above models for a smoother performance.
Atleast it’s now being sold in Black.
Even better that it’s Matte Black unlike the fingerprint magnet that is glossy material. Gold is still available though
But then I’m never able to snag one because of flash sales.
On this front atleast the newly opened Mi Home store in Bengaluru will help some. You can go there to buy a device that instant and if it’s out of stock then they’ll issue you an F-code on the spot for ordering from the Mi.com website.
Huh? Mi Home?
The offline model of the Mi.com website where you can check out all the current product range that Xiaomi has released in India.
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