The Chinese handset maker, Xiaomi is all set now to welcome the new year 2017 with the new generation of its popular budget lineup, Redmi. It has already launched the next generation of its Redmi series in China and they are expected to make their entry in India in the beginning of new year. While Redmi 4 and Redmi 4 Pro make for a a great budget smartphone in the same price range as their predecessor, Xiaomi has now launched a new device called Redmi 4A under INR 6,000 this time around. Here is a brief overview of the device for everyone, who has been looking for a powerful handset well within budget.
13-megapixel rear camera with PDAF: This handset is going to be the most powerful camera smartphone in the price range it has been placed in. The all new Redmi 4A boasts of a powerful 13 Megapixels snapper on the rear panel that comes with a Phase Detection Auto Focus to be able to capture moving objects clearly. So far, none of the handsets under INR 6,000 come with this feature.
Good Display: The display on this handset is one of the best in the entry level with dimension measuring 5 inches corner to corner diagonally. It also comes with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, which not only makes for good viewing experience but also goes easy on the battery.
Snapdragon processor: In a price tag where MediaTek is a norm, this handset dominates with its Snapdragon processor. The processor under the hood of this handset is Snapdragon 425, which is a Quad-core processor clocked at 1.4 GHz. It is sure to deliver a much better performance then the competition in this segment.
No fingerprint sensor: The major grievance any smartphone user might have with this one is that there is no fingerprint scanner on it. However, given the price tag of the handset, we should not really expect it to come with everything on God's green earth.
Hybrid SIM card slot: The handset comes with the standard Hybrid SIM card slot, which means that it can either take dual SIM at a time or a single SIM and microSD card. This is a big deal breaker for majority of Indian users since dual SIM is a major requirement here and so is expandable storage.
|General Specifications||Launch Date||March 23, 2017|
|Color||Gold, Grey, Rose Gold|
Micro + Nano / MicroSD
|SIM Card||Micro + Nano|
|Operating System||Android v6.0 (Marshmallow)|
|Custom UI||MIUI 8|
|Dimensions||139.9 x 70.4 x 8.5 mm|
|Processor & RAM||Processor||1.4 GHz Quad core 64 bit (Cortex A53)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 MSM8917|
|Display||Size||5.0 inches (12.7 cm)|
|Sensors||Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Hall Sensor|
|Resolution||720 x 1280 pixels, HD|
|Pixel Density||294 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio||69.81 %|
|Other Input Features||Multi-touch|
|Rear Camera Sensor||CMOS image sensor|
|Rear Camera Aperture||f/2.2|
|Front Camera Aperture||f/2.2|
|Rear Camera Features||Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)|
|Rear Auto Focus||
Phase Detection autofocus
1080p@30fps, Full HD
|Battery||Battery Capacity||3120 mAh|
|Battery Type||Li-ion, Non Removable|
|Talk Time 3G||39.3 hr|
Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
|USB Port||microUSB 2.0|
|Entertainment & Multimedia||Ringtone||Music ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration|
|Audio Format||AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, FLAC, MP3, WAV|
|Storage||Internal Storage||16 GB|
Up to 128 GB
|Calling & Messaging||Phone Book||
|Additional Information||Items in the Box||Handset with built-in Battery, Charger, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card|