Comparison : Xiaomi Redmi 4 Vs Xiaomi Redmi 4A, What is your Choice?

Comparison : Xiaomi Redmi 4 Vs Xiaomi Redmi 4A, What is your Choice?
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Xiaomi has been focussing immensely on the budget-conscious buyers in India and the recently-launched Redmi 4 has upped the ante in the budget segment.

The Xiami Redmi 4A is not a very old model and was launched in India in March. Xiaomi took the veils off the Redmi 4 last week only.

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There is a difference Rs 1,000 between the Redmi 4A and Redmi 4 (16GB storage variant) and it might be difficult to choose between the two. We bring you a detailed comparison of the Redmi 4 and Redmi 4A.

Camera

Both the Redmi 4 and Redmi 4A sport 13 megapixel rear cameras and 5MP front cameras. The Redmi 4, however, offers improved imaging quality.

Display

Both the Redmi 4 and Redmi 4A offer a 5-inch 720p HD display with a PPI count of 296. There is not much to differentiate between the display of these two budget smartphones.

Battery

Xiaomi has been providing hefty batteries on their smartphones and the Redmi 4 beats the Redmi 4A in this regard. The 4A comes with a 3120mAh battery while the Redmi 4 packs a chunkier 4100mAh battery. This is why perhaps the Redmi 4A costs Rs 1000 less than the Redmi 4.

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Processor

Redmi 4A is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset while the Redmi 4 features a Qualcomm 435 SoC. It should be noted that the Redmi 4 scores a point over the Redmi 4A when it comes to handling daily tasks with ease.

Connectivity

Both Redmi 4A and Redmi 4 smartphones support VoLTE connectivity and support Reliance Jio as well.

Price

Xiaomi Redmi 4A costs Rs 5,999 with 2GB RAM/16GB Storage, while the Redmi 4 starts at Rs 6,999 for 2GB RAM/16GB of ROM variant. The 32GB and 64GB versions are also available.

Redmi 4A (Grey, 16GB)

  • 13MP primary camera with 5-elements lens, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, high dynamic range (HDR), panaroma, 1080p full HD video recording and 5MP front facing camera
  • 12.7 centimeters (5-inch) IPS capacitive touchscreen with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution and 296 ppi pixel density
  • Android v6.0.1 Marshmallow Miui 8 operating system with 1.4GHz Cortex A53 64-bit Qualcomm snapdragon 425 quad core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory expandable up to 128GB and dual SIM dual-standby (4G+4G)
  • 3120mAH lithium-ion battery providing talk-time of 39.3 hours and standby time of 168 hours
  • 1 year manufacturer warranty for device and 6 months manufacturer warranty for in-box accessories including batteries from the date of purchase

Redmi 4 (Gold, 16 GB)

  • 13MP primary camera with 5-elements lens, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, high dynamic range (HDR), panaroma, 1080p full HD video recording and 5MP front facing camera
  • 12.7 centimeters (5-inch) display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution and 293 ppi pixel density
  • Android v6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system with up to 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 octa core processor with Adreno 505 GPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory expandable up to 128GB and dual SIM (micro+nano) dual-standby (4G+4G)
  • 4100mAH lithium-ion battery providing talk-time of 36 hours and standby time of 432 hours
  • 1 year manufacturer warranty for device and 6 months manufacturer warranty for in-box accessories including batteries from the date of purchase

Verdict

Though both Redmi 4 and Redmi 4A are budget offerings from Chinese tech major Xiaomi but, the Redmi 4 is a slightly better choice with a bigger battery life, great looks (metal body) and overall performance.

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Last updated on November 13, 2018 9:30 pm

Author is Famous Technology and Automobile Journalist worked with esteemed Daily News Papers.

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