The Redmi 4 is one of the best smartphones available for under ₹10,000 right now.
Xiaomi saw a lot of success with the Redmi 3S in India — over 4 million units were sold, making it the best-selling phone in the online segment. The Chinese manufacturer is looking to do the same with the Redmi 4, its latest entrant in the budget segment in India. The phone made its debut last month for ₹6,999 ($110), offering enticing specs and excellent value for money.
Here’s what you need to know about Xiaomi’s latest budget phone.
It shares design similarities with the Redmi Note 4
At first glance, it’s easy to mistake the Redmi 4 as a smaller version of the Redmi Note 4. That’s by design. Xiaomi is moving to a unified design language for its phones, and the result is that there’s now a shared aesthetic amongst the manufacturer’s budget offerings. Considering the Redmi Note 4 is one of the best-looking phones in the sub-₹15,000 segment, the design is a point in favor of the Redmi 4. Like its pricier sibling, the Redmi 4 offers an all-metal back, and the black color option in particular looks great.
As is the case with most Xiaomi phones, the Redmi 4 offers a build quality that belies its affordable price tag. While it lacks the accents around the camera sensor and antenna bands at the back, the overall design makes the phone look premium.
The 5-inch display is great for one-handed use
The Redmi 4 has the same 5-inch screen size as its predecessor, and the resolution at 1280×720 is also the same. This time around, however, Xiaomi added 2.5D curved glass at the front, making for a more seamless transition from the screen to the frame. The 5-inch screen and compact form factor makes the Redmi 4 ideal for