Xiaomi Redmi 4a Review

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Xiaomi Redmi 4a

Xiaomi launches its new Smartphone Xiaomi Redmi 4a. Redmi 4a has 5.0” IPS display that supports 720p resolution display. Architecture of the smartphone is packed with 1.4 quad core processor using the qualcomm chipset. Xiaomi 4a works on android 6.0 (marshmallow) with the updated MIUI version 8. Price of Xiaomi Redmi 4a in Pakistan is PKR.13,900/-. Let’s discuss Xiaomi Redmi 4a Review in detail.

The smartphone has 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM, it provides the facility of external micro SD card support up-to 256GB, a good combination of storage to store your important data like documents, multimedia, and etc.

Xiaomi redmi 4a is armed with rear and front camera. The rear camera captures your moments with 13.0MP pixels and the front camera which is usually use for the selfie is 5.0MP.

Xiaomi Redmi 4a Unboxing:

The retail box of Xiaomi Redmi 4a contains

  • Charger
  • Micro USB cable

Price and Specifications of Xiaomi Redmi 4a:

LAUNCH Released February,2017
Availability Available
BODY Dimensions 139.5 x 70.4 x 8.5 mm
Weight 132 grams
SIM Slot Dual SIM (Nano-SIM/ Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.0 inches (~70.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (~294 ppi pixel density)
Multi-touch Yes
2G Bands 900/1800
3G Bands 2100
4G Bands 1800
PLATFORM Os Android OSv6.0 (Marshmallow), MIUI 8
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425
CPU Quad Core 1.4 GHz
GPU Adreno 308
MEMORY Card Slot Yes, upto 256GB
internal 16GB, 2GB
CAMERA Primary 13 MP, autofocus, dual-LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
Secondary 5 MP, f/2.2
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, LE
Radio FM Radio
USB microUSB v2.0
FEATURES Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
BATTERY Non-Removable Li-Ion 3120 mAh battery
PRICE PKR.13,900/-
OTHERS Colors Gold, Rose Gold

Pros :

  • 4G enabled
  • Affordable Price
  • Qualcomm Chipset


  • supports only 720p resolutions

Display of Xiaomi Redmi 4a:

Xiaomi Redmi 4a has 5.0” IPS large display with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution and 320 dpi. Functional keys are outside the display screen and the screen is multi touch.

The smartphone brings attractive icons that are arranged in a user friendly environment. Redmi 4a has beautiful colors and different widgets are displayed on the home screen, widgets and icons can be re-arranged.

Design of Xiaomi Redmi 4a:

Redmi 4a has 139.5 x 70.4 x 8.5 mm dimensions and 132g weight. The smartphone has 5.0” IPS display with smooth touch screen and screen to body ration is ~70.2%. Functional keys are outside the display screen. At the top, there is front camera on the less distance proximity sensor also there.

Edges enhances the beauty of the Xiaomi Redmi 4a. One edge contains power/lock and volume keys. Speakers, microUSB port and headphone jack is present on the edges of redmi 4a. One side contains SIM jacket also.

Rear camera is present on the back side and with the rear camera,  flash light is housed and there is nothing on the back side of the mobile except a Xiaomi logo in the center of the mobile.

Memory for Xiaomi Redmi 4a:

Xiaomi 4a is midrange device with 2GB RAM which is sufficient to run your apps, playing games, and to perform multi-tasking actions, along with the 2GB RAM the 16GB internal storage to save your important data like videos, music, pictures and documents. However, Redmi 4a has given an option of external micro SD card slot which supports up-to 256 GB micro SD card.

Rear Camera of Xiaomi Redmi 4a:

Xiaomi Redmi 4a carries 13 MP rear camera in which videos can be record at 1080 pixels. The rear camera with HDR and panorama modes. Different effects in the camera setting that can be set according to the situation.

The smartphone has 13.0 MP rear camera which capture your moments in good quality and the resolution of the camera is 4160 x 3120 with native ratio of 4:3. The rear camera brings impressive features like HDR mode, panorama mode, GEO tagging, All focus and professional mode.

In professional mode user can set manual setting according to the condition. You can capture your pictures using different effects. Videos can also be record in HD quality.

Front Camera of Xiaomi Redmi 4a:

The Front Camera of Redmi 4a has 5MP lens Front camera while it can record video in 720p quality.

Some different effects are available for those users who are camera lovers and like to interact with different shades of colors. All the same settings like back camera are available for front camera also.

The results of front camera are very better than the other devices and 5MP lens for front camera is the best choice yet. It automatically soften and brighten your selfie which give us very good results. Intake of pictures are very well and brightness is also balanced.

Network / Connectivity of Xiaomi Redmi 4a:

Xiaomi Redmi 4a brings Dual sim functionality with 4G LTE support. The smartphone has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi hotspot and USB connectivity options.

Wi-Fi works on b/g/n standards. The version of Bluetooth is 4.1 and the USB port is used to transfer data.

Battery Performance of Xiaomi Redmi 4a:

The Xiaomi Redmi 4a is packed with non-removable 3120 mAh battery which is packed inside the fixed back cover. The charger will charge the device in almost 2 hours. It has quad core processor so it will give the best possible time to videos and applications. Excessive use of mobile data like 3G/4G drain the battery quickly.

Interface of Xiaomi Redmi 4a:

Xiaomi Redmi 4a has a 5.0 inch IPS Touchscreen and runs the latest version of MIUI 8, which is built on top of an Android 6.0 core.  The colors have been managed in a great way since they are all bright and therefore icons are clearly visible. Brightness, at the same time can also be managed easily. You can access the brightness adjustment level bar when you swipe the screen down.

Starting from the lock screen, no wallpapers are set by default but you can set one by going to the settings and choosing a wallpaper for the phone. To unlock the phone, you swipe upwards and if you want a quick access to the camera – just swipe from the right side.

Home screen is managed very decently as it is not jammed in because of extra icons. On the home screen, we have access to all social sites, settings, contacts, phone dial and messages etc. The home screen has four customization at the bottom by default, but you can put up to five items. You can have any app there or even folders with multiple items if you want.

The notification area is given a little makeover. On top, it has a Google search bar that lets you search for apps and settings on the phone. On the right of this search bar is a shortcut for the Scanner, which deals in QR codes, bar codes and business cards. You can also translate text or scan documents with the same app.

Processor of Xiaomi Redmi 4a:

The Xiaomi Redmi 4a is mechanized with 1.4 GHz quad-core processor with the chipset of Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425 . Xiaomi best feature is they are using fast and efficient chip sets of qualcomm.

2GB RAM with quad core processor is enough efficient to run your videos and applications smoothly. No lags and delays are observed during testing the Redmi 4a.

Device Ranking Portal(DRP):

Device Ranking Portal(DRP) is a portal which is used to compare your given device and the available device with minimum good specs. We have tested the Xiaomi Redmi 4a and it has scored 2.45 ratings.


Xiaomi Redmi 4a is LTE enabled device with 16GB ROM and 2GB RAM. Cameras are 13MP and 5MP while quad-core 1.4GHz processor is enabled in it. Those users who are looking for a perfect entertainment device with all necessary features must go for Xiaomi Redmi 4a. It has very affordable price range and giving the best features in its price range.

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Shaheer Riaz

A motivated and accomplished Tech Blogger & Graphic Designer, love to write tech blogs and create new designs plus all-time foodie. Studies Bachelors in Computer Sciences.

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