Looking for a good budget smartphone below RM500? Here’s a reasonably good one; Xiaomi Redmi 4A.
Recently launched in Malaysia, at an event with InvolveAsia and Lazada Malaysia, the Xiaomi Redmi 4A is available for just RM459 at Lazada Malaysia.
Pricewise, this is the the cheapest smartphone device that Xiaomi has launched to date.
So how does it fare? Well, I managed to get my hands on one. For a phone that costs below RM500, the Xiaomi Redmi is certainly promising in terms of performance.
A closer look at the Xiaomi Redmi 4A. The Xiaomi Redmi 4A is powered by a Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU processor with 2 GB RAM. The device also has 16 GB internal storage + microSD (up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)) and a 5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen (720 x 1280 pixels, 294 ppi) display. It has a 13MP rear camera and supports Wifi, GPS, 3G and 4G LTE. It packs in a Non-removable Li-Ion 3120 mAh battery at 8.5mm device thickness and weight 131.5g, running on Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow). Catered especially for busy individuals, Xiaomi Redmi 4A comes with dual-SIM support as well as preloaded with dual account management platform. Yes. That means you can run two Whatapps, two Facebook or Messenger at the same time. Simply put, effective communication is made easy with Xiaomi Redmi 4A.
With 15MP rear camera and 5MP front camera, the Xiaomi Redmi 4A produces quite a decent quality picture. The Xiaomi Redmi 4A is also very slim and light.
Below is the detailed specification of the Xiaomi Redmi 4A
Dimensions 139.5 x 70.4 x 8.5 mm (5.49 x 2.77 x 0.33 in)
Weight 131.5 g (4.66 oz)
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM/ Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.0 inches (~70.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (~294 ppi pixel density)
– MIUI 8
OS Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425
CPU Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 308
Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
Primary 13 MP, f/2.2, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama
Secondary 5 MP, f/2.2
Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jack Yes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Infrared port Yes
Radio FM radio
USB microUSB v2.0
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
Non-removable Li-Ion 3120 mAh battery
Colors Gold, Rose Gold
And here’s the AnTuTu Score for the Xiaomi Redmi 4A. Xiaomi Redmi 4A AnTuTu Benchmark score is at 36148. Pretty decent performance score for the specs that it comes with.
Overall, Xiaomi Redmi 4A is an affordable midrange phone with decent performance for normal user and gives your money worth. Check out Lazada Malaysia for more info and promotions on this Xiaomi Redmi 4A.