About the review format - This is a great format. Please keep it up for low-end devices.
One point which I could not understand is - Quad-core A53 was considered as too weak for an Android smartphone in 2017 and that Octa-core A53 was considered as a bare minimum by the reviewer. I would beg to differ on this. The Quad-core A53 chipsets (like SD 425, MTK 6737) are far more efficient than octa-core A53 chipsets (like SD 430, 435, MTK 6750 etc). And the performance of SD 425 is MORE than ADEQUATE for the target audience (Facebook, whatsapp and little bit of browsing). If anything, it is the Octa-core inefficient chipsets (the likes of SD 430, 435, MTK 6750, 6753, 6755 at 28nm) that should die first.
Please add the 360 degrees turn of the phone, besides that the shorter review is not missing anything important compared to the longer review.
techknow, 07 Jun 2017The customers queing outside an Mi service centre in India is a big detrimental for me. Most M... moreWell, in order to provide high end specs at low prices, there should be some compromises made. With Chinese OEMs it's almost always the build quality
The customers queing outside an Mi service centre in India is a big detrimental for me. Most Mi customers hate their service. No wonder they are steadily losing marketshare in China. Matter of time b4 we Indians realise they may be high on specs at lower pricing but absolutely rubbish in quality
AceShot, 07 Jun 2017Sluggish entry-level chipset?!? Are you out of your Mind GSMARENA?! That chipset is better tha... moreRead the review carefully. You may have missed some parts like when this phone can't record in 1080p at 30fps in a stable way.
It's just that you can get the Redmi 4X with 435 for about the same $100 now. It also has a bigger 4100mAh battery.
Sluggish entry-level chipset?!? Are you out of your Mind GSMARENA?! That chipset is better than Snapdragon 410 which powered J5 2016 and Galaxy Tab 9.6 A 2015...
very cheap n very cool smartphone ....... only lenovo k5 at same price can answer all that xiaomi offer in 4a ( except unibody design which i think is much cooler )
The best thing about it that, although there were disclaimers about shortness all over, l had to think hard to see what is missing compared to regular reviews.
Compared to usual short reviews, which felt like reviewer didn't care at all, this review is well written and somewhat passionate - the UI section is longer than on most regular reviews!
And thats an honest review:)
I have Redmi4 Prime and this phone is really good. But true I think u really have to have at least 3GB of RAM to run MIUI smoothly. For people on tight budget Redmi 4A might do just fine
You guys should review the Redmi 4 . It's a great device . It looks good and it's build quality is just great not to mention that it is an awesome phone in all departments except in low light photography and high end gaming ( asphalt 8 on high causes frame drops but it's still playable)