AceShot, 06 Jul 2017Only good thing about this phone is price - everything else - old 5 years 28nm process, low ca... moreI'd like to correct you. Actually, the low price is simply the icing on top of this phone. It has absolutely no competition at this price range. Better than average camera, screen and processor for the price range in a metal body, and equipped with a fast, accurate fingerprint sensor, ir blaster, fm radio, sd card, dual sim and large 4000mAh battery. At this price range, this phone has not only virtually, but absolutely no competition.
TigerCourage, 06 Jul 2017Yes! Someone who thinks exactly like me. A toast to all these Xiaomi phones with 10000+ mah ba... moreThe G4 play with its 2800mAh will not outlast the redmi 4's endurance with 4100 mAh battery. It is just impossible unless all you do is wake the phone one hour a day ro use it. The G4 play will long be in a trash bin when its stupidly low battery capacity drops to 50% of what it used to be.
farbror Frej, 05 Jul 2017I have owned and used both the Galaxy S7 Edge (rated 92 hours in battery-test) and Xiaomi Mi M... moreIt really has to do with your usage pattern being completely different than GSM-Arena test pattern. I highly doubt you (or most of us anyway) do 1 hour SoT for video for every 1 hour of web browser (or app usage). So unless 50% of your SoT is video, it's normal that the battery results for Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge will be somewhat skewed, as this phone has phenomenal battery efficiency on video playback terms.
If you visit GSM-Arena Battery life tests page, there are adjustable sliders to adjust battery mark to your preferable battery usage scenario. For example if I set Calls: 0hrs / Web: 4hrs / Video: 0hrs, the 92 / 80 (S7 Edge / Redmi 4) battery mark becomes 47 / 55 and Redmi 4, in that scenario, gets 20% in front of S7 Edge, despite being 15% behind in the typical GSMArena test scenario.
I find the GSM Arena battery test results quite accurate, although I'd like them to include Standby time, and make some sort of normalization for battery size in order to outline efficiency. But that's nitpicking really.
Only good thing about this phone is price - everything else - old 5 years 28nm process, low camera, 1.4 ghz only, old android 6 , old Miui 8 , bugs , lags, battery problem charging so slow, overheat.. etc... games run very good but display too small.
noti5me, 06 Jul 2017You will reach that state eventually as I did. I cannot tell you when it will occur but I wis... morethere is no luck here. its been a teo years and everything works fine.. maybe you dont know how to handle a mobile
Anonymous, 06 Jul 2017I'm still using Redmi 2 and there are no issues. WiFi works like a champYou will reach that state eventually as I did. I cannot tell you when it will occur but I wish you luck in using this phone. tq.
Obi Wan Kenobi, 05 Jul 2017It has a 720p screen and 4100 mAh battery. Yet it's battery endurance of 80 hours shows a very... moreYes! Someone who thinks exactly like me. A toast to all these Xiaomi phones with 10000+ mah batteries and crappy endurance. Even a G4 Play will run 7.1.1 Nougat this month, has a 2800mah battery and manages to get more than that...
My friend has been using it for 3 months, Nougat was already updated since May 2017. So this review is out of date. 2 big issue with this phone is the no fast charging which will not help during low battery situations, another is the sync seems to goes off whenever screen is turned off, no matter what settings we changed at battery and application. Otherwise it is a solid phone and at less than RM650 in Malaysia, it is a bargain.
My mom been using this 4x for a couple of months, and it's really an awesome phone. The performance is on par for almost any aspect compared to my 2013 flagship Mi3, except the battery is better on 4x. CAF on video recording is really impressive, response time is fast and focuses are spot on.
True value for money and no brand to beat this phone in this price segment. A only challenger to this brand is by itself
It's my honest comments as using this phone for almost a month (3GB/32GB variant)
something is not right with battery endurance of redmi 4x
Redmi 3 got 107h in the gsmarena test and 4x got only 80h
I got both phones and confirm that standby/inactive battery discharge of redmi 4x is visibly worse - although it is using newer more power-efficient chipset
I blame new android version and MIUI - they have lot of useless background activity that consumes battery.
My Redmi 3 pro battery stays almost flat when phone is inactive, with my usage (4G on, 2-3h web/mail/calendar a day, whatsapp running in the background) I charge battery every 3-4 days.
Redmi 4x with exactly the same setup and usage had to be charged every 2 days ...
possibly power consumption could be reduced by deep-tweaking of the OS or installing custom build w/o crapware or even LineageOS. not many people have time and skills for that though..
Obi Wan Kenobi, 05 Jul 2017It has a 720p screen and 4100 mAh battery. Yet it's battery endurance of 80 hours shows a very... moreYou could blame Qualcomm for the 28nm fabrication on the S435 instead of a efficient 16nm atleast. Pretty good for a Cheap Chipset
mike, 05 Jul 2017Redmi series is the best budget series on the market - period. While everyone can make a shit... moreI am waiting mine in a few days, definately not paying shitload of money for "big" brands midrangers, full of ridiculous compromises (looking at you, HTC).
farbror Frej, 05 Jul 2017I have owned and used both the Galaxy S7 Edge (rated 92 hours in battery-test) and Xiaomi Mi M... moreYeah, this is really odd. Most of the people, that made reviews of the Redmi 4x praised the battery life and optimisation with over 15 hours SoT, probably GSMArena just got some crappy review unit.
Redmi series is the best budget series on the market - period. While everyone can make a shitty budget phone, Redmis are actually pretty capable in all areas, actually too capable for the price. Usuable phones that don't break the bank.
The Samsungs, Sonys, HTC's and LG's of this world can not charge 300-400Â€ for midrangers anymore, they have to step up the game, better the performance and lower the price. And that's Xiaomi to thank i guess.
GSMArena staff: I agree with the conclusion you guys made regarding Redmi 4a vs Redmi 4.
Its clearly better to go for Redmi 4's junior model instead of Redmi 4a. The audio and photo quality of this phone has impressed me...