On November 4, Xiaomi has released two high-competitive smartphones, Xiaomi Redmi 4 and Redmi 4A, Redmi 4 sells at 499 yuan, $83, and Redmi 4 at 699 yuan, $100, they both are entry-level smartphones with niche price, but many mi fans are very confused to catch which one, Redmi 4A and Redmi 4. So let’s help you which one is more worthwhile to buy.
Xiaomi Redmi 4A and Redmi 4 Specs comparison
According to comparison, Redmi 4 is better than Redmi 4A in screen resolution,processor, storage, battery, etc.
Redmi 4 has two versions, standard and advanced version, the standard version is powered by Snapdragon 430 processor, RAM 2GB ROM 16GB internal storage at 699 yuan, $116, but advanced version is powered by Snapdragon 625 processor, RAM 3GB ROM 32GB internal storage at 899 yuan, $149, they have 200 yuan, $30 gap with good competition.
Redmi 4A only has one version, powered by Snapdragon 425 processor, RAM 2GB ROM 16GB internal storage at 499 yuan, $83. Let’s see other aspects comparison.
Redmi 4A uses plastic design with universal back style, the camera doesn’t stand out, there is a mi logo and speaker under the smartphone, so the total craftsmanship is good.
But Redmi 4 uses metal design which looks very similar to Redmi Note 4, the back metal design processes well, the traditional three step style, it is different from the traditional smartphone that Redmi 4 uses plastic material on the upper antenna line and metal material down the antenna line.
They both sells at cheap price but they both are equipped with IR remote control, which can control home appliance more conveniently. They also bring nice grip feeling with 5inch screen.
In all, the biggest difference between Redmi 4A and Redmi 4 is the material, one is plastic, the other is metal.
Redmi 4A is powered by Snapdragon 425 processor, we test Redmi 4 with Snapdragon 625 processor, so how much difference between them? Let’s test by Antutu and Geekbench.
According to Antutu test scores, Redmi 4A has got 35,964 points, Redmi 4 gains 61,835 points, so for those game players, Redmi 4 advanced version should be considered first, but if you want to save more cost, you can choose Redmi 4A.
According to Geekbench, they both got the average scores, but theire is some difference from Redmi 4, after all they use different processor, Snapdragon 425 is entry-level one, Snapdragon 625 belongs to mid-range one. In general,if you have higher demands about processor, we highly recommend you buy Redmi 4 Advanced version, or consider Redmi 4A and Redmi 4 standard version.
Redmi 4A and Redmi 4 both use 13MP back camera, but they use different sensor, Redmi 4 supports PDAF, but Redmi 4A doesn’t, in addition, Redmi 4 is equipped with dual tone LED flash light, Redmi 4A comes with single tone LED flash. Let’s see the camera sample:
Left: Redmi 4A vs Right: Redmi 4
We can see Redmi 4 has better samples than Redmi 4A a little like higher sharpness, brightness, faster focus speed, but Redmi 4A also has its own advantages , for example, taking photos with more blue sky, and more attractive. In all, both of them have two nice camera quality.
In terms of battery life, Redmi 4 is built in 1000mAh higher battery capacity than Redmi 4A, but they both have 5inch, the redmi 4 standard version has same screen resolution as Redmi 4A with 720P. From both real tests, Redmi 4 advanced version can bring up to 9 days battery life, Redmi 4A can support up to 7 days battery life. We need to know they both don’t support quick charge which is a little pity. As for price, Redmi 4 standard version and advanced version, and Redmi 4A only have 200 yuan–400yuna, $30-$60 gap.
According to comparison, Redmi 4A has price advantage. But Redmi 4 is better in metal body, higher performance, more durable battery life, etc. So which one should we choose? If we pay more attention to the design, camera, battery, and performance, we highly recommend Redmi 4, but if you want a phone cheaper for normal use, Redmi 4A can meet your needs.
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