Behold the Xiaomi New Arrivals: Redmi 4, Redmi 4A, and Redmi Prime!

Since the arrival of its first cell phone in August 2011, Xiaomi has picked up a very huge piece of the overall smartphone industry in China. A report published by the International Data Corporation (IDC) revealed that in October 2014 Xiaomi was the third biggest smartphone manufacturer on the planet, only next to Samsung and Apple Inc., and closely followed by Lenovo and LG. Xiaomi gallantly emerged as the largest smartphone seller in China in 2014, having overwhelmed Samsung, as per an IDC report. Without doubt, it is very obvious that Xiaomi is a leader in the mobile phone market.

From inception, the company has not failed to wow its numerous customers with choices. Almost every year, a roll out is announced and effected. Improvements are made on existing devices, to work with latest technological innovations, and confidently surpass the needs of their end-users.

Xiaomi Mobile Devices

Mi Series

The Xiaomi Mi 4 was introduced to the market sometime after the Xiaomi Mi 3 was launched. The Mi 3 operated on a highly enhanced Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and upon testing on Antutu, Geekbench, and Quadrant, proved to be the speediest Android phone in the entire planet earth. What a feat!

On July 22 2014, the Mi 4 was launched. It comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, a front camera (8 megapixel) and 3 GB RAM.

Xiaomi released its Mi 5 on February 24 at MWC 2016. And, it was one of the premier cell phones powered by Qualcomm’s most recent processor. It’ll sell for RMB 2699 in China. However, it comes with a strong camera sensor with a very powerful 4-axis OIS. It’s additionally furnished with NFC and a versatile mobile payment feature, Mi Pay propelled in month of April, 2016.

On 27th of September in 2016, Xiaomi uncovered the Mi 5s. The Mi 5s is controlled by Snapdragon 821 SoC and is widely available to the entire markets being serviced in two distinct models. One runs on a 3 GB RAM and the other runs on a 4 GB RAM. Moreover, the 3 GB RAM variation has an internal storage capacity of 64 GB while the 4 GB has an internal storage capacity of 128GB. The gadget highlights ultrasonic fingerprint impression scanner which depends on Qualcomm’s Sense ID innovation technology. Other outstanding features of the device includes a 5.15-inch Full-HD show, 12 MP camera with IMX378 sensor, 4 MP auxiliary front camera and a very powerful long-lasting 3200 mAh battery.

On 27th of September in 2016, Xiaomi likewise revealed the Mi 5s Plus alongside the Mi 5s. The Mi 5s Plus is a great gadget having a brilliant 5.7-inch HD display. Also, it is powered by Snapdragon 821 SoC in the engine which is combined with 4 or 6 GB RAM. However, the 4 GB RAM variation has an internal storage capacity of 64 GB while the 6 GB RAM variation has an internal storage capacity of 128 GB. The Mi 5s Plus runs effectively with dual 13 MP cameras on the rear, and a 4 MP auxiliary camera on the front. And, the unique fingerprint scanner is similar to the one found on the Mi 5s, but the battery is of superior capacity, at 3800 mAh.

Of course, the gadgets in the Mi series of phones produced by Xiaomi are not just the Mi 4 and Mi 5, though the aforementioned and highlighted models sold most and gained favorable reviews by users and critics alike. Other models are: Mi 1, Mi 1s, Mi 2, Mi 2s, Mi 2A, Mi 3, Mi 4i, Mi 4c, Mi 4s, and the Mi 5s Plus.xiaomi-redmi-note-4-phone

Redmi Series

The Xiaomi Redmi series are budget range of mobile phones produced commercially by Xiaomi; the second mobile phone in the series of models is the Redmi Note. In India this remarkably smart device sells in three different variants. One of the models connected with, another connected with 3G and the other’s connectivity was based on LTE. Prior to Xiaomi’s business corporation with Snapdeal and reached officially on 7 April 2015, the device was available for purchase only on Flipkart. Xiaomi Redmi Pro is a recent introduction to the Redmi Series that was officially unveiled to the entire public in China on 27 of July in 2016. It’s Xiaomi’s very first smartphone that features Mediatek Helio X25 chipset and dual rear cameras. The 32 GB Redmi Note 2 Prime were formally revealed on 13 of August in 2015. Moreover, the Redmi Note 2 offers a superior 64-bit Mediatek Helios X10 Chipset, a 13 megapixel camera and 2 GB of RAM. It is sleeker and weighs less than the first version of Redmi Note. Basically, the Redmi Note 2 Prime connectivity is based on 4G LTE and runs on a slightly faster CPU than the Redmi Note 2. It runs MIUI 7.

The Redmi Note 3 (unlike the very well-known and appreciated Note 2, doesn’t have a removable battery and also doesn’t provide the expandable memory options available in other devices. That is to say, it doesn’t come with microSD slots) was officially unveiled on 24th of November in 2015. It operates efficiently on an octacore Helio X10 processor clocking 2.0 GHz processing speed.

But the Redmi Note 3 Pro provides the expandable storage memory option withheld by the Note 3. It comes with a MicroSD slot that takes the design of a hybrid SIM slot. As expected, this innovative model, The Pro version, features to a relatively noticeable degree, superior specifications over the other version. It operates on a Snapdragon 650 (a hexacore chipset – with a maximum clocking speed of 1.8 GHz) all on an Adreno 510 GPU.

On 27th of July in 2016, Xiaomi officially announced and publicly introduced the Redmi Pro, the premier 4G smartphone equipped with a dual primary camera setup –  The two cameras installed at the rear of the device, have a resolution of 5 MP and 13 MP. Besides, Xiaomi officially brought in three interesting variants of the Redmi Pro model. One of the variants comes with Helio X20 SoC alongside a 32 GB of internal storage capacity and 3 GB RAM, while, the other one’s feature Helio X25 SoC alongside a 3 GB RAM and internal storage capacity of 64 GB, and a 4 GB RAM with 128 GB of internal storage capacity respectively. It comes with a very powerful and sensitive 5-megapixel secondary camera in the front as well and it also does connect on 4G VoLTE.

On 3rd of August in 2016, Xiaomi officially introduced the Redmi 3S and its companion, the Redmi 3S Prime in India. The tool is equipped with the Snapdragon 430 SoC and comes with a 5-inch HD IPS display. The major variation that is, between both devices is that while the Redmi 3S is features a 16 GB of internal storage capacity and 2 GB RAM, the Redmi 3S Prime sports a 32 GB of internal storage capacity and 3 GB RAM, as well as a fingerprint sensor. However, the two smartphones work on MIUI 7 powered by Android 6.0 Marshmallow and prides a very long-lasting 4100 mAh battery. Other of its notable offerings are a fingerprint scanner, an infrared sensor, a hybrid dual SIM, and connectivity support for 4G VoLTE. On August 9 2016, Xiaomi began sales of the Redmi 3S Prime in India. This was achieved using the market approach of open sale. This is noted as being the very first time that a smartphone from Xiaomi was retailed directly via open sale and not the usual implementation of the flash sales at first.

On 25th of August in 2016, Xiaomi officially introduced its new device, the Redmi Note 4. The Redmi Note 4 runs on the prestigious MediaTek’s Helio X20 deca-core processor that clocks an impressive 2.1 GHz of processor speed. Also, the powerful device comes with 2 GB of RAM and provides 16 GB of internal storage capacity. The Redmi Note 4 also prides a 5.5-inch Full-HD display, and sports a camera bundle of 13 MP back primary camera and 5 MP secondary, front camera. It operates on Android 5.1 Lollipop and is powered with a battery of 4100 mAh.

Definitely, it would be out of place to assume that the range of devices released under the Redmi series is just the few that has been described. They’ve got more armor in their arsenal, of course. Every customer or phone user must find something that meets his needs! The list of smartphones in the series includes the Redmi 1s, Redmi 2, Redmi 2a, Redmi 2 Pro, Redmi 3, Redmi 3 Pro, Redmi 3s, and the Redmi 3x. The Redmi Note series showcases the Redmi Note 3G, Redmi Note 4a, Redmi Note Prime, Redmi Note 2, Redmi Note 3, and the recent Redmi Note 4.

The latest device is here! Behold the Redmi 4, Redmi 4A, and the Redmi 4 Prime!

Following a widespread anticipation filled with various rumors and leaks, Xiaomi finally launched the Redmi 4 on Friday November 4, at a public event in Beijing, China.  Alongside the Redmi 4, the smartphone giant also unveiled the Redmi 4A model smartphone. The firm also officially brought in the Redmi 4 Prime variant, also known as the Redmi 4 Pro Edition. The Redmi 4 and its companion, the Redmi 4 Prime have been sold at CNY 699 (about Rs. 6,900) and CNY 899 (about Rs. 8,900) respectively, and have been up for pre-orders for beginning sales since Monday following the launch. On the other hand, the Redmi 4A is reported to have sold at CNY 499 (about Rs. 4,900), and has been on sale since November 11.

The table below illustrates the specifications of the three unveiled smartphones in detailed comparison.

Redmi 4, Redmi 4A and Redmi Prime Specifications

Redmi 4 Redmi 4A Redmi 4 Prime
Display 5.oo inch HD 5.oo inch HD 5.oo inch HD
Resolution 720×1280 pixels 720×1280 pixels 1080×1920 pixels
Processor octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC clocking 1.4GHz + Adreno 505 GPU Quadcore, clocking 1.4GHz. octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC clocking 2 GHz + Adreno 506 GPU
Storage 16GB of inbuilt storage, expandable microSD card (up to 128GB) 16 GB internal storage 32GB of inbuilt storage, expandable microSD card (up to 128GB)
RAM 2 GB 2 GB 3 GB
Optics 13-megapixel rear camera of f/2.2 aperture, 5-lens system, PDAF,with dual-LED flash; 5-megapixel camera of f/2.2 aperture in front. 13-megapixel rear camera of f/2.2 aperture, 5-lens system, PDAF,with dual-LED flash; 5-megapixel camera of f/2.2 aperture in front. 13-megapixel rear camera of f/2.2 aperture, 5-lens system, PDAF,with dual-LED flash; 5-megapixel camera of f/2.2 aperture in front.
OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow, based on MIUI 8 Android 6.0 Marshmallow, based on MIUI 8 Android 6.0 Marshmallow, based on MIUI 8
Battery 4100mAh battery fast charge support 4100mAh battery fast charge support 3120mAh battery

Aside the specifications shown, the Redmi 4 and Redmi 4 Prime have a similar metal unibody design, with a beautiful 2.5D curved (on the edges) glass display, a hybrid dual-SIM slot, and a fingerprint sensor at the back panel as a security feature. The devices are available in three colors: Grey, Gold, and Silver.

Connectivity features possessed by the Redmi 4 are: 4G LTE, Bluetooth v4.1, and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n. The Redmi 4 smartphone also features very sensitive GPS/ A-GPS Sensors. The sensors carried by the Redmi 4 include ambient light, accelerometer, infrared, gyroscope, and proximity. The design dimensions are 141.3 length x 69.6 width x 8.9mm thickness, and weighs 156 grams.

Since the launch of these devices, market watchers and report makers in the tech industry have been amazed by the sales and performance reported. Across all platforms where tech devices are discussed and reviewed, the latest Xiaomi devices are receiving outstanding positive appraisals. The end-users just love these phones! They are thrilled by the performance and functionality of the phones, not to mention the affordability. Even, because of the remarkable innovation shown by the company, some reviewers have voiced that Xiaomi might just be the company to cripple the dominance of Apple and Samsung. Isn’t that just remarkable?