Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Average of 5 scores (from 14 reviews)
Reviews for the Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime
Source: Manila Shaker Archive.org version
Estimated to retail at about 8,000 PHP or about 160 USD, it’s very difficult to dismiss how the Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime feels like a mid-ranged device clad in metal with a price tag of a budget phone.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/07/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 90% performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
Source: Yugatech Archive.org version
In a nutshell, the Redmi 4 Prime could be the best phone you can have for now. It offers amazing performance, superb battery life, and quality design for a fraction of its main rivals. Although, the battle for official availability could be an issue and it’s no joke to have it repaired with no formal local support.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/30/2016
Source: GSM Arena Archive.org version
It's hard not to like the Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime. Superb metal build, premium looks, exceptional battery life, good display and camera (if neither is exactly trend-setting) - all of this for what amounts to $130 in China. That right there is the operative word, though, China, as the phone is still not available outside of its home country.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/25/2016
Source: Android TV DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/23/2017
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 90% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 85%
Source: Tech Stage DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/16/2017
Source: ChinaMobileMag DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/03/2017
Source: ChinaMobileMag DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/22/2016
Source: Curved DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/10/2016
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 74% display: 84% mobility: 90%
Source: El chapuzas Informatico ES→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Good performance; nice display; long battery life; fast fingerprint sensor; good main camera.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/23/2016
Source: Smartphone e tablet android IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/09/2017
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Source: Chimera Revo IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 85% features: 80% mobility: 87% workmanship: 83%
Source: Leonardo.it Tech IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/27/2016
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 97% features: 75% display: 74% mobility: 96% ergonomy: 75%
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: High autonomy; metal case; decent speakers; pleasant design; nice display; good price. Negative: No NFC; sim and microSD are on the same slot.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/15/2017
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Very tough; low price; nice performance; decent autonomy. Negative: Mediocre design; poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/06/2017
It is sometimes difficult to keep up with the flurry of products churned out by Xiaomi. It is nevertheless always interesting to see what this Chinese manufacturer has to offer with its new releases. Xiaomi recently upgraded its budget series smartphones with the rollout of the Redmi 4 Prime. It might be designed for the budget-conscious, yet it bears a premium feel and build. The Redmi 4 Prime is encased in full metal unibody. It weighs 156g with dimensions of 141.3 x 69.6 x 8.9mm. It is slightly thicker than its predecessor, the Redmi 3S Prime. On the display front, it sports a 5-inchc display with resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 443ppi. Although not as wide display wise, its resolution is slightly higher than that of the Redmi Note 4. Yet it is powered by the same processor as the Redmi Note 4, i.e. the 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625. Gaming and multitasking on this smartphone fare well. Nevertheless, the Redmi Note 4 has a larger RAM of 4GB compared to the Redmi 4 Prime’s 3GB. The former also has double the available storage than that of the Redmi 4 Prime’s 32GB. Storage is expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card.
The Redmi 4 Prime is also equipped with a remarkable 13MP primary camera as well as a 5MP front-facing camera (price considered). Both cameras have an aperture of f2.2 as well as 1080p video capture at 30fps. Battery life on this device is equally impressive as it is powered by a 4,100mAh battery (though not removable). It is also capable of fast charging. Connectivity options on this smartphone include a dual-SIM, 4G with VoLTE, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS with GLONASS, infrared sensor and a microUSB port. The smartphone comes with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with MIUI 8 on board. Xiaomi claims to have released the Android 7.0 Nougat program which is available in Beta. In order to maintain the cost of this phone, it is arguable that Xiaomi figured that additional glass protection is inessential. Despite this shortcoming, a fingerprint scanner is mounted on board. Gestures can be easily customized for unlocking purposes and ID recognition, thus improving security and convenience. Also not lacking is an FM radio; audio quality on this smartphone is remarkable. In all, the Redmi 4 Prime appears to be very much a repackaged Redmi Note 4 albeit with lesser width, smaller RAM and reduced storage. Its low price factor will appeal to those who are not willing to splurge on a Redmi Note 4. It will also be a good choice for those that feel any smartphone larger than 5 inches is too big.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
Qualcomm Adreno 506: Integrated graphics card in the Snapdragon 625 SoC and based on the new 500-series architecture with support for Vulkan, OpenGL ES 3.1 + AE (3.2) and UBWC.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
625: Mid-range octa-core SoC with eight ARM Cortex-A53 cpu cores at up to 2 GHz, an Adreno 506 GPU, a DDR3L-1866 memory controller and a X9 LTE (Cat 7) modem. Manufactured in the modern 14nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This is a typical smartphone diagonal.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.
Xiaomi Tech was founded as a Chinese smartphone producer in 2010 and soon reached high market shares in its home market. Although Xiaomi is not one of the Top 5 smartphone manufacturers worldwide in 2016, it is nevertheless one of the big global players in this market segment.
Since 2015 there are many reviews. The ratings have been above average since 2016.
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