Redmi Note 4 vs. Redmi 4 vs. Redmi 4A – The Battle of Mid Budget Smartphones by Xiaomi


REdmi 4 battle

Xiaomi at present is among one of the top providers of smartphone devices in the country with a market share of around 11 per cent.

The Chinese giant entered the country roughly three years back and soon generated a mammoth billion dollar revenue in two years.

One who owns a Xiaomi device knows very well how hard it is to get one, thanks to their online flash sales, rather call it a lottery. Xiaomi has a long-term vision for India and has already set up a proper network of service centres and manufacturing units, which is a key for their success. And now they are getting into offline sales with Xiaomi Mi Home Store coming soon in Bangalore. Even their smartphone launches have been feverishly fast and with keeping price-conscious Indians in mind.

Call it a result of minute market research or proper segmentation, Xiaomi has well placed its devices among the masses.

Xiaomi recently launched their new budget flagship, the Redmi 4, which has been smartly priced below and around 10k bracket, has spurred in a new battle against its own successor and predecessor Redmi Note 4 and Redmi 4A respectively.


Screen Size and Display

Both Redmi 4A and Redmi 4 sports a 720×1280 HD display which comes in with a 5-inch screen. On the other hand, the Redmi Note 4 comes with a 1080×1920 Full HD display with a 5.5-inch screen. Note 4 has one of the finest displays at this price range and considering the price of the other two, both deliver a great HD display at their respective prices. All of the devices has a good grip and does feel good on when you hold the phone in hand except for Redmi 4A’s polycarbonate body, which feels plasticky but has a metal finish.

Storage and RAM

Both the Redmi 4 and the Redmi Note 4 supports up to 4GB of RAM (with 2GB, 3GB available too) and an internal storage of up to 64GB (32GB available too). Sadly still the recently launched Redmi 4 hasn’t got a dedicated sim slot, but both can be expanded to a maximum of 128 GB via SD card. On the other hand, the Redmi 4A has only an internal storage of 16GB only with a 2GB RAM, though can be expanded via SD card.


Redmi 4A, Redmi 4 and Redmi Note 4 clocks in a 1.4GHz quad-core, 1.4GHz octa-core and 2GHz octa-core processors respectively. Though Note 4 definitely has the edge, having the best processor among the three, each of them performs really well falling into their own price bracket.


All three of them feature a 13MP rear shooter on the back, but surprisingly none of them turned out to be that much awesome. All of them has the basic camera features and functions. Both Redmi Note 4 and Redmi 4 Redmi Note 4 was able to capture decent shots in good light and in low light too. The macro shots came out good with correct colours and accurate details. The PDAF works well is able to focus on subjects quickly. Redmi 4A has a decent camera too, though fails to capture detail in low light. Each has a 5MP front shooter and can take decent selfies, with the angle little on the wider side on Redmi 4 and Note 4.


Redmi 4A performed really well with multitasking and switching between several apps. Redmi Note 4 was a winner among the three, as it handled all starting from multitasking to hardcore gaming, it performed all with ease. Redmi 4 performed well too, better than 4A, but not Note 4. The new MiUI is a concern for Redmi 4, though it did perform overall.


Redmi 4A has a 3120 mAh battery and both Redmi 4 and Note 4 has a bigger 4100mAh. All of them has an outstanding battery life, which can easily take down a whole day. If compared to Redmi 4 and Redmi Note 4, with an average use, both can easily stand strong for at least for 1.5 days!


If you are running low on budget, Redmi 4A isn’t a bad option, but with a few extra thousand bucks, you can easily opt for Redmi 4. Redmi Note 4 at present is the best bet for a premium budget flagship, though now Redmi 4 is an option to add onto your probables list.

Lastly, all of the three devices are some of the most Value for money smartphones in their own price range, and each of them is a stellar performer!

1 Comment
  1. Mukesh Agarwal says

    I got the Redmi Note 4 few days back. Everything written above is TRUE but one big thing is missing in Redmi Note 4 is the sound quality. If you listen to music on speaker or if you have a habit of taking a call on Speaker then better check the sound quality before buying these models.

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