We check the possibilities Xiaomi redmi 4A, which is a cheap smartphone with decent equipment. Is it worth buying?
Xiaomi redmi 4A recently went to the Polish version with 32 GB of internal memory and this is what I had the pleasure to test it. Price smartphone in the official distribution has been set at PLN 699 (a weaker version of the approx. 100 gold cheaper). Is it worth it interesting? As compare to a similar name Xiaomi redmi 4 Pro? For borrowing on the smartphone tests thank the shop x-kom.pl . 4A Xiaomi redmi buy in x-kom.pl
Performance and appearance
Xiaomi redmi 4A looks a bit vaguely, that is exactly how the majority of low-cost smartphones in China. It is difficult to regard this as a particular disadvantage because sophisticated design is reserved for phones with at least the mid-range – but not always. I do not think, however, that the tested device is ugly, because after all, can be enjoyed.creating redmi 4A, the manufacturer sought savings in materials, so the smartphone is not made of metal (as it usually is), and plastic. Used plastic is soft to the touch and looks a bit like aluminum, but quite easy to get dirty. The whole is well-fitted, including lock and key controls, which are mounted on the right-hand edge of the phone. At the other side we find only a tray for SIM cards and memory. At the bottom there is a place for the microUSB port, and the top edge conceals the 3.5 mm jack and infrared port. I'm not quite sure what material is protected display. This is most likely the glass (certainly not Gorilla Glass), but quite thin, as more emphasis gives rise to the so-called. Jacuzzi effect. Fortunately, all is not prone to scratches and finger quite nicely slides across the screen. Above the screen we find the camera for photo selfie, and underneath buttons without illumination system. Among them was a place for the notification LED, which is the original place for its location. The rear panel is the only eye camera and the manufacturer's logo.
Xiaomi redmi 4A offers a 5-inch display, so relatively small. Content is presented in HD (1280×720), which gives a good image sharpness. It is difficult to demand something more for the price, but it does not mean that you can not get more.reaches almost maximum brightness of 400 cd / m2 and it is a decent value, giving an acceptable readability in the sun, but when it is really a lot, you have to help a shadow or so. cap with his hand. This is due to the lack of any antireflective layers, which behaves like a glass mirror. Great for a minimum brightness, because the 3 cd / m2 level is truly the flagship, and we have yet to deal with the low-budget smartphone. In the settings you will also find reading mode if you prefer filter blue light, so reading after dark is absolutely hassle-free. [Wptab style = "4" title = "maximum brightness"] [slug test = "battery-screen" virtual = "TEST_JASNOSC_AKU" order = "desc" selected = "22232" type = "single" product_id = "22128.22214. 22192,22162,22138,22140,22008,22000,21800,21470,22228,22232,21780 "] [/ wptab] [wptab style =" 4 "title =" minimum brightness "] [slug test =" screen-battery " virtual = "TEST_JASNOSC_AKU_MIN" order = "ASC" selected = "22232" type = "single" product_id = "22128,22214,22192,22162,22138,22140,22008,22000,21800,21470,22228,22232,21780"] [/ wptab] [wptab_end] color reproduction is good enough not to complain about the faded colors. White is close to the natural, but if for some reason it will not be matched her gentle yellow tint, it can be corrected through the slider in the settings. You will find there also the possibility of contrast control, but the pre-installed profiles differ little from each other. Viewing angles are acceptable. To sum up, the screen Xiaomi redmi 4A can without doubt be called good.
Xiaomi 4 redmi heart is a relatively new processor from Qualcomm, Snapdragon 425. Its characteristics allow it to name the successor Snapdragon 410, which at one time was very popular. SoC is composed of a quad-core Cortex-A53 processor clocked at 1.4 GHz and Adreno 308 GPU Snapdragon 425 first time visitors with us in testing, so take a closer look at its performance benchmark tests: [wptab style = "4" title = "PC Mark"] [slug test = "PCMark android" order = "desc" selected = "22232" virtual = "PCMark android-work" type = "single" product_id = "22128,22214,22192,22162 , 22138,22140,22008,22000,21800,21470,22228,22232,22012,21780 "] [/ wptab] [wptab style =" 4 "title =" AnTuTu "] [slug test =" android-antutu-6 " order = "desc" selected = "22232" virtual = "antutu-total-6" type = "single" product_id = "22128,22214,22192,22162,22138,22140,22008,22000,21800,21470,22228,22232 , 22012.21780 "] [/ wptab] [wptab style =" 4 "title =" 3D Mark "] [slug test =" 3dmark "order =" desc "selected =" 22232 "virtual =" 3dmark-ice-storm-unlimited -Total "type =" single "product_id =" 22128,22214,22192,22162,22138,22140,22008,22000,21800,21470,22228,22232,22012,21780 "] [/ wptab] [wptab style =" 4 "title =" TR ex "] [slug test =" gfxbench-fps "order =" desc "selected =" 22232 "type =" single "virtual =" T-Rex-3-onscreen "product_id =" 22128,22214,22192,22162,22138 , 22140,22008,22000,21800,22228,22232,22012,21780 "] [/ wptab] [wptab_end] CPU performance can be called the basic and in my opinion this is the absolute minimum that should be in the smartphones of 2017 years. Ordinary, simple operations are challenging, but require too much time for the process may cause delays and sporadic "zwieszki". The programs are loaded at an acceptable rate, and liquidity is satisfactory. It's a shame that the manufacturer has not implemented more memory. It is true that 2 GB is not enough, however, the system does not manage the resources very well and reload programs met me far too often.As for the game, it's relatively low resolution of the screen is not a big burden for the average efficient GPU, so even requiring an average of titles look good. Sometimes you have to accept a lower level of detail or falls FPS (depending on the game). The most powerful titles are already too big a challenge for redmi 4A.
In 4A redmi we find the battery capacity of 3120 mAh. In the case of 5-inch smartphone with powerful components is not really a good parameter, which is confirmed by the synthetic tests. [Wptab style = "4" title = "Normal operation"] [slug test = "accumulator" order = "desc" selected = "22232" virtual = "PCMark-work" type = "single" product_id = "22128.22214. 22192,22162,22138,22140,22008,22000,21800,22228,22232 "] [/ wptab] [wptab style =" 4 "title =" Games "] [slug test =" accumulator "order =" desc "selected = "22232" virtual = "battery-trex" type = "single" product_id = "22214,22154,22002,21966,21968,21772,21752,21912,21910,22228,22232"] [/ wptab] [wptab style = " 4 "title =" charging time "] [slug test =" battery "virtual =" load-ac "order =" desc "selected =" 22232 "type =" single "product_id =" 22214,22154,22002,21966,21968 , 21630,21772,21752,2191221910,22228,22232 "] [/ wptab] [wptab_end] Two days of work on a single charge is a result of the expected and anticipated, and most importantly, the most real. It is true that I myself podładowywałem phone every night for sure (I prefer to have a reserve of energy than to be unpleasantly surprised), but most of you can quietly forget about the charger for more than 24 hours. For those interested, I will add that Sot (on the screen on time) 4-6 hours. I had not noticed suspicious battery drainage. The supplied charger for charging the battery from zero to 100% in less than 3 hours, so in this respect, is not too well.
Meeting photographic test are smartphone 13 megapixel main camera with f / 2.2 and a single LED and a 5 megapixel camera for pictures selfie. It's very, very popular among low-cost configuration devices.
The manufacturer took care of its own application to operate the camera. In the basic view you can control the HDR mode and flash, as well as to enable filters or switch between cameras. Additional options are available modes, and among them we find, among others, panorama, night mode, or manual, but the latter is limited to control white balance and ISO sensitivity. [Gallery type = "slideshow" size = "large" ids = "687418,687420,687422,687424,687426,687428,687430,687434,687436,687438,687444,687446,687448,687450,687454,687456,687458,687460 , 687464,687466,687468,687470,687472,687476,687478,687480,687482,687486,687488,687494,687496,687500,687502,687504,687508,687510,687512 "] image quality is not the best, but Xiaomi redmi 4A is a cheap smartphone, so you should not expect miracles. All possible parameters are average, including detail, color or tonal range. A lot can be improved HDR mode, which is doing surprisingly well, so I would advise to use it very often. Remember that saving images in this mode requires additional time. nakręcimy video at a maximum resolution of Full HD. Quality is not thrilling, and in addition smartphone is not doing too well with the change of lighting, even when it takes place in a gentle way. Sporadic movies you can shoot as much as possible, but I would advise to limit their viewing to the phone screen. Selfie camera is no exception to the rule and gives only acceptable fotopstryki, although the foreground looks surprisingly decent. The pale colors I advise you to tweak the graphics program.
communications facilities Xiaomi redmi 4A is a basic, a good minimum. Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n operates at a frequency of 2.4 GHz and no problems with maintaining sufficient signal even at long distances, but only at one level (on a different floor than the router sometimes different). On board does not run the FM radio, Bluetooth 4.1, USB OTG use in the primary, but fully sufficient range and communication GPS with GLONASS and Beidou. Navigation does not cause any problems in the open air or in the car. I noted not unexpected signal loss, although its strength is weakening, eg. In the tunnels. Because of the low price you will not find it for the fingerprint reader or NFC connectivity, so you can not replace the phone card or cash payment. As a consolation we get IRDA port and 32 GB of internal memory (user less than 26 GB) and dual SIM standby, but hybrid. The quality of voice calls is satisfactory and only in noisy environments need to strain a little, because the speaker could, however, be a little bit louder. Multimedia speaker does not knock the purity of sound, but it is so important that the incoming call signal can be heard in virtually all conditions. It is worth noting that the smartphone supports LTE in the 800 MHz band and has no problems with range. For Xiaomi handsets redmi 4A playing well enough, that there is nothing to complain about.
We tested Xiaomi redmi 4A comes from the Polish distribution and operates under the control of Global MIUI stable version 8.2. I will mention that the updates are delivered OTA channel – one got during the test. Underlying the system is Android Marshmallow. [Gallery type = "slideshow" size = "large" ids = "687516,687518,687520,687522,687524,687526,687528,687530,687532,687534,687536,687538,687540,687542,687544,687546"] software manufacturer brings some interesting features and applications, for example.
- the ability to change the theme,
- notification bar and switches – control the appearance and behavior of notifications, customize the shortcut bar, status bar (notification icons, the speed of the network operator's name, the choice of the battery indicator)
- second profile – isolated space with separate settings,
- Do not disturb – mute calls with the possibility of personalization of this function,
- management applications using the battery for the power saving modes (default system restricts application activity in the background, which can cause problems with notifications)
- blocking access to the application using a password,
- Additional settings include Children mode, the control of the notification LED, sound effects, single-mode (to minimize the size of the display content to the appropriate diagonal) that control the function keys or Android diode action notifications
- System applications include Xiaomi account, QR scanner, Weather, Control Panel (your manager), Pilot Me (for infrared LEDs) or Music (with enhanced sound control functions).
The interface is very well translated and functional.
Summary and evaluation
Xiaomi redmi 4A is a smartphone that delivers exactly what it costs. Price for the official distribution does not seem especially attractive in comparison with the Chinese shops, but you must remember that ABC Data is not possible to hedge against VAT or circumvent margin for stores that want to sell products Xiaomi. So I can not say that the buyer Xiaomi smartphones in Poland is going to get hurt, especially since he redmi 4A a very decent equipment. What are the strengths of Xiaomi redmi 4A? Certainly efficient and smooth operation, functional overlay system, good screen and good battery life. Decent build quality is also positively evaluate a speaker, and the presence of the infrared port, and 32 GB of memory. It's a shame that the camera is not better, and working memory is not better managed, but at this price you can not have everything and tested by purchasing a smartphone worth remembering. Xiaomi redmi 4A is a smartphone that I can recommend. He also confess our manic distinction, because in my opinion it is worth to buy it. If you're wondering whether a better choice not by chance Xiaomi redmi Pro 4, it soon will know the answer to this question, because we are planning to compare the two phones. The publication next week 🙂 [temperatura2 product_id = "22232"]