There has been a string of launches from the Xiaomi camp this year, the first one to arrive was Redmi Note 4, followed by Redmi 4A and Redmi 4 being the latest entrant, giving enough choices to the Indian consumers to choose from.
All the devices fall in the budget category, with Redmi 4A being the least expensive and Redmi Note 4 being the most expensive of the three devices. The devices come packed with all the necessary sensors and an IR blaster. This ‘Xiaomi budget trinity’ is intended to give you an excellent bang for your buck.
Redmi 4A is being offered at a rock-bottom price of ₹5999, with excellent specifications, features and battery-life, it sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 which is a very power efficient processor without compromising on a day to day performance. It comes in a single variant having 2GB/ 16GB configuration. It has a meaty 3120 mAh battery which easily gives it more than a day’s power.
Redmi 4 comes in three variants with 2GB/16GB, 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB configurations priced at₹6999, ₹8999 and ₹10999 respectively. Redmi 4 bridges the gap between Redmi 4A and Redmi Note 4 by acting like a ‘budget mid-range device’. Its 3GB/32 GB variant is comparable to Redmi 3S Prime which is exclusive to Flipkart. The phones have slightly different processors. Redmi 4 series employ a Snapdragon 435 as compared to Snapdragon 430 on Redmi 3S Prime. We aren’t considering the 2GB/16GB variant of Redmi 3S since it lacks the fingerprint sensor. The 4GB/64GB variant is the most expensive offering of this series.
Redmi Note 4 has an overall larger form factor than its smaller siblings, it has 5.5”, 1080×1920 display against 5.0”, 720×1280 display of the devices previously mentioned. It sports a Snapdragon 625 which is a successor to Snapdragon 617 processor and consumes 35 percent less power than its predecessor as claimed by the manufacturer. It is offered in three variants 2GB/32GB, 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB priced at ₹9999, ₹10999 and ₹12999 respectively. Redmi Note 4 is exclusively available in Flipkart.com through regular flash sales.
One interesting thing to note is that the 4GB/64GB variant of Redmi 4 is priced in the vicinity of Redmi Note 4’s price.
So, what should be your pick among the three?
If you have a tight budget between ₹6.5k-7k or you want a secondary device, Redmi 4A is the device to go for. Redmi 4 is a more powerful device than Redmi 4A, if you can shell out an extra ₹1k, you can go for the 2GB/16GB variant, and this extra investment will fetch you a phone with much better performance, battery life and build quality. Both Redmi 4A and Redmi 4 are exclusively available on Amazon.in via periodic flash sales.
If you are a power user or intend to play heavy games on your phone and prefer bigger and sharper displays, then you should opt for Note 4. If you want a balanced device with an outstanding battery life coupled with a decent day to day performance, convenient single-handed usage then your choice should be Redmi 4, you may select the model depending upon your requirement. We would suggest you go for the 4GB/64GB variant since it is the most future-proof device if you have zeroed on Redmi 4.
However, the devices are available only through flash sales and you have to be quick enough to buy your preferred variant and colour.