Xiaomi has just announced its Redmi 4, the latest smartphone by the company after the launch of Redmi 4A. Xiaomi has competitively priced its smartphone from Rs 6,999 (for the 2GB RAM) to Rs 10,999 (4GB RAM). We received the Xiaomi Redmi 4 in 3GB RAM and 32GB internal variant that is priced right at Rs 8,999.

While our review gives you a good idea about whether the Redmi 4 is worth your hard earned money, we have compiled a more in-depth list of worthy competitors that will give you a better idea about how it fairs in its smartphone segment.

We took the three best smartphones in the market from the entry-level and compared them side-by-side and spec by spec to help you decide on which one to buy.

The three smartphones featured in this comparison include the Xiaomi Redmi 4, Lenovo K6 Power and Micromax Evok Power. We have also added the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 to show you what you can get for a slightly higher price.

Smartphone Xiaomi Redmi 4 Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Lenovo K6 Power Micromax Evok Power
Display Size (inch) 5 5.5 5 5
Resolution (pixels) 720 x 1280 1,080 x 1,920 1,080 x 1,920 720 x 1280
Pixel Density (PPI) 296 401 441 294
Display Type IPS LCD IPS LCD IPS LCD IPS LCD
Dimensions(mm) 141.3×69.6×8.9 151x76x8.5 141.9×70.3.6×9.3 144.3×72.4×9.7
Weight (gm) 156 165 145
Dual SIM Yes Yes Yes Yes
SIM Type Micro, Nano-SIM Micro, Nano-SIM Nano-SIM Micro-SIM
Connectivity Types GSM / HSPA / LTE GSM / HSPA / LTE GSM / HSPA / LTE GSM / HSPA / LTE
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 MediaTek MT6737
CPU Cores Octa-core Octa-core Octa-core Quad-core
CPU Clock Speed (GHz) 8x 1.4 Cortex A53 8x 2.0 Cortex A53 8x 1.4 Cortex A53 4x 1.3 Cortex A53
GPU Adreno 505 Adreno 506 Adreno 505 Mali-T720
RAM 2 GB,3 GB,4 GB 2 GB,3 GB,4 GB 2 GB,3 GB 2 GB
Ruggedness
On-Board Memory 16,32,64 GB 16,32,64 GB 16,32 GB 16 GB
Expandable Memory Yes, upto 256 GB Yes, upto 256 GB Yes, upto 256 GB Yes, upto 256GB
Sensors Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Proximity
Primary Camera 13MP, f/2.2 13MP, f/2.0 13MP, f/2.0 8MP
Optical Image Stabilization No No No No
Camera Array Single Camera Single Camera Single Camera Single Camera
Autofocus System Phase detection Phase detection Phase detection Phase detection
Secondary Camera 5MP, f/2.2 5MP, f/2.0 8MP, f/2.0 5MP
Video Capture 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p
Flash LED Dual-LED LED LED
OS Version Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Android 6.0 Marshmallow Android 6.0 Marshmallow Android 6.0 Marshmallow
AI (Smart Assistant) Google Assistant Google Assistant Google Assistant Google Assistant
GPS Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Hotspot
Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, LE v4.1, A2DP, LE v4.2, A2DP, LE v4.0, A2DP
NFC No No No No
Infrared Yes Yes No No
Fingerprint Scanner Yes, Rear button Yes, Rear button Yes, Rear button Yes, Rear button
3.5mm jack Yes Yes Yes Yes
Radio Yes, FM Radio Yes, FM Radio Yes, FM Radio Yes, FM Radio
USB Type microUSB v2.0 microUSB v2.0 microUSB v2.0 microUSB v2.0
USB Standard USB v2.0 USB v2.0 USB v2.0 USB v2.0
Battery (mAh) 4,100 4,100 4,000 4,000
Quick Charge Yes No No No
Colors Gray, Gold, Black Gray, Gold, Black Gray, Gold, Black Champagne Gold
Prices in India (Rs) 6,999, 8,999, 10,999 9,999, 10,999, 12,999 9,999, 10,999 6,999

Conclusion:

The comparison above showcases the best models and their respective variants offered by smartphone makers on paper. It does not take into account the real world performance or the integration of the hardware with the software. Going by pure specifications, I would personally go in for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 in the entry-level segment.

The smartphone packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 in comparison to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 series and MediaTek MT 6737 in other smartphones. Clearly, the 625 is more powerful when it comes to gaming and raw power and simply cannot be compared to the performance numbers we have with the 400 Series by Qualcomm.

Another important factor for choosing the Redmi Note 4 over the others is the flexibility that Xiaomi gives you to choose between 3 internal storage capacities and RAM options. However, if you are on a tight budget, the Redmi 4 is your next best choice.

Publish date: May 17, 2017 11:03 am| Modified date: May 17, 2017 11:03 am

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