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Redmi 4 FAQ : Everything You Need To Know
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Redmi 4 FAQ : Everything You Need To Know

Redmi 4 (Redmi 4X in selected other markets)  is the latest budget Smartphone champion from Xiaomi. In India it is launched in three variants – 2GB RAM+ 16GB ROM, 3GB + 32GB and top of the line 4GB + 64GB.   Here are some of the commonly asked questions about the Redmi 4A answered.

Question: What are the different colors Redmi 4 is available?

Answer: Redmi 4 is available in two color options – Matte black and gold.

Question: What is the display size and resolution?

Answer: The Redmi 4  has a 5-inch IPS LCD display offering a 1280 x 720 pixels HD resolution with a 296 pixels per inch (PPI)

Question: What display settings available?

Answer: The display settings has brightness control, Reding mode, Colors and contrasts which offer three settings – automatic contrast, increased contrast and standard, Text size adjustments that can go from XS to XXL.

Question: What is Reading Mode in Redmi 4?

Answer: Yes, there is bluefilter option and Xiaomi calls it Reading mode. It can be set manually and a start and end time can also be set. Interestingly, it can be applied to all apps or you can choose particular set of apps. Whenever you open those selected apps, the display automatically goes to reading mode and reverts back to normal when you close the app.

Question: What is the price of Redmi 4? Where can I buy?

Answer: Redmi 4 price starts at Rs 6999 for the 2GB variant and then there is a 3GB variant for Rs 8,999 and 4GB variant for Rs 10,999. It  is available on Amazon.in, Flipkart and Xiaomi’s own store in India , Mi.com/in.

Question: What size sim cards, Redmi 4 accepts? Does it has dedicated microSD card support?

Answer: It supports hybrid dual-nano SIM (Nano SIM / MicroSIM). So you can use either two SIM’s or can use one SIM and the second SIM slot can be used to house a microSD card up to 128GB.

Question: Does it have Corning Gorilla Glass protection?

Answer: No Redmi 4 does not have Corning Gorilla Glass protection but it does have an unnamed strengthened glass.

Question: What is the processor used in this smartphone?

Answer: Redmi 4 is powered by Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 435 SoC mated to an Adreno 505 GPU, 2GB /3GB / 4GB of RAM and 16GB/32GB/64GB of internal storage with an option to expand via microSD card.

Question: Does Redmi 4 has Gyroscope sensor?

Answer: Yes, it has Gyro sensor.

Question: Is the buttons back lit?

Answer: No, the buttons are not backlit.

Question: What USB type does it use?

Answer: It supports microUSB port not USB-Type C

Question: Does it have notification light?

Answer: Yes, it has notification light.

Question: What are the camera specifications of Redmi 4?

Answer: Redmi 4 has a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, autofocus and LED flash and a 5-megapixel selfie camera. The rear camera can take 1080p videos.

Question: What are the connectivity options? Does it support VoLTE?

Answer: Yes, Redmi 4 supports VoLTE. Other options include Bluetooth, A-GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi direct, FM etc.

Question: How to take screnshots in Redmi 4?

Answer: Press and hold the power and volume button together or go to quick shortcuts and there is a screenshot option that can be tapped to take a screenshot.

Question: Does it support  fast charging?

Answer: No, it does not support fast charging.

Question: Does it support USB OTG?

Answer: Yes, it supports OTG and you can connect the USB drive to it.

Question: Does it have power saver modes?

Answer: Redmi 4 has a battery saver mode.

Question: Does it have IR blaster?

Answer: Yes, it does have an IR blaster and you can use the Redmi 4 as a remote to control your TV and other compatible home appliances.

Question: How is the call quality?

Answer: Call quality of Redmi 4 is very good.

Question: Does it support  one hand UI?

Answer: Yes it supports one hand UI. The display can be reduced to 4-inch or 3.5-inch

Question: Does Redmi 4 has fingerprint scanner?

Answer: No, it does not have a fingerprint sensor.

Question: Does Redmi 4 support App lock?

Answer: Yes, it supports app lock and you can use password or pattern lock to secure apps.

Question: What OS does it run?

Answer: Redmi 4 runs on Android Marshmallow based MIUI 8.1 and is expected to get the Nougat update soon.

Question: Does it have Second Space MIUI 8 Feature?

Answer: Yes, it does have Second space feature that allows to have two phones within a phone.

Question: Does it support two whatsapp in the same phone?

Answer: Yes it supports two Whatsapp app. You can enable it via Dual apps settings or Second space settings.

Question: What is Dual apps in Redmi 4?

Answer: Dual App features allows to have two accounts or instances of the same app running at the same time.

Question: Does Redmi 4 support call recording?

Answer: Yes Redmi 4 supports call recording. The setting can be accessed in the call settings. You can record all calls automatically or from selective numbers.

Q) What are the full specifications of the Redmi 4?

Answer: Here is the full specification list of the Redmi 4.

  • Dimensions: 139.2 x 70 x 8.7 mm
  • Weight: 150g
  • Display: 5-inch 720p IPS LCD, Reading mode
  • Chipset: Quad-core Snapdragon 435 chipset ,Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Adreno 505
  • RAM: 2GB / 3GB / 4GB
  • Storage: 2GB / 16GB, 3GB / 32GB, 4GB/64GB , expandable by  microSD card slot
  • Rear camera: 13MP, f/2.2 aperture, LED flash, Full HD video recording
  • Front camera: 5MP, f/2.2 aperture
  • Sensors: Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient light sensor, Infrared
  • Connectivity: LTE, (Hybrid) Dual-SIM, GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, microUSB
  • Battery: 4100mAh non-removable
  • Others: MIUI8
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