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February 13th, 2017 by


Xiaomi is well-known for making quality handsets and selling them at a lower cost than their competitors.

The Redmi range is essentially the company’s mid-range collection of devices, but that doesn’t mean that these phones are of a lesser quality.

Introducing The Xiaomi Redmi 4A

The latest Redmi phone to go on sale in South Africa is the Redmi 4A.

The 4A has a 5-inch HD display with 1280 x 720 resolution, amounting to 294 pixels per inch.

Internally, the phone is packing a Snapdragon 425 64-bit quad-core processor and runs on the latest MIUI 8 OS – Xiaomi’s skin, which runs on top of Android 6.0. The handset also comes with 2GB RAM, and has 16GB built-in storage, which is expandable via a microSD card.

In terms of a camera, the 4A has a 13MP rear-facing camera, and a 5MP front-facing camera.

All of this is powered by a 3120mAh non-removable battery, which, according to Xiaomi, can last up to 7 days (under moderate use) on a single charge.

The cost of all of this? R1 999.00.

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Redmi 4A Specifications

Network 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
CDMA 800 / 1900
3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO & TD-SCDMA
4G bands: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Speed: HSPA, LTE
GPRS: Yes
EDGE: Yes
Dimensions 139.5 x 70.4 x 8.5 mm (5.49 x 2.77 x 0.33 in)
Weight 131.5 g (4.66 oz)
SIM Dual SIM
Display type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.0 inches (~70.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (~294 ppi pixel density)
OS MIUI 8.0 (based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425
CPU Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 308
RAM 2 GB
Memory 16 GB
Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Primary camera 13 MP, f/2.2, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama
Video [email protected]
Secondary camera 5 MP, f/2.2
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Infrared port Yes
NFC No
Radio FM radio
USB microUSB v2.0
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3120 mAh
Color Gold or Rose Gold
Package 1 x Phone
1 x Power adapter
1 x USB cable
1 x SIM needle
1 x User manual
  • Kimberley Blake

    Great phone, but cannot find accessories such as covers etc. anywhere. Not even Takealot 🙁