Xiaomi’s Redmi 4A Now In South Africa

Xiaomi has released the latest in their Redmi range of phones, the Redmi 4A. Here is all you need to know about this device.
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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.

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)
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
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 1080p@30fps
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
Infrared port Yes
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