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Redmi 4

This week Xiaomi launched the successor to Redmi 3, aptly named the Redmi 4.

The Redmi 4 comes in three variants: Redmi 4, Redmi 4 Pro, and Redmi 4A.

In this article we put the Redmi 4 (standard edition) head to head comparison against its predecessor, the Redmi 3S.

Design

The Xiaomi Redmi 4 feature metallic unibody design 2.5D curved glass display while Redmi 3S carries a premium metal body.

The fingerprint sensor is placed on the back on both of the device.

The Redmi 4 measures 141.3 x 69.6 x 8.9 mm and weighs 156gm, while Redmi 3S measure 139.3 x 69.6 x 8.5 mm and weighing 144gm.

Hardware and Specifications

The Redmi 4 and Redmi 3S are powered by same processor, the Octa-core Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430.

They also carry the same Adreno 505 GPU.

Both devices comes with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.

Both devices supports external memory card supports up-to 256GB.

Camera

Both smartphones have the same camera, a 13-megapixel, f/2.2 rear camera with 5-lens system, PDAF, and dual-LED flash. The front features a 5-megapixel, f/2.2 camera.

The camera video recording quality is 1080.

Display

Both Redmi 4 and Redmi 3S have the same 5-inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display.

The resolution on both is 720 x 1280 pixels.

There is a difference here in screen to body ratio, 69.1% for Redmi 4, and 71.1% for Redmi 3S.

Battery

Both devices are running on MIUI 8 and backed by a battery of 4100mAh.

Fingerprint

Both devices supports fingerprint sensor

Dual Sim

Both have dual sim capability.

Price

The base Redmi 4 starts at just $103.

The Xiaomi Redmi 3S starts at a slightly higher $119.