Senin, 20 Februari 2017

Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime - Full HD Display, More Powerful Innards

This phone is the third variant of the line 'Redmi 4' ever tested by us. Rather than Redmi 4 and Redmi 4a, has a brand new phone Xiaomi tougher specifications. Call it already full HD screen, processor chipset higher and larger RAM.

Not only that, this smart phone has also been supported fingerprint security technology. With the specification that is quite tough, Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime seems to be competing with Samsung J5 (2016) or Lenovo K4 Note.

Metal Body A Little Heavy, Full HD Screen

The first impression upon seeing this phone, quite enchanted. The design looks more cool than some of the previous mid-range products. physical construction feels sturdy and solid, with a more box. Metal materials used were of sufficient quality. Premium impression is also visible from the chamfered metal adorning each side of the body.

Like most of today's mobile phones, Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime also overhauling its entire line-out design in new smartphone product. Either due to follow the trend, or indeed research results. But certainly, the concept applied unibodi this phone looks slick and classy. See, the laying of the control panel in the phone feels quite comfortable accessible. The position of the camera, audio ports, cone speakers and microSD positioned very prestige, typical mobile phone premium.

Dimension of the mobile phone that has a 5.0 inch IPS display this feels right grip. Moreover, the ratio between the body and the screen is approximately 70.1% of this did not make the body look great. By design, not much different from the Xiaomi Redmi 4. Unfortunately, the weight of Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime feels a little bit heavy.

The plus points of the outer side of this phone compared to its predecessor is the IPS screen resolution has reached Full HD 1080p and also implement 2.5D technology curve.

That is, besides being able to show the sharpness and clarity of images and natural colors, this screen Redmi 4 Prime can present a solid impression and solid image. Unfortunately, the phone screen is not glass coated with Corning Gorilla Glass.

One advantage of this is the phone screen support technology reducing effect 'glare'. This technology is contained in a 'reading mode' and if it is enabled, your eyes will feel cool while reading the news or a document on screen.

Fingerprint Responsive

This technology is arguably the center's hot. Most of the mobile middle class presents a fingerprint sensor as protection feature. In this Prime Redmi 4, a fingerprint sensor on the back panel. Position just below the camera. Very fit comfortably accessible with a finger, rather than the position at the bottom of the screen.

Performance fingerprint on this phone is quite responsive and quick to detect fingerprints.

Its plus points, you not only can utilize fingerprint to unlock the screen, but also for several other functions such as Child mode, file explorer and also App lock.

3 GB RAM, Hardware Performance Is Pretty Cool

As alluded to earlier, Redmi 4 Prime is supported hardware specification is highest among the other Redmi 4 series. 3 GB RAM combined 32GB of internal storage and microSD expansion memory slot sustained, accelerated well capable to run a Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon chipset 625. Processor Octa-core 2.0GHz Cortex-A53 carries can execute all the phone functions properly and smoothly, including multitasking function.

Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime already running MIUI 8 interface based operating system Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The combination of this software can improve performance with better hardware.

Being able to present a user interface that is more userfriendly and fast. In addition, the Adreno 506 graphics used this phone is capable of displaying high-quality images when playing games or watching HD videos.

Now for more details, we team perform benchmark tests with multiple applications favorite benchmark. From the test results, it could conclude the overall performance of hardware and software Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime is the fairly cool compared to its competitors in the same class. The benchmark results can be seen below:

AntuTu v6.2.7 => => => : 61879
Quadrant Standard => => => : 37628
GeekBench4 (CPU) Single-core => => => : 825
GeekBench4 (CPU) Multi-core => => => : 2794
GeekBench4 (Compute) => => => : 2517
PCMark (Work 2.0 performance) => => => : 4729
NenaMark 2 => => => : 59.9fps
3DMark (Sling Shot Extreme) => => => : 461

The percentage reduction in battery
Game HD : 14%
Browsing LTE : 20%
Video Playback : 8%
Music Playback : 5%

Jumbo Battery

Although not specifically extolled the battery life, but the capacity of 4100 mAh which brought Redmi 4 Prime has shown the advantages of this phone. Supported also by hardware fairly friendly to battery power consumption, the result is more efficient batteries and can last long enough. In one refill full and normal conditions of use, the battery can last Redmi 4 Prime until nearly two days.

Positive points, this phone is also equipped with a power management system which is quite nice. Through Battery Saver feature, you can set the battery consumption more wisely. You can also set a schedule for when to enable and disable this mode automatically.

There is no specific reference in the official specifications related to the ability of fast charging in Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime. But throughout the test, the phone is in fact able to charge the battery a little faster than some of the phones in its class.

However, when compared with a phone that truly supports fast charging is still less quickly.
Our team try to test with the default charger 5V-2A (charger sprawl, the sales package of the distributor), for 15 minutes to charge about 25%.

Dual SIM 4G LTE + CDMA Ev-Do

For information, Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime that in this test has been a distributor of products and not through official channels. That is, specifications owned was actually not qualify DCL. But for users, certainly not bother bureaucratic and regulations.

The phone supports 4G LTE network Cat.7 in primary SIM slot. While the second SIM slot hybrid concept, it only supports 2G. Interestingly, in addition to operating all 4G LTE SIM card operator Indonesia, Redmi 4 Prime also supports CDMA2000 1x Ev-Do. So, for those still using CDMA Smartfren can still enjoy the services of voice smoothly.

Standard Camera

When compared with Redmi 3 Series, camera Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime is carrying a camera specs are somewhat similar. The main camera sensor is equally a powerful 13 megapixels, only losing in the side of the aperture. Still, it is able to produce high-quality photos with natural color brightness.

When we tested the camera using the automatic mode, the image is quite sharp shoot in the middle but a little bit has the effect of blur at the edge of the view finder. From a couple of times the test images, the result is the average looks somewhat underexposed but with pretty good dynamic range.

For photos on location rather dim, Dual LED flash Dual Tone brought this camera at least reliable enough to produce a cool photo.

What about the results of image capture using the front camera / selfie ?. Quiet, 5 megapixel camera phones are already equipped with a beauty mode easy setting. The result, of course, can make your face look so smooth and beautiful. What about the video? Plus points, both front and rear cameras Redmi 4 Prime is capable of recording full HD 1080p @ 30fps. Recording results looks smooth and silky.

Unique Features

For additional information, Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime is also equipped with several unique features. As InfraRed-based Remote Control that can be used to regulate the electronic device remotely, for example, to turn on the TV, radio, air conditioning and so on.

Besides, this phone also provides features that scanners can be used to read the barcode, business cards and documents digitally.


From first glance, it seems quite impossible not to be captivated by Xiaomi redmi 4 Prime. Metal body with a solid physical construction, so the important point for those who crave style. If comparison with prices around $ 200 USD, a feature that brought the phone was quite interesting. The presence of a fingerprint, Dual SIM 4G LTE + CDMA2000 1X Ev-Do and the battery has a large capacity, it will probably make you sad at the initial decision.

Priced around $ 225 USD, the availability of color: Gold | Dark Gray | Silver

Value the advantages and disadvantages of this phone are:


  • Octa-core 3GB RAM
  • Dual SIM 4G LTE
  • Large capacity battery power
  • Fingerprint sensor responsive


  • Non-removable battery
  • Without protective scratch resistant screen
  • Bit heavy body
  • Fast charging less than the maximum
Removable battery: No
Multitouch: Yes
Dual SIM: Yes
4G LTE: Yes
Infrared: Yes
USB On-the-go: Yes
GPS: Yes
Fingerprint: Yes
Dual Camera: Yes
External Memory: Yes
Gyroscope Sensor: Yes
Vedeo call/ Chat: Yes
Video recorder: Yes
Video player: Yes
Music player: Yes
Radio FM: Yes

141.3 x 69.6 x 8.9 mm, 156 gram | Dual SIM, 4G LTE / HSPA + /3G/2G + CMA 2000 1X Ev-Do | Android 6.0 Marshmallow + MIUI 8 | microSd up to 256GB | 3GB RAM - Internal storage 32GB | 5.0 Inch screen 1080x1920 pixel (~441ppi), IPS Display 16 Million Colors. | 2.0 GHZ Octa-core Cortex-A53, Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625; Adreno 506 GPU | 13 MP - f/2.2 phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, 5 MP secondary | 4100 mAh Li-Ion (non-removable)

Package Sales
handset | charger | This micro USB cable | manuals | warranty card | SIM ejector

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