Xiaomi Redmi 4X is a smartphone that provides you with all the popular features. Redmi 4X released in May 2017 is still on sales as one of the budget phones.
It is affordable and packs with more features whose value exceeds its price. The smartphone feels great as it comes with no sharp edges and an ultra-smooth metallic back.
The cell phone is available in two colors: black and white. I recommend the black one although the white is fine, too.
The color black goes well with its frame, whereas, the white is in stark contrast with the frame. Nevertheless, the color of your choice indicates your preference.
In terms of performance, the phone has in-built 3GB RAM which is fairly good, so there will be no lag when you are switching the Apps. All social networking Apps, such as Facebook and Snapchat, run without any lag or interruption.
Surprisingly, the phone comes with in-built software to clear the cache, which keeps the system optimized. Just tap “clear memory” on the main screen and run the cleaner to clear up data and redundant programs.
This feature helps to boost the phone’s performance, so you can enjoy your favorite Apps uninterruptedly.
The phone comes with a huge variety of themes. My favorite one is the one which has a car in the background. This vintage car harmonizes with the background and the modern icons fit into it nicely.
Needless to say, you can find a great number of attractive themes and backgrounds.
One of the best features of the phone is its long-lasting battery for up to 2 - 3 days, which is great when I am not playing games. When I play games, then it can hardly last for a day. However, considering the price, I think it is fairly acceptable.
The battery capacity is quite high, 4100 mAh. However, it doesn’t mean that the higher the battery capacity, the longer the standby time. This is because standby time is associated with how much current the phone draws.
By the way, replacing the battery of Redmi 4X is unfeasible, as the phone is perfectly sealed from all sides.
The phone offers two cameras both at the front and back like other popular smartphones. Although cameras are mostly compared in terms of the megapixels they have, the camera of Redmi 4X is not a bad choice at all, but an exceptional one.
The phone has a 13-megapixel back camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. Although the camera pixels are not the highest, the quality of pictures is pretty impressive.
Last year, I went to Ski-Dubai on a vacation with my family and took lots of pictures. To my surprise, the pictures have come out really well and I have got more likes on social media than I expected. Most of the time, I am asked to take the picture with my Redmi 4X and it is my pleasure.
When it comes to the performance of Redmi 4X, I am quite satisfied with it. I have played the most CPU demanding games without lagging such as PUBG. These games require high graphics rendering abilities which the phone is fully able to provide.
As you can see, the phone offers a great gaming experience. The games run smoothly and the display effect is stunning.
Generally, mobile gamers’ hands sweat due to the heat generated by the phone, but this is not the case if they play games Xiaomi Redmi 4X. The heat of Redmi 4X is perfectly controlled because the smartphone will only heat up to an acceptable temperature.
I don’t have any problem with the phone’s heat whilst playing PUBG. I guess that the metallic back of the phone makes for excellent heat dissipation.
There is also an in-built feature on the phone which allows you to run two Apps simultaneously. If you’re using two SIM cards and you are able to use two WhatsApp. It’s so cool!
You would be surprised that the phone has an IR blaster on it. Now, I am not talking about the WiFi TV remote. The phone has an actual infrared emitter that can control TV, projectors and a lot of gadgets which are controlled with infrared.
You can play a joke on someone by discreetly changing TV channels. Don’t point your phone towards the TV before changing channels, or you will be caught in the act.
Redmi 4X comes with a fingerprint sensor like most phones. The fingerprint sensor is placed at the back for easy access. The sensor responds as soon as it is touched, unlocking Redmi 4X in no time, which is great!
One drawback of the phone is its sound. Although it has holes on both sides at the bottom, only the right ones work and no sound comes out from the left ones.
Many people have complained about this and thought one of the speakers was not working, so have I. However, they were surprised when the manufacturing company stated that those holes on the left side were for the microphone.
With storage memory of 32 GB, the phone is able to store a reasonable amount of data. This means that you can save hundreds of photos and videos on the phone. It is recommended to insert an external memory card for extra memory.
You can save all your favorite videos and photos on your phone without worry that you might run out of the storage memory.
Redmi 4X supports up to 32 GB external memory card, which takes the storage memory to a total of 64 GB if the internal memory is included.
The phone feels very light in the hands as it weighs only 150 grams. I play a lot of games and my wrist does not get tired, so I am happy with the phone’s weight and size.
The price of this phone is around $150 - $180 in the market which makes it affordable for almost anyone. If you are on a tight budget and want to make the most of it, the Redmi 4x could be an awesome option for you.