Xiaomi has just launched the Redmi 4 in India. The brand new smartphone is powered by the octa-core Snapdragon 435 chipset. On paper, the successor of the Redmi 3S Prime seems to come with negligible upgrades. However, that is not always the entire story. We have already managed to get our hands on the Xiaomi Redmi 4. Here is our camera review of it.
Coming to the camera specifications, the Redmi 4 sports a 13 MP rear shooter. It features an aperture size of f/2.0 and boasts PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus) technology. Xiaomi claims that the camera comes with some custom-made low light enhancements along with various shooting modes like HDR, face recognition, real-time filters etc. Let’s go ahead and see how it performs in real life scenario.
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Xiaomi Redmi 4 Camera UI
As with every Xiaomi smartphone, the Redmi 4 comes preloaded with MIUI 8. This means the camera UI is pretty similar to devices like the Redmi Note 4, Redmi 4A, Redmi 3S, etc. The controls are very simple and well arranged.
There are lots of shooting modes in the Redmi 4 which includes HDR, Panorama, Burst Mode, face recognition, and numerous real-time filters. Unfortunately, the manual focus mode is absent. Nevertheless, capturing still images and recording Full HD 1080p videos, both are a breeze with Xiaomi’s latest handset.
Xiaomi Redmi 4 Sample Photos
Specification-wise, we have nothing to complain about the camera of the Redmi 4 considering its price bracket. However, the thing which actually matters is how it performs in real life. We have taken the Redmi 4 to capture images in various lighting conditions, starting from broad daylight to extremely low light. Let’s see the results.
Looking at the images, we can safely conclude that the Redmi 4 has done its job quite well. The daylight sample photos have a generous amount of details and well-balanced colors. The smartphone also shines under artificial or indoor lighting conditions. However, the Redmi 4 is just an average phone to shoot in low light. This is actually pretty acceptable considering its price range, where most of other handsets fail miserably in low light shooting.
The 13 MP rear camera of the Xiaomi Redmi 4 is fairly good for an under Rs. 10,000 smartphone if you want the 2 GB or 3 GB RAM variant. The 4 GB RAM variant has been priced at Rs. 10,999. Its primary competitors include the Honor 6X, Lenovo K6 Power, Redmi 3S, etc. If you want a decent camera, in a phone costing around Rs. 10,000, you can definitely go for the Xiaomi Redmi 4.
Pricing and Availability
The Xiaomi Redmi 4 comes in three variants. The 2 GB RAM variant has been priced at Rs. 6,999, 3 GB RAM variant has been priced at Rs. 8,999 and the 4 GB RAM variant has been priced at Rs. 10,999. The device will be available in Matte Black and Elegant Gold color options.