We love an undercover battery phone, that much we know and the Xiaomi Redmi 4 we just unboxed may be just that. The device debuted this fall and it’s a midrange device with a metal body, that can be found on TomTop.com priced at $173.99.


It has a compact box, that hosts the charger (needs an adapter in some countries), USB cable (regular USB, not USB Type-C), manual and metal key used to access the slots. The device’s body is interesting, because it gets curved at the back, but the top and bottom side are quite angular. It comes in gray, gold or silver and measures 7 mm in thickness. At least on paper, because in real life it feels more like 8 mm or so.

Xiaomi Redmi 4 weighs 156 grams and integrates a 5 inch Full HD screen with an IPS LCD panel, as well as the famous Snapdragon 625 octa core CPU. We say “famous”, because we’ve seen it on quite a few devices, from the Huawei Nova and the ZenFone 3 to the Motorola Moto Z Play. There’s also 3 GB of RAM here, 32 GB of storage, a microSD card slot, plus a 13 megapixel back camera and a front 5 MP shooter.

The back one has a dual LED dual tone flash. But the real star here is the 4100 mAh battery, which I expect to deliver at least 2 days of average use. Xiaomi Redmi 4, in the version we have here is also known as the Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime, by the way. It’s a dual SIM machine with 4G, it’s got a fingerprint scanner at the back and runs MIUI 8 on top of Marshmallow.

We checked out its camera UI briefly in the unboxing below. We’ll be back with a full review soon and in the meantime you can purchase it here.

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