Xiaomi’s Redmi series has changed the expectations of what a budget phone should offer, at least in India. So it’s not surprising to see the company launch one Redmi phone after another this year. The Mi phones are coming, promises Xiaomi, but for now the mantra for success is Redmi, Redmi and some more Redmi.

The latest is the Redmi 4 smartphone that marks the return of the budget series with a starting price of Rs 6,999. This time, however, there’s a 4GB RAM and 64GB storage version as well. We got the Redmi 4 unit with 3GB RAM+32GB storage for review. So does the Redmi 4 live up to the expectations? Here’s our review.

Redmi 4 review, Xiaomi, Redmi 4 price in India, Redmi 4 Amazon India, Redmi 4 price, Redmi 4 specs, Redmi 4 features, Redmi 4 price, Redmi 4 vs Redmi Note 4, Redmi 4 gaming, mobiles, smartphonesSpecifications: 5-inch HD display |Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor at 1.4 Ghz |3GB RAM+32GB storage (expandable) | 13MP rear camera with PDAF, LED flash + 5 MP front camera | 4100 mAh battery | Android M with MIUI 8 | See full specifications of Redmi 4 here |  

Price: Rs 8,999 for the 3GB RAM+32GB storage

Redmi 4

Redmi 4 sports a metal unibody design, just like the Redmi Note 4. In fact, it is fair to call this a mini Redmi Note 4. It’s good to see Xiaomi introduce a matte black variant at this price point, however the phone is prone to picking up dust, fingerprint smudges on the back.