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Redmi 4A

[Other] [Updated] Redmi 4A FAQs: Everything You Need to Know About Redmi 4A

2017-03-17 10:22:01
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Hi Mi User's/Fan's,      

            As you all know that Mi has just announced a new budget killer device similar​ to King of 2014 i.e Redmi 1s with improved processing power, bigger battery and higher storage and a upgraded camera resolution.
         Yes i am talking about Redmi 4A and we know you might be having a lot of different queries. So we have clubbed the majority of the question and have answered them with the most appropriate information that we have. You can go through it and get yourself updated.

Note: If we have missed anything you can ask us the same using the reply option below the thread.

Updated Queries & Answer
Q. Does the phone supports VoLTE?
A. Yes it does support VoLTE and Jio SIM will work flawlessly without any issues & you don't have to download Jio4GVoice to do calling.

Q. What materials are used on back/rear side? Is that a metal body?
A. No there's no metal body, it comes with Polycarbonate unibody on the rear side.

Q. Is the battery removable?
A. No!! Battery is not removable.

Q. Does Mi remote work?
A. Yes! It work as the IR blaster is present.

Q. Capacitive keys have Light?
A. No! There is no light in capacitive key.

Q. Does the phone heat's?
A. No! It won't heat unless you use it :-P Logically​ phone get warm according to Usage and surrounding (ambient) temperature. So it depends on where and how you use it.

Q. Will i get updates in future?
A. Yes you will get updates and possibly Android update too (would be announced later)

Q. When will the rose gold be on sale?
A. Will announce here on Community itself when it up for Sales.

Q. Is there any chance of getting higher configuration Redmi 4A? Or will there be 3GB/32GB variant?
A. We don't have any such information available at the moment.

Q. Is the display 2.5D?
A. No! It has round edges though.

Q. What's​ the battery life?
A. Depends on usage pattern totally. With normal-Mid level usage it can last 1 day atleast.

Q. What's the USP?
A. The overall specifications within 6k is USP. Isn't it?

Q. Well what about delivery and COD?
A. Please login on or & enter your pincode to see the availability and payment options.

Q. Is it available through offline channel?
A. Anything about offline availability will be announced on community. At the moment I don't think it's officially available through the offline channel.

Q. What are the dimensions of Redmi 4A?

A. 139.5 x 70.4 x 8.5 mm (5.49 x 2.77 x 0.33 in).

Q. Which processor powers the Redmi 4A and what is the GPU Version?
A. Redmi 4A is powered by Snapdragon 425 Qaudcore Processor clocked Max at 1.4 GHz. Its come with Andreno 308 GPU.

Q.  What about the rear and front camera on this device?
A:  Rear Camera comes with 13 MP, f/2.2, autofocus & LED flash. Whereas the front Camera is of 5 MP, f/2.2. The rear camera is capable of recording 1080p Video's at 30fps.

Q. What is the battery capacity?
A. The battery capacity of this device is 3030/3120mAh (min/typ) lithium-ion polymer.

Q:  In how many variants of Redmi 4A is available in India?
A. At present Redmi 4A is only available with one variant, which comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM.

Q. What is the screen size, screen resolution and pixel density of Redmi 4A display?
A. Redmi 4A has 12.6cm (5") HD Display i.e 1280*720 Display Resolution with ~294 ppi.

Q. Is it a dual SIM device?
A. Yes, Redmi 4A support dual Sim (Hybrid SIM slot).

Q. Which frequency bands do these SIM slots support?
A. It supports All Indian specific band.
Each SIM slots comprises of 4G with the following band specification:
FDD-LTE:  B1 / B3 / B5 / B7
TD-LTE:  B38 / B39 / B40 / B41
TD-SCDMA: 1900 / 2000MHz
WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100MHz
GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz

Q: What are the SAR values?
A. India SAR 1g limit: 1.6W/kg
SAR Value: 0.596W/Kg

Q: What are the color options while buying this device?
A: This device comes in Gold and Grey variants.

Q: What is the cost of Redmi 4A and how to buy it?
A. Redmi 4A is available exclusively on & for 5999/- INR.

Q.Which items will the Redmi 4A package contain?
A. The Redmi 4A package box contains Redmi 4A, Power adapter, Standard USB cable, Warranty card, User guide, SIM ejector.

Q: Is Xiaomi Redmi 4A waterproof or water resistant?
A: No!!!

Q:Does Redmi 4A has capacitive buttons and with light?
A: No!!!

Q:Does Redmi 4A has an IR blaster?
A: Yes

Q:Does Redmi 4A has a notification LED?
A: Yes it does has a notification light.

Q:Does Xiaomi Redmi 4A support dual cards dual standby?
A: Yes it does.

Q:What's the type of charging port on Xiaomi Redmi 4A?
A:Xiaomi Redmi 4A has a standard USB charging​ port.

Q. What about long reading sessions on this device?
A. Redmi 4A offers ‘Read mode’ feature which cuts off the blue light and protects your eyes during long reading sessions.

Q. What about fingerprint scanner on this device?
A. Not Available !!!

Q-Do the screen have Cornilla Gorilla Glass?
A- No, it doesn't have a Gorilla glass screen

Q. Can the battery be removed?
A. No, It is a non removal type battery.

Q. What is charging time to full charge?
A. This device doesn't support Quick charge.

Q: Does Redmi 4A support OTG?
A: Yes, Redmi 4A supports OTG function. If you are trying to connect pen drive please ensure that the file system is FAT 32.

Q. How many sensors are available on this device?
A. The device is built with Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass sensors.

Q. Does this device has NFC?
A. No!!!

Q. What are the WLAN specifications?
A. Redmi 4A supports 802.11 b/g/n.

Q. Which Bluetooth version is available on this device?
A. Bluetooth Version v4.1, A2DP, LE is available on this device.

Q: What is the USSD code for hardware test to detect if there is some kind of hardware problem?
A: The USSD code to test hardware related problem on Redmi 4A: *#*#6484#*#*

Q: Where the RAM availability low on 1st boot?
A: It's been used by system app and apps which are running in the background.

Q. Does Redmi 4A support Mi band?
A. Yes, Redmi 4A supports Mi band. In order to manage your Mi Band on Redmi 4A you need to download and install Mi Fit app.

Q: What about IMEI no.?
A: You can find IMEI no. on your box. You can also find it by dialing *#06# in the dialing pad.

Q: Which MIUI and Android version does Redmi 4A provide out of the box?
A: Redmi 4A Indian variant sports MIUI 8 along with Android v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) which can be upgraded to higher version via updater when available.

Q. How to connect Redmi 4A to PC/Laptop?
A. Redmi 4A can be connected to a PC/Laptop using micro USB cable.

Q: How to enable developer options and turn on USB-Debugging?
A: Go to Settings> About Phone> Tap on MIUI version repeatedly until a message pops up: Congratulations! You’re a developer.

Q:What's the weight of Xiaomi Redmi 4A?
A: Redmi 4A (16GB) is about 131.5g.

Q:Does Xiaomi Redmi 4A support external memory card?
A: Yes it does.

Q: Will the Redmi 4A bootloader be locked?
A: The answer is Yes. For obvious reason(s), this is to protect your device data security and protection.This is done to better incorporate with "Mi Cloud" services to "locate your device", in the unfortunate event if you lose your Redmi 4A. If you wish to unlock your bootloader, there is an available 'Mi Unlock' app available  *However, we do not advise and encourage you to do so. So Please proceed at your own risk, and you are hold responsible for your own device.

Q: Can I backup my DATA?
A: MIUI has got its own Backup app.
Steps to be followed:
Settings >Additional Settings > Backup & Reset > Local Backups  > Backup [ Here you can select what you want to backup i.e. System, Apps, Accounts & Contacts]

Q. Is there any cloud storage available on this device?
A. Yes, Mi Cloud is linked to your Mi account. Once you login to your Mi account, you will be asked to backup your data and even you can find your lost device using Mi Cloud feature. You can access your cloud data remotely using

Q. What to do if something goes wrong with my Redmi 4A?
A. You can post your queries on Mi Community forum and the moderators will attend to the same. If there is a physical damage/defect you can visit nearest service center. The service center details are available on

Q- What about Device Updates?
A- For Updates, please refer to Updater App on your Device.

Q: Will there Android upgrade for Redmi 4A?
A: Yes! But when it's upto to the developer team to decide.

Q: How can I adjust the duration of screen lock/off automatically?
A: In Settings > Lock Screen & Password > Sleep, you can change the duration of "Sleep".

Q: My compass is not calibrated correctly. How to calibrate my compass app again?
A: Go to Settings > Installed App, select Compass and press "Clear Data". Open the compass App and calibrate again.

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2017-03-17 10:22:01
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Nice, thanks for sharing
2017-03-20 06:05:48

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Apurva Das | from Redmi 3S


Awesome thread! Thanks a lot for the FAQs... I'm sure it would help a lot of people who are going to buy the Redmi 4A
2017-03-20 06:11:20

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Ansh Singh | from app


What about VoLTE?
2017-03-20 10:41:27

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Gibinda Barman | from Micromax Q350


Thanks for sharing
2017-03-20 22:11:45

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Gobinda4 | from Redmi 3S


Good thread.. thanks for sharing
2017-03-20 22:12:56

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SAIRITWIK | from Redmi Note 3


Nice..Thanks for sharing
2017-03-20 22:13:10

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Firdaus Rahman | from Redmi Note 3


awesome !!!!!!!!!
2017-03-20 22:15:22

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Ashutosh Kushwaha | from Redmi Note 3


Ansh Singh
What about VoLTE?

yes, it supports volte
2017-03-20 22:15:24
Thanks for your information
2017-03-20 22:17:19
very nice info
2017-03-20 22:19:31
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