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Re: Xiaomi Redmi 4A Review: Perfection On A Budget. by Gptech(m): 11:51pm On Jan 23, 2017
Elxandre:

That's even better.
I'm already thinking of buying another phone already sef. cry

You don jam, see wetin miui cause now grin
Re: Xiaomi Redmi 4A Review: Perfection On A Budget. by Elxandre(m): 11:53pm On Jan 23, 2017
Whizpeter:



It's wonderfully terrible bro... Greenify made things easier and I had to turn off all the plenty effizzy that Samsung packed into the phone... I only use them when I want to show off...


My laptop have got my back too... 3-4 full charge!
I can relate.
My sister suffers same fate too.
How many hours does yours last after optimisation?
Can it last 4 hours on HSPDA?
My Sis don suffer for Sammy hand o.
Re: Xiaomi Redmi 4A Review: Perfection On A Budget. by Elxandre(m): 11:54pm On Jan 23, 2017
Gptech:

You don jam, see wetin miui cause now grin
cry cry
Re: Xiaomi Redmi 4A Review: Perfection On A Budget. by Gptech(m): 12:03am On Jan 24, 2017
Elxandre:

cry cry
Which are you considering buying next?
Re: Xiaomi Redmi 4A Review: Perfection On A Budget. by Whizpeter(m): 12:10am On Jan 24, 2017
Elxandre:

I can relate.
My sister suffers same fate too.
How many hours does yours last after optimisation?
Can it last 4 hours on HSPDA?
My Sis don suffer for Sammy hand o.

It lasts for 6hrs plus now with constant HSPDA... Sometimes if network is good and stable, it could get to 8hrs...
Re: Xiaomi Redmi 4A Review: Perfection On A Budget. by Elxandre(m): 12:22am On Jan 24, 2017
Gptech:

Which are you considering buying next?
Don't know yet jare.
I think I'll use this for maybe six months.
Lol

But I would buy any with 64gb ROM next. 5 inches is enough.
4kmah.
Re: Xiaomi Redmi 4A Review: Perfection On A Budget. by Elxandre(m): 12:24am On Jan 24, 2017
Whizpeter:


It lasts for 6hrs plus now with constant HSPDA... Sometimes if network is good and stable, it could get to 8hrs...
Great. cheesy

All settled na!
What did you do, let me try help my sister.
Re: Xiaomi Redmi 4A Review: Perfection On A Budget. by Holuwaxheun(m): 12:58am On Jan 24, 2017
Falling in love with the redmi 4 pro.. .really cool.. ..
Re: Xiaomi Redmi 4A Review: Perfection On A Budget. by kolexis: 1:17am On Jan 24, 2017
Holuwaxheun:
Falling in love with the redmi 4 pro.. .really cool.. ..
I'm using it now and it's really cool, battery is bae grin, performance is another beast
Re: Xiaomi Redmi 4A Review: Perfection On A Budget. by Baroba(m): 6:11am On Jan 24, 2017
Good review boss, I still marvel how the Chinese are knocking out these sort of phones at such cheap prices, $96 is even the reseller price as you know..

My wife's HTC M8 enter water and I got her the 4a from Geekbuying ( it was £79 then on pre order, though prices have gone up to about £100).. great little performer like you said, I still don't know how the manged to fit in a 3120 mah in that featherweight.. Tip: Camera shoots better in HDR mode..

For anyone on a budget, the redmi series will certainly not disappoint..

The charging duration is one major con in my opinion, the stock adapter is only rated at 5v/1A, I' ve already chucked it in the bin.. A good fastcharger has since taken its place.. cheesy.. For all you audiophile's out there be prepared to buy your own headphones, it comes with none.. Cuts had to be made somewhere to sell it at a cheap price I guess..

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Re: Xiaomi Redmi 4A Review: Perfection On A Budget. by Holuwaxheun(m): 6:47am On Jan 24, 2017
kolexis:

I'm using it now and it's really cool, battery is bae grin, performance is another beast

My brother, good morning. Pls, did u order it on Ali express or bought it here in Nigeria? If u did order it from Ali express, how much does it cost in Dollars & Naira?

Do they have customer care services in Nigeria?

Thank u very much for the anticipated answers.
Re: Xiaomi Redmi 4A Review: Perfection On A Budget. by Whizpeter(m): 7:34am On Jan 24, 2017
Elxandre:

Great. cheesy

All settled na!
What did you do, let me try help my sister.


I greenified all those bloatwares in the phone including Shealth...

Before, Shealth would be using my small battery to be counting how many steps I make in a day... Just imagine...


So all those system apps that are useless but still run in background all the time, I greenified them...


Then I put off the extra jara that Samsung put into the phone like air view, smart stay, smart pause etc....


Who needs them when battery is of paramount importance? undecided


The smart stay and air view for instance uses the front camera to detect when you're looking on the screen, so my front camera would be active throughout the day on top of the small battery... Choi...
Re: Xiaomi Redmi 4A Review: Perfection On A Budget. by Elxandre(m): 10:37am On Jan 24, 2017
Whizpeter:



I greenified all those bloatwares in the phone including Shealth...

Before, Shealth would be using my small battery to be counting how many steps I make in a day... Just imagine...


So all those system apps that are useless but still run in background all the time, I greenified them...


Then I put off the extra jara that Samsung put into the phone like air view, smart stay, smart pause etc....


Who needs them when battery is of paramount importance? undecided


The smart stay and air view for instance uses the front camera to detect when you're looking on the screen, so my front camera would be active throughout the day on top of the small battery... Choi...
I will try to look into this greenify thing.
how many hours could it last before the tweaks?

and which ROM are you on? LL or MM?
Re: Xiaomi Redmi 4A Review: Perfection On A Budget. by Elxandre(m): 10:43am On Jan 24, 2017
Baroba:
Good review boss, I still marvel how the Chinese are knocking out these sort of phones at such cheap prices, $96 is even the reseller price as you know..

My wife's HTC M8 enter water and I got her the 4a from Geekbuying ( it was £79 then on pre order, though prices have gone up to about £100).. great little performer like you said, I still don't know how the manged to fit in a 3120 mah in that featherweight.. Tip: Camera shoots better in HDR mode..

For anyone on a budget, the redmi series will certainly not disappoint..

The charging duration is one major con in my opinion, the stock adapter is only rated at 5v/1A, I' ve already chucked it in the bin.. A good fastcharger has since taken its place.. cheesy.. For all you audiophile's out there be prepared to buy your own headphones, it comes with none.. Cuts had to be made somewhere to sell it at a cheap price I guess..
Boss, what could be wrong?
bought a 2A charger in the market, it still doesn't charge fast.
I have to switch it off to charge in 2 hours.

I think that charger of yours might be a fast charger actually.
Re: Xiaomi Redmi 4A Review: Perfection On A Budget. by Baroba(m): 1:40pm On Jan 24, 2017
[quote author=Elxandre post=53082920]
Boss, what could be wrong?
bought a 2A charger in the market, it still doesn't charge fast.
I have to switch it off to charge in 2 hours.

I think that charger of yours might be a fast charger actually.[/quote

Sorry I forgot to mention, its still takes the best of 2hrs to charge this thing.. Due to the fact we have been charging overnight, nobody bothered to check.. My 5v / 2A adaptive fast charger was as slow as the stock 5V/1A but my Nexus 7 tablet charger charges it slightly faster but it still takes time..Am beginning to think the Snapdragon 450 does not support fast charger..

Re: Xiaomi Redmi 4A Review: Perfection On A Budget. by gidieberry(m): 2:41pm On Jan 24, 2017
[quote author=Baroba post=53087663][/quote] lols, if a chipset used on a phone is quick charged supported, the manufacturer of the phone has to allow the fast charging of a thing but in this instance, fast charging is not supported on all the 3 redmi 4 series despite the chipset supporting it, the fast charging you are getting ins not qualcom quick charge 2.0 or 3.0, the charger is just able to supply upto 10watts of charge (5V,2A) as opposed to d stock charger
Re: Xiaomi Redmi 4A Review: Perfection On A Budget. by Baroba(m): 2:48pm On Jan 24, 2017
gidieberry:
lols, if a chipset used on a phone is quick charged supported, the manufacturer of the phone has to allow the fast charging of a thing but in this instance, fast charging is not supported on all the 3 redmi 4 series despite the chipset supporting it, the fast charging you are getting ins not qualcom quick charge 2.0 or 3.0, the charger is just able to supply upto 10watts of charge (5V,2A) as opposed to d stock charger

Thanks for the explanation..
Re: Xiaomi Redmi 4A Review: Perfection On A Budget. by Elxandre(m): 2:48pm On Jan 24, 2017
[quote author=Baroba post=53087663][/quote]
I think the quick charge was disabled by Xiaomi.
read something like that about a particular Xiaomi device on MIUI forum.
Re: Xiaomi Redmi 4A Review: Perfection On A Budget. by Elxandre(m): 2:53pm On Jan 24, 2017
The screen is very very visible under direct sunlight.
Re: Xiaomi Redmi 4A Review: Perfection On A Budget. by Crespodinho: 3:45pm On Jan 24, 2017
SirKriz:
It's now $115 on AliExpress, shipping not included. OP what site did you get it from and how long did delivery take?
Got mine 48k December. My Delivery date was 4days

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Re: Xiaomi Redmi 4A Review: Perfection On A Budget. by SirKriz(m): 3:46pm On Jan 24, 2017
Crespodinho:
Got mine 48k December. My Delivery date was 4days

From AliExpress too? Maybe you used DHL for the shipping.
Re: Xiaomi Redmi 4A Review: Perfection On A Budget. by gidieberry(m): 4:00pm On Jan 24, 2017
Baroba:

Thanks for the explanation..
u are welcome bro
Re: Xiaomi Redmi 4A Review: Perfection On A Budget. by kolexis: 6:09pm On Jan 24, 2017
Holuwaxheun:


My brother, good morning. Pls, did u order it on Ali express or bought it here in Nigeria? If u did order it from Ali express, how much does it cost in Dollars & Naira?

Do they have customer care services in Nigeria?

Thank u very much for the anticipated answers.
I bought it from someone who used it for just ten days after shipping so it's still as good as new and I don't think they have any care center in Nigeria
Re: Xiaomi Redmi 4A Review: Perfection On A Budget. by Tbillz(m): 7:18pm On Jan 24, 2017
I think this makes alot of sense too ..https://m.aliexpress.com/s/item/32684547893.html#autostay
Re: Xiaomi Redmi 4A Review: Perfection On A Budget. by augster(m): 8:26pm On Jan 24, 2017
Elxandre:
We just dey tug on jare. smiley
Naso bros Enjoy your device
Re: Xiaomi Redmi 4A Review: Perfection On A Budget. by Whizpeter(m): 11:02pm On Jan 24, 2017
Elxandre:

I will try to look into this greenify thing.
how many hours could it last before the tweaks?

and which ROM are you on? LL or MM?


Just a little above 4hrs... Put phone on by 7am, and before 12pm I'm already putting off my data and turning on battery saver so that I could save my remaining 15% undecided


I'm on touchwiz 5.0.1 lollipop...
Re: Xiaomi Redmi 4A Review: Perfection On A Budget. by Crespodinho: 8:51am On Jan 26, 2017
SirKriz:


From AliExpress too? Maybe you used DHL for the shipping.
nope from initialize

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Re: Xiaomi Redmi 4A Review: Perfection On A Budget. by jaidoski(m): 6:52pm On Jan 26, 2017
Nice review Elxandre, u did a good job Thumbs up bro winkNice review Elxandre, u did a good job Thumbs up bro
Re: Xiaomi Redmi 4A Review: Perfection On A Budget. by Elxandre(m): 7:02pm On Jan 26, 2017
bros. here's the review o.
cc nuramohammed26 smiley

mizmycoli aunty, come and see correct budget phone. cheesy
Re: Xiaomi Redmi 4A Review: Perfection On A Budget. by MizMyColi(f): 7:41pm On Jan 26, 2017
Congratulations on your buy.
Is the chipset Mediatek?

My dear, I've read through your post, but I can hear my head ringing Tekino...Tekino....Tekino.

2017 is one year I'm excitedly looking forward to as far as smartphone's are concerned. The competition nuh go be here and the consumers get to benefit more.
Re: Xiaomi Redmi 4A Review: Perfection On A Budget. by Dam5reey(m): 7:47pm On Jan 26, 2017
MizMyColi:
Congratulations on your buy.
Is the chipset Mediatek?

My dear, I've read through your post, but I can hear my head ringing Tekino...Tekino....Tekino.

2017 is one year I'm excitedly looking forward to as far as smartphone's are concerned. The competition nuh go be here and the consumers get to benefit more.


This phone uses snapdragon...

Maybe when tecno releases a phone with snapdragon

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