Xiaomi Redmi 4 Pro Smartphone (3GB + 32GB). A small blitz review.

  • Price: US $ 185.99 (11,092.95 rubles, took for 10,478.32 rubles)
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A small blitz review of Xiaomi Redmi 4 Pro (3GB + 32GB), which lingered in my hands for just a couple of hours. I tried to use this time to the maximum. For those interested, I ask under the cut:
It was bought for a colleague. For various reasons, he opted forthis smartphone. A well-known brand, good hardware filling and autonomy, stylish appearance, good price-quality ratio. In addition, I have Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, they are very similar in appearance - there is something to compare, estimate the quality and overall convenience of devices from Xiaomi.
Specifications (with w3bsit3-dns.com):
3GB RAM + 32GB Flash,
Qualcomm 625 processor clocked at up to 2.0 GHz
650MHz Adreno 506 GPU
Display: 5 ”, 1920 x 1080, 443PPI contrast 10001
Bluetooth 4.2
Metal case
Dual slot: micro-SIM + nano-SIM or 1 micro SIM + microSD, support for cards up to 128 GB
Battery: 4100mAh typ / 4000mAh min
Charger 5V / 2A
Back camera: 5 lenses, resolution 13 mp, aperture F / 2.2, PDAF, HDR
Front camera: 5 mr aperture F / 2.2, without autofocus.
Shooting video 1080p / 720p with 30 fps, and 720p with 120 fps
Support for memory cards up to 128GB
Navigation: GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
IR illumination: no
IR sensor - yes (you can control the equipment).
Colors - silver, gold, gray
microUSB - type A
Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n
Network Support:
GSM B2 / B3 / B5 / B8
WCDMA B1 / B2 / B5 / B8
TD-SCDMA B34 / B39
CDMA2000 / 1X Bc0
FDD-LTE B1 / B3 / B7
TD-LTE B38 / B39 / B40 / B41 (2555-2655MHz)
The price at the time of purchase was 10,478.32 rubles. Using the coupon from the store, they dropped the price at 123.28 rubles. In total, the smartphone cost 10,355.04 rubles.
Bought for his:

The order was placed on January 16, 2017, and was waiting for dispatch for about a week. Received February 16, 2017. Total from order to delivery exactly one month - fast enough.
The package arrived without damage, packed in a special inflated bag (laser cartridges are usually stored in these):

The contents of the package included small andneat little box with the smartphone itself, an adapter for the euro-plug, a protective film (not glass), a silicone case, a set of adapters for SIM cards with a clip:

Actually, the smartphone itself comes in a small box of white, slightly larger than himself:

Opening it, we see the hero of the review and a small tongue, for convenient extraction:

Standard equipment: smartphone, brief instructions and warranty card, clip for removing the SIM card tray, charger and USB cable:

The charger is very compact, standard for most Xiaomi smartphones.
Has a Chinese plug and output characteristics of 5V 2A. QC is not here. The cable is also standard for this company, has a length of 119 cm.
Unfortunately, I can’t check the loss measurements in the cable and the compliance of the memory with the declared characteristics due to lack of equipment.

Smartphone height 141mm, width 70mm:

The front part has three touch buttons at the bottom. At the top of the earpiece, front camera and ambient light sensor:

On the back cover of the smartphone we see the main camera, a dual (dual-band) LED flash, a fingerprint sensor:

On the left we have a tray for two SIM cards, or one SIM card and one microSD:

To the right of the lock / unlock and volume down / up buttons:

Bottom of the hole for the microphone, speaker (it is one) and micro-USB:

On top there is a 3.5mm headset / headphone jack, a noise canceling microphone hole and an IR emitter for controlling household appliances:

Let's look at it a little more:

As I wrote - I am the owner of Redmi Note 4 with5.5 inches diagonal and I will compare these two devices. They have not so much difference in appearance, performance and price. The diagonal difference is 0.5 inches.
Further, I see no reason to comment, just look at the photos:

Redmi Note 4 (I do not reach the edge of the screen with my thumb):

Redmi 4 Pro (here things are already better, you can comfortably use the smartphone with one hand):

After turning on, we are greeted by MIUI 8.
At the time of purchase, I did not find any devices with global firmware on Ali, so this smartphone does not support updates by air. But you can always upgrade.
(Now this lot already comes with global firmware and support for OTA updates):

I did not even take a protective film, it did not stand out with anything remarkable and, in my opinion, only spoiled the appearance of the smartphone.
I post photos of the silicone case for educational purposes

CPU-Z data:
Redmi 4 pro

Redmi note 4

From the tests I managed to run Geekbench 4 and EpicCitadel:

In working with applications, I did not notice a difference in performance between devices.
Both devices are very similar (except for size, of course), both in appearance and in tactile sensations.
Subjectively, the picture on the Redmi 4 Pro display is more saturated, contrasting and “warm”.
The camera showed good photo quality, but in low light passed Redmi Note 4.
A couple of examples of photos with the same camera settings:

Overall Redmi 4 Pro liked: good assembly, the upper plastic insert on the case sits very tight and there are no hints of play. Due to the islet edges and 2.5D glass it looks beautiful and solid, but at the same time it does not cut hands. I consider the 5-inch diagonal to be the golden mean - this is a fairly decent screen size, and at the same time, the ability to interact with the smartphone with one hand without risking dropping the device. In addition, it has a fairly good hardware stuffing, the performance of which will be enough for most tasks and which will please good performance for the next couple of years.
I would like to end on this, I hope the confusion and scarcity of this review did not bore you.
I warned you that this is a quick review
Well, according to tradition: my first second review, please do not scold me much