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Xiaomi Redmi 4A 2GB/16GB -AliExpress (Fantacy) - £76.19 @ Ali Express
Xiaomi Redmi 4A 2GB/16GB -AliExpress (Fantacy) - £76.19 @ Ali Express

Xiaomi Redmi 4A 2GB/16GB -AliExpress (Fantacy) - £76.19 @ Ali Express

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Cracking deal for a well made budget smartphone, has Band7 and Band20 for UK 4G networks.

Xiaomi Redmi 4A 5.0 inch 4G Smartphone MIUI 8 Snapdragon 425 Quad Core 1.4GHz 2GB RAM 16GB ROM 5MP+13MP Cameras Bluetooth 4.1 Infrared Gyroscope WiFi Direct
Main Features:
Display: 5.0 inch, 1280 x 720 pixels HD screen, 296PPI
CPU: Snapdragon 425 Quad Core Max 1.4GHz
System: MIUI 8
RAM + ROM: 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM
Camera: 13.0MP rear camera + 5.0MP front camera
Sensor: Gravity Sensor, Gyroscope, Infrared sensors
SIM Card: dual SIM dual standby, Nano SIM / Micro SIM / Micro SD card
Feature: GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
Bluetooth: 4.1, Bluetooth HID

53 Comments

What version Android?

decent phones for a great price. I use a xiaomi note running Cyanogen 13 as a backup phone and it has a standby time of 14 days.

MIUI 8.1 - Android 6.0.1

How long does it take for delivery from this site?

What's the support available for these Redmi devices if there are any issues?

arora

How long does it take for delivery from this site?


2-3 weeks.

Is this better than Galaxy S4?

I'll buy that - lovely model (phone too)...

Couple of things to note. There is a possibility that you will be charged vat and import duty but most people have reported that normal (slow) postage helps avoid this. Get it sent by courier and you will probably be charged.
Secondly don't forget 8% quidco...
Hot!
Edited by: "gari189" 8th Jan

Sony xperia z3 compact or this?

does it have fingerprint sensor?

does it have fingerprint sensor?

Original Poster

imr435

does it have fingerprint sensor?


No

does it have fingerprint sensor?

imr435

does it have fingerprint sensor?


No

Very good phone for the price

No 800Mhz 4G so won't be compatible with O2/giffgaff 4G. Will be mostly fine on other networks though

only comes in 2 different variants of pink?

77£ is normal price on ali expres for redmi 4a. i recomend hong kong goldway and top one. trusted and most popular sellers

Good price for a great brand. No experience of this model but I'm sure well worth a punt at this price.

will it with on 3 network? thanks

Codify

Very good phone for the priceNo 800Mhz 4G so won't be compatible with … Very good phone for the priceNo 800Mhz 4G so won't be compatible with O2/giffgaff 4G. Will be mostly fine on other networks though



3G is fine though, runs nice and fast on Tesco (O2).

Codify

Very good phone for the priceNo 800Mhz 4G so won't be compatible with … Very good phone for the priceNo 800Mhz 4G so won't be compatible with O2/giffgaff 4G. Will be mostly fine on other networks though



​odd the OP specifically states that it does

Original Poster

Codify

Very good phone for the priceNo 800Mhz 4G so won't be compatible with … Very good phone for the priceNo 800Mhz 4G so won't be compatible with O2/giffgaff 4G. Will be mostly fine on other networks though


It does have Band20 (800)
Edited by: "colgrigson" 8th Jan

Codify

Very good phone for the priceNo 800Mhz 4G so won't be compatible with … Very good phone for the priceNo 800Mhz 4G so won't be compatible with O2/giffgaff 4G. Will be mostly fine on other networks though



Apparently it does as per the OP.

Nice phone but if you can wait a bit longer the 5.5 redmi note 4 will be out with band 20...

ether707

Sony xperia z3 compact or this?



Sony if camera is a priority, otherwise I'd go with this I think. I went for a Z5 Compact last time round as I need a good camera.

Codify

Very good phone for the priceNo 800Mhz 4G so won't be compatible with … Very good phone for the priceNo 800Mhz 4G so won't be compatible with O2/giffgaff 4G. Will be mostly fine on other networks though


It does have 800Mhz, so will work fine with all UK 4G networks.

tek-monkey

Sony if camera is a priority, otherwise I'd go with this I think. I went … Sony if camera is a priority, otherwise I'd go with this I think. I went for a Z5 Compact last time round as I need a good camera.



I've got an Z3 compact but the screen is smashed. So I'm thinking to replace the screen myself or get another.

saayinla

What's the support available for these Redmi devices if there are any … What's the support available for these Redmi devices if there are any issues?



√ ​World wide web

x from Xiaomi or Aliexpress

colgrigson

It does have Band20 (800)



thecresta

It does have 800Mhz, so will work fine with all UK 4G networks.


It doesn't have band 20/800Mhz. OP is mistaken.

frequencycheck.com/mod…117

https://i.imgur.com/bDxhrTb.png
https://i.imgur.com/ihNsAQI.png

Edited by: "Codify" 8th Jan

Original Poster

colgrigson

It does have Band20 (800)

thecresta

It does have 800Mhz, so will work fine with all UK 4G networks.



Even that site says it's compatible (if you search against global version)

frequencycheck.com/car…dom

tempting

colgrigson

It does have Band20 (800)

thecresta

It does have 800Mhz, so will work fine with all UK 4G networks.



Always be certain before you post

dcx_badass

It does, a Global version has appeared in the last few weeks, just like … It does, a Global version has appeared in the last few weeks, just like the Redmi 3S, it was low key and just sneaked out, a few other sites also stock the global version with Band 20.http://www.honorbuy.com/1042-xiaomi-redmi-4a-international-version-2gb-16gb-gold.htmlhttp://www.geekbuying.com/item/Official-Global-Xiaomi-Redmi-4A-2GB-16GB-Smartphone---Gold-374921.html



A "Global" version is a different spec, will be advertised as a XX Pro/Prime SE.

These models arent actually meant for Global sales, they are intended for Taiwan, which uses band 20, amongst several others that arent standard in most countries.

I would be very wary of buying a 4a "Global" if you want/need band 20, as the usual use for the tag (at Xiaomi), is for a multi-language OS, and NOT that it has band 20.

The confusion MAY occur, because it DOES have 800Mhz support for 2G in countries using CDMA (so China then)

Gentle_Giant

A "Global" version is a different spec, will be advertised as a XX … A "Global" version is a different spec, will be advertised as a XX Pro/Prime SE.These models arent actually meant for Global sales, they are intended for Taiwan, which uses band 20, amongst several others that arent standard in most countries.I would be very wary of buying a 4a "Global" if you want/need band 20, as the usual use for the tag (at Xiaomi), is for a multi-language OS, and NOT that it has band 20.The confusion MAY occur, because it DOES have 800Mhz support for 2Gin countries using CDMA (so China then)



A global version isn't a different spec and only the RN3 Pro SE is advertised with a different name. We've discussed this before in the past but I've seen you continue to say a few times since then that RN3 Pro SE B20 has a different chipset from the non B20 standard Pro which is incorrect. GSMArena RN3 Pro spec sheet. Notice under network specs, there is a set of 4G bands that say 'Special Edition' afterwards. Everything else spec-wise is the same. The chipset changed from the original RN3 MTK (non Pro) Hennessy but Pro 'Kenzo' and Pro 'Kate' are the same specs with SD650 chipset.

The Redmi 3S Prime has a B20 version and a non B20 version. Both are the same specs, and there is no naming differentiation unlike for the RN3. GSMArena Redmi 3S Prime spec sheet. Again look at the 4G LTE section, which has a set bands for "Global" which includes B20 but everything else is the same spec-wise. It's true that sometimes sellers will title Xiaomi phones as "Global" version and be referring to a Global ROM only. However the Redmi 4A in this listing and on Geekbuying and Honorbuy, state B20 in the 4G specs. Similar to the Redmi 3S with B20, it isn't advertised with a different name nor does it have different specs.

Original Poster

dreadzone101

It's true that sometimes sellers will title Xiaomi phones as "Global" … It's true that sometimes sellers will title Xiaomi phones as "Global" version and be referring to a Global ROM only. However the Redmi 4A in this listing and on Geekbuying and Honorbuy, state B20 in the 4G specs. Similar to the Redmi 3S with B20, it isn't advertised with a different name nor does it have different specs.


Thanks for that.

I hope this clears things up

Edited by: "colgrigson" 9th Jan

dreadzone101

A global version isn't a different spec and only the RN3 Pro SE is … A global version isn't a different spec and only the RN3 Pro SE is advertised with a different name. We've discussed this before in the past but I've seen you continue to say a few times since then that RN3 Pro SE B20 has a different chipset from the non B20 standard Pro which is incorrect. GSMArena RN3 Pro spec sheet. Notice under network specs, there is a set of 4G bands that say 'Special Edition' afterwards. Everything else spec-wise is the same. The chipset changed from the original RN3 MTK (non Pro) Hennessy but Pro 'Kenzo' and Pro 'Kate' are the same specs with SD650 chipset.The Redmi 3S Prime has a B20 version and a non B20 version. Both are the same specs, and there is no naming differentiation unlike for the RN3. GSMArena Redmi 3S Prime spec sheet. Again look at the 4G LTE section, which has a set bands for "Global" which includes B20 but everything else is the same spec-wise. It's true that sometimes sellers will title Xiaomi phones as "Global" version and be referring to a Global ROM only. However the Redmi 4A in this listing and on Geekbuying and Honorbuy, state B20 in the 4G specs. Similar to the Redmi 3S with B20, it isn't advertised with a different name nor does it have different specs.



You misread, or misunderstood what I wrote.

I used quotation marks around the word "Global", because that is how the OP is writing the description.

I reiterate, when the word "Global" is put in a description for a Xiaomi phone, it means it has a multi-language OS (and Google Play Store), and not Chinese language only.

It DOES NOT mean it has band 20.



You have to be very careful to read the full description of anything you buy on a Chinese website, many, many, MANY times the headline title and description are completely different from what you will get through the post; Chinese sellers just add loads of key words they think will attract buyers.

Trying to buy silk clothing for my daughter, when she was suffering allergic reactions to everything else highlighted this for me, again and again, what was described as silk in the headline would be mentioned in the small print as cotton or "Tribute Silk" (polyester).

This is true of AE and even bulk trade suppliers, trying to track down a bulk supply of silk cloth last year was very frustrating, as the true material would be randomly hidden away in 3-4 PAGES of description. I went through 50 bulk suppliers and only found ONE who didnt eventually describe their "silk" product as polyester.

BTW, the modem is part of the chipset, so (as a computer nerd of many years), the chipset is different - as chipset means a collection of chips, the modem being a single one of them.

Although the modem is only a fairly small part of the chipset, I feel it is important to point this out, as someone buying the phone - then trying to replace the official ROM with one of the many customised ROMS needs to know that the ROMS have to match the chipset, and putting a 4a ROM on a 4a SE phone will brick it, or at the very least, stop all 4G services.

Now we have cleared that up, will you stop "Having a cow" ??

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Gentle_Giant

You misread, or misunderstood what I wrote. I used quotation marks around … You misread, or misunderstood what I wrote. I used quotation marks around the word "Global", because that is how the OP is writing the description.I reiterate, when the word "Global" is put in a description for a Xiaomi phone, it means it has a multi-language OS (and Google Play Store), and not Chinese language only. It DOES NOT mean it has band 20.You have to be very careful to read the full description of anything you buy on a Chinese website, many, many, MANY times the headline title and description are completely different from what you will get through the post; Chinese sellers just add loads of key words they think will attract buyers.Trying to buy silk clothing for my daughter, when she was suffering allergic reactions to everything else highlighted this for me, again and again, what was described as silk in the headline would be mentioned in the small print as cotton or "Tribute Silk" (polyester). This is true of AE and even bulk trade suppliers, trying to track down a bulk supply of silk cloth last year was very frustrating, as the true material would be randomly hidden away in 3-4 PAGES of description. I went through 50 bulk suppliers and only found ONE who didnt eventually describe their "silk" product as polyester.BTW, the modem is part of the chipset, so (as a computer nerd of many years), the chipset is different - as chipset means a collection of chips, the modem being a single one of them.Although the modem is only a fairly small part of the chipset, I feel it is important to point this out, as someone buying the phone - then trying to replace the official ROM with one of the many customised ROMS needs to know that the ROMS have to match the chipset, and putting a 4a ROM on a 4a SE phone will brick it, or at the very least, stop all 4G services.Now we have cleared that up, will you stop "Having a cow" ??



You're saying that your main point was "Global" only means "Global" ROM when your first line stated "A "Global" version is a different spec, will be advertised as a XX Pro/Prime SE."? I even agreed when you suggested that "Global" can be used to refer to the ROM and not B20, by saying:

"It's true that sometimes sellers will title Xiaomi phones as "Global" … "It's true that sometimes sellers will title Xiaomi phones as "Global" version and be referring to a Global ROM only. However the Redmi 4A in this listing and on Geekbuying and Honorbuy, state B20 in the 4G specs."


I was mainly addressing your initial line by saying RN3 Pro SE despite having a different name doesn't have different spec, nor does the Redmi 3S Prime which is the same name/spec with or without B20.

Your initial comment suggested the "usual use" for "Global" is referring to the ROM and not B20 which as I said, can be the case. However you now seem to be saying it definitely means the ROM and not B20? It's dependant on seller and can vary. Take "Xiaomi Online Store" for example. For their "Global Mi Note 2" listing, they make the distinction that Global refers to the LTE bands (incl. B20) and do not say it has a Global ROM or multi-language. Then their "Global version Redmi 4A" has both Global ROM and B20 whereas their "Global version Mi Max" has no B20. So "Global" can refer to different things even for the same seller.

If you want to suggest that when you say different chipset, you meant the modem only, then okay. However, you've stated before that for the SE it isn't just band 20, it's "a whole new cpu and chipset". As for the point about ROMs, there is no "Redmi 4A SE". Likewise, the Redmi 3S B20 is not "SE" and uses the same ROM as the non B20. The RN3 Pro SE is an exception and bricking it is to do with the different kernel compared to the 'Kenzo' and I think is only the case for MIUI. However, you can flash custom 'Kenzo' ROMs onto 'Kate' and then flash the modem.

I was pointing out that your comment isn't necessarily true and using examples to suggest why. Plus as I stated, I even agreed that it can sometimes mean what you're suggesting, so I don't see how you've interpreted it as me "having a cow".
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