Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite Vs Redmi 4A Comparison – Which Phone Is Better?

Xiaomi has launched a new range of Y series smartphones in India. The new Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite offers decent specs and features at a budget price. Let’s see how it compares to another budget offering from Xiaomi, the Redmi 4A. Read more to find about Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite Vs Redmi 4A Comparison – Which Phone Is Better?

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite Vs Redmi 4A Comparison

Price and Availability

Xiaomi Redmi 4A Rs 5,999
Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite Rs 6,999

The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite is priced in India at Rs 6,999. On the other hand, the Xiaomi Redmi 4A is available at a low price of Rs 5,999. So, the Redmi 4A has a slight advantage in this department.

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Specifications Xiaomi Redmi 4 Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite
Processor 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 425 quad-core Snapdragon 425
Internal Storage 16GB (expandable up to 128GB) 16GB (expandable up to 128GB)
Display 5.0-inch, HD (1280 x 720pixels) 5.5-inch, HD (720 x 1280pixels)
OS Android 7.0 Nougat Android 7.0 Nougat
Primary (Rear) Camera 13-megapixel with flash 13-megapixel with flash
Front Camera 5-megapixel 5-megapixel
Battery 3120mAh 3080mAh

The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite sports a 5.5-inch display with HD (720 x 1280pixels) resolution, 1000:1 contrast ratio and 450-nits brightness. Whereas the Redmi 4 features a 5.0-inch display with HD resolution. While the Redmi Y1 Lite is backed by a 3080mAh battery, the Redmi 4A comes with a 3120mAh battery.

Both handsets are powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor along with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. The internal storage on both models can be expanded via a microSD card (up to 128GB). While the Redmi Y1 Lite comes with dedicated one micro-SD card slot, the Redmi 4A comes with a hybrid slot.

Both smartphones feature a 13-megapixel rear camera sensor with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front camera. While the rear camera on Redmi Y1 Lite comes with f/2.2 aperture and autofocus, the Redmi 4A features include f/2.0 aperture, and Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF).

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Both handsets run Android operating system with MIUI 9 on top. Connectivity options include dual-SIM and 4G VoLTE. While the Redmi Y1 Lite comes with a speaker on the bottom, the Redmi 4A’s speaker panel is placed on the back. Both phones come with an IR-blaster.

The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite variant is only 7.55mm in thickness and weighs 150 grams. On the other hand, the polycarbonate body on Redmi 4A weighs 131.5 grams. It measures 139.50 x 70.40 x 8.5mm.

While the Redmi Y1 Lite features a kind of metallic finish on the back, the Redmi 4A comes with a matte finish. There are subtle differences between the two devices which make the Redmi Y1 Lite more beautiful and ergonomic.

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Both Xiaomi Redmi 4A and Redmi Y1 Lite offer decent specs at affordable price. The only significant difference between the two devices in the screen size. Overall, the Redmi Y1 Lite has slight advantages over the Redmi 4A device but nothing significant. Which of the two handsets will you go for? Let us know in the comments section below.

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