The Redmi 4A is a blockbuster budget smartphone from Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi. Across its ranges, the company’s modus operandi is to release devices with specs at each level (high-end and mid-range) with surprisingly small price tags. Xiaomi is really putting [our] money where its mouth is, as encapsulated in its recent catchphrase: “The best technology is no longer for the few.” The company’s Redmi series of devices is its midrange offering, but the 4A includes solid specs and some thoughtful inclusions — and it comes with the nearly dinky price tag of R1,999. I can’t stop talking about price when I write about this brand, but in a crowded market it’s a solid differentiator. The 4A has a 5-inch HD display and looks reasonably high-end, with a matte metal body available in gold and rose gold. Inside is a large 3,120mAh battery that — if you use your phone as much as I do — will get you through a day with time to spare. One of the great “extras” on this phone is dual-SIM capabilit...

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