Comparing the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and ZTE Blade A2 Plus

It is the clash of the Chinese smartphone makers this 2017 in India. We're just 35 days into 2017 and we've already seen Xiaomi, Huawei, Oppo and Vivo debut its various mid-range smartphones. Indian smartphone buyers are spoiled for want of choices and if you're a little confused by all the offerings, its time to do some comparative analysis to figure out what meets your requirements. In this post, we’ll take a look at two such devices, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and ZTE Blade A2 Plus and see how they square up against each other.



Comparing the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and ZTE Blade A2 Plus – Tech Specs

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

ZTE Blade A2 Plus

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 vs ZTE Blade A2 Plus

Display

Display

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4


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ZTE Blade A2 Plus

Screen Size

5.5 inches

5.5 inches

Resolution

1080x1920 pixels

1920x1080 pixels

Hardware

The Redmi Note 4 runs on a more powerful processor compared to the Blade A2 Plus. It also offers better internal storage but the Blade A2 Plus makes up for it in expandable storage.

Hardware

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

ZTE Blade A2 Plus

Processor

2GHz octa-core/Snapdragon 625

1GHz octa-core/MediaTek

RAM

4GB

4GB

Internal storage

64GB

32GB

Expandable storage

microSD/ Up To 128GB

microSD/ Up To 128GB

Camera

The 8MP front facing camera of the ZTE Blade A2 Plus scores over the Xiaomi's Redmi Note 4, but camera performance is what ultimately matters and we'll have to see if the Blade and do better than the Redmi.

Camera

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

ZTE Blade A2 Plus

Rear Camera

13MP

13MP

Front Camera

5MP

8MP

Flash

Yes

Yes

Software

Its disappointing that the Blade A2 Plus doesn't come Android Nougat ready. Waiting for the next Android update is such a hateful thought! The Blade's skin has limited customization options and is also not as polished as the MIUI.

Software

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

ZTE Blade A2 Plus

OS

Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Skin

MIUI 8

Mifavor 3.5 OS

Android 7.0 Nougat

Upgradeable On Launch

No

Connectivity

Connectivity

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

ZTE Blade A2 Plus

WiFi

802.11 b/g/n

802.11 b/g/n

GPS

Available

Available

Bluetooth

v 4.10

v 4.0

NFC

Not Available

Not Available

Infrared

Available

Not Available

FM

Available

Available

SIM

The ZTE Blade A2 Plus has 2 slots to hold the SIMs, both Nano SIMs or one Nano and one microSD card. The Redmi Note 4 can support one Nano-SIM and one Micro-SIM or a microSD card (up to 128GB).

SIM

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

ZTE Blade A2 Plus

Number of SIMs

2

2

Type

Micro SIM/Nano SIM

Nano/Nano

3G

Available

Available

4G LTE

Available

Available

Sensors

Sensors

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

ZTE Blade A2 Plus

Fingerprint Sensor

Available

Available

Compass

Not Available

Available

Proximity sensor

Available

Available

Accelerometer

Available

Available

Ambient light sensor

Available

Available

Gyroscope

Available

Not Available

Barometer

Not Available

Not Available

Temperature sensor

Not Available

Not Available

Battery Capacity

A bigger battery and a faster processor delivers for the Redmi Note 4. Users can squeeze in almost 2 days of usage on a single charge with normal usage. The ZTE Blade A2 Plus has a whopping 5000 mAh battery, allowing a whole day's usage and more even when running intensive operations. Plus, quick charging, which is so important for users is not available on the Redmi Note 4.

Battery

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

ZTE Blade A2 Plus

Battery capacity

4100 mAh

5000 mAh

Removable Battery

No

No

Quick Charging

No

Yes

Other Specs

Both the Redmi Note 4 and ZTE Blade A2 Plus feature a similar unibody metal finish. The big battery in the ZTE Blade A2 Plus makes it a lot more bulky and heavy compared to the Note 4 and not many people will appreciate the extra weight on the Blade.

Other Specs

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

ZTE Blade A2 Plus

Colors

Gold, Grey, Silver, Matte Black

Gold and Grey

Dimensions

151 x 76 x 8.30mm

155 x 76.2 x 9.8 mm

Weight

175gms

189gms

Price

Rs.12,999

Rs.11,999

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Final Thoughts

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and the ZTE Blade A2 Plus seem to be evenly matched on most counts, the bigger battery being the star feature of the Blade. However, this means, you're going to have to live with a hefty phone and that's something to think about. Also for Rs. 1000 less, you get less internal storage with the Blade. And there's no Android Nougat as well.On paper the Redmi Note 4 looks to have an edge over the ZTE Blade A2 Plus, but we'll have to see the reviews to see how they stack up performance-wise.


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  • February 4, 2017
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Adeline is a tech enthusiast who loves exploring the latest tools and applications in the marketplace. She also loves her Android and spends time reviewing apps and playing games when she has the time.

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