Here we discuss the features of Redmi phones and the latest offerings from Xiaomi, the parent brand. These being Android based phones; there are several unique features to enjoy. One can also discover the different kinds of apps that Google Play Store has for their Redmi phones and how to make the most of this app.
About Xiaomi phones
Among the different phones offered by Xiaomi, the Redmi series is most popular. This brand launches phones in the budget segment and several models have been launched till date. Budget phones are said to have shorter life cycles and the company keep offering new phones at optimal prices to replace old models. If we look at the Redmi series, the Xiaomi Redmi 3S is a perfect example that was launched in August the year before along with Redmi 3S Prime. The company has the highest number of smart phones sold through the online segment through which it manages to make launching and sell high volumes through flash sales.
Now the new Xiaomi Redmi 4 has been launched and it will replace the popular 3S phones of the same brand. Indeed, Xiaomi and Redmi phones are considered best in the budget range and the Redmi 4 has several unique features on offer:
- If you look at the body design of Redmi 4, it resembles Lite, which is also marketed by the same company as a smaller variant of Redmi Note 4. The design similarities are several which have been a conscious way they have designed this phone.
- The Redmi 4 has an all metal back and makes the phone have a premium appearance.
- The touch screen is about five inches as in the preceding generation phones. There is a slight increase in thickness and weight in this phone.
- The phone comes in champagne gold as well as in matte black features.
- There is a fingerprint sensor inbuilt; the phone is backed by octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor.
- The memory storage features are 2GB RAM and 16 GB storage options.
- The phone comes with a 13 megapixel camera for the rear and LED flash options and there is a 5 megapixel camera in front.
- The phone works with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
With the above standard features of any modern Android phone, the Redmi phones, especially the latest model, will offer several functions when you have apps downloaded and installed.
Google Play on Redmi phones
Usually Redmi phones come with Google Play Store pre installed in them. If you wish to download apps, then this is the platform to use. Here are the steps to follow to download apps through the Google Play Store:
- Log on and use any existing Google account login credentials to access Google Play.
- Once you have logged in, you will be taken to the main page where the popular and latest apps are displayed.
- The app categories are showcased on the drop down menu on the top left hand corner.
- You will also find the search option helpful to search out any apps that you are looking for.
- Google Play has different categories such as games, eBooks, television shows, movies, utility and functional apps.
- Any popular retailer linked app if advertised for the Android platform, can be found on Google Play Store.
How to install Google Play on Redmi phones?
If you have a Redmi phone that does not have Google Play installed, there are ways of downloading this lightweight application that comes as a free APK file. This Android file can be downloaded and installed in the following way:
- Log onto your mobile’s web browser and ensures that you have data connectivity or Wi-Fi on.
- Log onto Google or any other reliable search engine site.
- Look for the latest version of Google Play Store which would be compatible with the Android operating system on your Redmi phone.
- Ensure that you download the right version from a reliable download source.
- Once the download is completed, you can then proceed to install the same.
- In case there are warning signs showcased, you would need to change the security settings on your phone. This will enable downloads to occur from unknown sources.
- Installation once completed, will help you access Google Play Store as mentioned above.
Advantages of using Google Play on your Redmi phone
There are several advantages you will enjoy when you have Google Play on your Redmi phone. The latest smart phones have several features that can be best enjoyed when you download different apps on it. While there are other ways to source Android apps, there are several benefits of using Google Play to source Android apps such as:
- Google Play Store will showcase the apps that would be relevant for your Redmi phone and the Android operating system it works on.
- The apps that come with Google Play Store are reliable and free of malware which are checked and inspected by Google Play.
- The apps come secure and safe on this platform and are in the widest range that any Android marketplace can offer.
- The apps you download through this platform can be updated on this platform as well.
The apps that can make your Redmi phone can be various. From games that will make your time entertaining to finding utility apps which help you source items and services you require, everything can be found on Google Play. This helps to make it the best solution for any Android phone when it comes to apps.