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Nothing comes close to Redmi devices when it’s about packing features in a budget smartphones. Redmi Note 4 is an all-metal budget smartphone that’s ready to win the hearts of customers. It’s essentially a turbo-charged Redmi Note 3, pushing the envelope even further and aiming to be another winner for Xiaomi.
Redmi Note 4- Overview
|Network technology||GSM/HSDPA/LTE/CDMA/EVDO (Market Dependent)|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Micro-SIM/Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Weight and Dimensions||175 grams, (151 x 76 x 8.4)mm|
|Display||5.5-inch 1080×1920 pixels IPS LCD @401ppi|
|OS||Android Marshmallow 6.0 (MIUI 8.0)|
|Chipset/CPU/GPU||Mediatek MT6797 Helio X20, Deca-core 2.1 GHz, Mali-T880 MP4|
|Memory||3GB RAM/64GB Internal Storage, microSD up to 256 GB using SIM 2 Slot|
|Primary Camera||13MP, Dual-Led/tone flash, phase detection autofocus, f/2.0, HDR, Panorama|
|Secondary Camera||5 MP, f/2.0, 1080p|
|Video Recording||1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps|
|Communications||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.2, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, Infrared port, USB on-the-go|
|Sensors||Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Battery||Li-Po 4100 mAh battery (Non-removable)|
- Powerful and power-efficient processor
- Massive battery
- All-metal contemporary design
- Accurate fingerprint scanner and smart recognition
- Gorgeous Full HD Display
- High-speed camera
The luxurious, all-metal design offers superior quality and texture, while the slim profile makes the phone a pleasure to hold and use. The 2.5D curved glass makes the phone even more appealing and offers a wonderful handling experience. At 175grams, some may find the phone a bit on the heavier side, but considering the massive 4100mAh battery, one can live with the weight.
Packed with a high-end Deca-core MediaTek HelioX20 processor and 3GB RAM, Note 4 performs really well in daily usage. Whether you want to play graphic-intensive games or run a ton of apps at once, the phone won’t disappoint. The power-efficient processor can also help save up to 30% power for a better battery life without taking its toll on performance. Overall, Note 4 offers decent performance and allows you to multitask without breaking a sweat.
The 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display is vivid and accurately represents colors @72% NTSC color gamut with great viewing angles and contrast. Considering the price of the phone, it comes with one of the best displays in its class, offering a crisp and consistent viewing experience. The large display works particularly well for watching movies, browsing the internet and playing games.
Fingerprint scanner, smart recognition and OS
Just like Samsung’s Touchwiz and HTC’s Sense, Xiaomi’s MIUI Android interface is jam-packed with software features and UI tweaks for a better user experience. The Second Space feature allows you to configure two profiles in which you can keep separate apps, layouts etc. for a more personalized experience. The dual-app feature allows running two instances of one app e.g. WhatsApp, which is something fans of dual-sims have always craved. That’s not all about it as MIUI 8 on top of Android Marshmallow offers many other UI improvements, features and tweaks, which may take days or even weeks to be discovered.
Pros and Cons
- Exceptional value for the money
- Elegant metal design and 2.5D display
- Outstanding battery life
- One phone for work and home
- Expandable storage
- Decent camer
- One-handed operation difficult with smaller hands
- Limited availability
- Battery is not user-replaceable
- Vanilla Android fans may not like the MIUI custom interface
- Micro-USB instead of newer USB Type-C
How To Buy
Redmi Note 4 3GB/64GB English/Chinese High-end version is available in Silver color at the following link. Please visit the page for more details about shipping and expected delivery dates.