Launched in China, the Redmi Note 4 is a turbo charged Redmi Note 3. The all-metal budget smartphone looks set to be another winner for the company as the Redmi series from Xiaomi has been a force to reckon with not just in China, but also in markets like India.
It isn’t called a budget smartphone for nothing. It is actually quite affordable compared to its great specifications . At around $180, we can all agree it is a great buy.
Display and design
Compared to the metallic chassis on the Redmi Pro which has a smooth back, the Note 4 comes with a rugged surface and curves on the edges at the back which aid the grip, and makes it a nice device to hold in the hand. The Note 4 sports a 2.5D curved glass on the front and a Beautiful Full HD display that is quite pleasing to the eyes.
It packs a massive 4100mAh battery. Most users who are picking the Note 4 for long battery life would want to overlook the fact that at 175 grams, the Note 4 is not exactly light. Although, it can be handled well.
The Chinese retail variant of the Redmi Note 4 that runs MIUI 7.3 has an update for MIUI 8 available immediately. The 2GB/16GB variant has about 9.5GB of internal storage available out of the box although we would have loved to have more memory. There’s also a higher-end variant with 3GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Xiaomi has chosen to keep it at 2GB for the lower variant but the higher variant quadruples the internal storage from 16GB to 64GB. it runs on the
Android Marshmallow 6.0 with MIUI 7.3 Operating system, Processor of 2.1GHz deca-core which is a high-end processor in a budget smartphone and Mediatek MT6797 Helio X20.
Storage And Other Features
The Note 4 includes a hybrid SIM slot, so if you’d want the dual SIM functionality, you’d have to be contended with the in-built storage it offers since you won’t be able to put in a microSD card. Another reason to pick up the 3GB/64GB variant.
It is quite disappointing that Xiaomi opted to put in a Micro-USB port instead of the newer USB Type-C like many new devices have it. The fingerprint sensor works great, and unlocks the phone in a quick snap each time. There’s also an IR port on the phone so that you can use it as a universal remote controller. Also, the Note 4 packs in the latest version of Bluetooth v4.2. Touche!
To conclude, if you are looking for a smartphone that is not too expensive but still has an awesome display & top notch performance, then the Xiaomi Redmi note 4 should be given a try. The Redmi Note 3 performed well and from the look of things, it seems Xiaomi is a moving train with no sign of slowing down.