With Redmi Note 3 being such a huge success for Xiaomi in India, the company is counting big on the Redmi Note 4 as well which was launched in China last year and has made its way into India. Similar to its predecessor, the Redmi Note 4 has been launched in two variants based on storage – 2GB and 3GB RAM with 16 GB and 64 GB internal storage options respectively. While the Chinese variant is powered by a Mediatek Helio X20 SoC, the Indian variant is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor.
The Redmi Note 4 comes with a full metal unibody design with the antenna lines running on top and bottom on the back. It comes with a Fingerprint sensor on the back of the device below the camera on the back of the device. On the front it sports a 5.5-inch Full HD display with 2.5D Curved glass on top.
Specifications of Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 India:
- Display: 5.5-inch Full HD 2.5D curved glass display with resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels
- Processor: 2GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC
- RAM and Storage: 2GB RAM with 16GB storage / 3GB RAM with 64GB storage, expandable memory with microSD
- Camera: 13MP rear camera with PDAF, dual-tone LED Flash, f/2.0 aperture 5MP front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture, 85-degree wide-angle lens Fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor
- OS: MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
- Dimensions and Weight: 151x76x8.35mm and 175g
- Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C
- Battery: 4000mAh minimum / 4100mAh typical
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 FAQ, Doubts, Pros and Cons:
How is the Display in Xiaomi Redmi Note 4?
It comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS Display with resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels having 401 ppi pixel density and a screen to body ratio of 72.7%. The display is decent and the visibility is good, but under direct sunlight the visibility was a bit low.
Does Redmi Note 4 come with Adaptive or Auto brightness option?
Yes, it comes with adaptive or Autop brightness option which is useful if you are person who moves around a lot.
How is the build quality of Xiaomi Redmi Note 4?
It comes with a metal unibody design and with the slightly rounded edges on the back panel it is easy to hold but slippery at the same time. The build quality is a sure improvement when compared to its predecessor and the feel of the feel is premium as well.
Are the Navigation keys backlit and located below the display?
Yes, the navigation keys are backlit and present below the display
Does the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 have a Dual SIM slot and does it support microSD card?
Yes, it comes with a hybrid dual SIM slot. 1st SIM is a Micro SIM and the 2nd SIM is the hybrid one supporting a Nano SIM or microSD card. Redmi Note 4 supports microSD card expansion up to 128GB.
Does the Redmi Note 4 come with a 3.5mm headphone jack?
Yes, it comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top of the device.
What are the Sensors present in Redmi Note 4?
It comes with Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Light sensor, Compass and Fingerprint sensor.
What is the processor and how is its performance?
It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC clocked at 2.0GHz with cortex-A53 GPU which is said to be powerful compared to the SD 652 in the Redmi Note 3 (We will test it out and confirm).
How is the camera performance in Xiaomi Redmi Note 4?
The Camera in the Redmi Note 4 is a 13MP rear camera with dual tone LED flash having f/2.0 aperture and the front camera is a 5MP front facing camera with f/2.0 aperture. We found the camera to perform well in outdoor and indoor conditions. Low light photography is also much improved from the Redmi 3 camera due to the bigger pixel size. It can record videos up to 1080p at 30fps.
What is the OS and when will Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 get Android Nougat OS update?
It comes with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow based MIUI 8 out of the box and the device has started getting the Android 7.0 Nougat Beta update as on – Jan 25th. So the official update will be available shortly.
What are the RAM and Storage options in Xiaomi Remdi Note 4?
It comes in three options based on RAM and Storage – 2GB / 32GB, 3GB / 32GB and 4GB / 64GB
How is the gaming performance and does the Redmi Note 4 heat up?
Gameplay in most games was impressive without any frame drops or visible lag, the battery also supported long gaming sessions pretty well and the heating issue was not much of a problem as it got just warm which was acceptable with a metal body smartphone.
What is the battery capacity and does Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 support Fast Charging?
It comes with a 4100mAh battery and is said to give 25% more battery life in comparison to Redmi Note 3. Yes, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 supports Fast charging as well.
Does it Supports 4G VoLTE?
Yes, it supports 4G VoLTE
What is the pricing of Xiaomi Redmi Note 4?
It comes in three options based on RAM and Storage – 2GB / 32GB for Rs. 9,999, 3GB / 32GB – Rs. 10,999 and 4GB / 64GB – Rs. 12,999.
What are the competitors to Xiaomi Redmi Note 4?
There is some heavy competition in the market for the Redmi Note 4 with the likes of Honor 6X, Cool 1 Dual priced in a similar price bracket and having an upper hand in the camera aspect sporting Dual Rear camera lenses.
Pros of Xiaomi Redmi Note 4:
- 5.5-inch Full HD Display with curved 2.5D Glass
- Improced Design
- 4GB RAM and 64GB Storage with expandable storage option
- 4100mAh battery with fast charging
Cons of Xiaomi Redmi Note 4:
- 13MP rear camera (competition has Dual Rear Camera options)
- Hybrid Dual SIM card slot
- Not much of difference in design when compared to its predecessor