Xiaomi Redmi Note 4: Go for it!

Too much expectation with Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, especially with its predecessor tasted success from the beginning itself. Note 3 was a blockbuster, but you cannot call this latest offering from Xiaomi its substitute – instead both will have its niche, with the Note 4 taking the limelight. The Redmi Note 4 is bit costly in terms of price, but that you can expect as it is much better when you compare it with the mid-range models of the Redmi.

To start with, Xiaomi employs aluminium ingot in each of these complete metal bodies, which is often the case with the likes of HTC and Sony. Furthermore, there is an involvement of Helio X20 chipset, which plays a pivotal role in blurring the mid-range/high-end line.

xiaomi redmi note 4

Added incentive is a mind-blowing 64GB of storage.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Features:

  • Aluminium unibody design
  • Front camera of 5 megapixel
  • Rear camera of 13 megapixel
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 4,100mAh battery

Some of the drawbacks of these features are mentioned below:

  • Note 4 runs on Marshmallow (Heavily Skinned)
  • Battery is non-removable
  • You do not get a chance to use 2 SIMs and a microSD card
  • No 2.0/3.0 support when it comes to quick charge

Comparison with Redmi Note 3

  • Higher clock speed and presence of more CPU cores
  • Double the storage (64GB)
  • Complete metal body
  • Heavier (175g in comparison to previous 164g)
  • More costly

The question now arises: Does this latest offering from Xiaomi has the qualities to become a bestseller? Taking a closer look at the drawbacks, no deal breakers to be honest. For example, even the likes of LG get rid of the app drawer from the V20 and G5.

At present, new niche is making a mark in the market, a 5.5″ 1080p screen, quick chipset, and price in the vicinity of €400, putting quite a bit of pressure on established models. These phones are feeling the heat from the Redmi Note 4, whose price is 50 percent less.

Hardware

If you have seen the advertisement of Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, it is being labelled as a “complete metal” body. According to one estimate, it takes 30 steps to converse from a solid aluminium bar to the product that is in the finishing stage, simply put, 10 times more steps that were used at the time of making a Note 3 shell!

HTC One and Sony Xperia Z series have been developed following this routine; less costly metal phones are generally made through aluminium sheets formation. This more complicated procedure gives Xiaomi a much finer control when it comes to the finish and structure of the metal body.

xiaomi redmi note 4

Display, battery life and connectivity

Improvement being made by the company, promising 450nits of brightness and more than 70 percent NTSC colours coverage.

Redmi Note 4 has done it with regard to brightness, much better than Note 3. With black levels improvement, contrast is more than 1,100:1.

Images are much punchier now, and you do not need to worry one bit about the colour accuracy.

Talking about the connectivity, it is often a dual-SIM phone – dependent on whether you require extra storage or not.

If two SIMs are what you have, it’s a toggle in the settings that you need to use.

With IR blaster, this model get control over your instrument at house such as fans and cameras.

It features a 4,100mAh battery – pretty identical to Redmi Note 3. It uses the same chipset, Helio X20 but has an IPS LCD screen rather than AMOLED.

The X20 chipset is about a 20nm process, more effective in comparison to the 28nm chips.

User interface

With the latest MIUI 8 version, you do not need to worry about the functionality of the software. It includes enhanced power saving mode and excellent text rendering. Video editing tools are also top notch so if you like to play with the camera, you are going to love Note 4.

With themes and transition effects available, you can give your home screen whatever feel you want to give. There is some revamp on the notification side of things. It has a search field in line with the Google In Apps.

xiaomi redmi note 4

Verdict

There is no doubt about the fact that Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 has an ability to modify your buying habits in the days to come because it certainly has an ‘X’ factor associated with it.

The metal of Note 4 offers some high-end features, display is excellent and chipset is also very good. Taking all this into account, you’d be surprise to know that it’s not a costly phone. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 price in India is expected to be around Rs.12000. There are some drawbacks with this phone but with the price tag, it’s certainly worth it.

Bright screen and tremendous build quality makes it a very techno-savvy phone and if your main objective is to get all the latest features in a limited budget, this phone is going to satisfy all your requirements. For more information and its availability, you can visit 91mobiles.com.

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