Xiaomi, one of the giant mobile tech company launched one of its flagship mobile Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 in India. However, the same device was launched in August, 2016 in China. But in India, it is launched with almost same configuration but there is a change in SoC. Redmi Note 4 was launched in China with MediaTek SoC, while in India its launched with Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC at Rs. 9,999 (base version). Lets take a detail overview on Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 including its strengths and weaknesses.
Strengths & Weaknesses of Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
When it comes to design, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is just like its predecessor Redmi Note 3. But yet there are some changes which are noticeable. Company provided 2.5D curved glass on the top of the display which enhance its looks. Back of the device is changed in terms of design. There are fine antenna bands running across the top and bottom. The most significant of these is the shifting of the speaker grille from the back to the bottom of the phone. Another key change is that the capacitive Android keys below the screen are now backlit, although this is very dim lighting that’s only really visible when it’s completely dark.
Rest is same – Fingerprint sensor is at the same position aligned with rear camera and dual-tone LED flash. On the front there is 5.5 inch Full-HD display along with 2.5D curved glass, as mention above. Up above the screen is a 5MP front camera and a light sensor just after it. Below, you’ll find the standard range of menu buttons seen in Xiaomi’s devices. The capacitive keys, correspond to menu, home and back. Power and Volume rocker keys are place on the right side. On the opposite side you will find Hybrid Sim Slot tray. The micro-USB port at the bottom in between the speakers and the 3.5mm headphone jack and infrared sensor at the top.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 features 5.5 inch Full HD, IPS display just like its predecessor. It offers 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution with a pixel density of 401 ppi. The IPS LCD display good in color reproduction only if your dsiplay brightness level is up. However it is not a issue for the most part. But there is another thing which disappoints user at some part. Redmi Note 4 display is not protected with Gorilla Glass. So if you going to buy this device or you have the device, please go for a screen guard.
As you know, Redmi Note 4 feature 13MP rear camera and 5MP front facing camera. Question arises in every individuals mind that – Why Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 features 13MP rear camera? while its predecessor have 16MP rear camera. If you are looking for the answer, you are at the right place. Xiaomi uses CMOS Sensor in Redmi Note 4 camera which eliminates Noise Disturbance from your images. It also offers Ultra Fast Focusing, which enables you to click moving objects with no disturbance.
Redmi Note 4 is powered by octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset clocked at 2GHz. You will get Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box.
Let me clear first, its performance won’t disappoint you at all. It fulfils all the needs a user want form its smartphone. Most importantly, Multi-tasking – its very good in handling multiple tasks like fast app launching even though when you listening songs or surfing internet. Playing games on Redmi Note 4 is also was a good experience. It loads heavy games without slowing down, thanks to its 625 SoC.
You will also have a good experience while watching videos. The smartphone is eligible of playing 4K HD videos without any hustle thanks to its Adreno 506 GPU. Audio output – As you know the speakers in Redmi Note 4 shifted to bottom as a speaker grill. They are also quite loud, the sound is clear and there isn’t any distortion in sound when you raise the volume to full.
The 4100mAh Battery on Redmi Note 4 is a tad higher than its predecessor, but the shift to 625 SoC increased its battery life more than a tad. If you love to play games, videos, sounds, all-day chatting than I must say, you finded your mate. It will last for whole day just with a single charge. Just fully charge your phone in the morning, and you are ready for your enitre day. However for the average users, the battery lasts for two days.
In my opinion, Xiaomi didn’t invent a new phone. Instead, it focused its attention on fixing the few flaws the Redmi Note 3 had — camera and design. So those who were thinking to buy Redmi Note 3 can go for this new one. Furthermore the Redmi Note 4 design is more classy than its predecessor, not to forget its 2.5D curved glass.
So if you are looking for a budget phone, then the Redmi Note should be top on your list. The smartphone is available is three variants 2GB RAM with 32GB Internal Storage at Rs. 9,999, 3GB RAM with 32GB Internal Storage at Rs. 10,999 and 4GB RAM with 64GB Internal Storage at Rs. 12,999.
Personal Opinion, Go for the standard one ( 3GB RAM with 32GB Internal Storage).