Review : Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is the successor of one of the best sellers of last year online the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 with a fabulous upgrade. Xioami made a record of selling 2.3 Million units within 6 months period previous year and now has come up with another budget monster.
So, lets begin!
- Build Quality
It has a full metal body build slimmer than its previous version but a slight heavier, Xioami has given it a stunning new look with 2.5D curved glass and tapered edges. It has glossy lines at its back giving it a good look and increasing signal reception. Although it’s a budget phone still it looks pretty classy and is very handy.
It offers a 5.5(13.9 cm) inches full HD IPS Touch screen display and the resolution is 1080 x 1920 pixels. The display is quite good compared to any budget phones as it has a very bright screen and colours which makes it an ideal phone for entertainment lovers. Multitouch is present as it runs on MIUI 8.0. Xiaomi has also given an additional feature, the blue light filter.
It has a Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 chipset with Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU and Adreno 506 GPU for gaming. There are three variants of this phone 32 GB with 2GB or 3 GB of RAM & 64 GB with 4GB of RAM. So, Basically it can perform any task on it without a lag.
If we look upon its previous version the camera wasn’t that great but Xiaomi has really looked upon that issue this time providing us with a 13 MP, f/2.0 phase detection autofocus 5 piece lens camera which has a super fast sutter and can even shoot moving objects. It also has larger pixels (1.12 µm) which gives real life pictures and can take decent photos in low light because of its dual-LED (dual tone) flash.
The secondary camera is 5 MP, f/2.0, 1080p camera which is enough for taking good selfies but but the video quality is not up to the mark. There are some additional features like geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR and a manual mode.
The battery backup is awesome as it lasts up to 48 hours. It has a 4100 mAh non-removable Li-Po battery. That means u can travel from one country to another with a single charge, But there is no fast charging option.
- User Interface
Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 is provided with the interface of very popular MIUI 8.0 which runs very smooth. It has too many preloaded apps which you can uninstall. Also a Nougat update is expected. It has a inbuilt phone management system.
And I would specially like to point out some features which i like personally in this phone are Dual Apps & Second Space. Dual Apps lets you to use a same app with two different accounts in one single phone like having two Facebook accounts in one phone and you can separate personal and official information in the same device with the help of Second Space.
Similar messages are automatically separated like sms from Service provider, Bank, Online Store are separated in different folder making you easy to find your desired texts.
It comes with a rear mounted fingerprint sensor which is average in response.
The audio quality is also good even with loudspeaker the audio is crisp and clear. The headphones are paired with active noise cancellation to provide you with uninterrupted music.
It features a hybrid SIM tray so you can’t use two SIM at a time if you want to use a microSD card; you have to use either two SIM or a SIM and a microSD card. It’s a 4G phone with voLTE support and NFC for faster transfer and it also contains a bunch of editing tools for photography lovers. Infrared Emitter is also present with OTG support.
2 GB RAM & 32 GB Storage – Rs. 9,999
3 GB RAM & 32 GB Storage – Rs. 10,999
4 GB RAM & 64 GB Storage – Rs. 12,999
So, if you are searching for a budget phone you can go for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, I would personally recommend it if your budget is 10k.