redmi note 4

 

The Xiaomi Redmi Note series enters its fourth iteration, with a new premium build quality and a high specced CPU. The Redmi Note 3 sold in its millions and is still very highly regarded among import phone enthusiasts, let’s see how its replacement improves on this. The Redmi Note 4 comes in 2 flavors, Standard (2GB RAM, 16GB Storage) and Pro (3GB RAM, 64GB Storage).

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Design, Display, and OS

Redmi Note 4 review

The Redmi Note 4 looks similar when compared with the Redmi Note 3, however, there are some minor changes. This handset is using a metal body (top and bottom part – darker shades is plastic). Build and finishing is very good. Weight with battery is 165 grams and dimensions are 76 x 151 x 8.4 mm. 

There is LED Notification, you can change the colors. Redmi Note 4 is packed with a good number of sensors – accelerometer, light, proximity, gyro, hall and magnetic.

This Redmi handset sports a 5.5-inch screen with 2.5D curved glass supporting 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. Touch is smooth and color reproduction, viewing angles are very good.

Memory and Storage

Note 4 comes with 2GB or 3GB RAM with 32GB ROM or you can go for the 4GB RAM variant with 64GB ROM. OTG is supported. On first boot you will get around 56GB free space and on the 4GB RAM variant, you will get around 2 GB free RAM.

Performance

The Snapdragon 625 octa-core 64-bit processor clocked at 2GHz with Adreno 506 GPU does an excellent job. Though the benchmark scores are lower than Redmi Note 3 you will hardly notice any difference in the performance.

Best part is that the handset does not heat up. The maximum battery temperature I encountered was 37 degrees. In fact when compared with other handsets the battery temperature is way low (also not to forget its winter season), but still temp is lower compared with other handsets.

Camera


There is a 13MP camera on the back and 5MP on the front. Camera quality is above average (make sure to update the OS / also check this page for Redmi Note 4 camera review video). Note 4 can shoot FHD videos. The hardware is powerful, it can play 4K, but the camera app gives max 1080p recording option.
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Battery

There is a 4100 mAh non-removable battery. Battery life is awesome – you will get 9 to 10 hours of non-stop moderate to heavy usage. With mixed moderate usage you can expect an easy 2 days of battery life.