Xiaomi is launched Mi note 4 in Indian market. Xiaomi Mi note 4 is very good mobile phone. This is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (MSM8953) processor clocked at 2GHz with an integrated Adreno 506 GPU. Xiaomi is selling three variants of this model in India: 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage; 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage; and 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. It is not going to be a clean sweep for the Redmi Note 4. However, Xiaomi has made strides in other areas, with an improved design, display, camera, and most importantly, improved battery life being promised. But will that justify the drop in sheer performance and will that even be a factor.Red Mi Note 4
Red Mi Note 4 Features
1. Look and Design
The Redmi Note 4 follows the Redmi Note 3 closely when it comes to design. The front panel of the Redmi Note 4 is very similar to that of its predecessor, with similar capacitive navigation buttons below the display and slim borders around it. There’s also 2.5D curved-edge glass across the front, giving this phone a premium feel. The all-metal phone feels sturdy, and compared to the Redmi Note 3, the rear panel on the Redmi Note 4 is less slippery.
The rear of the Redmi note 4 is a bit different though. Featuring design contours more reminiscent of the Xiaomi Mi 5. There are fine antenna bands running across the top and bottom. The rear camera, dual-tone LED flash and fingerprint scanner are set up much the same as on the Redmi Note 3. One of the few differences between the two is that this time around Xiaomi has shifted the speaker grilles from the rear to the bottom.
The Redmi note 4 sports an all metal chassis. There’s a 2.5D curved edge glass up front with chamfered edges for better ergonomics. The device first very well in the palm and one handed usage isn’t an issue. At the back there are antenna lines running across the top and bottom which break up the design while improving single reception. The Redmi Note 4 design is anything but revolution and there are only subtle Changes from its predecessor. Yet the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. And in the end, we have a nicely designed budget Smartphone that feels great to use. Ratting (4.0/5)
2. DisplayThe Redmi Note 4 sports a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display the 1080 x 1920 resolution translating to a pixel density of 401ppi. It boasts of a 2.5D curved glass up front that feels good to use. The display is same as its predecessor, but it is definitely brighter than the one last time around, and hence the sunlight legibility has improved. The color accuracy is better too. For a budget device, the display is quite good, really. The text and images is razor sharp and the colors are quite vivid. The display is a tad reflective, although the viewing angles are great.
Xiaomi also offers a Reading Mode with a blue light filter that makes it easier to read text at night. There’s one thing though that I wished would have gone away with the latest iteration. There’s a black border running around the display. While it’s minimal, it is very apparent especially when the face of the Smartphone is white. Ratting (4.5/5)
3. Performanceaomi Redmi Note 4 was able to handle almost everything we threw at it, and we had no complaints with the octa-core processor. It handled heavy games with ease and we had fun playing Asphalt 8 and Dead Trigger 2 on the device. We were able to use the Redmi Note 4 over the course of a few weeks, and never felt that we needed a more powerful processor. Multitasking on the Redmi Note 4 was quick, and apps launched without delay. Our test unit with 4GB of RAM had enough free memory at any given time.
The Redmi Note 4 is very good for media playback thanks to the excellent IPS display, and it supports high-resolution video files, including 4K ones. The speaker at the bottom is decently loud and we didn’t notice any distortion at higher volumes. Xiaomi didn’t send us a headset with this unit, so we tested audio quality through our own headphones, and were happy enough.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 packs in a 4100mAh non-removable battery. The large capacity combined with software optimizations and the power efficiency of Snapdragon 625 makes it a battery powerhouse. I was able to squeeze in two days of battery life one and a half in case of heavy usage and it lasted over 15 hours in my continuous video playback test. The battery life on the Redmi Note 4 is impressive, and it hurts that there is no support for quick charging even more important in smart phones with large battery capacity. Ratting (3.5/5)
4. Hardwaredmi Note 4 features a hybrid SIM tray, so you can either use two SIMs or one Nano-SIM and one microSD card. You might want to keep this in consideration when making a choice between the 32GB and 64GB variant if you want to use two SIM cards. The Redmi Note 3 supported microSD cards of up to 32GB only which was a bummer. Thankfully, that’s taken care of now and you can put in those 128GB microSD cards as well.
I’m slightly disappointed to find a microUSB port in a Smartphone released in 2017. I would’ve liked a Type C port instead, although I’m sure not many people will have an issue with it. Also, just like its predecessor, the Redmi Note 4 too gives NFC connectivity a miss.
The fingerprint scanner on the Redmi Note 4 is mounted on the rear just below the camera unit. It’s always on, so you can unlock your phone directly from sleep. While the accuracy of the fingerprint sensor is pretty good, it takes a while for the phone to wake up and unlock. It’s not the fastest fingerprint scanner out there clearly. Also, on a few occasions the detection would fail if the finger is slightly wet.
5. Cameraas a 13MP shooting HDR camera with f/2.0 lens and PDAF. There’s a 5MP camera up front that also sports an f/2.0 lens. The camera app is easy to use and comes with a wealth of options, including filters; beautify effects, and a manual mode that lets you tweak the ISO, white balance, and exposure settings. You can also take tilt shift photos, set a countdown timer, shoot panoramas, and select from various scenes. Ratting (4.5/5)
6. Battery life6. Battery lifes 4100mAh battery on slightly larger than its predecessor, but the shift to 14nm has led to vastly increased battery life. The phone easily lasts a day on a full charge if you’re a heavy user, and more often than not, you’ll get a day and a half worth of usage out of the phone. Eke out two days’ worth of battery from the phone with medium usage that involves a few hours of streaming music, watching videos, and browsing the web.
The one downside with the battery is that the Redmi Note 4’s fast charging is limited to 5V/2A. That’s equivalent to Quick Charge 2.0 speeds, and correspondingly the phone takes nearly two hours to fully charge. Ratting (4.0/5)
Xiaomi Mi Note 4 R
Xiaomi Mi Note 4 Review 2016 on the back of the Redmi Note 3. Over 3.6 million on units of the phone were sold, allowing Xiaomi to cross $1 billion in revenue from the country for the first time. However, competition in the budget segment has intensified with Lenovo launching a bevy of models in the country last year. The Moto G4 series continues to sellin huge number, and the Z2 Plus picked up a discount recently, bringing the cost of the phone down to RS 14, 999. For that amount, you get a handset powered by the Snapdragon 820.
The Honor 6X which have a dual camera setup is slated to make its debut in India next week. To counter the threat, Xiaomi is selling three variants of the Redmi Note 4 in India: the base model has 2GB of RAM and 32GB storage and retails for Rs.9, 999 ($145), then there’s a variant with 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage for Rs.10, 999 ($160), and the most interesting model is the one with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage, which is available for just Rs.12, 999 ($190).