Hi, in this review we are going to have a detailed overview about the Redmi Note 4. The phone feels sleeker than the Redmi Note 3. Xiaomi is going to sell three different variants in India. The first base variant will have 2GB RAM and convert 32GB of internal storage and there is also one more model that comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage and the other one is 4GB of RAM that will have 64GB storage.
In terms of design, the device feels similar to the Redmi Note 3. The built quality has certainly improved now. This one is powered by snapdragon 625 chipset and that’s the main difference I would say. There is a fingerprint scanner at the back and an IR blaster on the top. You also get a 3.5mm audio jack at the top and a secondary noise cancellation mic.
The built quality has improved the volume rocker and the power on/off button. On the bottom, it has one speaker. The device again comes with a hybrid sim slot on the left. Moving to the rear facing camera they have a 13Mp camera and the Xiaomi said that they have put a new sensor in the Indian Version. And the front-facing camera is a 5MP. The dimensions of the smartphone are 151mm x 76mm x 8.54mm. The weight of the mobile is 165grams.
Redmi Note 4 comes with a 5.5-inch display IPS LCD display giving around 16M colors. It comes with a 2.5D glass which is easier to work which Redmi Note 3 doesn’t have.
It is packed with full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. It is a multi-touch capacitive screen. It has a brightness of 380 cd/m². Having a contrast ratio of 1000:1. Viewing angles are decent. Has 72% NTSC color gamut. Has night display mode and reading mode.
Redmi Note 4 is running on an octa-core 2.0 GHz processor with snapdragon 625 chipset. It is running on the Android Marshmallow v6.0. It has an internal memory of 32/64GB (for 4GB RAM) and RAM of 2/3/4GB LPDDR3. The expandable memory provided up to 128GB. Having primary camera of 13MP with LED flash with geo-tagging, autofocus, touch focus, face, and panorama and smile detection. Stereo speakers are given. Wi-Fi, Hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS options are available.
The primary camera records video at 720p@30fps and also 720p 120fps slow-motion video recording. 5MP Secondary camera is provided. The secondary camera is provided with Smart and Pro Beautify. Gravity sensor, IR proximity sensor, Gyroscope, Ambient light sensor, Digital compass sensors are present.
Moving to the battery this one is having a 4100mAh Li-Ion Non-removable battery. It comes with fingerprint sensors with 5 fingerprint memory. It has dual sim device with GSM and HSPA support. You can see the viewing angles are good.
The battery performance is awesome as it is combined with a 625 snapdragon chipset with the 4100mAh battery. You will get around 10 to 12 hrs. on screen time on a single day. So the battery life is amazing on this. So you don’t have to worry about the battery life but again regarding the charging.
The Xiaomi has improved the camera performance on this new Redmi Note 4. It got the single speaker just like the Note 3 where the same problem repeated as the sound output is not good. Here you are getting the type C USB port and that’s what we are getting. Moving to the other things it is similar to the Redmi Note 3. The fingerprint scanner is good on this one.
Looking at the camera performance, they have really improved the camera. It has tap to focus and you can take snaps very easily and on this Redmi Note 4, the images do not over expose and the Redmi Note 3 always had that problem. The Redmi Note 4 is really an improved version of the Redmi note 3 cameras. And the difference makes sense.
But I doubt that it can compete with the Moto G4 plus because this one does not have laser autofocus system and with very close objects I notice that it having difficulty in focusing but nevertheless the camera looks to be better than the Redmi Note 3.
Finally talking about the worth of the device this is certainly a good smartphone and it has this improved camera but with the competitive market, it lags a bit. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 three variants are available in three prices. The 2GB variant is around 10K and the 3 GB is around 11K and the 4GB is around 13K.