Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Hands On Review (India)

The phone i’am unboxing today is the Redmi Note 4, this is Xiaomi’s latest offering in the note series. It’s predecessor the Redmi note 3 was quite a capable phone, so let’s see if this one manages to hold it’s own against other phones in its class. The box design is nice and premium, for a phone in this price range. On the front of the box you have the phone displayed, with other color options available. On the side you have the Redmi note 4 text.On the back we have the specifications. Once we get the outer cover of, the main box has an embossed 4 on it. It should be visible as i angle it in the light.

Lets get to the main device,

In the box , we are first greeted by the phone, placing it to the side, we then have the documentation. Under that is the sim removal tool, a micro USB cable, and a power brick.

The micro usb cable is not that long, but decent. Even though the power brick is rated 5V 2A, the phone doesn’t support quick charge.

Here’s the phone, it has a 5.5 inch screen ,with a IPS Full HD display. It feels quite premium and very sleek in the hand. Due to the curved back design, it feels very comfortable to hold.

The rear of the phone is metal, with metal bands running on the top and bottom of the phone.

A fingerprint sensor is located at the center of the back, which is easily accessible , and is super sensitive. It unlocks the phone instantly.

To the right of the phone, is the volume rocker and the power button. Bottom we have the micro USB port and two grills, one being the microphone and the other a speaker grill. The speaker is moderately loud, but not too bad. On the left is the Hybrid dual sim tray, where you can either use two nano sim cards, or one nano sim card and one micro sd card. The build quality is quite good, with no wobbling on the buttons.

This phone Runs on the Snapdragon 625 SOC, which is a powerful processor and also power efficient because it uses the 14nm fabrication process. The battery is 4100Mah, which is quite big, so this phone will last you almost 2 days, a day at the very least, according to your usage. A 13 mp camera is available at the rear of the phone with a dual tone LED flash, which is quite decent in bright light, but in low light conditions, it gets pretty noisy. It can shoot video at 1080p and also supports slow motion video at 120 fps but at 720p.

It has a 5mp front facing camera, this also has similar low light performance but works well in bright light.

This model is the 3GB RAM , 32 Gb storage version, which is now available at 9,999 which was actually earlier the 2GB with 32Gb storage.

The extra RAM does help with multi-tasking and overall snappiness of the phone. Another model is also available with 4GB ram and 64GB storage which costs Rs 2000 more. Out of the 32 GB internal storage, we get only 25 Gb we can use. Being expandable, we can add more storage using a micro SD Card. but if you add a micro sd card, you can use only one nano sim. The front glass curves, and is called 2.5d glass, making it easier to hold.

Other extra’s as we can call them, are the 3.5 mm headphone jack, which is now missing on a lot of the flagships and also the IR blaster, which allows to control your TV,AC etc using the mi remote app on the phone. Next to the ir blaster is the secondary noise cancellation microphone.

Amazing Battery life
Big Full HD screen
Dual sim
Memory expandability

Bad low light performance
Not Gorilla Glass (brand and strength unknown)
Screen not bright enough
No quick charge, takes almost 2-3 hours to charge

Links to where you can purchase the phone is below. if you have any questions on the phone, we would be glad to answer, comment below, or drop us a mail at tech@talkingstuff.net.

The pricing for Redmi Note 4 starts at Rs 9,999 for 3GB RAM and 4G RAM with 64GB storage is for Rs 11,999.

Available on Flipkart:

Vinayak Nair Author

Author, Technocrat,Tinkerer

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