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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 review

Xiaomi Redmi 4 is a smartphone manufactured by Xiaomi, that was first announced in July 2013. Xiaomi is a Chinese electronics company which headquarter is in Beijing. Xiaomi designs not only smartphones but also mobile apps, laptops and related consumer electronics.Redmi phones have been marketed in so many European as well as Asian countries and most significant difference from other Xiaomi smartphones is that it uses less-expensive components without sacrificing the performances.

 

There are three versions of Xiaomi Redmi 4 and they are-Redmi 4, Redmi 4 prime and Redmi 4x and there are also three versions of Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 series. They are-The standard Note 4 with mediatek processor, Note 4 with snapdragon 625 and Note 4x. However there are different types of Ram and Storage such as 2GB/16GB, 3GB/32GB, 4GB/64GB. The smartphone supports dual SIM that are Micro-SIM and Nano-SIM.

 

Xiaomi Redmi 4 is a minor upgrade to Xiaomi Redmi 3s. Such as Redmi 3s(2 gigabytes/16 gigabytes) version didn’t had fingerprint scanner but it’s available at the same price in Redmi 4. Xiaomi Redmi 4 has Snapdragon 435 processor which is an upgrade to Snapdragon 430 in Xiaomi Redmi 3s. Though there is not so much difference between the two devices. There are just some lesser heating issues, better ram management system and enhanced battery life. In Xiaomi Redmi 4 users will get a new 4 gigabytes ram option with 64 gigabytes internal storage.

Obviously it is better designed compared to Redmi 3s.

There is a support of Bluetooth 4.2 instead of 4.1 in  Xiaomi Redmi 3s. The speakers which used to be at back are now at bottom with stereo design. One more fact is that in Xiaomi Redmi 4, the partition lines at back are now made of anodized aluminium which really looks awesome and it is better than Redmi 3s. Not al are the dissimilarities there are also some similarities like Cameras both front and back cameras are the same. Same 720p IPS display.

 

It is utterly  noted that Xiaomi Redmi 4 gives better performance compared to Xiaomi Redmi 4A. Xiaomi Redmi 4A is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset while the Xiaomi Redmi 4 is powered by Qualcomm 435 SoC. It is also should be noted that Xiaomi Redmi 4 scores a point over the Xiaomi Redmi 4A when it comes to handling daily tasks with ease. Both the smartphones support 13 (thirteen) megapixels rear cameras and 5  megapixels front cameras. The Xiaomi Redmi 4 however provides improved imaging quality and both smartphones support VoLTE connectivity.

It is a stunning fact that both Xiaomi Redmi 4 and Xiaomi Redmi 4A provides a 5.00 inches 720p HD display with a PPI count of 296.There is not much to differentiate between the displays of these two smartphones. Xiaomi has been providing powerful batteries on their smartphones the Xiaomi Redmi 4 obviously beats the Xiaomi Redmi 4A in this regard. The smartphone ( Redmi 4A) comes with a 3120 mAh battery while the other smartphone (Redmi 4) packs a chunkier 4100 mAh battery.Though both Xiaomi Redmi 4 and Xiaomi Redmi 4A the coolest smartphones from Xiaomi but the Xiaomi Redmi 4 is a slightly good choice with a bigger battery life, nice looks (metal body) and overall good performance.

 

General:

 

  • Release Date                                                 November 2016

 

  • Weight                                                            150 grams
  • Removable battery                                       No
  • Colors                                                          Gold,Black
  • Gorilla Glass                                                No
  • Hybrid SIM slot                                              Yes
  • GPU                                                              Adreno 505
  • Chipset                                                          Snapdragon 435
  • Infrared Blaster                                               Yes
  • Dimensions(mm)                                          139.30*69.90*8.65

 

 

 

Display:

 

  • Screen size                                                5.00 (inches)

 

  • Touchscreen                                                 Yes
  • LCD Screen                                                   Yes
  • Resolutions                                                 720*1280 (pixels)
  • PPI (pixels per inch)                                    296

 

 

Hardware:

 

  • Processor                                                             1.4GHz octa-core

 

  • RAM                                                                    3 gigabytes
  • Internal Storage                                                  32 gigabytes
  • Expandable Storage                                          Yes
  • USB OTG                                                           Yes
  • Expandable Storage up to                                  128 gigabytes
  • Expandable Storage Type                                   microSD

 

 

Camera :

 

  • Front Camera                                               5 megapixel F2.2

 

  • Rear Camera                                                 12 megapixel F2.0
  • Flash                                                              Yes

 

 

Software:

 

  • Operating system                                   Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

 

Battery:

 

  • Type                                                          Li-Ion Battery

 

  • Capacity                                                    4100mAh

 

 

Connectivity:

 

  • Wifi                                                              yes

 

  • GPS                                                             yes
  • Bluetooth                                                      yes
  • FM                                                                 No
  • NFC                                                              no
  • GSM                                                            yes

 

 

Sensors:

 

  • Magnetometer                                            yes

 

  • Barometer                                                   no
  • Gyroscope                                                 yes
  • Light sensor                                   yes
  • Accelerometer                                           yes
  • Proximity Sensor                                        yes
  • Temperature sensor                                   no
  • Fingerprint                                                 yes
  • Gravity                                                       yes
  • Linear Acceleration                                   yes
  • Rotation Vector                                          yes
  • Magnetic                                                    yes
  • Step Counter                                            yes
  • Orientation                                                 yes

 

 

********Basically any phone with the gyroscope sensor and atleast 720p resolution would be able to deliver decent VR experience. Some VR games require other sensors as well like the accelerometer. So the Redmi Note 4  with above requirements fulfilled supports VR*******

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