The Redmi Note 4 is here now.The much anticipated successor of Redmi Note 3 was revealed back in 2016 in China, but with a Mediatek Chipset.The Snapdragon Global variant was launched in India on January 19th in Delhi.
Let’s go through the features of Note 4.
The Redmi Note 4 has 3 variants starting from ₹9,999 for 2GB RAM+32GB Internal SD,₹10,999 for 3GB RAM+32 Internal SD and ₹12,999 for the new 4GB RAM+64GB Internal SD version.
The device runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Chipset, which is a slight downgrade from Redmi Note 3-but the tweaks Xiaomi applied to it makes it more energy efficient plus more powerful.The Snapdragon 625 is manufactured using 14nm FINFET process making it a better performer than Snapdragon 650 of Redmi Note 3.
In the camera department, 16MP Primary cam from Note 3 is downgraded to 13MP but the Selfie cam resolution remains the same.
The fingerprint sensor located at the rear is very fast, unlocking the phone takes just 0.3 sec after you place the finger on.
Display size is 5.5 inches, and is left unchanged with a resolution of 1080*1920 resolution.The front side also has 2.5D curved glass covering which offer better viewing angles.
Redmi Note 4 runs on MIUI 8 operating system which is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
It is disappointing that Note 4 doesn’t support USB-C connectors but-the good news is that it supports Quick Charge 2.0technology.
The phone’s all metal finish feels premium to hold, & when a budget phone offers all-metal chassis, you can’t argue over more.There’s dual speaker grills on either side of USB connector but only one among them houses a speaker.The other is for symmetry.
So should you buy it?
Well if you own Redmi Note 3, there’s very little reasons to buy Note 4 as it is much more of an incremental upgrade than an overhaul to Redmi line of devices.But it still feels better to use than Redmi Note 3.