Xiaomi Redmi Note 4: Review, Full Specs, Price and Alternative Devices

The redmi note 4 is a recent addition to Xiaomi’s redmi series and also an upgrade to the redmi note 3.

The redmi note 3 was a sophisticated device with many awesome features. It’s one of the first Xiaomi devices to sport up to 4050mAh battery.

Other features include 1920 by 1080 pixels display resolution and 401 pixels per-square inch (ppi), Hexa-core (4×1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 & 2×1.8 GHz Cortex-A72) CPU and Adreno 510 GPU.

Also featuring 3gb RAM, 32gb ROM and 2gb RAM 16gb ROM versions, the device pulled a lot of Impressions. With the features seen in the redmi note 3 above, let’s see what the new redmi note 4 has to offer.

Let’s go 👉👉👉

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Quick Overview

Network: 2G / 3G / 4G
Display: 5.5 inches, IPS LCD capacitive Touchscreen display — (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Software: Android v6.0 marshmallow (Upgradable to v7.0 nougat)
Processor: Octa-core 2.0 Cortex-A53 (Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625)
Memory: 3/4GB RAM | 32/64GB ROM | 256GB SdCard support ( in sim 2 slot)
Cameras: Front — 5-megapixel (f/2.0, dual flash) | Rear — 13MP (Dual LED flash, autofocus)
Battery: 4100 mAh

Looks nice. Let’s see the full review.
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Display, Storage and Platform

Being a mid range device, the redmi note 4 ships with a 5.5 inches IPS LCD.
Not just the size, it comes with 401 ppi pixels density, 1920*1080 pixels resolution and glass protection.

Just the same display features with the Moto g5s which was released in 2017 .

Moving on to the memory, the redmi note 4 packs a whole lot of 3gb or 4gb RAM for smooth multitasking and operations – depending on the version you got.

And the ROM comes in two variants as well, 64gb ROM for the redmi note 4 high version and 32gb ROM for the redmi note 4 standard version.

If for any reason – which only you can explain, the storage is too small for you, there’s an SdCard support of up to 256gb. Just pop it in through the second sim slot.

Bearing all the functions of this device on their shoulder are the CPU, GPU and the OS.

Xiaomi runs MediaTek CPUs on some of their devices but also run Qualcomm. The redmi note 4 runs Qualcomm.

It sports a powerful Cortex-A53 Octa-Core CPU with 2.0GHz clock speed, Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 chipset and Adreno 506 GPU.

Like Lenovo vibe p2, it sports Android 6.0 marshmallow which as at this time is upgradable to v7.0 nougat if you want to.

Impressive!!

Camera and Media

For selfie lovers, Xiaomi added a 5MP front camera with dual led flash. Pictures are clean and crystal clear and you can share your selfie with confidence.

For the rear camera, the redmi note 4 features the 13mp lens + dual led flash combo. Features include phase detection, autofocus and aperture is f/2.0

For the media aspect, we have our Audio player, Video Player, Sound recorder, Video recorder, Photo shooter, Photo editor, FM Radio and 3.5mm jack for headphones.

Great! Next??

Battery and Comms

Xiaomi is one of the companies known to place a very huge value on battery life – and yes, they’re good at it, just like Nokia.

A testimony to this is the Mi max 2’s battery which is 5300mAh Li-ion battery and known to last up to 74 hours of talk time on 3g and now, the redmi note 4 features a whopping 4010mAh non-removable Lithium Ion battery.

Long hours of usage is guaranteed – theoretically up to 67 hours. And furthermore, it comes with fast charge technology for quick recharge on low power.

Comms? Wi-Fi 802.11, Wi-Fi direct, Hotspot, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth v4.1 with LE and A2DP, microUSB with USB OTG, 2G, 3G and 4G LTE

Xiaomi redmi note 4 Price in Nigeria

From the review above, you’ll probably know that this is a midrange but very functional device from Xiaomi.

It’s between the #75,000 – #100,000 price range. Getting one shouldn’t be so hard.

Alternative Device

The only device currently offering this device a challenge is Lenovo vibe p2 . You should see the review.

The m7 is also another interesting device, this one’s from Gionee. The Tecno i7 is good as well, going for Samsung? It’s definitely the Galaxy s8. Or you wanna stick with Xiaomi? The Vibe k5 is interesting, you’d be impressed.

Xiaomi redmi note 4 Full Specs

Back to Review

Launch

Announced Jan. 2017
Status Released. Jan, 2017

General

Navigation Touchscreen
Battery 4100mAh, Li-Ion, non removable, Fast-charge
Colours Dark Gray, Gold, Black, Lake Blue (64/4GB model)

Display

Resolution 1080*1920 pixels, (~401 ppi density), AMOLED
Touchscreen 5.5 inches
Multi touch Yes

Platform

Os Android 6.0, up to 7.1 (Nougat)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
CPU Octa-core (2.0GHz, Cortex-A53)
GPU Adreno 506

Storage

RAM 4gb, 3gb
ROM 64gb, 32gb
SdCard Yes, up to 256gb.

Camera

Primary (rear) 13MP with dual LED flash
Secondary (front) 5MP with dual flash
Features LED flash, Panorama, Touch focus, Autofocus, Geo-tagging, HDR.

Comms & Networks

WiFi Yes, 802.11
Hotspot Yes
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Bluetooth Yes, v4.1 with A2DP
Infrared No
NFC Yes
USB Yes, 2.0 with USB OTG
Headphones Yes, 3.5mm Jack
FM radio Yes
Sim slots 2 (Hybrid)
Sim Type Micro Sim
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G Yes

Sensors & Controls

Compass Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Fingerprint Yes, front mounted
Temperature sensor No
Heart Monitor No
Barometer
Pedometer No
Iris Scanner No
Motion Sensor No
Gesture Control Yes
Color Spectrum
Voice Control

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