Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G review

  • Overall Rating

  • Performance

  • Features

  • Price

Price: ₹ Rs. 9,999

Key Specs

    5.5-inch IPS HD display, 1.6 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928 processor, 2GB RAM, 8 GB internal storage expandable up-to 64GB, 13 MP rear camera & 5 MP front camera, Android 4.4.2 with MIUI 5.0, 3100 mAh battery, 4G compatible

Pros: Smooth performance, good rear and front cameras, better battery life than its competitors, expandability up-to 64GB, 4G compatibility

Cons: Bulky design and plastic construction, MIUI still crashes, only 4.98 GB available out of 8 GB storage

Bottomline: Redmi Note 4G is a great performer in sub 10K category with the power and specifications it offers. However, Micromax’s Yureka steals the limelight this time with a lower price tag, Cyanogen OS and a better design.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G features a 720p IPS display which delivers accurate colors unlike Yureka’s screen which has an overall bluish tone. It is also bright enough to offer good visibility in direct sunlight. Expecting a great camera from a sub 10K phone is not the right thing but Redmi’s 13MP rear shooter does a decent job.

The pictures are not washed out and have good details in day-light and just like the Mi3’s shooter, the HDR mode on this one is also very effective. The 5MP front camera also performs well for selfies and video calling.
The phone is not a looker in terms of design as plastic is heavily used in its construction. It is a big phone and handling it with one hand is not an easy task.

Moreover, the slippery back makes it even tougher. We found Yureka’s matt finish back better in terms of looks and handling. However, the overall built is quite sturdy.

We did not encounter any such issues during multitasking or with processing capabilities of the phone as the 2 GB RAM coupled with the quad-core snapdragon 400 processor handled all tasks smoothly. However, MIUI (the user
interface) crashed a few times.

There is 3100 mAh battery that survived for a day with a fair usage and in our battery test (HD video on Wi-Fi at full brightness), it lasted for 7 hours which is better than Yureka’s 2500 mAh battery unit.

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