Xiaomi has unveiled the Redmi Note 4, the first phone to offer MIUI 8 out of the box. Redmi Note 4 comes with a full metal unibody design with CNC chamfered edges. The smartphone will be going on sale in two variants — 16GB variant with 2GB of RAM, and the 64GB variant with 3GB of RAM. The new Redmi Note 4 will be available in dark grey, silver and gold colors, and will be going on sale from August 26.
The front of the Redmi Note 4 is equipped with a 5.5-inch Full HD display that is covered with a 2.5D curved glass panel. While, the back cover of the Redmi Note 4 retains the premium full metal unibody construction that was introduced with its predecessor, but now comes with a brushed metal finish and chamfered edges that looks and feels even better. Redmi Note 4 also coming with a fingerprint scanner on the back.
There is an MIC, infrared emitter and a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top.
The bottom has a standard Micro-USB port and a microphone.
Volume button and power button are located on the side of the Redmi Note 4.
The display is a 5.5 inch 1080p unit with a claimed maximum brightness of 450 nits, contrast ratio of 1000:1, and sunlight display technology similar to Apical’s Assertive Display which improves outdoor visibility beyond what you might expect from a display of that brightness. Even under harsh sunlight, you’ll be able to view directions as you navigate through the city. Browsing your news feed at night is more comfortable with Night Display, or switch to Reading mode to reduces blue light emissions and prevent eye strain.
The rear camera is a 13MP unit with phase detection auto focus while the front unit gets a 5MP sensor which can click 85-degree wide angle shots. Both cameras have an f/2.0 aperture. Here are some sample photos taken from the Redmi Note 4.
MIUI 8 has some interesting new features such as the ability to enter either a standard or private user mode depending upon the password/PIN/pattern you enter similar to a KNOX secure folder.
One of the bright spots of Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is hardware. Although it is not the most powerful hardware among the phone market, it is absolutely more powerful than other smartphones at similar price. The Redmi Note 4 is powered by a deca-core MediaTek Helio X20 coupled with Mali-T880 MP4 GPU. The Helio X20 performance has increased 62% compared to Helio X10 yet with 30 % more power efficiency. Here are some benchmark results.
85,671 score on AnTuTu Benchmark, a good performance compared with other smartphones at similar price.
The Redmi Note 4 is backed by a 4,100mAh battery which is bigger than the one on the Redmi Note 3 (4,000mAh). It support fast charging. The battery can last up to one day under normal use and up to 3 days if you mainly use it receiving calls. As usual, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 uses 5V/2A charger. The charging rate reached to 5.33V 1.67A in our test. It took about 2 hours to fully charge.
To sum up Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 in one sentence. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is the most affordable Helio X20 powered smartphone.
Currently,Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is available for presale. You can click the follwing link to preorder one.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 2G/16G – Silver
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 2G/16G – Gray
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 2G/16G – Gold
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 3G/64G – Silver
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 3G/64G – Gray
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 3G/64G – Gold