Xiaomi India has announced the Redmi Note 4, its first big phone launch for 2017. The good news for Indian buyers is that there will be no flash sale of the smartphones this year. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 will be available exclusively on Flipkart.com as well as the official India website Mi.com in 3 variants. We have all the details for you on the price, specs, variants and launch date of the phone right here.
Highlights of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
- 5.5-inch full HD display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
- 4GB RAM+64GB storage
- 13MP rear camera & 5MP front camera
- 4100 mAh battery
- MIUI 8.0 with Android Marshmallow
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Launch Date
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Variants
The new Xiaomi smartphone will be available in 3 variants in India. Gold, Grey, and Silver variants will be available on the 23rd while a new Matte Black variant will be coming up later. There will be two 32GB models, one with 2GB RAM and one with 3GB RAM. Another 64GB model with 4GB RAM will also be launched.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Price in India
The 32GB model with 2GB RAM is priced Rs.9,999.
The 32GB model with 3GB RAM is priced Rs.10,999.
The 64GB model with 4GB RAM is priced Rs.12,999.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Key Specs and Features
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 has a metal unibody with a fingerprint sensor on the back panel. The front of the device has a full 2.5D curved glass. Its dimensions measure 151x76x8.35mm and it weighs 175 grams. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, which is expected to greatly improve battery performance, by at least 25% when compared to the older model.
The Redmi Note 4 runs MIUI 8 on top of Android Marshmallow. However, Xiaomi sources indicate that users will be able to download a beta version of the UI running Android Nougat once the phone goes on sale.
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The display is a 5.5-inch full HD, IPS display with 1920×1080 pixels. This will be a dual Sim device supporting both the Micro and Nano Sim. Expandable storage options are also available up to 128GB. The speakers on the phone have moved from the rear of the phone to the bottom. The Redmi Note 4 is powered by a 4100mAh battery.
When it comes to the camera, buyers can expect a 13-MP rear camera and a 5-MP front camera. The rear camera as a 77 degree wide angle lens while the front camera has an 85 degree wide angle lens.
As far as the software goes, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 supports one handed mode, shrinking the screen size to 3.5, 4, and 4.5 inches. Dual Apps is another interesting feature that lets you open two instances of select apps at the same time. This will come in handy when you want to open two accounts WhatsApp accounts at the same time.
The Second Space feature allows users to use both business and personal accounts separately on the same phone, making it more convenient to use two separate Google accounts.
The scrolling screenshots feature allows easy capture of entire web pages and the Caller ID feature eliminates the need for third party apps called TrueCaller. There’s also a ton of native apps on the device, which users may not particularly appreciate as it is not possible to uninstall them.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Versus Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Quick Comparison
Should You Buy the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4?
Xiaomi has not done much in terms of design improvement but it makes up for it in battery life. Users can expect a day’s usage even with intensive tasks like watching videos and streaming Netflix.
Since this is the first time the Redmi is getting a front glass panel, its best to grab a tempered glass cover to keep the display free from scratches.
The camera specs on the Note 4 indicate that it may not play nice in low light conditions but you have to remember that these are not high end phones.
If you own a Redmi Note 3, there aren’t many good reasons you’d want to upgrade to the Note 4. If you are in the market for a new phone under Rs.15K, you have plenty of good options to consider, and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is a powerful contender for the top spot. There’s nothing awe inspiring about the Redmi Note 4, but its a solid, dependable phone that’s well worth the money.