The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is the latest budget stalwart from the Chinese smartphone brand, offering a big battery, ample storage and RAM, and a price tag that would be hard to match for most rivals.
The new Xiaomi smartphone comes in three variants – 32GB storage + 2GB RAM at Rs. 9,999, 32GB storage + 3GB RAM at Rs. 10,999, and 64GB storage + 4GB RAM at Rs. 12,999. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4's predecessor, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, has much the same features but comes in two variants (16GB storage + 2GB RAM at Rs. 9,999, and 32GB storage + 3GB RAM at Rs. 11,999) and slightly different design.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is quite similar to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 if you go by the spec sheet: both smartphones have huge battery capacities, fingerprint sensors on the back, large displays, expandable storage up to 256GB, and 4G LTE support.
One difference, however, is in the megapixel count of the rear camera – while the Redmi Note 3 had a 16-megapixel camera, the new Redmi Note 4 has a 13-megapixel camera on the back. The selfie cameras on both Xiaomi smartphones have 5-megapixel sensors. Also, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 packs the Snapdragon 625 processor – which is great at heat dissipation, made on the new, battery-efficient 14nm process, and has clock speed of 2GHz for all eight cores – under the hood, while the older model had the Snapdragon 650 chipset, which is based on the older 28nm process and has two 1.8GHz cores and four 1.2GHz cores.
Check out other differences between Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and Redmi Note 4 in the table below:
|Overall NDTV Rating|
|Battery Life Rating|
|Value for Money Rating|
|Model||Redmi Note 4||Redmi Note 3|
|Release date||August 2016||November 2015|
|Launched in India||Yes||Yes|
|Dimensions (mm)||151.00 x 76.00 x 8.30||150.00 x 76.00 x 8.65|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||4100||4050|
|Colours||Gold, Grey, Matte Black||Gold, Silver, Dark Grey|
|Screen size (inches)||5.50||5.50|
|Resolution||1080x1920 pixels||1080x1920 pixels|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||401||403|
|Processor||2GHz octa-core||hexa-core (4x1.4GHz + 4x1.8GHz)|
|Processor make||Qualcomm Snapdragon 625||Qualcomm Snapdragon 650|
|Expandable storage type||microSD||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||128||128|
|Rear camera||13-megapixel (f/2.0, 1.12-micron)||16-megapixel (f/2.0)|
|Rear autofocus||Phase detection autofocus||Phase detection autofocus|
|Rear flash||Dual LED||Dual LED|
|Front camera||5-megapixel (f/2.0)||5-megapixel (f/2.0)|
|Operating system||Android 6.0||Android 5.1|
|Skin||MIUI 8||MIUI 7|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g/n||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 4.10||Yes, v 4.10|
|Number of SIMs||2||2|
|Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)||No||No|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes||Yes|