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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Official: Helio X20 & 4100mAh Battery for $135

by Joe 20

Xiaomi has yet again continued the tradition of unveiling new Redmi smartphones every few months. After releasing the Redmi 3X and the Redmi Pro smartphones in the past few weeks, now Xiaomi has unveiled the brand new Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 smartphone. The company is calling this device, the “Thousand Yuan Flagship”. Considering the specs, it is true, to some extent.

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Unlike the Xiaomi Redmi Pro, which got much fanfare for its launch, the Redmi Note 4 got relatively less attention. Nevertheless, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is a pretty good smartphone. It comes with the same design as the recent Redmi smartphones, a metal body with a fingerprint sensor at the back. The dimensions of the phone are as follows: 151 x 76 x 8.35mm and it weighs 175 grams. If you remember, this is quite close to Redmi Pro’s dimensions and weight. There will be three color options available, silver, gray and gold.

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The Redmi Note 4 comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p IPS LCD display with 450 nit brightness. Inside, the phone comes with the Helio X20 deca-core processor and it’s actually good to see this chip inside a cheap device. There are two memory versions available. The chip inside is the same, i.e. Helio X20 @ 2.1GHz. But you have the option to choose from the Standard version which comes with 2GB RAM + 16GB storage and high version which features 3GB RAM + 64GB storage. Both these versions have expandable hybrid storages.

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At the back, the Redmi Note 4 comes with a single camera sensor of 13MP with 5P lens, f/2.0 aperture, color temperature flash, PDAF and HDR. The sensor is capable of recording at a max resolution of 1080p at 30 fps and 720p slo-mo at 120 fps. The front camera is of 5MP and comes with Beauty 2.0, f/2.0 aperture and facial recognition.

The phone supports dual SIM dual standby with entire network connectivity and comes with a 4100mAh battery with 5V 2A fast charging. The fingerprint sensor at the back also supports Ali and Mi payments. As for software, it will run on Android 6.0 based MIUI 8.

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The Redmi Note 4 2GB + 16GB will retail for 899 Yuan ($135) while the 3GB + 64GB version costs 1199 Yuan ($180). The storage on the standard variant is a bit surprising since 32GB has become the standard on most phones. But the company probably decided to limit it to 16GB in order to keep the price under 999 Yuan.

Anyway, considering the pricing and the specs, the Redmi Note 4 is a pretty good option for budget users. What do you think?

And in case you are wondering, the 360 N4 offers better value (4GB + 32GB) at this price (except for a smaller battery). Read about the 360 N4 from here.


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  • yoselife

    does it have gorilla glass 3 or above, and FM radio ?

    • Lupo

      + fast charging
      + fm radio
      + gorilla glass

      • Hakim Farouk

        No fast charge. It definitely has tempered glass protection but not sure if it’s gorilla.

  • loller

    I would wait for SD652 ver..

  • bro-reac

    @Joe who has ever bought the 360 N4?

    • bojan radovanovic

      Maybe iy is myth outside China, but 360 somehow came in to Chinese top 10 in sales volume… Damn, and i have just recently heard for them…even now, i don’t know nothing about their products… As you wrote, it is really mythical.

      • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz

        That’s the reason. It’s just that many of us didn’t heard before about this company, it’s a new business for them so let’s wait and see.

        • bro-reac

          I actually wanted the N4 it had a very good spec to price and tried to look for reviews but couldn’t find them anywhere just a few in Chinese. This scared me and thought looking for it wasn’t worth the trouble since it seems as though it was meant for Chinese market.

    • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz

      I’ll guess people are a bit scared to order a relatively new phone from such a newbie company. The phone looks nice, actually I like it.

      • bro-reac

        Well said. Am like you.

    • greg

      Exactly, that brand is the white buffalo of the smartphones these days

  • jimberkas

    did they finally move the speakers to the bottom of the phone instead of the back? that would be nice.
    the black version looks damn nice.

  • newcommer

    this is the price for 2GB RAM…. 3GB is wait more expensive. it’s buge battery, but no fast charging. for a 4000mAh, it takes about full day to finished charged……

    • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz

      Lol, do you have the Redmi Note 3 or just speaking out some info/reading you had? I have Oukitel K6000 Pro which features a whopping 6000mah battery, but still this beast charges in just about 2h3m from 0 to 100%. And the battery life is killer if you gonna say that it’s not a real 6k battery. Really good job there. Xiaomi can learn something from smaller competitors like this.

  • Derick Giovedi

    If you live outside of China you should wait for the Snapdragon variant. MTKs do not get Global ROMs, they are meant for the Chinese market. I bet Xiaomi will release a Snapdragon variant in a few months and call it Redmi Note 4 Pro.

    • Wolvie

      Actually both Redmi note 3 (mediatek) and redmi note 3 pro have global ROM.

      I think for most international buyer, they prefer the snapdragon version. The weird thing is somehow Xiaomi never learned from past experiences, they still insist to use mediatek. Not that mediatek is bad but it is just so lame to release same products with different SOC that caused confuse to their buyers (especially oversea buyers).

      • Derick Giovedi

        RN3 MTK has no Official Global ROM. I own both variants.

      • Derick Giovedi

        I you have the link for the Official Global ROM for RN3 MTK, can you please share it. I would gladly download and install it, and thank you from the bottom of my heart.

  • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz

    A bummer title! If you’re an international buyer like me the 3/64GB version is starting from $209! The less powerful 2/16GB version cost $159, but I’m not interested in that.

    • wolvie

      This is why for international buyers i don’t see any good reason to buy this Redmi Note 4 compare to older Redmi note 3 pro version that have more horse power, much cheaper (you can buy online from aliexpress 3GB+32GB for around $165 with free delivery) ,and better android support,