When we talk about cheap smartphones, the Redmi variants brought up by Xiaomi are worth a shot not just in the company’s homeland, China, but in India as well. The company comes up with a new phone every now and then, and it never misses to launch it in India which is its second biggest selling market. This brings us closer to the next device in the Redmi Note series. The successor to the Redmi Note 3 is coming up, and it is called the Redmi Note 4. We will be discussing the 64 GB variant in this post.
Design and Display:
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 64 GB offers a standard design as followed by the company in most of its devices. You can find the Note 4 similar in design to the Redmi Pro. But, this does not mean that the device is not good looking. At its low budget, you do get a metallic body but it still does not feel that robust which is acceptable at the price it offers.
The display offered is a 5.5 inch with 401 ppi pixel density. You get the 2.5D arc glass in the device which offers the 1080×1920 pixels with great viewing angles and contrast. Its display is certainly one of its primary features. Weighing at 175g makes it a little heavy in hand but users can get used to such phablet phones after a few days of usage.
Xiaomi looks forward to add in high-end performance power in the Redmi Note 4 64 GB as well. And, to ensure that the device comprises of 2.1GHz deca-core Mediatek MT6797 Helio X20 processor chipset. Xiaomi offers 3 GB of RAM in this variant while still maintaining a low budget.
If you want to go for the 16 GB storage model, then you will get 2 GB of RAM.It also comes with GPU Mali-T880 MP4 chipset to enable high-end graphics. At its low budget, the device offers a high-end processor which ensures decent performance for multitasking.
The Redmi Note 4 comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box. Besides that, you also get Xiaomi’s own UI theme known as, MIUI. You get MIUI 7.3 firsthand, but users can update it to the latest MIUI 8 Stable available now.
We know that the custom Android themes are great in their own way, but the MIUI has been praised and preferred by a large number of fans around the region. Xiaomi has never disappointed its fans with this awesome theme comprising of a number of sleek features for better performance and accessibility of your device. UX is tweaked up in the latest version to enable augmented reality experience as well. You got to check it out to know about it.
Another great feature enabled with the MIUI 8 is called as Second Space. This feature allows users to use 2 profiles on the same device. This way the preferences for different users can be saved with separate themes and apps for two distinct individuals.
Camera and Storage:
Taking a look at the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4’s camera, it carries a 13 MP primary sensor with f/2.0 aperture including phase detection. The front-facing selfie camera is of 5 MP with another f/2.0 aperture in it. You can record 1080p@30 fps and 720p@120 fps with the primary camera. Secondary camera can shoot at 720p.
Overall, both cameras are just average and would not offer anything unique or high quality. You will be able to click decent pictures in broad daylight, but low-light performance is not up to the mark. We feel that Redmi Note 4’s cameras are somewhat a downgrade over the previous models. But what did you expect at a low budget? The Redmi Note 4 64 GB price in India is even lower than that of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, which is why there are made certain compromises with the quality. Nonetheless, the device is great when it comes to high-end performance.
Storage options come in two variants as stated above. One is the 16 GB variant with 2 GB of RAM. And, the other is a 64 GB model with 3 GB of RAM. Both the devices are lacking expandable slots, which is a huge disappointment.
Battery and Connectivity:
A primary highlight of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 64 GB is the outstanding battery juice it has been given. With a 4,100 mAh battery, you can keep using the device even by the end of the day without the need to charge.
Connectivity options comprise of the usual like Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, hotspot, dual band, Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, LE, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, and Infrared port. You do not get USB Type-C port in the device but it still supported fast charging thanks to the MediaTekPumpEpress 2.0 technology. Its fingerprint sensor is also quite good and performs its function pretty well.
Xiaomi has never failed to impress the Indian regions with its budgeted smartphones. People, especially in India, prefer devices that not only provide great specs, but also a cost-effective price. With Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 64 GB specs at a cheaper price, this makes it a great choice for daily usage.
The Redmi Note 4 64 GB price in India is set at Rs.11990. Learn more about it at 91mobiles.com