Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 review Android smartphone: a new look at the budget line?

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 review Android smartphone: a new look at the budget line?

Before us is an interesting, but at the same time cost-effective solution in a compact metal body – Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. Smartphone has 10-core hardware platform, capacious battery, good for performance camera, more memory and fresh variations system Android.

However, not so much on the market of such proposals, what’s the catch? Let’s try to find out and understand how much good this phone.

Packaging equipment Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Review Hero comes in a modest and neat box. By the way, the appearance of packaging mobile company Xiaomi has remained unchanged for quite a long time. On the front side we see only modest photo devices in multiple colors, logo and name.

On the reverse side of the label indicated by the special modification of the device and its specifications in Chinese.

After opening the box, before us is a very smart phone in a protective film matte conveyor.

Look at the package, which is located under a cardboard substrate below:

  • Compact Charger;
  • Cord USB Micro-USB;

All standard and no frills, just right for everyday use. To manufacture quality accessories no complaints.

The charger is compact and easy to use. And since the unit came to our hands directly, then you will need an adapter for standard charging.

Also note that the package is fully copes with its task of protecting the device during transportation. As the box is made of cardboard, and the details perfectly adjusted to each other, the first time the box is not even so easy to open. You have to be careful.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 review Android smartphone: a new look at the budget line?

Appearance and design Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

In recent years, Xiaomi devices find their corporate identity. The foundation was laid flagship solutions, and continued budget models.

In the case of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 we see the molded metal body with multiple plastic inserts to avoid problems with the reception of the network. Metal mat, and in case of silver model, it is not the fingerprint with prolonged use, and in addition, the device does not tend to slip out of hand. In the palm of the review is the hero safely and comfortably as possible for devices with similar diagonal.

The front panel is completely covered with tempered glass protects against scratches with oleophobic coating. The boxes around the screen is small, it also creates a good impression.

In addition to the silver-white color has a gold and dark gray.

Location of the main elements of a classic. On top of this earpiece in the middle, and near the front camera and a set of sensors. Also present LED notification light, which is characterized by its brightness and smoothness of ignition.

The lower indent multiple touch keys with backlight to operate the system.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 review Android smartphone: a new look at the budget line?

Turning your smartphone, on top we see a relatively large unit of the main chamber, just below the flash and a fingerprint scanner. The scanner works properly and quickly, that sometimes uncommon for devices with a small price tag.

Bottom recessed under the main mesh there was a place takeout dynamics. There is a small ledge that will not overlap completely sound when the device is lying on its back.

Bottom only logo MI.

At the end of the right are the main physical controls – a power button, volume rocker and lock control. Buttons made of metal, are pressed with a characteristic click and have no backlash. Anatomically buttons are user-friendly.

On the left slot for SIM-cards.

Inside a classic design combined memory card slot and SIM.

Above you can find the AUX output, an auxiliary microphone and an infrared port. Xiaomi remains true to its traditions and devices for the domestic market come from this unpretentious, but sometimes useful interface.

Bottom is located in the center of Micro USB port for charging and syncing with the PC and the main microphone to the speaker in an orderly perforations on the sides.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 review Android smartphone: a new look at the budget line?

The build quality of the device is to be commended. The panels fit together well, no creaks or backlash. Smartphone perfectly tested for twisting. Metal processing is executed at a high level. After testing the smartphone has not lost its factory form, which also indicates the strength of the materials used.

Display Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is equipped with IPS matrix with a diagonal of 5.5 “and a resolution of Full HD – 1920 x 1080. There airless technology gluing matrix and glass OGS pixel density is about 401 PPI..

This display provides a normal level of image detail for comfortable operation, and in conjunction with the hardware platform must have a positive impact on the speed of the system.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 review Android smartphone: a new look at the budget line?

The sensor takes up to ten touches inclusive. Complaints to his work for the test have not arisen.

The viewing angles are almost the maximum. Problems with the color reproduction is not – it is natural, to the best of saturation and contrast.

The uniformity of the backlight is that white, which is black.

Hardware platform and performance Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

For a mid-range device we have a strong platform in the face of desyatiyadernogo chip MediaTek Helio X20 – are two core Cortex A72 and eight cores Cortex A53. Maximum CPU clock speed of 2.1 GHz, although the official website of MediaTek stated 2.3GHz. Previously, in some reviews we have dismantled the principle of operation of such processors Xiaomi devices and in particular X20 / X25. As the GPU uses Mali – T880 MP4.

RAM in a smartphone can be two or three gigabytes. Both figures are able to provide adequate and prompt operation of the system and its multi-tasking.

CPU and the GPU, at first glance, does not cause serious problems, but the graphics still a little too weak.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 review Android smartphone: a new look at the budget line?

However, it is not necessary to feel the lack of performance in real life. Smartphone running fast switching between applications almost instantaneous, complaints to the graphics either. Not having serious problems with the gaming performance. Smartphone provides a sufficient level of performance, the user can spend your free time in modern games at medium to maximum graphics settings.

For stability when using the same complaints arose. During operation, the device seriously hot, with a long active load case temperature remained at 50 degrees, which is absolutely normal, especially for desyatiyadernogo processor.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 review Android smartphone: a new look at the budget line?

Software and firmware Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Review Hero runs on Android 6.0 running with proprietary firmware preinstalled MIUI.

Externally, the system already familiar to us, some features or major innovations can not be considered – functionality, layout remains the same, as previously noticed shortcomings. To view screenshots give some details of the system.

Root-access initially closed. In the case of our sample there is no Russian language and Google. However, this question, as usual, will be resolved in the near future.

During testing Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 runs stably and smoothly. Actions in the system are processed promptly and smoothly, due to what constitutes a positive opinion about the system and the device in general.

File system Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Hero review can be completed with 16 or 64 Gbyte gigabyte of flash memory module, from which the user can use about 10 – 11 or 56 gigabytes to suit your needs accordingly. Also memory cards are supported with up to 256 GB, but will have to sacrifice a SIM-card.

For a mid-range smartphone system speed level is uniquely bad. The speed feels comfortable enough for everyday use.

Smartphone Connection with the computer is via standard protocols: MTP and PTP. By default, the “charging” mode. The data transfer rate from your smartphone about ~ 19-20 MB / s, and from the PC to the smartphone about 8-11 MB / s.

Battery life Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

According to the manufacturer in the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 has a removable lithium-ion battery capacity of 4100 mAh. In FullHD resolution and energy-efficient platform MediaTek we can expect good results of battery life.

In the battery charging unit with a staff it takes about two and a half – three hours.

Charge Reserve would be enough for one day of intensive use, if you intend to play games or to keep the smartphone at maximum load, it makes sense to think about purchasing an additional external battery.

By the way, the self-discharge smartphone minimum, per day is about 3-4%.

Also note the presence of standard energy-saving system that can extend the work devaysa for 30-40 minutes.

Camera Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 camera is supplied with several modules: basic 13.0 MP diaphragm f / 2.0 autofocus and a front 5.0 megapixels with wide-angle lens, aperture 2.0 and fixed focus. The main module can capture video as 1080p at 30 frames per second and 720p at 120 FPS. Front-end module also removes the image in FullHD quality.

The camera interface is standard for MIUI shell. A wide range of options, there are a number of effects for shooting and convenient adjustment of exposure for tapas. system logic is clear. Autofocus, by the way, works adequately.

For more details on the above are some screenshots of the available settings and shooting modes.

Now take a look at some examples of shooting under real operation of the smartphone:


As a result of the testing model Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 leaves a good impression. On the face of low-cost, performance standards of low-end phones platform, interesting and likeable brand appearance, high-quality screen and a number of other advantages.

Camera can be noted from the weak points. If necessary, the night shooting should take into account the weak output level through the AUX port. And also, even contradictory, but weak relative to the graphics processor CPU. Although this is only a feature, because the current level of performance is more than enough. Many may like proprietary shell MIUI, but may not suit the lack of Google services, and the Russian language at the start of sales.

The smartphone may not be ideal, but if you select a device in the middle price segment and are not squeamish quality Chinese version, it’s definitely worth a closer look at the review to the hero. Most likely, he will not disappoint you!

Pros Xiaomi Redmi Note 4:

  • High quality of materials and assembly;
  • Q-factor of the display quality;
  • The presence of a well-functioning fingerprint scanner;
  • Stable operation of the interface;
  • Gentle heating;
  • Good battery life;
  • Adequate cost.

Cons Xiaomi Redmi Note 4:

  • The level of performance is not bad, but weak GPU a bit sad.

Source: xiaomidevice

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 review Android smartphone: a new look at the budget line? was last modified: September 22nd, 2016 by Tomas Shellby