Xiaomi launches Note 4 with 4GB RAM and 64GB
Riding on the success of its flagship device Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 that offered high-end specifications, the Chinese electronics major has launched Redmi Note 4 — its first device this year.
Similar to its predecessor, Note 4 has an all-metal body. The premium-looking device fits well in the hands with slim borders and 2.5D curved-edge glass on front.
The device has a hybrid SIM tray on the left bumper and volume toggles and power button on the right. The speaker grills have been moved below (Note 3 had those in the back).
The 5.5-inch device with full-HD IPS display returned sharp text, images and videos. There was no eye strain while watching movies (with highest brightness) for a longer period of time.
Xiaomi Note 4 is powered by the 2Ghz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor that makes gaming (Asphalt 8) and multitasking a charm.
At the back panel (with fine antenna bands running across top and bottom), a centrally-aligned, 13MP camera is placed above the fingerprint scanner and a dual-tone LED flash is sandwiched between them.
The photos taken by the rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and PDAF (phase detection autofocus) in bright-light conditions were impressive. The 5MP selfie camera also worked just fine.
Note 4 has a non-removable, 4,100mAh battery — bigger than Redmi Note 3’s 4,050mAh. The battery charge went 0-100 in an hour. On a full charge Note 4 gives a 20-hour back-up.
Note 4 runs on MIUI 8 that is based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The “Gallery” app automatically syncs stored photos on the device with Mi Cloud. Users can turn off the sync if they don’t want the photos to be synched.