Xiaomi's $150 Redmi Note 4 promises two-day battery life

Posted January 22, 2017

(Stay tuned for our Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 review to know more). Powered by the Snapdragon 625 SoC, it comes with 3GB and 4GB of RAM, depending on the SKU.

When it comes to processor, the Z2 Plus has a more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor as compared to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. The rear camera lens is sourced from Samsung and Sony and has a 25% larger pixel area as compared to the Redmi Note 3. For selfie lovers, both smartphones feature a 5-megapixel front camera of aperture f/2.0 and support for HD video recording. Also, this is company's first smartphone to sport a full 2.5D curved glass on the front.

Xiaomi launched their new device - the Redmi Note 4 - at an event in New Delhi on Thursday and it succeeds the Redmi Note 3 device in the market, which was launched early previous year.

The Xiaomi Redmi 4 sports a 13-Megapixel primary sensor with f/2.0, PDAF, dual LED flash and a 5-Megapixel secondary sensor with beautify mode. It's a pretty high-end phone, the Redmi Note 4, when you look at its spec-sheet and yet it costs so little, just like the Redmi Note 3.

Xiaomi might have played a gamble by going with a Snapdragon 625 instead of Snapdragon 653 on the Redmi Note 4. Unlike the successful launch of its predecessor, the Redmi Note 4 now faces stiff competition from Lenovo and HTC featuring similar features, innovations and even pricing. You still get the 3.5mm headphone jack on the device, and as with all Xiaomi devices, this one too comes with a IR Blaster. It supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 128GB) in a hybrid dual-SIM card configuration. Previously we've seen Qualcomm use the 14nm FinFET tech on its high-end processors like the Snapdragon 820 series. In India, the company has introduced the Gold, Grey, and Silver colour variants, with a brand new Matte Black colour variant coming soon.

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Additionally, the Note 4 comes with 2/3/4GB of RAM and the Adreno 506 GPU. The front camera is capable of shooting 720p videos.

While the Redmi Note 3 came in two variants of 2GB RAM alongwith 16GB storage and 3GB RAM alongwith 32GB storage, Xiaomi has notched up their game a bit with their latest Note device. Packing an impressive processor and insane battery life, the Redmi Note 3 rounded it up with an unbelievable price tag that made competing with the device really hard for others. - The dualSIM phone supports 4G LTE (VoLTE-ready) and USB OTG.

The Redmi Note 4, on the other hand, seemingly concentrates on improving the battery life from its predecessor.

What are your thoughts on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4?