Xiaomi launched the next handset in the Redmi series, the Redmi Note 4 powered by SD 625. The price starts from Rs. 9,999. Is this handset better than the Note 3, let’s find out.

The Redmi Note 4 box pack contains handset, SIM tray ejector pin, user manual, warranty card, data cable and travel charger. The Note 4 SAR values are : 0.375W/Kg.

Design, Display and OS

The Redmi Note 4 looks similar when compared with the Redmi Note 3, however there are some minor changes. This handset is using a metal body (top and bottom part – darker shades is plastic). Build and finishing is very good. Weight with battery is 165 grams and dimensions are 76 x 151 x 8.4 mm.

Redmi Note 4 Box pack

This is a dual SIM handset you can use Micro SIM + Nano SIM or Micro SIM + Micro SD card. 4G with VoLTE is supported. Reliance Jio SIM worked.

Redmi Note 4 dual SIM Slots

There is LED Notification, you can change the colors. Redmi Note 4 is packed with good number of sensors – accelerometer, light, proximity, gyro, hall and magnetic.

This Redmi handset sports a 5.5 inch screen with 2.5D curved glass supporting 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. Touch is smooth and color reproduction, viewing angles are very good.

Redmi Note 4 review

Redmi Note 4 sails on MIUI 8 based on Android marshmallow. It will get Android Nougat update later on.

Memory and Storage

Note 4 comes with 2GB or 3GB RAM with 32GB ROM or you can go for the 4GB RAM variant with 64GB ROM. OTG is supported. On first boot you will get around 56GB free space and on the 4GB RAM variant you will get around 2 GB free RAM.

Redmi Note 4 buttons and ports

Performance

The Snapdragon 625 octa core 64 bit processor clocked at 2GHz with Adreno 506 GPU does an excellent job. Though the benchmark scores are lower than Redmi Note 3 you will hardly notice any difference in the performance.

Best part is that the handset does not heat up. The maximum battery temperature I encountered was 37 degrees. In fact when compared with other handsets the battery temperature is way low (also not to forget its winter season), but still temp is lower compared with other handsets.

Benchmark

AnTuTu : 61862 / 12860  2nd time 62428  / 12925
Nenamark 2 : 60.1fps
Disk Speed : 216 MB/s read / 151 MB/s write
Multi Touch :10 point

Gaming

Both Modern Combat 5 and Asphalt 8 games were playable, smooth, no lags. The best part was the handset battery temperature – max battery temperature I encountered was 37 degrees. .

Redmi Note 4 did not heat up when playing games. Perfect for gaming users, especially those who spend a lot of time playing games on their mobile phone.

Camera

There is 13MP camera on the back and 5MP on the front. Camera quality is above average (make sure to update the OS / also check this page for Redmi Note 4 camera review video). Note 4 can shoot FHD videos. The hardware is powerful, it can play 4K, but the camera app gives max 1080p recording option.

Redmi Note 4 rear camera and finger print sensor

Camera Rating 4 out of 5

Redmi Note 4 camera sample

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Redmi Note 4 Camera sample after software update above average performance (tested on two different Redmi Note 4 handsets)

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Others

The finger print sensor on back is fast and accurate. Sound is loud, did not find any issues with VoLTE, reliance Jio worked. WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS worked well.

No others issues, sound is loud, WiFi (dual band), GPS, Bluetooth, IR worked well.

Battery

There is a 4100 mAh non-removable battery. Battery life is awesome – you will get 9 to 10 hours of non-stop moderate to heavy usage. With mixed moderate usage you can expect an easy 2 days of battery life.

Redmi Note 4 back panel 4100 mAh battery

Redmi Note 4 Battery Performance (time / battery % drop / estimated battery temperature)

  • Running Benchmark app – 12 minutes / 2% / 33 degree
  • Asphalt 8 game play – 19 minutes / 3% / 37 degree
  • 4K video playback with full brightness (WiFi /4G on) – 27 minutes / 5% / 35 degrees

It took me 2 hours 30 minutes to charge the handset from 0% to 100% using wall charger.

Verdict

If you compare Redmi Note 3 and the Redmi Note 4, benchmark scores are higher on Redmi Note 3, but in real usage scenario you will hardly find any differences. Battery life is even better on the Note 4. Also heat up is much less on the Note 4 when compared with Note 3.

Redmi Note 4 design

If you have used the Redmi Note 3, you can upgraded to Redmi Note 4.

Overall Rating 4.1 out of 5

Redmi Note 4 price in India starts from Rs. 9,999 (2GB/32GB), Rs. 10,999 (3GB/32GB) and Rs. 12,999 (4GB/64GB).

Published by Gogi Rana

Founder and Chief Editor - gogi.in

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  1. Gogi Sir can I use other fast/quick charger for my Redmi Note 4 as Snapdragon 625 supports Quick Charge?
    Please clarify.

  2. How much time required to delivery ?
    I have booked redmi note 4 4gb of worth12999 rs on mi.com how much time i have to wait for my dream smartphone?

  3. avoid redmi note 4 and honor X, both have low sound due to single speaker, awfully low sound when outdoors, screen, camera and battery is good, but sound is BAD for both, heating up is sure for redmi phones due to metal back. excessive heat during charging.

  4. Gogi sir, I got my redmi note 4 today and it is heating while charging. It is surely above 40 degrees. Is it normal as u have encountered maximum 37 degrees?

    1. Yes normal when charging it heats up. After 90% and over it will tend to cool.

  5. Gogi does it degrade the processors life if i play 4k video
    Can i play games like aspalt , sanadreas on highest settings buttery smoothly please respond quickly i want to buy it on next flash sale

  6. Gogi ji, I am a big fan of yours and have always bought phone based on your reviews.
    I now want to buy good battery phone with decent camera. Budget upto 25k.
    please suggest which one should i buy.

  7. Dear gogi
    my note 4’s only one side(right side) speaker is working, is it ok, had you tested it…?

      1. ok. thanks.
        I also call to flipcart just now, they also had saying the same, one for speaker and other for noise cancelation enhancement something like that.

  8. Sir,

    I am confused between Oneplus 3T and Redmi note 4. Can you please suggest which one is better? Thanks

    1. Not sure you can try the following
      1. use the SIM from a different location say 5KM to 10KM away so as to see if it is not vodafone signal issue.
      2. Does the same SIM work on different phone from same location?
      3. Go for a SIM card replacement you should get it from vodafone store for free

  9. Gogi bro. I have received the black note 4 64gb version on 6th may.. today I am facing issue with volume down button.. I have to press it so hard to turn the volume down.. is this common in all note 4 mobile? please suggest me a solution.. thanks

  10. mre b yhi prob ho rhi h note 4 64 gb varient m videos shoot hone k baad jb dekhne k liye start krte h tv awaaz aati h ajeeb c . asa kyu ho rha h .. kya iska koi solution h ? kya update krne k badd ye sahi ho jaega ? pls help me

  11. Respected ,
    I am waiting for phone that gives IRIS scan, (which is needed for AADHAR VERIFICATION ), but no mid-range phone is coming since last 6 months(INFOCUS was mentioned to be coming iin february but is not there even in APRIL) . So should I go for REDMI NOTE 4 with 4GB (fingerprint sensor is enough?).Also when can I get MADE in INDIA version of REDMI NOTE 4 with OS updated to MIUI 8 or ANdroid Nougat(officially-has not to root)
    Zohar

  12. Tried to preorder a Note 4 (4|64), but failed. Anybody got today?
    Next week will try for it again, if i still dont get it, i think i will have to settle with the 3|32 version.

  13. Is redmi note 4 quad band device?
    Recently i purchased cool1 and it didnot work with matrix simcard in USA.

  14. Hello sir.I want to buy redmi note 4 with 64 gb. Should i buy this or go for another one.

  15. Thanks sir aapne jo redme note 4ka camera review diya wo bahut hi accha hai jisse meri problem solve ho gayi mai chata hu aage bhi aap aise hi video opload karte rahe

  16. Gogi ji there is news that redmi note 4 is now available offline. where can I get it from?

  17. Is analytics.apk in miui 8 still sending phone data to China? If so how to block this? Don’t want my phone details, contacts, SMS and who knows what else, to be sent to some unknown server in China.

  18. Is it advisable to purchase the 2gb variant of Redmi 4?
    Request proper guidance from friends. Thanks

  19. GOGI BHAI I AM CONFUSED BETWEEN OP2 64 GB AND RN4 64 GB. WHICH ONE IS BEST FOR Y LADY LUCK ? PLEASE HELP TO CHOOSE.

    1. I am using redmi note 4 of 4gb+64gb variant. The performance is awesome you can compare this performance with iphone 7. Best phone in world under 15000.

    2. Have both the phones with me. In my opinion, you should go for Redmi Note 4 because of the advantage in terms of battery backup and less thermal temperatures under load while gaming.

      1. Mi care replied my question

        I would like to inform you that Redmi Note 4 has been made with corning glass which is as strong as gorilla glass.

          1. Ha ha ha sorry for the disturbance. But I expecting ur pin test, but missing this review

  20. I got an MIUI 8.1.11.0 update of 1.4 GB, is that the update you said improves the camera quality as it was not mentioned anywhere. OR do I need to download some other update ? please Help..!!

  21. Does Redmi note 4 has better camera than redmi 3s prime, I am tired of poor battery life of phones even with my moto g4 plus. I just want best battery backup.

    1. If you want better battery life phone why are you bothered about the camera, don’t under stand your loogik.

      1. logic is simple bro, I want best battery life, but just for bonus I want to confirm that it has better camera than 3s prime. I rarely use camera but to take pics of some book pages for study purpose I shoot, I also used yuphoria and it has really great camera pics were so sharp and accurate for me all we know rn4 has best battery but doubt about camera.

        1. Don’t buy RN4 if camera is your priority. It has really poor camera…. You can consider Nubia N1 for good camera, battery and music….Also if u r brand conscious then Samsung On8 as it juat got Rs.2000 price cut.

          I m using both the above phones. Please note that these phones are not for those who are heavy game users…

  22. How much free ram available on first boot in 2gb ram variant.
    Please do a comparison between all 3 models

  23. Gogi ji I have received Redmi Note 4 from mi.com but its showing Battery capacity as 4000 aAmp where as your review as well as mi.com says its 4100 mAmp. Why is it so?

    Anyone else also facing the same problem?

  24. Gogi sir does RN4 having hardware which supports less LTE bands as compared to RN3 or other 4G smartphones which may create problem in future for network support. .

  25. Hi Gogi bhai,

    Do you think, camera issue is with only made in China handsets, as compared to ones made in India

      1. pls confirm that thing if possible..also need to know about camera quality of 32gb/64gb and made in India/China handset.
        Thanks