Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Smartphone – Top Reasons to Buy & Not to Buy

Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer today launched their new handset, Redmi Note 4 in India, which is also the global launch of the product as it is an all new variant with different processor than what China saw last year. We have been using the device since around four weeks and also published a detailed review of the device today as the company launched their new handset.

Most of you might be aware of the fact that Redmi Note 4 is successor to the Redmi Note 3 handset which was launched last year. For consumers who have been using the Redmi Note 3, they might be wondering whether to go with this update and purchase the new iteration or not. Even if you’re not a Xiaomi smartphone user, this might be the right time to jump on the bandwagon. Following we tell you the top reasons to buy and not to buy the Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4 smartphone.

 

Top Reasons to Buy

Design

Xiaomi has always impressed experts and consumers when it comes to the design part as the brand has been know to offer impressive detailed design documentation at their launch event. The brand loves to tout about how they came to conclusion on the final design output. Talking about why design is the top reasons you should be buying the Redmi Note 4. Considering the price the device is launched at in India, you won’t get a premium looking handset with such ergonomics and sturdy built. We have been using the Redmi Note 3 for quite a while now and the successor to it is pretty solid design offering elegant design. Note that glass panel on display adds for attraction.

Display

The display is and always will be an important part of smartphone functionality. And that is why it should be perfect. The Redmi Note 4 sports a 5.5-inch LCD display that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080, which accounts for 401 PPI (Pixel Per Inch). This has become standard in the mid-range, which shouldn’t be surprising looking at the number of devices competing each others in this segment. What sets the Redmi Note 4’s display apart from others is the color reproduction as it looks beautiful when the brightness levels are at full strength. The sunlight legibility of the display is pretty impressive, which is one of the factors why this handset is good purchase. All thanks to the 2.5D curve glass laid on top of the display, it allows the screen to be much more smoother than before.

 

Performance

Not many handsets manufactures focuses on the actual real-life performance of their handsets. Unlike Xiaomi, which actually does a lot of work in not only equipping the best processor, but also customising it to the internals they have used on their device. With Redmi Note 4, company has done the same thing, as they have use the best possible mid-range processor, i.e. Snapdragon 625 and customised the device internals as well as MIUI software to give the best outcome. And with configuration like 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage, you can expect impressive efficiency and performance as well. This time company has really outdone themselves in offering a high-end internal on a comparatively affordable handset.

Battery Life

You want a good design, display and performance on your handset. What else should one expect from their handset? Well, it’s a last but not the least, a good battery life. If the handset you’re using doesn’t have a good battery life, then what’s the point of having all this impressive specifications. The Redmi Note 4 is the handset you would want to purchase for not only it’s beautiful design, impressive display and efficient performance, but also for the insanely long lasting battery life. With a 4000 mAh capacity battery, Xiaomi has managed to last the battery life on their new handset for a day on a heavy usage. And it’s pretty interesting.

Top Reasons Not to Buy

NO 4K Video or OIS

This range of handsets pretty much now offers a 4K video recording as it has now become the standard in video recording. But unfortunately the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 lacks the 4K video recording, not only that there is no OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) support to reduce the blurs and shakes in videos. Such as was the case with Redmi Note 3, the predecessor of the new iteration that Xiaomi has brought to India today. Despite changing the camera module, the company didn’t improve the video recording capability of the new handset. This could easily be a deal breaker for photography enthusiasts as other mid-range handsets are offering this feature since last year.

NO Fast Charging

With such a huge battery package inside the Red Note 4, one would expect it to support the fast charging as charging such a huge battery capacity would take at least 2 Hours and 30 Minutes. Now that is a long time to wait for your device to get fully charged. Early morning most of us leaves to office within just 1 hour (some in just 30 minutes) after waking up. In that amount of time, calculating by the usage experience, the Redmi Note 4 would be charged less than 50%. Ignoring the fact that whether that would last over the day on nominal usage or not. It won’t be good for handset’s battery pack to charge it half on daily basis. Of course, one would get time for at least twice a week to charge it fully, but that’s not the point. With fast charging it is much more convenient for the user. This is one of the let downs on the new Xiaomi handset.

NO USB Type-C

Well, only if Xiaomi has introduced the USB Type-C port on their latest mid-range handset. Considering it’s within reach of the company as they have used it on their Redmi Pro smartphone that is only available in China. With Redmi Note 3 being a successful handset in India, Redmi Note 4 could have been much interesting product than it is now. As it is know for a fact that UCB Type-C is a future of ports, it could have been a great start to jump on the bandwagon on their product specially designed for India. But unfortunately, today isn’t the day when we would see a Type-C port on a mid-ranger from Xiaomi, while others are already offering.