Review Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

dsc_6345Hi guys,

Here is the review for latest Xiaomi Redmi Note 4.
I’ve got the smartphone a week ago.
So here is how is look the box:

It’s clearly visible the new modern look.
Nice 2.5D arc full HD scratch resistant display.
Metal unibody with nice finished edges.

Here is the hardware specifications:

CPU: Helio X20 Deca Core 2.1GHz
GPU: Mali T880 MP4
System: MIUI 7 ( or MIUI 7 Above )
Display: 5.5 inch 1920 x 1080 ( FHD ) screen 401 PPI
Camera: Rear camera 13.0MP, f/2.0 aperture, 5-element lens, Continuous shooting, Panorama, PDAF auto-focus
Front camera 5.0MP, f/2.0 aperture
Bluetooth: 4.2
Sensors: Accelerometer,Ambient Light Sensor,Gyroscope,Hall Sensor,Proximity Sensor
SIM Card: Dual SIM, dual standy, 1 micro SIM, 1 nano SIM
TF Card Expansion: Accepts compatible cards up to 128GB ( not included )
2G: GSM 900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz
4G: FDD-LTE 850/900/1800/2100/2600MHz

My unit scratch has 16GB of internal storage but there is 64GB version too.
It support dual sim, MicroSD support and you even get fingerprint reader security.

But lets compare it with his predecessor – Redmi Note 3 Pro.

As you can see the Note 4 looks much stylish
It’s about 2mm longer then Note 3 and a bit heavier.
The cameras and dual LED flash looks the same on both phones but on the Note 4 is 13MP and on the Note 3 Pro – 16MP.
(you can see the camera compare below in the review).

With first boot I see that there is only English and Chinese languages available.
This is because the phone is not exported outside China for now.
The phone comes with miui 7 but after connect to internet a new update (miui 8) shows up.

As this Redmi Note 4 is only for China market there is no any Google apps installed.
To get them please follow this guide:
Clicca Qui

Anyway after I’ve got Google play I installed Antutu and Geekbench 4.
Check the results:


GeekBench 4:

From the benches we can see that Redmi Note 4 has a more CPU power.
But GPU is slightly weaker.

Now it’s time to test the sound of the phone.
And it’s not disappointing me.
Sound is a bit better then the Redmi Note 3 both from speaker and headphone’s output.
Of course to enjoy the sound you need to buy quality headphones

Just about to forget – Redmi Note 4 has an feature missing in Note – Double tap to wake.
It’s really nice feature for phones without front hardware button.

So let’s not waste a time and see some images.

Redmi Note 4 main camera:

Redmi Note 4 main camera:

Redmi Note 4 selfie camera:

And now the compare.

Redmi Note 4:

Redmi Note 3 Pro:

Redmi Note 4:

Redmi Note 3 Pro:

Redmi Note 4:

Redmi Note 3 Pro:

As you can see the cameras have almost the identical quality.
Both cameras sometimes have white balance problem.
But we cant expect DSLR quality from EUR 150 phones




  • Price (Base model is around $170)
  • Fast and fluid miui ROM
  • Fast fingerprint unlock
  • Dual SIM with MicroSD support
  • Great 1080p panel
  • Build is fine for the price
  • Great battery life
  • Good gaming FPS
  • Good thermals
  • Decent 3.5mm audio quality
  • FM radio (hardware)



  • ROM has Chinese bloatware
  • No 4k video (Note 3 Pro has 4k)
  • Rear camera is average
  • Poor low light camera performance
  • Poor video (Colors and focus)

So should you buy buy this smartphone?
If you already own Note 3 Pro this upgrade doesn’t worth.
But if you wander what smartphone to buy this is the right choice!

As usual you can buy it from GearBest

Coupon:NOTE4MIU €140.13


Forgot to mention about display.
The Note 4 display is brighter then Note 3 Pro!

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 64GB ROM 3GB RAM versione internazionale

R4GIT (Gray) €177.15 ▶Link di prodotto

Coupon:R4SIT (Silver) €173.55 ▶Link di prodotto

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