Looking for a new smartphone? Got a tight budget of ₹15,000? The Redmi Note 4 is possibly the best smartphone you can get right now for your budget. From build quality to Performance, Redmi Note 4 has got everything covered! And it is even made in India! Best phone if you don’t want to buy china stuff.
The Xiaomi Redmi note 4 is available in 4 colors. All are stylish looking and shiny. The phone will look great in your hand no matter what color you choose! There are several options.
Gold,Dark Grey,Black and the Limited edition Blue Lake!
If you like the sexy blue lake color then buy the phone ASAP! It only has limited stocks.
5.5 Inch FHD Display
The 5.5″ display is most common size these days. It is the best size for one hand usage. You can even watch 1080p resolution movies on the device. The image quality is very good for the budget. The display has an IPS touch screen with multi touch support. It is not the best but its pretty good.
Snapdragon 625 SoC
The Snapdragon 625 is probably the best chipset you can get at the price range. The phone shows no signs of lag. The SoC has an octacore 2.4GHz Cortex-A53 with Adreno 503 GPU. It can easily handle high end games like Asphalt 8, Mortal Combat etc.
Upto 64GB Storage and 4GB RAM
You can get either version of Redmi Note 4. 32GB Storage and 3GB RAM or 64GB storage and 4GB RAM(Recommended). Today, 64GB and 4GB RAM is more than enough for a lag free and smooth experience. 32GB and 3GB RAM version will do your job as well without any lags but the other version is highly recommended. The storage is also expandable if you want more storage.
13MP Primary Camera and 5MP Secondary
The 13MP Primary is Decent more or less not the very best but you can’t expect better for this budget. The front camera is also okay. both the cameras can shoot at 1080p@30fps or 720p@120fps. 1080p is decent resoloution these days. The camera supports Slow Motion but with modded apps only. Below is a camera sample(Source: Android Authority)
Finger Print Sensor
Fingerprint sensor is very common and is a must in mid range smartphones. The fingerprint sensor in Redmi Note 4 is a goodix and is very accurate. It unlocks pretty fast with almost no mistakes.
The 4100mAh battery is enough for a day without charge. You can play heavy games without worrying about battery. The phone,with stock charger charges the phone in about 3 hours. We tested the phone with a QC2.0 Charger and the phone charged in 2hrs with QC 2.0. This doesn’t mean the phone officially supports QC2.0 . Its just faster.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow (Up gradable to 7.1.2 Nougat)
Redmi Note 4, Out of the box comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow though you can easily upgrade the version to 7.1.2 Nougat with a quick update. It runs on MIUI 8. It is not the best ROM but at least it doesn’t lag and runs smooth. MIUI 9 Global Beta Rom is available for the device as well which is smoother compared to MIUI 9.
4G Volte support
4G and VOLTE support is a must in smartphones no matter what the price range is.
Hybrid Sim Slot
The only problem with Xiaomi Phones. You can either have dual sim or 1 sim and 1 SD card. though this problem is easily fixed using sim slot extender or a Sim card mod
Overall the phone is great! The only problem is the Hybrid Sim Slot. other things are very good. The camera is decent and the full metal body is great! The build quality is probably the best in the range. This is the best phone in under INR 15,000.