Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G Review – The Best Budget Smartphone

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G front

Xiaomi is really been Capturing and Re-defining the smart phone market. They are really known for their flash sale to get stock out in seconds. The Xiaomi Redmi Note is the 3rd Device in Indian market and Also the first phone/ Phablet with huge screen. Also while launching this device, the xiaomi ties up with Airtel and make the availablity of the device more.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G front

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G front

Specification of Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G

  • 5.5 Inch 720p HD screen (267 PPI)
  • Qualcomm MSM8928 Snapdragon 400 1.6 Ghz Quadcore Processor paired up with Adreno 305 GPU
  • 8GB Internal Storage Expandable upto 64GB, 2GB Ram
  • 13MP rear Auto-Focus camera, 5MP front
  • 3100 mAh Battery

Build of Xiaomi Redmi Note

The build is completely same for the 3G as well as the 4G variant Except the change is in processor and dual sim compatiblity. We had the White Xiaomi redmi note 4G Variant. The first time when we held the device at the launch event, The device is hard and feels premium in hands. The back has a Glossy hard plastic, The plastic is hard but it’s completely finger print magnet. At the back top had a 13MP shooter with single LED flash at bottom there was MI logo embossed with silver print. The bottom had a single speaker grill. The side had an volume rockers as well as lock button pretty hard but easy to use. Top side of the phone Had 3.5mm Headphone Jack as well as Noice cancelling Mic. Finally the Bottom had an Mic with Micro-USB connector at centre. The Front of the device had a corning gorilla glass which resembles out completely when you give a glance to the screen. Just a suggestion to back finger print magnet which will definitely add some scratches, just buy an case which will protect the device better.

Software of Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G

The phone couples with Snapdragon 400 quad-core 1.6Ghz processor which is really impressive. The Phone has its own UI called MIUI 5 build over Android Kitkat. To be more frank the OS was completely inspired from iOS, The style of operating system. Well the animations were completely decent and more importantly you will feel like getting lollipop update over as the Operating system is beautiful. There’s own personal theme store which is constantly updating with new themes, adding a next level of customization to the phone. I am really impressed with the operating system as its one of the best android interface is Used in this device as the daily drivers. The phone performed really well in all sorts of categories which we will discuss in next part.

MIUI with markar sankranti Theme

MIUI with markar sankranti Theme

Gaming and Performance of Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G

We were really impressed a lot with the smoothness and overall experience of the device, still it doesn’t disappoint you in the gaming section. We played many games like Ashphalt 8, dead trigger 2 at almost high graphics the GPU rendering was smooth. Also Antutu it scored about 23000 score which is the highest in that budget segment. The screen was the best thing which enhanced the gaming experience to the next level, 720p with less PPi due to huge size will never disappoint you in any sort of viewing experience.

Camera Of Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G comes with 13MP rear Auto-focus, Single LED flash And Front 5MP camera. The 13MP rear camera over HDR processed Amazing images than the normal one. The daylight condition camera captured amazing images but still it suffered a lot in low light conditions which can be an exception point as device is giving a lot at this price point. The front camera is really amazing to capture selfies but I think with Optical stabilization. overall it was a decent camera for normal photography.

Battery of Xiaomi Redmi note 4G

The 3100 mAh battery which was really huge and being single sim capability it delivers more than you could expect. We tested the phone in Mumbai, we don’t have 4G so we didn’t tested 4G capability. At normal use like messaging, watching videos, emailing, The device delivered 1 and half day of battery life with screen time of 6H 13min. With 3G it was upto a day which was really impressive for us.

Overall Verdict

This device really set out amazing standard in the budget segment to all its competitors. The best budget device which I used till now and a really competitor to moto g. The only down-time of the device is buying as it gets out of stock in few seconds in the flash sale that makes it disappointed for some people. I personally think keep trying in the flash sale you could easily buy one when you press the button on time.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G










Value for Money



  • Amazing Screen
  • Amazing performance
  • Sturdy Builds
  • Amazing HDR Processing


  • Back Panel is Finger Print magnet