Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 India Launch Details

Xiaomi today has launched the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 in India starting at Rs. 9999. The smartphone will be available for purchase from Flipkart and Mi.com.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 ( 2 GB RAM and 16 GB storage) will go on sale First time on 3rd Feb 2017. The sale starts at 12:00 PM (noon). The 2 GB version is yet not listed on Flipkart but will be available on Mi.com

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 comes in 3 variants in India :
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 – 2 GB Ram, 32 GB storage Price Rs. 9,999. 
  • Redmi Note 4 – 3 GB Ram , 32 GB storage Price Rs. 10,999.
  • Redmi Note 4 – 4 GB Ram, 64 GB storage Price Rs. 12,999. 

Xiaomi has announced 3 models as stated above, but have listed only 2 models both on Flipkart as well as Mi.com, it is likely the Rs. 9999 model may become available for purchase at a later date.

The phone comes in 3 colors deep black, Grey and Gold color.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Flipkart Launch date

Launch and Sale

The first sale is going to happen on 23rd January 2017 on Flipkart and Mi.com, there is no registration required, it will end till the stock last. I wrote an article last week and we were bang on target about the price and processor for Redmi Note 4.

Update – 24 Jan -2017 – Xiaomi has sold 2,50,000 Note 4 in the first sale on 23rd January 2017 from both Flipkart and Mi.com. Manu Jain, Mi India head shared that the response for the mobile is phenomenal as was for the Redmi Note 3. Redmi Note 3 crossed 26,00,000 sales volume in 2016, was a top-selling mobile in India.


The Redmi Note 4 is the successor to the Redmi Note 3, which was the top-selling Xiaomi smartphone in India last year. For starters, it comes with a metallic build and a more robust design and construction.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Colors and Price


The mobile comes with a perfect symmetrical build as depicted in the image below. The Redmi Note 4 comes with a 5.5 Inch Display with 2.5 D curve glass on top. The display has 72% NTSC color gamut and 1000:1 contrast ratio.

The smartphone comes with a rear fingerprint scanner below the camera module.


For imaging, there is a 13-megapixel rear camera which comes with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF and Dual Led flash. Also, there is a 5 megapixel front selfie camera with 85-degree wide angle to click selfies.


Powering the device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor rather than the Helio X20 processor used in the Chinese version. Also, the Snapdragon 625 processor is highly energy efficient Octa-Core, 64 Bit, 14 Nm process based SOC clocked at 2.0 GHz.

The processor is comparatively weaker when we compare to the SD 650 in last years Redmi Note 3 or the Helio X 20 used in Chinese Redmi Note 4 variant.

Antutu Score 
  • Snapdragon 625 – 61350
  • Snapdragon 650 – 78500
  • Helio X20 –  85600

That is clearly a performance downgrade even Vs the last years Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. But there are upsides of the SD 625, we tested it for many days while doing the review of for the Asus Zenfone 3.  The processor is great for gaming along with the Adreno 506 GPU, played all the games like Asphalt 8 and Modern Combat 5 with ease. The processor runs much cooler and could be a good option for FHD gaming.

Battery Life

The other major upside is that Xiaomi shared that the smartphone offers 25% more battery life compared to the Redmi Note 3. The Redmi Note 4 comes with 4100 mAH battery capacity which is the same as Redmi Note 3 but the battery life gain is due to the efficient processor. The battery will easily last more than a day with moderate to high usage.

But yes we can’t ignore the performance downgrade, would have loved a Snapdragon 652.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Nougat

Connectivity OS and Other Features

The mobile comes with Dual Sim support and storage can be expanded up to 128 GB. The second sim slot is a hybrid, can use either memory card or second sim. There is 4G VOLTE as well as 3G and 2G data connectivity support.

Also, it has 8.35 mm thickness and it weighs 175 grams. The smartphone doesn’t come with the USB Type C port but has a micro USB port for connectivity.

Xiaomi has also teased an Android Nougat update. But the smartphone ships with the Android Marshmallow 6.0 running along with the MiUi 8.0. It is likely that Nougat may come with the MiUi 9, whenever it gets released.  There is a recent news that the Redmi Note 3 will also get the Android Nougat update.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Price information

Overall the phone looks like a great option with an aggressive price, incredible battery life, and a better 2.5D curved glass display. I would have loved it for a more powerful processor, but still, it is a very good smartphone for the price.

Compare Redmi Note 4 Vs Redmi Note 3 – Which is Better?

Lets first do a specs comparison between both the smartphones than we will look into some of the Pros and Cons for each of the devices.

SpecificationsXiaomi Redmi Note 4 Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
Dual SimYesSame
Front Camera5 Mega-pixel, with flashSame
Rear Camera13 MP, Autofocus, Flash16 MP, Auto focus, Flash
Screen Size5.5 Inch 2.5D GlassNo 2.5 D glass
Display ResolutionFull HD (1920*1080).Same
PPI401 ppiSame
Processor ModelSnapdragon 625Snapdragon 650
Processor SpecsOcta Core Clocked @ 2.0 GHzHexa Clocked @ 1.8 GHz
GPUAdreno 506Adreno 510
Expandable MemorymicroSD, upto 128 GBSame
RAM Size (GB)2 / 3 / 4 GB2 GB or 3 GB
Internal Storage (GB)32 / 64 GB16 /32 GB
Antutu Score64,35078,985
OSAndroid Marshmallow 6.0Same
Connectivity3G, WIFI, 4G LTE, VOLTESame
Fingerprint ScannerYes at the backYes at the back
Battery capacity4100 mAHSame
Thickness8.4 mm8.7 mm
Weight165 grams164 grams
ColorGold and SilverGold and Silver
Launch Date IndiaJan-17Apr-16
Launch Price (Rs)Rs. 9999,  10,999, 12999Rs 9999, 11,999

Pros Redmi Note 4

  • Better Camera – Redmi Note 4 has a better camera, it may have less MP than redmi Note 3 but the images are better. We tested it briefly during the launch event and it is impressive.
  • Better Display – Though both the devices come with Full HD display and 5.5 Inch screen, the Redmi Note 4 Display has 2.5 D curve glass which makes it superlative.
  • More Battery Life – It comes with the SD 625 processor, which offers up to 25% more battery life than the Redmi Note 3.
  • Higher RAM and Storage Option – If you go for the top model can get the 4 GB RAM and the 64 GB of internal storage.
  • Better Design – Looks more like the Xiaomi Mi Max, a much better-looking device than the Redmi Note 3.

Pros for Redmi Note 3

  • Performance – Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 and Adreno 510 offers superior performance in terms of Antutu score as is evident from the above table. However, in day-to-day usage and gaming you won’t find much difference, but on paper, the Redmi Note 3 is 20% faster.

Overall the Redmi Note 4 Pros easily outweighs the Cons and it is a much better choice in comparison to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. We would recommend going with the Redmi Note 4 between these two devices.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Black Variant Launch

Xiaomi is launching a new black variant for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 in India. The black color variant will go on sale on 1st March 2017 on both Flipkart as well as on the Mi.com.  The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 was available in the Gold as well as silver color variant so far but not another color is added to the portfolio.

Also, it will go on sale at 12:00 Pm on both the websites and you may need to be extra sharp to grab the phone as there will be tremendous demand for the Redmi Note 4 new color.

Also, Read About the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X Launched in China recently.


Redmi Note 4 Review 

Xiaomi, to begin with, had a great 2016 (well, in India, at least). And, all the success can pretty much be attributed to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. After all, the company had sold over 2.6 million units of the Note 3 in India which, not to mention, yielded them a USD 1 billion revenue.

Now, that’s something, isn’t it?

In case you’re wondering how the company managed to sell the Note 3 units in such high numbers, here’s the answer to that question. And it is pretty simple and straight-forward, as it always has been with Xiaomi. Yes, it’s all about pricing the device precisely, for what it’s worth. Not more, not less.

But what if the company plans to launch the next iteration of such highly successful smartphone, particularly when the bar has been set so high already? Well, that’s precisely the case with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 which was launched in India last month.

Priced at Rs. 12,999 for the high-end model, the smartphone comes as an upgrade over its predecessor and poses some serious threat to budget smartphones (at least, on paper).

But, will it manage to impress us and continue the Note 3’s legacy? We are about to find out in our review. 

Design and Display

Although the Redmi Note 3 garnered numerous accolades from both the critics and users alike, a good number of people complained about the run-of-the-mill design. It seems like Xiaomi has been paying attention to the complaints, after all. It has made a few subtle changes in the design segment which make the Note 4 vastly different from its predecessor (at least, in terms of the in-hand experience).

The chamfered edges at the back, for instance, make for better ergonomics. Also, the phone now dons an all-metal body (thereby getting rid of the plastic on the top and bottom) and at 174g is slightly on the heavier side. That said, thanks to the proper weight distribution, that extra weight didn’t trouble us.

Another change the Note 4 brings along is the placement of speaker. If you remember, the Note 3 had the speaker located at the back which kind of produced muffled sound while the phone is rested on a table. That’s not an issue anymore. The speaker grill is now located on the bottom with the micro USB port in between.

The 3.5mm headphone jack along with a microphone and an IR blaster is located on top. The volume rocker key and power button are placed within reach on the right while the hybrid-SIM slot rests on the left side. The camera module along with fingerprint scanner and the LED flash rest on the back at their usual places.

Most of the front of the device is dominated by the 5.5-inch Full HD display with a layer of 2.5D curved glass atop. At the bottom of the screen, you’ll find the hardware navigation buttons. These buttons are backlit so, you won’t face any issues while using it in dark lighting conditions.

Speaking about the display, in comparison to its predecessor, the Note 4 has a brighter display. In fact, the color accuracy is also far better comparatively. Sunlight legibility was also pretty decent except we had a few issues reading the text under bright light, that’s largely thanks to the reflective display.

All in all, the design of the Note 4 is not something we haven’t seen before. However, the metal body surely lends a premium touch to the device. About the display, well, it’s certainly among the best you can get on a smartphone for the asking price.


Xiaomi is (and has always been) quite famous for the kind of hardware it offers in its smartphones. And, the Redmi Note 4 is no exception.

Under-the-hood, the Redmi Note 4 has an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset along with Adreno 506GPU for graphics. At first, though it may seem like a downgrade from the Snapdragon 650 chipset on the Redmi Note 3. In fact, it is, if gaming is your only concern. However, on the whole, it is almost equally powerful. At least, we haven’t noticed any issues with the smartphone in our time with it (more about the performance in a minute).

The device has an ample 4 GB of RAM (also available in 2 GB and 3 GB variants) to offer smooth multitasking. Thankfully, Xiaomi has moved away from 16 GB storage and is now offering 32GB storage space (which is expandable up to 128 GB via a microSD card) on the base variant as well. We reviewed the 64 GB variant, though.

A 4,100mAh battery provides the juice for the smartphone. On the connectivity front, the Note 4 offers support for 4G VoLTE. So, you shouldn’t face any issues using the Reliance Jio SIM. The smartphone also offers support for dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 USB OTG, GLONASS, GPS, and A-GPS among others.

As mentioned earlier, it has a fingerprint scanner at the back which responded quite quickly in our testing.

Overall, the Redmi Note 4 seems to be just the right kind of smartphone one would invest their money on. At least, on paper. But, how does it fare in the real world usage? Let’s find out.

Software and performance

The Redmi Note 4 runs MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box. Xiaomi had already launched the Nougat beta update. So, the smartphone should receive the latest software update anytime soon.

Anyways, coming back to the Redmi Note 4, the notification shade has been revamped. It now shows quick toggles and the incoming notifications at a single place. Also, there are a good number of new features (and customizability options). For example, Second Space — used to set up two profiles on the phone and Dual Apps — helps you to run multiple WhatsApp and Facebook accounts.

Benchmark Scores

  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Antutu – 68430
  • Redmi Note 4 Geekbench Single Core – 838
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Geekbench Multi-Core –  2922

On the Antutu Benchmark, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 scored around 77,000, last time we tested it. The benchmark score for the Redmi Note 4 is slightly lower than the Snapdragon 650 powered Xiaomi Redmi Note 3.

Regarding performance, the Redmi Note 4 is a powerhouse. In more than three weeks of our usage, we didn’t face any issues or lags no matter what task we threw at it. Also, multitasking was a breeze. The fingerprint scanner on the back was quick to recognizes our finger and unlock the screen. The call quality on the Redmi Note 4 was also pretty decent. We had no issues with

Overall, the smartphone is a stellar performer, for the hardware it packs.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Review – Camera Sample Shots

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 comes with a 13 MP camera (f/2.0) with PDAF and a LED flash. At the front is a 5 MP camera with f/2.0 aperture to take care of selfies.

Before we start talking about the camera performance, let’s discuss the camera interface. To begin with, it has a simple interface and is very easy to use. As is the case with most of the smartphones these days, the Redmi Note 4’s camera comes with tons of filters. There’s also a beautification mode.

As per the camera’s performance, images shot in good lighting conditions proved to be very decent. However, the low-light imaging is still a hit and miss. You’ll have to put in some extra effort to get decent images. The selfie camera is also pretty decent.

Battery life

The Redmi Note 4 comes with a 4,100 mAh battery which is a slight upgrade from its predecessor. However, the shift from a Snapdragon 650 chipset to a highly power efficient Snapdragon 625 chipset leads to a huge improvement in battery life.

The phone will easily last a day on heavy usage (at least, it did for us). And things get even better if you are a normal user, you should be easily able to eek out a day and a half’s worth of battery life. That’s good news, isn’t it?

One downside of the Redmi Note 4’s battery, though is that it takes more than two hours to charge fully.

Compare Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

SpecificationsXiaomi Redmi Note 4 Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
Dual SimYesSame
Front Camera5 Mega-pixel, with flashSame
Rear Camera13 MP, Autofocus, Flash16 MP, Auto focus, Flash
Screen Size5.5 Inch 2.5D GlassNo 2.5 D glass
Display ResolutionFull HD (1920*1080).Same
PPI401 ppiSame
Processor ModelSnapdragon 625Snapdragon 650
Processor SpecsOcta Core Clocked @ 2.0 GhzHexa Clocked @ 1.8 GHz
GPUAdreno 506Adreno 510
Expandable MemorymicroSD, up to 128 GBSame
RAM Size (GB)2 / 3 / 4 GB2 GB or 3 GB
Internal Storage (GB)32 / 64 GB16 /32 GB
Antutu Score64,35078,985
OSAndroid Marshmallow 6.0Same
Connectivity3G, WIFI, 4G LTE, VOLTESame
Fingerprint ScannerYes at the backYes at the back
Battery capacity4100 mAHSame
Thickness8.4 mm8.7 mm
Weight165 grams164 grams
ColorGold and SilverGold and Silver
Launch Date IndiaJan-17Apr-16
Launch Price (Rs)Rs. 9999,  10,999, 12999Rs 9999, 11,999

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 has the following advantages over the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

  • Better 2.5 Curve Glass Display
  • Much Better and Premium Design
  • Longer Battery life up to 25%
  • Higher Ram and Storage Option ( 4 GB Ram and 64 GB Storage).

These are plenty of plus points to consider the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 as a great update to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3.

Conclusion and Summary – Should You Buy Redmi Note 4


  • Stellar battery life.
  • Impressive design.
  • Top-notch performance (for its price, of course)
  • Value For Money


  • The camera could have been better.
  • Available in Flash sale only.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is a no-brainer if you are looking to gift yourselves a decent smartphone without burning a hole in your pocket. It has decent looks, great display, offers stellar performance and on top of that lasts really long. For, Rs. 12,999 (4 GB RAM variant), you just can’t go wrong with the Redmi Note 4.

And yeah, we would recommend you to take the 4 GB RAM model on any day, but if you can’t afford that much, the 3 GB variant is also pretty decent.

We recently in July 2017 did a review of the 3 GB RAM version of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Review – After 5 Months of Launch.

Summary & Rating – Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Review

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