Following the success of the Redmi Note 3, Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 4 in India today. The handset features a new premium design that will give even more expensive phones a run for their build quality.
Xiaomi has also managed to improve the battery life of the handset by over 20 percent thanks to the more power efficient Snapdragon 625 chipset.
If you are looking to buy the Redmi Note 4 or are upgrading to the handset from the Redmi Note 3, but have some questions regarding it, check out our FAQ below.
Read: Redmi Note 4 Review
Q) What are the full specifications of the Redmi Note 4?
A) The full specs of the Redmi Note 4 are as follows:
- Dimensions: 151 x 76 x 8.3 mm
- Weight: 165g
- Display: 5.5-inch 1080p IPS LCD, 2.5D curved glass
- Chipset: Octa-core Snapdragon 625 chipset clocked at 2GHz
- GPU: Adreno 506
- RAM: 2/3/4GB
- Storage: 32/64GB, Hybrid microSD card slot
- Rear camera: 13MP PDAF, F/2.0 aperture, 1.12um, Dual-LED flash, Full HD video recording
- Front camera: 5MP
- Sensors: Fingerprint scanner (Rear), Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient light sensor, eCompass
- Connectivity: LTE, (Hybrid) Dual-SIM, GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, microUSB
- Battery: 4100mAh non-removable
- Others: MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Q) What are some best tips and tricks for the Redmi Note 4?
A) You can find some of the best tips and tricks for the Redmi Note 4 here.
Q) Is the battery of the handset removable?
A) No, since the Redmi Note 4 features a unibody aluminium build, the battery and the back cover are not removable.
Q) What kind of SIM card slot does the phone have? Can I use two SIM cards and a microSD card at the same time?
A) The Redmi Note 4 features a hybrid SIM card slot. This means that you can either 1 SIM card and microSD card or 2 SIM cards at any given time. The primary SIM slot accepts microSIM cards, while the secondary slot accepts nanoSIM cards.
Q) Is the display on the Redmi Note 4 protected by Gorilla Glass?
A) The 5.5-inch 1080p IPS display on the Redmi Note 4 is not protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass. It is a strengthened 2.5D curved glass that is less prone to scratches, though.
Q) Can you lock apps using the fingerprint scanner on the Redmi Note 4?
A) Yes, you can. The steps can be found here.
Q) How many different variants of the Redmi Note 4 does Xiaomi sell in India?
A) The Redmi Note 4 is available in three different storage and RAM variants. The various configurations along with their price are as follows:
1) 2GB RAM + 32GB storage – Rs 9,999
2) 3GB RAM + 32GB storage – Rs 10,999
3) 4GB RAM + 64GB storage – Rs 12,999
Q) What are the differences between the different variants of the Redmi Note 4 apart from RAM and storage?
A) None. The three variants only differ from each other in terms of storage, RAM, and price.
Q) What are the key areas where the Redmi Note 4 improves over the Redmi Note 3?
A) The biggest area where the Redmi Note 4 improves over the Redmi Note 3 is in the design department. The Redmi Note 4 features a sleek unibody aluminium body with polished glass antenna lines giving the phone a more premium look and feel than the Redmi Note 3. The use of a curved 2.5D glass to protect the brighter and more color accurate display also helps in improving the overall look and feel of the phone.
The rear camera of the phone has also been improved. The 13MP shooter of the Redmi Note 4 features 1.12um pixels that are bigger than the 1um pixels found on the 16MP Redmi Note 3. The handset is now able to capture photos with better sharpness and contrast, especially in low light.
The use of a Snapdragon 625 chipset inside the Redmi Note 4 also makes it more power efficient than the Redmi Note 3. The chipset is not as powerful as the Snapdragon 650 chipset, but the difference is only visible in benchmarks. The day to day performance of both phones is very similar.
You can find a detailed comparison between the Redmi Note 4 and Redmi Note 3 here.
Q) Where is the fingerprint scanner on the Redmi Note 4 located? Is it touch based?
A) The fingerprint scanner on the Redmi Note 4 is located at the rear, and yes, it is touch based.
Q) How many fingerprints can one register on the Redmi Note 4?
Q) Can you record slow-motion videos on the Redmi Note 4?
A) Yes, it can but only at 720p @ 120fps. It can also record videos in Full HD resolution at 30fps.
Q) Which version of Android does the handset run on?
A) Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
Q) Will the handset get the Android 7.0 Nougat update?
A) Yes, it will. Xiaomi will also be releasing a preview build of Nougat-based MIUI 8 for the handset soon.
Q) Which version of MIUI does the Redmi Note 4 run on?
A) The Redmi Note 4 runs on MIUI 8 out of the box.
Q) Does the Redmi Note 4 support LTE and VoLTe networks? Will a Reliance Jio SIM work on the phone?
A) Yes, it does support LTE and VoLTE out of the box. Unlike many other phones, the handset will also work with a Reliance Jio SIM out of the box. The Redmi Note 4 also supports Band 5, which will be used by many Indian operators in the future.
Q) Is the battery life of the Redmi Note 4 really that much better than the Redmi Note 4?
A) Yes, the Snapdragon 625 chipset inside the Redmi Note 4 is significantly more power efficient than the Snapdragon 650 chipset inside the Redmi Note 3 which is why the handset is able to deliver up to 20 percent better battery life despite coming with almost the same capacity battery.
Q) Is Quick charging 2.0 supported on the Redmi Note 4?
A) No, it does not. Xiaomi does bundle a 5v @ 2A charger with the phone so you will at least get Quick Charge 1.0 speeds.
Q) How much free storage space does the Redmi Note 4 have out of the box?
A) Almost 23GB out of the box. The 16GB variant has around 10GB of free storage space, while the 64GB has 53.22GB of free space
Q) Can you uninstall or disable pre-installed apps on the handset?
A) Yes, you can uninstall or disable some pre-installed apps on the Redmi Note 4, but not all.
Q) Are the capacitive keys on the Redmi Note 4 backlit?
A) Yes, the capacitive keys on the Redmi Note 4 are backlit.
Q) What colors are the Redmi Note 4 going to be available in?
A) The handset will be available in Black, Gold, and Dark Grey colors. The Gold color variant comes with a white front.
The black Redmi Note 4 will go on sale after a few weeks.
Q) What contents do you get inside the retail box of the Redmi Note 4?
A) You get the phone, a 2A charger, a USB cable, SIM ejector tool, and some regulatory papers. No case, screen guard, or earphones are bundled with the phone.
Q) Does the handset support USB OTG?
A) Yes, the Redmi Note 4 supports USB On-The-Go. This allows you to directly connect pen drives, external hard disks and more using an adapter to the device.
Q) When does the Redmi Note 4 go on sale and where?
If you have any other question regarding the Redmi Note 4, drop in a comment and we will be glad to answer them.