Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, the full review of GizChina.it

Xiaomi Redmi notes 4

One thing is certain: during the 2016 Xiaomi has launched on the market dozens of very similar smartphones with various common aspects and often very few differences. The latest arrival, at least for the moment, is Xiaomi Note 4 Redmire, device that comes after a glorious Redmi Note 3 already followed in turn by the variant BESS.

But it will be this Redmi Note 4 the true phablet of the Chinese colossus? You just have to discover it in ours Full review!


If you are interested in buying the device, you can buy it on TopResellerStore a 230 € version 3 / 64 GB with shipping from Italy and 24 months warranty.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, the full review of GizChina.it

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 - Sales package

As usual, Xiaomi does not surprise its users at least as far as accessories are concerned. In sales boxIn fact, we find nothing new except the usual and indispensable things, such as:

  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4;
  • wall charger with Chinese plug and 5V / 2A output;
  • USB cable - microUSB;
  • quick instruction manuals in Chinese;
  • pin for SIM removal.


Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 - Design and materials

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is characterized by a metal unibody body and, to tell the truth, it really is very well done as well as solid e robust, feeling that is able to transmit from the first moments that you hold it.

As already mentioned for the previous models of the Redmi range, all are characterized by one good build quality as well as for gods materials of all respect, especially in the market segment within which these devices are inserted.


Furthermore, along the back there are two horizontal bands (one at the top and the other at the bottom) to guarantee one better reception to the device. Furthermore, the light milling along the perimeter edges of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is pleasant and elegant, which are more accentuated by the four rounded corners.

excellent also the finishes of biometric sensor and those of the camera, which on this model is single and not double, unlike the Xiaomi Redmire Pro. What is probably the weight of approx 175 grams which, although not very high, is felt in the use of every day.


However on the lower side of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 we find the system speaker, the main microphone and the microUSB connector for charging.


On the left side, then, was inserted dual SIM slot able to accommodate two Nano + Micro cards or one SIM and one microSD to expand the memory.


The right side then houses the Power button and the volume rocker.


At the top we find the second microphone for noise reduction, the infrared sensor and mini jack input for headphones. Finally, on the front, the device presents at the top the ear capsule, the Notification LED Customizable RGB, the brightness and proximity sensors as well as the front camera from 5 mega-pixels.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 - Display

One of the aspects certainly more convincing in this Xiaomi Note 4 Redmire and the . Tested under various conditions, the panel from 5.5 Full HD Thumbs 1920 x 1080 array pixels IPS of which this smartphone is equipped, can give satisfaction in practically every context.


With a pixel density of PPI 401, the display of Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 owns a chromatic fidelity really impeccable, in addition to enjoying one good brightness and a quick automatic adjustment to the light conditions in which you are located. There are, as usual, the menus of the settings of the display where you can modify parameters such as color temperature as well as the use of the reading mode.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 - Hardware and performance

Lo Xiaomi Note 4 Redmire, in the variant in our possession, is powered by a MediaTek MT6797 SoC Helio X20deca-core with 64 tri-cluster bit architecture: 2 x 2.1 GHz A72 + 4 x 2.0 GHz A53 + 4 x 1.4 GHz A53.

They are then present 3 GB of RAM LPDDR3 to 933MHz e 64 GB internal memory expandable via microSD to 128 GB. There is, however, a slightly lower variant of the device (Standard Edition) which has 2 GB of LPDDR3 RAM at 933MHz and 16 GB of internal storage on board.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, however, runs well in daily operations, as well as in the pushed multitasking or even in Gaming, where it shows no sign of subsidence or difficulty. Excellent la GPU Mali-T880 MP4 to 700 MHz, which allows us to get a good framerate during the gaming sessions, even if they are slightly affected maximum temperatures during use.

No major problems during the web browsing: the Redmi Note 4 is quick in loading and fluid in interacting with web content, even if the browser at the moment it is not perfectly optimized for our country and presents quite a few invasive writing in Chinese. The advice, as usual, is to rely on Chrome to solve every difficulty.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 - Antutu Benchmark

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 - Audio

The positioning of the loudspeaker along the lower side of the device is interesting. It must be said, however, that the quality not è eccellente, as well asequalization and it's very bad in the mid-high frequencies emphasizing the lower ones that, in some reproduced tracks, also tend to croak slightly.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 - Camera


The camera supplied with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is from 13 mega-pixels with opening f / 2.0, autofocus PDAF and double LED flash dual tone.

With good light and in the daytime the device manages to give away satisfactory shots and with one excellent chromatic calibration, as well as with one good definition. In night, or at any rate when the light falls, the quality of the photographs that is also diminishing only the sufficiency touches, since it is present not poco noise as well as slightly offset colors.

What's great, as always, is the MIUI 8 camera application, full of shooting options as well as the HDR mode well implemented and above all balanced so as not to distort colors when active.

The front room, on the other hand, is a unit from 5 mega-pixels also with opening f / 2.0, which manages to take some acceptable photographs, But nothing more.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 - FullHD video recording test 1080p

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 - Software

One of the first devices that out of the box already presents the MIUI 8 it is just this Xiaomi Note 4 Redmire. It is not known whether actually, at the moment, it can be a good or bad for the end users, since there is not one ROM Global with Italian language and Play Store already pre-installed, but certainly the features of the new ROM of Xiaomi should not be underestimated.

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In the video above, a few months ago, we talked about the main functions and more interesting introduced in the MIUI 8, one of this Second Space, which allows us to create one virtual space dedicated to a "second user"And manage the smartphone independently from the other" partition ".

Le performance, however, they are buone and work è rather reactive and fast. Only negative aspects, as always, remain the lack of Italian language in a native way as well as, probably, too much intrusiveness of pre-installed Chinese applications.

Xiaomi Redmi Notes 4 - Autonomy

The battery supplied with the Xiaomi Note 4 Redmire it is a unit from well 4100 mAh not removable that, in the use of everyday stress, does its duty very well and accompanies us until the end of the day without the slightest difficulty.

Despite having a ROM still unstable and one hundred percent optimized, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 scores almost 6 hours of active screen closing the day with a low residual percentage; on the contrary, if you use it less stressfully, you will have to complete two days with difficulty.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 - Photo Gallery

Xiaomi Redmi Notes 4 - Final considerations

Lo Xiaomi Note 4 Redmiretherefore, at the moment it represents a smartphone from great potential but with still something to be reviewed. Be clear, every judgment in this review was very influenced by the fact of not being in possession of one ROM Global (suitable for all types of users, from experts to beginners), but only a Chinese ROM that inevitably causes the score to go down in the report card.

However, it must be said that once the software has been refined (which will happen in the coming weeks, as we have seen in the past), Xiaomi Note 4 Redmire it is a candidate to be, once again, the landmark for the company in this market segment.

If you are interested in buying the device, you can buy it on TopResellerStore a 230 € version 3 / 64 GB with shipping from Italy and 24 months warranty.