In this difficult competition, many manufacturers try to lure the buyer with different functions and style of the new device. So does Xiaomi, which can give good performance parameters for a low price in comparison to the competition. In addition, I would like to say about the excellent build quality. As you can remember early, we already had one model on the review: Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime. We remained positive feedback. Let’s start reviewing the next novelty from Xiaomi.
The company produces its smartphones with fast speed. We only see the release of new products under the names, like Redmi 4, Redmi 4 Pro and Redmi, as it releases another handsome man called Redmi Note 4X. Today’s review will go about it. This is an interesting device with good features and capabilities. There is a productive Snapdragon 625 processor, which copes well with any difficulties. Also, the screen is 5.5 inches with good color shades. We will consider in more detail below.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X Specification
- Screen: 5.5″;
- Resolution: 1920 × 1080, FHD 423 PPI;
- SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (MSM8953) (2.0GHz,Octa Core);
- GPU: Adreno 506;
- RAM: 3GB;
- Flash memory: 32 GB;
- Operating system: Android 6.0.1;
- Battery: it is non-removable 4000 mAh;
- Cameras: Rear camera (13 megapixels; 1080p video and flash light and AF), front (5 megapixels);
- Dimensions and weight: 151 x 76 x 8.5 mm, 171 g.
In the box, we found not very many things, namely the instruction, the charging cable and the power supply of the charger and the Redmi Note 4X.
We do not expect much from Xiaomi, as almost all manufacturers make the equipment minimal. Everything is simple and there is not much chic fashion.
Design and materials of the case
The design of the smartphone is almost nothing different from the Redmi Note 4. But if you look closely, we found some differences. Let’s look at it in order. The case of the Redmi Note 4X is made of an all-metal aluminum alloy, but there are two plastic parts that are upper and lower. As you can remember from the review of Redmi 4 Prime, there was only the upper face of plastic and all metal. Then the manufacturer went for another reason, this is not the reason for saving materials, but this is the reason for the quality of the connection. Since the device supports all 4G LTE international networks.
And external plastic elements do not differ much from aluminum parts. Only when you touch, only then you can feel the difference. But as we consider it cannot be called a major drawback, it is simply the principle of better work with the outside world.
As we can see on the manufacturer’s website, the device has several color options: it’s golden, pink, gray, blue, champagne and black. In our case, this is the gray color of the case, and on the front side is black. And it’s good, how so it’s a practical color that will suit many people. Dimensions of the case Redmi Note 4X is 151 x 76 x 8.5 mm, and the weight is 171 g.
On the right side of the smartphone, there are buttons for locking and volume control. On the left side, there is a SIM tray and a mini flash card. The underside of the device was occupied by the MicroUSB connector and the symmetrical holes of the speakers on the sides. On the top side, there is a 3.5 jack for headphones.
The fingerprint reader can be found on the back of the smartphone just below the main camera. It works exactly, and it cannot be called slow. Also, the smartphone has the functions of supporting various gestures.
As for the cameras? Redmi Note 4X has a completely similar camera resolution, like the Redmi 4 Prime. This is a 13 megapixel main camera located on the back of the device. Below there is a dual flash. The front camera is located in front of the speaker.
Let’s talk about the screen! The smartphone has a 5.5-inch with a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels and IPS technology with good viewing angles and brightness.
A reserve of screen brightness is normal for good reading in sunny weather. The color reproduction is not bad. Also, the user can customize the following Color & contrast settings.
Here you can choose several color options that are warm, standard and cold.
Viewing angles smartphone enough for reading from all sides, so in this regard, the Redmi Note 4X has no complaints.
In general, for its money in the Redmi Note 4X installed a wonderful screen, which is similar to that in the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X has an eight-core processor Snapdragon 635. As you may know, this is an international version of the device, so Xiaomi chose the chipset from the American company Qualcomm. To which I want to add, as a Chinese manufacturer ousted the worst processor MediaTek Helio X20. This was the right choice in terms of performance.
Now the Redmi Note 4X boasts remarkable performance in terms of performance and speed of the interface. Even under high load, the Snapdragon 635 processor and Adreno 506 graphics accelerator deliver the highest possible performance level.
On the Redmi Note 4X, you can comfortably play complex 3D games, for example, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Although this will be on the average graphics settings, but with stable 35-40 frames per second.
I would like to note that the smartphone is almost not heated.
As for the device interface, when using a smartphone in the browser and applications, it has excellent management and a good work response. Also, while watching Full HD video, the smartphone works stably simply. The performance of the device is sufficient for everyday and everyday tasks.
Now on sale, you can find only a modification with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal flash memory. Although a little later we will be able to see the model with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory. As you can understand, this will be positive at the device performance level.
The built-in memory has 32 GB, as you can understand that some of the space is occupied by the OS, so only 23.1 GB is available to the user.
Also if you need extra space, you can install a TF card with up to 128 GB.
If we compare the two models with Redmi 4 Prime and Redmi Note 4X, then we can say for sure that the main and front cameras have absolutely the same cameras. The manufacturer did not want to invent a bicycle, and so we have such a combination. Well, it’s true, this is a good camera for this money, if you compare competitors, we will get that Redmi Note 4X a wider lens and pictures are good. The main camera has 13 megapixels, and it takes good pictures in clear and sunny weather. But in the dark, the camera shoots worse, either outdoors or indoors. In addition, it complements with two diode flash and autofocus.
According to the manufacturer, a new technology is installed on the main camera, which has five composite lens systems, so the images in the dark will be better than those of their predecessors. How can you understand this noise reduction, which has a backlighting? And yes, the aperture is set to f / 2.0 and so the pictures will have well-balanced colors.
The camera also has support for recording slow motion video at 240 frames per second. But, the manufacturer has not made optical stabilization, so watching the video is not so pleasant, especially if the recording was “on the go.”
Let’s talk about the front camera, then it has a 5-megapixel sensor, but it’s still not a particularly good camera for photos. It is made only for video communication (only 720p). Even with the good bright light, the images are noisy.
You can see an example of photos below:
You can see an example of the video below:
Autonomy of the smartphone Redmi Note 4X with the Snapdragon 625 processor has good characteristics. Let’s talk about them in more detail. At the load with the maximum level of brightness, the screen worked for about 5 hours 02 minutes.
Yes and the smartphone have a good battery at 4000mAh, so this power will be enough for household tasks. I would like to note that the Snapdragon 625 processor is much more economical, so the buyers of Redmi Note 4X will be satisfied with the battery life. With an average load, the smartphone is able to live full-time, and when the energy-saving mode is activated, even two.
Redmi Note 4X out of the box works on MIUI 8. The firmware is based on Android 6.0.1. The firmware is well optimized, works fast and stable. Also, I would like to note that this firmware has the ability to update by air, so you do not have to download it and install it yourself. And here all the simple firmware is updated, as well as well-known manufacturers, such as Samsung, Apple, Nexus and others.
The smartphone Redmi Note 4X has a budget price, but if you look at the stuffing, it’s not budgetary at all. The device is very pleased with the new Snapdragon 625 processor, which is more productive and more economical, compared to the Helio X20. Also, there is the presence of 3GB of RAM, so the smartphone makes good helpers in any difficult situations.
Also thanks for the good shell from the manufacturer it is MIUI 8, it works well and has positive sides. Since it has support for the main markets for smartphones, namely the USA, Europe, Canada and other leading countries.
The manufacturer has solved the most important problems of past smartphone models, and this is heating and low performance. Now, this model is well combined with big competitors, like Samsung. Therefore, we recommend a smartphone!
Where to buy and the price?
At the moment, when we wrote a review on the smartphone Redmi Note 4X, the price is $ 169.99 with the coupon “NoteS” on the GearBest website. Therefore, if you want to buy a device, you can click on the link below.