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The Redmi lưu ý 3 was one of the best-selling phones of 2016 in India. Can the Redmi note 4 carry on the momentum for Xiaomi?

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The Redmi note 3 has a small indent below the speaker grille khổng lồ prevent the sound from getting muffled when the phone is placed on a surface, but it doesn"t work in practice. With the Redmi cảnh báo 4, that particular issue has been resolved.

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CategoryXiaomi Redmi cảnh báo 4Xiaomi Redmi note 3
Operating SystemMIUI 8 based on android 6.0.1 MarshmallowMIUI 8 based on android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Display5.5-inch 1080p (1920x1080) IPS LCD panel 401ppi pixel density5.5-inch 1080p (1920x1080) IPS LCD panel401ppi pixel density
SoCOcta-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Eight Cortex A53 cores at 2.0GHz 14nmHexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 Two Cortex A72 cores at 1.8GHz Four Cortex A53 cores at 1.4GHz 28nm
GPUAdreno 506Adreno 510
RAM2GB/3GB/4GB RAM2GB/3GB RAM
Storage32GB/64GB storage microSD slot up to lớn 256GB16GB/32GB storage microSD slot up khổng lồ 256GB
Rear camera13MP dual LED flash PDAF16MP dual LED flash PDAF
Front shooter5MP 1080p clip recording5MP 1080p đoạn clip recording
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, công nghệ bluetooth không dây 4.1 (A2DP), GPS,microUSB, 3.5mm audio jackWi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, công nghệ bluetooth 4.1 (A2DP), GPS,microUSB, 3.5mm audio jack
Battery4100mAh battery4050mAh battery
FingerprintRear fingerprint sensorRear fingerprint sensor
Dimensions151 x 76 x 8.5mm150 x 76 x 8.7mm
Weight175g164g
ColorsSilver, Gold, BlackSilver, Gold, Dark Grey

The Redmi lưu ý 3 is offered in two storage variants — a mã sản phẩm with 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage for ₹9,999, and a version with 3GB of RAM và 32GB storage for ₹11,999. Meanwhile, the Redmi note 4 is sold in three configurations:

Both phones offer decent panels, with the Redmi note 4 outmatching its predecessor in terms of overall contrast. Sunlight legibility is also better on the Redmi lưu ý 4, và the phone does an admirable job of turning down brightness at night.

Xiaomi Redmi chú ý 4 review

Xiaomi offers the ability to lớn change màu sắc temperature and contrast levels for both phones, và you also get a blue-light filter mode & the ability khổng lồ adjust phông size. The Redmi chú ý 4 has an added trick in the khung of double tap to wake, which is missing from its predecessor.

Benchmarks


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A lot has been written about the SoC of choice on the Redmi lưu ý 4 & how it isn"t as powerful as the Snapdragon 650 on the Redmi cảnh báo 3. The issue stems from the fact that the Snapdragon 625 does not have the newer Cortex A72 cores, instead offering eight first-gen Cortex A53 cores.

The GPU is also a point of contention, with the Adreno 506 on the Redmi lưu ý 4 said to lớn be a downgrade from the Redmi cảnh báo 3"s Adreno 510. Synthetic benchmarks also show that the Redmi chú ý 3 is faster both at GPU và CPU computing. That said, you won"t notice any difference in day-to-day usage between the Redmi cảnh báo 3 & Redmi cảnh báo 4, with both phones offering similar performance in visually-demanding titles.

Camera


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One of the main areas of focus for xiaomi with the Redmi chú ý 4 is the camera quality. The Redmi note 4 has a 13-megapixel camera sensor that"s sourced from Samsung và Sony, while the Redmi note 3 offers a 16MP camera. Although the resolution is less, the camera sensor is of a higher chất lượng on the Redmi note 4, leading to lớn much better images.

The Redmi note 4 wins out over its predecessor in camera quality.

Both phones have PDAF và dual-tone LED flash & are limited lớn 1080p video. On the front, both thể thao 5MP shooters.

Images from the Redmi cảnh báo 3 are washed out and lack accurate colors, và in this regard, the Redmi note 4 fares much better. Focusing is also an issue on the Redmi chú ý 3, as the autofocus tends khổng lồ take a while khổng lồ dial in on a subject. The situation is even worse in low-light conditions, with images coming out lacking detail và full of noise.


Thankfully, Xiaomi"s efforts in this area have paid off, with the Redmi chú ý 4 excelling in brightly lit conditions & low-light scenarios. Overall, the camera on the Redmi cảnh báo 4 is a considerable upgrade from that of the Redmi lưu ý 3, & the phone holds its own in the budget segment.

Software


Both the Redmi chú ý 4 & Redmi chú ý 3 run a Marshmallow-based build of MIUI 8, which continues khổng lồ be highly customizable. While there are niggles on both phones, the feature-rich interface overshadows the few drawbacks.

You get a host of features including Dual Apps, Second Space, scrolling screenshot, built-in clip editor, currency converter, and so much more. Xiaomi has done a great job of rolling out monthly updates, with the Redmi note 4 on the December patch và the Redmi lưu ý 3 on the November update. The fast release cadence of MIUI updates allows the manufacturer khổng lồ bundle security patches with maintenance fixes.

Both phones run MIUI 8, but the Redmi note 4 will receive Nougat first.

There isn"t much lớn differentiate between either device when it comes to lớn the software, but that changes when we talk about the update situation. The Redmi chú ý 4 is slated to lớn pick up the Nougat update shortly, with xiaomi mi offering a preview build for download. The Nougat update is based on MIUI 8, & as such there won"t be a lot of difference visually over what"s already available. That said, the update will include a retooled notification area with inline replies, multi-window mode, & mush more.

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The Redmi cảnh báo 3 should also pick up the update in the coming months, but as of now there"s no mention as khổng lồ when it will be available for the device.

Battery life


Battery life on both phones is stellar on trương mục of the large batteries và MIUI"s aggressive memory management. You"ll easily get a day"s worth of battery on either handset, và overall, the Redmi note 4 has a slight edge over its predecessor due khổng lồ the larger 4,100mAh battery (versus 4,050mAh) và the 14nm SoC.

It isn"t hard lớn get over 7 hours of screen-on-time on the Redmi cảnh báo 4, and if your usage involves a few hours of browsing & streaming videos, you"ll easily be able lớn eke out two days" worth of usage from a full charge. The downside is that you don"t get any fast charging options. Both phones đứng đầu out at 5V/2A, which is equivalent khổng lồ Quick Charge 1.0 speeds. As such, it takes up khổng lồ 2 hours lớn fully charge either phone.

Which should you buy? Redmi note 4


The Redmi note 4 comes out as the clear favorite over its predecessor, thanks to lớn the vastly improved camera, premium design, và increased battery life.

If you already have a Redmi cảnh báo 3, then it doesn"t make a lot of sense lớn get the Redmi note 4, unless camera quality is your primary consideration. The Redmi lưu ý 3 has aged very well & continues khổng lồ be one of the best bargains in this segment a full year & a half after its unveiling.

If you"re looking to lớn buy a new phone for under ₹15,000, the Redmi cảnh báo 4 should be high on your list. The variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage costs ₹12,999, and you"ll have enough left over khổng lồ pick up a few accessories.

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