After going through lot of rumors and leaks Xiaomi finally unveiled the new Redmi Note 4X in China today. This phone comes in Hatsune Miku Limited Edition for which Xiaomi has partnered with a Japanese company. The Redmi Note 4X comes with pretty much the same specifications as Chinese variant of the Redmi Note 4. Even design is same on Redmi Note 4X.
Although the Indian variant and Chinese variant are almost same, the Chinese variant comes with Mediatek Helio X20 chipset inside while Indian variant runs on Snapdragon 625 SoC.
Xiaomi introduced the Hatsune Miku Limited Edition Redmi Note 4X in China which comes with same specification as the Indian variant one. The Hatsune Miku Limited Edition comes in a special package that includes Mi Power Bank, Protective cover with Hatsune Miku printed and the phone itself.
Redmi Note 4X – Things We Like
New Color Options
Since a long while we have been seeing the mainstream color options with any Xiaomi device that is Golden, Silver and White in general. Actually most smartphones these days come with only these kind of color option to choose with. The Redmi Note 4X comes with some new, exciting and fresh color options i.e. Hatsune Green, Champagne Gold, Platinum Silver, Cherry Pink and Matte Black. Actually these are the Hatsune Miku Limited Edition color options which are really nice to see.
The Redmi Note 4X has got 4,100mAh battery which is the same as Redmi Note 4. It's a Li-Ion battery which is non-removable and supports fast charging. The combo of 4,100mAh battery and power efficient SoC i.e Snapdragon 625 makes the battery life amazing and can easily go over one day even if you are a very heavy user.
Build and Design
Redmi Note 4X has a metal unibody design with plastic at the top and bottom for antenna reception. The phone features a 5.5 inch display with 2.5D glass on the top. It measures and weighs almost equal to Redmi Note 4 which is not that heavy given a 5.5 inch display and 4,100 mAh battery. The phone is also slim and has got rounded and curved edges which makes it very easy and comfortable to hold in hands. The fingerprint scanner is located on the back which is an ideal position for a 5.5-inch device.
It is powered by a 2.0 GHz octa core processor with Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 chipset that comes with a 14 nm architecture and Adreno 506 GPU. Phones like Moto Z Play, Redmi Note 4 and Asus Zenfone 3 come with the same chipset, so performance will not be an issue with the new Redmi Note 4X. It is paired with 4GB of RAM which is more than enough to handle any task. It comes with 64GB eMMC 5.0 internal storage which is further expandable up-to 128GB, so storing your multimedia content will never be an issue.
Redmi Note 4X – Things We Don’t Like
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
The Redmi Note 4X is a very minor upgrade coming from the Redmi Note 4. Pit against the Chinese variant of the Redmi Note 4, you get a small upgrade from a Mediatek Helio X20 processor to an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor. This is the same processor that we saw in the Indian variant of the Redmi Note 4 launched recently.
Overall, while you may see some gains in terms of power efficiency, there won't be a major increase in performance compared to Helio X20.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Seeing a device running on Android Marshmallow (6.0) in the era of Android Nougat (7.0) is kind of disappointing. Company may push an OTA update of Android Nougat in future but they could have launched the device with Android Nougat out of the box itself. It has been a year since Android Nougat (7.0) has been introduced and many smartphone has already received their Nougat update so in that case this device feels kind of left behind.
No doubt this device comes with a very good set of specifications but there are some areas where company could have worked on. However there is not much to complain about this device but in the end it will be the price tag which will decide how worthy this device is. This device is not much different from Redmi Note 4 so we expect this device to be as good as it is.