FAQ: Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 [Common Questions Answered]

xiaomi redmi note 4 frequently asked questions

Xiaomi is one of the most reliable Android smartphone brands. Xiaomi’s Note 3 was a massive hit among Android enthusiasts. Following hot on the heels of the success of its last flagship device, Xiaomi released the Redmi Note 4 earlier this year. New smartphone comes packed with high-end hardware specs, premier build quality, and software improvements.

Xiaomi has managed to successfully address the low battery life issue in this year’s Redmi Note 4. You will see discernible improvement of over 20 percent in the Redmi Note 4 largely due to the efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor.

So, if your are thinking about upgrading from Redmi Note 3 to Note 4, or want to purchase a new Redmi Note 4, then the following FAQ section will help you to understand everything about the latest Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. You can find commonly asked questions about the Redmi Note 4 and their answers.

Q – What are the full specs of the Redmi Note 4?

A – Here are the full specifications of the Redmi Note 4:

  • 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
  • Firmware: MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

Q – What are the improvements in the Redmi Note 4 over the Redmi Note 3?

A – Biggest change is in the design and build quality of Redmi Note 4. Xiaomi has introduced a slick aluminum design with glass antenna lines to give the device a more premier look and feel.

The 2.5D curved glass is durable enough to protect the screen as well as relay brigher and accurate color contrasts on the display. Rear camera receives a bump in megapixels. The 13MP shooter of the Redmi Note 4 has 1.12um pixels, which is an improvement over the 1um pixels on the Redmi Note 3. Photos and videos appear sharper even when taken in low light conditions.

The jump to Snapdragon 625 CPU in the Redmi Note 4 makes it worth upgrading from the last year’s Redmi Note 3 model.

Q – How many Redmi Note 4 variants are available and at what price?

A – The Redmi Note 4 is available in four three storage and RAM variants. Here are the prices:

1) 2GB RAM + 32GB storage

2) 3GB RAM + 32GB storage

3) 4GB RAM + 64GB storage\

Price of the three variants varies according to country’s local currency and exchange rate, so check official webpage or contact nearby smartphone retailer for the price in your area.

Q – Which version of Android firmware runs on the handset?

A – Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

Q – Which version of MIUI is on the Redmi Note 4?

A – It runs on MIUI 8 out of the box.

Q – How is the battery life on the Redmi Note 4?

A – The Redmi Note 4 is powered by Snapdragon 625 processor, which is known as a battery friendly chip while still providing more power than the chipset on the previous Redmi Note 3. Overall, it delivers up to 20 percent more battery life per charge cycle than the battery on the last year’s model.

Q – Where can i buy Redmi Note 4?

A – Check with your local smartphone merchant or visit official Mi.com website to find out details about official retailers as well as to order the device online.

Q – What colors are available in the Redmi Note 4?

A – The handset is available in Gold, Black and Dark Grey colors. The Gold color variant has a white front panel.

Q – Can i remove bloatware from the Redmi Note 4?

A – Yes you can delete unwanted apps and software that comes pre-installed on the Redmi Note 4. But it works for some apps, not all.

Q – Doe the Redmi Note 4 support USB OTG?

A – Yes, the handset supports USB On-The-Go and SIM ejector tool. However, earphone and casing are not bundled with the device.

Q – Is the Redmi Note 4 battery removable?

A – Unfortunately, no, you cannot remove battery from the handset as its housed inside a unibody aluminum chassis.

Q – Does the handset support dual-sim setup?

A – The Redmi Note 4 has a hybrid SIM card slot. This means you can use either 2 SIM cards or one SIM and an external SD card at the same time. The primary SIM card slot accepts micro SIM cards, while the secondary slot can be used for nano SIM cards.

Q – Can the apps be locked using Fingerprint Scanner on the Redmi Note 4?

A – Yes, you can use fingerprint scanner to lock and unlock apps.

Q – Does the display has Redmi Note 4 Gorilla Glass protection?

A – Redmi Note 4’s 5.5-inch 1080p IPS display is not protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. But the handset’s display is protected by a 2.5D curved glass, which is more scratch resistant than other alternatives in the market.

Q – Is there a Fingerprint scanner on the Redmi Note 4?

A – Yes, the device features a fingerprint scanner that is situated at the rear end.

Q – Can the Redmi Note 4 camera record videos in slow-motion?

A – Yes, the camera on the Redmi Note 4 is capable of recording full HD videos at 30 fps. While slow-mo videos can be recorded at 720p @ 120fps.

Q – Is the Android Nougat update available for Redmi Note 4?

A – Yes, official Android 7.0 Nougat firmware update has been released by Xiaomi for the Redmi Note 4. Android 8.0 Oreo update is expected to arrive later this year, or in the early parts of the next year.

Q – Is quick charging 2.0 available on the handset?

A – No, it is not available. However, Xiaomi does bundle a 5v @ 2A charger in the phone box that gives Quick Charge 1.0 speed.

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