Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 launched in China, here are the full specs


Redmi Note 4_01

Well we expected Xiaomi to launch something largish today and are gut feeling was correct with the Beijing brand announcing the Redmi Note 4.

As we all know the Redmi range of phones has been the bread and butter for Xiaomi over the years, and as time has gone by we have seen the mini brand benefit from a range of devices.

The Redmi Note 3 launched last year and was a popular device for it’s larger screen, metal body and good pricing, now Xiaomi hope to recapture that success with the release of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4.

Redmi Note 4_03

Specs for the Redmi Note 4 are the same across the board with the only differences between the two models available being the amount of internal storage, RAM and pricing.

As for these specs well they include a new unibody metal design with chamfered edges and 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 display with 2.5D curved glass up front.

The rear of the Redmi Note 4 s where we find the 13 mega-pixel rear camera and like previous models we get the benefit of super fast PDAF autofocus, but now also a larger F2.0 aperture as well. Eagle eyed readers will have noticed that the fingerprint scanner has remained on the rear too, not moved to the front like some rumours had suggested.

Here for the specs and nothing else? Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 full specifications.

The Redmi Note 4 comes with MIUI 8 pre-installed and this runs on a 2.1Ghz Mediatek Helio X20 10 core chipset. A hybrid SIM slot will let the user have either two sims in operation or a single SIM and up to 128GB SD card.

Last but not least is the large 4100mAh battery and a choice of colours.

Chinese pricing for the phone starts at just 899 Yuan ($135) for the 16GB + 2GB RAM model rising to only 1199 Yuan ($180) for the 64GB + 3GB version, which looks like a bargain to us! What do you think?

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56 Comments

  1. Lupo
    August 25, 2016

    Andi, these are far from “full specs”… Anyway, do you expect SD652 Indian version?

    • realjjj
      August 25, 2016

      5.5inch 1080p , Helio X20 (MT6797m with the A72s at 2.1GHz) , 2GB RAM ,32GB NAND , 13MP and 5MP cams, 4100mAh, 5V / 2A charging , 151 × 76 × 8.35mm, 175g

      Official page http://www.mi.com/redminote4/

    • Wolvie
      August 26, 2016

      Problem is if Xiaomi release Redmi Note 4 Pro with Qualcomm 652 then they will attack their own product Mi MAX.

      I don’t mind buying Mi MAX but for now their price is still too expensive because it must go through china online re-seller. Need to wait a couple months before it goes down.

  2. Lupo
    August 25, 2016

    2G: GSM B2/B3/B8
    3G: WCDMA B1/B2/B5/B8; TD-SCDMA B34/B39; CDMA2000/1X BC0
    4G: FDD-LTE B1/B3/ B5/B7/ B8; TD-LTE B38/B39/B40/B41(2555-2655MHz)

    • economistor
      August 25, 2016

      In EU, we do not buy Xiaomi, because it has not got EU LTE. We buy other China phones.

      • balcobomber25
        August 25, 2016

        Technically it does have some EU LTE, it’s missing Band 20 but it will work in several major European cities. Which is a lot better than the US where it won’t work on LTE at all.

      • Eddy Bruin
        August 25, 2016

        In the EU I don’t need the B20 band for my provider. So I’m a happy RN2 owner with super LTE support

  3. hacker power
    August 25, 2016

    Will it have a pro version?

    • NextHype
      August 25, 2016

      Based on statistics : yes, in 3 weeks.

  4. Tomas
    August 25, 2016

    the biggest question is……Does it support EU LTE bands (800mhz)?

  5. realjjj
    August 25, 2016

    The weakest point for this one is 2GB RAM ,would have been better if they had 3GB RAM and 32GB NAND and price it at 999CNY. It’s also too little over the previous model, a better SoC over SD650 and not much else.

    The 360 N4 comes with 4GB RAM, 32GB NAND ,plastic back and has faster charging but smaller battery, guess it remains the leader in value.

    The Note 3 Pro had a cam that was too weak, hopefully they did better here.
    Ideally they should have went 5.7-5.9 inch with the Note as 5.5 inch has been mainstream for years and they have the Redmi Pro anyway at 5.5. Note is , by definition bigger than mainstream. They stick with 5.5 for cost reasons but that’s not a good enough reason.

    All in all it’s pretty nice but it really should have 3GB RAM for the base model even if the price was a bit higher.

    • Tomas
      August 25, 2016

      nah, the weakest point is absence of EU LTE bands. I really dont understand this. Xiaomi started to equip newer models with EU LTE bands, but for some reason, they did not do this with this one again. Im confused

      • Bailey
        August 25, 2016

        Its simply its a phone for China not the EU

        • Muhammad Yasir
          August 25, 2016

          but i can use it in Pakistan without any issues (provided the customs let me pass it through)

        • ramon
          August 26, 2016

          Its not only for China. It has Global versions. Note 3 Pro has Special edition with Band 20!

      • balcobomber25
        August 25, 2016

        It has some EU LTE bands just not band 20.

        • Luciano
          August 25, 2016

          Hi Balco, what do you think about the Redmi Note 4? Is it better to go for the Note 3 Pro or should I buy the Redmi Note 4? A Pro version with Snapdragon Soc will be released in coming weeks but I can’t wait. Moreover, the Note 3 Pro is now cheaper and offers similar performance to the Note 4. Mediatek Soc are really bad? People complain a lot about Mediatek, is it so bad to buy a phone with Soc from Mediatek? Thanks!

          • balcobomber25
            August 25, 2016

            Mediatek SoC’s aren’t as bad as people make them out to be, for most people they are excellent chips. The people who complain about them usually have one of two complaints: Weak GPU and lack of community support. The GPU is usually a little overblown, the Qualcomm chips do have better GPU’s but the Helio range can still play most games without issues. I might struggle on the most graphically intense games at high settings. But everything else will run without issues. Mediatek doesn’t release the source code for their chips to the public, you have to pay for it so if you plan on using custom ROM’s it’s better to go with the SD version. If you only plan to use MIUI (which is excellent) then it isn’t an issue for you.

            Having said all that if you can find the Note 3 Pro for a good price it is still an excellent phone to get.

            • Luciano
              August 25, 2016

              Thank you for your reply, to be honest I don’t see a huge improvement here compared to the Note 3 Pro. However, I would say that the Note 4 has a lot better design and build quality. In terms of performance, I think they are in the same range. If I go for the Note 4 I will have to pay around $260 through resellers. Some users say that the Note 4 has similar camera to the Note 3 Pro. If the improvement is not confirmed for the camera on the Note 4, then I will get the Note 3 Pro for sure.

            • Wolvie
              August 26, 2016

              For now you better buy Redmi Note 3 pro.

              Pricing for this new release will be staying expensive for months later until they release the Pro version with better spec (i pray hard that they will the qualcomm version soon LOL)

              The upgrade is not significance from Redmi Note 3 pro and yet so high pricing from china online reseller. If price decrease until almost the same then you can consider to buy either one of them.

              I bought Redmi Note 3 pro 2 months ago at aliexpress only at $165 for prime version 3GB/32GB. I bought Silver color because at that time this color was the cheapest. Gold color also you can get for cheap price.

              Btw somehow those china re-seller always sell the Redmi note 3 pro grey color at higher price, not sure why.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      August 25, 2016

      you make a nice argument.

      if only there were 360 mobiles Phones available easily on the international import markets

    • NextHype
      August 25, 2016

      Redmi Note 3 doesn’t have SD650, Pro version has it. You compared Note 4 to Note 3 Pro. Note 3 has X10, so they upgraded their base model from X10 to X20.

      Note 4 Pro may have a QC SoC ^^

      • realjjj
        August 25, 2016

        There is no Qualcomm SoC that wouldn’t be a downgrade in this price range so obviously there won’t be a 4 Pro. What Note 5 uses remains to be seen.

  6. Lupo
    August 25, 2016

    Andi, these are far from “full specs”… Anyway, do you expect SD652 Indian version?

    • realjjj
      August 25, 2016

      5.5inch 1080p , Helio X20 (MT6797m with the A72s at 2.1GHz) , 2GB RAM ,32GB NAND , 13MP and 5MP cams, 4100mAh, 5V / 2A charging , 151 × 76 × 8.35mm, 175g

      Official page http://www.mi.com/redminote4/

    • Guest
      August 26, 2016

      Problem is if Xiaomi release Redmi Note 4 Pro with Qualcomm 652 then they will attack their own product Mi MAX.

      I don’t mind buying Mi MAX but for now their price is still too expensive because it must go through china online re-seller. Need to wait a couple months before it goes down.

  7. Lupo
    August 25, 2016

    2G: GSM B2/B3/B8
    3G: WCDMA B1/B2/B5/B8; TD-SCDMA B34/B39; CDMA2000/1X BC0
    4G: FDD-LTE B1/B3/ B5/B7/ B8; TD-LTE B38/B39/B40/B41(2555-2655MHz)

    • economistor
      August 25, 2016

      In EU, we do not buy Xiaomi, because it has not got EU LTE. We buy other China phones.

    • balcobomber25
      August 25, 2016

      Technically it does have some EU LTE, it’s missing Band 20 but it will work in several major European cities. Which is a lot better than the US where it won’t work on LTE at all.

    • Eddy Bruin
      August 25, 2016

      In the EU I don’t need the B20 band for my provider. So I’m a happy RN2 owner with super LTE support

  8. hacker power
    August 25, 2016

    Will it have a pro version?

    • NextHype
      August 25, 2016

      Based on statistics : yes, in 3 weeks.

  9. Guest
    August 25, 2016

    the biggest question is……Does it support EU LTE bands (800mhz)?

  10. realjjj
    August 25, 2016

    The weakest point for this one is 2GB RAM ,would have been better if they had 3GB RAM and 32GB NAND and price it at 999CNY. It’s also too little over the previous model, a better SoC over SD650 and not much else.

    The 360 N4 comes with 4GB RAM, 32GB NAND ,plastic back and has faster charging but smaller battery, guess it remains the leader in value.

    The Note 3 Pro had a cam that was too weak, hopefully they did better here.
    Ideally they should have went 5.7-5.9 inch with the Note as 5.5 inch has been mainstream for years and they have the Redmi Pro anyway at 5.5. Note is , by definition bigger than mainstream. They stick with 5.5 for cost reasons but that’s not a good enough reason.

    All in all it’s pretty nice but it really should have 3GB RAM for the base model even if the price would be a bit higher.

    • Guest
      August 25, 2016

      nah, the weakest point is absence of EU LTE bands. I really dont understand this. Xiaomi started to equip newer models with EU LTE bands, but for some reason, they did not do this with this one again. Im confused

    • Bailey
      August 25, 2016

      Its simply its a phone for China not the EU

    • Guest
      August 25, 2016

      but i can use it in Pakistan without any issues (provided the customs let me pass it through)

    • Guest
      August 25, 2016

      you make a nice argument.

      if only there were 360 mobiles Phones available easily on the international import markets

    • balcobomber25
      August 25, 2016

      It has some EU LTE bands just not band 20.

    • Guest
      August 25, 2016

      Hi Balco, what do you think about the Redmi Note 4? Is it better to go for the Note 3 Pro or should I buy the Redmi Note 4? A Pro version with Snapdragon Soc will be released in coming weeks but I can’t wait. Moreover, the Note 3 Pro is now cheaper and offers similar performance to the Note 4. Mediatek Soc are really bad? People complain a lot about Mediatek, is it so bad to buy a phone with Soc from Mediatek? Thanks!

    • NextHype
      August 25, 2016

      Redmi Note 3 doesn’t have SD650, Pro version has it. You compared Note 4 to Note 3 Pro. Note 3 has X10, so they upgraded their base model from X10 to X20.

      Note 4 Pro may have a QC SoC ^^

    • balcobomber25
      August 25, 2016

      Mediatek SoC’s aren’t as bad as people make them out to be, for most people they are excellent chips. The people who complain about them usually have one of two complaints: Weak GPU and lack of community support. The GPU is usually a little overblown, the Qualcomm chips do have better GPU’s but the Helio range can still play most games without issues. I might struggle on the most graphically intense games at high settings. But everything else will run without issues. Mediatek doesn’t release the source code for their chips to the public, you have to pay for it so if you plan on using custom ROM’s it’s better to go with the SD version. If you only plan to use MIUI (which is excellent) then it isn’t an issue for you.

      Having said all that if you can find the Note 3 Pro for a good price it is still an excellent phone to get.

    • Guest
      August 25, 2016

      Thank you for your reply, to be honest I don’t see a huge improvement here compared to the Note 3 Pro. However, I would say that the Note 4 has a lot better design and build quality. In terms of performance, I think they are in the same range. If I go for the Note 4 I will have to pay around $260 through resellers. Some users say that the Note 4 has similar camera to the Note 3 Pro. If the improvement is not confirmed for the camera on the Note 4, then I will get the Note 3 Pro for sure.

    • realjjj
      August 25, 2016

      There is no Qualcomm SoC that wouldn’t be a downgrade in this price range so obviously there won’t be a 4 Pro. What Note 5 uses remains to be seen.

    • Guest
      August 26, 2016

      For now you better buy Redmi Note 3 pro.

      Pricing for this new release will be staying expensive for months later until they release the Pro version with better spec (i pray hard that they will the qualcomm version soon LOL)

      The upgrade is not significance from Redmi Note 3 pro and yet so high pricing from china online reseller. If price decrease until almost the same then you can consider to buy either one of them.

      I bought Redmi Note 3 pro 2 months ago at aliexpress only at $165 for prime version 3GB/32GB. I bought Silver color because at that time this color was the cheapest. Gold color also you can get for cheap price.

      Btw somehow those china re-seller always sell the Redmi note 3 pro grey color at higher price, not sure why.

    • ramon
      August 26, 2016

      Its not only for China. It has Global versions. Note 3 Pro has Special edition with Band 20!

  11. sere83
    August 25, 2016

    No wonder Xiaomi losing money at a crazy rate. They have the most confusing product line of any manufacturer out there. Total lunacy

    • gersonjunior87
      August 25, 2016

      I have the same opinion. Why launch 10 diferents devices every year? For me the perfect is:

      HIGH PERFORMANCE
      – Mi5 and Note

      MIDDLE PEFORMANCE
      – Mi4s and Redmi Note

      LOW PERFORMANCE
      – Redmi and Redmi Note

      6 products that meet all people (small and big display).

  12. greg
    August 25, 2016

    And where is the upgrade from the 3 Series? , this model has no sense at all !!! , better buy a Note 3 with 3/32 for a lower price and thats it , I really hope they will not make the same mistake with the Redmi 4 , they must release that one with the 625 no matter what.

  13. sere83
    August 25, 2016

    No wonder Xiaomi losing money at a crazy rate. They have the most confusing product line of any manufacturer out there. Total lunacy

    • gersonjunior87
      August 25, 2016

      I have the same opinion. Why launch 10 diferents devices every year? For me the perfect is:

      HIGH PERFORMANCE
      – Mi5 and Note

      MIDDLE PEFORMANCE
      – Mi4s and Redmi Pro

      LOW PERFORMANCE
      – Redmi and Redmi Note

      6 products that meet all people (small and big display).

  14. Eric PK
    August 25, 2016

    It’s just a Redmi note 3 with a faster CPU and slightly brighter lens.
    They didn’t even upgrade the charger (same 5V / 2A as before)
    Most boring announcement ever.
    No wonder that Xiaomi is losing market share.

    • Danny
      August 26, 2016

      They just release new SKUs and hope for the best… Less is more! There are now so many Redmi models I don’t even track it any more.

  15. greg
    August 25, 2016

    And where is the upgrade from the 3 Series? , this model has no sense at all !!! , better buy a Note 3 with 3/32 for a lower price and thats it , I really hope they will not make the same mistake with the Redmi 4 , they must release that one with the 625 no matter what.

  16. Eric PK
    August 25, 2016

    It’s just a Redmi note 3 with a faster CPU and slightly brighter lens.
    They didn’t even upgrade the charger (same 5V / 2A as before)
    Most boring announcement ever.
    No wonder that Xiaomi is losing market share.

    • Danny
      August 26, 2016

      They just release new SKUs and hope for the best… Less is more! There are now so many Redmi models I don’t even track it any more.