Xiaomi is back to boom the market with its latest Xiaomi Redmi Note that comes with an eye-popping specification and fabulous features. After Redmi 1S and Mi3, the company has came-up with a large device, Xiaomi Redmi Note at affordable pricing of Rs. 8,999/- for 3G and Rs. 9,999/- for 4G.
This device runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system and available on Flipkart. Before proceed to purchase from Flipkart, check out the review of the new Xiaomi phablet and other related information.
Design and Display:
Seems like an enlarged version of Redmi 1S smartphone, Redmi Note is a simple device that created by an Indian brand. This device comes with a 5.5-inch 720p display with a pixel density of 267 ppi along with 3 red colored capacitive navigation buttons at the bottom and a 5 MP Camera and speaker on the top. You don’t find Full HD display.
It’s fabulous plastic back covers a microSD slot, two SIM card slots, and a removable 3,100 mAh battery. This device weight around 200 grams and its front screen has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Redmi Note’s viewing angles are excellent and have marvelous outdoor visibility. Additionally, users can able to access device under direct sunlight at medium brightness.
Around 6 GB of internal storage is offered by this device. Users can expand memory up to 32 GB with MicroSD cards.
An excellent performance offered by Redmi Note at affordable price. Its octa-core MediaTek MT6592 (32 bit, frequency 728 ~ 1664 MHz) with Mali 450 GPU and 2GB RAM doesn’t disappoint users. A decent 31337 on AnTuTu Benchmark (v5.3 ) is scored by this device. If we are looking at the general performance, it is good and well-satisfied. Users will notice that the phone will heat up when they are playing games.
Users can find two regular SIM card slots in which first slot supports 3G and he Slot 2 supports only 2G networks. Users cannot find any issue related to connectivity.
This latest launched device runs on Android 4.2.2 sugarcoated with MIUI 5. Moreover, no official announcement about upgraded to Android 4.4 KitKat will be heard. Users will find MIUI 5 without any app drawer and thus, they will get everything on the home screen.
One can find some proprietary apps like MiTalk that seems like a messenger application that enable audio and video call. Additionally, with MiCloud, users can able to store their data on the Mi cloud servers and Report Bug that enable to report unusual behavior.
Users will also find a dedicated Security application that helps them to keep their device secure. This application contains many features like data usage monitor, virus scanner, cleaner, blocklist, and so on. Those users, who are coming from a stock Android background, can find minimal learning curve with MIUI.
With its themes application, you can download a collection of themes for free. Interestingly, you will find Indian themes with local touch. Users will also find the Lite mode on the Redmi Note that is practical the device is used by first time android users. With lite mode, you can also choose application that you want to display on the home screen.
Additionally, users can also add widgets, choose from different transitions and able to move quickly between screens by simply tapping rather than sliding them between home-screens. Users can also find quick settings and general settings in the setting menu that is divided under sections.
It’s unbelievable!! One cannot expect a 13MP rear camera at this price. However, Redmi Note offers this fabulous camera with 5MP front-facing considering selfie-trend in mind. Users will happy to hear that some excellent features like optical image stabilization and backside illuminated sensor are also available.
This low-priced camera comes with a good AF speed and has an excellent image quality in daylight. An f/2.2 aperture is featured in the camera that allows taking pictures with shallow depth of field. Its Macro photos are excellent while the only drawback is low-light shooting scenarios.
Its absence of a backside illuminated sensor displays in the low-light images that fails to confine much detail. You will find same UI like Mi 3 and Redmi 1S. One can also activate the Advanced Mode that delivers more congested screen and manually allows controlling exposure, ISO, white balance, etc.
The Redmi Note is blessed with 3,100 mAh battery, which is long-lasting. If any user use their device for 20 hours and in which he/she can so call, message, shoot pictures/videos, surf the web, watch videos and play game then also battery remains around 10%, which is very impressive. Happily, Redmi Note takes some hours to charge as it has the bundled 2A charger.
There is no doubt Xiaomi Redmi Note provides great value for money. However, purchasers have to ensure Android 4.2.2 OS and size before purchasing device. Those people, who are looking to purchase a large-screened smartphone, then Xiaomi Redmi Note is a best option available at Rs. 8,999/- and Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G at Rs. 9,999/- at Flipkart from 1st December.