Xaomi after launching mi3 , mi4 and Redmi 1s showed the world mobile market they really are tough, read that as threat, and again this month this chinese mobile company came up with yet another affordable phone, a phablet to be accurate- The Xaomi Redmi Note (in 3G and 4G). This 5.5inch phablet comes with great features and tempting price. This new Redmi Note 4G has a price tag of kust $158 (9,999 INR). So dont be shock if it soon turns out to be the people's phablet.
Redmi Note is one simple and neat looking phone but many may consider it as a dull looking phone but you must think about its price too. The design is almost as same as the Redmi 1s. It has round corner and sleek edges, it is 78.7mm wide and weighs 200gms. The rear cover of the phone is removable, its too glossy and you have to be careful while hoding the phone as with sweaty palms it can get a bit of slippery. And the back is not fingerprints proof. Thus overall the look though doesn't give a premium feel like the mi4 offers but still its decent enough. Coming to the display of the phone, this is where Redmi Note is turning out to be the threat for other Mobile companies. It has a 5.5inch IPS LCD screen and it looks very vibrant and colorful. It has 1280x720 pixel resolution which is good too , protection wise it has the super tough Gorilla glass 3. So It can be concluded that though the Redmi Note doesn't score big in design but with nice wide viewing angles the phones display is a winner.
Xaomi Redmi Note 3G has 1.7ghz Mediatek MT6589T octa-core processor that gives it great performance overall. In Nenamark 2 bench mark test the phone scored 61.1 and 32,236 in Antutu, which is impressive as this score beats many recent smartphones score including MotoG. Redmi Note 4G runs on MIUI which is its patent O.S but the 3G version runs on Android 4.2 jelly bean and this is one mighty disappointment. Performance wise the phone does good, all the app runs smoothly without any hiccups. The call quality is good too. So again like all Xaomi this ones Performance is strong too and this is fore sure its TRP.
Coming to its camera .The Redmi Note has a 13mp rear camera with LED Flash that helps taking good daylight pictures with great detail and colors. And With this new advance mode you can touch up your Important camera settings such as sharpness and exposures. Video recording wise it supports 1080p and offers both standard and fast motion recording mode. The front camera is of 5mp that takes good selfies but the ones in low light are not that sharp comparatively and has 720p video recording capability.
Redmi Note has an internal memory of 8GB and external memory can be expandable upto 64Gb it has a 3100mAh removable battery that gives the phone above average life. It can last upto good 19hours with moderate use. So the bottom line is, at just $158 you are getting a phone which has a neat design, great camera and display, so if you are low on funds for your phone this Redmi NOTE will make very happy. But if you want a high performance phone then do skip the 3G version of this phone as its 4.2 jelly bean o.s is a big low point and might give its sale a big blow.