Is the Redmi Note 4 worth to buy in 2018?

Is Redmi Note 4 worth to buy in 2018? This question may come to your mind when you consider buying a budget segment phone under the price range of Rs 15000. Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4 was the best selling smartphone in 2017, but Is Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4 worth to buy in 2018? Well, we may not have the exact answer but we will surely help you clear your question. Th Redmi Note 4 is currently available online as well as offline at 9,999 INR for the 32 GB variant and at 11,999 for the 64 GB variant. The phone often gets a price cut of about Rs 1000, which is an attractive offer for most of the buyers.

With new phones coming up in the budget segment like the Mi A1, Honor 7x and the Moto  G5 Plus, it is quite tedious to decide the best smartphone. While some devices offer their customers a stock Android experience, some offer a better camera and some give bezel-less displays; Xiaomi’s Mi A1 provides us with a mixed balance of all. We get 5.5 inches 2.5D display, a good processor, 13 MP rear | 5 MP secondary camera and a larger battery. So, is Redmi Note 4 worth to buy in 2018?

Performance

The Redmi Note 4 comes with a Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor clocked at 2 GHz and  Adreno 506 GPU. There are three variants of this smartphone 2 GB RAM+ 32 GB ROM, 3 GB RAM+ 32 GB ROM and 4 GB +64 GB ROM. All the devices come with an option to increase the storage up to 128 GB. Due to a mid-segment chipset, the device may heat in heavy gaming though a moderate user won’t face any issue.

Build and design

The device doesn’t compromise on the looks. It features a 2.5D curved glass on the front panel and a metallic-unibody design. The device doesn’t lack in the looks department, it features a 3.5 mm headphone jack on the top, a USB slot on the bottom along with speaker grills. It does not come with a USB Type-C port. The finger print scanner is placed on the back of the device, below the rear camera which adds to its metallic look.

Battery Life

The Redmi Note 4 has a 4100 mAh battery which performs extraordinarily. The long-lasting battery of the Note 4 is one aspect which attracts various buyers across India. This phone gives a screen-on-time of 5 to 6 hours. It may also vary user to user. The device may only last about 4 hours if the user is playing graphic intensive games.

Camera

The Redmi Note 4 has a 13-megapixel primary camera with an aperture of  f/2.0 and a 5-megapixel front camera with an aperture of f/2.0 packed with a dual-LED flash. The native camera app is loaded with HDR, panorama and face detection modes. There is also support for 4K video recording. The cameras are above average considering the performance of the phones in the same price bracket.

Software

The Redmi Note 4 in 2018 is updated to the Android 7.0 Nougat based on MIUI 9. There are bleak chances of an Oreo update for the Note 4.

Verdict

Is Redmi Note 4 worth to buy in 2018? Here’s the answer: The Redmi Note 4 is still a solid phone in 2018 especially for a price of $200/10,000 INR.  The performance is pretty smooth for a moderate user and features such as a fingerprint scanner, 4100 mAh battery, Snapdragon 625 and IR blaster play a major role. The IR Blaster sensor allows users to directly control appliances such as TVs, A/Cs etc with their phones.

But we wouldn’t suggest this phone to people who like to live with the trend of upcoming technology. The year 2018 is expected to be the year for phones with 18:9 displays, dual rear cameras, face recognition features and many more. There are devices such as the Mi A1, Honor 7x, Moto G5 plus which could be bought by adding a few more bucks.

Also, the Redmi Note 5 or whatever Xiaomi will be calling it is going to launch soon, most probably in the month of March. It would not be wise to buy the Note 4 if you’ll be using it as your primary device and for more than a year. Though at a price cut, the Note 4 is a perfect fit as a secondary device.

Let us know what are your thoughts on the Redmi Note 4 and the upcoming phones in the comments section.

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