Xiaomi has just launched a new version of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. We are talking about the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X, a terminal that elevates the hardware of the Note 4 with a better quality processor, the well-known Snapdragon 625 from Qualcomm. In this way, Xiaomi optimizes the performance of the already interesting Note 4 with a system that gains in fluidity and efficiency thanks to the CPU change. In today's review we analyze the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X, one of the most attractive and affordable terminals in the current mid-range. Shall we keep an eye on it?
Display and layout
As far as screen and design are concerned, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X maintains the specifications of the previous model: 5.5 ’’ screen with FullHD resolution and the always sleek arched 2.5D. The design is virtually identical, too: a sleek minimalist metallic finish, with a curved back for better grip and rounded edges.
On the front we find 3 touch buttons with the selfie camera and the proximity sensor on the upper part of the panel, and on the back we will only see the Xiaomi logo (which is appreciated), next to the main camera and the sensor. footprints.
One of the novelties of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X is that it is available in various colors: gray, silver gray, champagne, pink, gold, light green and black. It should be clarified that the price varies depending on the color chosen, so this is also an important factor to consider.
Power and performance
As we mentioned at the beginning, the differentiating element of the Redmi Note 4X is its new Snapdragon 625 Octa Core 2.0GHz processor together with the Adreno 506 GPU, leaving behind the previous Helio X20 that wears the classic Note 4. At the performance level, we could say that both (the Helio X20 and the Snapdragon) touch a very similar level in terms of fluidity and application handling.
In terms of memory and storage we find 2 different versions of the terminal:
- One with 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage.
- Another more powerful version with 4GB RAM + 64GB of internal space.
In both versions the resident operating system is Android 6.0, with Xiaomi's MIUI 8.1 customization layer, which is quite reminiscent in many respects of Apple's perennial iOS.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X score in Antutu and Geekbench
If we pass the new Redmi Note 4X through benchmarking tools to measure its performance and consumption, we see that it obtains a quite remarkable score:
Geekbench 4: Single-core: 822 | Multi-core: 3,034
In what we will notice an overwhelming difference is in the battery consumption of both processors. If the previous Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 showed an autonomy of almost 8 and a half hours, the Note 4X reaches up to 13h 55min in PCMark.
Which shows that Xiaomi's intention with the Snapdragon 625 is none other than that of reduce battery consumption by the CPU. In addition to the added credibility that the Qualcomm processor brand already grants.
Camera and battery
At the back of the terminal we find a camera quite in line with what is expected of a good mid-range: 13MP definition with flash and autofocus. A camera with which to take good quality photos as long as we are not in very low lighting situations (which on the other hand happens with most terminals). The front camera on its side presents a correct 5MP.
As for the battery, it offers remarkable 4100mAh autonomy, a figure that stands well above the usual average in today's terminals, both in the mid-range and high-end.
Also has 4G connectivity, Bluetooth 4.2, dual SIM and fingerprint reader on the back of the device.
Price and availability
The price of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X varies depending on the chosen color, the RAM and the internal storage space that we want to apply to it. We can find from the cheapest base version at € 118.03 (about $ 135.99) with 3GB RAM + 16GB of storage, up to the most premium version with 4GB of RAM + 64GB in blue charmby 182 euros (about $ 210).
The truth is that its price has dropped about 30 euros since it came out, not long ago, back in the spring, making it a more desirable terminal if possible. One of the best of the current upper-middle range with the confidence and security granted by the Xiaomi seal.
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