The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is available in Singapore now, at a price of S$259. You can find it through their official Lazada store, or at their authorized reseller stores in Suntec City, through Challenger, or through telcos Singtel and M1. They are available in Gold and Dark Grey colors, while Black will only be available next week.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 was designed for battery efficiency, coupled with a premium look at an affordable price point. This model has a metal body and a 5.5-inch display at Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels resolution) 2.5D display that’s further complemented by its new antenna line design. Within, you’ll find 4G network support on their dual-SIM card array, with the option to swap one slot for a MicroSD card (up to 128GB). The rear camera is a 13-megapixel camera with a BSI (back-side illuminated) CMOS sensor that’s supported by phase-detection autofocus. There’s only one variant available here – it packs 32GB, 3GB RAM.
Xiaomi moved the speaker grill to the bottom edge of the phone, as opposed to leaving it on the rear – they claimed that their users wanted the change, for the sake of better acoustics and soundstage. Over at the front is a camera that now comes with two beautification modes – Beautify Smart, and Beautify Pro. As the names imply, the latter allows finer beautification adjustments, while the former features an automatic process.
In case you missed it, Xiaomi confused quite a number of potential users and journalists when they announced the Redmi Note 4 twice. To clarify, the China-only launch back in August 2016 uses a MediaTek processor, while the global version (that started off with an India-only launch in January 2017) of the phone uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor instead. As you’d guess by now, we are getting the global variant, with the Snapdragon SoC within.
Xiaomi claimed that the Redmi Note 4 is more efficient with its battery, with an average 25% increase in usage duration across multiple smartphone tasks (versus the Note 3). Considering how the ASUS ZenFone 3 and Moto Z Play both had Snapdragon 625 processors and excellent performance in our battery tests, we’re inclined to believe that the Redmi Note 4 is going to be just as effective with its 4,100mAh battery capacity.