Xiaomi’s has launched their new budget smartphone’s and has just expanded with the addition of the Redmi Note 4X, which is a powerful mid-range device priced like an entry-level smartphone in 2017. For its low price of USD $227 (SGD $318), the Redmi’s powerful processor and outstanding battery life makes it an attractive buy compared to its competition in the market and comparing with other company smartphones under budget.
The design of Xiaomi Redmi 4X:
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X resembles the older Redmi Note 3, which was a spectacular Smartphone. The phone is built like a rock-solid slab of metal, with a glossy glass front that comes with a matte screen protector and a metallic chassis on the rear that’s slightly curved to give you a more comfortable grip over the device.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X has a fingerprint sensor on its rear, right under the camera, which is placed optimally so that reaching it with your index finger when you hold the phone is intuitive.
On the top of the smartphone’s frame, you will find yourself an infrared sensor that can be used to control a countless number of appliances in your home, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Speakers are found on the bottom frame of the phone, and the base holds a USB Type B port. We had hoped for an upgrade to a USB C device but that didn’t happen.
Nevertheless, the Redmi Note 4X feels like a premium device despite its low price point and it’s fairly easy well-sized at 151 x 76 x 8.45mm and a weighs 165g, which is a tad heavier than other 5.5” devices.
The Redmi holds a 5.5” screen with a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080px and a pixel density of 403ppi, which is decent for a budget level phone.
The Redmi Note 4X holds a Snapdragon 625 processor, which is a fairly capable chipset that is commonly found in midrange phones $100-200 above the 4X’s price, so you’re getting a really good deal in terms of processing power with the Redmi Note 4X. It also comes with an Adreno 506 GPU, which is a standard issue chipset for midrange smartphones as well.
With a 3GB worth of RAM, the Redmi Note 4X should hold itself fairly well when it comes to multi-tasking.
Antutu benchmarks confirm my estimations on the Note 4X’s speed, giving a rating of 62,209. This rating usually means that a phone wouldn’t lag normally in day to day processes and productivity functions, but may slow down when intensive applications for photo and video editing are used in conjunction with other applications.
Gaming performance was average compared to other budget smartphones. The 3DMark test gave a score of 461, which isn’t spectacular, so you might want to consider a higher end Xiaomi device like the Mi 5 if you wish to game on the go.