I own it and use it in almost 1.5 years
this is a simple experience
and subjectif, so it could be different with another people experience
i like this design so much, and one of my reason don't change until now is the design
looks cool, elegant, and sturdy
imo, the newest xiaomi phone such as redmi 5 plus or redmi note 5 were failed the design,
i don't like how they mix the metal and plastic in top and bottom, the phone doesn't looks weel and lost it's unibody feeling.
and redmi note 4 mtk, the design was the best one, full metal body
i don't really think it was fast, for game is just standard,
I play RR3 daily and after i played about 30 minutes, the graphic performance were decreased,
that was not pleasant experience.
i tried to play PUBG, but this one could not handle it, even in lowest graphic, it still laggy,
i don't know it's hardware or software
for most game is actually okay
This one is the worst weakness from this one
i play RR3 30 minutes and it takes the battery almost 30%
and start from 100% it easily dropping out to 80-90% just in idle position,
i think there was a bug
hope xiaomi release the update soon
if i use for normal daily routine (no games)
it could last to 10 Hours
but it is depend on different network and setting.
i would say that the battery durability is not really good
but after i use it for long time i know some tricks
and i can playing games 1 hour without decreasing the performance
the tips is playing with a fan nearby the phones, or in a cool condition,
it's helping but still need an effort
my conclusion is, this phone is not that really bad,
but if i could recommend someone to bought it or not,
if you are a gamer, look for another phone.
but if only for daily routine, i think this phone is good enough
and the design was awesome.
really good looking and looks expensive, the metal on the back was the best on Xiaomi Redmi Note Series.
AnonD-721723, 10 Dec 2017guyz no nougat on end of this phone dont dream about new android version,that is fkin mediatek... moreNo fyi it's not mediatek's faultÂ…
Actually mediatek does release it's source code
There are phones that's upgradeable to latest Android versionÂ… like the cheap xperia(s) and china phone brand meizuÂ…
So it's become obvious that xiaomi doesn't want to release Android update of mediatek variant which piss their customers offÂ…
~This is my personal opinion~ no bias or fanboyism~
Terrible phoneÂ… WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER XIAOMI
Xiaomi doesn't care about it's mediatek counterpart, not releasing Android version updateÂ…
I think that we spent the same money as those who bought the snapdragon variant, but didn't get what we deservedÂ…
Battery drains quite fast only after 1½years of mild usage for whatever reasonÂ…
Main suspect is the miui 9 update, causes phone slightly lag and battery drains more just after the 9.5 updateÂ…
I m using redmi note 4 mediatek varient 3Gb 64Gb now for almost one year.. It came with china stable rom 18.104.22.168...
Best phone in this price range... Battery time is realy good.. And mobile is very fast too.... Its global version with s.d 625 is slower then mediatek... I used both but mediatek varient is way faster and relaiable phone...
After lots n lots of experiments with different roms e.g official miui china stable & Global stable.. I found miui china stable 22.214.171.124 best of the best in all aspects... Sound quality, battery timing, and very fast snapier then all other roms i hv tested... Miui 9 failed lots of batery drain & very slow... So i end up with miui 8 stable 126.96.36.199... Simliar global stable rom has lots of bugs and its slow with terrible fonts... So if u want to get the best of redmi note 4.. Go with the miui 8 china stable... It also has English language.
Hey stable guys..
I m not joking..this phn will get nougat bt not from stable rom. If u have been using about 1 year u shouldn't wait more. Android N based developer rom is now available for this phn it's a update guide. It's hard to believe that I m using split screen multi window on Android version 6 and my phn is not rooted. I flash developer rom from service center and have been using about 8 months without any issue it's perfectly stable even smother than stable rom. I think I will get nougat within few weeks because I my brothers developer rom(Android v 6.0.1) running rn3 pro could not get the split screen with same update because rn3 pro had updated once from lollipop. It's only possible Android v 7 miui developer rom even not v 7 stable rom so guys what do u think..how could I get this? It's updating and going to get Android N. I believe u can believe so spring it's legs and get on with it. It's amazing u will see. Good Luck!
I m using developer rom and tonight's update(MIUI 9 Global 8.3.29 Beta) brought 'split screen' multitasking feature..it's a nougat feature u know..bt no nougat.
themendokusai, 18 Mar 2018does it heat up ?for those who are using it you need to debloat it and edit a lot of stuff in build.prop ... never overheat again. mtk versuon is for advanced users not noobs. sorry ! use snapdragon version instead
themendokusai, 18 Mar 2018does it heat up ?for those who are using it this phone heats up like mad, i will not recommend it for any one, currently the phone just went off and refuse to come up in less than a year.
I m from Bangladesh. my phone display cracked and i just shocked i have replaced market display by paying 2200 tk the display color is poor and its just not comparable with original.. because of having a powerful image processor(antutu 13k+) display refresh rate is amazingly high though.. but i m entirely shocking about the market displays cheaper color. I was enjoying 'game of thrones' tv series by my original display bt now i can't feel any joy and I always remember my original screen..so I want to cost doble bt i need original rn4 mtk display no nearly original only the previous one..so brothers plz tell me where and how can i find it..I m just in mess condition about the 'Game Of Thrones'..plz help me...
Bt one matter that rn3 pro was powered by sd 650 so rn4 should have sd 653 or 660 then why 625 why so much loughter about it.my friend bought sd variant for android update and its known that sd is nicely supported by mi bt he told me mtk variant delivers high performance to start any type of work until it gets hot and overall its much faster and better responsive..
AnonD-739145, 21 Feb 2018hmm i bought this a phone about a year ago and i think im a little disappointed because the sn... moreTrue... Im using a mediatek helio x20 i kuch prefer the snapdragon vaiant though not good in 5vd5 moba gaming too laggy although the resulotion is down to the lowest still laggy
@zakir, 11 Feb 2018I've been using it for more than one and half years and the performance is exactly the same as... moresame here. the only drawback is the battery, using it for more than a year, batteries in this duration usually wear out in half, I still can use it half day with gaming and youtube. so good for me.
hmm i bought this a phone about a year ago and i think im a little disappointed because the snapdragon version of this version is much better and supported by xiaomi itself :(