After getting to know Xiaomi's Redmi Note 4 with Helio X20, it's time to meet the Snapdragon 625 edition. It promises better battery efficiency and thermal control thanks to a more advanced manufacturing process. But these improvements may have cost the Note 4 some of its performance punch, and we will duly explore this possibility.
The Helio-powered Redmi Note 4 we met earlier earned nothing but high praise from us. It offered high-quality design, blazing-fast performance, and great battery life. Xiaomi has been known to use different chips for different markets and the Note 4 is no exception. Today, we are getting to know the Snapdragon edition of the Redmi Note 4, which has been released in India not long ago.
The Redmi Note 4 with Snapdragon 625 gets to keep the same all-metal exterior with the fancy 2.5D edges on the front glass. The 5.5" 1080p screen is here to stay, as is the 13MP main camera with phase-detect autofocus. The battery is one of the highlights of the Redmi series, and the Note 4 has its whopping 4,100 mAh capacity untouched.
We've been here quite a few times with mid-range Xiaomi phones and none of these omissions come as a surprise. The sealed battery has been an essential part of the Mi and Redmi series since their third generation, while the hybrid SIM slot is a middle-of-the-road solution that still works for the majority of users.
The lack of fast charging is what could be a deal breaker for some, as this large battery does take a while to recharge. But more on that later. For now, let's just focus on the familiar exterior, and see if anything has changed since last October's Helio X20-featuring Redmi Note 4.
Special thanks to HonorBuy for providing the review unit.
I bought in 2017, still I use with Android 7 and Miui11, fully functional, fast charge, non damage even 3 times crash to the floor, I really recommend this phone and brand, when I change sure for the same brand
the battery is not fast charging and the input socket for charging is not easy to see if the phone is charging, its sucks on charging need help its blinking only and charge for whole night gain 1% only then slowly deadbat..
No, this mobile sucks and battery is not fast charging and gaming is worst