i bought this phone 1 month back.. suddenly my phone camera is not opening.. saying MIUI problem..
what to do any advise? i tried clearing cache.. not working
so these are my opinion on the redmi note 4g. i hope this will help those lost souls who r battling btween yureka and note 4g.
so after using the note 4g for about 2 weeks im giving my honest opinion about the phone,
i will start with the strengths 1st
the battery life is awesome thrs no denying that it can easily give u a complete day of battery life no matter how u you use it. the 3100mah battery works wonders
the standby time is also superb if u sleep at night at 3% charge u will wake up at the morning to see 2% i can bet u on that and this is without the battery saving mode.
no heating issue as such im not a big gamer but i do have asphalt 8 and real racing 3 i played for about 30mins and there was reasonable heating not too bad for a phone that u cudnt hold it i checked the temp it was 37c i had a s4 previously it gave me 43c so i wud say its not bad.
the build quality is good the phone uses a glossy finish back panel but the whole package looks good there no creaking noise the buttons on the right side have a good tactile feel to it. i will say on the whole i will say the phone never felt cheap u can flaunt it in front of ur friend but "mi" badge will not help ahahahha.
despite having a 720p semi hd screen(267 ppi) the display looks superb as i mentioned before i was used to the 441ppi galaxy s4 super amoled screen i find the display to b soothing the brightness is good under the sunlight u will b able to see things but its not that good but hey its under 10k remember,the viewing angles are good some say 178 degrees but wtf who sees thr phone with that angle i will say its good.
the phone comes with a snapdragon 400 clocked at 1.6ghz quad core a16 cores i will say its not the most powerful but it just what u need for ur daily driver trust me when i say after 2 weeks i haven't found any lag, multitasking is just fine the miui is well customized for this hardware.
the miui is a treat to eyes it sure took me a few days to get accustom to this os but once u get used to it there no match to it i finally understand why apple has such a big following u just get used to it and miui is a cheap apple experience in a good way though ahahahhaha the inbuilt security app is the best it will save u from crap apps like battery doc and clean master and antivirus software etc etc it has all those features inbuilt.my personal experience says miui is good for those people who like simple and a fast os cyanogen is also great but i have used it and sometimes too much customization is just a pain in the a$$.
the gps works gr8 which is very rare in this price range.
now the disadvantages
the adreno 305 chip set is not the most powerful so don't expect high bench mark scores i personally don't prefers these synthetic benchmarks but hell yeah they do matter in some case this is the case where it suffers a bit if u love playing high end games i wudnt recommend this device it will play the games for sure but the picture quality is not that good u might find some frame drops here and there but u cud always fix it by shutting down all the apps clear ur ram then play it shud work fine.
the camera there's no way of saying this kindly sucks big time
it has 2 units the front is 5 and back is 13 mp the front camera is a superb unit it has a wide angle lens too and it is a ultra pixel unit that's the same tech used in htc one m8
so it captures more light and pics look great the back camera is not that great indoors u have to have a hand of a surgeon to take a good photo if u shake just a lil bit there too much noise in the pic and it looks bad turning the hdr will not help u bcoz it simply over saturates the images the quality is just satisfactory the images i took out side my house were good the color reproduction was also good it uses a samsung camera unit but of cheap quality so don't expect too much when u listn 13mp bcoz u will never b satisfied.
the audio output is not that great if u like playing music on loud speaker u will b disappointed. the audio out put is just fine and just enough that u cud hear ur phone ringing from the other room but don't go too far u wont b hearing a thing than :(.
the music out put on my headphones is satisfactory though it wasn't as good as my s4 but its soothing to hear a kenny g track so don't worry about that. redmi note 4g doesn't come with a head phone guys so i will not guarantee ur fortune on that but i use a senheisser cx 180 which performs well.
the phone is 185 gm which is heavy i will not lie but i was having trouble holding this phone while talking for long hours(i don't have a gf just official calls).
PEOPLE THIS PHONE DOESN'T HAVE A GORILLA GLASS 3 PROTECTION
if ur wondering why than add me to d list i can assure u it simply has no protection so dont try to scratch test it bcoz u will end up crying just like me i tried to check my glass's ability to resist and nxt thing u know i found my screen all scratched which is extremely painful i will mention that the redmi note 3g has gorilla glass 3 but not the 4g variant so don't look those stupid videos on you tube they r miss leading i will suggest that u get a screen guard or a tempered glass but remember it makes the phone a bit heavier than it already is :'(
the call quality is good but the primary mic is just where u put ur hand to hold the phone so i always end up covering the mic so b careful u will get used to it though.
and guys the apps dont move to the sd card quit trying to do that unless u root ur phone its simply not possible.
the fm in the phone works fine outside but when i enter my house it sucks i will not blame the phone for this but i thought u shud know.
i haven't used the 4g service of this phone yet bcozz thrs no provider in delhi but 3g works just fine.
this is a huge phone i have big palms and still single hand use is just not possible thre r big bezels around the screen surely they cud have learned something from lg g3 but hey u r buying a note which is primarily a phablet and u will get used to it.
in the end i will say i was nevr interested in buying redmi note4g but i did with frustration bcoz on 21st march i cudnt get yureka though a flash sale but im glad i did it trust me guys i have resisted for the 2nd april flash sale but i don't think i want the yureka any more i will not say that this phone is better than yureka bcoz i haven't used it but all i can say that u wont b disappointed with this device.
this is my 1st xiaomi device and i have made up my mind i will buy mi4 nxt.
i hope my review helps u out in the battle of
"mi" against "yu"
sartaj, 28 Mar 2015hello I also face the same problem.. apps does not moves to external storage ..and moreover it... moreKitkat has write protection on sd card, nothing to do with this phone particularly. Solution- Root ur phone, install Kitkat external sd card patch, reboot and its done. If u need further help, contact me at Kuljinder.firstname.lastname@example.org .... Good luck buddy
Nirmal kumar, 31 Mar 2015most of the people said redmi note 4g had problems . its true or not. Bcoz i am going to buy i... moreIts has heating problem and may b its dangerous to use it while charging only... Rest is fine....
Akil, 29 Mar 2015anyone pls guide me, whether can i buy this phone Amazon is th bst one...thts my opinion...//or try out different sites in junglee...
Its the best phone to waste all your money upon...its been some 25days since I have bought this phone but now it seems to lag a lot.I have really got frustrated using this phone and I am regretting wasting my money over it.I'd like to advice everyone to get a better phone at the the same price tag......
The top microphone on the RedMi Note 4G does not work. At first I thought the problem was specific to my phone so I posted the issue on the MIUI reflector and found out that many others were complaining about the same issue.
Google Now voice commands and speech input are only recognized when close talking (4-5") the bottom of the phone. Talking straight into or towards the top of the phone will not work.
Apparently, this is a HW problem since the latest ver. of MIUI didn't fix it even though the problem was first posted back in August 2014.
Avijit, 30 Mar 2015Is it dual SIM or not ? I can't get it in spec. Hi friends, can you confirm me as soon as possible ?It is single sim mobile..
Using since last 2-3 days..
Liking this phone
memeh, 30 Mar 2015better u choose huawei honor 6 because it has higher spec than redmi note 4gbut it costly
Anna, 24 Mar 2015So far, ive been using redmi note for 6-7 months I never experience any defects. Its worth buy... moreI found severe heating around area of back camera .... Is it dangerous to use such device
most of the people said redmi note 4g had problems . its true or not. Bcoz i am going to buy it . Pls send me reply's frnds
I have been using it for a month now.....i have installed a couple of games and apps and i still get more than 1.1 gb ram free....it hardly lags...battery backup is very good..the cameras are better than average...overall its a great phone if you are average user and not a gaming fanatic...!!
blurblur, 29 Mar 2015I'm still in delemma to choose between redmi note 4G and Huawei Honor 6.Any suggestion guys?better u choose huawei honor 6 because it has higher spec than redmi note 4g
I want to buy this mobile. I am Quite impressed with its features. I am fond of Selfies, camera is also good. So I decided to purchase it, but after reading other's opinions I am confused about it. Please any Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G User suggest me.. Thank You!
Bought my xioami note in Hongkong last Dec 2014, since its Chinese phone, the dealer switch to English, though all its tools are still in Chinese characters . I have many issues but able to correct the problem through comment s and observations from this web page.
My latest issue on this phone is, it will always reset or restart, I almost gave up on it, when after drafting a long email reply, the phone suddenly restarted again and not saving the draft.
What is causing this and how do I correct them again? Thanks.