Redmi Note 4X smartphone review

Redmi Note 4X smartphone review

Redmi Note 4X Specification


  • Release Date: February 2017
  • Screen: 5.5 inches
  • Network Bands: 2G & 3G & 4G
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Micro-SIM/Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Dimension: 151  x  76  x  8.5 mm
  • Weight: 165 g (5.82 oz)
  • OS: Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • CPU: Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • Internal: 32 GB, 3 RAM or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
  • External Memory: microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 4100 mAh battery
  • Stand By: Up to 432 h (3G)
  • Talk Time: Up to 36 h (3G)
  • Colors: Gray, Gold, Black, Pink
  • Primary Camera: 13 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • Secondary Camera: 5 MP, f/2.0, 1080p
  • Video: 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps
  • Feature: 1.12 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR



If you’re familiar with the Redmi Note 4, little has changed with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X. Two small screws on both sides of the MicroUSB charging port have been removed for a cleaner look, and the antenna bands have been minimized and replaced by shiny strips, rather than cheap-looking white plastic. Nothing major, but enough to make the Note 4X a modern, sleek looking phone you’ll be proud to hold.

It’s quite thick at 8.5mm, but it’s comfortable to hold due to a 2.5D piece of curved glass over the screen, and a perfectly curved aluminium rear panel. Cradling the Redmi Note 4X, you’ll find it ergonomic. The power button falls easily to thumb or finger (depending if you’re left or right-handed), and the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor is ideally placed, so your finger avoids the camera lens above it.

If you like phones without much branding, the Redmi Note 4X will please you. Only a Mi logo is etched into the back, and the usual three Android capacitive keys sit below the screen, glowing when the phone is awake. The Note 4X is available in several different colours, including silver, gold, black, and pink, plus the light green version seen here. The light green has a slight matte effect but retains a decent light-catching glow, as well as a subtle, tactile texture. Phones in multiple colours are becoming more popular, and to find such unique hues on a phone so competitively priced is very welcome.

Minimalist, stylish, and pleasant to hold, it’s surprising the Redmi Note 4X costs so little.


The Redmi Note 4X has a Pixel XL-size screen, and it’s big, bright, and beautiful. It’s not an AMOLED panel though, but an IPS LCD screen that measures 5.5-inches and has a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. It can’t compete with the Pixel XL, the Galaxy S8, or the LG G6; but holds its own against the OnePlus 3T, various Honor phones, and even some more expensive Huawei devices like the P10 Plus.

A massive 4,100mAh battery keeps the screen on — that’s enormous compared to most flagship smartphones. The result? At least two days use. Leave the phone on standby, and use it normally through the day, and you’ll be charging on the third day. The Redmi Note 4X sips from a vast well of battery power.


Here’s the big difference between the older Chinese Redmi Note 4 and the new globally compatible Note 4X. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor inside, rather than a MediaTek chip. The Redmi Note 4X is almost identical to the international version of the Note 4 released after the Chinese version though. Confused? Don’t be, just remember the Redmi Note 4X is the model to buy, and you’ll be fine. There’s a version with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, and another with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage space. Our review model is the former.

Judging whether a smartphone has enough performance isn’t that complicated. We use the phone daily, for a similar range of tasks, and if it’s slow, buggy, or annoying, it gets a big strikethrough next to its name. After a solid hour playing games, reading email, checking social networks, and generally zipping between the home screens and different apps, the Redmi Note 4X hadn’t stuttered. It is very hard to argue against a phone that costs so little yet performs so well.


A 13-megapixel rear camera sits at the top-centre, and it’s good. That’s right. Good. It’s not often we get to praise what has become a very typical camera setup, but the pictures we took with the Redmi Note 4X were pleasing, offering detail, and handling challenging light in a satisfactory way.

It’s still far from perfect, and the f/2.0 aperture does limit its capabilities in low light but shows it some sunny skies or an expansive landscape, and the results are eyebrow-raising good. Yes, it washes out the sky on overcast days, and no, it doesn’t have two lenses or a wealth of different modes. However, take regular photos in everyday situations and you’ll likely be happy with the results.


Get it in Malaysia

Selling price in Malaysia ranging from RM500 – RM 700.

Get your Redmi Note 4x today at LAZADA at a discounted price!!!

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X [4G LTE, 32GB+3GB] – RM 589

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X [Mediatek MT6797 Helio X20/4GB RAM/64GB ROM] – RM 639



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