Overview of smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X: I’ll save
Let’s start with the black background: in the early year, Xiaomi refused to participate in the MWC; the company left its main public representative, Hugo Barra, the Western market because of the patent issues is still closed; Mi MIX looks like a ridiculous gimmick, and not a product that will change the image of the company. Came time to sing the “Chinese Apple” Requiem?
There it was. Xiaomi increases the pressure on the Eastern markets, shifting the emphasis from the e-Commerce on retail, is opening a plant in India and is fresh Redmi. All is not lost, the main “alternative” smartphones are still in the game – and still has no competition in pricing.
Redmi Note 4X – classic work on the mistake made in last year’s Redmi Note 4. Yes, that’s one mistake, which was to use a Mediatek chip instead of Qualcomm. Fixed 4X version got Snapdragon 625, one of the most successful platforms of the middle class. The rest – the traditional filling for a modern smartphone price category “up to 20 thousand rubles”: IPS-display with a diagonal of 5.5 inch, 32 or 64 GB of memory, expandable through microSD card (it is available for Xiaomi devices not always), a 13-megapixel main camera with phase detection autofocus, two SIM cards, capacious battery (4100 mAh). And all this, of course, cheaper than the competition: the 32-Gigabyte version can be found for 10 thousand rubles, and 64 GB – for 12 thousand. It’s in the “gray” channels, and the official, of course, more expensive.
|Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X||ZTE Blade A610 Plus||Honor 6X||Meizu M5 Note||Xiaomi Mi5|
|Display||5.5 inch, IPS, 1920 × 1080 pixels, 401 ppi capacitive, multi-touch||5.5 inch, IPS, 1920 × 1080 pixels, 401 ppi, capacitive multitouch||5.5 inch, IPS, 1080 × 1920 pixels, 403 ppi, capacitive multitouch||5.5 inch, IPS, 1920 × 1080 pixels, 403 ppi, capacitive multitouch||5.15 inches, IPS, 1920 × 1080 pixels, 427,75 ppi, capacitive multitouch|
|Safety glass||No information||No information||No information||No information||Corning Gorilla Glass 4|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953: eight cores (8 × 2 GHz) ARM Cortex-A53||MT6750 MediaTek with eight cores ARM Cortex-A53 (4 × 1.5 GHz + 4 × 1.0 in)||HiSilicon Kirin 655: eight cores (4 × 2.1 GHz + 4 × 1.7 GHz) Cortex-A53||MediaTek MT6755M Helio P10: eight cores (4 × 1.8 GHz + 4 × 1.1 GHz) ARM Cortex-A53||Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 (Kryo dual core, 1.8 GHz + two cores Kryo, frequency of 1.36 GHz)|
|Graphics controller||Adreno 506, 650 MHz||ARM Mali-T860, MP2, 550 MHz||ARM Mali-T830, MP2, 600 MHz||ARM Mali-T860, MP2, 550 MHz||Adreno 530, 624 MHz|
|RAM||3/4 GB||2 GB||3 GB||3/4 GB||3 GB|
|Flash memory||32/64 GB + microSD||16 GB + microSD||32 GB||16/32/64 GB||32/64 GB|
|Connectors||MicroUSB, 3.5 mm||MicroUSB, 3.5 mm||MicroUSB, 3.5 mm||MicroUSB, 3.5 mm||USB Type-C, mini-Jack 3.5 mm|
|SIM card||1 × micro-SIM + 1 × nano-SIM/microSD (universal)||2 x nano-SIM/microSD (universal)||2 x nano-SIM/microSD (universal)||2 x nano-SIM/microSD (universal)||Two nano-SIM|
|Cell 2G connection||GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz||GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz||GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz||GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz|
|3G cellular communications||DC-HSPA 850/900/1900 / 2100MHz||DC-HSPA 850/900/1900 / 2100MHz||DC-HSPA 850/900/1900 / 2100MHz||DC-HSPA 850/900/1900 / 2100MHz||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz|
|Cellular 4G||LTE Cat. 6, ranges: 1, 3, 5, 7, 38, 39, 40, 41||LTE Cat. 7, ranges 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 26, 28, 38, 40, 41||LTE Cat. 4: the bands 1, 3, 7, 8, 20||LTE Cat. 4: the bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 26, 28, 38, 40, 41||LTE Cat. 12: ranges 1, 3, 7, 38, 39, 40, 41|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 a/b/g/n/ 2.4/5 GHz||802.11 b/g/n, 2.4 GHz||802.11/b/g/n/ 2.4 GHz||802.11 a/b/g/n/ 2.4/5 GHz||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Navigation||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou|
|Sensors||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass), infrared sensor||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass)||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass)||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass)||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass), barometer|
|The main camera||13 MP, ƒ/2.0, phase detection autofocus, dual-led flash||13 MP, ƒ/2.0, contractnegotiations, led flash||12 MP, phase detection autofocus, led flash; a secondary camera — 2 MP||13 MP, ƒ/2.2, and phase detection autofocus, led flash, recording Full HD-video||16 MP, ƒ/2.0, phase detection autofocus, optical stabilization, dual-led flash|
|Front camera||5 MP, without autofocus, with flash||8 MP, no autofocus, no flash||8 MP, no autofocus, no flash||8 MP, no autofocus, no flash||4 MP, fixed focus|
|Food||Removable battery: 15,58 WH (4100 mAh, 3.8 V)||Removable battery: 19 WH (5000 mAh, 3.8 V)||Removable battery: 12,69 W·h (3340 mAh, 3.8 V)||Removable battery: 15,2 WH (4000 mAh, 3.8 V)||Removable battery 11.4 WH (3000 mAh, 3.8 V)|
|Size||151 × 76 × 8.5 mm||155 × 76,2 × 9.8 mm||150 × 76,2 × 8.2 mm||153,6 × 75,8 × 8.1 mm||145 × 69 × 7.3 mm|
|Weight||165 g||189 g||162 g||138 g||129 g|
|Protection from water and dust||No||No||No||No||No|
|Operating system||Android 6.0 Marshmallow, private shell MiUI||Android 6.0 Marshmallow, own shell MiFavor UI||Android 6.0 Marshmallow, shell EMUI||Android 6.0 Marshmallow, shell Flyme||Android 6.0 Marshmallow, shell MiUI|
|Current price||10 000-12 000||14 990 rubles||14 990 rubles||8 990 rubles||16 000 rubles|
Design, ergonomics and software
If in the case of flagships (Mi5, Mi6, Mi MIX) Xiaomi allows himself some experiments (non-standard form, the ceramic cover housing), then, when it comes to truly massive models, everything becomes extremely simple. But not primitive – even in the machine for 10 thousand used a 2.5 D glass for design front panel and metal cover, covering the sides and back of the case. With curved edges, which are slightly conceal visually the thickness of the device.
In the end, the Redmi Note 4X not without a certain grace, let him speak about his individuality is not necessary, but no one is looking in such apparatus a means of expression. Budget smartphones – things utilitarian.
The device is available in five different colors: blue, gold, black, pink and blue. The latter is intended only for the domestic market, but if there is aggravation of the situation with shipment of Xiaomi gadgets, bought in China, nobody will prevent you to purchase them.
However, whatever the back cover, the front of the smartphone looks like the same black (or white) rectangle of all the jokes about Android smartphones. Front physical buttons it is deprived, below the screen are three touch keys with the usual functions (running applications menu, home and return to the previous screen). Other keys (on and volume) is also at its standard location on the right edge. Breaking habits is not necessary.
Of the unusual elements of striking only the IR sensor on the top end. A new feature of Xiaomi – the company is trying to teach its users to control home appliances using smartphones. Given this range of home appliances under the same brand, in principle, that sounds logical. Still stands the charging port is not USB Type-C, which instantly came into use, and the traditional microUSB. Just a year ago we continued to scold Type-C for hard-to-get the right cables, and now microUSB already seems a little anachronistic.
The curved back, of course, hides the true size, but physically less fat Redmi Note 4X this gets – 8.5 mm not hide. Very solid, but this is a very capacious battery. Redmi Note weighs 4X for a device with a battery more than 4000 mAh is 165 grams. The frame around the screen is quite large, however, to use Note 4X is quite comfortable, including one hand – at a certain skill and the habit of “shovels”, of course.
At the rear, right under the camera (not the side — pulled the same shit designers Samsung to invent it), is a fingerprint scanner. This is quite a standard capacitive sensor which is sensitive, like all such sensors, to the slightest damage to the skin. The scanning of the fingerprint can unlock the phone or turn off child mode, it is also used in individual applications.
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In 4X Redmi Note operating system Android 6.0 Marshmallow c shell MIUI 8.0. It’s a combination we have seen in Mi MIX, and Mi5s Plus, which review about this version of the original shell and talked. Not so much a memory leak as before, decent speed and some family characteristics, which will have to get used to someone who has never dealt with MIUI (app icons within, the time display on the left and so on). Slightly less pleasing is the high stability of the system – the device sometimes freezes in standard situations. Also users are complaining occurring from time to time broken firmware and marriage – but this is not, in itself, not MIUI, but the overall quality of the product. In my case everything was normal, including not had to fool with activation of Google services or the addition of the Russian language – it’s all there by default. But the abundance of Chinese applications were not – we should still take care to purchase international versions of the device, not the Chinese.