Xiaomi Redmi Note 4x – Refreshed with a new Snapdragon 625 Chip

The successor to the Redmi Note 4, now comes with a new Snapdragon 625 Chipset, a more efficient chipset that offers better battery life.

SpecsXiaomi Redmi Note 4X
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 625 2.0GHz Octa Core
GPU: Adreno 506
MemoryRAM: 3 GB LPDDR3
Expansion: Supports up to 128 GB Maximum
OSMIUI 8.1 (Android 6.0 Marshmallow)
Display5.5" IPS 2.5D Arc Screen
1920 x 1080 pixels
Rear Camera13 MP f/2.0 Aperture, PDAF, 1080p Video
Front Camera5.0 MP 720p HD, f/2.0 Aperture
NetworkHybrid Dual SIM (Micro+Nano)
2G: GSM B2/3/5/8 CDMA 2000/1X BC0
3G: WCDMA B1/B2/B5/B8 TD-SCDMA B34/B39
4G: FDD-LTE B1/B3/B5/B7/B8 TD-LTEB38/B39/B40/B41(2555-2655MHz)
ConnectivityBluetooth 4.2
Dual Band WiFi 2.4/5GHz
MicroUSB 2.0
IO1x Sim Card Slot
1x 3.5mm Audio Slot
1x MicroUSB Port
SensorsAccelerometer, Ambient Light, Gravity, Gyroscope, Infrared, Proximity, Fingerprint
Dimensions151 x 76 x 8.4 mm
Weight: 175g
Batterybuilt-in 4100mAh

Availability? Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (3+32 GB) retails at $139 (Use Coupon Code: MiSuperDeal12)

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Highlights of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4x:

  • More Efficient Chipset
  • Powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa Core Chipset
  • 3 GB RAM and 32 GB eMMC (supports MicroSD Expansion)
  • Good Quality 5.5 inch IPS 1080 pixels
  • Snapdragon is more efficient than the Snapdragon 650 but is slightly slower especially in gaming (Adreno 506 versus Adreno 510)
  • MIUI 8.1 (Can be flashed to Global ROM) – based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Rear Fingerprint Scanner
  • Hybrid Dual SIM Support
  • Good Battery Life
  • Global Edition, supports multiple frequencies

Some cons:

  • It does come with Chinese ROM (bloatwares), but you can easily flash it to Global ROM
  • Camera performance is nothing to be excited about
  • No USB Type C (Micro USB 2.0 on 2017)
  • No 4K Video Recording
  • Not really a huge upgrade over the first Xiaomi Redmi Note

More Efficient Chipset indeed but not really faster

The new Snapdragon 625 chipset is more efficient and offers a bit more battery endurance. However, it is a slower compared to the Snapdragon 652 with Adreno 510. But for a mid-tier Smartphone, it is a great bargain.

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