Unboxing & First Impression: Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (Global Version)

Xiaomi’s mid ranger smartphone, Redmi Note 4 was announces late August last year for China-only market follow by global version early this year.

The global version has finally made available last week and I was manage to secure an unit of 3GB/32GB variant to conduct a full review of the device.

The Redmi Note 4 global version get the taste of Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor instead of MediaTek Helio X20 for China. Malaysia get 2 variants; 3GB of RAM with 32GB onboard storage and 4GB of RAM with 64GB onboard storage.

Let’s get into the unboxing and device.

What’s inside the box;

• Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
• 5V/2A Compact Power Brick
• SIM/microSD card Ejector Tool
• User Guide

Like it predecessor it sports the same 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display. Under the hood is Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625, an Octa-core 2.0GHz Cortex-A53 and Adreno 506 GPU. It mated with 3GB or 4GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB onboard storage options. The storage can be further expands via hybrid microSD card slot (uses SIM 2)

The Redmi Note 4 is wrapped in an unibody metal curved side along with 2.5D scratch resistant front glass display. It weight at 165g and thickness of 8.5 mm.

On the rear you will find a 13 megapixel camera with large 1.2µm sensor accompany with f/2.0 aperture lens. The rear camera also assist by dual-tone LED flash and fast-focus PDAF technology. Below of the LED flash is a 360-degree fingerprint scanner that able unlock the device instantly.

Below the display are three capacitive buttons that would lite up when operate. Due to flushed capacitive buttons and the big gaps between the buttons, I tend to accidentally touched the home when I try to reach the return button.

Top of the display are the proximity sensor, notification LED, earpiece speaker and a 5 megapixel f/2.0 aperture selfie camera. On top of the device are the standard 3.5mm audio jack, IR blaster and microphone.

Bottom view of the device is dual speaker grill a like (only one is the speaker and the other is microphone) and it uses microUSB port to charge the 4,100 mAh battery.

There are no headset nor TPU case come along with the device.

This is just a quick unboxing and impression of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. Do follow me on Instagram to check out my daily photo sharing that taken with this device.

I’ll be provide a comprehensive review of this device soon to conclude whether this is a worthy mid-range smartphone.

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