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Redmi 4 vs Redmi Note 4: Which One to Buy?

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Xiaomi has just release its Redmi 4 smartphone that is quite similar to Redmi Note 4 that the company released in August this year.

For those who are planning to buy a new Xiaomi handset here is a detailed comparison between these two devices to let you decide which one is better for you.


Both devices features IPS LCD displays. However, both are different in terms of size and quality. Redmi 4 is fitted with a 5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution while Redmi Note 4 features much bigger 5.5-inch display with a full HD resolution. Both devices includes multi touch feature.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

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Processing Unit

Redmi 4 runs on Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 with Octa-core CPU clocked at 1.4 GHz and Adreno 505 graphics unit. The company has used a 2GB RAM in its latest handset.

On the other hand, Redmi Note 4 is powered by a Mediatek MT 6797 Helio X20 with Deca-core CPU that boost its performance up to 2.1 GHz. Mali-T880 MP4 is there to improve its graphics. There are two variants of Redmi Note 4 with 2GB and 3GB RAM.


The company has used a 16GB native storage in Redmi 4. Two variants of Redmi Note 4 are fitted with 16GB and 64GB internal storage. However, both devices support microSD to expand storage up to 256GB.

Operating System

Both devices runs Android Marshmallow based MIUI 8 out of the box. Company is already working on Nougat based MIUI 9 for its handsets. It is highly likely that the company will release update for both smartphones.

Read more details here: Xiaomi Devices Likely To Get Android 7.0 Nougat Based MIUI 9 Update Soon


Both Redmi 4 and Redmi Note 4 are fitted with 13MP main cameras with geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama modes. Moreover, both handsets features 5MP selfie shooter.


Both handsets are powered by non-removable Li-Ion a 4,100mAh battery with fast charging. As Redmi 4 has a smaller display, its battery will last longer than Redmi Note 4.

Other feature

Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass are there in Redmi 4 and Note 4.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4


Xiaomi has launched Redmi 4 China for 600 Yuan that is equivalent to $103 while Redmi Note 4 with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage costs $179.

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