After winning millions of hearts with its successful sale of Mi3, Redmi 1s, the chinese company Xiaomi is set to take the mobile market to another level. The Xiaomi Redmi Note is the cheapest 4g mobile ever produced in the mobile history. While the huge fan base was eagerly waiting for Xiaomi Redmi Note ( 3G ) the chinese manufacturing company amazed everyone, with the news that they would also be launching its 4G variant in couple of weeks after its 3G release.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3G & 4G is set to be priced for 8,999 & 9,999 INR respectively. The 3G variant will be available through flipkart flash sale from December 2, buyers are expected to register at Flipkart website between 25th Nov 6 PM to 29th Nov 2 PM 2014 to book the mobile at its first sale. Alongside with the partnership of Airtel, The Xiaomi Redmi 4G is set to be available from mid December 2014 and can be either bought from Airtel stores located in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Chennai or through the regular flipkart flash sale. For those who would like to buy the 4G variant through Bharti Airtel are expected to register at Airtel and get the date at which they can pick up their phones.
Coming to specifications Xiaomi Redmi Note 3G variant sports 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek processor with Android 4.2.2 and its 4G variant with quad-core 1.6GHz Snapdragon 400 processor with Android 4.4.2 KitKat and 2GB of RAM respectively. Excluding this, both the variant share 5.5-inch HD IPS display with 13 Megapixel rear camera with led flash and 5 Megapixel fixed focus front camera. Volume and power button placed right side with 3.5mm audio jack on the top and micro usb (charging / file transfer) at the bottom. Xiaomi Redmi Note is set to have Microsd card expansion upto 32 GB and its 4G variant upto 64 GB alongside 8 GB inbuilt storage, respectively. The battery of Both the Redmi Note and Redmi Note 4G comes with 3,100mAh and connectivity includes Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, a Micro-USB port and Bluetooth 4.0. Redmi Note comes with 2 micro sim card slots with 3G and 2G network capability and the Redmi Note 4G variant comes with single micro sim card slot with 4G network capability .
here’s my take on the phone, purchased outside India. This phone is by far the best phone, in its price range. Its thin, its light and incredibly powerful. The Redmi Note packs every single aspect that a user would expect in a flagship device and guess what it actually costs way much lesser than the mobile models with the same specifications. Starting with the design, it has three individually backlit LED capacitive buttons, which adds a stylish element to the mobile for its 5’5 inch display. The power and volume rocker are located at the right hand side of the mobile and their functionality just feels rich. Not just the body frame but its also worth mentioning the effort Xiaomi has taken in optimizing the software with its own unique animation, giving the Xiaomi Redmi Note a luxurious feel. Also, with a handy option of changing the screen’s interface at any point of time to the user’s liking using third-party programs, but honestly i absolutely loved it. Taking a look at its 13 megapixel ultra sharp auto focus rear camera sensors, it delivers an absolute flawless image with no distortion of any forms. In terms of gaming, this beast packs a 2 GB ram that promises stunning gaming experience with its 60 fps like no other, booted up for any graphically intese games. Also, with its battery stocking up 3100mAh, now you can play your favorite games for hours and never run out of battery. My personal gaming experience with this mobile was buttery smooth and the recommendation is a must buy for any budget phone seeker.