Few days ago, we found that Vatsal Impex slashed the price of some of its smartphones including the Redmi Note 4. Today, the company has announced the 32GB variant of Xiaomi Redmi Note 4.
The price of Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 was Rs. 32,999 earlier but now it’s Rs. 29,999 for 3GB RAM/64GB storage model. If you think the price is still steep, Vatsal Impex also recently introduced the 32GB variant of Redmi Note 4 which is available at Rs. 26,999. This new price is even cheaper than the previous price of Xiaomi Redmi note 3. To check the yesterday’s price drop of Redmi Note 3 and other Xiaomi devices, click here.
After facing the continuous criticism for overpricing the Xiaomi devices and the import and sales of Xiaomi devices from the gray vendors, it seems like Vatsal Impex is now taking this business seriously. Luring the customers by slashing the device price is a good start. However, it seems like Vatsal Impex is only focusing on Redmi Note 4 as other devices are still overpriced despite the price cut.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 overview
Following the footsteps of its predecessor, Note 4 embraces the unibody metal design. The unibody metal outfit gives a premium feel to the users. The aluminum serving on the back is not as curved at the back, with the chamfered edges making for better ergonomics. The design also includes speaker grills on the bottom. There is a single speaker installed to the device, however, two grills are provided for the sake of symmetry. On the display side, the device carries a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display with 2.5D curved glass. The 2.5D curved glass has made the device look seamless. Despite the launch of Snapdragon version, Vatsal Impex is providing Mediatek MT6797 Helio X20 version, which is a deca-core processor and runs on a clock speed of 2.1 GHz.
The device comes with the Android Marshmallow (v6.0.1) with MIUI 8.0 on the top. On the memory section, the phone has variants. However, Vatsal Impex is making the sale of only one variant which has 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM. For the photography, phone houses a 13 MP front camera and 5 MP on the back. In this megapixel count, it is a downgrade from its predecessor, the Redmi Note 3. However, it outperforms the predecessor on the photography arena. The rear is facilitated with f/2.0 aperture, Phase detection autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash. The rear one is also capable of shooting Full HD videos at 30 fps and HD videos at 120 fps frame rate. The front one, despite junior in the megapixel count, is furnished with the same size of the aperture (f/2.0) and is also capable of shooting HD videos.
Like the most of the Xiaomi smartphones, Note 4 also carries a fingerprint scanner, the circular slot existing right below the camera and the flash LEDs. For the cellular connections, the device features dual-SIM (Nano + Micro). However, you have to sacrifice the privilege of using dual-SIM if you wish to expand your device memory with the SD card. On the connectivity side, the device supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, OTG, 4G connectivity, A-GPS and Bluetooth v4.2. The additional sensors joining the league with fingerprint sensor are an accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass.
On the weight of 175 grams and dimensions of 151 x 76 x 8.4 mm, the phone carries a 4100 mAh non-removable Li-Po battery. The travelers will always be benefitted. The device supports Quick Charge 2.0 for fast charging. However, the charging being limited to 5V/2A, the device takes around two hours for a full charge. The device also provides good battery backup, even for the heavy users, the battery last for a whole day. And for the light users, the battery backup seems like eternal.
Hit or Miss? Should I actually buy it?
As compared to the international price, the device is still overpriced. There are other smartphones, which may outperform Note 4 in the matter of camera. However, with the specs of the metallic body, excellent deca-core processor, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac compatibility, OTG compatibility, Gyro sensor and whopping battery of 4100 mAh, there is no comparison to Note 4 in this price range. So, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 could be a good buy.