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Xiaomi Redmi Note review

7.4/10 AVG.

  • Xiaomi Redmi Note
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note

Informr score
The Xiaomi Redmi Note currently has an Informr score of 7.4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 14 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
1.4 GHz
Screen Size
13+ MP

What the Critics Are Saying...


The phone is very well-built, it feels premium in the hand, and the notification light is one of the best ones I’ve seen in ages. Thing is though, you still have to make the decision that I quoted above: a slightly underpowered, future-proof phone vs a powerful phone that may not get all the u...

- Clinton Jeff, UnleashThePhones
Fone Arena

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G is already available in the market for a price tag of INR 9,999. The phablet is undoubtedly one of the most affordable 4G LTE offerings out there. To be honest, we are quite surprised to know that Xiaomi hasn’t managed to make the most out of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 c...

- Sunil Jamboor Nagesh, Fone Arena

Yes, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G's performance is considerably weaker than the competing phablets. Yes, 8 GB of storage space is small, and a resolution of 1280x720 pixels isn't much for a big smartphone. But at a price of less than 200 Euros (~$227), you'll get more bang for your buck than you might e...

- Florian Wimmer, Notebookcheck
The Mobile Indian

The Redmi Note 4G's popularity is quite obvious; flash sales do conform the same as well. However, apart from the camera and battery, I do not find the Redmi Note extraordinary in any other department. True when it was launched in India, it had the charm owing to its 4G connectivity while decent sto...

- Anil Satapathy, The Mobile Indian
The Indian Express

So should I buy it? If you’re looking for a phablet with good battery life and future-proofing, then definitely. You might want to also take a look at the Micromax Yu Yureka before making your decision. But if 5.5 inches is too big for you, then there are better phones for Rs 10,000. If you wa...

- Mihir Patkar, The Indian Express

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Common Questions

Xiaomi backs up the Redmi Note with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

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Screen Size

The %phone_name%'s screen size is 5.5 inches with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution.

1.4 GHz

There is a MediaTek MT6592T Octa core 1.4 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system (OS).

13+ MP

You can take photos with the phone's onboard 13+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 5+ megapixels resolution.

8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 3200 mAh battery.

Redmi Note Specs

Release date May 7, 2014
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
900/1800/1900 MHz
900/2100 MHz
SIM card size
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

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Processor MediaTek MT6592T Octa core 1.4 GHz
Internal Storage 8 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 3200 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 32.3 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.4 x 7.9 x 0.9 cm (6.1 x 3.1 x 0.4 in)
Weight 199 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density 267 pixels
Size 5.5 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Graphics Yes
Themes Unknown
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Unknown
Any Key Answer Unknown
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
DLNA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Main Camera
13+ megapixels
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, White balance, Scene mode, HDR, Scene mode
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
, 0 fps, up to 0 minutes
Front Camera
5+ megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, AMR-WB, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, OGG
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Unknown
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Unknown
Timer Unknown
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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