The Redmi Note continues the tradition of best-in-class affordability, but user experience could be better.
in handy as the Redmi Note has about 5.05gB of available storage space out of the box.
With a screen size of 5.5-inches, the Redmi Note has an unflattering pixel density of 267ppi. the 720p display may seem underwhelming or even unacceptable at first, but it would suffice for the average consumer. Considering that the display is generally the more expensive component of a mobile device, it is only logical that Xiaomi couldn't fit in a premium display and still keep the Redmi Note at its price point. Moreover, a higher resolution display will have a negative impact on battery life and we believe most consumers will prefer a longer battery mileage.
Being in the same Redmi family, the Redmi Note currently runs on MIuI V5 Os based on android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. the Redmi Note sold in Malaysia and singapore is the enhanced model featuring a Mediatek Mt6592 octacore 1.7gHz processor and 2gB RaM.
Do 8 cores bring any improvement in the user experience? unfortunately, it's still not a smooth as expected. When running asphalt 8: airborne on the Redmi Note and HtC Desire 816, we found gaming experience on the Qualcomm snapdragonpowered Desire to be a tad smoother than the Redmi Note.
the 13-megapixel rear camera has an aperture of f/2.2 and sports 28mm wide angle lens with a LED flash. as it doesn't employ a backside illuminated (BsI) sensor like the Desire 816, the Redmi Note fares slightly worse in low light photography testing. under normal lighting conditions though, image quality is generally good.
Equipped with a 3,100mah battery, the Redmi Note lasted about 7 hours and 28 minutes in our battery test, but again, our Desire 816 with a smaller 2,600mah battery, actually outlasted the Redmi Note by 37 minutes. under real world conditions, we could use the device for 25 hours before the battery level dropped to 13%. screen-on time was about close to 4.5 hours.
still at just RM509, it's really easy to overlook these flaws. Its closest competitor, the Desire 816 has an sRP of RM1,199. the Redmi Note is no doubt one of the most irresistible, value-for-money android phablets you can get today.
Processor 1.7gHz MtK Mt6592 Octacore Processor // GPU aRM Mali-450 /
Multimedia audio Codec: mp3, midi, wav, aaC, amr / Video Codec: 3gp, mp4, // Connectivity Micro-usB 2.0, Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNa //
Memory 2gB RaM, 8gB internal storage (expandable with microsD up to 32gB) //
Dual sIM Yes // Dimensions 154 x 78.7 x 9.44 mm // Weight 199g w/ battery // Colors White // Battery 3,200mah // Warranty 1-year // Contact Xiaomi Malaysia // Telephone 1 800 281 182 //
The Redmi Note is rather thick at 9.5mm.