Best Phone Under Rs.15000 – Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Xiaomi has hit the bulls eye in Indian market with the crossing of USD 1 billion sales in 2016. The strategy of good specification phone sat very competitive price has paid off. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is one of such launches that fits into one of the best phone under Rs. 15000.

Look and Feel

Redmi Note 4 closely follows its predecessor its terms of design. The front panel with capacitive navigation buttons below the display and slim borders around it is very similar to earlier models. The all metal body along with 2.5D curved edge in the front enhances its premium finish. At the rear of the phone there are rear camera, dual-tone LED flash and fingerprint scanner along with antenna bands at the top and bottom of it. The top of the phone has 3.5 mm audio jack and infrared (IR) emitter. The bottom of the phone has sound grilles and micro USB port for charging and data transfer. The right side has power and volume buttons.


The phone has 5.5 inch full HD IPS display (1080X1920 pixels) with a density of 401 ppi. The full HD display gives text and images clear view. Under sunlight also the phone gives comfortable view at wide angles.

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Hardware Specifications

Redmi Note 4 is powered by octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (MSM8953) processor clocked at 2GHz with an  Adreno 506 GPU. The model is available in three variants: 2GB of RAM & 32GB of storage; 3GB of RAM & 32GB storage; and 4GB of RAM & 64GB storage. The hybrid dual sim phone has SIM tray which supports one Nano-SIM and one Micro-SIM or a microSD card (expandable up to 128 GB) at a time.  Both SIMs can support 3G and 4G network.

The phone has non removable 4100 mAh battery. The connectivity options of Redmi Note 4 has dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS/ A-GPS, FM radio, Miracast, USB OTG, GLONASS, and BeiDou.  The phone has  a 13 MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF (phase detection autofocus) equipped with  a dual-tone LED flash. There is also a 5 MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture and a fixed focus lens, more suited for selfie lovers.

Software Specifications

The Redmi Note 4 runs MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.  Redmi Note 4 also  offers Dual Apps and Second Space, two of our favourite software features. Now one can install two same apps on phone, like two Whatsapp account.  The Quick Ball feature is also this phone which is a hovering button that stays on the screen at all times, including on the lock screen. MIUI 8 comes with a Gallery app that syncs stored photos  with Mi Cloud. Users get  free 5GB of cloud storage on signing up for Mi account.

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Final Word

The Redmi Note 4 is a great phone with the only downsides –  hybrid SIM slot, lack of fast charging and too much preloaded apps. For those looking for  a smartphone with a big screen and great battery performance on a budget, the Redmi Note 4 is an easy choice. It’s three variants start from Rs. 9999 to Rs. 12999 to suit different budgets. It is undoubtedly one among the best phone under Rs. 15000.


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