Redmi 4 Prime vs Redmi Note 4: Which is the better device?
Jan 19, 2017 03:00 PM EST
Xiaomi has launched its new model - Redmi Note 4, the successor of its previous Redmi Note 3, this week in India. The China affordable smartphone has made a huge statement last year with Redmi Note 3 for its incredible specs at a low cost which most critics praised as spectacular. The question is - is it worth for an upgrade? If you are looking for a new Xiaomi phone, which one should you choose - Redmi Note 4 or the previous Note 3? Or should you just go for Redmi 4 Prime, a smaller version of Note 4? Here are the 5 reasons which could help you to decide, according to Slashgear.
The Redmi Note 3 has an extremely fine display at 1080 x 1920 across 5.5-inches of panel. The new Redmi Note 4 has an identical to its predecessor. However, with Redmi 4 Prime, although the same IPS LCD display technology is used, it has a 1920 x 1080 display jammed into a slightly smaller panel at 5 inches instead of 5.5 - giving it more sharp and dense.
2. Android Software Base
Redmi Note 3 was released with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop but was soon upgradeable to Marshmallow 6.0.1, whereas Note 4 was released with Marshmallow 6.0 and upgradable to 6.0.1. The Redmi 4 Prime is coming to stage with 6.0.1 version of Marshmallow and it is expected that it will be upgradeable to the newer version of Android, now that Nougat 7.0 is available.
3. Processor Power
Redmi Note 3 has a Qualcomm MSM8956 Snapdragon - Hexa-core (4×1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 & 2×1.8 GHz Cortex-A72) CPU and Adreno 510, with either 2GB or 3GB RAM. This is pretty sweet proposition for a midrange phone.
It is difficult to compare Note 3 with Note 4 since the company went with a Mediatek MT6797 Helio X20 SoC, with Deca-core 2.1 GHz CPU and Mali-T880 MP4 GPU (and 2 or 3GB of RAM, again). With Redmi 4 Prime, it has a Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 - might underpowered compared to Note 3's, but because of its smaller display, and 3GB RAM with Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 of CPU and a Adreno 506 GPU, it is going to do just fine.
4. Storage (internal/expandable)
Note 3 - 16 GB, 32GB for internal and expandable with SIM2 slot for SD Card. Same goes with Note 4, but with 16GB or 64GB as internal data. Redmi 4 Prime starts with 32 GB, without any variant and offers the same SIM2 slot for additional storage.
5. Pricing and Release
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 was released back in February of 2016. This phone was (and generally is) around Rs. 9,999, which converts to approximately $145 USD. The Redmi Note 4 is much more readily available, coming for anywhere between $165 and $250 USD.
The Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime will be priced at around Rs. 8,900, which converts to approximately $130 USD.