Xiaomi’s budget centric-smartphone, the Redmi Note 4, has been voted as the ‘Smartphone of the year (Budget)’ in the Consumer Devices Survey 2017, which was jointly released by The Mobile Indian and TeleAnalysis.
The smartphone was the most preferred one in the budget category with over 43 percent of respondent voted for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 as their first choice. The nation-wide survey was done taking into account the feedbacks from Indian consumer device users in five zones –east, west, north, south and central – of the country. The sample size was over 15,0,000 spanning 30 cities.
The award was presented at Device World 2017 by Rajan Mathews,Director General, Cellular Operators’ Association of India (COAI).The event saw participation from top consumer brands in the country and eminent industry stalwarts including Sunil Dutt, President, Devices, Reliance Jio; P Sanjeev, Josh Foulger, MD, Foxconn India, VP -Sales, Huawei, Vikas Agarwal, GM, OnePlus, Sanjay Kalirona, CEO, Comio, Suneet Singh Tuli, co-founder, DataWind shared their views and ideas during the event.
Interestingly, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 continues to be the best-selling smartphone in India as Xiaomi shipped approximately 4 million units in this quarter, as per a report by IDC. The brand has also tied up with Samsung to grab a market share of 23.5 percent in the Indian smartphone industry.
As for the pricing is concerned, the Redmi Note 4 4GB + 64GB retails at Rs 11,999, 3GB +32GB is priced at Rs 9,999 while the 2GB + 32GB will cost you Rs 8,999. The smartphone is available through Flipkart and mi.com.
As far as specifications Redmi Note 4 are concerned, it comes with a 5.5-inch full HD (1920 x 1080) 2.5D curved glass display and a 2.0 GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 processor with Adreno 506 GPU. The hybrid dual SIM smartphone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat operating and has a 4100 mAh battery. In terms of design, the smartphone features a fingerprint scanner at the back.
For the storage, it comes with 2GB RAM + 32GB internal storage, 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB of internal storage variants, all of which are expandable via microSD card. The smartphone offers a 13-megapixel autofocus rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, PDAF, f/2.0 aperture and a 5-megapixel front camera. On the connectivity front, the device offers 4G with VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), GPS with AGS/GLONASS and USB Type C. The handset measures 151 x 76 x 8.35mm and weighs 175 grams.