RedMi Note - Reviews, Case/Screenguard deals, I...

RedMi Note - Reviews, Case/Screenguard deals, Issues/suggestions

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First review:
1. big sized redmi 1s with similar red buttons at the bottom. packing too is similar – see the box comparison to see the size diff
2. glossy back, no major finger prints though – see comparison to my lumia 625 (white)
3. No accessories. Just a booklet, battery, usb plug + cable with the phone
4. Same MIUI as RedMi 1s. Nothing specific to mention. Guess it is rooted by default (was prompting for permissions)
5. New firmware v38 available for download (530MB) (currently on 29)
6. Does not feel soo heavy to me – coming from a Lenovo P780

7. Needs a screen guard & a cover to avoid scratches (at least for the back) as I am notorious in maintaining them.

8. No lags, screen is OK (nothing great), not very bright. pretty smooth with the operation.

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9. does not really feel very big. it is comfortable to hold in one hand
10. ISSUE – the glossy sides makes the phone slide in one-hand if you dont hold it firmly. Be careful to avoid dropping it due to sliding off due to carelessness. Ordered this cheap backcover (38rs) from aliexpress to address this issue

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12. Display is good even in sunlight (i.e., is adequately visible with brightness at 75%). Watched a movie clip (limitless) for 15 mins. Display is awesome. But the audio is not adequate.
13. Music play – this fone is louder compared to my cousin’s MI3. Tested with the same song copied from his phone. Quality of the speaker is not good (pathetic – similar to MI3 I would say). I had a SE K750i once upon a time. It had some awesome speakers – miss that quality.
14. Battery seem to be good. 12 hrs (with just a couple of calls but adequate screen time) drained down to 72% (28% usage). Should last 1.5 to 2 days as per my estimate depending on usage
15. Everyone is awed by the phone size, its display is impressive & when they hear the price, they open their mouth!

I hope battery is as good as it is claimed. I hated the redmi1s battery hardly lasted for 10 hours for me – needed to be charged by 9pm if I had taken it off the charging at 9am. Battery availability is important because I come from P780.










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Screen guard options from Ebay.in:
[email protected] (new seller) : http://www.ebay.in/itm/251743…90
Another one – [email protected]: url=http://www.ebay.in/itm/261685…88 (Purchased this using PayTm 100 off coupon for 25rsbiggrin )

Screen guard at 79rs from peopleskart.com(from 797thakshak762 – thanks):
Matt: http://peopleskart.com/exclusive-deal/screengua…
Clear: http://peopleskart.com/exclusive-deal/exclusive…

Also,tempered glass one on ebay.in at 105rs+50 shipping [after 100off with paytm coupon] (from Peace – thanks):
https://m.ebay.in/itm%3FitemId=231409…78

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PP case from Aliexpress at 38rs / pc with free shipping:

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Case-for-xiaomi-…

Note: It will take you 20-30 days for the shipment to reach you (or more considering christmas shopping rush)

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How is the call quality/reception of network?
Ringer & other sound- so can hear a call (ring) in moderate traffic too?
How is Camera (Front & back) photo quality (post any if clicked from this Redmi Note)
How is batter backup (till now how much you used & how much it drain etc.)

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mitra wrote:

How is the call quality/reception of network?
Ringer & other sound- so can hear a call (ring) in moderate traffic too?
How is Camera (Front & back) photo quality (post any if clicked from this Redmi Note)
How is batter backup (till now how much you used & how much it drain etc.)


- Call quality is OK, would’ve preferred it to be better. No network drop issues experience yet (but then I am at home i.e., at the same place, havent stepped out).
- Ringer tones / sounds – It is OK. I doubt if you can really head it in traffic esp if it is in your pocket. I guess it is similar to MI3 (based on my comparison this morning with my cousin). Redmi1s was probably louder? I will check it tonite when I get hold of my redmi 1s.
- Attached below are the sample pics from this phone for your reference As mentioned above, I am very happy with the front camera compared to the rear camera. This is good for selfiesbiggrin
- Battery – seems good.. should last 24-36 hours easily with normal usage (with 5-6 hours of screen on time = guess work). It is difficult to quantify. New fone, up for last 17 hours and still 53% is left. So you can assume.

Pictures from Redmi note (indoors – not soo bright, but during the day; outdoors pictures should be much better):



This is from the front camera:

PS: there is a slight shake in the photos & hence blurry. Will try to click some better ones outside later in the day when I step out.

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got phone making this my primary phone
battery time is just like redmi 1s
but screen clariy is better than remi 1s and looking wise good as mi3
better phone for prsonal use with dual sim and expandable memory
camera wise you go to compromise because in night with flash photo is inferior than redmi 1s and mi3

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nrc4u wrote:

got phone making this my primary phone
battery time is just like redmi 1s
but screen clariy is better than remi 1s and looking wise good as mi3
better phone for prsonal use with dual sim and expandable memory
camera wise you go to compromise because in night with flash photo is inferior than redmi 1s and mi3


Hey come on, battery time is much better compared to RedMi 1s. I gave off my 1S mainly because it could not withstand one full day for my usage. This one is going for 1.5 days for me.
- Screen clarity: I agree. this one seem to be better than redmi 1s
- Camera: I agree. This one is useless. I feel RedMi 1s camera (back one) is better than this.

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One update from my side “it supports 64 GB memory card”twisted

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Thanks to @goss8877 and @rxgupt2 I could lay my hands on a Redmi Note on saturday.

My first impression its a nice light phone. (my comments can be clouded because mt last phone was a MMX A35 thicker and heavier)

People complain of slippery back. So bought a full cover along with those 35 bucks covers from AI ETA for delivery approx 15 days.

Problem is local stores don’t have any stock of the accessories for this company.

Bought it primarily for camera and screen resolution. Hands down for both they are fantastic. Its like having a 35K feature in a sub 10K phone.

The inbuilt compass is a bit weird asks me each time to swing the phone in shape of 8 to recaliberate but give accurate readings so no complains.

2nd reason to buy it was GPS navigation. A compass inbuilt in a phone is very vital for the service. Will fully test it on coming weekend while driving to HostingCon.

GPRS Internet is a a let down. There is some sort of bug identified about 6 months back where 2nd sim cannot be configured for internet for 2G. One needs to take the sim out and plug it in slot 1. Strange the company has not fixed it even though its there on the company website forum.

Secondly auto config from operator is not possible. So each time you change your sim you need to keep the APN details handy to manually enter them.

The GUI is a complete let down. I have a KK Acer Iconia tab which has a fantastic GUI even the stock 2.3.2 GUI of my MMX A35 I feel is BETTER than the Redmi overly simplistic interface. Takes a bit of learning to use it.

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dharmanath481 wrote:
The GUI is a complete let down. I have a KK Acer Iconia tab which has a fantastic GUI even the stock 2.3.2 GUI of my MMX A35 I feel is BETTER than the Redmi overly simplistic interface. Takes a bit of learning to use it.


Replace with a new launcher like themer (search for themer in playstore).

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another amazing thing.. the 2A charger is awesome.. charges the fone soo quickly compared to my old one.. used to take hours & hours.. this is great

PS: quick charging is not good for battery, but who cares?biggrin

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good thread.smile