Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi launched its first phablet last week and goes on sale from December 2, 2014. The Redmi Note is priced at Rs 8,999 for the 3G version, while the 4G version costs Rs 1,000 more. Let's check out if the large-screen device lives up to the hype.
Design & display
The Redmi Note's design is similar to the Nokia Lumia 1020, only bigger and heavier than similar phablets.
The rear panel is made of cheap plastic and while different back panels exist for the phone, we don't know when we'll get them in India.
Xiaomi phones have always had a brilliant display and the Note carries on the legacy, with a high-definition IPS display of 720X1,280 pixels, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Just like the Redmi 1s, the Note's touch is amazingly smooth and swift.
Since the screen is big, those not used to the size will have to use both hands to type. Like the Redmi 1s, the Redmi Note has three capacitive buttons below the screen. The screen and resolution are just perfect for gamers and those who love reading eBooks on their mobile phones.
Text: Agamoni Ghosh, Business Standard
Images courtesy: Redmi