Is the $135 Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 the Best Bang-for-Buck Smartphone? Michael Kwan August 25, 2016 News When you consider that something like the new Samsung Galaxy Note7 retails for over $1000 Canadian if you want the unlocked model without contract, you have to wonder how much phone can you possibly get for about 1/10th of the price. Apparently quite a bit, including a positively massive 4,100mAh battery, as evidenced by the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. This natural successor to the Redmi Note 3 bumps the specs across the board and keeps the price remarkably low. The starting price is just a mere 899 Chinese yuan. Plunk that into Google using today’s currency exchange rates and you come out with just $135 US. In addition to the giant battery, you also get a large 5.5-inch display, a 10-core MediaTek Helios X20 processor, a fingerprint sensor on the back, and a 13-megapixel camera. As with other smartphones in the Xiaomi lineup, the Redmi Note 4 is powered by the company’s take on Google Android, boasting the new MIUI 8. The cheaper SKU gets you 16 GB of internal storage, though you can bump that up to 64 GB if you’d like for a little more. Both versions come equipped with a microSD slot. Before you get too excited about the prospect of owning a really cheap smartphone with a really big battery, recognize that the Redmi Note 4 probably won’t be coming to North America any time soon. If you happen to find yourself in China, though, the phone goes on sale starting tomorrow. Via TC Share This With The World!