Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Camera Review: A Smartphone Without Dual-Rear Camera

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 camera

Xiaomi has launched its new smartphone Redmi Note 4, surprisingly it does not feature dual-rear camera. With the increasing competition in the market, Xiaomi should have ditched the single rear camera setup and adopted the dual camera setup.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 features a 13-megapixel rear camera which shoots at f/2.0 and is capable of recording full-HD resolution video. The camera provides a focal length equivalent to 28mm and you will also fond a dual-tone LED flash light at the back, just next to the camera.

The front camera features a 5-megapixel sensor which is capable of shooting videos at 720p. At this cost, Xiaomi should have used an 8-megapixel front camera.

The absence of the dual rear camera might not attract photography enthusiasts towards this smartphone. The ability to get the bokeh effect and to change the focus point after clicking an image with the dual camera setup is simply amazing, which might be missing in Redmi Note 4. Though this smartphone has a feature called ‘Tilt Shift’ which allows you to blur the image, but that happens in circular shape and is not as perfect as the bokeh effect.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 camera

Image courtesy: Mi Website

As per my assumptions, the reason why Xiaomi did not launch the Redmi Note 4 paired with the dual rear camera setup is because of its upcoming smartphone which supports one (if the rumors are true). If I get my hands on this smartphone, I would surely write a detailed camera review.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is priced at Rs. 9,999 (2GB, 32GB RAM variant) and the top most model is priced at Rs. 12,999 (4GB, 64 GB). Whereas the Coolpad Cool 1, a smartphone featuring the dual rear camera is priced at 13,999. The Honor 6X is also expected to launch at the same price range and would also be featuring the dual rear camera setup.

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Kunal Malhotra, a photography enthusiast whose passion for photography started 6 years back during his college days. Kunal is also a photography blogger, based out of Delhi. He loves sharing his knowledge about photography with fellow aspiring photographers by writing regular posts on his blog: The Photography Blogger. Some of his favourite genres of photography are Product, Street, Fitness and Architecture.