Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (Mediatek) ? Review
Great performance carries onto thermal throttling. The predecessor Redmi Note 3 was an absolute thermal pleasure to use, as heat dissipation was excellent and throttling because of heat buildup was not noticeable. The Redmi Note 4 makes its predecessors proud as it accomplishes the same results. In our throttling tests with consecutive benchmark runs, the Redmi Note 4 showed only a slight decline in benchmark scores while temperatures rose. Temperature stagnated and hovered around 36C, and performance only showed nominal variations. Do note, due to the higher ambient temperature of my city thanks to its tropical climate, this particular throttling test starts at 30C base temperature -- just a point to remember when comparing throttling performance across our other device reviews which start off around 28C.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (Mediatek) – Review
One of the things we noted in our Redmi Note 3 Pro review was its excellent battery life, which can be partially attributed to its big 4050 mAh (15.59 Wh) battery. For the Redmi Note 4, Xiaomi actually bumps the battery up to 4100 mAh (15.79 Wh), giving us hope for equally good battery life.