Redmi Note review (battery life and aftermarket battery cover replacement)

I got 2 units of the Redmi Note and gave it a 7/10 rating overall.


This is due to the :

– Below average volume (fixable with minor software tweak)
– An average camera quality (a lot of noise if you ask me)
– The 8GB internal storage limitation (no higher capacity offered at the moment for Redmi Note) – No capability to store pictures and application data to SD card (v30 have save picture to SD card but not officially available for Malaysian users yet – although you may flash it yourself manually – and of course software tweak avaialble for phone to see SD card as its main memory, surpassing the 8GB limitation).
– No NFC support (bummer!)

So what about the rest? Remember, this is a $157 phone that we are talking about. Apart from the cons listed above, the rest are just fantastic.
– Cheap @ RM509
– 5.5′ HD IPS display (720p, not full HD)
– Good battery life (Can stand up to a day of moderate to heavy use)
– Dual sim
– Design does not look cheap! (I love the design!)
– A lot of accessories on the internet
– It’s an Octacore! (Ok its fast)

If you plan to get one of these. Id say just grab it, it’s worth the every buck you spend.

Here is my battery life screenshot with mobile data and wifi turned on throughout the day (and night).


6 hours of screen time with a day plus of battery life is good enough for me. I still remember using my old Samsung Galaxy S3 that stuggled to last even 8 hours with screen time almost to 3 hours under the same condition (data and wifi turned on).

I just bought this battery cover from Aliexpress. Took 23 days to arrive. I share the link to this as well :



The aftermarket battery cover replacement feels nice to the touch. It has this matte feel and offers more grip then the standard cover. Also, no more fingerprints (except the little exposed area near the camera)

Best bang for the buck. The Redmi Note is definitely a keeper 🙂


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