Our Opinion

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (4GB RAM, 64GB) is a significantly better phone than the Vivo Y69, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (4GB RAM, 64GB)!

Vivo Y69  Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (4GB RAM, 64GB) 
Vivo Y69 Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
Buy Now Buy Buy
Excellence Score
23.0
30.1
Value for Money Score
60.9
73.6
Price ₹ 11,799 onwards ₹ 10,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Sep, 2017 Jan, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 7.0 NougatLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoExpected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.5 inches 5.5 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1280 pixels (~ 267 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Display Features 2.5D Curved Glass IPS LCD, 2.5D Curved Glass, Reading mode, Colour Temperature Adjustment
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.5 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name MediaTek MT6750Ranked #58 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 625Ranked #29 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Mali-T860 Adreno 506
RAM 3 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 13.0 MP 13.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features F/2.2 Aperture, Samsung S5K3L8 Sensor F/2.0 Aperture, BSI Sensor, 1.12um Pixel Size, 5P Lens, Phase Detection Autofocus, Dual-LED (dual tone) Flash, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Smile Detection, HDR, Panorama
Secondary Camera 16.0 MP 5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features Moonlight Flash, F2.0 Aperture, Samsung S5K3P3ST Sensor F/2.0 Aperture, Smart; Pro Beautify, Face Recognition, Full HD Video Recording
Internal Memory 32 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 256 GB up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 7.7 mm 8.4 mm
Weight 162 gm 165 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh 4100 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features USB On-The-Go; WiFi Dual Band; Noise Filtration WiFi Dual-band; WiFi Direct; USB On-The-Go; WiFi Display; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Good build quality
  • Sleek metal unibody design with a premium look and feel
  • The fingerprint scanner integrated in the home button works great
  • The display is bright, and has vivid colours and slim bezels
  • Decent UI overlay over Android - includes features like split screen, one hand mode, long screenshot, app clone - there are a few bloatware apps preloaded but all of them can be uninstalled if required
  • Day to day performance is fairly smooth
  • Very good front camera - comes with a number of features: group selfie mode, face beauty mode, portrait bokeh and live photo (records a few seconds of video along with the photo) - there is also an LED in front that can be used as a flash or fill light for video - overall image quality from the front camera is great — in daylight as well as indoors
  • Good battery life - comfortably lasts the full day
  • High-end, premium metal design, and excellent build quality - befitting a much more expensive phone
  • Impressive, bright display, with great color accuracy
  • Fast fingerprint reader
  • MIUI on top of Android works great, runs fast, and has excellent theming and customization options, making it easy to find the look you want
  • Powerful Spandragon 625 chipset ensures smooth, effortless performance all throughout
  • Good loudspeaker
  • Pretty decent camera - although it tends to produce photos a little bit on the soft side - but overall it's good, and a significant improvement over the Redmi Note 3
  • Top-notch battery life - again, improved even over the already very good Redmi Note 3 - even with heavy usage, you can get close to two full days out of it
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Screen resolution could have been better
  • The performance is decent in regular use and simple games, but there are certainly phones with better chipsets in this price bracket
  • Rear camera performance is decent in daylight with sharp details and rich colours, but indoors the images don’t have much detail and low light images have lots of noise
  • Video recording from the rear camera is limited to 1080p resolution only (some other phones in this price bracket now offer 4K resolution)
  • Overall, the Vivo Y69 is a phone meant only for the selfie loving crowd (otherwise there are many overall better phones), and even within that segment it has tough competition from the likes of Gionee A1
  • Audio quality via headphones is average
  • Doesn't use the new USB-C standard
Expert Reviews
  1. economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  1. gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. indiatoday.intoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  7. telecom.economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. tech.firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  10. news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. livemint.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. deccanchronicle.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. igyaan.in hands-on Read Review »
User Reviews
  1. Flipkart4.3 654+ reviews »
  2. Amazon3.9 183+ reviews »
  1. Flipkart4.4 214,317+ reviews »
  2. Amazon3.1 73+ reviews »
Official Website Official Website » Official Website »
Unofficial specs? N/A N/A
Individual Review 1
  • Individual Review 1
Individual Review

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Review | India Price, Specifications,...

Gadgets 360

Top Pick

Full Review

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Review | India Price, Specifications,...

Gadgets 360

Did you find phonecurry useful in your phone search? Drop us a testimonial, or Tell us how we can improve