Xiaomi launches special edition 'hatsune miku' redmi note 4x


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China’s Hatsune Miku fanbase has seen a surprising growth of attention over the years from various companies. These include companies such as SEGA, Sony, SCLA, & now more recently, Xiaongươi. Xiaongươi is ranked as one of the top manufacturers of smartphones in the world in terms of sales, despite selling almost exclusively in Đài Loan Trung Quốc. This is owed in thanks lớn China’s large population, & Xiaomi has seen Hatsune Miku’s untapped potential in the Chinese điện thoại thông minh market.

Enter the Xiaomi Redmày Note 4X, Hatsune Miku edition.


Xiaongươi released the Redngươi chú ý 4X series as a special “celebrity edition” of the Redmi cảnh báo 4. Each color represents a different celebrity, and Hatsune Miku was chosen to lớn represent the color “Blue/Light Green”. The special edition packaging of the Hatsune Miku Redmi Note 4X offered extra bonuses, which included a power ngân hàng, soft touch case, và a special serial number printed on the baông xã, all packaged in a specially designed box.

The first flash sale started on Valentine’s day, and reportedly sold out within 2 minutes of the sale going live sầu. 2 more flash sales followed, again all selling out within a couple minutes each. That’s multiple thousands of units sold in mere minutes… Flash sales in Đài Loan Trung Quốc truly are scary!

The special edition package sold for the USD equivalent of $190, while the regular edition retails for an even more affordable $150. Both packages include a phone of the same specifications, sans the extra bonuses & serial number for the normal edition Model.

Normal Edition Miku Note 4X
Special Edition Miku cảnh báo 4X

We were able to lớn obtain the special edition mã sản phẩm, which we’ll showcase and review below. But before that, let’s look at what the phone has to offer for the price.


Metal-body toàn thân phone measuring 151 x 76 x 8.5 mm, 165g weightMIUI 8.0 (Android 6.0.1)5.5″ 1080p IPS LCD Display3GB RAM, 32GB ROMDual SIM (NanoSIM/MicroSIM hybrid tray)MicroSD Expansion (via hybrid tray)Snapdragon 625 SoC, Adreno 506 GPU13MP Rear Camera, f2.0, Phase Detect Autofocus, Dual-tone flash5MP Front Camera, f2.0Rear Fingerprint Reader4100mAh batteryIR Blaster

Special Edition Exclusive sầu Bonuses

10,000mAh Power Bank w/ Hatsune Miku SilhouetteSoft-touch Plastic Case w/ Hatsune Miku Art by iXimaUnique serial number printed on phone below Hatsune Miku (初音未來) logoCard with QR Code for downloading special Hatsune Miku theme

Main Drawbacks

No quick charge supportLimited network tư vấn outside of China (Max speeds of HSPA+ (3.5G) in the U.S.)No advertised scratch resistance (get a screen protector!)Not running lathử nghiệm Android version (Yet)

Packaging & Hardware


The packaging of the special edition phone is quite large, as seen with my Hatsune Miku nendoroid for scale reference. Measuring 31 x 19.5centimet, it’s quite a bit heftier than most phone boxes. But this is because of what’s found inside…


The packaging slides open from the middle khổng lồ reveal a turquoise-colored inner box. Nifty! Now let’s open it by lifting from that bottom left corner…


My eyes are immediately bombarded with various hues of blue & green. The large portable battery can be seen on the left, the phone itself in the middle, & the case on the right.


A closer look khổng lồ appreciate Xiaomi’s beautiful packaging of this phone and its accessories.


The power bank has that nice cold metallic feel when pulling it out of the packaging. Quality! The pack is rated at 10,000 mAh capacity, which is enough to lớn fill the phone’s already large battery 2.5X. It has only one USB port, however, so don’t expect lớn charge multiple devices at once.


The phone case is made of a coated, hard plastic, giving it that smooth “soft-touch” feeling. It unfortunately seems to lớn stain or scratch somewhat easily, despite taking gentle care. While it looks nice, don’t expect the case to lớn stay that way if you set it down on rough surfaces, or keep it in your pocket with other objects. Underneath the power bank is a special thẻ with a QR code, allowing you lớn tải về the special Hatsune Miku theme. The QR code only works on Redmi cảnh báo 4X devices, however!


Pulling out the phone itself, it has a premium feeling that one would not expect from a sub-$200 device. With that much metal, you would almost think you were handling a flagship phone… A matte-finish screen protector comes pre-applied khổng lồ the trắng border display panel, which you can keep until you get your own phối of protectors (highly recommended, as it reduces screen visibility greatly).

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The volume rocker & power button are located on the right side of the device, and on the bachồng you’ll find a bunch of factory stickers placed below the fingerprint reader và camera. The bottom white sticker is also covering the special edition serial number, so let’s get rid of that…


There, that looks better. I also took the liberty of applying a tempered glass protector. Be careful which ones you buy, most promise they’re compatible with the cảnh báo 4X, but are not properly sized. We picked up a mix from Amazon, which was a good value, & highly recommended: http://a.co/cTJ1n6y


With the stickers removed, the phone’s special print number is revealed. Sadly no “39” on this one! The last thành quả you’ll find in the package is a small Trắng box containing a 5V-2A (10 Watt) charger, and a SIM tray ejection tool. Should you ever chiến bại this tool, you can also use a thin paperclip. The tray can use either two SIM cards (one Micro and one Nano SIM), or one Micro SIM và one MicroSD card.


The phone comes with Xiaomi’s MIUI 8.0 software, which basically features their own customizations on top of Android 6.0.1. MIUI ditches the app drawer found on most other phone’s skins, but this is typical of phones in the Chinese market.

The special edition version of the phone comes with the Chinese version firmware installed by mặc định, and I faced some challenges flashing it to lớn the global version ROM, but eventually had success without needing khổng lồ unlock the bootloader! If you purchase the normal edition from various sources, it’s likely khổng lồ already come with the global version firmware pre-installed, but this isn’t always the case. We’ll links a source for the regular edition Hatsune Miku Redmày chú ý 4X at the over of this review!

HomeMulti-taskContactsDialerDropdown MenuSystem PromptsLoông xã ScreenLock Screen (Charging)Phone Info

Installing the Hatsune Miku theme on the Note 4X’s global firmware is normally not possible, but thankfully it can be done by first registering a Xiaongươi Theme Designer account. After that, you can install the theme’s zip tệp tin as a 3rd các buổi party theme (liên kết at kết thúc of review). The result is a simply adorable user interface with artwork by iXima. The trang chính screen, loông chồng screen, dialer, system prompts và even charging screens are all skinned. As for the ringtone… We’ll leave that one as a surprise!

Performance, Features & Battery Life

Comparing khổng lồ my usual daily driver, a Sony Xperia Z3 Compact (high-over phone from 2014), I was pleasantly surprised with the performance of the Redmày cảnh báo 4X. The SnapLong 625 is an 8-core processor built on an efficient 14nm process. Coupled with 3GB of memory (1GB more than my Z3 compact), the phone showed no signs of slowdowns, & was able khổng lồ keep most tasks running in memory without needing lớn reload. It also stayed very cool and never got more than moderately warm.

The network bands of the phone are fairly limited, especially when it comes to LTE bands (only 1, 3, 5, 7, 38, 39, 40, 41 supported). At best, you can expect limited HSPA+ (3.5G) support from GSM carriers in the U.S., lượt thích AT&T & T-mobile (personally tested on T-thiết bị di động, and works fine). To see if it works on your carrier in your country, kiểm tra using this site: http://willmyphonework.net/

The phone handled photoshooting about as well as you’d expect from a midrange phone, and the phase-detect autofocus made focusing for shots a snap. Just don’t expect too much in low-light conditions.

The fingerprint reader was easy lớn set up, và responds lớn touch in under a second. It’s “always on”, và can be used to lớn unloông xã the device even from sleep. You can also use it as a wake button (when no finger print is registered), or as shutter button when shooting selfies.

Battery life was phenomenal, và I’d often over two days of moderate use with over 1/3 of the battery left. Heavy users can easily squeeze out two days of battery, which is great, considering the phone does not tư vấn quichồng charge for its massive sầu 4100mAh battery. It takes about half an hour to get from 0% to lớn 25%, or nearly 3 hours for 100%.

For additional hardware reviews và benchmarking, GSMArena’s in-depth reviews of the Redmi chú ý 4 (with the same hardware) is pretty thorough, check it out here → http://www.gsmaremãng cầu.com/xiaomi_redmi_note_4_snapdragon-review-1593.php

Where Can I Buy One?

Should you decide khổng lồ seek the special edition for yourself, you’re on your own. Remember that all three flash sales sold out in minutes, và finding one will be difficult, & likely expensive. Flashing the ROM to lớn the global version was also a tricky & dangerous task.

Luckily, we found a cửa hàng selling the regular edition in healthy quantities! It also comes with the global version firmware pre-installed, making setup extremely easy. You still get the light-green colored phone in a Miku-decorated box, but that’s pretty much it. It’s priced at $163, not including shipping.

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Get the normal edition Hatsune Miku Xiaomày Redngươi Note 4X here (select the “blue” version, và don’t forget that $2 off coupon button as well!) → https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Original-Xiaomi-Redmi-Note-4X-4-X-3GB-RAM-32GB-ROM-Mobile-Phone-Snapdragon-625-Octa/2800188_32794267768.html

Download the theme zip file here (requires Xiaomi Theme Designer account khổng lồ install) → https://www.dropbox.com/s/b1xrr7fqn074wzj/初音未来-

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