Why the Xiaomi Redmi Note is great for first time Android users

Wondering why the Xiaomi Redmi Note is a truly great smart device? This article explains its special MIUI interface which makes the Xiaomi Redmi Note easy to use even for first time Android users.

There are plenty of experts comparing the Xiaomi Redmi Note phablet with other smart devices such as the Blackberry Passport. Sure, there could be other smartphones that have near similar features to those in its category. However, the Xiaomi Redmi Note's plus points lie in its own unique feature that benefits a particular group of users. These include those who find small size typos tough on the eyes and the non- tech-savvy novices of Android devices.

When you set your Xiaomi Redmi Note to the Lite mode, it is wonderful to see everything nice and big. Whether you are looking at an app or a message, no more strain on your eyes! What's more, you are not bombarded with innumerable settings and multiple options. You will actually enjoy using the Xiaomi Redmi Note due to ease of use.

What's more, the easy usage of the Xiaomi Redmi Note is due to the unique MIUI, thanks to which you can do a great deal of things. This article focuses on the MIUI.

Xiaomi Redmi Note MIUI benefits

What's the first thing you see on a smartphone? The home screen of course! With the MIUI you can quickly use tools and features using home screen gestures. Even icons can be neatly slotted into batches. Incorporated in the software are global operation gestures which are optimized for devices with large screens.

Then there are the notifications – we just can't live without them, considering how absent-minded most of us are! As soon as you power up your Xiaomi Redmi Note, you can check out all the latest notifications. It could be a missed call, a reminder of your sweetheart's birthday, any new message from your boss, or even a music app notice. Playing a new game? Those notifications won't distract or annoy you – they will simply float till you complete destroying the aliens and completing the game.

Speaking of games, you can even customize your interface to mesh it in an interesting way with your favourite game. There are more than 5,000 themes to select from!

MIUI display theme
MIUI Theme [Image source: http://en.miui.com/features.php]

Other than games, interested in sports or particular TV shows? The Xiaomi Redmi Note's MIUI allows you to subscribe to any of your wide-ranging interests.

What about music? Love it, don't you? Well, here's the fact which will literally be music to your ears: the MIUI music player can allow you to do lots of things, including tuning into the local radio, playing a song on your favourites list, download some cool graphics for an album cover, etc.

Let's not forget the primary role of your smartphone, namely for calls. Do you find that you often get bogus calls, such as congratulating you on winning a game show or a marketing call from a holiday tour operator? The MIUI 6 detects such calls by marking them to enable you to identify and ignore unknown contact numbers. Security is ensured with the troika of a firewall, a spam filter and a built-in anti virus.

The sum and substance is that Xiaomi Redmi Note's MIUI does not require you to have coding expertise to use an Android smartphone. Here a tap, there a tap and you're ready to be a smart Android user of the Xiaomi Redmi Note smartphone!

Now for those who want to know exactly what all the Xiaomi Redmi Note packs, here are the basic tech specs:
  • Display: 5.5-inch (720x1280 pixels) IPS-LCD display

  • Processor: 1.7GHz MediaTek MT6589T octa-core processor

  • OS: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, MIUI 5 [possible upgrade to Android 4.4 KitKat next year as also MIUI 6]

  • RAM: 2GB RAM

  • Memory: 8 GB ROM + microSD card slot to accommodate 32 GB card

  • Rear camera: 13MP / Front camera: 5MP with both supporting video recording

  • Connectivity: 2G, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and microUSB 2.0

  • Battery: removable 3200 mAh battery

The best kept for the last - the price. At INR 8,999 the Xiaomi Redmi Note is a really good deal!

[Note to the reader:the Xiaomi Redmi Note currently available is likely to have MIUI 5 which may not have all the features mentioned in this article. It would be a good idea to wait for the Redmi Note 4G version/ get the Redmi with an MIUI 6 upgrade.]

Article by Vandana
Vandana is a freelance content writer with over 15 years experience in this field. As Managing Editor of reputed education portal IndiaStudyChannel.com, she has plenty of responsibilities but nevertheless finds time to indulge in her favourite past-time, namely writing! Hence she has her own blogs to follow her writing passion while here at Techulator.com she writes mainly about gadgets, smart devices and apps.

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