QiKu F4 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3: Price and Features

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The competition of Chinese smartphone is strongly fierce between China phone makers. Recently, QiKu, a company formed by the collaboration between Coolpad and Qihoo360 but now is completely owned by Qihoo360, has launched a new budget smartphone dubbed the QiKu F4 at an event in China, to compete the same cheap price smartphone from Xiaomi, Redmi Note 3. We have reviewed Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 before, and today we will review QiKu F4 features and price and compare it with Xiaomi Redmi Note 3.

QiKu F4 Price and Availability

QiKu F4 has two editions, the 2GB RAM/ 16GB storage edition of QiKu F4 is priced at 599 Yuan, which is approximately Rs 6000, the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage edition of QiKu F4 has a price of 799 Yuan, about Rs 8000. The first flash sale of QiKu F4 is planned to be available in China on March 25 with pre-registrations needed. And the Chinese phone maker only announced QiKu F4’s availability in China, haven’t released the plans to roll out QiKu F4 internationally, including India market. But we can expect QiKu F4 to be announced in India in near future.

QiKu F4 hardware features

QiKu F4 sports MediaTek MT6753 octa-core processor with 8 Cortex-A53 cores of 1.3 GHz clock speed, along with the ARM Mali-T720 GPU. MT6753 is a midrange chip based on the performance, but it is the most popular SoC for smartphones in the China mobile price list, and most midrange smartphones have used this chip, which performs well in running multiple apps and playing games.

QiKu F4 display features

QiKu F4 features a 5.0 inch HD touch screen of 1280 x 720 pixels display, which has a 178 degree viewing angle and screen-to-body ration of QiKu F4 is up to 74% to provide a fresh color with more details. The touch screen of QiKu F4 uses full lamination technology which makes the touch screen thinner with a better image quality.

QiKu F4 design features

The design of QiKu F4 is simple. Besides the 5.0 inch HD touch screen, two bars are on the front shell, with the common three Android buttons are designed as small circle buttons at the bottom bar. QiKu F4 uses a metal middle frame to connect the front shell and back cover. The headphone jack is on the top side and the USB port is on the bottom side. It is a pity that QiKu F4 does not have a Type-C USB port. The volume controls and power button are also made of metal, all three buttons are on the right side. QiKu F4’s back cover is changeable with four colors of choice: white, rose gold, gold and blue. On the color back cover is the 13MP primary camera, along with LED flash and fingerprint scanner. Below the back shell is the non-removable 2500mAh battery.

QiKu F4 storage features

QiKu F4 have two variants for different storage. QiKu F4 Basic has a 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, which is priced at 599 Yuan. QiKu F4 Enhanced has a 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory with a price of 799 Yuan.

QiKu F4 connectivity features

Both the Basic and Enhanced edition of QiKu F4 are dual SIM Android phones and support dual SIM, dual standby, along with other common connectivity, such as: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual band, hotsport, Wi-Fi direct, Bluetooth V4.0, GPS, A-GPS and Glonass, GSM/TD-SCDMA/TD-LTE. Both the 3G and 4G networks are only compatible with China Mobile right now for China users.

Features and Price Comparison of QiKu F4 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3


QiKu F4

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3


 RMB 599 (Rs 6000) / RMB 799 (Rs 8000)

RMB 999 (Rs 9999) / RMB 1199 (Rs 11999)


MediaTek Octa-core MT6753 SoC with cores of 1.3 GHz clock speed with Mali-T720 GPU

Qualcomm MSM8956 Snapdragon 650 Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 & Dual-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A72 with Adreno 510


5.0 inch IPS Capacitive HD touch screen of 1280 x 720 pixels, 74% screen-to-body-ration

5.5 inch IPS LCD Capacitive FHD Touch screen of 1920 x 1080 pixels of 403 PPI, 72.4% screen-to-body ratio


2GB of RAM + 16GB of ROM for Basic, 3GB of RAM + 32GB of ROM for Enhanced

2GB of RAM + 16GB of ROM for Basic, 3GB of RAM + 32GB of ROM for Enhanced


13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera

16MP primary camera and 5MP secondary camera for selfie


142 x 70.1 x 4.86 mm

150 x 76 x 8.7 mm


Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, USB 2.0

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS, A-GPS, USB 2.0, Infrared port,


360 OS

Android 5.1.1 Lollipop


Non-removable Li-Po 2500 mAh battery

Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery

How do you think QiKu F4? Do you think it is worthy RMB 599 price? 

Smartphone Review , China Smartphone , Qihoo360 , QiKu F4


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