Xiaomi Mi4

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Xiaomi Mi4 – Specifications, Reviews & Price in India

Introduction:

Xiaomi Mi4 was launched last year in the month of July and thereby launched the Xiaomi smartphones to the medium priced segment as all the phones launched by Xiaomi before the launch of Mi4 were below the 10 thousand mark. Mi4 featured with a 5.0 inches IPS LCD touchscreen powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon Quad-core processor, making it the best smartphone in its segment. Many smartphone experts have stated that the design of Mi4 takes a lot of inspiration from iPhone 5S and looks like a scaled up version of it. The Chinese manufacturer has left no stone unturned to capture the Indian markets by touting the Xiaomi Mi4 as the best smartphone in the market.

Design Specifications:

Xiaomi Mi4 has a rather unique design and is very different from the previously launched Xiaomi smartphones; the design is the inspiration from both Samsung and Apple smartphone. The front screen dominates the look of the phone, as very less space is provided towards the edges. The back of the phone is made of a plastic material which really diminishes the aesthetic appeal of the phone. Three capacitive soft buttons are provided in the rear of front panel, while the sides of the phone are flat, a stainless steel bezel runs round the entire edges of the phone. The volume rocker and power button are provided to the right of the phone, making it a little difficult to reach and one needs to get adapted to it. The MicroUSB port is at the bottom of the phone which also houses the speakers and the headset socket is at the top of the phone. The primary camera with flash is at the centre location of the upper area in the back panel. Use of shiny ‘Mi’ logo can be seen in both front and back of the phone and the display is protected by the Corning Concore Glass making it scratch resistant.

The phone is moderately handy as its dimensions are 5.48 x 2.70 x 0.35 inches and feels a little hefty as its weight is 149 g (5.26 Oz). The phone is available in two color variants, namely Black and White

Display Features:

The phone is provided with a 5.0 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors, providing a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The phone is multi-touch enabled and produces very bright and vibrant colors, all credits to the 441 ppi pixel density. There are no problems with the phone’s display associated with color reproduction, viewing angles and color temperatures. The phone poses no challenge when used under bright sunlight as the color replication it boasts is in-line with the premium flagship smartphones like that of Sony and HTC. The screen is really a premium feature of the phone.

xiaomi-mi4-display

Processor:

The phone is powered with Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 with 2.5 GHz Quad-core Krait 400 processor. The apps run smoothly and there are no issues related to the delayed touch response or lag, the only thing to notice is that the MIUI interface is very performance intensive and consumes a lot of RAM, thus leaving around 1.7GB of RAM of the total 3GB available. The processor performed brilliantly in the benchmark test with Quadrant and AnTuTu scores of 15,344 and 32,264 respectively. The phone plays heavily encoded 1080p videos without any lag or tearing, while the games are run smoothly on the phone, thanks to its Adreno 330 GPU. Overall the processor of Mi4 is very powerful and nothing to complain about at this price range.

(Xiaomi Mi4 has powerful processor with 3GB RAM)

Camera Features:

The Xiaomi MI4 is provided with a 13 MP primary camera with 1/3′ sensor size, 1.12µm pixel size. The primary camera provides 4128 x 3096 pixels with features like autofocus, LED flash and check quality, while the secondary camera is provided with 8 MP that can provide 1080p@30fps quality. Video recording is done in 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, and 720p@120fps with HDR and check quality. The primary camera also features geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama and HDR mode. The camera takes amazing pictures in broad daylight as it captures fine details and colors; the performance in dim light is not that great, as one has to try various times for capturing a good image. The camera interface has some really nice features like Refocus Mode and manual controls over features like ISO, white balance and exposure time.

xiaomi-mi4-camera

Battery Backup Life:

The Xiaomi Mi4 is provided with Non-removable 3080 mAh Li-Ion battery that promises a stand by time of up to 280 h on 3G networks. The battery is really impressive as you can use it for the entire day with moderate to heavy usage and it won’t ask for a recharge.

Technology Aspects

The phone runs on Android OS version 4.4.4 KitKat with the help of Xiaomi’s MIUI 6 interface which looks really smooth. The biggest problem for an Android user would be the lack of an app drawer as each and every app and game are present in the home screen itself. You can find the essence of iOS when using the MIUI interface as many features is seemed to be borrowed from there. The notification panel present at the top of the phone has been revamped as it doesn’t show any details and one has to drag it down, to find out if messages and mails have been received. Various apps like SwiftKey and Fleksy come preinstalled in the phone.

Conclusion:

The Xiaomi Mi4 is the best smartphone to buy in the current scenario of the market. It offers an amazing display, huge battery life, portable Wi-Fi hotspot, Quick Charge 2.0 that charges 60 % battery within 30 minutes and the price in India of Xiaomi Mi4 is just under twenty thousand, which makes it a perfect choice for a medium priced smartphone. The phone has received featured score of 85 on Pricejugaad.com which is an excellent score and from the user side the phone has received a reviews score of 70 which again gives it a positive outlook. If you are looking for a medium priced smartphone with amazing features, then Xiaomi Mi4 is the perfect choice.

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