The recent inductee in the Indian telecom market and the Chinese gadget giant, Xiaomi has been making a few appearances since last year. And here comes yet another flagship smartphone Mi 4, a successor to previous Mi 3. Available exclusively on Flipkart, Xiaomi Mi 4 is priced at 20000 in India.

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Hardware Configuration and Memory

Xiaomi MI 4 is a 4G LTE enabled device powered by a Snapdragon 810, 2.5 GHz Krait 400 processor and has 3 GB RAM, enabling superfast performance as compared to any of its rivals. As for graphics, a dedicated Adreno 330 GPU takes it to a new high. A great display output, with an efficient visibility in the daylight makes it a tough rival. MI 4 is available with 16 GB/64 GB internal storage and supports no micro SD card.

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A large battery of 3080 mAh serves the power requirements of the device which can provide 280 hours of standby on 3G mode.

Camera and Display

Moving on to the camera, a 13-megapixel primary camera with touch focus proves to be a great shot companion. Daylight images are crisp and have very fine details to the depth of the images. In a selfie inspired environment, an 8-megapixel front-facing camera is the best ever front camera in this segment for video calling and selfies. The front camera is capable of 1080p HD video capturing.

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A 5 inch LCD IPS display with multipoint capacitive touchscreen is a sight to sore eyes. The display has a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels and provides a great visibility in all kinds of ambient light.

Software and Other Features

The MI 4 is juiced up with the formerly latest Android platform, Kitkat v4.4.3. This is nonetheless great specification of the device. The device is also Wifi enabled along with Bluetooth v4.0 and A-GPS and GLONAS. Accelerometer, pyrometer, compass and gyroscopic sensors add up to the pros of Mi 4. With the Xiaomi MiUI 5, the interface is like never before and as interactive and customizable as that of Android.

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Key Highlights

  • MiUi5 user interface
  • Long battery life
  • Sony CMOS camera lens
  • No time lag in multitasking
  • No micro SD card support

Here is a benchmark to help you rate Mi 4 against its rivals.

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Verdict

At its price of around 20000, Xiaomi MI 4 is a more-than-its-value kind of a device. It will face a tough competition against the recently launched OnePlus One. But then no serious concerns of flaw were observed during the phone research. Almost every aspect is close to perfect, so have no second thoughts to give it a shot.

For detailed comparison with Mi 4’s close rivals like OnePlus One and Huwaei Honor 6, click here.

Xiaomi Mi4 review

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