Xiaomi is one of the Chinese handset makers that can boasts of a true Midas touch since each device launched by the brand has been a roaring success in Indian handset market. The handset maker has tried to recreate the magic of Mi3 with its Mi 4i smartphone, which is a good mid-range smartphone. This handset comes with a sleek and lightweight profile, which houses decent performance specifications. Here is a brief overview of the handset to help make purchase decision easier.
The design of the handset is unlike any other device launched by the brand in past and in a good way. This handset has been crafted from polycarbonate material and is so lightweight as well as sleek that it is borderline fragile.
The Chinese handset maker has equipped the device with a 5-inch display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 layer. This display comes with a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels for a stunning visual experience, which takes multimedia watching to another level.
On the user experience front, this handset comes with Android 5.0.2 Lollipop operating system out of the box. However, Xiaomi has installed its own MIUI user interface atop the Android operating system. Besides homescreen layout like iOS, it also comes with tons of enhancements over stock operating system.
Performance and Battery Life
The performance of this handset is driven by an Octa-core processor that comes clocked at 1.7 GHz for superior performance. Xiaomi has paired the processor with a massive RAM of 2 GB that ensures smoother performance and multitasking. Battery-wise, the phone won't disappoint you. You will get a 3120 mAH battery under the hood.
Xiaomi has equipped the Mi 4i smartphone with 13 Megapixel primary camera on its rear panel that is equipped with dual-tone LED flash and magic focus for an enhanced photography experience. On the other hand, the front panel of the device boasts of a 5 Megapixel selfie camera.
The handset comes with support for 4G LTE as well as 3G/2G to ensure uninterrupted Internet connectivity across the country. This handset also offers features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, microUSB and GPS for convenience of its users.
Mi 4i brings the combination of great hardware and aggressive pricing down to the mid-range segment. It has been some time since Xiaomi had an offering in the mid-range smartphone segment and the Mi 4i fills up that space. While the Mi 4i fills the mid-range smartphone segment space for Xiaomi, it also competes against the ZenFone 2, which has been relatively left unchanged from its more powerful sibling, save for less powerful processor, less RAM and screen with lower display resolution. Xiaomi covers all those grounds with Mi 4i and gives the ZenFone 2 a tough fight.
|General Specifications||Launch Date||April 23, 2015|
|Color||Black, Blue, Pink, White, Yellow|
|SIM Card||Dual Micro SIM|
|Operating System||Android v5.0.2 (Lollipop)|
|Dimensions||138.1 x 69.6 x 7.8 mm|
|Processor & RAM||Processor||1.7 GHz Octa core (1.7 GHz Quad + 1.1 GHz Quad) (Cortex A53)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939|
|Display||Size||5.0 inches (12.7 cm)|
|Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Hall Sensor|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels, Full HD|
|Pixel Density||441 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio||71.54 %|
|Other Input Features||Multi-touch|
Dual-color LED Flash
|Rear Camera Sensor||CMOS image sensor|
|Rear Camera Aperture||f/2.0|
|Rear Camera Features||Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)|
|Front Camera Features||Wide Angle Selfie|
|Rear Auto Focus|
|Front Auto Focus|
1080p@30fps, Full HD
|Battery||Battery Capacity||3120 mAh|
|Battery Type||Li-ion, Non Removable|
|4G||LTE Cat4 150 Mbps/LTE|
Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz
|USB Port||microUSB 2.0|
|Entertainment & Multimedia||Ringtone||Music ringtones, Vibration|
|Audio Format||AAC, AMR, APE, FLAC, MP3, OGG|
|Video Format||ASF, M4V, MKV, MPEG4, Xvid|
|Storage||Internal Storage||16 GB|
|Calling & Messaging||Phone Book||
|Additional Information||Items in the Box||Handset with built-in Battery, Charger, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card|