Xiaomi had recently made its move by disclosing the flagship smartphone, Mi 4. Xioami Mi 4 has been surprisingly amazing for the brand. It was launched in competition against OnePlus One, but for a newbie smartphone brand it carried a hefty price value. To make the smartphone reachable to a greater section of society, Xiaomi has launched a cheaper variant of Mi 4, which is being called as Xiaomi Mi 4i. To give you a detailed highlight of the phone, here is Xiaomi Mi 4i review.
Processor and Hardware
Xiaomi Mi 4i is powered by a 1.7 GHz octa core MediaTek processor, which makes it the best call in terms of processor till dater. A dedicated Adreno 405 GPU and 2 GB RAM accompany the CPU. It runs on Android Lollipop v5.0. It consists of 16 GB internal storage and a 3120 mAh Li-ion battery. Absence of a microSD slot could be on the leeward side for the smartphone.
Camera and Display
Xiaomi Mi 4i sports a primary camera of 13 MP, with touch focus and face detection and a LED flash too. All of them support 1080p video recording. Xiaomi Mi 4i totally flies ahead of its rivals with a 5 MP front facing lens.
Xiaomi Mi 4i display is a 5 inch HD IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels and a pixel distribution density of 441 ppi. Xiaomi Mi 4i runs on Android Lollipop 5.0 platform.
You can buy Xiaomi Mi 4i online in India exclusively on the e-commerce portal, Flipkart. Undoubtedly, Xiaomi Mi 4i is a great phone. Xiaomi Mi 4i is a total package of excellence which features dual sim connectivity along with 3G and Wi-Fi. Xaiomi Mi 4i is also LTE enabled. Xiaomi Mi 4i price is India is INR 12,999.
Now let’s try to answer some Questions you might be having regarding Xiaomi Mi 4i.
Question – How is the display on Xiaomi Mi 4i?
Answer –Xiaomi Mi 4i display is one of the best in the price range. Images appears colorful with deep black levels. This is one of the primary reasons for why you must be considering Xiaomi Mi 4i over the competition.
Question – How is the outdoor visibility on Xiaomi Mi 4i?
Answer – Xaiomi’s sunlight display technology performs well as text is readable even under direct sunlight.
Question – How is the design and build?
Answer- Xiaomi Mi 4i has a Polycarbonate unibody design. The phone looks good in the hand. Its agronomical design ensures it is easy to hold in hand
Question – How much Internal storage space is free? Can Apps be moved to SD card on Xiaomi Mi 4i?
Answer – Out of 16GB, 10.82 GB is available at user end. You can also transfer parts of apps to SD card. Xiaomi allow users to uninstall pre-installed apps.
Question – Is USB OTG supported?
Answer – Yes, USB OTG is supported.
Question – How is the gaming performance?
Answer – Under our gaming test it performed really well. It handled both play - high-end and casual games really well.
Question – How much RAM is free on first boot?
Answer- Out of 2GB around 850MB is free on first boot. Multitasking was efficient in our brief time with the device.
Question- How is the Xiaomi Mi 4i camera?
Answer – The rear camera performance is quite pleasing when compared to other phones in same price range. Under daylight condition, the picture quality is excellent. The image quality declines sharply in low-light conditions. The selfie camera is best in the class.
Question – How is the call quality?
Answer – Call quality is average.
Question – Do both SIM cards support 4G?
Answer – No, only one SIM card supports 4G networks. On other SIM card 3G services can be used.
Question – How is the Battery backup on Xiaomi Mi 4i?
Answer – With basic and moderate usage, battery can last for about a day on full charge.
Question – Is the battery removable on Xiaomi Mi 4i?
Answer – No, battery is non-replaceable.
Question – Is notification LED present on Xiaomi Mi 4i?
Answer – Yes, LED notification light is present.
Question – Are capacitive keys backlit?
Answer – Yes, capacitive keys are with backlit.
Question – How is the software?
Answer – Software on Xiaomi Mi4i is MiUi6 which is based on Android 5.0 Lollipop. The MiUi presents a user interface similar to Apple iPhones. Over all the software is well optimized for the device.
Question – Is the loud speaker any good?
Answer – Loudspeaker is not extremely loud. It also gets blocked when you place the phone on its back.
Question – What comes inside the box of Xiaomi Mi 4i?
Answer – Inside the box, there is a 1.5 Ampere charger, USB cable and a screen protector.
Xiaomi Mi 4i is one of the most popular phones in sub 15K category phones. The device boasts some impressive specs but lack some of necessary things as well. The phone has limited storage and it gets when pushed by its owners.
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- LTE enabled
- 13 MP high end camera
- Android Lollipop
- 1080p HD display
- No microSD card slot
- Available only on Flipkart