Xiaomi Mi 4i Review: International Love
Xiaomi Mi 4i is an effort by Xiaomi that has jumped in straight with the Android Lollipop version. Sharing the original DNA with the older Xiaomi handsets, the phone is slightly different when it boils down to genes and specifications. The brand behind the mobile is very well known for its affordable, qualitative, and handy phone series, where the Xiaomi Mi 4i fits in middle. This device has been launched as the flagship device in the Asian market keeping the budget low and affordable. It started its sale in May 2015, and you can locate it in the global market of India, Malaysia, Taiwan, Indonesia, Singapore, and Hong Kong. The brand is promising a great experience to user and people who are mad about the Xiaomi series and are waiting for a change. However, you should make the proper decision after learning about its hard-core figure of merits as you are about to invest your hard earned pennies in it.
- 5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 441 pixels per inch
- 1080×1920 pixels resolution gives sharp resolution and colour saturation
- 16 GB internal memory and 2GB RAM
- Android OS v5.0.2 lollipop with Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 chipset (Adreno 405 GPU)
- Quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53
- Bluetooth available, version 4.1
- 13 megapixel rear camera with 5 megapixel front camera
- 3.5 mm audio port
- Micro SIM port
- 2G, 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi support
- Proximity and accelerometer sensors
- Non-removable Li-Ion 3120 mAh battery
Externals: Design and Display:
With a standard design and sharp edges, the rectangular design of the device is 7.8 mm slim and weighs 4.6 ounces. So, by carrying the sleek and slim phone, you will not feel like loaded by the heavy junky. With its plastic body, do not judge the quality inside because the plastic body is even quite reliable than the steel structure. In fact, despite of the glass screen, the mobile phone has polycarbonate chassis to increase your experience and improve the mobile quality. The keys are also present at the right place availing you the better access of the power key and volume keys.
Coming to the display of the Xiaomi Mi 4i, its screen is 5-inches tall and has IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The pixel density of the mobile phone is 441 pixels per inches, which elaborate its quality and realm of watching images and videos. The display is multi-touch and it has the accelerometer and proximity sensor in it. Last but not the least, to increase the experience and make it realistic, the mobile phone display is also imparted with 16 million colours.
Internals: Hardware and Software:
The Xiaomi Mi 4i is a brilliant phone, if hardware and software are of great importance for you. The mobile phone is the real buy because of its simple budget and effective features in software and hardware. The mobile phone comes with the built-in hardware with HDR and multi-touch screen. You can even call it as the Sunlight display because it automatically brightens and darkens the area of screen after sensing the details under the sunlight. In addition to the sunlight display, the phone also has a non-removable battery of 3,210mAh that is not only huge but supports you very ably.
Besides, the mobile’s hardware, the software is also impeccable and has Android OS Lollipop version 5.0, and Quad-core 1.7 GHz processor to match your need of quick processing. With 2 GB RAM, the internal memory of the mobile phone is 16 GB and it does not have any external memory support. Well, no external memory can limit you in 16 GB space, if you use mobile as multi-functional device.
Camera and Connectivity:
Record all the special moments’ on-the-go with Mi 4i professional clarity possessing camera. The phone provides a 13MP Sony/Samsung camera with a brilliant aperture of f/2.0 and an innumerable photo clarifying features which don’t only let you click during bright sun, clouds, dusk and dawn, rather, the bright LED flash light gives you the freedom to capture the memories during dark too. The photo quality, as served by the different mobiles of Mi, has improved drastically over time. The Xiaomi Mi 4i is all equipped with five-element lens to focus and give detailed photographs with its HDR feature, which sets up the tone and exposure, all by itself.
Exploring other features of Mi 4i camera, panoramic mode, incredible HDR shoot mode, beautify, and a lot more range of modes to choose from, enables the user to select the best tone, exposure, aperture, and contrast to preserve the exquisite moments of life forever. The beautify mode is an explicitly added feature for selfie-freaks; beautify makes a picture more detailed, smooth and natural. This feature brightens eyes, smoothen skins, slims jaw, set exposure, and much more automatically; it makes your selfie ready to upload right after the click.
Coming to the connectivity point of view, Mi 4i has most successful reviews as compared to its competitors. Equipped with 2G, 3G, and 4G connectivity, there are two SIM slots given for better connectivity. It also has WI-FI 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot, WI-FI Direct, and Bluetooth connectivity (version 4.1). GPS, MicroUSB 2.0 and USB connectivity is also in Mi 4i.
An amazing and extravagant phone with unbelievable features and unprecedented preinstalled applications, this phone is a fully loaded package at a very low price as compared to its other rivalries out there in market. Launched on most of the buzzing online stores, this product from Xaiomi has proved to be a successful launch. Handy looks, slim body, powerful connectivity, long battery life, stunning camera features, powerful internal software and hardware, and a Quad-Core processor with 2GB RAM make it worthy for its price. Despite of a long list of astounding features, the gadget suffers a couple of drawbacks too. The overheating problem of Mi 4i has put up serious concern over buying of this product; moreover, on multi-tasking, Mi 4i lags a little bit. Updates to fix these issues will be provided by the makers in the near future. Despite of suffering some issues, the product is still a best buy for its price of $205.