The Mi 4i is causing tongues to wag for good reason

Xiaomi never fails to excite with news of their newest flagship Smartphone Mi 4i’s launch in India. For those that have not heard of Xiaomi, they are a Chinese-based electronic gadget manufacturer that has been gaining International attention for their extremely budget friendly Smartphones and electronic gadgets. 

What truly makes Mi 4i so sought after is not just its extremely low price tag, but it is one of the slickest Smartphones Xiaomi has ever made. The Mi 4i is packed with components from leading brands like Qualcomm, Samsung, Corning and Sony so you can expect quality without the burn on your wallet.

The Mi 4i features a 5” 1080p Full HD display with a pixel intensity of 441ppi and with the new Sunlight Display it helps adjust the contrast of each pixel for clear images even under direct sunlight. No more missing snippets of a show when watching it on the go! This is really amazing as you can now look at the details of images the way they should be seen, without having to squint your eyes.

Aside from the display alone, it runs on Android Lollipop 5.0, equipped with 2nd generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor (that is like 4x the core of an iPhone 6), 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory which can be compared to top-of-the-line elite Smartphone manufacturers. The Mi 4i is a dual-SIM Smartphone that supports 4G connection for both SIM cards, others usually only support 4G connection for the primary SIM card. 

 For those dependent on their Smartphone to capture images, the Mi 4i has a 13MP rear facing camera that uses an f2.0 aperture lens which is comparable to Samsung’s S6 which uses an f1.9 aperture lens. It also has an f1.9 aperture lens on its 5MP front facing camera with 80-degree wide angle lens great for selfies and comes equipped with Beautify mode (this really is one of the most important camera modes especially when you have a zit).

Till date no one has invented a never ending battery, but with the Mi 4i Xiaomi tries to tackle this by equipping it with a 3120mAh battery that can last approximately 1.5 days of regular usage. This translates to an average of 38% more battery capacity as compared to other 5” Smartphones and 72% higher capacity than the iPhone 6! Take that Apple!


The Mi 4i is currently only available in India and retails for Rs.12,999 (US$205). While countries like Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia will be able to get their hands on the device within the next couple of weeks. 



By Geralyne Kaye Ong / May 5, 2015 3:30PM GMT+8


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