Here we are with hands on review of Xiaomi MI4-16 GB. This read is a contribution by Sulabh Kawde. He is known as gadget freak. By profession he is an Automobile Engineer.
Hello all, Here I am with review of MI4 – 16 that I bought from Flipkart.com. I found this smartphone a best buy under 20K.
The Mi4 looks very similar to iPhone 5 or 5S. This phone is a beauty to hold in hand. It has a metallic frame with chambered edges metal rim giving it an elegant look. Build Quality is fantastic, However, the rear white glossy plastic cover will disappoint you.
The phone offers very sensitive touch and good performance even on very heavy games like FIFA, Asphalt 8 etc thanks to 3 GB RAM and 2.5 GHZ Snapdragon Quad core processor. The advanced graphics let you play hiccup free games. The Mi 4 runs on the Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS, with Xiaomi’s proprietary MIUI 6 OS. Call quality is good. The Mi 4 comes bundled with SwiftKey and Fleksy, to give you the option to choose your favorite keypad app.
Both cameras, front and rear, give excellent photos and videos in daylight especially with front 8mp camera you’ll really love taking selfies from this phone. The 13 MP primary camera is extremely quick to activate, focus and capture your pictures. Although captured photos are not up to the expectation when you see in your PC and it’s also not good for low light photography.
It has a 5-inch full HD display With high resolution of 1920×1080 and pixel density of 441 ppi gives you delightful experience of watching HD movies. The display is vibrant and has wide viewing angle. The screen is very sensitive to touch, Readability in sunlight is quite good.
The powerful 3080 mAH battery is sufficient for 1 day normal use with 3G network on and with normal gaming and music. It also doesn’t take too much time for full charging. Xiaomi has Power mode and balance mode for better power management.
MiUi interface is just awesome with lots of smart & essential preloaded apps and features. It has a Mi remote app which allows users to operate appliances with infrared LED.
- Mi4 has slight heating issue and you can check your phone temperature by typing *#*#4636#*#* and if the temperature crosses 45 deg C then it’s really a faulty one, otherwise nothing to worry about.
- Weight and thickness is little bit more as compared to other phone of same configuration.
- No external memory slot. Go for MI 4 – 64 GB. Perhaps it has a OTG support features so you can also manage with 12 GB as per your usages.
- Sound quality from speaker is not up to the expectation.
- No headphone present in the box.
- No LTE (4G) support
- No Gorilla Glass Protection, it has Corning OGS glass.
- No NFC
Xiaomi Mi 4 Full Specifications
Current price of smartphone is 14,999 INR, it can be purchased from snapdeal.
Other competitors in same price range:
• One plus one
• Lenovo Vibe
• Samsung galaxy S4
Hope above Xiomi Mi4 smartphone review will help you. Do share your views and experience with your Mi4.