Xiaomi Mi 4c
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Xiaomi Mi 4c
Source: Trusted Reviews
Based on the specs, build quality and software alone, the answer is a resounding yes. The Mi4C is well made, has a fantastic 1080p screen, sports a wonderful camera and is compact and comfortable to use. It also has one of the best Android UI skins on the block in the shape of MIUI 7 – even if it does copy Apple's iOS to an almost shameless degree.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/18/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Source: PC Advisor
On paper the Xiaomi Mi 4C is an excellent mid-range Android phone, with a fantastic spec for the money - it's half the price of the Nexus 5X and can be just as fast. There's a generous battery, a fairly good camera and some interesting new features such as USB-C. However, our benchmarking showed overheating to be a problem, and the issues we experienced with software out of the box make it difficult to recommend to less techie users.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/12/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 60% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
Source: Phone Arena
The bottom line is this: If you are on a budget, want the best bang-for-buck, and don't mind to manually pamper the phone on a regular basis, the Mi 4c is certainly a hard choice to overlook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: GSM Arena
We aren't sure if the Xiaomi Mi 4c was a necessary upgrade over the Mi 4i, but we are still glad for its existence. The Mi 4c has a lot going on for it - it is beautiful and comfy, it punches above its class when it comes to performance, it has an amazing still camera and great MIUI 7 interface.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/21/2015
All in all, the Xiaomi Mi4c is a jack of all trades, an excellent all-round 5-inch smartphone. It’s compact, light, well designed and well built. The screen is top notch, and so is the camera. It packs a processor that wouldn’t be out of place in a $500 phone. The storage is fast, although 16GB feels cramped in this day and age. Sure, you can go for the 3GB/32GB version, but at $275 it almost as much as the proper Mi4, or the Meizu MX5. Too bad there is no 2GB/32GB model under the $250 mark. For the time being, only the 2GB/16GB model is available, in black and white. If you want a pink, yellow or cyan Mi4c, or if you want the 3GB/32GB version, you’ll have to wait.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/15/2015
Model: The Xiaomi Mi 4c is reasonably dual-SIM smartphone with capable hardware. Design is kept simple with curved edges on a bar-shaped chassis and a matte textured back cover. There are 5 colors to choose from; white, grey, pink, yellow and blue. The 123 g device feels solid in hand and is light enough to go almost unnoticed in the pocket. Its 5 inch IPS LCD panel with a pixel density of 441 ppi delivers sharp details and rich colors. The Android 5.1.1 Lollipop smartphone comes with a Snapdragon 808 chipset containing a quad-core Cortex-A53 processor clocked at 1.44 GHz and a dual-core Cortex-A57 processor clocked at 1.82 GHz working in tandem.
In addition, the device features an Adreno 418 GPU, either 2 GB or 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB or 32 GB internal storage depending on the variant. There is a 13 MP, phase detection, autofocus rear camera and a 5 MP front camera. Moreover, the feature rich Xiaomi Mi 4c comes with Bluetooth 4.1, an FM radio, A-GPS and the current USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector. Battery life on the smartphone is provided by a non-removable Li-Ion cell rated at 3080 mAh.Qualcomm Adreno 418: Integrated graphics card that supports OpenGL ES 3.1 and DirectX 11 Feature Level 11_1 (with hardware tessellation). Compared to the Adreno 420, the performance of the 418 is about 20 percent slower (at 600 MHz). Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
High-end ARM SoC with 6 CPU cores (2x Cortex-A57 and 4x Cortex-A53) and an Adreno 418 GPU. Manufactured in a 20 nm HPM process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.
Xiaomi Tech was founded as a Chinese smartphone producer in 2010 and soon reached high market shares in its home market. Although Xiaomi is not one of the Top 5 smartphone manufacturers worldwide in 2016, it is nevertheless one of the big global players in this market segment.
Since 2015 there are many reviews. The ratings have been above average since 2016.
70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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