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Xiaomi Mi 4i

Specifications

Xiaomi Mi 4i
Xiaomi Mi 4i (Mi Series)
Graphics adapter
Display
5 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
130 g ( = 4.59 oz / 0.29 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
300 Euro

 

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Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: 90% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Xiaomi Mi 4i

85% Not A Flagship, But Definitely A Great Buy
Source: Android Authority English
So there you have it, for this closer look at the Xiaomi Mi 4i! There’s no denying that this is a really good phone that features an unbeatable price tag, but Xiaomi’s marketing of the Mi 4i being an “affordable flagship” is quite misleading. Affordable, definitely, but flagship, not quite. While you do get excellent design and build quality, great display, impressive battery life, and a good software experience, its processing package, and the availability of just 16 GB of non-expandable storage puts this device in the mid-range.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/29/2015
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
Xiaomi Mi 4i review: Hands down
Source: GSM Arena English
The Xiaomi Mi 4i bridges the gap between the flagship Mi series and the Redmi lot, a likable gadget but not in the sense of a pet - it may be an affordable phone but not underpowered and full of compromise. No, on paper everything seems near perfect for the Mi 4i. And for the most part, the Xiaomi Mi 4i lives up to its promise. Its 5" 1080p screen is great and the imaging department is quite capable as well. Both the 13MP primary unit and the 5MP selfie cam produce good images with great detail and subtle processing. The thoughtful design results in a great handling experience, the connectivity options are above average, and the battery backup is solid.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/10/2015

Comment

Model: Beautifully simplistic in design and fun; the Xiaomi Mi 4i is a compact smartphone with a hint of freshness. The device weighs only 130 g and comes with an integrated unibody and stainless steel buttons and feels solid. The back cover contains the camera and elegant speaker cut-outs. There are 6 colors to choose from; dark gray, black, white, yellow, blue and pink. Underneath the seemingly playful colors is a durable magnesium alloy chassis that is claimed to been rigorously tested for build quality by Mi. The ultra-thin 7.8 mm profile packs in a gorgeous 5.0 inch IPS LCD panel protected by Corning glass.

On-screen images are rendered sharp and colors are beautifully reproduced. Audio quality is impressive with the super speaker, which also comes with an internal protection feature to prevent speaker damage. The Xiaomi Mi 4i comes with Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 quad core processor clocked at 1.7 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, an Adreno 405 GPU and 16 GB of internal memory. There is a 13 MP autofocus dual-LED flash rear camera and a 5 MP front shooter. Other features on the smartphone are Bluetooth 4.0, FM radio, A-GPS, and USB host. The Xiaomi Mi 4i comes with a non-removable lithium ion battery rated at 3120 mAh, which delivers superb battery life.

Qualcomm Adreno 405: Integrated graphics card for ARM based SoCs. Depending on the used SoC the clock rate is around 500 MHz and features 48 unified shaders.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


615 MSM8939:

Mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU cores (Cortex-A53, 64-bit capable) and an Adreno 405 GPU. Manufactured in a 28 nm LP process.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


5":

This is a typical smartphone diagonal.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.13 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Xiaomi:

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.


85%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2015-06-28)