Mi 4i – The very first international smartphone from XIAOMI

Yesterday afternoon, XIAOMI held an event in India to release several products and the most major product amongst all is Mi 4i – the first Mi phone dedicated to international market.

Mi 4i

Although it’s named as 4i, it’s actually not so similar to Mi 4 which is an old flagship product before Mi Note. Mi 4i has 2nd Gen Snapdragon 615 64-bit octa-core processor (up to 1.7 Ghz) with Adreno 405 CPU,2GB LPDDR3 RAM,16GB Flash ROM and a bigger 3120 mAh battery. So from the CPU specifications,we could know that this phone is not a flagship product, it focuses on mid range.Thus,the performance should be lower than the elder bro – Mi 4.

No more metal cover, Mi 4i has a polycarbonate unibody design with a layer of coating for grease and fingerprint resistant. It’s only 7.8mm thickness & 130g in weight which is 12% thinner and 13% lighter than Mi 4. Continue reading Mi 4i – The very first international smartphone from XIAOMI

Xiaomi released Mi4 in Beijing

Every year , Xiaomi introduces new smartphones in the annual events and this year it’s turn to Mi 4.

Mi4

Let’s check with the specs first:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core 2.5GHz processor
  • 3GB LP-DDR3 RAM
  • 16/64GB eMMC 5.0
  • 5-inch 1080p Sharp / JDI OGS full lamination display
  • 13MP rear and 8MP front Sony stacked CMOS camera
  • 3080 mAh Lithium-ion polymer battery

Is it surprising you? Well, I know most people are not because we have seen the similar specs on several smartphones already, such as OnePlus One,Samsung Galaxy S5 and some other popular flagship products. In fact some manufactures have released the upgraded version of products which use Snapdragon 805 instead. Thus, this time Mi4 can’t entitle the name of “top performance Android phone” in the world though it still highlights the words in the official website.

Top performance? Or just being ONE of it?
Top performance? Or just being ONE of it?

However,as the price tag is still placed at RMB1999(16GB)/RMB2499(64GB),it’d be very competitive compared to those with similar performances from Samsung/HTC/LG.

Xiaomi seems to change the strategy from building up with the latest hardwares to building with better designs. Continue reading Xiaomi released Mi4 in Beijing