With all the hype for the upcoming Xiaomi Mi4 handset in India, most of the factors are being left out that actually make a difference. Here's a list of all the pros and cons that buyers sign for before purchasing Xiaomi's flagship smartphone. Clearly, there are a lot of advantages that overshadow the minute details. But we bring them to your notice to help you make an attentive decision.
Xiaomi Mi4 is packed with high-end features that are usually seen in smartphones with incredibly high price tag. If you are looking for a worthy handset, Mi4 can top your wish-list as it is bang for your buck. Here's a quick look at all the features that Xiaomi offers in its Mi4 handset as well the ones that it lacks.
Xiaomi Mi4: Pros
Xiaomi takes high pride in giving the best value for your money with its Mi4 smartphone. The 5-inch smartphone features a Full HD IPS display and uses a 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor. It has 3GB RAM and comes in either 16GB or 64GB storage options. There is a 13mp rear-facing camera with dual LED flash and a whopping 8mp front snapper. The Mi4 supports high-speed 4G LTE broadband along with 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS for sharing. There's a 3,080mAh battery firing up the handset, which should keep it running for long hours.
Features at a glance:
- Display: 5-inch Full HD
- Processor: 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 SoC
- Camera: 13mp rear-facing camera with dual-LED flash, 8mp front snapper
- RAM: 3GB
- Storage: 16GB/64GB
- Connectivity: 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi direct, GPS
- Battery: 3,080mAh
- OS: Android 4.4 KitKat with MIUI V5
Xiaomi Mi4: Cons
There is little area to cover in this category as Xiaomi exceeds almost all required benchmarks, but not without some caveats.
Xiaomi Mi4 lacks a Gorilla Glass screen cover, which is a standard on all major smartphones. Instead, the handset features one-glass solution (OGS) made by Sharp / JDI. Looking inside the handset's specs sheet, the Mi4 has no room for a microSD card, which means 16GB storage is all that you get on the base model.
Xiaomi Mi4 also lacks NFC, which may not be the top priority for most, but it is always good to have multiple options. Buyers will not be welcomed with a host of colour options, as it comes only in white or black variants. This is not really a major setback as various back cover options like wooden, bamboo, sticks, marble and more can fulfill buyers' needs.
Finally, like most shoppers may have experienced, placing an order for any Xiaomi phone hasn't been anything less than a nightmare. Xiaomi smartphones are exclusively sold through Flipkart and are sold out in a matter of seconds, leaving thousands of potential buyers without a handset in the end.
In terms of features, Xiaomi Mi4 stands out in the crowd so it is considerable to ignore the disadvantages. Also, the listed cons are avoidable except for the flash sale and limited storage. But every product has two considerable sides. In the end, you must decide whether it is possible to ignore the cons or go for alternative options.