Xiaomi's feature-rich mid-range smartphone Mi 4i, which went on sale in late April in India and later in select markets of Asia, has now been made available globally.
But, here's the catch: the Mi 4i seller is a Hong Kong-based third party smartphone vendor Uniqbe, not Xiaomi, so there is uncertainty over how the e-commerce firm offer after-sale service in case of device malfunction occurring within the prescribed device warranty period.
And also the firm is charging $240 (around €216/₹15,386), $38 more than actual price in India ($202/₹12,999). In addition to that, Uniqbe wants you to cough up additional $50 or more (depending on the country) in the name of shipping charges. To sum up Xiaomi Mi 4i will set you back by around $300 (approximately €270/₹19,233).
To provide better perspective on the new Xiaomi smartphone, we have listed key attributes, which will help users make an informed decision while buying Mi 4i.
Xiaomi Mi 4i sports 5.0-inch full HD IPS display with Sharp/JDI OGS (One Glass Solution) full lamination. It also boasts of Sunlight Display technology that gives users clear viewing of the screen while operating under direct sunlight and also provides 178-degree wide viewing angle.
With 4G-LTE [LTE (FDD) - Band 3 (1800), LTE (TD) - Band 40 (2300)] connectivity support, users can enjoy super-speed internet with 150/50mbps download/upload speed.
64-bit Class Processor:
Xiaomi Mi4i ships with the second generation 64-bit class Snapdragon 615 Octa-core SoC (System on Chip), manufactured by the industry leader, Qualcomm.
One advantage of having 64-bit processor is that the phone performance and RAM management will be optimised and hence, users are less likely to face lag during multi-tasking.
Secondly, new Android apps, starting this year, will be rolled out with 64-bit architecture compliant codes, making Xiaomi Mi 4i future-proof.
Snapdragon 615 chipset comes with H.265/High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) that enables in faster computational operations.
It will be aptly backed by Adreno 405 graphics engine, 2GB DDR3 RAM and 16GB inbuilt memory.
Xiaomi Mi 4i houses feature-rich 13mp Sony/Samsung rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, auto-focus, HDR, touch-focus and full HD video-recording ability.
And on the front, it comes packed with 5mp snapper with 80-degree wide-angle lens, f/1.8 aperture with full HD video-recording ability.
Prospective Xiaomi Mi 4i can head to Uniqbe [HERE].
Key Specifications of Xiaomi Mi 4i:
|Models||Xiaomi Mi 4i|
|OS||Android 5.0 Lollipop with MIUI 6.0|
|Processor||2nd Generation 1.65GHZ Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Series Octa-core (1.7GHz quad-core ARM Cortex A53 + 1.0GHz quad-core A53) CPU|
|Storage capacity||16GB (eMMC)|
|Add-ons||Visual IVR (Interactive Voice Response), Dual-SIM (micro+ micro) slots, Wi-Fi (802.11 ac; MU-MIMO), GPS/GLONASS, uni-body design,|
|Dimensions||138.1 x 69.6 x 7.8 mm|
|Price||$240 (around €216/₹15,386) + $50 to $60 charge for inter-country delivery [Price may change with time, as it is prerogative to e-commerce site]|