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Xiaomi Mi Band 4 Vs Mi Band 3: Is it time to upgrade?

Xiaomi launched Mi Band 4 in China earlier this month. The key features of the new Mi band include an AMOLED colour display, 5ATM water resistance, built-in micro with Xiao AI voice assistant support and a big battery.

The new fitness band comes with several upgrades over Mi Band 3. Xiaomi launched Mi Band 4 in China for a starting price of Yuan 169, which is roughly Rs 1,700. While the Mi Band 3 is still selling at Rs. 1,999 in India.

So should you buy the new band when it comes to India or stick to the older tracker?

We compare Xiaomi Mi Band 3 and Mi Band 4 to help you out.

Mi Band 3 vs Mi Band 4

Mi Band 3 vs Mi Band 4: Design

Apart from the slightly bigger colour display on the Mi Band 4, the design of both the bands is almost similar. They come with a capsule-like device with light thin strap bands that sit on the wrist perfectly. The Mi Band 4 weighs 22g and the Mi Band 3 weighs 20g.

Both the fitness trackers come with a silicone band which can be changed if you want to use another colour. The Mi Band 3 straps can be used on the Mi Band 4 too.

There is a capacitive button at the bottom of the display to wake the screen and to select certain features on both trackers. However, it looks different with just a dot on Mi Band 4.

Mi Band 3 vs Mi Band 4: Display

The Mi Band 3 comes with a 0.78-inch OLED touchscreen with 80×128 pixels resolution. While the Mi Band 4 sports a 0.95-inch colour AMOLED screen with 120×240 pixels resolution. It also comes with 2.5D glass protection.

The Mi Band 4 comes with 77 colourful watch faces whereas the Mi Band 3 supports only three watch faces. With a coloured AMOLED display, Mi Band 4 is a better choice for sure.

Mi Band 3 vs Mi Band 4: Fitness features

Both bands offer almost similar fitness features. They show notifications, SMS, calls and app notifications on screen. They also track activities in real-time and also have a vibrating alarm, phone locator, steps count, sleep tracking, as well as heart rate sensor.

However, only the Mi Band 4 comes with a new six-axis sensor that offers more accurate and automatic swim tracking. It can identify different types of swimming styles.

Mi Band 3 vs Mi Band 4: Battery

The Mi Band 3 packs a 110mAh battery whereas the Mi Band 4 has a bigger 135mAh battery. The Mi Band battery offers anywhere 15 to 20 days on moderate usage. Xiaomi claims that Mi Band 4 will last close to 20 days on moderate usage.

Other Features

Both the bands are water resistant up to 50 metres. Mi Band 4 comes in two models and one is NFC model that can be used to make payments. The Mi Band 3 has no such model. The Mi Band 4 also gets the support of Xiaomi’s own voice assistant, but it’s unlikely to come outside China.

Mi Band 3 vs Mi Band 4: Price

The Mi Band 4 price in China starts at 169 Yuan (roughly Rs 1,700) for non-NFC model and the NFC model costs Yuan 229 (roughly Rs 2,300). The price of Mi Band 4 is expected to remain similar when it comes to India. The Mi Band 3 is still priced at Rs 1,999 in India.

Wrapping up

Mi Band 4 clearly outshines Mi Band 3 in terms of features and looks. At a slightly less price, you will get a slightly bigger and colour display. Xiaomi offers a lot at this price range that makes Mi Band 4 a perfect fitness tracker. However, we cannot say more until it launches officially in India and we know the exact price.

The company has not announced anything about the Mi Band 4 India launch as of now. However, it will be launched soon in the country. Stay tuned for our Mi Band 4 review.


Satyendra Pal Singh

Satyendra explores the latest happenings in the tech world and writes stories about those. He likes to play around with the latest gadgets and shares his views through articles. In his free time, you can find him watching movies/TV shows and/or reading books.