Xiaomi Mi 4i is a much acclaimed mid range smartphone offering flagship experience for a very reasonable price of 12,999 INR. Is all well or there is a catch with the new Mi 4i? If you are looking forward to buy the new  Mi 4i, here are some answers which you could benefit from.

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Xiaomi Mi4i Quick Specs

  • Display Size: 5 Inch with, 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution, Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Processor: 1.7 GHz Snapdragon 615 Octa Core
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Software Version: Android 5.0 Lollipop based MIUI
  • Primary Camera: 13 MP AF camera with Dual Tone LED flash, F 2.0 Wide angle lens
  • Secondary Camera: 5 MP, With F1.8 Lens
  • Internal Storage: 16 GB
  • External Storage: no
  • Battery: 3120 mAh battery Lithium Ion
  • Connectivity: 3G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, aGPS, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • Others: Dual SIM – Yes, both support 4G

Question – Does Xiaomi Mi 4i has Corning Gorilla Glass Protection?

Answer –  Yes, it comes with Gorilla Glass 3 protection on top.

Question – How is the Display of Mi 4i?

Answer –  The Xiaomi Mi 4i display is perhaps its best feature. It offers deep blacks and vivid colors along with 1080p sharpness – everything  you wish to relish. In some aspects, its even better than Mi4. The sunlight display technology works well and helps with outdoor visibility.

Question – How is the Design and Build Quality?

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Answer –  Xiaomi Mi 4i has a plastic unibody design, and meticulous attention to details is clearly noticeable. Polycarbonate used is of good quality and the rear matte finish plastic cover which folds around the edges, bears semblance to Lumia lineup.

Question – Are the Capacitive navigation buttons backlit?

Answer – Yes, the capacitive buttons are backlit.

Question – Is there any heating issue?

Answer –  Yes, the handset heats up a bit. The handset includes second generation Snapdragon 615 chipset and we could max it to 46 degrees with more than 25 minute so intensive gaming.The handset heats up more only when you play high definition games on it for a long time.

Question – What comes inside the Box?

Answer –  wall charger, Documentation, USB Cable, SIM ejector tool

Question – What size SIM card is supported? How is the call quality?

Answer – Both SIM cards accept Micro SIM and both SIM supports  4G. Cellular video calling or call recording  is not supported.

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Question – Does it have LED notification light?

Answer – Yes, LED notification light is there.

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Question – How much is Free Storage?

Answer –  Out of 16 GB, around 10.82 GB is available at use end. You can not extend this using MicroSD card, though USB OTG might offer some solace. Interestingly, all pre-installed apps including Google Apps can be removed.

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Question – How much is free RAM on first boot?

Answer – Around 800 MB RAM is available on first boot. Multitasking is smooth.

Question – Does it support USB OTG?

Answer – Yes, USB OTG is supported.

Question – How is the Camera Quality?

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Answer – The rear camera performs brilliantly in day light but performance slightly deteriorates in low light conditions. You have to remain steady for good shots in low light. Mi4 camera performs a tad bit better. Rear camera is also aided by an intelligent two tone flash. HDR performance is also quite good.  The front selfie camera is again pretty impressive.

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Question – How is the performance ? How much did it score on Antutu and Nenamarks?

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Answer – Mi 4i scored 38416 on Antutu and 59.9 fps on Nenamarks 2. The handset has enough horsepower for high end gaming and all heavy lifting.

Question – How is the device software?

Answer – Software is Android 5.0 Lollipop, but since there is MIUI 6 on top, you won’t see much of Lollipop design. On the whole we like MIUI 6 ROM.

QuestionHow many sensors does  Mi 4i have?

Answer – You can see the full list in the  image below.

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Question – How is GPS Locking?

Answer – GPS locking is good for both indoors and outdoors.

Question – How loud is Loudspeaker?

Answer –  Loudspeaker is quite loud, though not the loudest. It does get blocked to an extent when phone is resting on its back

Question – Can Xiaomi Mi 4i play Full HD 1080p Videos?

Answer – Yes, the handset can play Full HD 1080p and HD 720p videos.

Question – How is the battery backup?

Answer –  We will update you more with battery backup as we spend more time with the device, but for now we are getting more than one day back up with moderate usage.

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Conclusion

Xiaomi Mi 4i is a great device for its price, but again all is not well. The device has limited 11 GB storage and some heating issues, which makes it a half baked proposition for aggressive users. Everyone else isn’t likely to be disappointed with the new Mi 4i.

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