After a long wait, the Xiaomi Mi4 has been launched in India for a pricing of Rs 19,999 and it will be going on sale from February 10. The handset is acclaimed for many aspects including its impressive spec sheet, reasonable pricing and solid design. Another Chinese vendor that is also focusing on the design of its offerings is Lenovo. Lately, the firm released the Vibe X2 in India also for Rs 19,999 and hence, the two Chinese smartphones are stiff rivals to each other. Here we come up with a detailed comparison between these two devices that are available in India exclusively via online retailer Flipkart.

mi 4

Key Specs

Model Xiaomi Mi4 Lenovo Vibe X2
Display 5 inch, FHD 5 inch, FHD
Processor 2.5 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 801 2 GHz Octa Core MediaTek MT6595M
RAM 3 GB 2 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB/ 64 GB 32 GB
OS Android 4.4 KitKat based MIUI 6 Android 4.4.2 KitKat with Vibe 2.0 UI
Camera 13 MP/ 8 MP 13 MP/ 5 MP
Battery 3,080 mAh 2,300 mAh
Dimensions and Weight 139.2 x 68.5 x 8.9 mm and 149 Grams 140.2 x 68.6 x 7.3 mm and 120 Grams
Connectivity 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Price Rs 19,999 Rs 19,999

Display and Processor

The display on both the smartphones is equally captivating as they are 5 inch IPS LCD panels that pack in Full HD 1080p resolution translating to 441 ppi pixel density. Both the panels feature the Gorilla Glass protective coating for superior protection against damage.

In terms of raw hardware, the Xiaomi Mi4 comes equipped with a quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset with Krait 400 processor clocked at 2.5 GHz paired with Adreno 330 graphics unit. In comparison, there is a 2 GHz octa core MediaTek MT6595M processor operating under the hood of the Lenovo offering and it is backed with PowerVR G6200 graphics unit. While both the chipsets arrive with enough power to render smooth performance all through the day, the Xiaomi phone seems to have better multi-tasking capability with 3 GB of RAM, whereas the Lenovo phone packs in only 2 GB.

Recommended: Dual Core VS Quad Core VS Octa Core: Whats does it mean for you?

Camera and Internal Storage

Both phones are almost similar with 13 MP sensors at their back with auto focus and LED flash. But the Mi4 appears to be better as it comes with an Exmor R sensor that supports 4K video recording, HDR, touch to focus and wide screen video capturing. Up front, the Mi4 again tops the segment with an 8 MP selfie snapper that comes with auto focus for quality rich self portrait shots. On the other hand, there is a 5 MP front shooter for selfies on the Lenovo Vibe X2.

Recommended: Smartphone Camera – Fixed Focus VS Auto Focus VS Optical Zoom – Which One is Better?

On the storage front, the Xiaomi Mi4 comes with a 16 GB and 64 GB of storage capacities, but the Indian variant of the handset packs in only 16 GB. The Lenovo Vibe X2 comes with 32 GB of default storage space. Notably, both the smartphones lack a micro SD card slot onboard for additional storage options.

Battery and Features

The Xiaomi phone is powered by a 3,080 mAh battery, whereas the Lenovo offering packs in only a smaller 2,300 mAh battery. However, Lenovo touts that the Battery Xtension can be purchased additionally as it can render an enhanced backup by another 75 percent.

Recommended: Xiaomi Mi4 VS Huawei Honor 6 Comparison Overview

Connectivity wise, both the smartphones come packed with standard features, but the Mi4 is given USB OTG and Infrared as well, while the Vibe X2 is a dual SIM offering. Otherwise, they both run on Android 4.4 KitKat, but the Mi4 is based on MIUI 6 that packs in more customizable options, whereas the Vibe X2 is topped with Vibe 2.0 UI.

Interestingly, the Lenovo phone boasts of an interesting design language that features three unique design layers that serve as accessories such as battery Xtension and Speakers.

Conclusion

Both smartphones are impressive and are considered value for money offerings that exist in the market. However, the Xiaomi Mi4 comes with a better imaging department, larger RAM and enhanced battery. On the other hand, the Lenovo offering comes with a unique design and a capable octa core processor. Availability wise, both the handsets are available only via the e-commerce portal giant Flipkart.