Xiaomi has finally unveiled much anticipated Mi 4i the plastic variant of last year’s flagship Mi 4i at an affordable price of 12,999 INR. To speak of this smartphone it has brought on board some best in class features at this budget. Today we are comparing it head on with Micromax Yureka, another smartphone launched a while back which definitely created some rumbles in the smartphone market.

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Key Specs

Model Xiaomi Mi 4i Micromax Yureka
Display 5 inch, Full HD 5.5 inch, HD
Processor Octa Core Snapdragon 615 Octa Core Snapdragon 615
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB 16 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB
OS Android 5.0 Lollipop with MIUI 6 Android 5.0 Lollipop with CyanogenMod 12S
Camera 13 MP / 5 MP 13 MP / 5 MP
Battery 3120 mAh 2500 mAh
Dimensions and Weight 138.1 x 69.6 x 7.8 mm and 130 grams 154.8 x 78 x 8.8 mm and 155 grams
Connectivity Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, 3G, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth, GLONASS Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, 3G, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth
Price Rs 12,999 Rs 8,999

Display and Processor

While Micromax Yureka sports a bigger 5.5 inch display with HD (1280×720 pixels) resolution resulting in a pixel density of 267 PPI. Whereas all new Xiaomi Mi 4i comes with a standard 5 inch display with full HD (1080×1920 pixels) resolution resulting in a sharp pixel density of 441 PPI. Micromax Yureka and Xiaomi Mi 4i features same Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection that will protect the display from scratches and damage to a great extent.

In terms of processor both these smartphones are powered by 64-bit, Octa Core Snapdragon 615 chipsets. The clock frequency is marginally higher on Mi4i, but that shouldn’ translate to much of rear world difference. Both the smartphones make use of 2 GB of RAM for flawless multitasking.

Camera and Internal Storage

On the camera front both these smartphones flaunts the same camera combination. Micromax Yureka boasts of a 13 MP auto-focus snapper with LED flash with 5 MP front facing camera for selfies and video conferencing. Xiaomi Mi 4i sports the same 13 MP auto-focus camera with dual tone LED flash.But the imaging performance of Mi 4i is definitely better with Exposure Compensation, ISO Control and HDR Mode. It has same 5 MP camera for selfies and video conferencing.

Moving on to storage capacity, Xiaomi Mi 4i is offering 16 GB of native storage out of which 10. 7 GB will be user available without any expandable storage. whereas Micromax Yureka comes with the same 16 GB of internal storage which can be further expanded to 32 GB with micro SD card slot. it is clearly evident that Yureka has an upper hand in the storage department.

Battery and Features

Xiaomi Mi 4i is definitely better as far as battery backup is considered. it boasts of a massive 312omAh battery which will keep it running for long time off charge even on heavy usage. Yureka has a standard 2500mAh battery which offers a descent usage time but Mi 4I is the winner.

On the software front, both these smartphones run on Android 5.0 Lollipop. Yureka is based on CyanogenMod 11S where as Mi 4i sports the beautiful MIUI6 interface.

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Points in Favour of Xiaomi Mi 4i

  • Full HD Display
  • Bigger Battery
  • Better Camera

Points in Favour of Micromax Yureka

  • Expandable Storage
  • Lower Price

Price and Conclusion

While Micromax Yureka is priced at 8,999 INR, Xiaomi Mi 4i is carries a price tag of 12,999 INR. Both handsets are different when it comes to user experience as Yureka is based on wildly popular and customizable CyaongenMod and Xiaomi Mi 4i runs the all new and extremely beautiful MUI6. Both the smartphones are great offerings with Yureka slightly more on the affordable side and Mi 4i excelling in specifications.