Xiaomi Inc. is a privately owned Chinese electronics company who designs, develops, and sells smartphones, mobile apps, and related consumer electronics. Xiaomi Mi 4i was launched in company’s event which was held in New Delhi, on 23 April, 2015 and is available at your nearby retailer’s shop. The thin and light weighted smartphone would easily fit in your pocket or in your hand.
The phone is made with the combination of black and white color and with classy look, not cheap. The main body of the device is made with the plastic material. On the left side of the device you will get volume button with up and down key. Below the volume button, power button is provided. Location of power button is so perfect as you can easily lock or unlock the handset without giving any kind of extra efforts. On the upper side of the phone there is one port for plugging headphone and on the bottom side charging port is available. On the back panel there is one rear camera with dual flash light. The speaker is placed below on the back panel. Overall the handset’s design is actually remarkable, and there is nothing new in the design, but then too the design of Xiaomi Mi 4i is simple and elegant.
Display and Touch:
The phone comes with 5.00 inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen display with the resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels which supports 441 PPI pixels per inch. The handset’s display supports multi touch and 16M colors. For protection of display the company provides Corning scratch-resistant glass. Gorilla Glass is a one kind of material which supports high scratch resistance. In short, by Gorilla Glass we can prevent our display by scratches and external environment such as dust.
The brightness of the display is outstanding. Even in brightest day it works so well and you would be clearly understand what is happening on your screen, that’s truly astounding.
Operating System and Processor:
The handset is running on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop operating system. Android 5.0.2 Lollipop is very advance operating system which is giving you many facilities such as you would be able to set your phone on vibration mode for any particular time, and after that time our phone automatically comes on general mode. At security phase, Lollipop is giving many option for the security of your handset. The latest android OS is giving many more functionalities compare to android’s previous version Android 4.4 kitkat. All and all Android 5.0 Lollipop is google’s successful operating system.
The device works on Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615, Quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53 processor clubbed with 2 GB of RAM. Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 is the processor for the mid range devices. The device also supports GPU ( Graphics Processing Unit ) Adreno 405.
At phone’s memory front, the phone’s storage is available in two variants, either 16 GB or 32 GB of internal memory. You can choose it up to your requirement. But sadly there is not any microSD card slot for expandable memory.
As far as camera is concerned, i can say that from now onwards you can click pretty photos of yours by this handset, and that is for sure. On the rear panel the handset features 13 mega pixel camera with the picture quality of 4128 x 3096 pixels. The rear camera features auto focus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash. The camera also supports Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR (High Dynamic Range). The rear camera has ability of recording videos at 1080p@30fps and 480p@120fps. The handset packs 5 mega pixel front facing camera on the front panel. The Xiaomi Mi 4i’s camera is seriously spectacular and i love the camera’s clarity.
Connectivity and Sensors:
Connectivity features involves Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, FM Radio, Bluetooth v4.2 with A2DP, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, 3G, 4G and micro USB v2.0. Sensors on the phone includes Accelerometer sensor, gyro sensor, proximity sensor, temperature sensor, and compass sensor. Sadly, the phone doesn’t support fingerprint sensor.
The handset measures 138.10 x 69.60 x 7.80 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 130.00 grams. The phone is 7.8 mm thick. So, 130 grams and 7.8 mm thickness is very less, i can say that the handset is light weighted and thin also. Communication features supports SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, and IM. The phone supports dual SIM, and both SIM are micro SIM. The phone features 3120 mAh non removable battery with up to 35 hour of stand by time. The handset supports quick charging where you can charge your device up to 40% in just 60 minutes, and that’s amazing. For online services there are three built in application in the handset such as Youtube, Google+, and Picasa.
Major drawback of the handset is that the battery is non removable. If in any case you get any problem with the battery then you won’t be able to replace it as it is non-removable. One another drawback of the handset is it get heated in several minutes. If you are gamer and you love playing games then this device would discourage you. In just 15 minutes the device get heated.
The handset supports smooth user interaction (UI), you will love the company of this handset. You can use more than one application at a same time. The sound system of the handset is also very attractive. It supports 3.5 mm jack with the facility of loud speaker. The Alert type of the handset supports MP3 ringtones, WAV ringtones with vibration support.
You will get this incredible device in five colors which are Dark Gray, Black, White, Yellow, Blue, and Pink color. This phone supports HTML5 for browsing the data, it does not support Java. Xiaomi Mi 4i supports Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, and Bengali and Marathi languages.
You can get this handset from your nearby retailers or from E-commerce websites, but bad news is company has revealed limited handsets. So, if you want this stupendous handset then grab it fast. I am quite impress with the handset which gives many functionalities in affordable amount at $200.
- Full HD Display
- Viewing Angels
- Simple but elegant design
- Smooth UI (User Interface)
- Thin and Light weighted
- Pretty good Camera
- Fast processor
- Affordable Price
- Device Heat
- No slot for Memory Expansion
- Non-removable Battery
- Limited Availability
I think the handset will change the company’s profit ratio and would nudge the company at different level of success. I have truly enjoyed the experience with the handset at all the front. I would like to suggest you to purchase this handset if your budget is under $230.