Xiaomi’s Mi4i, which stands for Xiaomi for India, came out in APRIL 2015. It scores around 40000 on AnTuTu benchmark which is a pretty decent score, but did you ask from someone who owns the phone how is it really?
I ordered the Mi4i from Flipkart for a price of 14999 INR in the month of October. I was a little scared whether to go for this phone or no as some people had commented that it has some heating issues. However I found no issue at all. I have nothing but good things to say about this smart phone.
Mi4i has a 5 inches full HD, 720p display in balance mode and 1080p in Performance mode. It’s display is really beautiful. I seriously prefer this smaller device to see movies than on my MacBook which I usually use.
It has 3120 mAh battery which for me lasts throughout the day. I am a medium user (texting, reading, hardly one hour of gaming but continuous use). If you are a heavy user then it might last around 8 to 9 hours. I used to have an iPhone 5 before, trust me the battery of this phone lasts a lot lot more than it.
Today it is very important to have a good front camera as many people use them for selfies more often. Mi4i doesn’t only have an awesome front camera (which I love love love by the way), but it also has a brilliant back camera. The front camera has a beautiful beauty mode which makes your skin looks like that of a Greek God/Goddesses. It has 5 megapixels. It can also guess your age if you have an ordinary look. The back side has a 13 megapixels camera. Really nice compared to my sister’s One Plus One and my mother’s iPhone 6.
There are other features in camera too like Panorama, Self Timer, Auto Refocus, Beautify, Manual, HHT. There are also many filters available. A list is given below.
The camera has a beautiful feature called auto refocus. It’s really magical. When we take a picture, the lens focuses on a particular area making other areas blur. also if you want to see the part A then just click on it and it gives you a clear image. The following video shows you what auto refocus is.
This phone has a 2GB RAM and an octa core processor. It is really fast. It is faster than any phone I have used. Only a little problem I have faced was that when using hangout app, hangout was slow. This happened to me a couple of times in the last few months.
Other Features are as Follows.
- Dual Sim
- Supports 2G, 3G, 4G
- Snapdragon™ 64-bit octa-core processor
- OTG support
- 16GB or 32GB ROM
- Light sensor
In the box there is the phone, charging cord and the adapter. There is also MiCloud and Mi message like iCloud and iMessage for iOS although there is no FaceTime. Marshmallow update for this phone has yet to arrive. It doesn’t really bother me just something I thought to inform you about. Also no earphones. In conclusion, I would really like to recommend this to anyone. I didn’t have any fixed budget for a phone but I still bought this phone and I am really happy with it.
Update: It has been more than 6 months that I’ve been using this phone. It still works excellently. Marshmallow update has still not arrived. Dropped the phone a couple of times but surprisingly it is still in one piece except a few scratches on the scratch guard. I see myself using this phone at least another six months.
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