Xiaomi mi 4i Review – Affordable Phone that You Want to Buy

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Xiaomi well known by launching hi-tech phone with affordable price. Xiaomi launched mi 4i on April 2015. Mi 4i is the cheaper version of mi 4 but still have powerful features and performance.  Xiaomi mi 4i targeted in India and Asia at the moment matches to youth who dynamic who following new technology for their gadget.

The phone able to connect to 4G (LTE) for both micro SIM card, and you can replace the SIM easily from the side without have to open the back cover like on Redmi 2.  This is big correction because often I have difficulty to open back cover on Redmi 2.

Xiaomi Mi 4i Review
Easier to replace micro SIM


Equipped with 2GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage, Octa core processor at 1.7Ghz give a good performance for the phone. Mi 4i also comes with Android 5.0.2 (Lollipop) and the top of it MIUI ver 6.6.5

Display resolution is very high 1080×1920 on 5 inch display make it very clear and sharp even under the sunlight. You will love when you play a game or browsing pictures. One-handed operation mode already implemented since MIUI 6. You can slide home bar to make display smaller so you can operate the phone easily with one hand, this is useful when your display is larger than 4 inch.

mi4i one handed mode - Xiaomi Mi 4i Review
Slide to the left or right to activate One-handed mode


Camera is excellent with dual LED flash (dual tone) on 13 MP rear camera, front camera 5MP producing great picture quality. Dual flash for better picture quality.

dual-tone LED flash light - Xiaomi Mi 4i Review
Dual tone LED flash light for better picture

Battery is almost last 48 hours with WIFI and 3G on and a lot of emails coming, means you don’t have to charge the phone every day.

If you want additional protection with style for the phone, you can buy xiaomi mi 4i covers from online or offline shop. I personally never use any cover for my phone.

Clear when receiving a phone call, receiving calls just like talk side by side as clear as crystal. The signal strength also good on 4G network. If you in the area with bad signal, the phone will become hot as it will actively tried to get good signal and the battery will empty faster, but this is normal and happen to other phone as well.

mi 4i performance
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All great features above you can have with only about IDR 2,800,000 or USD 233, this is really good price, beat many brand with same features.

What I don’t like is the battery is not removable, is this means when the battery dead I have to buy new phone? The other I don’t like is memory expansion, we cannot add external memory card to the phone, is this to anticipate incompatible problem with external memory?

I have to admit that this phone is not flagship but really with above specification and affordable price, this phone is something you want to own. With this price I will forgive all the negative aspect and enjoying the positives features.

Full specification of Xiaomi mi 4i:

Display5-inch IPS LCD, 1920 x 1080 resolution, 441 ppi
Processor1.7 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
Adreno 405 GPU
Storage16 GB, not expandable
Camera13 MP rear camera with dual LED flash
5 MP front camera
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1, FM Radio
Battery3,120 mAh
OSMIUI OS 6 based on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
Colorswhite, yellow, pink, grey, blue
Dimensions138.1 x 69.6 x 7.8 mm
130 grams

mi 4i official website http://www.mi.com/in/mi4i/

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