Xiaomi Mi 4i which was launched in Globally in a launch event in India saw the presence of all the biggies of Xiaomi come down for its launch. This device is touted to be the mid Rang Flaghsip device to take over the mid range department in the smartphone market where Xiaomi was not concentrating till now. So if you are planning to buy Xiaomi Mi 4i and have some doubts about the device here are the answers to your questions to help you be sure if it is the right device for you or not.
Xiaomi Mi 4i Features and Specifications:
- OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop with MIUI 6 on top
- Display: 5 inch Full HD with 1920 x 1080 resolution
- Processor: 1.7 GHz Snapdragon 615 Octa Core
- RAM: 2GB
- Internal Storage: 16 GB
- External storage: No
- Camera: 13 MP primary camera with AF and Dual Tone LED flash along with F 2.0 wide angle lens, 5 MP secondary camera
- Battery: 3120 mAh Lithium ion battery
- SIM: Dual SIM (4G enabled)
FAQ and Doubts on Mi 4i answered:
What comes in the Mi 4i box?
It comes with device obviously and the wall charger and USB cable along with a SIM Ejector and all the other papers.
How is the Display of Xiaomi Mi 4i?
Xiaomi has given a neat Dispaly with a Full HD display at offer having 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution along with the sunlight display technology to make it clearly visible even when outside directly under the Sun. The colors and the sharpness of the display is at par or sometimes I feel is better wwhen compared to Mi 4.
Is the Display protected with Gorilla Glass protection?
Yes the Display is protected with the Gorilla Glass 3 protection over it.
Are the Capacitive navigation keys backlit?
Yes the navigation keys are Backlit
Does the Mi 4i have LED notification lights?
Yes the LED notification light is present on top of the display.
How is the Build quality and what is Body made of?
Xiaomi Mi 4i comes with a unibody design giving the feel of a neat and well finished product which is good to hold and nice to look at. The use of the good quality Polycarbonate can be noticed and the back of the device has a matte finish which becomes rounded at the edges.
What is the SIM type supported and the Network capability?
It is a dual SIM device both of which support 4G. Both the SIM cards are Micro SIM type.
Does the Mi 4i Heat up on regular use?
Yes there is a Heating problem with Mi 4i which I noticed that too on some regular use and not using it to its full capacity. Xiaomi said that the second generation Snapdragon 615 processor has sorted the heating issue but after some gaming session for about 30 minutes the device heated up making it uncomfortable in your hand. And the device supports some High definition games and the heating issue becomes more while playing them.
What is the RAM and How much is Free on first boot of Mi 4i?
The RAM is 2GB but on first boot the available RAM is just 800 MB which seems low but the device runs smooth even when multitasking and I did not find any particular Lag till date.
How much Internal Memory or storage is Free on first boot?
The Internal memory given with the device is 16GB out of which 10.82 GB is available to the user. For the first time we are seeing that pre-installed Apps along with the Google Apps can be uninstalled by the user which will help in releasing some memory in the device.
Can we expand memory or storage space using microSD card in Mi4i?
No. There no option to expand memory in Mi 4i but there is an option called USB OTG to help if you are able to connect any devices like flash drives on the go and store images or videos to make sure that your system memory is free.
How is Mi 4i performance in Benchmark tests like AnTuTu and other tests?
When tested in AnTuTu the Mi 4i showed a score of 38416 which makes it a decent enough device to do all heavy lifting in a smart phone like supporting high end games and playing HD Videos etc.
How is the Camera on Xiaomi Mi 4i?
This seems to be an area of concern in this device, the rear camera captures some great photos in day light but the photos in low light conditions are not so great in spite of the presence of a two tone LED flash. The HDR option is pretty good and the front camera is decent enough to take selfies in daylight but not so great in low light conditions.
What are the Sensors present in Xiaomi Mi 4i?
There are a whole lot of Sensors present in the Mi 4i like the Accelerometer Sensor, Magnetometer Sensor, Gyroscope Sensor, Significant Motion Sensor, Rotation Vector Sensor, Game Rotation Vector Sensor, Step Detector Sensor, Orientation Sensor, Linear Acceleration Sensor, Gravity Sensor, Tilt Sensor, Activity Sensor and Ambient Light Sensor.
Can we play Full HD 1080p resolution Videos in Mi 4i?
Yes you can play Full HD videos in the device with 1080p and 720p resolutions effortlessly.
How is the Sound Quality of the Loudspeaker?
The sound quality of the loudspeaker in the device is quiet good and the location of the speakers in the back side of the device making the sound low when the device is rested on the back.
How is GPS locking in Xiaomi Mi 4i?
The GPS locking is quite good.
What about the battery backup of Mi 4i?
The battery backup of Mi 4i is decent enough as it comes with a 3120 mAh battery for the 5 inch Full HD display, I have used it for just some days as a secondary device and it is going good for a full day without needing charging for now. Will update in detail after some usage and installing some apps which run on the background.
What is the Price of Xiaomi Mi 4i?
The pricing of Mi 4i is very competitive and it is available for $200 or Rs. 12,999 INR available in Flipkart.
Hope that your doubts are cleared and that you have decided if you are going to purchase this device or not. If you are having any other doubts about Mi 4i please post them in the Comments section so that I can answer them. If you are looking for some answeres regarding Micromax Yu Yuphoria in the Budget range category check this out – Yu Yuphoria FAQ and doubts answered