Xiaomi Mi 4 Review

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The Xiaomi Mi 4 hasn't been launched in India yet, but it's 4G variant is slated to land in the country by the end of the year. The Mi 3 created quite a major ruckus, but was taken off the virtual store shelves to make space for the budget Redmi 1s, but we've gone ahead and reviewed the upcoming Mi 4 to figure out what the brand has lying in wait for us.

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  • 1. Xiaomi Mi 4Review in pictures

2. Half the taste is in the presentation Looks very premium andfeels solid, thanks to astainless steel frame Chamfered edges and overalldesign is reminiscent of theApple iPhone Narrow profile makes it aptfor one-handed usage IR blaster on the top band,notification LED below thehome screen Glossy rear, sports a subtlechequered pattern 3. Show me the screen The 5-inch display sports full HD resolution (441ppi) Uses OGS technology and is covered by a layer of Corning Concore glass Display quality is better than the Mi 3, and produces rich colours anddeep blacks No glove mode, but you can tweak colour temperature and saturation 4. New generation sensor and feature-rich cameraapp 13MP latest-generation SonyIMX214 stacked CMOS sensor Boasts an aperture size off/1.8, can shoot video in 4K The front camera bears 8MPresolution Superfast focussing speedsand HDR captures The app covers all possiblemodes including a newbackground refocus mode Colour filters, tweaks, andimmense creative control onoffer 5. The King of HDR Images shot in daylight lookgood for the most part, andso do close-ups Shoots noisy pics in low light HDR is its strongest pointthough, as it can shoot veryfast, and outputs lovelyresults Overall, the Mi 4s primarysnapper isnt revolutionary interms of quality, but is ashade better than the Mi 3,and quite capable 6. Android raised to power Mi Runs MIUI v5 atop AndroidKitKat Theres no dedicated appdrawer, and gives youmultiple home screens whereall the apps, app folders andwidgets appear Just like the Mi 3, offers aplethora of baked-in features,including an in-call recorder,lock screen controls thatswitch to music playbackcontrols with a double tap etc 7. More power to Mi and you Loaded with customisation andsecurity features Extensive theme support Private area for text messages Security suite that includes acleaner, a data usage monitor, avirus scanner and a powermanager Permission Monitor keeps tracksof app permissions and let youcontrol this on a per-app level Frequent updates kill bugs andadd features MIUI v6 update already out inbeta, brings a neat, flat look, andeven more features 8. Steroidal performance for power users A zippy 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, paired with 3GB of RAMtackles even heavy apps and games smoothly. This model offers 16GB storage(with 12GB available), but theres a 64GB variant in China too You cant expand storage, but theres USB OTG support if you need it Gets hot when stressed though Loaded with connectivity options, but NFC has been given the axe 4G model with support for Indian bands incoming, expected to be the one thatwill land in India 9. Beefy battery loads up the juice The device is fuelled by a3,080mAh sealed battery Lasts a full daycomfortably withmoderate usage Lasted eight and a halfhours in our standardvideo playback test, whenon High Performancemode The default Balancedmode should offer evenbetter battery life 10. At a glance 5-inch, 1,920 x 1,080 pixel OGSdisplay (441ppi) 2.5GHz quad-core QualcommSnapdragon 801 processor 3GB RAM 13-megapixel primary camera,8MP front 16GB storage (non-expandable) USB OTG, infrared, 3G, dual-bandWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth4.0, A-GPS, GLONASS, Wi-Fi Direct,Wi-Fi Hotspot, USB 2.0, TV-out viaMHL Android KitKat 4.4.2 with MIUI 3,080mAh battery FM Radio 11. - Non-expandablestorage NFC missing in action Runs hot whenstressedPros and cons+ Stylish, premium looksand solid build Gorgeous display Very capable HDR modeon the primary camera Blazingly-fastperformance Very good battery life Smorgasbord of usefulfeatures in MIUI 12. Pricing and verdictNA (not launched in India yet)Expected: ~ Rs 22,000 (16GB)Its not without its faults,but the Xiaomi Mi 4 comesacross as a premium,loaded device that will notcost the earth. It looks likea ramp model, performslike a champ and on asingle charge, lasts as longas a seasoned marathonrunner. The MIUI platformand the features it offerstake it to another level.Whats not to like?.