Xiaomi, a Chinese mobile phone company, has created a slew of mobile phones that are mostly targeted for the middle class.
Today, we are going to talk about the Xiaomi MI 4i. This mobile phone is a new iteration of their previous flagship model, the Xiaomi MI 4.
The design Xiaomi MI 4i deviates from the original model’s aluminum frame and glossy back cover. They’ve now incorporated a matte polycarbonate material to prevent the mobile phone from slipping from your hands.
Most people who have tried the original MI 4 said that the phone is notorious for slippage. Hopefully, this new design aspect rectifies that issue.
The power button and the volume controls are situated on their respective places on the right side of the mobile phone and they do provide a good tactile feedback. At the top of the Xiaomi MI 4i lies the headphone jack. At the bottom, you will see the microUSB charging port and on the left side of the phone lies the dual microSIM tray.
On the front of the camera, we have a 5-megapixel front camera at the top and just beside it is a notification LED (which is quite common in most mobile phones nowadays). The beauty of the LED notification light is that you can actually assign specific colors to the kinds of notifications you will receive. You can tinker with that option in the settings menu of the device.
The display Xiaomi MI 4i of the is still the same as its predecessor. This mobile phone has a 5-inch IPS display with a screen resolution of 1920×1080 and it also has a pixel density of 441ppi.
As expected with IPS display panels, the Xiaomi MI 4i provides vibrant displays and excellent viewing angles. The brightness adjustments of the phone are also very good and you can clearly see the images flashed by the display even when you’re outside.
The Xiaomi MI 4i also houses some impressive specs. It comes with a 64-bit octa-core processor in Snapdragon 615 that has 4 cores clocked at 1.7GHz and 4 cores clocked at 1 GHz. It also has the Adreno 405 GPU and 2GB of RAM which is a treat for most multitaskers.
This mobile phone comes with Android Lollipop version 5.0.2 with their proprietary MiUI version 6 overlay. The MiUI interface is a little bit memory-intensive, but thankfully, this mobile phone can handle it.
The camera of the Xiaomi MI 4i is pretty much average as it comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera and the aforementioned 5-megapixel camera at the front of the phone. The rear camera does come with a dual-tone LED flash for better camera quality in low-light conditions.
If there’s one thing I do not like about this phone is its lack of a microSD card. This phone only has 16GB of storage, which in today’s terms, doesn’t mean a lot.
Still, if you’re looking for a good mid-range phone (and you don’t mind the 16GB storage space), then the Xiaomi MI 4i is a good choice.