Hands on Xiaomi Mi 4


Xiaomi has turned out all weapons blasting and has effectively arranged a successor to the broadly well known Mi 3 as the most recent Mi 4. Much the same as the other new contestants in the market like Oppo and Meizu, Xiaomi was additionally welcomed a bit suspiciously at first, yet since the tremendous acknowledgment and ubiquity of the Xiaomi Mi 3, the Mi 4 was broadly foreseen.
Xiaomi Mi 4 Review

The Xiaomi Mi 3 turned out with a slick and clean plan, tasteful bundle of equipment and a super quality unibody assembled, the simple on the pocket sticker price, and additionally a decent and very responsive UI.

The Xiaomi Mi 4 has a comparable planning as the Xiaomi Mi 3, including a 1080p show 5 creeps in estimate and with IPS capacities, however the shiny plastic back which is replaceable obviously, is a bend, while we would call the expansion of a metallic casing as a tasteful upgrade. The back spreads come in different hues, plans and surfaces, therefore offering more assortment to the clients, while the metallic edge includes an excellent inclination from the Mi 4.

Xiaomi has pressed the Mi 4 with the most recent Qualcomm chipset, the Snapdragon 801, assuming control from the Snapdragon 800, while additionally raising the RAM from 2 to 3GB, and adding Adreno 330 to the blend. The LTE, 4K recording and a 8MP front facer imply that Xiaomi has considered every contingency, and the MIUI v 5 that is set up on the Mi 4 implies client experience will be great if not awesome. The MIUI can be moved up to the MIUI v6, which is at present under testing and will be accessible soon.

The nonappearance of the Gorilla Glass was a shock, however we half expected the nonattendance of expandable memory from the unibody cell phone. In any case, we should experience our pace to look at the Xiaomi Mi 4 totally.

Unpacking the Xiaomi Mi 4

While unpacking the Xiaomi Mi 4, you will get only the essentials, and in this line additionally, it has stayed aware of its convention.

Xiaomi Mi 4 handset

An A/C connector

MicroUSB link connector for A/C connector for charging


The show on the Mi 4 is 5 crawls in size and Full HD IPS, very like the show on the Mi 3, including 441 pixels for each inch, which is near being the best. The goals is 1080x1920 pixels, and the brilliance level is additionally taken up an indent from the Mi 3 while keeping the great hues and differentiation from the Mi 3 unblemished. The backdrop illumination, which was somewhat uneven on the Mi 3 has additionally been made more uniform so it gives a greatly improved affair.

The pictures on the Xiaomi Mi 4 are substantially cooler than that on the Mi 3, however the shading temperature and immersion choices on the Mi 4 take into consideration this to be balanced according to client loving. The daylight decipherability is enhanced on account of the shine change, and is much clearer outside, even in the to a great degree radiant conditions. The affectability on the show can be changed so the screen can catch the contacts while wearing gloves as well, however it is savvier to keep this killed to all the more likely use the battery when this isn't required. There is some other setting to keep the screen bolted if the closeness sensor is secured, to take into account unplanned opens – this setting can be killed, as we feel this may have its effect on the battery life.


Xiaomi has patched up the first Mi 3 configuration, taking it up from the polycarbonate body to present a metallic edge, and the back is the polycarbonate plastic, yet replaceable and somewhat more hard to expel. The back spreads, much the same as Nokia, are accessible in a wide assortment in the market, accessible in a wide range of hues, outlines and surfaces, and will interest the more extensive group of onlookers which needs to alter their cell phones to their loving. The edge, however, still is by all accounts the feature of this discharge, improving and highlighting the outline to a tasteful level.

The front is for the most part secured by the 5 inch show, with a similar standard design, and the screen glass covering has not been determined, so we may securely expect that it isn't Gorilla Glass. The plan has bends in spots of edges at the corners on the best and base, and that is change enough for us, however the gleaming plastic back is somewhat of an annoyance since it draws in smircesh and fingerprints, while additionally adding elusiveness to the grasp. On the off chance that the back spreads are even half in the same class as it is being stated, we will at present favor of the more up to date outline, however until further notice, we are questionable when contrasting and the Mi 3 as far as the plan. Still the metallic casing adds to the hold and the assemble gives a strong vibe by and large, without any squeaks, and is marginally more reduced against its more established form as well.

The format of the Xiaomi Mi 4 is likewise indistinguishably spread out as the Mi 3. The front of the Mi 4 is secured with glass with somewhat diminished bezels, with the earpiece encompassed by the 8MP front snapper and sensors at the highest point of the show and the capacitive keys for Home, application exchanging and back underneath the show. The metal sides contain the microSIM space on the right, which requires help of an ejector apparatus, and Power key and the volume rocker on the left side.

The highest point of the Mi 4 has the 3.5mm sound jack and IR blaster, which can be utilized by various applications to get to home apparatuses like TVs, cools, media players and so on. The base has a microUSB port and a vast grille halfway covering the amplifier and the essential receiver.

At the back is the 13MP 1800p fundamental snapper helped with the most recent Sony sensors, with the LED streak by it.

The back board is removable, with the non-replaceable battery underneath. We are as yet missing the microSD opening since the memory isn't expandable.

UI and Operating System

The Xiaomi Mi 4 accompanies Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat, layered with the upgraded MIUI v5 – the MIUI ROMs are just the same old thing new to the Android, and are as of now quite surely understood in inward Android circles. By chance, the MIUI v6 has just been reported, and Xiaomi will bring this out in the not so distant future – it guarantees refreshed framework applications and level looks among different changes.

The bolt screen of the Xiaomi Mi 4 takes after a considerable measure with the bolt screen of Huawei – a similar alternative to move to any of four choices, the straightforward open, camera, call log or informing, while the controls change when media player is dynamic. The home screen has easy routes at the base, ordinarily lodging four, yet can be raised up to five, while additionally ready to be changed over to organizers. The home screen works as the application cabinet, lodging all the application alternate routes on its boundless home screens – the expulsion of any application will really uninstall the application instead of simply expel the easy route. Gadgets can be utilized, and can be included by tap and hold the home screen – gadgets are included with outsider applications as well. The home screen impacts can be tweaked, and topics can be exchanged, which impacts the backdrop, framework symbols, text styles, bolt screen style, and sound profile. The inquiry application is impacted by the iOS Spotlight pursuit, and works correspondingly.

The warning zone, rather than containing flips in a different window, keeps them in a different tab to that of the notices, along these lines making the notice region a two-selected show – the splendor meter is additionally moved to the switches tab. Switches can be overseen and masterminded, and this is the tab that opens as default except if there are any warnings accessible.

With the MIUI v5, there is another bend, that all the Google administrations have been supplanted with Mi administrations, however the Google administrations can be re-connected by getting to the Mi Market application and downloading the Google administrations. The Mi Cloud is another expansion, giving 5GB storage room to all clients, and backs up all the cell phone information including exhibition, contacts, messages, logs, settings, notes, chronicles, program substance and music library – motivated by the iCloud we question. There is an alternative to send messages over the web as opposed to SMS. The Find Device work comes for nothing out of pocket to all Mi Cloud accounts, and is extremely useful in the event that you are in the propensity for overlooking your cell phone all over. There is an aide which can supplant the Google Now, named Voice Assistant, and is near Siri in usefulness and UI, however at present just present in Chinese dialect as of now.
The dialer and phonebook are stuffed in one application, however gotten to by various easy routes, utilizing the tabs for recognizing. The Directory tab is another fascinating application, posting diverse areas like facilities, lodgings, doctor's facilities, flight offices among others. The excruciating thing as of now is that this component at present works in China as it were. Xiaomi bolsters call recording, and call answer and reject can be set to react consequently in view of motions as well – even web calling can be doled out signals to work. There are more alternatives as well, such as flipping the gadget to quiet, bolt naturally once slipped into take, quiet all calls from obscure numbers among others.

Xiaomi has turned out with the MIUI program which is highlight rich, enhancing synchronizing with Google account, perusing, downloads among others, and also a devoted Reading mode, missing in Chrome right now. The speed of both the MIUI program and Chrome are quick, and we utilized both reciprocally. The MIUI program, however, is generally compelling for light perusing, not for substantial testing, or opening an excessive number of tabs.

The Explorer application shows records in an arranged way, however there is no archive watcher/editorial manager pre-introduced on board – some alternative must be downloaded from the Play Store, however this shouldn't be an issue. The logbook, recorder, electric lamp, notes, clock, adding machine and climate applications are for the most part standard. The Google Maps and Google Navigation are driven with Xiaomi Mi 4, and takes into account simple driving direction and touring, giving extra help by means of the Street view and compass alternatives.


Xiaomi Mi 4 has, as far as the greater part of the ongoing rivalry, beneath normal sound quality and amplifiers, and we fear you should be mindful so as not to miss an excessive number of calls. This will particularly be an issue in boisterous conditions.

The informing is entirely standard, keeping strings oversaw – connections change over it to MMS. The two email customers, one for Gmail and the other for other email tends to setup is accessible with the Mi 4, which incorporates all the essential choices.

The display for the Xiaomi Mi 4 connects up the neighborhood and cloud pictures, with a standard collection see that can isolate both. The picture see screen has really standard alternatives like setting as backdrops, sharing, alter mode, erase or get more data. The picture editorial manager that is incorporated with the exhibition gives a rich element list, from impacts, instruments running from trimming, reflecting, pivoting, doodles, fisheye, rectify, outlines among others, and light alterations. Sharing uses all the availability highlights available to its, and is adaptable.

The music player on the Xiaomi Mi 4 is a custom application with a basic interface, with a vast representation screen that additionally fills in as the Now Playing, underneath which, in four tabs, is the fundamental data for the sound document being played. There is online incorporation with Baidu additionally, which enables access to the extensive accumulation that Baidu has on the web, while online radio stations can be gotten to for radio play. The player has a wide assortment of perceptions, exceptionally cool and astounding, and numerous clients will like these. Equalizers help with tuning the sound to flawlessness, and has some presets for better execution. The MiSound enhancer comes without hesitation when headphones are connected to, and enhances the nature of the sound significantly.

The Xiaomi Mi 4 has a FM radio, alongside the alternative to record sound from radio – this was a first for us, and was intriguing to utilize. A rest clock worked in with the radio was new as well.

The video player is oversimplified in nature like its sound player partner, however it has a lot of codecs available to its, however it couldn't appear to play WMV records. There is access to paid administrations here also, same as the sound player, be that as it may, fly up play and captions are unsupported.

Xiaomi Mi 3, after the entirety of its awesome highlights, figured out how to frustrate us with its sound yield, and with the enhancements put into the Mi 4, we were wanting to see a checked contrast around there as well – be that as it may, Xiaomi figured out how to astonish us again by not taking a gander at this region, as yet figuring out how to put out a normal sound yield, best case scenario. The outer enhancer association was poor, with expanded crosstalk and low sound level consolidating with lacking reaction of recurrence. The recurrence, really a slight change from the Mi 3, demonstrates decrease in twisting, however this is significantly lesser work than a hint of a greater challenge, so to state. A similar example proceeded on earphones availability, as normal with earphones on, crosstalk and bending increments, and for Mi 4 to as of now have a decent amount of both, this expansion was a major jump.

Handling Power

Xiaomi has turned out with the best equipment combo that is around in the market right now, which is the Snapdragon 801 joined with the Adreno 330 and 3GB of RAM – however the Adreno still has overclocking issues, thus warms up a bit when put under strain. The 1080p show implies that the Mi 4 will be a decent challenger to the present harvest of cell phones out there.

The CPU testing demonstrates that the Mi 4 outflanked the Galaxy S5 and other outstanding contenders like the Xperia Z1 and Z2 effectively to come in the best level. The extra testing including GPU and RAM declined the execution somewhat however the Mi 4 still was serenely put in the rundown.

The single center execution was in the blend with the other Snapdragon 801 cell phones out there, and keeping in mind that the multi-center testing was somewhat underneath the opposition, regardless it was conventionally put.

The warming issue however, seemed to affect the execution, while the overheating made the grasp awkward as well. It is shrewd to be cautious about the Xiaomi Mi 4 not getting countless open at the same time, while additionally administering to the warming of the cell phone. In any case, even with this little glitch, the Xiaomi Mi 4 gives a remarkable execution, without any issues at all, and the MIUI layered over the first Android has a major part to play in this.


Xiaomi Mi 4 has a 13 MP primary snapper with Sony sensors, a superior pixel measure and a more extensive gap, one of the better mixes for a camera that we have seen around. The camera can gobble up pictures at 4128 x 3096 pixels, and has self-adjust, contact center, face and grin discovery, and in addition the other nonexclusive highlights.

The camera UI is quite basic with the design off two side bars. The settings alternate way, screen/recorder, and display catches are on the correct side, while the camera switcher, camera/camcorder switch and blaze settings are on the cleared out. The settings board gives scenes, HDR, center modes, introduction, white adjust and ISO settings among others.

The camera gives really itemized pictures, with pinpoint shading propagation and generally precise white adjust. There was some finished honing that we found in not very many spots, yet that was generally shrouded so the pictures were not demolished. The commotion levels are on the higher side however, which is once in a while obvious, and we didn't care for this little downside. All things considered, with this issue included, we would in any case rate the camera as remarkable. The features and shadows, however, enhance under the HDR mode.

Scene mode gives 180 degree pictures, however handling takes a while, and keeping in mind that the sewing is extraordinary, because of the lower res and declined quality with marginally misguided introduction, the last yield isn't what we could call incredible, however it will do a large portion of the occasions. All things considered, displays should be possible in picture and scene modes.

The front facer is a 8MP snapper, which gives out extraordinary hey goals selfies, and is a major change from the front facer on the Xiaomi Mi 3. The level of detail is too great, and the hues are immaculate – maybe the best so far in the front facers. Nonetheless, we would suggest not taking shots excessively close, as there was minor geometrical mutilation on such snaps noticeable, however nothing excessively extraordinary.

The video recorder UI is relatively indistinguishable to the snapper UI, and the applicable chronicle controls show up instead of camera controls. Slo-mo and time-pass recordings are upheld with choices to tweak the interims for snapping. Adjustment is available, which improves recordings steadier and, however the field of view gets decreased. Pictures can be caught amid video recording as well, at 6MP. Xiaomi Mi 4 records both 2160p and 1080p recordings at 30fps, while the 4K recording takes the bitrate of 40Mbps, while sound in stereo quality is recorded at 96 Kbps. The FullHD takes the bitrate to 15Mbps with a similar sound quality the slo-mo alternative for 720p is there as well.

The nature of the video is extremely pleasant, with a considerable measure of detail and nearly non-existent clamor, the hues are awesome as well as is differentiate. The 4K accounts, we thought were somewhat delicate, and didn't contrast and the 1080p chronicles as far as subtle elements and difference, with white adjust being somewhat off too in places – we wouldn't prescribe utilizing 4K recordings a lot on the Xiaomi Mi 4, however the 1080p are of incredible quality. HDR is accessible for both 1080p and 4K, which is the first occasion when we have seen this choice. Despite the fact that the level of detail in shadows is enhanced, the recordings do look somewhat unnatural, and we wouldn't utilize this choice too as often as possible.


Xiaomi Mi 4 has LTE bolster notwithstanding the bland 3G and GSM network, and furthermore incorporates Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct and Bluetooth 4.0, while containing GPS and GLONASS and a FM radio.

At the main, an IR blaster is available, which can control many home machines which have the IR ability, however we couldn't discover NFC, which is quick turning into a typical network alternative.

The microUSB 2.0 port capacities three different ways, basically to charge, while covering network with PC and OTG empowered, so thumb drives can be associated straightforwardly. The Miracast convention bolsters reflecting screens remotely.

Xiaomi Mi 4 has turned out with an average 3,080mAh battery, which we feel is sufficiently adequate for a cell phone conveying a show of such a size. The Mi 4 has a perseverance rating of 68 hours, significantly higher than that of the as of late discharged Samsung Galaxy Alpha, and substantially higher than a great deal of the opposition as well – battery enduring near 3 days appears a colossal jump from the ongoing past, when we would see cell phones that would scarcely keep going for one day. The discussion time likewise allows out 18 hours, which is great, however the perusing and video playback, giving out 9 and 7 hours separately, let us down a bit, however the vast screen size might be one reason for this.


Aside from its enhanced client encounter, and alternate upgrades the Xiaomi Mi 4 has accessible, it comes with a few deficiencies which are recorded underneath:

Capacity can't be extended

Accessible for buy online as it were

NFC is missing

Non-replaceable battery

Shockingly, there is no Gorilla Glass covering

Would it be advisable for me to Have to Buy the Xiaomi Mi 4?

Tasteful cell phones, totally fabricated from China and furnishing great plan style alongside a huge amount of highlights isn't something that we would state new in the business at this point. All things considered, the forcefulness shown by Xiaomi has us somewhat astounded and fairly upbeat, as we can comprehend their considering the opposition important. While the quantity of increments to the Mi 3 are not a ton as far as tally, despite everything they are made where they matter the most. With the presentation of 4K recordings, 4G bolster, an enhanced equipment combo, change in the front facer, TV-out and the IR blaster are for the most part changes that truly do make a difference.

Over this is the super-quick UI of the Mi 4, containing the MIUI covering Android Kit Kat – and the greater part of this is at an exceptionally reasonable cost. The manufacture quality, an enhanced camera which was at that point exceptionally fit to begin with, a not too bad battery and spotlight on everything about what makes Xiaomi a moment hit.

The change in the daylight decipherability is something that will matter to a considerable measure of clients, however the same disappointing sound quality may baffle numerous clients. Likewise, exceptionally welcome is the way that the player underpins all video codecs other than the WMV.

All things considered, we can take a gander at the exertion put in by Xiaomi into the Mi 4. The metallic casing is an upgrading and satisfying change, however with a ton of different cell phones presenting a similar expansion, it may not appear as satisfying any longer. The back cover as well, the first one that accompanies the Mi 4 is somewhat uneasy on the hold and we didn't care for the quality as well – also, it requires a considerable amount of exertion just to expel the back cover. We felt Xiaomi may have marginally been impacted by the outline of the iPhone when arranging the Mi 4.

Another zone where we figure Xiaomi could have redesigned was the memory extension, however that was not to be. Some Xiaomi sets may likewise encounter warming issues, so clients should be particularly cautious in the summers. The Gorilla Glass was unusually another non-attendant that we didn't anticipate from Xiaomi.

All things considered, with every one of the enhancements and existing component list, the sticker price related is a surprisingly beneficial turn of events. In the Mi 4, Xiaomi has made a cell phone that can contend with the most abnormal amount rivalry, and we will state, an occupation well done. Xiaomi will be a contender to the best space and any semblance of Samsung, HTC, Sony and others will do well to be careful about the advances Xiaomi has made.


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