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Xiaomi is becoming a much sought after choice for smartphones and phablets after leading brands such as Samsung, Apple, Sony and the like.

The manufacturer owes its popularity due to the availability of a gamut of devices with excellent features at close to throwing away prices. One of the most recent smartphone releases from Xiaomi is its Mi 4i. This handset made its entry in late July 2015. Supporting micro SIM, the handset can be used to insert two SIM cards at a time. Available in a plethora of colors, the Xiaomi Mi 4i houses an irremovable battery. Check out the article below to see if the smartphone has the features that you would want your smartphone to have.

Dimensions, Weight and Body Material

A medium-sized smartphone is what Xiaomi describes its Mi 4i to be. Sized at 138.1 x 69.6 x 7.8 mm, the handset weighs 130g. Overall, you can hold this smartphone quite comfortably in your hand or put it in your pocket without it feeling quite heavy. The primary material used for the device is plastic. However, this does not give the device a common look. The rounded corners, in fact, give the handset an elegant look and feel.

Screen Display and Pixel Resolution & Density

The Xiaomi Mi 4i has a respectable screen size of 5 inches. Incorporating theIPS LCD technology, this smartphone has a pixel resolution of 1080 x 1920 with a decent pixel density of 441ppi. The screen is composed of a scratch-resistant glass that protects the gadget from minor accidents. Supporting an extensive color range, the device has a truly vibrant color display. Apart from the IPS LCD panel, the Mi 4i also integrates what it calls the Sunlight technology. Thanks to this technology, you can be assured of having good clarity on your screen even if you have to view it in bright sunlight. The screen senses the brightness level around it and automatically adjusts the phone display to show its contents with the maximum clarity possible. Extra bright areas are mellowed down, and shadowed areas are brightened. Apart from this, the IPS LCD screen with very good pixel resolution results in acrisper and clearer images.


The rear snapper is a 4128 x 3096 resolution 13MP camera witha five-element lens and incorporates a dual tone LED flash. The inbuilt HDR mode does an excellent job of color and noise correction.Interestingly, this camera also supports the night mode for taking good quality nighttime shots.Youcan also shoot fine videos with this camcorder. The 5MP front camera is also a great choice for selfie photographs and video chats. With a wide anglelens, the selfies appear far better than in many other cameras. One distinct feature of both the cameras in Xiaomi Mi 4i when compared to those in most other smartphones is the Beautify attribute. With this functionality, you can identify faces of people in your photographs and beautify them to give them a wrinkle- and blemish-free look. In other words, you can manipulate the faces in the photographs to make them look more beautiful than the original ones.

Hardware, Software, and Memory

Equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset, the Mi 4i is loaded with an octa-core processor as its CPU and an Adreno 405 graphics processor. The octa core processor is two quad-core processors clocking at 1.7GHz and 1.1GHz. The Xiaomi Mi 4i has 2GB RAM and is available as either a 16GB or a 32GB model. Each model has 32GB ROM as its internal storage space. A drawback with this Xiaomi smartphone is that you cannot use a memory card to expand the memory further.

The Mi 4i is an Android smartphone that functions on the latest Lollipop operating system. It also integrates the MIUI user interface.

Battery and Connectivity Options

The battery enclosed inside the Xiaomi Mi 4i is a reasonably big and powerful 3,120 mAh Li-Ion battery with a standby talk time of close to 35 hours. An interesting aspect of the battery is its fast charging capability. The Quick Charge feature charges a completely dead battery to 40 percent in just an hour.

The smartphone supports multiple connectivity options that comprise Wi-Fi (Direct, Hotspot and dual band), GPS, USB, and Bluetooth.