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For this comparison, we’ve picked two phones that have been released in 2014: the Xiaomi Mi 4 (August) and Microsoft Lumia 535 (December), and which have the same screen size. But one of them was a flagship at that time, while the other was a cheap mid-range phone. Below, you’ll figure out which device has the best specs and based on your tastes, you’ll choose your favorite.


The Xiaomi Mi 4 measures 139.2×68.5×8.9mm and weights 149 grams. This model has a more premium design, featuring a flat plastic back available in white or black colors, and the sised are protected with a metal frame. On the other hand, the Microsoft Lumia 535 is slightly slimmer and lighter, as it measures 140.2×72.4×8.8mm and weights 146 grams, but it has a glossy plastic shell curved on the edges, and which comes in colors such as orange, green, white, black, gray and blue.


Both phones have a 5-inch IPS LCD display, but the Xiaomi Mi 4 supports a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 441 ppi, while the Microsoft Lumia 535 supports only 960×540 pixels and it gives a lower pixel density of 220 ppi.

Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM

The Xiaomi Mi 4 has been released with a Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 chipset, a quad-core Krait 400 CPU clocked at 2.5GHz, an Adreno 330 graphics card and 3GB of RAM. The Microsoft Lumia 535 came with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 chipset, a quad-core Cortex A7 CPU clocked at 1.2GHz, an Adreno 302 graphics card and 1GB of RAM. We must specify that both phones have 32bit processors.


The Xiaomi Mi 4 is available in two internal storage variants of 16GB and 64GB, which can’t be expanded. The Microsoft Lumia 535 features only 8GB of internal memory, but it’s expandable up to 128GB using a microSD card.


The Xiaomi Mi 4 sports a primary camera of 13MP (located on the rear side of the handset) that features LED flash, autofocus, face detection, HDR, panorama and a secondary camera of 8MP (found on the front side of the device). On the other hand, the Microsoft Lumia 535 has a primary camera of 5MP and a secondary camera of 5MP.


The Xiaomi Mi 4 is powered by a non-removable 3080 mAh battery, while the Microsoft Lumia 535 has a battery of only 1905 mAh that can be replaced.

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