Xiaomi Mi4i – Xiaomi first ‘Made for India’ smartphone for Rs 12,999
The Chinese smartphone behemoth Xiaomi’s recent Mi4i first introduced in India which was priced at Rs. 12,999.The Xiaomi Mi4i wasreleasedon 30thof April through its own portal and additionally on the online retail sites such as Paytm, Amazon, Snapdeal and Flipkart. The letter ‘i’ in Mi4i indicates innovation. The phone’s specification seems promising, especially the complete HD screen with the interesting functionality of allowing better readability in sunlight. The phone features a snapdragon 615 processor that is designed specially by Qualcomm India. The phone delivers dual sim and dual 4g support that is a pretty commendable job. The design aspect of the phone is not so great and it is the area where Xiaomi saved money to include other great features. With Mi4i, the number one player of China and the 5th greatest mobile company in the planet is delivering a stiff competition to the globalbiggiesincluding Samsung and Apple. Its affordable price strategy for very worthy handsets has upset the phone giants like Apple and the local Indian players like Lava, Karbonn and Micromax.
Xiaomi’s ‘made for India’ product:
Xiaomi has not stopped with the launch of the Mi, and also promises to launch several other ‘Made for India’ gadgets. Mi-4i is first launched in India followed by other worldwide markets. The chief executive of Xiaomi has promised to introduce more India specific products. While Huawei and Samsung dream of brilliant hardware specifications, Xiaomi is completely focused on producing a desirable phone for the massive users living in the emerging countries. The Xiaomi Mi4i is a classic sample of industrial interior design. This specific design is a fashion that must appeal to those people who admire a clean nonsense approach of designing. While the handset is highly inspired by the original Mi4, the recently launched Mi4i comes equipped with a pool of long-awaited speed improvements and hardware fixes.
The asking price is the fascinating feature of the device. The device is being marketed as a flagship model, which will be available for about Rs. 12, 999. The latest Mi4i is a wonderful mix of both outdated and modern features to develop a complete modern feel. This is certainly a perfect example of monolithic industrial inspired design. It is really admirable on looking at the way how Xiaomi incorporates sophisticated design on Mi4i and its look is no short of high class. Weighing around 130 ounces and 7.8 inches, Mi4i appears almost same as the iPhone 6. This premium looking phone comes with superior quality built polycarbonate shell and it is sure to draw the attention of the users. In an effort to be made accessible in a mass of lively juicy colors, the gadget feels completely gorgeous inspite of the plastic chassis. One of the major highlight of Mi4i is that the gadget settles comfortably in the user’s hand. The ultra-compact form factor ensures adopting one-hand usage with no fuss feel.
While speaking about other features of the design, the standby/power button and the volume rocker on right hand side is designed of metal and offers a nice tactile feel. The headset jack is 3.5mm, which is placed at top when micro-USB port places at the bottom. The Mi4i has got a 5 inch screen with 1920×1080 resolutionmaking it very sharp, as against the very common 1280×720 display that is found on the Moto G. The high resolution five inch display offers 441ppi. Very importantly, the firm has employed a new technology for display, which is simply referred to as sunlight display. In basic, the sunlight display technology adjusts the tones automatically to avail a rich colorful display during bright sunlight.
The Mi4i runs on Android 5.0 lollipop OS of Google. Though there is no much difference virtually in relation to the Mi4 that is supported by android 4.4 KitKat. The user interface is very simple and the application folder is solely intended for google programs like chrome, Gmail and YouTube. Interestingly, Xiaomi has included support for six Indian languages, including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. It also features a visual IVR particularly in India. The visual IVR basically enables users to navigate via interactive voice response processes in a menu-driven approach. At present, visual IVR is at beta stage, supporting three services called cleartrip, IRCTC and Indigo. This specialized feature is made available with Mi4i for a while and the other Mi gadgets must be receiving their own versions in the upcoming days.
For a mid-ranged gadget, the Mi4i is equipped with few impressive things. The gadget is powered by a powerful 1.7GHz Octa-core snapdragon processor and 2GB of RAM, having 16GB onboard memory. It is unfortunate that one cannot extend the on-board memory that is absolutely unacceptable. It must be noted that the memory of 9.73GN is made available to users. On looking at the positive side, Xiaomi have plans to introduce the 32GB version, but no final decisions have been made yet, according to the vice president of Xiaomi. The phone quickly launches applications and makes them run swiftly.
While taking a quick look at the camera features, the Xiaomi Mi4i utilizes a thirteen megapixel CMOS sensor, having five element lens, dual tone flash and f/2.o aperture, all that is similar to the much more expensive iPhone 6. It consistently takes great shots under most of the lighting conditions, particularly in the outdoor settings. The camera improvements are made subtle, with front camera having a 5 megapixel sensor.
The Mi4i is powered by a battery of 3120mAh that forms the highest capacity battery of Xiaomi in a five inch handset. It has been claimed by Xiaomi that the users can work with the phone for about a day and a half on general usage which obviously seems great. The Mi4i performs most of the things flawlessly by including a solid industrial design. It promises to last for a longer time, while delivering high speed functions. It supports great shots while remaining an extremely affordable handset that is worth buying.
Author Bio:The author is an expert in mobile technology and loves to write about different handsets launched. He has listed the specifications Xiaomi Mi4i for the readers to make an informed buying decision.