Review of Xiaomi Mi 4i. Thorough explanation of the pros and cons of its functions and specifications/performances

Created date: 09/30/2018, 12:26:27, Updated date: 10/01/2019, 11:09:55

In-depth review of Xiaomi Mi 4i's features

We evaluated the Xiaomi Mi 4i from a number of perspectives. We evaluated the how much we can recommend it, by providing scores for performance aspects, such as CPU and RAM, ease of carrying and screen viewing, design aspects such as portability, as well as for functional aspects, such as the camera and the level of waterproofing.

Features, Performance, and Reviews for the Xiaomi Mi 4i

The CPU performance of Xiaomi Mi 4i

The processing power of the Xiaomi Mi 4i is, at 1.7GHz+1.0GHz×8(OctaCore), relatively high. Its features would position it somewhere between high and mid-level among currently available smartphones, but it will be rather stress-free in terms of using most apps. Most 3D games that don't burn up too much memory should be playable to a satisfying degree for the most part. 2D games should be no problem at all.

The Xiaomi Mi 4i has 2GB of RAM, so it has plenty of space. In rare cases this amount of RAM might not be sufficient, but there shouldn't be too much stress on the machine with this amount.

The overall operational speed of the Xiaomi Mi 4i rates as a mid-range smartphone. While you will probably not experience much sluggishness or lag with normal use, we recommend a phone at least one tier higher if you want to enjoy games or videos.

Xiaomi Mi 4i's storage capacity

The Xiaomi Mi 4i has 32GB of data storage, which is plenty for taking photos, but for people who frequently shoot videos or have lots of games installed, this may not feel like enough space.

The Xiaomi Mi 4i is not compatible with SD cards, so make sure you check that there's enough storage for your needs.

Xiaomi Mi 4i's size

The Xiaomi Mi 4i is 27.4 in (69.6 mm) wide, 54.4 in (138.1 mm) tall, and 3.1 in (7.8 mm) thick.At this size, a man with large hands would be able to operate it comfortably with one hand, but it may feel a bit large for a woman with small hands.In the case of the Xiaomi Mi 4i, it weighs about 4.6 oz (130 g).The weight is such that it's hardly noticeable even when using one-handed. However, some people may find it tiring to use for long periods.

Both the size and weight of the Xiaomi Mi 4i make it easy to hold in your hand and are unlikely to cause any trouble when you use it normally.

Xiaomi Mi 4i's screen

The Xiaomi Mi 4i has a 5 inch screen.The iPhone X has a big screen, which very likely won't ever trouble you. Just be aware that it's not a very good size for writing long blocks of text.

The screen of the Xiaomi Mi 4i is extremely clear, and it's able to display everything from images to videos and even video game graphics in perfect clarity.

The camera function of Xiaomi Mi 4i

The Xiaomi Mi 4i has a 13 MP main camera that lets you take photos and videos in a quite high resolution. You may be a little dissatisfied with it in some situations, for example when you want to capture scenery in very high resolution or print out beautiful photos, but this should not be an issue you run into very often.

The Xiaomi Mi 4i comes with a 5 MP pixel camera, which is a standard level. It's perfectly fine for selfies, but may be not as satisfying if you wish to take photos of large numbers of people, or make printouts.

The battery performance of Xiaomi Mi 4i

The Xiaomi Mi 4i has a relatively large battery with 3120mAh.The Xiaomi Mi 4i has a good battery life compared to other smartphones. You won't feel stressed even if you spend all day surfing the web or on Twitter and you can also watch videos or play games on the go without having to worry too much about the battery. If you watch videos or play games for too long, however, you might want to watch your battery a bit.

Overall assessment of Xiaomi Mi 4i

The Xiaomi Mi 4i is a relatively high-performance smartphone. If you plan to use it as your main smartphone, you may find it slightly inconvenient, but within tolerable limits.

The merits and demerits of Xiaomi Mi 4i

The merits of Xiaomi Mi 4i

  • It's easy to hold and you can even comfortably use it with one hand.
  • It feels comparably light.
  • It has a big display that makes it easy to see text and images.
  • Photos and videos are beautiful to look at on the clear screen.

The demerits of Xiaomi Mi 4i

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Comparing the specifications of Xiaomi Mi 4i against similar products.

general rating

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the two.general rating

Xiaomi Mi 4i

65.6-Display size:5 inch, Weight:4.6 oz (130 g), Chipset:Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615, CPU specs:1.7GHz+1.0GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:2GB, Storage size:32GB, Battery capacity:3120mAh

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MediaTek)

68.2Display size:5.5 inch, Weight:5.8 oz (164 g), Chipset:Mediatek MT6795 Helio X10, CPU specs:2.0GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:3GB, Storage size:32GB, Battery capacity:4000mAh

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2

64.6Display size:5.5 inch, Weight:5.6 oz (160 g), Chipset:Mediatek MT6795 Helio X10, CPU specs:2.0GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:2GB, Storage size:16GB, Battery capacity:3060mAh

Xiaomi Mi 4c

66.6Display size:5 inch, Weight:4.7 oz (132 g), Chipset:Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808, CPU specs:1.4GHz+1.8GHz×6(Hexacore), RAM size:3GB, Storage size:32GB, Battery capacity:3080mAh

Xiaomi Mi Note Pro

67.7Display size:5.7 inch, Weight:5.7 oz (161 g), Chipset:Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810, CPU specs:1.5GHz+2.0GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB, Storage size:64GB, Battery capacity:3000mAh

Xiaomi Mi Note

65.3Display size:5.7 inch, Weight:5.7 oz (161 g), Chipset:Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801, CPU specs:2.5GHz×4(Quad core), RAM size:3GB, Storage size:64GB, Battery capacity:3000mAh

body size

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Xiaomi Mi 4i

62.5-Dimensions (width x height x thickness):27.4 in (69.6 mm) x 54.4 in (138.1 mm) x 3.1 in (7.8 mm)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MediaTek)

52.5Dimensions (width x height x thickness):29.9 in (76 mm) x 59.1 in (150 mm) x 3.4 in (8.7 mm)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2

52.4Dimensions (width x height x thickness):29.9 in (76 mm) x 59.8 in (152 mm) x 3.3 in (8.3 mm)

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Pro

66.1Dimensions (width x height x thickness):26.4 in (67 mm) x 52.8 in (134 mm) x 3.5 in (9 mm)

Xiaomi Mi 4c

62.5Dimensions (width x height x thickness):27.4 in (69.6 mm) x 54.4 in (138.1 mm) x 3.1 in (7.8 mm)

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime

66.1Dimensions (width x height x thickness):26.4 in (67 mm) x 52.8 in (134 mm) x 3.5 in (9 mm)

body weight

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the two.body weight

Xiaomi Mi 4i

78.3-Weight:4.6 oz (130 g)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MediaTek)

64.8Weight:5.8 oz (164 g)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2

66.4Weight:5.6 oz (160 g)

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Pro

77.1Weight:4.7 oz (133 g)

Xiaomi Mi 4c

77.5Weight:4.7 oz (132 g)

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime

77.1Weight:4.7 oz (133 g)

screen size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the two.screen size

Xiaomi Mi 4i

74.0-Display size:5 inch

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MediaTek)

82.0Display size:5.5 inch

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2

82.0Display size:5.5 inch

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Pro

69.2Display size:4.7 inch

Xiaomi Mi 4c

74.0Display size:5 inch

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime

69.2Display size:4.7 inch

RAM capacity

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the two.RAM capacity

Xiaomi Mi 4i

50.0-RAM size:2GB

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MediaTek)

60.0RAM size:3GB

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2

50.0RAM size:2GB

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Pro

50.0RAM size:2GB

Xiaomi Mi 4c

60.0RAM size:3GB

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime

50.0RAM size:2GB

storage size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the two.storage size

Xiaomi Mi 4i

55.5-Storage size:32GB

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MediaTek)

55.5Storage size:32GB

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2

50.0Storage size:16GB

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Pro

50.0Storage size:16GB

Xiaomi Mi 4c

55.5Storage size:32GB

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime

50.0Storage size:16GB

battery

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Xiaomi Mi 4i

66.8-Battery capacity:3120mAh

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MediaTek)

80.0Battery capacity:4000mAh

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2

65.9Battery capacity:3060mAh

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Pro

53.0Battery capacity:2200mAh

Xiaomi Mi 4c

66.2Battery capacity:3080mAh

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime

53.0Battery capacity:2200mAh

rear-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the two.rear-camera resolution

Xiaomi Mi 4i

61.7-Rear-camera resolution:13 MP

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MediaTek)

61.7Rear-camera resolution:13 MP

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2

61.7Rear-camera resolution:13 MP

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Pro

50.0Rear-camera resolution:8 MP

Xiaomi Mi 4c

61.7Rear-camera resolution:13 MP

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime

50.0Rear-camera resolution:8 MP

front-camera resolution

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Xiaomi Mi 4i

50.0-Front-camera resolution:5 MP

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MediaTek)

50.0Front-camera resolution:5 MP

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2

50.0Front-camera resolution:5 MP

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Pro

15.8Front-camera resolution:2 MP

Xiaomi Mi 4c

50.0Front-camera resolution:5 MP

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime

15.8Front-camera resolution:2 MP

grip

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Xiaomi Mi 4i

70.4-Color:Dark gray,black,white,yellow,blue,pink, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):27.4 in (69.6 mm) x 54.4 in (138.1 mm) x 3.1 in (7.8 mm), Weight:4.6 oz (130 g)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MediaTek)

58.6Color:Silver,gray,gold, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):29.9 in (76 mm) x 59.1 in (150 mm) x 3.4 in (8.7 mm), Weight:5.8 oz (164 g)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2

59.4Color:White,blue,yellow,pink,mint green, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):29.9 in (76 mm) x 59.8 in (152 mm) x 3.3 in (8.3 mm), Weight:5.6 oz (160 g)

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Pro

71.6Color:Dark gray, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):26.4 in (67 mm) x 52.8 in (134 mm) x 3.5 in (9 mm), Weight:4.7 oz (133 g)

Xiaomi Mi 4c

70.0Color:White,grey,pink,yellow,blue, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):27.4 in (69.6 mm) x 54.4 in (138.1 mm) x 3.1 in (7.8 mm), Weight:4.7 oz (132 g)

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime

71.6Color:White,dark gray, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):26.4 in (67 mm) x 52.8 in (134 mm) x 3.5 in (9 mm), Weight:4.7 oz (133 g)

screen cleanliness

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Xiaomi Mi 4i

85.9-Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:440ppi

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MediaTek)

85.0Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:400ppi

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2

85.0Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:400ppi

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Pro

64.3Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:312ppi

Xiaomi Mi 4c

85.9Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:440ppi

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime

64.3Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:312ppi

performance

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Xiaomi Mi 4i

55.0-OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615, CPU specs:1.7GHz+1.0GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:2GB

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MediaTek)

88.2OS:Android, Chipset:Mediatek MT6795 Helio X10, CPU specs:2.0GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:3GB

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2

72.3OS:Android, Chipset:Mediatek MT6795 Helio X10, CPU specs:2.0GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:2GB

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Pro

33.5OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410, CPU specs:1.2GHz×4(Quad core), RAM size:2GB

Xiaomi Mi 4c

58.2OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808, CPU specs:1.4GHz+1.8GHz×6(Hexacore), RAM size:3GB

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime

33.5OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410, CPU specs:1.2GHz×4(Quad core), RAM size:2GB

Specifications of Xiaomi Mi 4i

Xiaomi Mi 4i
ImageXiaomi Mi 4i
MakerXiaomi
Release date4, 2015
Colordark gray,black,white,yellow,blue,pink
OSAndroid
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)27.4 in (69.6 mm) x 54.4 in (138.1 mm) x 3.1 in (7.8 mm)
Weight4.6 oz (130 g)
Display size5 inch
Display typeIPS LCD
Screen resolution (width x height)1080 x 1920
Pixel density440ppi
Battery capacity3120mAh
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615
CPU specs1.7GHz+1.0GHz×8(OctaCore)
RAM size2GB
Storage size32GB
Rear-camera resolution13 MP
Front-camera resolution5 MP

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