Why you should buy the Xiaomi Mi 4

The Mi 4 launched today from the house of Xiaomi as a successor to the much revered Mi 3.  The phone is exclusive to Flipkart and is a steal at Rs. 19,990. If you are looking to buy a new phone, this one should be among your top 5 picks, based on its performance and pricing.

The phone has a lot of great features to offer, and we at Pennyful.in have put together a list of reasons why the Mi 4 should excite you.

Prepare to be amazed!

Build

The Mi 4 is certainly a stylish phone. It differs from its predecessor with its rounded corners. Its stainless steel frame gives it a premium look and feel, buts ensures its solidity.

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The phone sports a 5-inch full-HD display 1920x1080p) with capacitive touch navigation The buttons are responsive and offer decent feedback. The phone comes with Corning OGS (One Glass Solution) so do not fear the occasional drop.

Software

Xiaomi Mi 4 runs MIUI 6, a new version of the Xiaomi’s operating system, based on Android 4.4 KitKat. Highlights of the new OS include smoother transition effects, better multitasking and notifications interfaces and gestures. The OS has aninterface very similar to the iOS.

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The OS allows allows you to customize the user interface with themes, downloadable wallpapers and clocks.  You can also now identify, mark or block unwanted calls with the OS alone, and there’s even a built-in call recorder feature. The phone comes preloaded with Google Play Store and all Google apps including YouTube, Maps, Hangouts and, of course, Gmail..

The software has built-in security features including a virus scan and permission manager for apps. You can choose to get data usage notifications and see the network speed at the status bar. You , which helps improve security.

Camera

The Xiaomi Mi 4 sports an 8MP front camera and a 13MP Sony stacked CMOS camera.

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The Xiaomi Mi 4 also has video recording in 1080p, 720p and 480p resolution along with an image stabilizer anti-shake feature.

Performance

Under the Xiaomi Mi 4’s hood lies a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor with 3GB RAM which makes the user experience a fast and  responsive one.

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The phone also comes with 16GB internal storage and has connectivity options such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS. It also offers headphone-less FM radio with recording capability. We were able to play most popular video and audio file formats.

Battery

The Mi 4 is backed up by a 3,080mAh non-removable battery, which should be able to stay up and running for one and a half days (moderate to heavy use).

The Clincher

At Rs 19,999, the Xiaomi Mi 4 is definitely a must buy. The phone went on sale at Flipkart today, and has already been sold out. This is why you really need to keep your eye out for it and we suggest you check out Pennyful.in for updates.  


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