With passing time flagship models of various companies have become more accessible apart from companies like Apple. Most of the high end Android based smartphones are now available for a good price and the smartphone revolution has really made it easier for people to get a high end smartphone for a suitable price. Xiaomi is one such companies which is known for its value for money handsets. The flagship model of the MI series MI 4 was launched yesterday in India. Mi 4 was launched in India by Hugo Barra. A lot of facts an information about Xiaomi as well the MIUI were presented and we would like to tell some of them to you now! There are around 25k people on media fan forum of Xiaomi. India specific themes for MIUI were launched keeping in mind the Indian customers e.g. Rajnikanth based theme for MIUI. 100 Exclusive service centres by 2015 is Xiaomi’s target. And exclusive service centres expected to go up from 5 to 100+. Also a 20000 sq ft office is coming up soon in Bangalore.
MIUI was released firstly in August 2010. The MIUI has 85 million plus users in the world right now and it’s one of the most popular ROMs around the world. Also an average Xiaomi user spends 7% more time in apps compared to iPhone user.
MIUI 6 is now coming to India. Beta tests have been running since a long time and many users are expected to get the various updates soon!
The MI 4 has a quite remarkable design process as well as a really superb metallic body, the making of the phone and the journey of a piece of steel can be seen in the video given below.
Journey of a piece of steel :
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Xiaomi MI 4 specs overview
On 16 Aug 2011, the first MI phone was launched. One of the MI 3 variants was the world’s first Tegra 4 mobile.
The MI 4 has a fully metal forged body, the sides are fingerprint proof, sand blasted and smooth as silk sides. The chamfer is metallic and glossy. 2.63 mm is the bezel distance and 0.05 mm is the distance between the metal frame and glass at the edge of the handset. Extensive use of automation was done in order to build this handset. Us $300 million has been spent on r&d. The phone weighs only 149 gms. It has a 3 GB LPDDR3 RAM which is one of the fastest available. It has the Snapdragon 801 chip set which can be found on many flagships like the One plus one and the erstwhile Nexus. The phone has a 3080 mah li-ion polymer battery which will last you 1.5 days on full charge and even more if you use the phone mildly without heavy gaming and extensive surfing. The phone offers 280 hours of standby time. It also employs fast charging which takes 2.5 hours for a full charge and this feature is powered by the Qualcomm quick charge 2.0 standard.
Display of the MI 4:
The phone has a 16 GB EMMC 5.0 flash memory and a 5 inch IPS 1080p display giving a 441 PPI full HD display. The phone has a corning one glass solution for screen. The glass and touch panel are single piece and not two components which makes you feel like as if you are directly touching the pixels. 0.55 mm is the overall thickness of the display which is scratch resistant as well as shatter resistant.
The Xiaomi MI 4 has a highly sensitive touch screen which works even with wet hands and gloves. (Glove mode). It has a 1000:1 contrast ratio for display and up to 95% NTSC color reproduction which gives an overall really good colour saturation.
Camera on Xiaomi MI 4:
The phone has a primary camera which is 13 MP with f1.8 aperture and the front one i.e. the secondary camera is 8 MP with f1.8 aperture which is really impressive mega pixel count for a secondary camera. 13 Mp camera with Sony imx214 stacked CMOS. Rear 6p lens. It has High dynamic range intelligent built in flash (chroma flash). The front camera is a 80° wide angle front camera for awesome selfies and it has a Face beautification feature enabled by default for selfies set at a preset of medium beautification.
It has an auto focus time of 0.3 seconds and the autofocus supports object tracking! The primary camera supports 4k HD video recording, real time HDR, skin smoothing, AF object tracking as well as High dynamic flash. It has Dynamic contrast pixel adjustment which renders extreme contrast changes in the pictures in a well lit manner.
You can also use the MI 4 as a universal remote as it has an infrared sensor. It is a single sim 3g device and the main competition this device has from it’s range is from the One plus one. Whether you choose the one plus one or the Xiaomi MI 4 it all boils down to which custom OS based on Android you like more CyanogenMod or MIUI. For the time being our hand is in favour of MIUI, your choice can make it easy for you to select one of these two awesome devices in the 20k range!
The price on Flipkart is of INR 19,999 for 16 GB model and it can be bought via registering for the flash sales Xiaomi conducts on Flipkart, we have three priority passes to give away for the upcoming sale on 10th of February, if you are interested then do drop a comment below and we will surely help you. Hurry offer valid till priority passes last!
Check out our gallery for the Xiaomi MI 4!
Here’s our hands on preview of Xiaomi MI 4 video, scroll down a bit more!
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