The Chinese company Xiaomi always surprised the world by introducing premium featured smartphones at very low cost. They always tried to satisfy their customers with smartphones that has top most features like any other high branded smartphones. The same happened when Hugo Barra and Xiaomi launched their new device at New Delhi. They revealed a handset which has much more premium features that makes it to compete with high end Apple iPhone 6. Another attracting feature they highlighted is that when Apple iPhone costs above $500, Xiaomi Mi4i costs only $200.
Comparing the features of Xiaomi Mi4i with the earlier model, the new one seems to be an update of older one. The handset is lighter and thinner than its predecessor. The new handset has a weight of 130 grams and a thickness of 7.8mm. But on comparing the thickness with iPhone 6, this is slightly more. But coming to the features Xiaomi Mi4i seems to beat iPhone 6.
Features that make Xiaomi Mi4i above iPhone 6
The primary thing a smartphone need is power. With a battery of 3120 mAh, Xiaomi Mi4i promises their users a longer time of functioning with a single charging. This is 25% more than when compared with non-removable in Galaxy S6 or iPhone 6.
When display is concerned, Xiaomi comes out with a superior display of 5 inches coupled with 1080 pixel resolution. This in a way results in delivering higher pixel density of 440 ppi, which is more than iPhone’s 326ppi. Mi4i also promises higher ratio between screen and the body. This is the area where most of the smartphone manufacturers used to boasts about but in practice they won’t make it.
Processor and other features
Octa Core Snapdragon 615 powers the new Xiaomi Mi4i. It has got a rear CMOS camera with 13 Megapixel capacity providing a better image capturing experience to its users. The handset also has a front camera with 5MP with f/1.8 capacity that favours the selfie lovers. When the interface is compared, it has got newest MIUI which out passes the present Android 5.0. With all these state of art features, the handset costs just $200, is expected to attract more customers from all around the world.
But if you really want to get a piece of Xiaomi’s new handset you will have to explore on websites like AliExpress and so on. It seems that the new handset is expected to launch in the web stores in US initially. Since the company started releasing Xiaomi handsets, this will be for the first time that they launch a model outside China. The company already poses a threat to premium smartphone manufacturers. They tend to enhance the threat with the launch of new handsets in their thrust markets initially. Anyway the lovers of Xiaomi even in China have to wait a little bit more to grab their Mi4i.