This phone was Xiaomi’s flagship for 2014, and now features the latest version of Xiaomi’s fork of Android, MIUI 6.
The Mi 4 also has a 13-megapixel rear camera for real-time HDR photos and 4K video recording, as well as an 8-megapixel front camera.
The display features a 5-inch Full HD screen and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass.
While the Mi 4 does include impressive specs and a sturdy metal frame, it’s let down by its measly 16GB storage and a lack of 4G LTE support.
That’s not a smart move for Xiaomi in the new year, especially since consumers in India now have a range of 4G phones to choose from, including the OnePlus One at a similar price (and 64GB of space), and the Lenovo A6000 at $115 (Rs. 7,000).
One way the Mi 4 can win over customers is with MIUI 6. Built on Android KitKat, the latest version of Xiaomi’s OS features a fresh look across core apps, a visual caller ID and IVR system, more options to customize the home screen and lock screen notifications.
The Mi 4 will be available online through Flipkart on 10 Feb for $325 (Rs. 20,000); shoppers can register from 6PM IST today on the site to be eligible to buy it then.
➤ Mi 4 [Xiaomi]
Published January 28, 2015 — 09:00 UTC