Xiaomi MI4 Overseas Edition smartphone First Impressions & Quick Review

Posted in Apr 19, 2016 in Reviews, no comment

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The Mi4 is built around a metal frame, with Corning glass at the front and a replaceable, scratch-proof back cover. It measures 139.2 x 68.5 x 8.9mm, but the curved sides make it look a bit thinner. It sports a 3080mAh battery (non-removable) and some pretty amazing camera optics. We’ve come to expect exquisite build quality from Xiaomi, and the Mi4 Overseas Edition does not disappoint. It looks and feels like a proper Mi4 flagship, nothing has changed on the outside. The Qualcomm chip is backed by a generous 3GB of RAM, and a nice all-round spec in general. Bottom line: If you don’t need 4G connectivity, the Xiaomi Mi4W offers exceptional value for money, and we can’t think of any other device that can come close in terms of performance and value. Here you’ll find the unboxing of this amazing smartphone.

Next, watch the first impressions and the experience on Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 firmware.
Firmware tested: MIUI 7.3 by xiaomi.eu v6.4.14 beta based on Android Marshmallow 6.0.1
Build number: MMB29M
Baseband version: MPSS.DI.4.0-63D722F
Kernel version: 3.4.0-g0c665cd-00561-g8238df2
Android security patch level: 2016-04-01
It is very nice to see that an amazing smartphone like this gets weekly OTA firmware updates, that tells a lot about Xiaomi community care for its customers. First, the phone came with firmware MIUI stable based on Android KitKat 4.4.4
Root: Firmware is not rooted.

Available features: Radio FM, WiFi, WiFi Hotspot, Tethering, Bluetooth 4.0,  A-GPS, GPS, Beidou, Glonass, Microphone, Camera Flash, USB Host, OTA Sync, Scheduled Power On & Off, Printing, Mi Drop, Mi Mover, Infrared remote controller module, .
Sensors available on device: Accelerometer, Magnetic, Gyroscope, Proximity, Light, Pressure, Gravity, Linear Acceleration, Rotation Vector, Step Counter & Orientation.
Cameras. Main camera: Sony IMX214 Exmor RS 13.1 MP with Flash LED, Autofocus, HDR & Optical image stabilization. Aperture: f/ 1.8. Selfie camera:  8 MP.
Diagonal: 5″.Type: LCD IPS JDI. Resolution: 1080 x 1920 px. Density: 441 ppi very high density.Others:Capacitive, Full Lamination Technology, Multi-touch, OGS (One Glass Solution).
Capacity: 3080 mAh. Type: Non-removable Li-Polymer.

Real Life Benchmark & Tests
In Antutu Benchmark 6.1.3 Xiaomi MI4 Overseas Edition achieves a great score, about  49.361 points. In Antutu Video Tester 3.0 Xiaomi MI4 Overseas Edition scores 795 points, a good score in this test ranking. It played smoothly almost all video file types; this firmware version fully supports 17 video & audio format files, it partially supports 1 video & audio format file and doesn’t manage to play 12 files.

Wifi Internet speed tested gets also decent values: about 25 Mbps in download and the upload speed was about 25 Mbps. 3G Data Mobile speed was about 1,26 Mbps in download and about 1,74 Mbps in upload (indoor).

Xiaomi MI4 is probably one of the best smartphones out there for about than $200, and the support from Xiaomi Community is incredible, I really like it.

Photo gallery full album here.


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