Xiaomi Mi 4i: 6 power points
The new Xiaomi Mi 4i is a refreshed gadget and has been fostered to sport advanced technologies. The smartphone is priced at Rs 12,999 and will go on sale on May 7 - registration is open from April 30 to May 6 midnight. Check out the USPs:
Xiaomi Mi 4i puts to display, a 5-inch JDI/Sharp display with full high-definition resolution. It possesses saturation of about 95 percent of colors from NTSC gamut. Full lamination technology causes vibrancy and great contrast levels. Protection of the display is accounted by Corning OGS glass. Pixel density sported here is 441 pixels per inch. The unique selling feature of this display is 'sunlight display technology' that makes use of a hardware-level mechanism to configure contrast level for every pixel in real time. This leads to enhanced readability even under direct sunlight. With 178 degrees of viewing angle you can view the screen from almost any practical angle.
Clocking in at 1.7GHz, built-in 64-bit architecture and joined by eight cores, the 2nd gen Snapdragon 615 CPU coupled with 2GB LPDDR3 RAM and Adreno 405 GPU works amazingly well. Eight cores are bifurcated in two parts of four, one clocking at 1.7GHz another at 1.1GHz power saving mode. This system is ideal for any kind of applications and consequent multitasking. With OpenGL ES 3.0 support and above-mentioned graphics card, 3D gaming experience has been refreshed. Coming to storage media, there is 16GB eMMC flash internal space but there is no provision for expanding the external storage via microSD card.
Xiaomi Mi 4i is adorned at the back with a camera comprising a 13MP Samsung/Sony sensor and an f/2.0 aperture lens. Next to the 80 degree wide-angle, five-element lens sits a two-tone flash. The camera has been designed to adapt to numerous light conditions automatically and provides images with creative background defocus. The two-tone flash proves to be a big help when light is low by assessing temperature of color in the given space and emulating natural light. At the front side there is a 5MP camera that is backed by Beautify tool. This in-built app provides 36 smart profiles to give back all-natural looking glow. You can also avail manual control, HDR (in real time) and torch features.
Dual-SIM, dual-standby, 4G LTE support for up to 16 bands, you will never lose network again. Keep one SIM for business and professional matters and another for friends and family. The dual-SIM support has its own intelligence at work; Xiaomi has provided it with detailed network settings for every card. The Wi-Fi 802.11ac and a/b/g/n features run 3 times faster Internet than that of previous devices. 5GHz Wi-Fi Direct + Display and 2.4GHz dual-band establish stable and steady connectivity every time and this allows downloading heavy files and watching high-definition videos, pretty easy. Besides this, Bluetooth 4.1 with Low Energy technology consumes less power than Bluetooth 4.0 while providing faster transfer rate.
Xiaomi Mi 4i is provided with a Li-ion 3,120mAh battery that is capable of running all day without power loss interruptions. This Samsung/Sony/ATL 4.4V Li-ion battery has been designed to keep up with the stunning display by using a 700Wh/L polymer cell technology. Mi 4i has been redesigned to save every portion of given space to allow a super slim display and dual-side printed board circuitry. The 7.8mm thin frame can be charged quickly with all new 'Quick Charge' feature that results into 40 percent charge within an hour of charging.
Mi 4i's finely textured unibody design with matte rear finish has been developed to feel great in hand. The cover at the back curves across seamlessly to catch up with the display. The phone comes with an anti-grease coating to it and can be availed in five color options. Now you needn't apply life hack for enhancing your smartphone's audio by putting it in a glass. The smart PA feature of Mi 4i enhances sound playback quality while keeping the speakers from damaging when you turn them to full volume. Coming to operating system, with base of Android Lollipop and top layer of MiUi which can be customized heavily, you can achieve great productivity out of the tweaked operating system.
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