Xiaomi Mi 4c flagship smartphone was announced recently in China. It is basically an updated variant of the Mi 4i that was launched in India back in April. Lets find out the top reasons to buy Xiaomi Mi 4c. It is an unlocked device which can be used worldwide.
Top reasons to buy Xiaomi Mi 4c
Display & Build Quality : The Mi 4c packs in a compact display that was also found on the Mi 4i. It features a 5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) fully laminated OGS Sharp/AUO/LG IPS display. It packs in a pixel density of 441 ppi. The display comes with 178-degree wide-viewing angle and NTSC 95% ultra-high colour gamut. The phone also comes with sunlight display technology which improves screen readability using hardware-level technology to adjust contrast for each pixel in real-time.
It might not rock a metal body like most flagship devices but has a solid build quality with premium finish. The Mi 4c comes with a unibody design made out of polycarbonate which is 7.8 mm thick and weighs 132 grams.
Camera : One of the killer feature in Mi 4c are both its rear and selfie cameras. They give other flagship cameras (double its price) a run for their money. The Mi 4c has a 13 megapixel rear camera with dual two-tone LED flash, Sony IMX258 or Samsung S5K3M2 ISOCELL sensor. It has f/2.0 aperture and five-element lens. It also has the capability to record 1080p videos and 120 fps slo-mo video. It may only be able to capture 1080p videos officially, but with an unofficial tweak, users can record crispy 4K videos, since the hardware is capable of doing so. On the front, it has a 5 megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture and 85-degree wide-angle lens for selfies and video calling.
Performance : The Mi 4i initially had some major performance issues due to over heating of the Snapdragon 615 SoC but Xiaomi has tackled the same by putting in a better processor on board. The smartphone is powered by a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 (ARM A53 – 1.44 GHz x 4 + ARM A57 – 1.8 GHz x 2) 64-bit processor along with Adreno 418 GPU. It comes with 2GB of RAM and 16 GB internal storage or 3 GB of RAM with 32 GB of internal storage but does not have any option for expandable memory via microSD card.
Software : If you do not want to use the same old Android OS and are looking forward to iOS-esque styled OS in an Android device, then a Xiaomi smartphone is made for you. It runs MIUI 6 based on Android 5.0 Lollipop OS out of the box and will get MIUI 7 update soon.
Connectivity & Battery : The future is USB Type-C and the Mi 4c has it on board. As we have seen in the last couple of months, starting from the OnePlus 2 to the latest Nexus devices, all of them are embracing the latest USB Type-C port and unlike the OnePlus 2, Xiaomi is offering Quick charging as well. It has the usual 4G LTE (Dual SIM), WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (2.5 & 5 GHz + MIMO), Bluetooth 4.1, GPS and USB OTG.
The Xiaomi Mi 4c packs in a 3,080 mAh non-removable battery under the hood and it supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0. The Mi 4i had good battery life and Mi 4c promises the same (up to 1.5 days with moderate usage).
Pricing : In China, it has been priced at 1299 CNY (US $204 / INR Rs 13,420 approximately) for the 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM variant and 1499 CNY (US $235 / INR Rs 15,485 approximately) for the 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM model. The smartphone is not sold officially outside of China but if you still want to buy one, you can always do that, since we live in the 21st century and there are third-party resellers selling the smartphone globally with free shipping.
The unlocked Xiaomi Mi 4c with 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM is priced at US $243.38 that comes in White and Black color variant. The 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM Mi 4c has been priced at US $289.69 and it also comes in Black and White color variant. These devices can now be pre-ordered worldwide from Everbuying and they start shipping from October 30, 2015.
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