Xiaomi’s $205 Mi 4i offers a relatively big punch: 5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 615 and more


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Xiaomi has announced a new Android smartphone aimed straight at the mid-range market. It’s a $205 Xiaomi Mi 4i, and for that reasonable price tag you’re getting a pretty good set of specs that not many in its price range can boast.

Highlights of the device’s specs include a 5-inch 1080p display, Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 615 chipset, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 13 megapixel rear camera, an 5.1 megapixel front camera and a 3,120mAh battery. It’ll run Android 5.0 and MIUI 6.0, which brings your typical MIUI user experience with the added benefits of Android 5.0 Lollipop.

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The device will be sold in India to start with a price tag of just Rs. 12,999 — that’s just over $205 — and will be available in white, orange, black, pink and blue. Flipkart will have the goods for you starting April 30th if you’re interested.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Very good deal. If only I wasn’t on Verizon’s CDMA network…

    1. Lte isn’t CDMA.

      1. LTE is data, CDMA is text and talk but CDMA phones don’t require sim cards for text and talk so they’re not compatible with GSM towers (the standard for most carriers)

        1. I work with phones daily and I have verizon customers that break there phones all the time. We take there verizon contract sim and pop it in a prepaid verizon phone and they work just fine. Even voice and text

  2. This could be a worthy successor to my Moto G. Too bad it’s not likely to ever be sold stateside. Also I prefer a more stock Android. Lenovo/Motorola, are you listening? These are the specs the next Moto G needs, now that Xiaomi, Alcatel OneTouch, and Asus will all have phones roughly like this in your home price range.

  3. How hard would this be to get off Amazon (third party vendor) or eBay from an overseas seller?

    1. Based on band support it doesn’t look useful in the US.

      1. Thanks for the heads up Ben, good to know. I won’t bother looking now.

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