Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Xiaomi's MI4 looks unapologetically premium

Wait , is that a iPh...never mind , well that's the first thought anyone who isn't tech savvy will thing when they see the Xiaomi Mi4 , the Phone , presented by the Chinese OEM that gave us hit products such as the Mi-Pad , Redmi Note ,Red Rice (not the grain) ,Mi 3 and ex - Google executive - Hugo Barra has now produced a new ,premium sequel to Xiaomi's Mi series . Dubbed the Mi 4 , this is basically , the "fastest" (one of the fastest) Android phone upto now.

The phone , which looks a bit Deja-vu is actually made out of SAE 304 stainless steel ,in layman terms , this is basically a term for good steel . The steel is pressed and shaped into a unibody design so this means the 3080 mAh battery is non accessible , the phone also lacks a MicroSD card slot ,but in return , the phone offers removable/custom back panels which come in the form of Wood(Bamboo) ,linen, leather and even marble .

 The phone , although it is not given IP certification is said to be treated with a special nanocoating to make it dust and spill proof . The Phone , unlike most top models today ,has a slightly "small" JDI made  IPS display of 5.0 inches , but with the 1920x1080 resolution , the phone will surely be a eye-catcher as it has all the pixels (441ppi to be exact )   it needs . At its core , the phone packs a Qualcomm MSM8974AC chipset (Snapdragon 801)clocked to 2.5Ghz with Adreno 330 Graphics . The phone has 3GB of RAM and 16/64GB of internal storage(not expandable) . The phone features 4G LTE connectivity ,NFC,Wifi 802.11 A/b/g/n/AC as well as USB OTG . The cameras on the phone are also exceptionally brilliant . The rear has a 13MP sensor with HDR, 4K recording , and a  dual-LED flash. The front of the phone features a 8MP sensor with Sony's stacked sensor technology . The phone ,like most Xiaomi products come with MIUI onboard , but if you wan't you can add Google Play ,or root and reflash to a good Android ROM , but considering that this has Android 4.4.3 out of the box , you might wan't to wait to see how Xiaomi cooks up their next version of Android . The phone , like the highly successful Mi 3 ,will be sold at low prices with the base 16GB model costing $320 and the 64GB version costing $400 .

Written By Rakitha for MasHD

Source/via - Engadget

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