Xiaomi Mi 4 User Reviews
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Everyday usage9.5/10UI speed9.5/10Camera8.5/10Multimedia9/10Internet9.3/10Call quality9.2/10Battery9.2/10Reception9.3/10Display8.5/10Build quality9.3/10Text input9.2/10
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posted on 27 Oct 2015, 01:42 (Posts: 106; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)
The best, if you can digest a Chinese Maker
preetmalhotra has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
There is only one word, BEST!
Why, because there is no benefit of excellent SoCs or features if your smartphone cannot survive for long. This phone has all you need!
The only potent rival is iPhone 6 because other Android skins lag too much and previous iPhones were way too small, and 6S series has force touch.
Rating 10, because the phone itself is so amazing, mentioning cons are not much of an issue.Build quality 9/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- One of the best overall smartphone packages(features, reliability, performance)
- Fast Charging. (2% in 1 minute, under some restrictions)
- Excellent 13mp 2160p rear camera
- Great 8mp 1080p front camera
- MIUI is definitely a bridge between Android and iOS
- Display boost (Automatic Contrast) can boost brightness of darker areas to some extent in sunlight
- Most well-built 'value for money' device
- No SD slot forces you to buy 64 GB version if 16 isn't enough
- No headphones out of the box, and MI earphones aren't worth
- Sunlight reflectivity
- Lacks NFC
- Lacks fingerprint sensor.
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posted on 19 Apr 2015, 16:36 (Posts: 50; Member since: 27 Nov 2014)
Recommended android phone in 140x70 class
Tooluka has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Good screen, almost 100% sRGB coverage, sligtly higher red and green. Primitive tuning of gamma (3 fixed values only).
High screen to body ratio.
Good battery and battery life.
Good button ergonomics, small screen mode available.
Very functional and pretty UI. Some non-english services are in the phone firmware.
Easy root - in dev. firmware by default. Dual partition design for easy firmware revert.
Lots of storage in64Gb version. Sightly slower storage than newest Samsung UFS implementation but way faster than any class 10 microsd card.
Average sound pipeline (expecially inferior compared to bigger brothers with Sabre DAC and TI amp).
Some users report bad (quiet) mic or phone dynamic. No such issues on my phone yet.
Lots of models with different radios, hard to discern them. As a short guideline, in "about phone - model name" you should see either Mi 4W (3G WCDMA, no LTE) or Mi 4LTE-CU (3G WCDMA, 4G FDD-LTE - band1, band3).
Do not buy Mi 4LTE-CMCC and any other models, 3G and 4G in it will work only in China.Build quality 9/10Reception 9/10Call quality 8/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 8/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 9/10Display 9/10Battery 9/10
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posted on 09 Jun 2015, 02:59 (Posts: 0; Member since: 09 Jun 2015)
Xiaomi Mi4 : The big disappointment
massala has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Phone with good build quality, Sreen with Yellow tint, little brightness and little contrast,
Phone with good build quality, Sreen with Yellow tint, little brightness and little contrast
Phone with good build quality, Sreen with Yellow tint, little brightness and little contrastBuild quality 9/10Reception 8/10Call quality 7/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 7/10Camera 6/10UI speed 7/10Everyday usage 7/10Text input 7/10Display 3/10Battery 8/10
- Build quality
- Ui speed
- Display with Yellow tint, little brightness and little contrast
- poor sound
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posted on 06 May 2015, 20:08 (Posts: 0; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Great price, great performance
boleslawwolowik has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
After 6 months of using it I have to say that it is so far the best phone I've every had. Bought it for around 330 euro. Sill 6 months after can't find anything better than Xiaomi Mi4. The camera could be a bit better and SD slot would be a great thing to have.Build quality 9/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 8/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 9/10
- Price (all things considered) !
- Big battery
- Processor & GPU
- Display (top notch)
- Built quality (apart from back cover)
- Call recording by default!
- MIUI (great iOS-like Android mod)
- SD cards not supported
- Plastic back cover
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posted on 28 Mar 2015, 08:59 (Posts: 0; Member since: 28 Mar 2015)
patrykt has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Perfect build, MIUIv6 not worsed than TouchWIZ. 4G works on Band3. Battery last over one day under heavy use, Google Play preinstalled. Can't wait for Win10 ROM that was just recently announced. A lot of accessories is available on ebay or xiaomiforsale.comBuild quality 10/10Reception 9/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 9/10Display 9/10Battery 9/10
- Brilliant built
- Multiple ROMs avaialble
- Call Quality
- Lack of external storage
- 4G signal reception worse than on Note 3
- Difficult to take off back cover
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posted on 05 Aug 2014, 13:59 (Posts: 5; Member since: 08 Aug 2013)
Xiaomi Mi 4
mohi315 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
just awesome,this Handset is 1000 time better then i phone or samsung glaxy s5 or Note 3,its build quality is awesome.if need a alternative ,, lg g3 is the good alternative but they are prity much sameBuild quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- High-resolution display
- High pixel densitiy screen, over 400ppi
- Fast mobile data support (4G)
- Extremely High Speed Processor
- High-resolution camera
- Lots of RAM 3GB
- No card slot
- Led flash
- Some China Language apps
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