Asian sophistication: Xiaomi Mi 4i vs Asus Zenfone 2 vs Meizu M1 Note specs comparison

Asian sophistication: Xiaomi Mi 4i vs Asus Zenfone 2 vs Meizu M1 Note specs comparison
Xiaomi took its strategy of launching great phones at cost to the extreme today, announcing the $200 Mi4i with a 5" 1080p dusplay, 64-bit Snapdragon, 13 MP camera, and a 3100 Li-Pol battery to boot. On top of that, the phone will be available as soon as next week with Android 5.0 Lollipop, and the latest MIUI 6 onboard, when it pops up for a flash sale at the grand Indian e-tailer Flipkart.

Even at this price-to-value ratio, the Mi 4i is not the only game in town, as Asus and Meizu outed great offerings before it, too. The Zenfone 2, for instance, which has two variations - with a 5" and a 5.5" display - offers similar specs for a similar price, and so does Meizu M1 Note, as you can see from the specs comparison table below. None of those two offer exactly the package that Xiaomi is touting, though, namely a thin and compact phone with a 5" 1080p display.

Other than that, the offerings seem pretty similar, at least on paper - they all sport 64-bit chipsets, with the MediaTek on the Meizu, and the Atom on the Asus tailored more for performance, while the Snapdragon in the Xiaomi Mi 4i oriented towards media consumption. There are 2 GB of RAM in the Xiaomi and the Meizu, while Asus offers a version of the Zenfone 2 with the whopping 4 GB of RAM, but it will cost you about $400, or almost twice the other two. When it comes to the rest of the specs, the phones are also pretty similar, with their 13 MP rear cameras and 5 MP selfie shooters, as well as batteries that peg or slightly cross the 3000 mAh barrier.

Thus, given that Xiaomi is also the more popular manufacturer, it's not hard to fathom why, if you are looking for a more manageable handset, the sales success might be on Xiaomi's side. In any case, what one can get for about $200 without subsidies these days, is pretty amazing, isn't it?

Display

Size

5.5 inches
5.5 inches
5.0 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
 
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

70.35 %
73.64 %
71.67 %

Peak brightness

 
450 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Intel Atom Z3580
MediaTek MT6752
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 8939

Processor

Quad-core, 2300 MHz, 64-bit
Octa-core, 1700 MHz, 64-bit
Octa-core, 1700 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU

PowerVR G6430
Mali-T760 MP2
Adreno 405

RAM

4GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

64GB
32GB
32GB

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop), ASUS Zen UI
Android
Android (5.0 Lollipop), Xiaomi MI UI

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
3140 mAh
3120 mAh

Charging

Fast charging
 
 

Music playback

 
60.00 hours
 

Video playback

 
15.00 hours
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 MP (Autofocus)
13 MP (Autofocus)
13 MP (Autofocus)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0
Aperture size: F2.2; Sensor size: 1/3.06"
Aperture size: F2.0

Video recording

Yes
Yes
Yes

Features

Video calling
 
 

Front

5 MP
5 MP
5 MP

Design

Dimensions

6.00 x 3.04 x 0.43 inches (152.5 x 77.2 x 10.9 mm)
5.93 x 2.96 x 0.35 inches (150.7 x 75.2 x 8.9 mm)
5.44 x 2.74 x 0.31 inches (138.1 x 69.6 x 7.8 mm)

Weight

6.00 oz (170.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.11 oz (145.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
4.59 oz (130.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)

Materials

 
 
Back: Plastic

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 
Touch sensitive control keys
See the full Asus ZenFone 2 vs Meizu m1 note vs Xiaomi Mi 4i specs comparison or compare them to other phones using our Specs Comparison tool.

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Mi 4i
  • Display 5.0 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 3120 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop Xiaomi MI UI
ZenFone 2

PhoneArena Score:

8.3

User Score:

8.7
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow ASUS Zen UI
  • Display 5.5 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Intel Atom 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
m1 note
  • OS Android
  • Display 5.5 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware MediaTek 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 3140 mAh

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