Here's how the Xiaomi Mi 4i is being tested before launch

Here's how the Xiaomi Mi 4i is being tested before launch
Xiaomi today announced the Mi 4i, a new smartphone that offers more features than devices in its price category usually do. The Mi 4i will be available starting May for around $200, unlocked, first in India and then in other Asian markets.

Xiaomi is obviously proud of the Mi 4i, so it released a video that shows how the handset is tested before being launched. The video includes drop tests, a pressure test, a vibration test, and even a thermal shock test. What's more, it seems that, while the Mi 4i is not water-resistant, it may be able to withstand a few splashes from time to time.

Another thing that Xiaomi is showing is an "anti-grease coating test". The Mi 4i's rear cover is treated with an anti-grease coating that's effective not just against fingerprints, but also against marker pens, for example (meaning that you can erase the ink). As a bonus, you can watch a video showing how the Sunlight Display of the Mi 4i works, plus another video presenting the device's automatic assembly line.

As reported earlier today, the highlight features of the Xiaomi Mi 4i include Android Lollipop customized with MIUI 6 UI, a 5-inch 1080p screen, a 13 MP rear camera, an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, and 2 GB of RAM.

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Mi 4i
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, Octa-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 3120 mAh



1. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Pretty cool videos.

2. waddup121 unregistered

$200 unlocked? oooh baby!

3. SamJasper

Posts: 12; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Look like a tough phone from Chinese manufacturer

4. irbaaz

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

At this price one can get nexus 4 16GB here . So what you will prefer.

5. Sovat_fc

Posts: 224; Member since: Aug 30, 2014

I prefer the one with pre-installed Lollipop!

6. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

1 thing I hate about miui is the multitasking. Its awful. When you re-open the apps most of the time they don't start where you left them and I hate that. No matter its 2gb ram (out of that around 500mb would be free) still it won't be as good as htc's multitasking (as I'm used to sense). One has to install cm ROM to get full use of this.

7. karXes

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 24, 2015

gotta give them credit!, they made it as close as iOS!

8. seven7dust unregistered

Credit ??? anyone can imitate nothing great about that !!!

9. Tooluka

Posts: 66; Member since: Nov 27, 2014

It's not MIUI thing, it's Android scheduler, can't do much about that, same as in iOS. You can lock apps to be in running state all the time by dragging their icon down on running apps screen, they'll have lock icon on them to indicate this state.

10. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

I wanna have a blue one :P

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