The Xiaomi Mi 4 aces our battery life benchmark, will last you for two days

The Xiaomi Mi 4 aces our battery life benchmark, will last you for two days
We're already in the process of putting together our review of Chinese superstar phone Xiaomi Mi 4, and we can now cross our mandatory battery life test off the list. 

We have some good news. The Mi 4 managed the very impressive 8 hours 32 minutes thanks to its healthy 3080 mAh embedded battery. In the real world, this score translates into two days of usage, so long as you aren't going nuts with what you put the phone through. In other words, you won't get two days of N.O.V.A. 3 gaming, but if you cycle between some browsing and texting, a call here and there, and some light gaming and music listening on your bus trip back home after work, the Mi 4 will get you there. 

So, where does this put the Mi 4? In some pretty elite company, actually, as it's only outdone by longevity champs such as the Motorola DROID Turbo, along with the Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact. Said otherwise, Xioami's Mi 4 gets an A+ on this particular test.

As for recharging time (also an important metric), the phone needed 126 minutes to go from zero to 100%. This, again, puts the Mi4 in the top quarter of our ranking – we've seen better, but we've also seen worse.

Stay tuned for our review!

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Mi 4
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3080 mAh



1. laughmi

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

Xiaomi Mi4 is impressive!

5. Lampriya

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

Imagine a 5" 1080p with 3080mAp did only 8h30 was praised as impressive. lolz Stop ur Chinese dream :)

9. RajRicardo

Posts: 495; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

At least it outdid the iPhone SICKs, comes for half the price and doesn't bend. Oh it also has 4K. Maybe iSheep will get it in 2017.

6. giri555

Posts: 111; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

yeah the iPhone clone is impressive...

13. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

You're "limited" for a reason.

14. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

And how is it an iPhone clone?

16. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

yeah clone is way too impressive than original iphone... lets advise everyone to go for better and cheaper clone instead of overly priced original iJunk

18. kristoferallen

Posts: 99; Member since: Jun 23, 2010

Check out the ZTE ZMAX. I am loving this phone! It is extremely impressive and 180 dollars at Walmart. I don't get any lag and it's stock Android. Best battery life out of any phone.

2. Cicero

Posts: 1129; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

You forget about "along with Note 4". Anyhow good results.

3. h27_Venom

Posts: 76; Member since: May 16, 2014

As i already said "The product speaks for itself.." not only battery life the product itself pretty much good..its bang for the buck...and Those who doesn't like miui..also have option for opo as long as u can get your hands on it ofcourse...!!!

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

I love this phone's design. Impressive.

7. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

They sure can become the no.1 mobile manufacturer in 5~10 years if other companies don't change the way they are today. I'm glad Xiaomi and other chinese companies are around. corporates are getting really greedy these days.

8. Adithya7184 unregistered

Impressive results

10. vuyonc

Posts: 1090; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Hip hip hooray, 2014 has been an awesome year for battery life. Thank you Sony, Samsung, HTC, Huawei, OnePlus and now Xiaomi and Meizu. LG gets an honourable mention for the 2013 G2. Fingers crossed OEMs start pushing for "3 day battery life".

11. moe123

Posts: 8; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

I am starting to question phonearena's battery tests Motorla droid turbo doesn't offer such an impressive battery life,almost every other site said the battery life isn't anything special.

17. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

impressive if it only has 3000mah, yeah many other phablet do way better with the same or lower battery capacity

12. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

IPhone, at bottom the list? Suiting based on ability.

15. CarlosAguijosa

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

When will you make the headphone output benchmark ?

19. renz4

Posts: 319; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

so they will run for two days with the phone being stress? (full screen brightness, running 3d application on infinite loop, wifi and network turned on etc)

20. Jonas_london

Posts: 26; Member since: Dec 02, 2014

Its has a great battery because its a 5 inch phone with 3000 mah.. ... Gald xiaomi is not moving to 5.5 inch or the qhd screens and its paying them dividends rather then jumping into a specs war

24. J-100

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 22, 2016

iphone 6 is a complete rip off ey. paying so many stacks when u can get so many s-phones that r just as good for half the price. In this day and age most smartphones r more than capable of handling everything that you throw at em. I got nothing against iphones other than poor battery life and ridiculously highly priced devices

21. MIG31_FoxHound

Posts: 16; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

Whatever ... MI4 is a impressive and value for money device


Posts: 55; Member since: Nov 15, 2014

merry X-Max.. make xiaomi mi4 be your xhrismas gift! come on,,

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