Want to see what's inside the Xiaomi Mi 4? Take a sneak peek here

Several days ago, we witnessed the unveiling of Xiaomi's latest and, allegedly, most powerful smartphone in the world at the moment, the Xiaomi Mi 4. These words might indeed hold water, as the device packs top-end hardware specs - a quad-core Snapdragon 801, ticking at 2.5GHz, 3GB of RAM, a large 3080mAh power bank at the back, and a 13MP rear camera with an aperture of f/1.8. All in all, both of our specs comparisons showed that the device is pretty much on par with most of the popular flagships devices out there, if not better. 

As the whole shebang comes with a pretty adequate and affordable price tag (around $320 for the 16GB model and roughly $400 for the 64GB one in China), probably a quite large crowd of potential buyers will be eyeing it with desire over the following months, hoping that it will eventually make its way outside of China, Singapore, and the several other local markets. We are on the exact same bandwagon, too. 

Well, we don't know if or when that might happen, but just came across a disassembly of the device, which allows us to peek below back cover of the Xiaomi Mi 4, which is swappable (you can check out the available covers in the gallery at the beginning of the article). The usual suspect – iFixit – is not responsible for this teardown. Alas, this does not prevent us from carefully examining each and every bit of silicon. Check the disassembly yourselves below.

source: MIUI

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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. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

That first one's color texture in Marble Series is awesome...

2. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013


3. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Just like I said few days back give me a marble back panel and there you have it xD .gonna buy this :D

4. pubbaa

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

Lol..."work in silence , let success be your noise" statement seems to be working for many chinese brands

5. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013


6. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Love the way it looks, like an iPhone 5 and Galaxy S5 into one, plus a variety of back covers like the Moto X. They took the best of everything and put it into one. They just need to come to the US market now, but I don't think that'll be anytime soon.

9. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

But looks much better than both right. I liked it very much.

7. dimas

Posts: 3339; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Why do PA writers keep saying 32gb for the $400 model? This is the second time I saw this error. Xiaomi confirmed that there will be only 16 and 64gb variants.

8. PeterK.

Posts: 314; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

Oops, thanks, fixed.

10. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

Darn. the marble series LOOKS VERY BEAUTIFUL. I really want it.

11. andynaija

Posts: 1255; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

I just hope this phone comes to the US market with compatible T-Mobile LTE bands because, I WILL BUY. Hopefully there won't be any INVITE SYSTEM! *secretly aimed at Oneplus*

12. g2a5b0e unregistered

"*secretly aimed at Oneplus*" What was secret about that? I highly doubt anyone was confused as to what you were referring to.

13. andynaija

Posts: 1255; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Lol true, true.

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