Xiaomi Mi 4 design story: the making of

Xiaomi has just taken the cover off its brand new Mi 4, the new flagship smartphone that brings the top-of-the-line Snapdragon 801 system chip at an extremely affordable price point of around half the price of other flagships.

However, the Xiaomi Mi 4 is not just another powerful Android smartphone - it actually takes design seriously and introduces a meticulously crafted metal frame with chamfered edges that takes a page from the style book of the best.

How did a Chinese company achieve something of such high quality, despite all the stereotyping and prejudices? To better understand how the looks of the Xiaomi Mi 4 came to be, Xiaomi details the design process, saying it takes 40 processes and 193 steps to make the stainless steel frame of the Mi 4.

To join the sophisticated journey of what seems like a simple piece of steel, and to understand how it fits in the Xiaomi Mi 4 vision right below, take a look.

source: Xiaomi



1. sriuslywtf

Posts: 297; Member since: Jul 09, 2013


5. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

seems to be a high quality... thank you Xiomi, we dont have to pay high price for high quality... sorry apple, you are not the only option

6. rantao333

Posts: 346; Member since: May 21, 2013

being as galaxy s5 user, im jealous mi4 for that premium materila inside their phone and sell fraction of my s5 cost. im regret..

7. Busyboy unregistered

Well, the S5 does have a better display and camera. Plus there's like a million cases for it, while this has much less than the Z2, which only has a little lol

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

360p ?!

3. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

No micro sd slot? Btw what does 15th picture mean? Back cover or replaceable back?

4. androidrocks

Posts: 63; Member since: Apr 14, 2012

Its good to see Chinese OEMs stepping up their game in terms of design. Hope they won't run into production issues like HTC did with One M7

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