Xiaomi Mi 4 vs Mi 4i: Sibling Smartphone Rivalry
So let’s take a quick gander at the hardware specifications to ascertain which one has the edge over the other:
|Device||Xiaomi Mi 4||Xiaomi Mi 4i|
|Display||5-inch 1080p||5-inch 1080p|
|Weight||149 grams||130 grams|
|Processor||Quad core 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801||Octa core Snapdragon 615 (1.7 GHz + 1.0 GHz CPU cores)|
|Camera||13MP rear, 8MP front||13MP rear, 5MP front|
|Storage||16/64GB (non-expandable)||16GB (non-expandable)|
|OS||Android 4.4.3 KitKat||Android 5.0.2 Lollipop|
|Battery||3,080 mAh||3,120 mAh|
|Connectivity||4G LTE||4G LTE|
|Price||Rs. 14,999||Rs. 12,999|
As you can see, the only distinguishing factor between the two devices is the better front facing camera on the Mi 4 and the processor. While the Mi 4i has an octa-core processor, it’s not as powerful as the Snapdragon 801 on the Mi 4, so it’s no real contest. In conclusion, if you have an extra Rs. 2,000 to spare, it makes sense to go for the Mi 4 considering the features it brings to the table.
Flipkart currently has a Rs. 5,000 discount offer with the exchange of an old (usable) device. So you can get the Mi 4 for as low as Rs. 9,999 under this offer, while the 64GB variant can be yours for Rs 14,999.
The Mi 4i and the Mi 4 can be bought only from Flipkart or Mi.com, although it will be available through other retailers fairly soon. You’ll have to register yourselves to stand chance to buy the Mi 4i, however, Mi 4 is available across online as well as offline channels across the country.