Back in April, Xiaomi released the Mi4i in India. Meant to be strictly exclusive for the country, the phone has been flying off the shelves. Now, a third-party Hong Kong phone vendor has them in stock, allowing them to be sold globally.
The name of the vendor is Uniqbe. They do reviews and sell a variety of devices. While you might have to adjust some of the prices, they’re pretty reasonable. You name it, they’ll have it.
So let’s get down to the specs of the Mi 4i. It includes a 5 inch screen with 1080p. It has a Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor and 2 gigabytes of RAM. While there isn’t a MicroSD card slot, the phone does have 16 gigabytes of internal storage and a 13 megapixel camera. The phone also costs roughly $200 (in India), and prices can sore as high as $300 if you order it on Uniqbe.
According to the website India Today, prices will vary. Why? It all depends on where the customer is. The author notes that, “The gross payable amount will depend on the market from where the users will order it. For instance, if the device costs $200 in one of the markets, the total amount, including the shipping costs, can go up to $300.”
The phone has had a couple of problems. In May, the Mi 4i received an update to solve an overheating issue. Named the V220.127.116.11 LXIMICD, the file was about 804 megabytes. According to the website, Phone Arena, they noted that update allowed the phone, “to adjust the thermal control algorithm so that the phone can be more comfortably held in one’s hand.
Before Uniqbe, there were concerns that Xiaomi would pass over selling their devices in the US. This happened with the Mi 5, and luckily Uniqbe has stepped in to make sure consumers around the world can use Xiaomi’s devices.
With the hardware this phone is packing, it’s great for customers who are on budgets. What are your thoughts concerning Xiaomi’s Mi 4i?