16GB Xiaomi Mi 4 on indefinite open sale in India 26th Feb onwards

It appears as though the higher-end (compared to the Redmi 1S/Redmi Note) Xiaomi Mi 4 isn’t doing too well on the Indian market, or Xiaomi just want to please buyers, for the phone (in its 16GB avatar) is now available invite free in India.

The device is priced 19,999 INR, or roughly US$325. On the other hand, competitive Chinese phone OnePlus One was just announced for 18,999 INR (US$308) to give the Mi 4 some competition. As always, the device will be available through Xiaomi’s one and only channel in India (besides Airtel stores for the Redmi Note), Flipkart.

It comes with a 5-inch 1080p display, is powered by the qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC, has 3GB of RAM, a 13 mega-pixel main camera, 8 mega-pixel front camera and a 3080mAh non-removable battery. Xiaomi also sells wooden rear covers for the device, which however haven’t appeared anywhere outside the Chinese market yet.

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You can read more about the Xiaomi Mi 4 in our review of the phone, and perhaps compare it to the more affordable yet bigger OnePlus One. With pretty much the only hardware difference being the screen size (and the lack of LTE in the Mi 4’s case), do you think the OnePlus One is an obvious choice?

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  1. Vijay Sud
    February 25, 2015

    Honeymoon over..now get back to reality… Xiaomi is losing sales in Mi4 due its stupidity in not providing a 50 cent..MicroSD card slot in Mi4….

    • MaxPower
      February 25, 2015

      It’s not stupidity, it’s business.They can’t do it because they sell cloud services. Apparently they make more money selling services rather than phones.
      Oneplus comes without SD card slot as well and they don’t sell any service.

      • February 25, 2015

        if they cant do, We cant buy (:

        • MaxPower
          February 25, 2015

          You have plenty alternatives 🙂

      • balcobomber25
        February 25, 2015

        Xiaomi is similar to Google they make very little off the actual smartphone sales. They make most of their money off the MIUI store, cloud services and advertising.

        • MaxPower
          February 25, 2015

          That’s what I said, I used the word “apparently” because being a private company they don’t public their balance

    • RRRobert
      February 25, 2015

      .. or a 64 Gb version of the FDD-LTE model Mi4. 16 Gb storage space is sooooo 2013

    • Airyl
      February 25, 2015

      Explain iPhones.

    • Akimitsui
      February 25, 2015

      There is a simple solution to this, you can just buy a MicroUSB MicroSD Card adapter for your phone. There is one on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/Leef-microSD-microUSB-Connector-Android/dp/B00J2D7R20

      If you run out of space on 64GB… then just put all your music or whatnot on that, and keep your apps and pictures on the phone. Problem solved.

      Although I kind of agree that a MicroSD card would be better… but Xiaomi’s Cloud Service is pretty awesome. They give you 1GB every month free, and basically all my pictures are stored on there so I have not run out of space (yet).

    • balcobomber25
      February 25, 2015

      “Xiaomi is losing sales in Mi4 “. Would this be the same Mi4 that continues to sell in record numbers in every country it enters?

  2. rohan
    February 26, 2015

    Good change to get paid…


  3. February 26, 2015

    I think the reason because Mi4 didn’t do so well in India is because of the Mi3. I still think at the price point mi3 is an excellent phone and I unlike many, actually liked its design over the Mi4.

  4. Bogdan Botezatu
    February 27, 2015

    Useless flagship phone with only 16 GB ROM an no expansion slot.

  5. Joe
    February 27, 2015

    when 64 gb FDD? Xiaomi losing followers