Xiaomi Mi4i Full Specifications


xiaomi mi4i specifications

Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra has just wrapped up the Xiaomi Mi4i launch in New Dehli, which gives us some time to reflect on the new device and the Xiaomi Mi4i full specifications.

Originally believed to be an India only exclusive, Xiaomi have revealed that other current Xiaomi markets can also expect the Xiaomi Mi4i to go on sale later this year. This means China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore as well as India can all look forward to an official Mi4i release, but the rest of us will have to go through resellers as usual.

xiaomi mi4i specifications

The Xiaomi Mi4i is basically a budget version of the Mi4, with a brightly coloured polycarbonate body, and slightly lower specifications and a more affordable price too. The plastic unibody looks like a mini version of the Mi Pad from the rear, and comes in yellow, pink, blue, white and black. Being a unibody design has meant a SIM card tray is used to access the dual SIM slot and the 3120mAh battery is a non user removable item.

Speaking of the battery, it is a Sony/Samsung cell with quick charge feature, that Xiaomi say will give you a useable battery life of 1.5days on a single charge.

xiaomi mi4i specifications

As the Mi4i is basically a budge Mi4, it is not a surprise to see a 5-inch 1920 x 1080 JDI display on the front. The OGS panel features Corning Gorilla glass for protection and a new Sunlight Display technology for better viewing on bright sunny days (especially useful for India).

Xiaomi have long stopped using Mediatek chips, and so have gone for a Snapdragon 615 chipset. This is the 2nd generation version of the Snapdragon 615 with faster and more powerful cores and should be seen as a more suitable rival to the Mediatek MT6752 chipset which has dominated the mid-range phone market. 2GB RAM and 16GB memory come as standard, but unfortunately no SD memory expansion.

With a 64bit processor it makes sense to see Xiaomi finally officially launch a devie with MIUI version 6 based on Android Lollipop. Xiaomi claim that the faster SoC and Lollipop based MIUI allow the Mi4i to reach 40,256 points in Antutu.

Camera specifications include a rear 13 mega-pixel Sony/Samsung sensor with 5 element lens, F2.0 aperture and dual LED flash. The front camera is a 5 mega-pixel, F1.8 sensor with 80 degree wide angle lens and beautification mode.

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xiaomi mi4i specifications

As mentioned above the Xiaomi Mi4i is a dual SIM phone, both SIMs offering 4G LTE. According to the Xiaomi India website supported bands include FDD-LTE B3/B7, TD-LTE B38 / B39 / B40 / B41, TD-SCDMA 1900 / 2000MHz, WCDMA 850 / 1900 / 2100MHz and GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz. The phone also boasts Bluetooth 4.1, Bluetooth HD, Dual band WIFI 2.4/5Ghz, WIFI Direct, WIFI display, GPS, GLONASS and BeiDou.

Final details of the phone include the size which is 138.1 x 69.6 x 7.9mm, and a anti-grease coating on the body to stop smudges and fingerprints.

xiaomi mi4i specifications

Pricing for the Xiaomi Mi4i in India is 12,999 INR which equals about $205. Other markets can expect a similar USD price, while those of us waiting for resellers to offer the phone should expect prices of around $250+.

Keep your eyes peeled for our first hands on impressions of the Xiaomi Mi4i which will hopefully be posted today.

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228 Comments

  1. Balaji Chandrasekaran
    April 23, 2015

    WHY no micro SD card slot ??
    this is budget smartphone ?? u should have sd card slot or give 32 GB storage !

    • mf1gt3r
      April 23, 2015

      Eggxactly. Can’t expect using this phone as a major device because you will always have to uninstall other apps to be able to instal new ones. Especially given the fact that Google services, Facebook and chrome can clock up to 100mb plus just under 10 days of usage. You will have less than 9gb to cater for pics, vids and music. Useless. Rather go for the other offerings from Elephone, Iocean, Jiayu and Ulephone.

      • Babidi
        April 23, 2015

        Yes this phone is totally useless, I never go out without my 2TB SD Cards. :p

        Come on, do you genuinely think everyone who uses a smartphones carries 40-50GBs of Music/Video/Photo with them?

        • balcobomber25
          April 23, 2015

          I have that much in photo/video with my Mi4 16GB. I use cloud storage which I find much better than an SD card. I have never been somewhere that I couldn’t access the cloud, I don’t pay anything for it and I never have to worry about losing or damaging a card.

          • MaxPower
            April 23, 2015

            While I don’t need much storage I kinda understand the point of people asking for a SD card slot.
            Data is still very pricey in some countries, you might want use the phone on a plane, cruise or in the woods while camping or hiking.
            But it’s not a everyday need so you can always get the 64Gb version of the phone or simply get a micro USB flash drive

            • mf1gt3r
              April 23, 2015

              Thanks for your foresight. Atleast we still have few individuals who aren’t narrow minded.

            • Sayan Sarkar
              April 23, 2015

              I understand your concern. Even I too would have loved a SD card slot but one good thing is that it supports USB otg so using a pendrive especially the Sandisk one which has both usb and micro usb slot on the same would be good alternative option.
              I am also concerned about the SD 615! Honestly speaking I have a lot of doubt whether it could handle a Full HD display The first generation of 615 was really a bummer! Honestly speaking a MT6732 was at pae with it!
              Even the image processor of 615 is not powerful enough too. I don’t think it would be able to use the IMX214 with f2.0 sensor to it’s full potential. Rather a MT6572 would have been a better option. What do you think?

            • mf1gt3r
              April 24, 2015

              Totally true. Wrong choice. Yet again the Qualcomm lovers won’t mind going for a low-powered more expensive chip. Maybe the sd620 will redeem Qualcomm.

            • balcobomber25
              April 24, 2015

              The Oppo R5 uses the 615 with Sony IMX 214 and takes good pictures.

            • balcobomber25
              April 23, 2015

              If I plan on being on a plane, in the country, camping or in a place where wifi isn’t available or data is expensive I simply transfer whatever files I need to the phone storage.

            • Balaji Chandrasekaran
              April 23, 2015

              Hope they launch 64 gb model soon

            • mf1gt3r
              April 23, 2015

              We still pay up to $30 for 6gb. That’s on the cheap.

            • Babidi
              April 23, 2015

              Honestly, cloud isn’t cheap where I live. But, if I wanted a phone with
              SD Card slot I would just choose to buy a phone which provides it.

              But at this price point do we have a choice? I cannot afford a Mi4 right now, so if I keep on saying, “Why no SD card slot” I don’t think Xiaomi will put a slot just for me. I would just have to accept the fact that life isn’t fair.

            • Babidi
              April 24, 2015

              Will there be a 64GB version of Mi4i? πŸ˜€

            • mf1gt3r
              April 24, 2015

              Nah. There can’t be such. Its not a flagship so Xiaomi won’t.

            • MaxPower
              April 24, 2015

              No idea,ask Hugo Barra

            • electronegative
              June 10, 2015

              I dont thinks so. If it did it would cost as much as the Mi4 (16 GB version) so no one will buy the Mi4. 16 GB. I myself is irritated by the fact of the storage but using an OTG flash drive might solve the problem of carrying videos and movies. i heard the video playback from otg was fast. No lags.

            • Babidi
              June 10, 2015

              It was released in India where a large percent of the population commutes in jam-packed buses and trains and it is very easy to lose a flash drive in such places. So, what you are saying would make sense if everyone owned a private car, but sadly India was probably not the right place to release such a phone.

        • mf1gt3r
          April 23, 2015

          No need for sarcasm. If you ain’t a power user my comments doesn’t concern you.

          • Aman
            April 23, 2015

            Power users dont need 50gb in pocket, but they know how to use 16gb as 50gb. πŸ˜›

            • Sayan Sarkar
              April 23, 2015

              SD 615 is not built for the power users! So question doesn’t arise!

            • Babidi
              April 23, 2015

              Can anyone kindly explain what is a Sony/Samsung Camera Sensor?

            • mf1gt3r
              April 24, 2015

              True.

            • mf1gt3r
              April 23, 2015

              Aman I never knew u were so intelligent. Well done. Go drink one bobo for mama caro shop.

            • Aman
              April 24, 2015

              I didnt expect you knew me. Expected one should not boast about himself as “power user”. Power user must know how to utilize the resources not how to waste 16gb.

            • mf1gt3r
              April 24, 2015

              It has nothing to do with boasting. Its simply a fact. Please keep utilizing your 16gb device and leave the 50gb wasting maniacs alone. Smh….”utilizing resources”. Well done.

            • Aman
              April 24, 2015

              I doubt proclaimed “power user” are happy even with 50gb. Power means 50gb? LOL!

            • mf1gt3r
              April 24, 2015

              Its all about having the last say and last laugh ain’t it pokenoser? Very well then. I will honor you with the privilege of having last say. Keep commenting Aman.

            • mf1gt3r
              April 24, 2015

              I think the super sayan solved the issue back then when he said sd615 wasn’t meant for power users. So my comments were basically wasted in the wrong post.

        • bbc
          April 23, 2015

          but we need atleast 16gb after os and backup

        • Earthling
          April 24, 2015

          Yes I do! I have 128GB of music/video/photos on my microSD card always with me. What makes you think that people don’t carry this much data on their phone? Where do you come from? Mars?!

          • Babidi
            April 24, 2015

            That is a very narrow way to look at the world, I don’t always assume that the person next to me will be exactly like me, which is why I am assuming anyone who is considering buying this phone doesn’t need an SD Card slot.

            If you are carrying 128 GB worth of music/video/photos, then you should also be able to afford the Mi4 or any other smartphones with SD card slot. There is no point whining about it after they have started manufacturing the device. BTW did you not notice that this phone doesn’t have a large enough battery for you to run you 128GB worth of music/videos, or do you carry 128 Power Banks with you?

            When in the history of smartphones did any manufacturer change the design of their already produced device just because a bunch of people doesn’t like the options/features?

          • mf1gt3r
            April 24, 2015

            Hehehe.

        • Ace Maguire
          April 24, 2015

          I m a graphic designer, i have 32 gig card with over 11gb of video and audio, Apps goes well over 2 gigs. And I m currently using Yureka.. majority of people would any day prefer sd card slot for convenience.. instead of 10gb useable space. this phone would have been perfect if xiaomi would have opted for 8gband sdcard slot… or Swappable Sdcard/2nd sim slot.

          • Babidi
            April 24, 2015

            I too would prefer a phones with SD card and SD615 processor.

            Can you kindly point me to a trusted site which sells any of the following phones for $205 or less: Vivo X5 Max, HTC Desire 820, Samsung Galaxy A7?

            Again, am I missing something? Why is everyone trying to get more by paying less?

            • Ace Maguire
              April 24, 2015

              ur comparing Mi4i quality Vivo X5 max, Htc and samsung? not very bright, its better to compare to the likes of alcatel Idol X+, Lenovo A7000, zenfone 2, micromax canvas nitro, Yu Yureka, xiaomi own red note, meizu m1/note, Jiayu S3, Umi Zero and soon to be launched elephone 7000

            • Babidi
              April 24, 2015

              I should have been more clear. I was saying that I am more than happy to get a phone using SD615 for $205. I would have purchased any of the other phones I mentioned, if they would have decreased their price. πŸ™‚

          • mf1gt3r
            April 24, 2015

            Tell them please. Their narrow mindedness is appalling.

            • Guest
              April 24, 2015

              You’re narrow mindedness is just appalling. You feel to see that not every who buys a smartphone has a use for SD cards. This would be the perfect work phone for me, I never use more than 3 GB of space on my work phones. It would be a great phone for my wife or parents who don’t use the space.

            • mf1gt3r
              April 24, 2015

              Balcobomer25. If u have read b4 replying to a comment that wasn’t referring to you, you would have found out that I maintain a stand that there are folks who never use up to 8gb space on their phone and then their are guys who you 128gb SD card and its not enough. When I say narrow mindedness I am referring to those who feel everyone in the world is like them who don’t use SD card. Please read and understand before replying.

            • balcobomber25
              April 24, 2015

              My apologies.

  2. :D
    April 23, 2015

    No SD card slot, no removable battery, probably no LTE band 20 – nice phone, but not for me

  3. andersoc
    April 23, 2015

    I thought this was gonna my wife’s next phone. But based on the spec price ratio not anymore. Will get her the nubia z9 mini now instead. Much better value.

    • balcobomber25
      April 23, 2015

      The Z9 mini has the SoC, display resolution, same RAM/ROM size, a smaller battery. It also costs more money. Where exactly is the much better value? The fact that has an SD card slot? Have you ever used a Nubia phone vs a Xiaomi phone? Most people often overlook one of the most important specs: The UI. Nubia OS is one of the worst versions of Android I have ever used. MIUI on the other hand is one of the best.

      • Caxxo
        April 23, 2015

        Z9 have a 16mpx and 8mpx camera, sd card slot. you can install cyanogenmod too. i will buy z9 mini because mi4i hasn’t a micro sd slot.

        • balcobomber25
          April 23, 2015

          Ahh a higher MP number obviously means a better camera right? Until both cameras are tested we have no clue which is better.

          • Jason45
            April 23, 2015

            Z9 mini does has a larger camera sensor (on the back). There are of course several other factors that affects the outcome.

            In (bright) sunlight, I don’t think we are going to see much differences. Only in midnight, we might see some differences there.

            • balcobomber25
              April 23, 2015

              I read somewhere else that Xiaomi said this will have the same camera as the Mi4/Note which is a very good camera. Nubia usually does have good cameras but until it is tested, especially with the Nubia software we really can’t say one way or another.

            • Jason45
              April 23, 2015

              The question is though, you will never know what kind of camera module you are going to get when you buy this phone: Samsung or Sony camera module.

              I believe Xiaomi has used Sony IMX214 13MP camera modules in their Mi4 and/or Note phones. If the same camera module is inside this phone, then it is really a great camera. But still, you don’t know what camera module you are going to get.

              Some reviews could say the camera on this Xioami Mi4i is very good (for example due to Sony camera module inside), but other reviews say is only average (for example due to Samsung camera module inside).

            • Aman
              April 23, 2015

              Ohh the over smart guy spotted. Lol. Its not like as u get and try to mis-convince others. Its sony rear samsung front camera module. Aka SONY/SAMSUNG = REAR/FRONT.

            • Jason45
              April 23, 2015

              Yes, I am a smart guy and I am proud of it, thanks for the mention.

              Xiaomi then has to make it more clearly on their official site. It stated as follows:

              Mi 4i produces images with professional clarity using a 13MP Sony/Samsung camera with f/2.0 aperture and 5-element lens.

              If it really was a Sony rear camera, then it should have stated 13MP Sony camera only and not 13MP Sony/Samsung camera with f2.0. So seriously, they are using Samsung and Sony rear camera modules unless stated otherwise.

            • Aman
              April 23, 2015

              over smart != smart..see the difference:P

            • Jason45
              April 23, 2015

              Who cares, but at least I am right. Where does it mention that it only uses a Sony 13MP rear camera module, just prove it to me then

            • Aman
              April 23, 2015

              So you are asking for my help to clear your doubts? Would not your “smartness” get hurt? LOL. Go push your horn into a wall.

            • balcobomber25
              April 23, 2015

              Hugo Barra said it uses the same camera on the Mi Note which is Sony.

          • Sayan Sarkar
            April 23, 2015

            SD 615 doesn’t have that good a image processor to handle the high specced Xiaomi Mi4i camera. It can never match the camera quality of the original Mi4 despite having the same camera module!

            • balcobomber25
              April 24, 2015

              The OPPO R5 has both the 615 and the IMX 214 with 2.0 aperture. It has no problems.

            • Sayan Sarkar
              May 10, 2015

              Yup apparently when you look at it itz seems all okay and good. But when you place the Mi4 beside it with the same camerda module but SD801 then you could figure out the diff!

          • Caxxo
            April 24, 2015

            yes you are right mp number is not means better camera but nubia phone have some good tricks pro mode etc.

            • balcobomber25
              April 24, 2015

              Nubia usually does have very good cameras and this one will probably be the same but simply comparing MP’s won’t tell you which is better. According to Hugo Barra this phone uses the same camera sensor as the Mi Note, which is a very good camera.

        • david
          April 23, 2015

          If you think that you can install CM on nubia you will have bad time…

          • Caxxo
            April 24, 2015

            Why nubia z7 mini has cyanogenmod 12. I hope z9 mini will be support cyanogenmod 12.

            • mf1gt3r
              April 24, 2015

              Definitely it will be ported to the z9. Just a matter of time.

      • andersoc
        April 23, 2015

        Have owned and used both ZTE/Nubia and Xiaomi phones in the past. Found Nubia to be just as good from a software standpoint. In my opinion (without seeing a review yet) the camera on the Z9 mini (+front facing), the SD card, make it the better choices. The price for the Z9 is approx 290USD with resellers, I approximate that to be 40/50 USD more than the mi4i, plus the design appear to be better to me, again from online images and no review for either phone.
        The major factor in decision here is also the fact that the Z9 mini is available right now….and Hugo B mentioned that mi4i being available outside of india at some stage in future (but not right away) – paraphrasing here before someone get’s all pedantic about it!! πŸ˜‰

        • balcobomber25
          April 23, 2015

          I owned the Nubia Z7 and traded it on for the Mi4 because of how bad the software was. Nubia OS is one of the most unstable OS’s I have ever used. Your honestly one of the first people I have ever read or heard say the software was just as good as MIUI (or any others). Just about every person I now who has a phone from ZTE, and every review I read says the same thing: great hardware, good built quality all let down by bad software.

          • mf1gt3r
            April 24, 2015

            Same problem bro. I think its a general ZTE problem. My ZTE Grand S2 had same issues, I replaced it with a Nubia Z7 Max, but it was even worst. Been flashing one ROM after another just so I could enjoy a stress free OS. Currently running a not so perfect but all the same manageable CM12.1 port.

            • balcobomber25
              April 25, 2015

              The Nubia Z7 was the first and probably last ZTE phone I ever owned. I tried multiple ROM’s on the Z7 but eventually just have up as none of them worked perfectly. I ended up selling it to a friend and bought a Mi4, I have never regretted it. The Mi4 is probably the 3rd best phone I have ever used (first is the Nexus 4, the second was the THL Monkey King).

            • andersoc
              April 26, 2015

              You found the monkey king better than the mi4?

            • balcobomber25
              April 26, 2015

              The monkey king for it’s time (2013) was an incredible phone: dual 13mp cameras (both were very good), 2GB RAM, 8.6mm thick, performance that matched the Galaxy S3, and pretty good UI. It’s the phone that made me fall in love with Chinese phones. I had used a few before that and it was a mixed bag, some were decent others were crap. The Monkey King was the first phone I used that seriously challenged the phones from Apple, Samsung and Sony.

  4. molfetamina
    April 23, 2015

    Everything is fine but….no sd?? What the hell!!! πŸ™

    • April 23, 2015

      Think of it is a cheaper Mi 4 alternative. To think of it, if I were eyeing the Mi 4 and if the Mi 4i was available, I would go for the latter.

  5. pueblo23
    April 23, 2015

    FDD-LTE B3/B7 only??? LOL…i am going to buy Zenfone 2/Acer/Elephone…whatever thinks about european customers πŸ™‚

  6. Steven Fox
    April 23, 2015

    If you look at my previous comments on the initial reveal and price speculations you’ll see that I pointed out a minimum of 250$ after resellers. That NO SD card slot is so much bollocks!

    PS. ANDY can you give me an email so that I can contact Jiayu? I know they send you samples, I just can`t get an answer from them if they’ll ever release kitkat for my Jiayu S1.

  7. Muhammad Yasir
    April 23, 2015

    i hate Reseller prices πŸ™

  8. Kvard
    April 23, 2015

    what about glass protection ?

    • April 23, 2015

      It has Corning glass with OGS, but it isn’t Gorilla Glass (at least they didn’t mention that). From that I’m guessing it’ll be the same Concore glass as used on the Mi 4.

  9. pueblo23
    April 23, 2015

    luckily Gigabyte just released http://www.gigabytecm.com/en/goodscontent.php?id=308&type=1 it is more expensive, but comes with 2yrs warranty, 32GB ROM, SD card support, stock android and MORE LTE band especially 800Hz which is most used one here. I can live with smaller capacity battery…

    • yalok
      April 23, 2015

      Just 2300mAh? no, thanks. A pity you don’t have band 7, the one most used in our part of Europe.

    • metalboyz
      April 23, 2015

      F the 4g, in my place there’s wifi everywhere and this device also support dual band wifi.

  10. Don Rogers
    April 23, 2015

    Looks like another LTE phone not suited to Europe with no band 20 (800mhz) support I’m waiting for the $159.99 elephone p7000 or Jiayu S4 or both.

  11. realjjj
    April 23, 2015

    If it was called Redmi 2 ,had a microSD slot and priced at 799CNY, it would be great and what we used to expect from the old Xiaomi.
    Almost 2 years ago when the Redimi was introduced, 720p meant something and was above the average phone sold in China. Today it’s shifting to bellow average but Xiaomi is failing to keep up with the market and the Redmi line shifted from a nice midranger to borderline low end.

    • balcobomber25
      April 23, 2015

      The Redmi 2 is still available for anyone who wants it and it costs 799 and has a micro SD card. It is great and its from the same old Xiaomi. On a 4.7 inch display 1080p is just wasted money, 720p is more than enough. Every review of the Redmi 2 says the display looks excellent.

      The Mi4i is a product for a completely different market segment. It’s meant more as an alternative for those who want a Mi4 but can’t afford it.

      • Guaire
        April 24, 2015

        It’s a Redmi disguised under Mi brand.

        • balcobomber25
          April 24, 2015

          If you say so. Except the Redmi’s are meant to be budget phones which is why they use the Snapdragon 410 and Leadcore SoC’s. This is meant to be a midrange phone…

          • Guaire
            April 24, 2015

            You are trying to ignore Redmi Note. It released with MT6592 in March 2014. It was pretty respectable at the time.

            Also you are saying this is a midrange phone. Xiaomi says it’s a flagship.

            Redmi brand covers up to midrange anyway.

            • balcobomber25
              April 24, 2015

              I am not ignoring anything. The Redmi Note is a phone for people who want a budget phablet, this Mi4i is not they have nothing to do with each other. Xiaomi is still planning to release a Redmi Note 2. Xiaomi can call it whatever they want but its a midrange phone highlighted by the fact that it uses a midrange SoC (400 series is budget, 800 is flagship) and costs around $200.

            • Guaire
              April 24, 2015

              Yeah, it’s a midranger. Mi line wasn’t midranger, Redmi line was.

              This belongs to Redmi line with spec wise. Xiaomi branded it as a Mi because they tagged it with higher price for a Redmi.

              This isn’t a flagship, but they called it flagship, because that way it’s easier to justify higher price.

            • balcobomber25
              April 24, 2015

              Except it doesn’t belong to the Redmi series, it belongs to the Mi series. You know how we know that? Because its called the Mi4i and not the Redmi4i. Maybe Xiaomi considers this the flagship of midrange phones.

            • Guaire
              April 25, 2015

              I said Mi line WASn’t midrangers, Redmi line WAS. This is a midranger. Period.

            • balcobomber25
              April 25, 2015

              I didn’t know you were the authority for deciding what phone qualifies as what category.

            • Guaire
              April 25, 2015

              Who said that? “This is meant to be a midrange phone…”

            • balcobomber25
              April 25, 2015

              Anybody with common sense can figure that out based on the fact that it has the midrange Qualcomm SoC and sells for a midrange price. Regardless of what Xioami calls it, I call it or the all knowing Guaire calls it. It’s specs/price place it in the midrange category.

            • Guaire
              April 25, 2015

              When you say that it’s a midranger is OK, but I can’t say that. Right?

            • balcobomber25
              April 25, 2015

              You can say whatever you want. That’s the beauty of the internet.

            • MaxPower
              April 24, 2015

              You really like playing with kids don’t you? πŸ™‚

            • balcobomber25
              April 24, 2015

              I cant help myself sometimes…

    • Guaire
      April 24, 2015

      Redmi 4 would fit better. You are too harsh toward it. It’s worth to 999 yuan IMO.

  12. Balaji Chandrasekaran
    April 23, 2015

    WHY no micro SD card slot ??
    this is budget smartphone ?? u should have sd card slot or give 32 GB storage !

    • mf1gt3r
      April 23, 2015

      Eggxactly. Can’t expect using this phone as a major device because you will always have to uninstall other apps to be able to instal new ones. Especially given the fact that Google services, Facebook and chrome can clock up to 100mb plus just under 10 days of usage. You will have less than 9gb to cater for pics, vids and music. Useless. Rather go for the other offerings from Elephone, Iocean, Jiayu and Ulephone.

    • Babidi
      April 23, 2015

      Yes this phone is totally useless, I never go out without my 2TB SD Cards. :p

      Come on, do you genuinely think everyone who uses a smartphones carries 40-50GBs of Music/Video/Photo with them?

    • balcobomber25
      April 23, 2015

      I have that much in photo/video with my Mi4 16GB. I use cloud storage which I find much better than an SD card. I have never been somewhere that I couldn’t access the cloud, I don’t pay anything for it and I never have to worry about losing or damaging a card.

    • MaxPower
      April 23, 2015

      While I don’t need much storage I kinda understand the point of people asking for a SD card slot.
      Data is still very pricey in some countries, you might want use the phone on a plane, cruise or in the woods while camping or hiking.
      But it’s not a everyday need so you can always get the 64Gb version of the phone or simply get a micro USB flash drive

    • mf1gt3r
      April 23, 2015

      No need for sarcasm. If you ain’t a power user my comments doesn’t concern you.

    • mf1gt3r
      April 23, 2015

      Thanks for your foresight. Atleast we still have few individuals who aren’t narrow minded.

    • bbc
      April 23, 2015

      but we need atleast 16gb after os and backup

    • balcobomber25
      April 23, 2015

      If I plan on being on a plane, in the country, camping or in a place where wifi isn’t available or data is expensive I simply transfer whatever files I need to the phone storage.

    • mf1gt3r
      April 23, 2015

      We still pay up to $30 for 6gb. That’s on the cheap.

    • Aman
      April 23, 2015

      Power users dont need 50gb in pocket, but they know how to use 16gb as 50gb. πŸ˜›

    • Sayan Sarkar
      April 23, 2015

      I understand your concern. Even I too would have loved a SD card slot but one good thing is that it supports USB otg so using a pendrive especially the Sandisk one which has both usb and micro usb slot on the same would be good alternative option.
      I am also concerned about the SD 615! Honestly speaking I have a lot of doubt whether it could handle a Full HD display The first generation of 615 was really a bummer! Honestly speaking a MT6732 was at pae with it!
      Even the image processor of 615 is not powerful enough too. I don’t think it would be able to use the IMX214 with f2.0 sensor to it’s full potential. Rather a MT6572 would have been a better option. What do you think?

    • Sayan Sarkar
      April 23, 2015

      SD 615 is not built for the power users! So question doesn’t arise!

    • mf1gt3r
      April 23, 2015

      Aman I never knew u were so intelligent. Well done. Go drink one bobo for mama caro shop.

    • Babidi
      April 24, 2015

      Honestly, cloud isn’t cheap where I live. But, if I wanted a phone with
      SD Card slot I would just choose to buy a phone which provides it.

      But at this price point do we have a choice? I cannot afford a Mi4 right now, so if I keep on saying, “Why no SD card slot” I don’t think Xiaomi will put a slot just for me. I would just have to accept the fact that life isn’t fair.

    • Balaji Chandrasekaran
      April 24, 2015

      Hope they launch 64 gb model soon

    • Babidi
      April 24, 2015

      Can anyone kindly explain what is a Sony/Samsung Camera Sensor?

    • Guest
      April 24, 2015

      Yes I do! I have 128GB of music/video/photos on my microSD card always with me. What makes you think that people don’t carry this much data on their phone? Where do you come from? Mars?!

    • Ace Maguire
      April 24, 2015

      I m a graphic designer, i have 32 gig card with over 11gb of video and audio, Apps goes well over 2 gigs. And I m currently using Yureka.. majority of people would any day prefer sd card slot for convenience.. instead of 10gb useable space. this phone would have been perfect if xiaomi would have opted for 8gband sdcard slot… or Swappable Sdcard/2nd sim slot.

    • Babidi
      April 24, 2015

      That is a very narrow way to look at the world, I don’t always assume that the person next to me will be exactly like me, which is why I am assuming anyone who is considering buying this phone doesn’t need an SD Card slot.

      If you are carrying 128 GB worth of music/video/photos, then you should also be able to afford the Mi4 or any other smartphones with SD card slot. There is no point whining about it after they have started manufacturing the device. BTW did you not notice that this phone doesn’t have a large enough battery for you to run you 128GB worth of music/videos, or do you carry 128 Power Banks with you?

      When in the history of smartphones did any manufacturer change the design of their already produced device just because a bunch of people doesn’t like the options/features?

    • Babidi
      April 24, 2015

      I too would prefer a phones with SD card and SD615 processor.

      Can you kindly point me to a trusted site which sells any of the following phones for $205 or less: Vivo X5 Max, HTC Desire 820, Samsung Galaxy A7?

      Again, am I missing something? Why is everyone trying to get more by paying less?

    • Aman
      April 24, 2015

      I didnt expect you knew me. Expected one should not boast about himself as “power user”. Power user must know how to utilize the resources not how to waste 16gb.

    • Babidi
      April 24, 2015

      Will there be a 64GB version of Mi4i? πŸ˜€

    • mf1gt3r
      April 24, 2015

      It has nothing to do with boasting. Its simply a fact. Please keep utilizing your 16gb device and leave the 50gb wasting maniacs alone. Smh….”utilizing resources”. Well done.

    • mf1gt3r
      April 24, 2015

      I think the super sayan solved the issue back then when he said sd615 wasn’t meant for power users. So my comments were basically wasted in the wrong post.

    • mf1gt3r
      April 24, 2015

      Hehehe.

    • mf1gt3r
      April 24, 2015

      Nah. There can’t be such. Its not a flagship so Xiaomi won’t.

    • mf1gt3r
      April 24, 2015

      Totally true. Wrong choice. Yet again the Qualcomm lovers won’t mind going for a low-powered more expensive chip. Maybe the sd620 will redeem Qualcomm.

    • mf1gt3r
      April 24, 2015

      Tell them please. Their narrow mindedness is appalling.

    • mf1gt3r
      April 24, 2015

      True.

    • Aman
      April 24, 2015

      I doubt proclaimed “power user” are happy even with 50gb. Power means 50gb? LOL!

    • mf1gt3r
      April 24, 2015

      Its all about having the last say and last laugh ain’t it pokenoser? Very well then. I will honor you with the privilege of having last say. Keep commenting Aman.

    • MaxPower
      April 24, 2015

      No idea,ask Hugo Barra

    • balcobomber25
      April 24, 2015

      The Oppo R5 uses the 615 with Sony IMX 214 and takes good pictures.

    • Guest
      April 24, 2015

      You’re narrow mindedness is just appalling. You feel to see that not every who buys a smartphone has a use for SD cards. This would be the perfect work phone for me, I never use more than 3 GB of space on my work phones. It would be a great phone for my wife or parents who don’t use the space.

    • mf1gt3r
      April 24, 2015

      Balcobomer25. If u have read b4 replying to a comment that wasn’t referring to you, you would have found out that I maintain a stand that there are folks who never use up to 8gb space on their phone and then their are guys who you 128gb SD card and its not enough. When I say narrow mindedness I am referring to those who feel everyone in the world is like them who don’t use SD card. Please read and understand before replying.

    • balcobomber25
      April 24, 2015

      My apologies.

    • Ace Maguire
      April 24, 2015

      ur comparing Mi4i quality Vivo X5 max, Htc and samsung? not very bright, its better to compare to the likes of alcatel Idol X+, Lenovo A7000, zenfone 2, micromax canvas nitro, Yu Yureka, xiaomi own red note, meizu m1/note, Jiayu S3, Umi Zero and soon to be launched elephone 7000

    • Babidi
      April 24, 2015

      I should have been more clear. I was saying that I am more than happy to get a phone using SD615 for $205. I would have purchased any of the other phones I mentioned, if they would have decreased their price. πŸ™‚

    • Guest
      June 10, 2015

      I dont thinks so. If it did it would cost as much as the Mi4 (16 GB version) so no one will buy the Mi4. 16 GB. I myself is irritated by the fact of the storage but using an OTG flash drive might solve the problem of carrying videos and movies. i heard the video playback from otg was fast. No lags.

    • Babidi
      June 10, 2015

      It was released in India where a large percent of the population commutes in jam-packed buses and trains and it is very easy to lose a flash drive in such places. So, what you are saying would make sense if everyone owned a private car, but sadly India was probably not the right place to release such a phone.

  13. Guest
    April 23, 2015

    No SD card slot, no removable battery, probably no LTE band 20 – nice phone, but not for me

  14. andersoc
    April 23, 2015

    I thought this was gonna my wife’s next phone. But based on the spec price ratio not anymore. Will get her the nubia z9 mini now instead. Much better value.

    • balcobomber25
      April 23, 2015

      The Z9 mini has the SoC, display resolution, same RAM/ROM size, a smaller battery. It also costs more money. Where exactly is the much better value? The fact that has an SD card slot? Have you ever used a Nubia phone vs a Xiaomi phone? Most people often overlook one of the most important specs: The UI. Nubia OS is one of the worst versions of Android I have ever used. MIUI on the other hand is one of the best.

    • Caxxo
      April 23, 2015

      Z9 have a 16mpx and 8mpx camera, sd card slot. you can install cyanogenmod too. i will buy z9 mini because mi4i hasn’t a micro sd slot.

    • balcobomber25
      April 23, 2015

      Ahh a higher MP number obviously means a better camera right? Until both cameras are tested we have no clue which is better.

    • Jason45
      April 23, 2015

      Z9 mini does has a larger camera sensor (on the back). There are of course several other factors that affects the outcome.

      In (bright) sunlight, I don’t think we are going to see much differences. Only in midnight, we might see some differences there.

    • balcobomber25
      April 23, 2015

      I read somewhere else that Xiaomi said this will have the same camera as the Mi4/Note which is a very good camera. Nubia usually does have good cameras but until it is tested, especially with the Nubia software we really can’t say one way or another.

    • Jason45
      April 23, 2015

      The question is though, you will never know what kind of camera module you are going to get when you buy this phone: Samsung or Sony camera module.

      I believe Xiaomi has used Sony IMX214 13MP camera modules in their Mi4 and/or Note phones. If the same camera module is inside this phone, then it is really a great camera. But still, you don’t know what camera module you are going to get.

      Some reviews could say the camera on this Xioami Mi4i is very good (for example due to Sony camera module inside), but other reviews say is only average (for example due to Samsung camera module inside).

    • Guest
      April 23, 2015

      If you think that you can install CM on nubia you will have bad time…

    • Aman
      April 23, 2015

      Ohh the over smart guy spotted. Lol. Its not like as u get and try to mis-convince others. Its sony rear samsung front camera module. Aka SONY/SAMSUNG = REAR/FRONT.

    • Jason45
      April 23, 2015

      Yes, I am a smart guy and I am proud of it, thanks for the mention.

      Xiaomi then has to make it more clearly on their official site. It stated as follows:

      Mi 4i produces images with professional clarity using a 13MP Sony/Samsung camera with f/2.0 aperture and 5-element lens.

      If it really was a Sony rear camera, then it should have stated 13MP Sony camera only and not 13MP Sony/Samsung camera with f2.0. So seriously, they are using Samsung and Sony rear camera modules unless stated otherwise.

    • Aman
      April 23, 2015

      over smart != smart..see the difference:P

    • Jason45
      April 23, 2015

      Who cares, but at least I am right. Where does it mention that it only uses a Sony 13MP rear camera module, just prove it to me then

    • Sayan Sarkar
      April 23, 2015

      SD 615 doesn’t have that good a image processor to handle the high specced Xiaomi Mi4i camera. It can never match the camera quality of the original Mi4 despite having the same camera module!

    • Aman
      April 23, 2015

      So you are asking for my help to clear your doubts? Would not your “smartness” get hurt? LOL. Go push your horn into a wall.

    • andersoc
      April 23, 2015

      Have owned and used both ZTE/Nubia and Xiaomi phones in the past. Found Nubia to be just as good from a software standpoint. In my opinion (without seeing a review yet) the camera on the Z9 mini (+front facing), the SD card, make it the better choices. The price for the Z9 is approx 290USD with resellers, I approximate that to be 40/50 USD more than the mi4i, plus the design appear to be better to me, again from online images and no review for either phone.
      The major factor in decision here is also the fact that the Z9 mini is available right now….and Hugo B mentioned that mi4i being available outside of india at some stage in future (but not right away) – paraphrasing here before someone get’s all pedantic about it!! πŸ˜‰

    • balcobomber25
      April 24, 2015

      I owned the Nubia Z7 and traded it on for the Mi4 because of how bad the software was. Nubia OS is one of the most unstable OS’s I have ever used. Your honestly one of the first people I have ever read or heard say the software was just as good as MIUI (or any others). Just about every person I now who has a phone from ZTE, and every review I read says the same thing: great hardware, good built quality all let down by bad software.

    • balcobomber25
      April 24, 2015

      Hugo Barra said it uses the same camera on the Mi Note which is Sony.

    • Caxxo
      April 24, 2015

      yes you are right mp number is not means better camera but nubia phone have some good tricks pro mode etc.

    • balcobomber25
      April 24, 2015

      Nubia usually does have very good cameras and this one will probably be the same but simply comparing MP’s won’t tell you which is better. According to Hugo Barra this phone uses the same camera sensor as the Mi Note, which is a very good camera.

    • Caxxo
      April 24, 2015

      Why nubia z7 mini has cyanogenmod 12. I hope z9 mini will be support cyanogenmod 12.

    • mf1gt3r
      April 24, 2015

      Same problem bro. I think its a general ZTE problem. My ZTE Grand S2 had same issues, I replaced it with a Nubia Z7 Max, but it was even worst. Been flashing one ROM after another just so I could enjoy a stress free OS. Currently running a not so perfect but all the same manageable CM12.1 port.

    • mf1gt3r
      April 24, 2015

      Definitely it will be ported to the z9. Just a matter of time.

    • balcobomber25
      April 24, 2015

      The OPPO R5 has both the 615 and the IMX 214 with 2.0 aperture. It has no problems.

    • balcobomber25
      April 25, 2015

      The Nubia Z7 was the first and probably last ZTE phone I ever owned. I tried multiple ROM’s on the Z7 but eventually just have up as none of them worked perfectly. I ended up selling it to a friend and bought a Mi4, I have never regretted it. The Mi4 is probably the 3rd best phone I have ever used (first is the Nexus 4, the second was the THL Monkey King).

    • andersoc
      April 26, 2015

      You found the monkey king better than the mi4?

    • balcobomber25
      April 27, 2015

      The monkey king for it’s time (2013) was an incredible phone: dual 13mp cameras (both were very good), 2GB RAM, 8.6mm thick, performance that matched the Galaxy S3, and pretty good UI. It’s the phone that made me fall in love with Chinese phones. I had used a few before that and it was a mixed bag, some were decent others were crap. The Monkey King was the first phone I used that seriously challenged the phones from Apple, Samsung and Sony.

    • Sayan Sarkar
      May 10, 2015

      Yup apparently when you look at it itz seems all okay and good. But when you place the Mi4 beside it with the same camerda module but SD801 then you could figure out the diff!

  15. molfetamina
    April 23, 2015

    Everything is fine but….no sd?? What the hell!!! πŸ™

    • Yash Garg
      April 23, 2015

      Think of it is a cheaper Mi 4 alternative. To think of it, if I were eyeing the Mi 4 and if the Mi 4i was available, I would go for the latter.

  16. david
    April 23, 2015

    $80 too expensive

  17. Akimitsui
    April 23, 2015

    Still better to buy the 64GB version of the Xiaomi Mi3…

    • Steven Fox
      April 23, 2015

      Or better get the 64GB version of Oneplus One.

      • Akimitsui
        April 23, 2015

        Well, the One+ One 64GB is out of this $200 price range….. at least the Mi3 64GB is only $50 more than this one.

    • balcobomber25
      April 23, 2015

      Unless you want a good looking phone….

  18. pueblo23
    April 23, 2015

    FDD-LTE B3/B7 only??? LOL…i am going to buy Zenfone 2/Acer/Elephone…whatever thinks about european customers πŸ™‚

  19. Steven Fox
    April 23, 2015

    If you look at my previous comments on the initial reveal and price speculations you’ll see that I pointed out a minimum of 250$ after resellers. That NO SD card slot is so much bollocks!

    PS. ANDY can you give me an email so that I can contact Jiayu? I know they send you samples, I just can`t get an answer from them if they’ll ever release kitkat for my Jiayu S1.

  20. Guest
    April 23, 2015

    i hate Reseller prices πŸ™

  21. Ruby
    April 23, 2015

    Sell this for 200 Euro, including VAT, in Europe and watch them fly off the (virtual) shelf!

    • Aman
      April 23, 2015

      if you want, i can buy here in india for u at 205 + 20 shipping cost

  22. Guest
    April 23, 2015

    what about glass protection ?

    • Yash Garg
      April 23, 2015

      It has Corning glass with OGS, but it isn’t Gorilla Glass (at least they didn’t mention that). From that I’m guessing it’ll be the same Concore glass as used on the Mi 4.

  23. yalok
    April 23, 2015

    Haven’t ever used SD card on a phone with 8GB+ ROM. So it’s not an issue for me. Looks like this could be my wife’s next phone! I just hope that samsung doesn’t refer to the rear camera.

    • mf1gt3r
      April 24, 2015

      The world is versatile. They definitely won’t produce such if there was no market for these devices. Definitely there has to be someone out there or some people who don’t stock much in their smartphones and for those who do, bigger memory and sdcard will appeal to them. Its a nice phone no doubt and I think u will love it.

    • balcobomber25
      April 24, 2015

      Hugo Barra has said its the same camera in the Mi Note (Sony).

  24. pueblo23
    April 23, 2015

    luckily Gigabyte just released http://www.gigabytecm.com/en/goodscontent.php?id=308&type=1 it is more expensive, but comes with 2yrs warranty, 32GB ROM, SD card support, stock android and MORE LTE band especially 800Hz which is most used one here. I can live with smaller capacity battery…

    • yalok
      April 23, 2015

      Just 2300mAh? no, thanks. A pity you don’t have band 7, the one most used in our part of Europe.

    • metalboyz
      April 23, 2015

      F the 4g, in my place there’s wifi everywhere and this device also support dual band wifi.

  25. Don Rogers
    April 23, 2015

    Looks like another LTE phone not suited to Europe with no band 20 (800mhz) support I’m waiting for the $159.99 elephone p7000 or Jiayu S4 or both.

  26. realjjj
    April 23, 2015

    If it was called Redmi 2 ,had a microSD slot and priced at 799CNY, it would be great and what we used to expect from the old Xiaomi.
    Almost 2 years ago when the Redimi was introduced, 720p meant something and was above the average phone sold in China. Today it’s shifting to bellow average but Xiaomi is failing to keep up with the market and the Redmi line shifted from a nice midranger to borderline low end.

    • balcobomber25
      April 24, 2015

      The Redmi 2 is still available for anyone who wants it and it costs 799 and has a micro SD card. It is great and its from the same old Xiaomi. On a 4.7 inch display 1080p is just wasted money, 720p is more than enough. Every review of the Redmi 2 says the display looks excellent.

      The Mi4i is a product for a completely different market segment. It’s meant more as an alternative for those who want a Mi4 but can’t afford it.

    • Guaire
      April 24, 2015

      It’s a Redmi disguised under Mi brand.

    • Guaire
      April 24, 2015

      Redmi 4 would fit better. You are too harsh toward it. It’s worth to 999 yuan IMO.

    • balcobomber25
      April 24, 2015

      If you say so. Except the Redmi’s are meant to be budget phones which is why they use the Snapdragon 410 and Leadcore SoC’s. This is meant to be a midrange phone…

    • Guaire
      April 24, 2015

      You are trying to ignore Redmi Note. It released with MT6592 in March 2014. It was pretty respectable at the time.

      Also you are saying this is a midrange phone. Xiaomi says it’s a flagship.

      Redmi brand covers up to midrange anyway.

    • balcobomber25
      April 24, 2015

      I am not ignoring anything. The Redmi Note is a phone for people who want a budget phablet, this Mi4i is not they have nothing to do with each other. Xiaomi is still planning to release a Redmi Note 2. Xiaomi can call it whatever they want but its a midrange phone highlighted by the fact that it uses a midrange SoC (400 series is budget, 800 is flagship) and costs around $200.

    • Guaire
      April 24, 2015

      Yeah, it’s a midranger. Mi line wasn’t midranger, Redmi line was.

      This belongs to Redmi line with spec wise. Xiaomi branded it as a Mi because they tagged it with higher price for a Redmi.

      This isn’t a flagship, but they called it flagship, because that way it’s easier to justify higher price.

    • MaxPower
      April 24, 2015

      You really like playing with kids don’t you? πŸ™‚

    • balcobomber25
      April 25, 2015

      Except it doesn’t belong to the Redmi series, it belongs to the Mi series. You know how we know that? Because its called the Mi4i and not the Redmi4i. Maybe Xiaomi considers this the flagship of midrange phones.

    • balcobomber25
      April 25, 2015

      I cant help myself sometimes…

    • Guaire
      April 25, 2015

      I said Mi line WASn’t midrangers, Redmi line WAS. This is a midranger. Period.

    • balcobomber25
      April 25, 2015

      I didn’t know you were the authority for deciding what phone qualifies as what category.

    • Guaire
      April 25, 2015

      Who said that? “This is meant to be a midrange phone…”

    • balcobomber25
      April 25, 2015

      Anybody with common sense can figure that out based on the fact that it has the midrange Qualcomm SoC and sells for a midrange price. Regardless of what Xioami calls it, I call it or the all knowing Guaire calls it. It’s specs/price place it in the midrange category.

    • Guaire
      April 25, 2015

      When you say that it’s a midranger is OK, but I can’t say that. Right?

    • balcobomber25
      April 25, 2015

      You can say whatever you want. That’s the beauty of the internet.

  27. XiMi
    April 23, 2015

    I don’t need SD! Nice phone nice price! Thanks Xiaomi!

  28. Guest
    April 23, 2015

    $80 too expensive

  29. Dr Solom
    April 23, 2015

    the early end of these device even before it start because of “on sd card expansion”

  30. Akimitsui
    April 23, 2015

    Still better to buy the 64GB version of the Xiaomi Mi3…

    • Steven Fox
      April 23, 2015

      Or better get the 64GB version of Oneplus One.

    • balcobomber25
      April 24, 2015

      Unless you want a good looking phone….

    • Akimitsui
      April 24, 2015

      Well, the One+ One 64GB is out of this $200 price range….. at least the Mi3 64GB is only $50 more than this one.

  31. Ruby
    April 23, 2015

    Sell this for 200 Euro, including VAT, in Europe and watch them fly off the (virtual) shelf!

    • Aman
      April 23, 2015

      if you want, i can buy here in india for u at 205 + 20 shipping cost

  32. yalok
    April 23, 2015

    Haven’t ever used SD card on a phone with 8GB+ ROM. So it’s not an issue for me. Looks like this could be my wife’s next phone! I just hope that samsung doesn’t refer to the rear camera.

    • mf1gt3r
      April 24, 2015

      The world is versatile. They definitely won’t produce such if there was no market for these devices. Definitely there has to be someone out there or some people who don’t stock much in their smartphones and for those who do, bigger memory and sdcard will appeal to them. Its a nice phone no doubt and I think u will love it.

    • balcobomber25
      April 24, 2015

      Hugo Barra has said its the same camera in the Mi Note (Sony).

  33. FioleK
    April 23, 2015

    Why not WCDMA 900MHz? Without WCDMA 900MHz it’s useless in Europe…

    • Nick
      April 23, 2015

      I agree with you, maybe H+ might be enough with WCDMA 850MHz frequency. Xiaomi is definitely for ASIA, I mean that they really don’t care about Europe.

      Concerning the price of the MI4i, I am pretty sure that it will sold between $235 and $260 through resellers. Add $23 for shipping with DHL (if you live outside China), considering low EURO against US Dollar (1€ ~ 1$), you have a phone with a final price around 260€ which is expensive. It is possible to find the Xperia Z2 brand new at 285€ or even the Z3 around at 350€ brand new (for the Z3 its price will drop soon because Z4 has been released in Japan).

      I was really tempted to get a Xiaomi phone but once again I will pass my turn. There are other better choices out there.

      • balcobomber25
        April 23, 2015

        Why would they care about Europe? They have no official presence there and sales in Europe are minor compared to those of Asia.

        • Nick
          April 24, 2015

          I agree with you, just trying to explain the same thing to Fiolek.

    • balcobomber25
      April 23, 2015

      Not useless for all of Europe as several countries in Europe operate on 2100.

  34. Guest
    April 23, 2015

    I don’t need SD! Nice phone nice price! Thanks Xiaomi!

  35. Dr Solom
    April 23, 2015

    the early end of these device even before it start because of “on sd card expansion”

  36. Guest
    April 23, 2015

    Why not WCDMA 900MHz? Without WCDMA 900MHz it’s useless in Europe…

    • Guest
      April 24, 2015

      I agree with you, maybe H+ might be enough with WCDMA 850MHz frequency. Xiaomi is definitely for ASIA, I mean that they really don’t care about Europe.

      Concerning the price of the MI4i, I am pretty sure that it will sold between $235 and $260 through resellers. Add $23 for shipping with DHL (if you live outside China), considering low EURO against US Dollar (1€ ~ 1$), you have a phone with a final price around 260€ which is expensive. It is possible to find the Xperia Z2 brand new at 285€ or even the Z3 around at 350€ brand new (for the Z3 its price will drop soon because Z4 has been released in Japan).

      I was really tempted to get a Xiaomi phone but once again I will pass my turn. There are other better choices out there.

    • balcobomber25
      April 24, 2015

      Not useless for all of Europe as several countries in Europe operate on 2100.

    • balcobomber25
      April 24, 2015

      Why would they care about Europe? They have no official presence there and sales in Europe are minor compared to those of Asia.

    • Guest
      April 24, 2015

      I agree with you, just trying to explain the same thing to Fiolek.