Xiaomi Mi4i arrives on reseller sites for $289.99


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For once it is the Chinese Xiaomi fans who are having trouble getting hold of the Xiaomi Mi4i which has already appeared in India, Hong Kong and now reseller sites.

The Xiaomi Mi4i was released in India a few weeks back as a budget smartphone with some rather nice high-end features including a quality 13 mega-pixel main camera, and new 1080FHD Sunlight Display for better daytime viewing.

Other highlights of the Xiaomi Mi4i include dual SIM 4G LTE, 2GB RAM, and 2nd generation Snapdragon 615 octacore chipset.

Reseller site Honorbuy currently have stock of the Xiaomi Mi4i and are selling the phone for $289.99. Also on the Honorbuy store is the Xiaomi Mi3 at just $229.99 which is well worth a look and offers similar hardware to the Mi4i.

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30 Comments

  1. zaqwsx
    May 16, 2015

    269.59 on geek

  2. Pablo Garcia
    May 16, 2015

    so they are selling the mi 4i for 289 and the mi 4 for 309. only 20 bucks of difference. Are they crazy?

    • balcobomber25
      May 16, 2015

      There’s a few problems that resellers face with these phones. 1. They are only being sold in one country as of today, meaning supply is very limited. 2. There isn’t much room for profit when Xiaomi is selling the phone at around $210. 3. The Mi4 hasn’t been out for quite some time and didn’t sell as well as Xiaomi hoped, it was also recently given a price cut. $275-280 is about what I expected these to be sold for.

  3. Iosef
    May 16, 2015

    WTF!!! Just wondering what they smoke everyday?! It is almost 254€ taking actual low USD/EUR rates excluding shipping costs, moreover poeple who already bought it in India have heating issues up to 52 degrees for a normal usage. It is better to go for the MI4 which is better and sold around $300.

    • balcobomber25
      May 16, 2015

      I have seen a few videos on Youtube from trusted reviewers and they said the overheating only occurred when running intensive games for long periods of time. During normal usage the temperature was in line with other phones.

      • Iosef
        May 16, 2015

        I saw a few videos like you and read some comments on gsmarena regarding the heating issue or other complaints. Maybe Xiaomi will fix the heating issue through a software update. That being said, I think that a fair price for the MI4i after resellers should be around $250 maximum without shipping costs.

        • balcobomber25
          May 16, 2015

          Depends how much resellers are paying for it, keep in mind they have costs of their own they have to account for. They are not a charity they are a business. With the very low stock that exists they are probably paying a premium for it.

        • Shinshin
          May 17, 2015

          This is like this every time a new Xiaomi product hits the market.
          All resellers are pricing it higher to bank up money on first purchasers.
          Give it a month or two, when it becomes more available and the price will get lower and more stable between all of the resellers.
          My guesstimate is that it would be sold around 230$ in a month time.

  4. Chico Migraña
    May 16, 2015

    Just white color? A lot of people asking for black phones and Xiaomi only sell white phones in every new model. I think to have a red one will not happen :/

  5. Guest
    May 16, 2015

    269.59 on geek

  6. Pablo Garcia
    May 16, 2015

    so they are selling the mi 4i for 289 and the mi 4 for 309. only 20 bucks of difference. Are they crazy?

    • balcobomber25
      May 16, 2015

      There’s a few problems that resellers face with these phones. 1. They are only being sold in one country as of today, meaning supply is very limited. 2. There isn’t much room for profit when Xiaomi is selling the phone at around $210. 3. The Mi4 hasn’t been out for quite some time and didn’t sell as well as Xiaomi hoped, it was also recently given a price cut. $275-280 is about what I expected these to be sold for.

  7. Guest
    May 16, 2015

    WTF!!! Just wondering what they smoke everyday?! It is almost 254€ taking actual low USD/EUR rates excluding shipping costs, moreover poeple who already bought it in India have heating issues up to 52 degrees for a normal usage. It is better to go for the MI4 which is better and sold around $300.

    • balcobomber25
      May 16, 2015

      I have seen a few videos on Youtube from trusted reviewers and they said the overheating only occurred when running intensive games for long periods of time. During normal usage the temperature was in line with other phones.

    • Guest
      May 16, 2015

      I saw a few videos like you and read some comments on gsmarena regarding the heating issue or other complaints. Maybe Xiaomi will fix the heating issue through a software update. That being said, I think that a fair price for the MI4i after resellers should be around $250 maximum without shipping costs.

    • balcobomber25
      May 17, 2015

      Depends how much resellers are paying for it, keep in mind they have costs of their own they have to account for. They are not a charity they are a business. With the very low stock that exists they are probably paying a premium for it.

    • Shinshin
      May 17, 2015

      This is like this every time a new Xiaomi product hits the market.
      All resellers are pricing it higher to bank up money on first purchasers.
      Give it a month or two, when it becomes more available and the price will get lower and more stable between all of the resellers.
      My guesstimate is that it would be sold around 230$ in a month time.

  8. Ricardo A.
    May 16, 2015

    Just white color? A lot of people asking for black phones and Xiaomi only sell white phones in every new model. I think to have a red one will not happen :/

  9. Angry Mobile Nerd
    May 16, 2015

    Seen shops in Hong Kong with stock selling for 1750 HKD, only a 10% increase over the 1599 MSRP.

  10. KS
    May 16, 2015

    It’s selling in Singapore for 279 SGD though stock goes very fast everytime they release a batch for sale. Only white available. Check out ‘mi.com/sg’.

    • balcobomber25
      May 16, 2015

      That’s the official price of the phone, about $210. For anyone who wants it that doesn’t live in Singapore, India or Hong Kong they have to buy it from a reseller which is what these prices are.

  11. Angry Mobile Nerd
    May 17, 2015

    Seen shops in Hong Kong with stock selling for 1750 HKD, only a 10% increase over the 1599 MSRP.

  12. Guest
    May 17, 2015

    It’s selling in Singapore for 279 SGD though stock goes very fast everytime they release a batch for sale. Only white available. Check out ‘mi.com/sg’.

    • balcobomber25
      May 17, 2015

      That’s the official price of the phone, about $210. For anyone who wants it that doesn’t live in Singapore, India or Hong Kong they have to buy it from a reseller which is what these prices are.

  13. Ευτύχης Κωνσταντουδάκης
    May 17, 2015

    Honorbuy is very expensive! At coolicool is sold for 249.99$! That is 40$ cheaper and they have a coupon for all products for -5$, forum-5, which makes the price 245.99$!!!

  14. Ευτύχης Κωνσταντουδάκης
    May 17, 2015

    Honorbuy is very expensive! At coolicool is sold for 249.99$! That is 40$ cheaper and they have a coupon for all products for -5$, forum-5, which makes the price 245.99$!!!

  15. Xalis
    May 17, 2015

    Daily reminder: 16GB Internal storage no Micro SD slot.

    • RRRobert
      May 18, 2015

      Well noticed. This is one of the main reasons I moved away from Xiaomi. Maybe the (rumored) Mi4s will provide bigger storage facilities.

  16. Guest
    May 18, 2015

    Daily reminder: 16GB Internal storage no Micro SD slot.

    • Guest
      May 18, 2015

      Well noticed. This is one of the main reasons I moved away from Xiaomi. Maybe the (rumored) Mi4s will provide bigger storage facilities.