Price cut makes 16GB Xiaomi Mi 4 super affordable in India


A couple or so days back, we reported about the price cut that the 64GB Mi 4 got in India. It turns out that the base model of the phone — 16GB storage — will also be following suit.

Xiaomi are currently celebrating the Mi 4 reaching the 10 million mark worldwide. At the event in New Delhi, the company also announced the price cut for the Mi 4, which makes it quite a lucrative deal at 14,999 INR or US$230. The Mi 4 might not be the most powerful phone around, but for US$230 / 14,999 INR, the phone is quite a deal one would assume.

The Mi 4 has a 5-inch 1080p screen, Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, 16/64GB of on-board storage, a 13 mega-pixel main camera and an 8 mega-pixel front camera with a 3080mAh battery. The phone can be bought for the new price via Flipkart and Mi India’s online store, effective immediately.

Xiaomi seem to be on an inventory-clearing drive before they announce the next Mi series flagship, i.e., the Mi 5.

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22 Comments

  1. Xalis
    June 17, 2015

    The only downside it’s the 16GB non expandable storage.

    I’m about to buy one for a brother.

    • balcobomber25
      June 18, 2015

      While it is none expandable it works great with both OTG and Mi Cloud, which they give you free.

  2. MaxPower
    June 17, 2015

    Looks like they’re getting rid of the wcdma 16 gb version for even less in Hong Kong.

    I’m saying it because there’s a reliable seller on Aliexpress that sells that phone for 239$.
    It’s cost price, so I don’t understand why he’s not making any profit.

    He’s probably getting it at a lower price or maybe he’s trying to get rid of an old stock.

    • Bogdan Botezatu
      June 17, 2015

      Found it on vickmall.com for $225. I can confirm the seller is reliable; i’ve bought a few phones from them till now.

      • Andy Guy
        June 17, 2015

        I would prefer a seller that accepts skrill as payment

        • Bogdan Botezatu
          June 17, 2015

          What is wrong with paypal?

          • Andy Guy
            June 17, 2015

            my money is on skrill and I would lose on the exchange rate if I transfer to paypal.

  3. Andy Guy
    June 17, 2015

    Is that price also applicable to china resellers?

    • MaxPower
      June 17, 2015

      There’s a reputable reseller from Hong Kong on Aliexpress that sells it for 239$.

      At that price it’s absolutely a bargain

      • Andrew P
        June 17, 2015

        Dude, you don’t need to repost that.

        • MaxPower
          June 17, 2015

          Why not? It’s free

      • Tomy
        June 17, 2015

        Which seller? I am hesitating between Mi4 and Mi4i, which one should I get?

        • MaxPower
          June 17, 2015

          Right now you can find them at the same price if you buy from resellers.

          For the same price anyone would suggest you to go with the MI4 and so would I.

          I’m a MI4 owner but I would totally get a MI4i because I’m not a power user, I don’t need extra ram or better SoC but I prefer the better camera of MI4i and I like plastic phones more than metal ones.

          But again, for the same price it makes more sense to go with the regular one

          • Tomy
            June 17, 2015

            I agree with you for the comparison, honestly I would have gone for the original Mi4 but I am not a power user too. I really don’t care about the extra GB ram and the cpu clocked at 2.5ghz. Shame that Mi4i is sold at the same price of the Mi4. Gearbest has it for $253 without shipping. Wish Ibuygou will lower their price to $250.

            • Still-considering
              June 17, 2015

              Mi4i coupon code

        • Airyl
          June 19, 2015

          The Mi4i has the better display, but overall the Mi4 is just the better choice.

      • Shinshin
        June 18, 2015

        The one you’re talking about has only 3G, as the one being sold in India.
        The 4G version costs a lot more.
        A good seller had them for 222$ at the beginning of the week but no longer.

        • MaxPower
          June 18, 2015

          In the comment below I explain that is the wcdma version.
          The one for 239$ is still available

  4. Filipp
    June 17, 2015

    Aliexpress has Mi4 for 224 dollars
    and it is really ok

  5. Angry Mobile Nerd
    June 17, 2015

    Expected. With this price cut included the Mi4’s price has only come down 25% since it came out 10 months ago.

  6. realistic
    June 17, 2015

    you must be filthy rich mr. garg, it might be a good deal, but super affordable ???

    • King
      June 18, 2015

      When compared to the previous pricing.