‘Edge Tap’ enabled Xiaomi Mi4c launched, here’s what you need to know


As expected (and leaked, and rumoured, and speculated), Xiaomi has made official the Mi 4c smartphone.

It shares quite a lot with the Mi4i which was launched in India in April this year, but improvements have been attempted on areas where the Mi 4i has lacked. This includes a RAM update; the Mi4c will come not only in a 2GB RAM version but also a slightly expensive 3GB RAM variant.

Coming to the specifications, the Mi4c will come with the 64-bit hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor along with the Adreno 418 GPU. The display will remain the same elegant 5-inch 1920 x 1080p Sunlight Display panel we saw on the Mi4i, but will come from either Sharp or AUO or LG this time.

Mi 4c (6)

Moving on, the Mi 4c will again share the main camera resolution with the Mi 4i at 13 mega-pixel. It’ll either be a Sony IMX258 sensor or the Samsung S5K3M2. Interestingly, Xiaomi have added PDAF (Phase Detection Autofocus) to the Mi 4c.

There’s a couple more interesting additions too, in an IR blaster which supports 2000+ appliances, including DSLR cameras, according to Xiaomi. The other addition is what Xiaomi call ‘Edge Tap’, where the phone will respond to light taps on either side. In the company’s words, ‘both sides of Mi 4c respond to light taps (for example, double tap to go back, single tap to snap a photo in Camera, among others).’

Mi 4c (5)

A 3080mAh battery will ship with the Mi 4c, which will support Quick Charge 2.0 with the bundled USB Type-C cable.

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A common gripe that Xiaomi users have had with their phones is lack of the very popular Double Tap to Wake feature. The Mi 4c will support this out of the box.

The 2GB RAM/16GB ROM version will be 1299 Yuan (US$203) while the 3GB RAM/32GB ROM Mi 4c will go for 1499 Yuan (US$235). The lack of an initial 32GB ROM version for the Mi 4i drew flak for Xiaomi, and they’ve certainly addressed the issue with the new Mi 4c.

Xiaomi Mi 4c Pictures

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146 Comments

  1. roni24
    September 22, 2015

    can i get Mi 4c with 3GB RAM but with 16GB ROM and not 32GB ROM, because i dont need 32GB, and if want more then i will go and buy micro-sd of 64GB

    • Lars
      September 22, 2015

      And where exactly will you put that micro-sd in the Mi4c if I may ask? For me 32GB is the minimum if there is no micro-sd support but I prefer 64GB.

    • Jay
      September 22, 2015

      No microSD support in this phone.

  2. Jan
    September 22, 2015

    Without the 800mhz band it’s quite useless in most of the European countries.

    • Lars
      September 22, 2015

      Yep, shows how much they care about the European market. This didn’t come as a surprise though since they never really supported this band.

      Ah well, one more week and the N5 will be presented which has similar specs but a higher price. I prefer stock Android over MIUI anyways.

      • George
        September 22, 2015

        They don’t care about the B20 band because it’s irrelevant at this point,all the the 4 G traffic is handle by the 1800,unless H+ is not good enough for you on the Montblanc peak

  3. Chico Migraña
    September 22, 2015

    really like this phone, just hate those gay colours they always choose.

    • Airyl
      September 22, 2015

      Hey, some of us might like those colours.

      • Andrei
        September 22, 2015

        Hey, some of us might be gay!

        • King
          September 22, 2015

          ROFL & LOL …. maxpower and you could put Seinfeld out of business. Extremely funny guys! 😀

  4. Chico Migraña
    September 22, 2015

    “It’ll either be a Sony IMX258 sensor or the Samsung S5K3M2” how do you know which is which ???

    • September 22, 2015

      Xiaomi do this quite often on their phones. I all depends on the stock and which factory is handling the manufacture

      • Ionut Niculita
        September 22, 2015

        no 64gb version or support for micro-sd?

  5. Öysan Kulbay
    September 22, 2015
  6. The Bastard Christ
    September 22, 2015

    daaaayum! what a nice device.

  7. Steven Fox
    September 22, 2015

    Damn, 3/32 will be around 300$ after resellers. Will have to wait for a price drop.

    • September 22, 2015

      to start with yes, but those prices will drop once production speeds up

    • Urke Zakelinho
      September 22, 2015

      Don’t care, just gimme an option to buy it today 😀

    • MaxPower
      September 22, 2015

      still cheaper than anything else out there

      • Steven Fox
        September 22, 2015

        Got my Honor 6 for 199$(don`t ask how), so hard to beat that. Would have gone for the Snapdragon 808 at around 250$, but need the 3/32 version, nothing else will do for me.

        • MaxPower
          September 22, 2015

          I’ve got a OPO 64GB bamboo edition for free (don’t ask me how)

          a quick look at the prices of the old Honor 6 3/32 and i see that average reseller price is about 300$. the 3/16 if about 275$.
          if you got the 3/32 version of the honor 6 @ 199$ then you got a good deal, but i can’t find that price anywhere.

          for 300$ you can get the OPO 3/64 which in my opinion is a better deal.

          • King
            September 22, 2015

            lol…. don’t ask me why 😛 😛

    • Burs
      September 22, 2015

      Geekbuying is asking $280 for it. Give it time. Soon it will be around $250.

  8. browngeek
    September 22, 2015

    Any news on if it supports wireless charging. Otherwise it ticks pretty much all the boxes

    • September 22, 2015

      nope it doesn’t

      • browngeek
        September 22, 2015

        oh well. thanks for letting me know. nearly ticked all my boxes then.

        • Urke Zakelinho
          September 22, 2015

          Ticked your boxes where?

      • Reigis
        September 22, 2015

        Dual sim support?

    • Tajwar
      September 22, 2015

      at least it has fast charge 2.0 on usb type-C !

      Looking at you OP2

      • browngeek
        September 22, 2015

        Just realised no NFC either. Hmm. So the only leg up to OP2 is the quick charging. Now less boxes being ticked.

        • Tajwar
          September 23, 2015

          they haven’t put NFC since after the Mi3w

  9. Mymy
    September 22, 2015

    What about it’s availability? Are they just going to sell 100k units?

    • September 22, 2015

      first it will be 100k then more as production ramps up

  10. Uzeir Mansuri
    September 22, 2015

    Now, lets wait for re sellers to drop price on Redmi Note 2 😛

  11. Aditya
    September 22, 2015

    Xiaomi killed there own MI NOTE lineup with this phone,providing 3gb RAM and SD808….
    Killer device and hence it will be hard to get in INDIA with flash sales….

    • Guaire
      September 22, 2015

      It would kill Mi 4i rather than Mi Note, but Mi 4c seems a China only device.

      So it wouldn’t be hard to get it via flash sales outside China, it will be impossible.

      • King
        September 22, 2015

        Does the “c” in Mi 4c means “China” … pun intended. 😛

        • Guaire
          September 22, 2015

          Yep.

  12. Simon
    September 22, 2015

    So I’m guessing no Mi5 this year then ?

    • Zubaer Alam
      September 24, 2015

      mi5 will be coming with SD 820? in 2016

  13. realjjj
    September 22, 2015

    No microSD so Xiaomi still has no shame.They behave like the worst of us and always find excuses to do so. Other then this lack of decency and ethics , it would have been nice if it was SD620 for much better CPU perf and less overheating (SD808 is clocked too high too).

    Honestly the bigger news today was that they launched as a MVNO. You can’t revolutionize pricing as a MVNO but you do gain some flexibility.

    • Filipp
      September 22, 2015

      hm I wonder why do you need microsd?
      I had one scenario where microsd was needed: imroting new photos from my dslr to post them on the internet, but now we have wifi card for 15 dollars
      32GB is not satisfactory? And where have you seen sd620? It just doesnt exist yet, equally to sd820.
      This phone looks like mi2 in 2012. But, mi2 was more powerful for that time.

    • MaxPower
      September 22, 2015

      i’d like a SD card slot too but i understand that they are a business.why do they have to bother to put a sd card slot when they still sell 100K in few seconds?

      if I’m not wrong they also sell this kind of phone for the cheapest.

      i will agree with you if you find me a phone with these specs for the same price with sd card slot, otherwise what you are saying is just nonsense.

      i think it’s more immoral to sell devices like this for 400$+ even if they have sd card slot.
      that’s why i would always pick Xiaomi over anything else that sells twice the price.

      you really get me curious though.
      why don’t suggest us what I’m your opinion would be the best deal nowadays (budget-middle-flagship).

      mine would be:
      Redmi Note 2
      MI4c or LeTV x600
      Honor7 or MX5 or OPT
      (…so far)

    • dz11
      November 19, 2015

      You expect too much for the price. It’s got the same processor as the nexus 5x but costs half as much.

  14. Cpaun
    September 22, 2015

    And surprise, surprise: the proof that USB-C works with fast charging, like Qualcomm always said.

    • willysson
      September 23, 2015

      Yeah, but this is USB 2.0 type C.

  15. Guest
    September 22, 2015

    can i get Mi 4c with 3GB RAM but with 16GB ROM and not 32GB ROM, because i dont need 32GB, and if want more then i will go and buy micro-sd of 64GB

    • Lars
      September 22, 2015

      And where exactly will you put that micro-sd in the Mi4c if I may ask? For me 32GB is the minimum if there is no micro-sd support but I prefer 64GB.

    • Guest
      September 22, 2015

      No microSD support in this phone.

  16. Guest
    September 22, 2015

    Without the 800mhz band it’s quite useless in most of the European countries.

    • Lars
      September 22, 2015

      Yep, shows how much they care about the European market. This didn’t come as a surprise though since they never really supported this band.

      Ah well, one more week and the N5 will be presented which has similar specs but a higher price. I prefer stock Android over MIUI anyways.

    • George
      September 22, 2015

      They don’t care about the B20 band because it’s irrelevant at this point,all the the 4 G traffic is handle by the 1800,unless H+ is not good enough for you on the Montblanc peak

  17. Ricardo A.
    September 22, 2015

    really like this phone, just hate those gay colours they always choose.

    • Airyl
      September 22, 2015

      Hey, some of us might like those colours.

    • Guest
      September 22, 2015

      Hey, some of us might be gay!

    • King
      September 22, 2015

      ROFL & LOL …. maxpower and you could put Seinfeld out of business. Extremely funny guys! 😀

  18. Ricardo A.
    September 22, 2015

    “It’ll either be a Sony IMX258 sensor or the Samsung S5K3M2” how do you know which is which ???

    • Andi Sykes
      September 22, 2015

      Xiaomi do this quite often on their phones. I all depends on the stock and which factory is handling the manufacture

    • Ionut Niculita
      September 22, 2015

      no 64gb version or support for micro-sd?

    • Yash Garg
      September 22, 2015

      Nope.

  19. The Bastard Christ
    September 22, 2015

    daaaayum! what a nice device.

  20. Steven Fox
    September 22, 2015

    Damn, 3/32 will be around 300$ after resellers. Will have to wait for a price drop.

    • Andi Sykes
      September 22, 2015

      to start with yes, but those prices will drop once production speeds up

    • Derp herp
      September 22, 2015

      Don’t care, just gimme an option to buy it today 😀

    • MaxPower
      September 22, 2015

      still cheaper than anything else out there

    • Steven Fox
      September 22, 2015

      Got my Honor 6 for 199$(don`t ask how), so hard to beat that. Would have gone for the Snapdragon 808 at around 250$, but need the 3/32 version, nothing else will do for me.

    • MaxPower
      September 22, 2015

      I’ve got a OPO 64GB bamboo edition for free (don’t ask me how)

      a quick look at the prices of the old Honor 6 3/32 and i see that average reseller price is about 300$. the 3/16 if about 275$.
      if you got the 3/32 version of the honor 6 @ 199$ then you got a good deal, but i can’t find that price anywhere.

      for 300$ you can get the OPO 3/64 which in my opinion is a better deal.

    • Burs
      September 22, 2015

      Geekbuying is asking $280 for it. Give it time. Soon it will be around $250.

    • King
      September 22, 2015

      lol…. don’t ask me why 😛 😛

  21. browngeek
    September 22, 2015

    Any news on if it supports wireless charging. Otherwise it ticks pretty much all the boxes

    • Andi Sykes
      September 22, 2015

      nope it doesn’t

    • browngeek
      September 22, 2015

      oh well. thanks for letting me know. nearly ticked all my boxes then.

    • Guest
      September 22, 2015

      Dual sim support?

    • Derp herp
      September 22, 2015

      Ticked your boxes where?

    • Tajwar
      September 22, 2015

      at least it has fast charge 2.0 on usb type-C !

      Looking at you OP2

    • browngeek
      September 23, 2015

      Just realised no NFC either. Hmm. So the only leg up to OP2 is the quick charging. Now less boxes being ticked.

    • Tajwar
      September 23, 2015

      they haven’t put NFC since after the Mi3w

  22. The Bastard Christ
    September 22, 2015

    edge tap to go back? so it just works like the back button? why not have it scroll to the top of the page since the back button is very reachable on the right side.

  23. Guest
    September 22, 2015

    What about it’s availability? Are they just going to sell 100k units?

    • Andi Sykes
      September 22, 2015

      first it will be 100k then more as production ramps up

  24. Some person
    September 22, 2015

    Now, lets wait for re sellers to drop price on Redmi Note 2 😛

  25. Guest
    September 22, 2015

    Xiaomi killed there own MI NOTE lineup with this phone,providing 3gb RAM and SD808….
    Killer device and hence it will be hard to get in INDIA with flash sales….

    • Guaire
      September 22, 2015

      It would kill Mi 4i rather than Mi Note, but Mi 4c seems a China only device.

      So it wouldn’t be hard to get it via flash sales outside China, it will be impossible.

    • King
      September 22, 2015

      Does the “c” in Mi 4c means “China” … pun intended. 😛

    • Guaire
      September 22, 2015

      Yep.

  26. Guest
    September 22, 2015

    So I’m guessing no Mi5 this year then ?

    • Zubaer Alam
      September 24, 2015

      mi5 will be coming with SD 820? in 2016

  27. realjjj
    September 22, 2015

    No microSD so Xiaomi still has no shame.They behave like the worst of us and always find excuses to do so. Other then this lack of decency and ethics , it would have been nice if it was SD620 for much better CPU perf and less overheating (SD808 is clocked too high too).

    Honestly the bigger news today was that they launched as a MVNO. You can’t revolutionize pricing as a MVNO but you do gain some flexibility.

    • Filipp
      September 22, 2015

      hm I wonder why do you need microsd?
      I had one scenario where microsd was needed: imroting new photos from my dslr to post them on the internet, but now we have wifi card for 15 dollars
      32GB is not satisfactory? And where have you seen sd620? It just doesnt exist yet, equally to sd820.
      This phone looks like mi2 in 2012. But, mi2 was more powerful for that time.

    • MaxPower
      September 22, 2015

      i’d like a SD card slot too but i understand that they are a business.why do they have to bother to put a sd card slot when they still sell 100K in few seconds?

      if I’m not wrong they also sell this kind of phone for the cheapest.

      i will agree with you if you find me a phone with these specs for the same price with sd card slot, otherwise what you are saying is just nonsense.

      i think it’s more immoral to sell devices like this for 400$+ even if they have sd card slot.
      that’s why i would always pick Xiaomi over anything else that sells twice the price.

      you really get me curious though.
      why don’t suggest us what I’m your opinion would be the best deal nowadays (budget-middle-flagship).

      mine would be:
      Redmi Note 2
      MI4c or LeTV x600
      Honor7 or MX5 or OPT
      (…so far)

    • dz11
      November 19, 2015

      You expect too much for the price. It’s got the same processor as the nexus 5x but costs half as much.

  28. yalok
    September 22, 2015

    Just add fingerprint scanner and take my money.

  29. Muhammad Yasir
    September 22, 2015

    can anyone tell me the CHEAPEST SD 808 phone ?

    • King
      September 22, 2015

      Mi 4c after a couple of years 😀 😀

      • Muhammad Yasir
        September 22, 2015

        lol

  30. Cpaun
    September 22, 2015

    And surprise, surprise: the proof that USB-C works with fast charging, like Qualcomm always said.

    • Guest
      September 23, 2015

      Yeah, but this is USB 2.0 type C.

  31. Mesterio
    September 22, 2015

    Are we getting a Redmi 2 review any time soon?

  32. jitender singh
    September 22, 2015

    Due to TAP feature only Mi 4c is not so unique this we already using in Yureka Yuphoria and Lenovo K3 Note like phones in India it may be improved alittle bit by giving 5.5″ disp. why Xiaomi is not giving 5.5 or + size even mi note & note pro Redminote 2 is not given to India……….All Useless…………

    • MinusPlusDivide
      September 22, 2015

      Double tap to wake was invented as long as Nokia N8, I believe I read from some comments around the internet. Double to wake feature become popular when LG G2 put this feature. After that, It became widely use in many smart phone brands except a few like Samsung, Apple and Xiaomi (until Mi4c).

      • Chico Migraña
        September 22, 2015

        I wonder why they don’t use that feature, I have a Z5s phone with Miui v7 ROM and double tap works pretty good

  33. Alex
    September 22, 2015

    Will the mi4c work in the U.S ? I’m considering buying one but I have no idea if I could use it on Sprint. Any advice ?

    • Rick Van de Bovenkamp
      September 22, 2015

      willmyphonework.net

      • Alex
        September 22, 2015

        The mi4c is not listed on the website. Thank you anyway.

        • 1337
          September 27, 2015

          It is now, just tried.

          • Alex
            September 27, 2015

            Yes. It only works on Sprint though according to the website.

            • 1337
              September 27, 2015

              It might work on Sprint, but not at LTE speed. It might fall back to HSPA+ or 3G. Check the phone ‘s specs and compare them to Sprint’s wireless frequencies (Google it).

  34. Hiwyx
    September 22, 2015

    Those bezels look huge, and no microsd.
    I might reconsider my next phone choice…

    • dz11
      November 19, 2015

      The bezels do not look huge.

  35. The Bastard Christ
    September 22, 2015

    edge tap to go back? so it just works like the back button? why not have it scroll to the top of the page since the back button is very reachable on the right side.

  36. yalok
    September 22, 2015

    Just add fingerprint scanner and take my money.

  37. Guest
    September 22, 2015

    can anyone tell me the CHEAPEST SD 808 phone ?

    • King
      September 22, 2015

      Mi 4c after a couple of years 😀 😀

    • Guest
      September 22, 2015

      lol

  38. Mesterio
    September 22, 2015

    Are we getting a Redmi 2 review any time soon?

  39. jitender singh
    September 22, 2015

    Due to TAP feature only Mi 4c is not so unique this we already using in Yureka Yuphoria and Lenovo K3 Note like phones in India it may be improved alittle bit by giving 5.5″ disp. why Xiaomi is not giving 5.5 or + size even mi note & note pro Redminote 2 is not given to India……….All Useless…………

    • Guest
      September 22, 2015

      Double tap to wake was invented as long as Nokia N8, I believe I read from some comments around the internet. Double to wake feature become popular when LG G2 put this feature. After that, It became widely use in many smart phone brands except a few like Samsung, Apple and Xiaomi (until Mi4c).

    • Ricardo A.
      September 22, 2015

      I wonder why they don’t use that feature, I have a Z5s phone with Miui v7 ROM and double tap works pretty good

  40. Ito
    September 22, 2015

    Interesting price if the 32gb ROM version is sold around $270. But why that awful white color all the time? I meant that the black version will be around 1 month later…a new device will be available at that time with better specs. Please Xiaomi release the white version at the end next time.

  41. Alex
    September 22, 2015

    Will the mi4c work in the U.S ? I’m considering buying one but I have no idea if I could use it on Sprint. Any advice ?

    • Rick Van de Bovenkamp
      September 22, 2015

      willmyphonework.net

    • Alex
      September 22, 2015

      The mi4c is not listed on the website. Thank you anyway.

    • Prestige Worldwide
      September 27, 2015

      It is now, just tried.

    • Alex
      September 27, 2015

      Yes. It only works on Sprint though according to the website.

    • Prestige Worldwide
      September 27, 2015

      It might work on Sprint, but not at LTE speed. It might fall back to HSPA+ or 3G. Check the phone ‘s specs and compare them to Sprint’s wireless frequencies (Google it).

  42. Guest
    September 22, 2015

    Those bezels look huge, and no microsd.
    I might reconsider my next phone choice…

    • dz11
      November 19, 2015

      The bezels do not look huge.

  43. tk76
    September 22, 2015

    Anyone know which bands are supported?

  44. Kyogiro
    September 22, 2015

    No 64 GB variant…

  45. waterresist
    September 22, 2015

    “Buy related products Now” (at shop.gizchina.com): 399.99 for Mi4c 2/16… Guys, you gotta be kiddin’! 😀

    • waterresist
      September 23, 2015

      I like the new price. … and it is nice talking to myself. 😉

  46. Guest
    September 22, 2015

    Interesting price if the 32gb ROM version is sold around $270. But why that awful white color all the time? I meant that the black version will be around 1 month later…a new device will be available at that time with better specs. Please Xiaomi release the white version at the end next time.

  47. tk76
    September 22, 2015

    Anyone know which bands are supported?

  48. Kyogiro
    September 22, 2015

    No 64 GB variant…

  49. waterresist
    September 22, 2015

    “Buy related products Now” (at shop.gizchina.com): 399.99 for Mi4c 2/16… Guys, you gotta be kiddin’! 😀

    • waterresist
      September 23, 2015

      I like the new price. … and it is nice talking to myself. 😉

  50. September 23, 2015

    No fingerprint reader and less than 5.5″. I am gonna pass.

    • Ganesh
      October 3, 2015

      5.0″ = perfect size

      • Ganesh
        October 3, 2015

        in phones

  51. Michael Ogbonnaya
    September 23, 2015

    No fingerprint reader and less than 5.5″. I am gonna pass.

    • Ganesh
      October 3, 2015

      5.0″ = perfect size

    • Ganesh
      October 3, 2015

      in phones

  52. willysson
    September 23, 2015

    Ha ha, they should add camera OIS if they’re going to use “tap” to enable shutter button! How’s that gonna work, otherwise? For the same price as the 3/32GB model, I’m still leaning towards Innos D6000.

  53. Guest
    September 23, 2015

    Ha ha, they should add camera OIS if they’re going to use “tap” to enable shutter button! How’s that gonna work, otherwise? For the same price as the 3/32GB model, I’m still leaning towards Innos D6000.