Update: Xiaomi Mi4c on pre-sale now just $249.99 comes with free Xiaomi Piston earphones!


xiaomi mi4c presale

UPDATE: We have cut the price to just $249.99 and still throwing in a pair of FREE Xiaomi Piston earphones!

The Xiaomi Mi4c is an incredible looking device and we have an incredible value bundle for you. $249.99 for the latest Xiaomi phone plus a free set of amazing Piston earphones thrown in!

The Xiaomi Mi4c was announced yesterday with some neat new features, but more importantly some major improvements over the previous Xiaomi Mi4i.

The Mi4c boasts a more modern Snapdragon 808 chipset running a Adreno 418 GPU. The USB has been updated to USB Type C, and the front camera has a huge 85 degree wide angle.

Xiaomi have also introduced a side tap gesture, which allows you to simply tap the side edge of your Xiaomi Mi4c to return to the home, and even take photographs.

xiaomi mi4c presale

The 5-inch phone gets a FHD panel, dual SIM support, 13 mega-pixel main camera, Quick Charge 2.0 and a 3080mAh battery. The first batch of phone are white but black, blue and other options will launch at a later date.

It is a stunning looking phone, so we at shop.gizchina.com have created a great value bundle. Anyone ordering the Xiaomi Mi4c before the 25th September will get the white, 16GB model for $249.99 and we will also include a set of original Xiaomi Piston earphones for FREE. This is a limited offer so be quick to ensure you take advantage of this amazing deal!

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100 Comments

  1. MaxPower
    September 23, 2015

    that’s a great price. Good job!

    • September 23, 2015

      Thanks, I’ve been negotiating with the shop team so we can offer better deals hope you take advantage of it.

      • MaxPower
        September 23, 2015

        I’m so tempted to get one even if i promised myself to get a phone that works with US LTE bands.

        • Dante
          September 23, 2015

          Its available in black so – Its even more tempting for you

          • MaxPower
            September 23, 2015

            exactly! it would have been perfect if i didn’t need the LTE bands.
            last year i didn’t care, but now I’m getting too tight with 3G.
            i also need NFC and fingerprint scanner for Android Pay.

            I’m starting to fear that my next phone won’t be Chinese.
            i guess I’ll wait for the new Oneplus if it will satisfy my demands.

            • Dante
              September 23, 2015

              Oneplus hates nfc 🙁
              The Lg G4 is perfect for me , the Moto X pure is very close (it gets huge kudos for stock experience)

            • MaxPower
              September 23, 2015

              I’m keeping an eye on the Moto X even if I’m not a fan of stock Android.

              I’ve just replaced the screen of my MI4(now i finally have a black phone) but i already have a couple of dead pixels and the screen is not glued so it looks so cheap.
              that sucks because it’s not even a year since i bought it (i really can’t take good care of my stuff)

              I’m wondering if i should get a rugged phone instead. :-p

            • Dante
              September 23, 2015

              Nah Moto Phones are built like tanks – The Older Nexus was friggin awesome , Just like the G4

            • MaxPower
              September 23, 2015

              the more you talk me about the Moto X the more I’m leaning towards this phone. i have to settle on not having the fingerprint scanner… but at least i have both NFC and LTE… i have time till December. So far the Moto X is in pole position

            • Dante
              September 23, 2015

              The LG G4 is a tad better in battery department camera , design and a looot of features their UI is really good and it has nfc , Ir blaster , sd card , removeable battery , Removeabe back

            • MaxPower
              September 23, 2015

              yeah but it is also more expensive

            • Dante
              September 23, 2015

              Not by much – especialy considering the recently – Some ebay users sell it at 399 if you look close enough

            • MaxPower
              September 23, 2015

              thanks pal, i like the orange leather version.
              now this one is in pole position! 😀

              this weekend I’ll stop at BestBuy so i can try it on hand and see the rom too.

  2. MaxPower
    September 23, 2015

    hey Andi,
    i can’t find any details about the supported LTE bands. I’m guessing 1/3/7 ?

    • September 23, 2015

      Yup,

      4G FDD-LTE: Bands 1(2100 MHz)/ Bands 3(1800 MHz)/ Bands 7(2600 MHz)

      TDD-LTE:Bands 38(TD 2600) / 39(TD 1900) / 40(TD 2300) / 41(TD 2500)

      • jauling
        September 23, 2015

        sweet, good bands for Europe! No LTE for use in US though.

        • gaborgabor
          September 23, 2015

          I also won’t buy this phone because I need B20(800Mhz) in Europe.

      • MaxPower
        September 23, 2015

        thanks for checking

  3. browngeek
    September 23, 2015

    Just to confirm, no NFC, right? Also, does it come with or without Play Store?

  4. Al3nkboot
    September 23, 2015

    xiaomi can make it better if they upgrade ram to 3gb and battery also.

    • S4RK1Z
      September 23, 2015

      there is a 32 and 3gb ram versio too

  5. Steve B
    September 23, 2015

    I’ve seen low light photos from this, attributed to the new 258 Sony sensor, that look quite good. Do you know if the Samsung variants perform equally well? And is it possible to confirm which stock you have (Sony/Samsung).

    • September 23, 2015

      I’ll try to find out.

      • September 23, 2015

        Xiaomi tell us it is completely random and we won’t know until they arrive. Even then we would have to open them up to check each one.

        • MaxPower
          September 23, 2015

          wait a second…
          are you saying that some batches have a Sony sensor and some other the Samsung one?
          that’s odd!

          • Sirrr
            September 23, 2015

            and if you add the Sharp/AUO/LG display it’s like playing at lottery 🙂

            • MaxPower
              September 23, 2015

              no kidding?

            • Steve B
              September 23, 2015

              They want you to collect the set, play swapsies with the specs you already have. Bit like a Kinder-egg, just 500x more expensive.

          • September 23, 2015

            It’s quite normal for Xiaomi

            • MaxPower
              September 23, 2015

              i didn’t know that.
              i thought it was an Elephone kind of thing rather than Xiaomis.

        • Steve B
          September 23, 2015

          OK thanks for checking. It would be good then to know that the Samsung is the equal of the Sony (or vice versa), especially if they’re pushing the low light ability of the new Sony sensor.
          Not sure if I would want to play lucky dip with a $250+ phone.

  6. waterresist
    September 23, 2015

    Any news about the 3/32 variant?

  7. MaxPower
    September 23, 2015

    that’s a great price. Good job!

    • Andi Sykes
      September 23, 2015

      Thanks, I’ve been negotiating with the shop team so we can offer better deals hope you take advantage of it.

    • MaxPower
      September 23, 2015

      I’m so tempted to get one even if i promised myself to get a phone that works with US LTE bands.

    • Dante
      September 23, 2015

      Its available in black so – Its even more tempting for you

    • MaxPower
      September 23, 2015

      exactly! it would have been perfect if i didn’t need the LTE bands.
      last year i didn’t care, but now I’m getting too tight with 3G.
      i also need NFC and fingerprint scanner for Android Pay.

      I’m starting to fear that my next phone won’t be Chinese.
      i guess I’ll wait for the new Oneplus if it will satisfy my demands.

    • Dante
      September 23, 2015

      Oneplus hates nfc 🙁
      The Lg G4 is perfect for me , the Moto X pure is very close (it gets huge kudos for stock experience)

    • MaxPower
      September 23, 2015

      I’m keeping an eye on the Moto X even if I’m not a fan of stock Android.

      I’ve just replaced the screen of my MI4(now i finally have a black phone) but i already have a couple of dead pixels and the screen is not glued so it looks so cheap.
      that sucks because it’s not even a year since i bought it (i really can’t take good care of my stuff)

      I’m wondering if i should get a rugged phone instead. :-p

    • Dante
      September 23, 2015

      Nah Moto Phones are built like tanks – The Older Nexus was friggin awesome , Just like the G4

    • MaxPower
      September 23, 2015

      the more you talk me about the Moto X the more I’m leaning towards this phone. i have to settle on not having the fingerprint scanner… but at least i have both NFC and LTE… i have time till December. So far the Moto X is in pole position

    • Dante
      September 23, 2015

      The LG G4 is a tad better in battery department camera , design and a looot of features their UI is really good and it has nfc , Ir blaster , sd card , removeable battery , Removeabe back

    • MaxPower
      September 23, 2015

      yeah but it is also more expensive

    • Dante
      September 23, 2015

      Not by much – especialy considering the recently – Some ebay users sell it at 399 if you look close enough

    • MaxPower
      September 23, 2015

      thanks pal, i like the orange leather version.
      now this one is in pole position! 😀

      this weekend I’ll stop at BestBuy so i can try it on hand and see the rom too.

  8. MaxPower
    September 23, 2015

    hey Andi,
    i can’t find any details about the supported LTE bands. I’m guessing 1/3/7 ?

    • Andi Sykes
      September 23, 2015

      Yup,

      4G FDD-LTE: Bands 1(2100 MHz)/ Bands 3(1800 MHz)/ Bands 7(2600 MHz)

      TDD-LTE:Bands 38(TD 2600) / 39(TD 1900) / 40(TD 2300) / 41(TD 2500)

    • jauling
      September 23, 2015

      sweet, good bands for Europe! No LTE for use in US though.

    • GBR2
      September 23, 2015

      I also won’t buy this phone because I need B20(800Mhz) in Europe.

    • MaxPower
      September 23, 2015

      thanks for checking

  9. Shaun Bstwo
    September 23, 2015

    Do i need to worry about custom charges if i buy and get shipped DHL international?

    • jauling
      September 23, 2015

      always worry.. unless you live in China 🙂

      Ibuygou tries their best to avoid having you to pay these charges, but if you really want to avoid the risk, then pay for the extra for the customs charge insurance.

  10. browngeek
    September 23, 2015

    Just to confirm, no NFC, right? Also, does it come with or without Play Store?

  11. Al3nkboot
    September 23, 2015

    xiaomi can make it better if they upgrade ram to 3gb and battery also.

    • S4rk1z
      September 23, 2015

      there is a 32 and 3gb ram versio too

  12. September 23, 2015

    We just write a charging analysis for Xiaomi Mi 4c, check it here:http://www.tronsmart.com/xiaomi-mi-4c-charging-analysis-part-1

    2.5 hours to get fully charged with quick charge 2.0 charger, it’s NOT so quick.

    • MaxPower
      September 23, 2015

      interesting test.
      although i don’t understand the last part of the post.

      correct me if I’m wrong:
      you tried several chargers and the result is that MI4c always accepts not more than roughly 1A.
      so why do you offer your chargers?
      are your chargers able to work at 2A with the MI4c?

      • September 24, 2015

        Let me explain it better.
        I test with regular 5V/2A charger, but Mi 4c just accept 5V/1A, total 5W.

        but with qc2.0 chargers, the Mi 4c can reach 9V/1.1A, total 10W.

        so without quick charge technology, your charging time will double.

        and for us, we produce the qc2.0 chargers, so we think people can consider our brand when they choose quick charge 2.0 chargers.

        We just get the Mi 4c. and we will use our chargers to do the real testing, and write the other charging analysis for xiaomi mi4c.

        Tronsmart

        • MaxPower
          September 24, 2015

          then your article is pretty much deceiving.

          Xiaomi doesn’t limit anything, this is how QC2.0 works and the reason is pretty obvious:

          if i use a regular 4A or 3A or 2A charger the phone will only accept 1A, to make sure you are not going to set it on fire.

          QC2.0 chargers have a chip inside that once is paired when the one inside the phone it will let charge the phone at 2A without risk.

          try the test with any other phone that supports QC2.0 and you will see that it will behave in the sand way. it’s not Xiaomi that limits anything, this is how QC2.0 works

          • September 24, 2015

            No, you should check the last part of testing, I use the Oneplus two charger (5V/2A) , xiaomi just accept 1A, in oneplus two, i get 2a current.

            also quick charge 2.0 standard should be 5V/2A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A, total 18w, all of our chargers are supporting those, however, Xiaomi just accept 9V/1A.

            Frankly speaking, the quick charge 2.0 features in Mi 4c is just for advertising, The charging speed is not as quick as others, like Zenfone 2, or Galaxy S6 etc. We expect much more charging speed with the quick charge 2.0 support on Mi 4c, however, it’s a disappoint.

            • MaxPower
              September 24, 2015

              OnePlus 2 is not a Qualcomm QC2.0 certified phone, so I’m expecting that even the charger is not certified.

              It doesn’t matter that the output says 2A, if the phone doesn’t find the chip to pair then it will accept only 1A for safety(or marketing) purpose.

              try with the OnePlus 1 charger and you’ll see that it will go up to 2A.

              Qualcomm QC3.0 is out already, but available for the new generation of SoC (SD820, SD620,SD417…)

            • September 24, 2015

              Tried other 5V/2A charger, still give it only 1A.

            • MaxPower
              September 24, 2015

              now that’s really odd.

              so to recap:
              this phone charges @ 2A only with the original Xiaomi charger and with the QC2.0 certified chargers provided by Tronosmart.

              otherwise it will only charge @ 1A with any other chargers included those QC2.0 certified like the one used by OnePlus One.

              is that correct?

              if so then we should ask Xiaomi more details about it.

            • September 25, 2015

              This phone won’t go to 2A at all, with the original xiaomi charger or our charger, it can get 9V/1.1a, but never get 9V/2A.

              with other charger, it just get 5V/1A.

  13. tysta
    September 23, 2015

    Will you have a similar deal with the 32GB variant?

  14. Steve B
    September 23, 2015

    I’ve seen low light photos from this, attributed to the new 258 Sony sensor, that look quite good. Do you know if the Samsung variants perform equally well? And is it possible to confirm which stock you have (Sony/Samsung).

    • Andi Sykes
      September 23, 2015

      I’ll try to find out.

    • Andi Sykes
      September 23, 2015

      Xiaomi tell us it is completely random and we won’t know until they arrive. Even then we would have to open them up to check each one.

    • MaxPower
      September 23, 2015

      wait a second…
      are you saying that some batches have a Sony sensor and some other the Samsung one?
      that’s odd!

    • Sirrr
      September 23, 2015

      and if you add the Sharp/AUO/LG display it’s like playing at lottery 🙂

    • MaxPower
      September 23, 2015

      no kidding?

    • Andi Sykes
      September 23, 2015

      It’s quite normal for Xiaomi

    • MaxPower
      September 23, 2015

      i didn’t know that.
      i thought it was an Elephone kind of thing rather than Xiaomis.

    • Steve B
      September 23, 2015

      OK thanks for checking. It would be good then to know that the Samsung is the equal of the Sony (or vice versa), especially if they’re pushing the low light ability of the new Sony sensor.
      Not sure if I would want to play lucky dip with a $250+ phone.

    • Steve B
      September 23, 2015

      They want you to collect the set, play swapsies with the specs you already have. Bit like a Kinder-egg, just 500x more expensive.

  15. waterresist
    September 23, 2015

    Any news about the 3/32 variant?

    • Andi Sykes
      September 23, 2015

      not yet

  16. Shaun Bstwo
    September 23, 2015

    Do i need to worry about custom charges if i buy and get shipped DHL international?

    • jauling
      September 23, 2015

      always worry.. unless you live in China 🙂

      Ibuygou tries their best to avoid having you to pay these charges, but if you really want to avoid the risk, then pay for the extra customs charge insurance.

  17. Tronsmart
    September 23, 2015

    We just write a charging analysis for Xiaomi Mi 4c, check it here:http://www.tronsmart.com/xiaomi-mi-4c-charging-analysis-part-1

    2.5 hours to get fully charged with quick charge 2.0 charger, it’s NOT so quick.

    • MaxPower
      September 23, 2015

      interesting test.
      although i don’t understand the last part of the post.

      correct me if I’m wrong:
      you tried several chargers and the result is that MI4c always accepts not more than roughly 1A.
      so why do you offer your chargers?
      are your chargers able to work at 2A with the MI4c?

    • Tronsmart
      September 24, 2015

      Let me explain it better.
      I test with regular 5V/2A charger, but Mi 4c just accept 5V/1A, total 5W.

      but with qc2.0 chargers, the Mi 4c can reach 9V/1.1A, total 10W.

      so without quick charge technology, your charging time will double.

      and for us, we produce the qc2.0 chargers, so we think people can consider our brand when they choose quick charge 2.0 chargers.

      We just get the Mi 4c. and we will use our chargers to do the real testing, and write the other charging analysis for xiaomi mi4c.

      Tronsmart

    • MaxPower
      September 24, 2015

      then your article is pretty much deceiving.

      Xiaomi doesn’t limit anything, this is how QC2.0 works and the reason is pretty obvious:

      if i use a regular 4A or 3A or 2A charger the phone will only accept 1A, to make sure you are not going to set it on fire.

      QC2.0 chargers have a chip inside that once is paired when the one inside the phone it will let charge the phone at 2A without risk.

      try the test with any other phone that supports QC2.0 and you will see that it will behave in the sand way. it’s not Xiaomi that limits anything, this is how QC2.0 works

    • Tronsmart
      September 24, 2015

      No, you should check the last part of testing, I use the Oneplus two charger (5V/2A) , xiaomi just accept 1A, in oneplus two, i get 2a current.

      also quick charge 2.0 standard should be 5V/2A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A, total 18w, all of our chargers are supporting those, however, Xiaomi just accept 9V/1A.

      Frankly speaking, the quick charge 2.0 features in Mi 4c is just for advertising, The charging speed is not as quick as others, like Zenfone 2, or Galaxy S6 etc. We expect much more charging speed with the quick charge 2.0 support on Mi 4c, however, it’s a disappoint.

    • MaxPower
      September 24, 2015

      OnePlus 2 is not a Qualcomm QC2.0 certified phone, so I’m expecting that even the charger is not certified.

      It doesn’t matter that the output says 2A, if the phone doesn’t find the chip to pair then it will accept only 1A for safety(or marketing) purpose.

      try with the OnePlus 1 charger and you’ll see that it will go up to 2A.

      Qualcomm QC3.0 is out already, but available for the new generation of SoC (SD820, SD620,SD417…)

    • Tronsmart
      September 25, 2015

      Tried other 5V/2A charger, still give it only 1A.

    • MaxPower
      September 25, 2015

      now that’s really odd.

      so to recap:
      this phone charges @ 2A only with the original Xiaomi charger and with the QC2.0 certified chargers provided by Tronosmart.

      otherwise it will only charge @ 1A with any other chargers included those QC2.0 certified like the one used by OnePlus One.

      is that correct?

      if so then we should ask Xiaomi more details about it.

    • Tronsmart
      September 25, 2015

      This phone won’t go to 2A at all, with the original xiaomi charger or our charger, it can get 9V/1.1a, but never get 9V/2A.

      with other charger, it just get 5V/1A.

  18. tysta
    September 23, 2015

    Will you have a similar deal with the 32GB variant?

  19. Muto
    September 23, 2015

    We want 32gb version in black color, please Xiaomi remove that color from your catalogue!!!!!!!!

    • Muto
      September 23, 2015

      I mean the awful white color LOL

  20. Guest
    September 23, 2015

    We want 32gb version in black color, please Xiaomi remove that color from your catalogue!!!!!!!!

    • Guest
      September 23, 2015

      I mean the awful white color LOL

  21. Arabvps.net
    September 27, 2015

    any one can tell me why
    Xiaomi Mi4c better than Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 ? i want order it Today

  22. Arabvps.net
    September 27, 2015

    any one can tell me why
    Xiaomi Mi4c better than Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 ? i want order it Today

  23. Burs
    September 30, 2015

    Hm.. So to recapitulate “issues” I’ve been reading for the past few days… Quick charging @1A only, loose side buttons, no LTE800, random camera manufacturer, random screen manufacturer. Anything else?

  24. Burs
    September 30, 2015

    Hm.. So to recapitulate “issues” I’ve been reading for the past few days… Quick charging @1A only, loose side buttons, no LTE800, random camera manufacturer, random screen manufacturer. Anything else?