Xiaomi Mi4: Mid-Range Smartphone in the Test

The company Xiaomi is a young company, however, ranks you three a significant world ranking already: only Samsung and Apple sell more mobile phones than the shooting in this country still unknown star. Thus one refers to place four Chinese rival Huawei. But what makes a Xiaomi so desirable? And how is reflected the technical equipment of the Mi4 smartphones? COMPUTER image makes the test.

5 inch full HD

For the Mi4 Xiaomi relies on a 5-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. The screen looks very sharp, shows strong colors and lights with approximately 500 cd / m ² quite bright. So it can withstand even compared with expensive smartphones like the HTC one (M8). Inside a Snapdragon 801 performed his service, whose four Krait 400 cores with up to 2.5 ghz clock. Support they receive large amounts of RAM from the 3 gigabytes (GB). Operation is fast and easy even with several open apps. San Andreas at short hitch occurred only when playing GTA – at maximum resolution and quality graphics. All in all is the speed but at a high level. To store your own files a 16 users are available, depending on the model or the capacity 64 GB of large internal memory available you can not extend however. The data transfer from the computer to the Mi4 runs slow 6.69 megabytes per second (MB / s) when writing, 12.89 MB / s at the reading

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8 mega pixel camera for Selfies

The rear-view camera of the Mi4 shoot photos with a 13-megapixel sensor from Sony (IMX214) and records videos in crisp-sharp 4 k resolution. The Sony sensor gives the images a natural colour reproduction. However, a visible blur interferes with the images. After all, the software vote is significantly better than, for example, at the Sony Xperia Z1 compact, which also uses a Sony sensor. The resolution of front-facing camera is unusually high at 8 megapixels. Fun for Selfie Hunter is the wide angle of 80 degrees. And that’s not all: looking directly into the front-facing camera, the lens detects not only the sex, but estimates the age of / to photographing, which succeeds surprisingly well. A 3,080 mah full, tightly fitted battery that is fully charged using the quick charge function after two and a half hours as electricity supplier. The function should be but rarely used, because with nearly 13 hours of battery life, an entire day on one charge is good to create. A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC include facilities of the Mi4, infrared and wireless-ac. Model with LTE support in Europe was not yet available at the time of the test. 4.4. As the operating system, the Xiaomi MIUI version 5’s own user interface using Android inverts over.

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Plastic and metal frame

Case his new flagship, the Chinese market leader relies on polycarbonate and a metal frame. Differently than when the iphone 5 to make but this not made of aluminium and stainless steel. The milled edges are in harsh contrast to the smooth plastic on the back. It is although not cheap, but it is susceptible to fingerprints in the smooth execution. : Interesting on first glance thought the Xiaomi an iphone the Chinese were inspired by the Apple design. The new smartphone in black and white is available. Alternatively there are back in a wood, fabric and leather, marble or stone look as accessories.

Asian Smartphones do more

The Mi4 provides interesting insights into the Asian market: accessing the music player directly on an online streaming service free playing music. The customer must pay only for the best viewing experience. The video player that free play Asian movies and series the appropriate streaming platforms hot Sohu video or iqiyi is amazing. Due to missing translation in German or English, the offer is in this country but rather uninteresting. The video player on the device it behaves like the VLC Player and can be controlled via gestures. Two alternative app stores are installed in addition to the Google play store. In the settings, you will find some surprises: battery hidden under the tab about a high performance mode for the battery. And the buttons under the display allow to double book you also determine what pressing the headset buttons is done.

Video: Xiaomi mi4

The Xiaomi is sales in the far East and also duty free in Germany can be ordered. How well it beats, COMPUTER clears up in the video image. Cheap or surprisingly good? The Xiaomi mi4 in the first impression

Poor translations

Rejoice performance and facilities, there are also two hooks: the original software is available only in Chinese and English. Who would not renounce German, should order the Mi4 with pre-installed Decuro Rome. But be careful: as COMPUTER revealed image, trading some Xiaomi smartphones sold with pre-installed Trojans.

Conclusion: Xiaomi Mi4

The Mi4 leaves an ambiguous image: on the one hand processing and software adjustments delight. On the other hand disappointed the unit with a slow UMTS connection and only passable camera quality. The speed, however, is quickly done. Considering the price of 300 euros for the smaller model with 16 GB of memory the negative points hard to bear, especially as the competition in this area is strong: the honor of 6 about is priced in the same League. Although it has a less stable acting plastic case, for all measurement values are better than in the Mi4. Who would like to spend about 400 euros for the larger 64-GB model, should look at before the Samsung Galaxy S5 is. The advantages of the S5: a waterproof housing, heart rate monitor and a memory expansion slot. Insofar the Xiaomi Mi4 is a good extension in the selection of Android and aimed especially at hobbyists who really change everything on the operating system want.

Per order This Product at Amazon Sharp and bright Display Ordinary Processing Contra LTE not No Memory card Slot works in this country Battery firmly installed Test Note of the Editorial 3.57 sufficient User Rating (out of 1 Reviews)

 

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