Xiaomi has been pushing the envelope when it comes to budget mobile phones. Today, we are going to take a look at a recent release from the Chinese mobile company that packs a punch without asking too much money from you.
The Xiaomi Mi 4C is one of their newest mid-range mobile phones and it has great features with a very inexpensive price.
Let’s start off with the design. The Xiaomi Mi 4C mobile phone has a polycarbonate plastic body. Some people might be put off because of the word plastic, but the Xiaomi Mi 4C boasts of a polycarbonate one that is much sturdier than other plastics. Furthermore, the phone is not glossy but rather, it has a matte finish so gripping the phone is easy and without any issues.
This mobile phone has a height of 138mm and a thickness of only 7.88mm which is a pretty compact mobile phone with a 5-inch screen.
Speaking of the screen, the Xiaomi Mi 4C has a 5-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1080×1920 and a pixel density of 441. Again, Xiaomi outdid other mobile phones in the mid-range market because of its vivid 1080p display.
I personally think that 5-inch mobile phones are the norm nowadays because people consume a lot of media on their portable devices now more than ever.
The Xiaomi Mi 4C comes with a SIM tray on the left side of the mobile phone and this is actually a Dual-SIM phone. This is a standard among Asian-made phones and I think it is pretty good. But, if you want to make use of the 4G connectivity, however, you need to plug your SIM on the first slot for it to work.
On the top of the phone lies the 3.5mm headphone jack as well as an IR blaster that acts as a universal remote for your other gadgets such as your TV or Radio.
An interesting thing to note here is that the Xiaomi Mi 4C comes with a USB Type-C connector that is located at the bottom. The USB-C connector allows you to plug the cable either side and it offers faster data transfer speeds than the previous USB technology.
The Xiaomi Mi 4C comes with the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop but they’ve also incorporated the popular MIUI version 7 interface on top of that. The MIUI has been criticized a lot mainly because of its semblance to the Apple iOS interface. Still, the interface provides a cleaner look and all of your apps will populate the home screen instead of having to press the app drawer to access them.
As for the performance, the Xiaomi Mi 4C mobile phone is packed with goods such as the Qualcomm Snapdragon Hexa-core processor with Quad-core clock speeds of 1.44GHz and dual-core clock speeds of 1.82GHz. Furthermore, it also comes with the Adreno 418 GPU and 3GB of RAM.
The camera of the is also pretty impressive. Gone are the days where mid-range phones have mediocre phones; the Xiaomi Mi 4C has a 13-megapixel camera with a phase-detection focus and dual LED flash. It can also record 1080p videos with crisp, visual clarity.
And lastly, the battery life of the Xiaomi Mi 4C is also quite beefy with a 3,080 MaH. It is non-removable, though, so you may want to bring your charger with you at all times.
The Xiaomi Mi 4C breaks all barriers when it comes to mid-range mobile phones. I am quite surprised with the quality that the Mi 4C provides. If you want to buy this phone, this just costs $270.