Tried this in a store today (I'm in China). It was the white 3G / 16gb version as that's all that's available at the moment.
First impressions were that the design is OK, but not great. It looks a little 'last year'. That is, it draws too much from the iPhone in looks with the glossy slab approach. As such, the chamfered, angular edges make it slightly uncomfortable to hold. Personally, I prefer a matte finish and more curved to fit more naturally in the hand.
However, I would say this is almost a perfect size for my one-handed preference as the bezels are slimmer than the Mi 3 and overall dimensions a touch smaller. One-handed use is fine which cannot be said for most other new devices which are 5.2 to 5.5-inches and beyond.
The device is fast - no lag whatsoever from what I could tell - which you would expect with the specs. The screen is bright and clear and wasn't obviously worse than other flagships (Find 7, 5s, S5). I like MIUI and see it only getting better as development progresses.
The camera was fast and responsive but it is difficult to see just how good or bad the image quality is on the screen.
When the 64GB 4G version is available next month, I will likely buy one. At the moment, 16GB (12GB usable) is too small for a modern phone, even if you store many things in the cloud. Apps, photos and videos will fill things up too quickly.
Without any microSD card slot, I would only consider 64GB, particularly since the price is only a few hundred CNY more. Likewise for 4G: it's more and more common and future-proofing is common sense rather than regretting waiting a month.
Abhijeet borkar, 10 Aug 2014How much is it Mi 4 plz let me know320 USD
ScarSaif, 10 Aug 2014How to download the playstore because i heard chinese phones don't have google stuffDownload from Mi Market.
ScarSaif, 10 Aug 2014How to download the playstore because i heard chinese phones don't have google stuffIn mimarket there is google installer to install google apps
How to download the playstore because i heard chinese phones don't have google stuff
Can't wait to get my hands on this one. Got the mi3 and I am very impressed with the OS, build quality and features.
Zareer, 08 Aug 2014I have got Xiaomi Mi3w, and I must say it is the smartest phone and most user friendly ever. w... morethats an illusion because Chinese government can access anything from any Chinese product...
Not much difference compare with mi3 ... Just an upgraded chipset, a slightly bigger capacity battery, additional 1 gb ram... And an ugly design
Can it consider as a selfie phone... Cause the secondary camera is better than Xperia c3.. Just no led flash
I can't believe you foreigners like it so much. it is just not attractive anymore in China this year, too many other similar phones with similar price, and some are better than Mi4 in design with same price.But I have to say, the OS is worth it.
If The Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Has Been There Very Nice & All Spec Was good
Xiaomi is the best of the best. Am currently using mi3 and its the best. No4 Will be supper.I will be the first to use mi4 in Ghana