An0n, 19 Jun 2021I wish Xiaomi can recreate this little beast with newer chip, maybe with SD778, with updated h... moreI understand how you feel. I couldn't find a single device tha satisfied what I wanted from a phone.
I must not be the target customer for any smartphone company.
~ I want a reasonably sized phone. 6 inches was too big.
~ I don't want to spend a month's wages to buy one.
~ I don't need four cameras.
~ I do need a headphone jack.
~ I want to be able to replace the battery myself.
~ I don't care about prestige; it doesn't need an Apple logo.
franekma, 02 May 2021I downgraded from the Mi Mix 2S to this phone and installed LineageOS 16 / Android 9 on it whi... moreI wish Xiaomi can recreate this little beast with newer chip, maybe with SD778, with updated hardware, camera. The only closest to this is Zenfone 8 now, but it's a flagship. The only turn down is the price.
I downgraded from the Mi Mix 2S to this phone and installed LineageOS 16 / Android 9 on it which is enough for my use case. Works fantastically; I'm very satisfied.
~ Mi Mix 2S was far too big and heavy.
~ I felt that the bezel-less design just meant unwanted touches on the screen around the edges.
~ I don't take too many photos and don't play games at all on my device. My usage is more just calling, messaging, reading and watching YT.
~ The only new device which was ≤5" was the iPhone SE, but at $400 it did not seem worth it.
Tafwid Huda, 30 Dec 20205 Years using this cheap beast and still rocking!! Pros : a. Good IPS display b. Faster G... moreLollipop bruh? Time to get updates. Either you flash the latest firmware without unlocking bootloader, that way you get Nougat, or go unlock bootloader after that, go to wjxxbsh GitHub, and install Lineage OS 17.1 Android 10. Most cons are still around (the hot, etc), but it runs on Android 10 without MIUI.
5 Years using this cheap beast and still rocking!!
a. Good IPS display
b. Faster GPS locking than my Docomo Phones/Tablet
c. Best Camera in price range
d. Lollipop still very snappy
e. Snappier keyboard than my Docomo's
f. Compact and thin on your palm
g. Better signal reception than my Docomo's
h. Easy to root
i. Audio jack and infrared
a. 16GB storage without expansion
b. Aging battery needs to be replaced at least 1 time
c. Mediocre battery life
d. Aging LTE speed, but still LTE nonetheless
e. Aging CPU and 7ckng HOT!!
f. Type C, but gen.1
2020 still worth? Ofc no.. Try looking a used flagship one from 2017. This phone is more like a trophy for someone who buy at the right time in the past because how good and cheap it is..
Now I use it for Gmaps. My god, its very very accurate!! Maybe I flashed it with a right firmware for my country (220.127.116.11 LXKCNCK).
Aside for Gmaps, i use it as a hotspot and uses a cheap internet provider ($7 for 50GB a month).
MichaelR, 06 Oct 2019Hi. I can help you. Are you still interested? If so, reply to this message. Cheers.i cant connect to wifi
Tegar Herlambang, 10 Aug 2019Hi, idk whats happen, but when i turn it on, it showing fasboot loop. can u help me to solve this?clear cache
Tegar Herlambang, 10 Aug 2019Hi, idk whats happen, but when i turn it on, it showing fasboot loop. can u help me to solve this?Hi. I can help you. Are you still interested? If so, reply to this message. Cheers.
kronospoker.com, 24 Jul 2019I also still use it until nowHi, idk whats happen, but when i turn it on, it showing fasboot loop. can u help me to solve this?
Voigt, 27 Feb 2019I also still use my Mi4c, but what I can really suggest is switching out the battery after a w... moreI have this phone (Mi 4C, 32/3 GB ram) since end of 2015 and it's still working good until now except the battery. I'd already changed the battery twice, maybe because of my usage for (battery-drainer) gaming.
But overall, this phone is fine - as long as you feel comfortable with its display size which is considerably small these days.
Anonymous, 14 Mar 2019please give me the battery link in ali expressAfter a bit of googling I chose Nohon BM35 back then. Personally I ordered from this specific shop:
But probably most shops on Ali Express which carry this Battery are fine.
Dan, 06 Jan 2019These phones were real hidden gems. Fast CPU in 5.0 inch form, cameras not crap in low light (... moreI also still use my Mi4c, but what I can really suggest is switching out the battery after a while. After 2 years I only got 1h 30min SoT on a full charge.
After I ordered a new battery from AliExpress for 14€, which arrived after 10 days, and switched the battery out (not that hard), I get like 4 times the SoT.
Now with 10.1 xiaomi.eu ROM and the new battery it is like the perfect phone. It was comparitly cheap back then, but you can get some used now for under 100€, which is very good.
These phones were real hidden gems. Fast CPU in 5.0 inch form, cameras not crap in low light (way better than redmi note 3 pro). Using the latest MIUI 10.1 stable xiaomi.eu builds - the final stable build for this phone after 3yrs of MIUI updates (it's officially discontinued for updates now), get about 5hrs SoT and zero complaints about lag. USB-C and quick charging in a budget 2015 phone.
Nobody cares to upgrade their Mi4C yet, they don't want to get a bigger heavier phone and there's almost no point for them to upgrade with their basic use. $300 total bought 3 strong smartphones for my family they've been in use for 2 years and still going. They will probably only be replaced when the battery is no good, not because poor performance or desire to upgrade.
This phone never received an official global ROM, and didn't have bootloader protections to prevent resellers from rooting and shoving adware into the phone, but if you flash the xiaomi.eu build this phone is still quite good for what it is.
I wanted to check my phone and I could not do that. Please help
Anonymous, 22 Jul 2018 You should, is more faster and smooth.HOW? Can you please help me?
Using this phone since two years with the then latest stable version of Cyanogen Mod. Works like a charm, battery lasts two days and I have no complaints whatsover. Great product for a good price.
i paid this 50 dollar with 2 year warrant using it since 12 months drop it more than 10 time this phone is like old wine it just get better while aging