I don't understand how do you guys have any problem with this phone. i boughtt it in Croatia and it doesn't have any problems like chinese apps or something, google play store was automaiclly installed. ONLY problem that happends is called ghost tap or something like that, basicly when i tap it sometimes just taps randomly on the screen.b
maxgenuinegenius, 28 Jan 2016Guys, i recommend you guys not to buy Mi4C if you are from out of China, there is no problem w... moreI've got the Mi4C. Been using it for several months now. It's very good and I've had no problems. No I don't know any Chinese.
The first thing you should do is to install the official global rom from the the MIUI forum. Mine came with a custom ROM as it was from a third party seller and it was terrible! But after installing the official rom (just takes a few minutes) everything was good. Oh one more thing, Google Play does not come pre installed so you have to install it yourself. Again, not a problem. Just download the apk and install. That's all. You will still be left with a few Chinese apps but it doesn't get int he way.
The phone is good. No hangs and lags experienced till now. Very smooth. No over heating issues. Can handle any game.
One problem I couldn't solve was that by default the app store will be the MIUI app store. So when you click on a link to an app it opens the MIUI app store and most of the time the app will not be present there. I haven't yet found a solution make the Google Play store the default one.
On the whole I'm very satisfied with this phone.
If you want a phone to use right out of the box, don't go for this one because you will have to make some initial tweaks.
1. My first impression - very light and comfortable in hand.
2. The initial installation was flawless - just a copy of your Google Android profile from previous mobile phone and adding your favorite Android apps. There was Google Play already installed. The Chinese MiStore is almost impossible to use since every app there is in Chinese language. You may still download several jpeg background themes though. The audio alarms choices are nice however in Chinese language too.
The navigation sensor is fast and sensitive and found almost immediately 18 GPS+GLONASS+Beidou satelites, 22-23 satelites were available outside.
3. However, I found almost immediately a report of Clean Master antivirus app that Xiaomi Mi4c came with 2 Android viruses pre-installed - Android.Troj.ya_ExpenPush.ac (Compromised device can be remotely controlled by hackers) and Android.MALWARE.at_Coudw.b (may leak private information and charge fees on your account). Something more - there are around 10 pre-installed apps - several games and unnecessary tools, which are coming pre-installed and can not be uninstalled, only disabled.
No reputable company would sell mobile phones with dangerous Android viruses pre-installed.
4. The 3GB RAM was constantly used above 70%, often above 85% even without any running app. Even after a clean install of the official Chinese MIUI ROM the 3GB RAM is still used above 50%. The System Monitor app is listing several hundred system processes including for example 72 IRQ... proceses, 55 kworker... processes, 28 therm_core:noti processes, etc. No such system processes are visible on a Nexus tablet with the same Android v.5.1.1, however only one "Android System" process. That is a serious security warning too.
5. According to many sources (just Google "Xiaomi security warnings", "F-Secure Xiaomi") Xiaomi phones send regularly user private data to servers in China. That is indeed a violation of European Privacy laws and such phones should not be distributed in Europe.
6. The AnTuTu performance was initially 42557, similar to LG G3 (Lollipop). After clean install of official Chinese MIUI ROM the AnTuTu performance went to 53119 which is very good. The HD video performance is good however the battery discharge is very fast.
7. The Miui launcher has no Android Apps tab and all the Apps are installed and placed directly on the front pages. You may indeed place them in folders or use different Android Launcher. Still a clean standard Android launcher would be the best.
8. The quick charge is fast. Unfortunately it came with American power adapter and unstable very cheap adjustable European socket.
9. The micro USB-C socket is not advantage, however a disadvantage since it is not compatible with other standard micro USB cables.
10. After considering the danger to privacy caused by unknown MIUI OS running hundreds unknown system processes and the violation of European Privacy laws I returned the telephone to China.
maxgenuinegenius, 28 Jan 2016Guys, i recommend you guys not to buy Mi4C if you are from out of China, there is no problem w... more?? From the beginning, this phone was shipped only for the Chinese market, not for international markets.
I guess if you wanna buy such domestic devices to use overseas, you need to research first.
I checked the cellular bands, availability of custom ROMs and other issues like locked bootloader by flashing recent dev ROMs to use it in Japan.
If you're not happy, you should use phones sold for international markets. At least, Xiaomi is not one of those companies yet.
AnonD-89948, 30 Jan 2016I am sure you will happy with it and being the flagship having full metal body and premium fee... morethank you :)
well, I am not considering the 4G for now (as it's not supported in Egypt yet).
As an overall from the reviews I have seen, the performance of Mi 4c is a little bit better than Mi 4 .. for about $50 dollars more .. in addition to the design quality and battery life (a little better on Mi4 ) ..
so over all, I think Mi 4 matches my needs more than Mi4c .. for the time being .. ;)
AnonD-3570, 29 Jan 2016thank you for your reply .. i already purchased an Mi4 from Aliexpress, waiting for delivery b... moreI am sure you will happy with it and being the flagship having full metal body and premium feel ovr the Mi4c though there are a few things that may be un upgrade with Mi4c in the 4G bands and other tweaks I would rather have Mi4 out of the two.
AnonD-89948, 29 Jan 2016Just read on MIUI EN forum that best to use screen protector no real concensus as to the scree... morethank you for your reply .. i already purchased an Mi4 from Aliexpress, waiting for delivery by next Thursaday or so, isA .. :)
AnonD-3570, 17 Jan 2016i am comparing between Mi 4, Mi 4i, and Mi 4c .. i am sensing that 4c is the best of them .. c... moreJust read on MIUI EN forum that best to use screen protector no real concensus as to the screen being gorilla glass and if it is one person stated it scratched easily.
Remember this is not a flagship like the MI4 and priced accordingly.
riyaz, 23 Jan 2016Since xiaomi is locking the bootloaders on mi4c from this year, will I still be able to instal... moreYou should not have problem installing updated stable roms via OTA or downloading from forum.
The current problem seems be with changing to developer rom or flashing third party recoveries and roms.
I bought an MI3 a couple of years ago when they were less international friendly and have not had issues that couldn't be overcome, had help from high up administrators as well.
Also I didn't need to flash anything to get the google apps just installed the installer and apps from the MI market same as you would install from play store.
There are a few posts on the MIUI EN forum that explain how to install many of the google apps using the google installer found on their MI market.
As for under priced phones lower price = large turnover = huge profit (1950s U.S marketing the birth of consumerism sell cheap will buy upgrade next year).
Guys, i recommend you guys not to buy Mi4C if you are from out of China, there is no problem with mi4c hardware and specs, the only annoying problem comes with the Miui itself, And when you checked with the official website it states that Mi4C is solely for sale in China only, meaning they don't have any reason to make an international compatible version of Miui.
The Mi4c itself is meant to be 'Mi 4 C(Chna)' and not because it supports usb Type-C.
I bought it 3 weeks ago, the phone comes with Miui china version, so there is no google apps and google appstore, it does comes with 'Miui appstore', music and video apps that only support in chinese language and app versions that is China-compatible apps only. So i tried to flash Miui dev version so i can flash root and install gapps as my default market app.
But then after flashed to dev version, they looked the bootloader and you have to apply to unlock, and the application takes forever, up to this moment still, by bootloader unlock application is still not receiving any confirmation yet.
My opinion is that Xiaomi is selling under-priced phones, but they force you to use their Chinese apps to gain revenue from those apps. And i wonder if our data is safe since all data are synced to xiaomi server and i think the browser itself gets online by routing to their server as well. I think they might be violating our privacy as well if all data enroute through their server.
And this is not international user friendly.
My advice : if you still wants to buy Mi4C, head to Miui forum now go to Mi4C subforums and check those comments of all Mi4c buyers.
If you have already bought it, well then good luck!
Hi i m comparring b/w mi 4i , mi 4c and redmi note 2 in terms of performance( like lag,bug problem etc ) please someone tell me which will be better.,....
Lapax, 27 Dec 2015It won't be launched in India. Mi4i was for India (i=India) this is Mi4c (c=China).using it in Argentina. enough 3gb ram, enough 32 gb space, enough speed, enough battery, happy with it. for now smiui roms seems to be the best, they are clean and multilanguage and updates every week, and very important: don't lock the bootloader!
guys .. am comparing between Mi4 or Mi 4c .. which is better, and why .. ?
Since xiaomi is locking the bootloaders on mi4c from this year, will I still be able to install miui stable rom?
Aspros, 20 Jan 2016I was thinking of this phone, as the spiritual continuation of LG G2. But i have a major conc... moreI get like 5.5hrs SoT which is almost identical to what my G2 got on a fresh battery.