So I received my Mi4i today, which I brought from the flash sale held on Aug 4th on the Xiaomi website.
I switched the phone on without the SIM card. I had to convert my SIM cards to nano, and then I inserted them in the phone. To my surprise, the phone couldn't read either of the SIMs. I thought there must be something wrong with the SIM, so I checked it in my friend's Mi4i and it worked fine in that.
While struggling to find a solution to this, I found several more problems.
1. The system update downloaded, but was not able to install even once, I always checked the version, and it was the stock version, rather than the new 6.6 version. Tried it several times, failed.
2. I could click pictures fine, but Icouldn't record a video from the stock camera app.
3. Youtube couldn't play videos. I tried this before and after updating the app too. It always said Unable to load, video.
4. Downloaded Snapchat, again a problem in video. I could see normal snaps from people, but not the videos.
5. I made a MI account online, but I could never sign in from the phone. It said, Cant get device ID.
6. Sound recorder didn't work.
7. I tried using *#06#, which is used to find the IMEI number, and it showed Invaid IMEI for both the SIMs.
8. I then tried to get in the boot by pressing the navigation key and power button, that showed a screen called FastBoot, but never went ahead.
So many problems I found in less than 8 hours! I didn't expect this from Xiaomi.
I think only my phone could be faulty as I couldnt find similar complaints on the web.
I'll be greatful if somebody could help with this asap.
I'm hoping atleast the service center would not piss me off by keeping me waiting to get a proper functioning phone.
revzz, 05 Aug 2015is it support wtsapp and messngr? plzz tell me All mi4i users plz help me.i am going to buy it.is there any problem in it
I just used Mi 4i only 7 days but the problem is that when i talk my phone then my phone is too hot like a fry pan. So how to remove this problem?
Anonymous, 05 Aug 2015i have to buy a phone in 1 week m confussied plzzz tell is mi 4i is better or moto g 3rd gen p... moreThe best phone from xiaomi. I am using my mi4i from 1 month hence there is no issue and lags. I love my mi4i hence xiaomi rocks.
Mi4i is the worst phone. It gets heated within a few minutes of communication. I have lost 13000 Rs by purchasing Mi4i. Company must withdraw such a defective model from the market.
"Mi4i"....the WORST OF THE WORST Product ever manufactured....
Even I was one of xiaomi fan who had an MI3 and powerbank from MI. Inspired by these products I purchased this Mi4i on the flast sale on 28th July 2015, it took 6 days to deliver the product. On 3rd August I received the handset and was curious to enjoy this piece. But my expectations was in vain, as soon as I switched on the phone, severe heating and batter was at 3% which I thought its common in a new smart phone. So I switched off the phone and put for charge for 4 hours and later switched it On, BATTERY HEATING ISSUE was still there and the BATTERY DRAINING was like flowing water within 1hour the battery was at 10%....
I contacted the call centre for this issue they said me to do some tests and finally said " ITS A BATTERY ISSUE AND ITS COMMON IN ALL Mi4i".
This response was said easily by the call centre person.
Asked me to go to service centre for a free Battery replacement....Man its a new phone and they are easily asking me to waking to a service centre....
Worst and pathetic service and call centre...
I have wrote this to all major online Gadgets reviews.
And more over they are not in a policy of RETURN ORDER which most of the major ecommerce business has it like Amazon and Flipkart.
Please friends never buy this phone, they are cheating people and no service even for day old product....
Worst of the worst service Industry, finally they proved that they are from CHINA...
Anonymous, 06 Aug 2015pls tell me about the battery . does it last long for whole day ?Yes, definetly
I am using this phone last 3 months . in starting there was some hitting issue but now the phone is working awesome . i give the rating for its specification
1. camera 3.5/5
2. ram 4/5
3. speed 4.5/5
4. internal memory 3/5
5. display 5/5
7. support 4.5/5
well, i would suggest to buy moto g 3rd gen instead of this one. Xiaomi and other chinese brands give you more opetions but not the durability and an easy feel.
No clear information on SAR ratio for Mi 4i and Moto G 3rd Gen.. That factor too is very important along with all other specs !! Hope they meet the Norms of the allowed SAR and not playing with our health just by providing high end specs over a very high SAR value !!
i want to buy mi4i .plzzz frnddd suggest me is there any major problem in this phone?
help me friend...
revzz, 05 Aug 2015is it support wtsapp and messngr? plzz tell me yes of course it does. it is an android phone and the memory is enough for whatsapp, wechat etc or games.
I have been using Mi4i for more than a month. Initially, I was not happy with it due to certain lags. However, they have given MIUI updates twice. And most of the issues are solved. I am pretty happy with it right now. The heating issue is normal like any other phone. No problems in running games. If you are facing problems like auto dial while keeping in pocket; please disable the pocket dial option. There are so many options you can play with. I have both MI3 and Mi4i. I would say performance wise Mi3 is better; however, I like Mi4i more because of its light weight and superior looks as well as display.