The Xiaomi Mi4S rides on the ever popularity of the Xiaomi Mi4 smartphone. Even with the launch of the brand new Xiaomi Mi5 flagship smartphone, Xiaomi also releases the Xiaomi Mi4S as a mid-range smartphone of sorts, still offering excellent specifications and the like at a low price. Read more below to know more!
Smartphones have undoubtedly become an indispensable part of our everyday lives, a device that we simply cannot live without. Although some smartphones today can be quite costly, there are also affordable alternatives available that offer great value for your money. Moreover, as new models are constantly being released frequently, previous models have become great steals thanks to their reduced prices. Here are some of the best value for money smartphones to look out for if you are on a limited budget.
Previously, Xiaomi officials tweeted about a new device coming soon but they did not confirm if it is the Redmi Note 4. But last year in November, the Redmi Note 4 was launched in China, and now starts selling in other countries like Nepal. Recently, Xiaomi just unveiled the device in India on May 16 and it has already sold over a million Redmi Note 4 units. As for its specifications, the Redmi Note 4 comes with a decent 296 PPI pixel density in its 5.5-inch IPS LCD display. It is available in three storage variants: the 2 GB RAM/32 GB storage, 3 GB RAM /32 GB storage, and the 4 GB RAM/64 GB storage. It houses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor with 8 cores clocked at 1.4 GHz along with an Adreno 505 GPU. It also comes equipped with a stellar 4100 mAh battery. In the camera department, the Redmi Note 4 hosts a 13 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front snapper as expected for a mid-range device. However, unlike many other mid-range models, it comes with a phase detection autofocus that allows shooting moving objects. Aside from these, the Redmi Note 4 hosts a micro SD slot and a dual SIM feature. In terms of the operating system, Xiaomi loaded the device with the Android Marshmallow version, unlike its high-end smartphones that host the latest Android version, the Nougat. The Redmi Note 4 sports a gyroscope, IR blaster, and a fingerprint sensor which many other phones in this range don’t have. It also comes with the basic sensors like ambient light, accelerometer, compass, and proximity. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is already out in Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, and Hong Kong. It comes with a starting price of 673 RM (220 SGD, 7,750 PHP, and 1,215 HKD).
|Display Resolution||1080 x 1920pixels|
|Rear Camera Resolution||13MP|
|Front Camera Resolution||5MP|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||139.3 x 70.8 x 7.8mm|
|Virtual Reality Capable|
|Heart Rate Sensor|
|LED Notification Light|
The Xiaomi Mi4S, like the original Mi4, utilizes glass on the front and back of the smartphone – a trend that has become during its year of release that other manufacturers have also followed with, such as Samsung and Sony.
The beautiful glass front and back of the smartphone sandwiches an elegant solid metal frame that has a very unique zirconia sand finish. The sand finish gives the smartphone the feeling of a soft leathery grip – it feels great when held in the hand. The rear glass panel is just a simple glossy rear surface however. It has diagonal brushed patterns that give it a little bit of a viewing texture, accompanied by metal accents on the ergonomically placed fingerprint sensor and camera lens.
But regardless of its beautiful metal frame and glass panels, the Xiaomi Mi4S is ultimately a very slim and lightweight phone that fits in every pocket and bag with ease.
The Xiaomi Mi4S comes with a fingerprint scanner for an added layer of security in addition to the passwords, PIN codes, and pattern unlocks that are built-in the smartphone. The fingerprint s canner of the Xiaomi Mi4S is placed in an ergonomic position: right at the back of the smartphone where a finger would commonly rest on. This makes it natural and easy to unlock the smartphone, and you can have it ready by the time you lift it up to your eyes from your pocket.
The Xiaomi Mi4S may seem like a very slim smartphone, but it does not skimp out on packing in a massive 3260 mAh batter. The massive battery allows the Xiaomi Mi4S to have a full day’s worth of battery life, with up to 10 hours of video playback time. It’s a smartphone that stays powered all day long for you.
The long battery life can also be credited to the efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor that powers the entire device, but without sacrificing any form of performance whatsoever.