The Xiaomi Mi 4s Mi 5. traces of the fans of the series was a quick snack intermediate companies, counting the hours until the new flagship smartphone. The menu appears: PHABLET permission Quad-HD display, a fingerprint sensor, more memory, more RAM and a larger battery capacity. Price is the same -. For the middle segment
Xiaomi adheres to the double glass design in both flagship – Mi Mi 5 and 4s. But compared to 5 Mi Mi 4s it uses different kinds of metal frames, and it cleared the sand trickle turned to soft to the touch and improved traction. Before we go into details, let’s take a closer look at the specs
– 5-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080p and density of 441 per inch unit;
– six-core Snapdragon processor 808 (2x Cortex-A57 at 1.82 GHz and 4x Cortex-A53 to 1.44 GHz); Adreno 418 graphics on; 3 GB of RAM;
– 13-megapixel camera with autofocus and detection phase, two-tone LED flash; the possibility of Full HD video recording at 30 frames per second;
– front camera of 5 MP with the ability to record Full HD video at 30 frames per second;
– the connection 4G LTE 4 th category (up to 150 MB per second); two sim cards; Wi-Fi A / B / G / N / ac; Bluetooth 4.1; GPS, GLONASS and Beidou; IR transmitter;
– behind the scanner for fingerprints;
– 64 GB of internal memory expandable via MicroSD slot;
– Android 5.1.1 with proprietary shell MIUI 7;
– the battery at 3260 mAh with fast charging
The main disadvantages:
– bounded. regional availability;
– Hybrid slot for MicroSD / SIM: memory card uses a slot for a SIM 2;
– sealed removable battery;
– no FM-radio .
Xiaomi did not do anything unusual with Mi 4S. Flagships for obvious reasons, is paid more attention. Although the redesign smartphone went good. And the six-core processor is a reasonable choice, given the position of the phone in the hierarchy. Its performance should be comparable with the Snapdragon 650, and power efficiency at a higher altitude. And, as usual, Xiaomi offers a sealed battery and a common slot for MicroSD and a second SIM-card.
Packaging Mi 4s
Box Xiaomi Mi 4s contains the usual set of accessories: cable USB Type-C and an adapter with support for fast charging. Injector for extracting the SIM card attached. Headphone is not.
The very Xiaomi Mi 4simeet quite many specifications identical Mi 4c, including a 5-inch screen. His new dimensions – 139,3 × 70,8 × 7,8 mm. With only 1 mm above and 1 mm wider than 4c. The smartphone also has a gram more weight, which is impressive considering the fact that he now has a fingerprint sensor and longer battery than its predecessor.
Design and Build Quality
Xiaomi insists on glass exteriors, since the original flagship Mi 4 back in 2014, as part of the global trend in the design of the phone. Sony uses it in abundance, Samsung moved on the glass for its flagship Galaxy line, and Xiaomi is now selling the second generation of wearing glass smartphones – Mi 4Si Mi 5
that is the smartphone got pretty familiar design – two sheets of glass on the front and rear, which are held together by a beautiful and solid metal frame. The frame of the smartphone has a prominent circular shape and is decorated with a jet of sand. The latter is responsible for the matte effect and feeling like touching the skin. It’s nice and soft to the touch.
We appreciate matt pattern on the rear window, as well as metallic accents around the camera and fingerprint scanner. The sensor itself deserves a perfect score. Screen wakes instantly when touched. If the fingerprint does not match, then the phone will let you know a short vibration.
Treatment Mi4s quite pleasant. Telephone compact, thin and light. It looks very nice. Its glass panels are prone to collect fingerprints, but they need to be visible only on the black version. At the same time, the phone is not slippery, with thought-matte effect, which should be a must for any phone with glass.
Above the screen Mi 4s we we find a speaker surrounded by several sensors on the left front and 5-megapixel front-facing camera to the right. Next to the camera lens, there is a status indicator
Under the 5-inch display is a set of capacitive keys:. Task Manager, Home and Back. They all come with white lighting.
On the left is a lone SIM-card tray. We push him and see branching into two compartments. Or for two SIM cards, or for a SIM card and MicroSD memory card.
The right side of the Xiaomi Mi 4s features a twin button for volume control and a button for locking the power, both made of metal.
At the top of the smartphone has an audio jack, IR transmitter, and a second microphone; while the bottom has a port USB Type-C, the speaker grille and the main microphone.
Finally, the two-tone LED flash is next to the camera lens is 13 megapixels on the back of the phone. Below and to the right is a fingerprint reader. On it is convenient to put the tip of the index finger.
Xiaomi Mi 4s deserves attention fans of the series. Gadget respects its fans by offering excellent performance, slightly updated design and new features. At the same time it is still not as good as the next flagship of the series. But also offers a cheaper, and therefore the successful smartphone occupies an intermediate position between 4 and Mi Mi 5. One of the provisions. After a number of (from left) are already located Mi 4c. And it is from him is more beginner battery, fingerprint sensor and matt glass and metal finish. That can not help but like. After all, this gadget will work up to 75 hours without recharging. Disappointing only one thing: the Chinese manufacturer is in no hurry to give up your favorite Android Lollipop 5.1 software with proprietary firmware, and it is unclear when any newcomer get Android6.0, and then once Android 6.1. Conservatism in the Chinese market is ahead of the trend updates
Author:. Stepan Mazur
Original photos: gsmarena