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Xiaomi Mi 4s vs Mi 4: Specifications and features compared

Ahead of the Mi 5 official unveiling at the MWC 2016, Xiaomi took wraps off the Mi 4s which comes with a metal frame, double glass design and a fingerprint scanner. Here’s what’s new compared to its predecessor, the Mi 4.

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Shortly before the launch of Mi 5 at the MWC 2016, Xiaomi had another launch event in China where it announced a new smartphone called the Mi 4s. As the name suggests, the Mi 4s is an upgraded version of Mi 4 which was launched in 2014. One of the talking points of the Mi 4s is its metal frame, front and back glass panel, fingerprint sensor at the back and an infrared sensor. Also Read - India bans 43 more Chinese apps over security concerns

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The smartphone will be available in white black and gold color variants. The gold color variant also has a textured pattern back, which adds a dash of premium feel to it. We compared the Mi 4s with the Mi 4 on the basis of their specifications and features, and here s what s new.

Specifications and features: Both, the Mi 4s and the Mi 4 flaunt a 5-inch full HD (1080p) display with pixel density of 441ppi. Under the hood, the Mi 4s is powered by Qualcomm s Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor paired with 3GB of RAM and Adreno 418 GPU. On the other hand, the Mi 4 is powered by Qualcomm s Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor clocked at 2.5GHz paired with 3GB of RAM and Adreno 330 GPU.

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On the storage front, both smartphones come with 16GB or 64GB internal storage options. While the Mi 4 lacked a microSD card slot for further expansion, the Mi 4s now comes equipped with a microSD card slot for additional storage.

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In the photography department, both smartphones come equipped with 13-megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED flash. And while the Mi 4 was equipped with a front facing 8-megapixel camera, the successor comes with a slightly lower 5-megapixel selfie camera.

In the battery department, the Mi 4s comes with 3,260mAh battery whereas the Mi 4 is equipped with a 3,080mAh battery. Both smartphones support Qualcomm s Quick Charge feature for fast charging.

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In terms of connectivity both smartphones feature Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11ac and GPS. And while the Mi 4 lacked 4G LTE connectivity option (at least the Indian variant), the Mi 4s supports 4G LTE, VoLTE and dual SIM card slots.

The Mi 4s runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow wrapped under MIUI 7, whereas the Mi 4 runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop wrapped under MIUI 6 and an update to MIUI 7 is likely to hit the device soon.

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In terms of pricing, the Mi 4s is priced at 1699 Yuan, which is approximately Rs 18,000, but as of now, there is no word on the pricing and availability in India. On the other hand, the Mi 4 16GB variant is priced at Rs 14,999 whereas the 64GB variant is Rs 17,999.

Features

Xiaomi Mi 4s

Xiaomi Mi 4

Display

5-inch 1080p (441ppi)

5-inch 1080p (441ppi)

Processor

Snapdragon 808 hexa-core

Snapdragon 801 quad-core

RAM

3GB

3GB

Storage

16GB/64GB (expandable)

16GB/64GB non-expandable

Rear Camera

13-megapixel with phase detection auto-focus and dual LED flash

13-megapixel with dual LED flash

Front Camera

5-megapixel

8-megapixel

Battery

3,260mAh

3,080mAh

OS

Android 6.0 Marshmallow wrapped under MIUI 7

Android 5.1 Lollipop wrapped under MIUI 7

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  • Published Date: February 24, 2016 2:14 PM IST
  • Updated Date: February 24, 2016 2:59 PM IST


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