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Thursday, 24 July 2014

[Update: Mi 4 vs. Mi 3] Spec Sheet: Is the Xiaomi Mi 4 the True 2014 Flagship Smartphone Killer?

Update: We included a comparison of the Xiaomi Mi 4 and Mi 3 so hit the break to check it out.

How many of you are impressed with the Xiaomi announcements earlier today? Its flagship smartphone, the Mi 4, features some of the latest and most powerful hardware under its 5” hood and what makes it even more attractive is that it comes with a pretty affordable price tag – starting from approximately RM1,099.

Update: Mi 4 vs. Mi 3

Here’s a comparison of the Xiaomi Mi 3 and the Mi 4. It seems that quite a number of people are saying that the price difference of RM769 (Mi 3) and RM1,099 (16GB Mi 4) is too much for a device that features such little upgrade. Let us know what you think in the comments below. Do note though, the Xiaomi Mi 3 also retailed at 1,999yuan during its grand debut in China last November so if history repeats itself, 10 months down the road, the Mi 4 might have the same price as the Mi 3 now.

The device, featuring a 5” Full HD JDI OGS full lamination display, is powered by a 2.5Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 3GB of RAM and up to 64GB of storage on board, is also equipped with 4G LTE connectivity, a very significant feature missing on the current flagship, the Mi 3.

So, how does the device stack up to the rest of the flagship smartphones in the market? Remember when OnePlus announced its first smartphone ever, they said that the OnePlus One is the 2014 flagship killer? Well, the Mi 4 features similar specs, an affordable price tag, so will the OnePlus One kill the Mi 4 or is the Mi 4 the true 2014 flagship killer?

To find out, we added the Mi 4 into our ever-expanding spec sheet involving the greatest Android flagships this year has to offer.

Personally, although the Mi 4 isn’t even launched into the market yet but Xiaomi is available in more countries, including Malaysia. Even though there isn’t an estimated date before the FD-LTE variant of the Mi 4 will be made available, we shouldn’t have to wait too long before getting one. OnePlus on the other hand is still very limited and we don’t even know if they’ll be launched in this side of the world. So, even though the Mi 4 is more expensive than the OnePlus One (the Mi 4 starts from about USD$322 while the OnePlus costs only USD$299), I still think that Xiaomi will cause a bigger damage on other flagship smartphones with its price tag compared to OnePlus.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.

Re-post from : lowyat.net

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