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Xiaomi Mi4 Launched In India

Xiaomi (or Mi India) today launched their another flagship phone Mi4 after the huge success of their Mi3 Android smartphone a few months ago in India. For some reason – they never did more flash sales on Flipkart later. Anyway, let’s talk about the latest Mi4 in India. You can win the new Mi4 by participating in our giveaway.

Mi4 has always been the most anticipated phones after company’s recent success, however, the 16GB model could be a big turn-off for many people. The Mi4 doesn’t have support for the external storage & in that case, launching a 64GB model could have made more sense.

Also, the tag of Rs. 19,999 does not directly justifies the price based on the storage capacity, because of the rival OnePlus One which is selling their 64GB model at Rs, 21,000 through Amazon India. All other specifications look pretty sane though.

If you ask me, the highlight feature of the new Mi4 is its camera. The phone has 13MP primary camera & the 8MP front camera. From the fastest autofocus to shoot first, focus later, recording 4K videos to enhanced selfie filters, are the key elements of the Mi4 camera.

An intelligent dynamic flash mode, which – captures two photos, one using the flash & one without it – then combines both photos to present you with the best possible result of clear foreground & brighter background. And, this all is truly impressive. We can only find out more when we use for about a week or two at various places.

The Mi4 comes with MIUI V6 UI layer over the Android KitKat 4.4.4 & supports single GSM SIM (regular size). I’m not sure, but definitely expecting them to ship a micro SIM holder like they did for other Xiaomi phones recently. This is to make sure an easy migration from other rival phones which support Micro SIM cards only.

IR Blaster on Mi4 makes it possible to use as a remote control for television, home appliances, smart home equipment, music players, etc. Currently it supports approx. 2850 various devices & support for more devices will be made through the software updates.

Xiaomi Mi4 Launched In India

Honestly, the Mi4 looks like a mixture of Samsung & iPhone. The overall form factor is inspired by Samsung, whereas the entire build quality & style is copied from Apple. But, when you see it, you will definitely say it’s done well.

Key Specs

  • Processor: Snapdragon 801 2.5 GHz quad core
  • OS: Android KitKat 4.4.4 with MIUI 6
  • Display: 5 inch Full HD (1920×1080) IPS display with Gorilla glass
  • Camrea: 13MP rear & 8MP front camera with 4K video recording at 30fps
  • Memory: 3GB RAM
  • Internal Storage: 16GB (13.27GB usable)
  • External Storage: NA
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4, USB OTG, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, IR blaster for remote control
  • Battery: 3010 mAh with approx. 280 hrs of stand-by time on 2G
  • Quick Charge: Accelerates battery charging by 75%

How to buy?

As you must be knowing already, Mi phones are sold exclusively through flash sales & you must first register for each flash sale during the registration window. Then, stay focused & but it as soon as the sale starts. These phones have a reputation of going out of stock within 5 seconds. You can register & buy the new Mi exclusively on Flipkart here.

Mi4 64GB Variant

After plentiful criticism by Indian consumers across Mi India’s social media pages & very dull response for the Mi4 16GB model flash sale, seems like the company has decided to launch 64GB variant in India on February 24, 2015. Well, that’s a good decision because, otherwise the clear winner was the ‘OnePlus One’.

We’ve decided to upgrade & extend this giveaway from Mi4 16GB to 64GB to make it more sense. Good, isn’t t?

Chance to win the new Mi4 64GB – participate in our giveaway

Well, it’s been a long time since we did our last giveaway here on TechZoom. Hope you guys would love to participate in it. The giveaway will end exactly on 28th February 2015  11:59 pm India time. The one winner will be picked randomly from all fully eligible participants. International readers are welcome to enter this giveaway. We’ll arrange for the International shipping.

Few rules

  • The contest closes on February 28, 2015 at 11:59 pm IST (Or, 1 week after the Mi4 64GB sale – whichever comes first)
  • Completing ALL the steps shown are mandatory to be eligible for the giveaway. Incomplete entries will be disregarded.
  • Only ONE winner will be picked
  • The contest is managed through the RaffleCopter software and the winner would be picked randomly by the same. The result provided by RaffleCopter would be final and binding to all
  • The system checks for all fully eligible entries. So, no tricks allowed.
  • The winner will be notified by E-mail, so make sure you’re using a valid email address
  • The contest is open for International readers. We’ll take care of the shipping.
  • Please don’t spam, or abuse anyone through comments. You will be disqualified if found doing so.
  • We reserve the right to modify, cancel or extend this contest.
  • This giveaway is not sponsored or endorsed by Xiaomi or Mi in India.

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Winner Announced. Congratulations 🙂

Wow guys, thanks so much for the participation. As promised, we have the winner. Congrats Rahul Yadav, please check your inbox (ra******ba@gmail.com) & do send us your address details asap. We’ll be shipping the device this week. Don’t forget to send us a picture of you when received.

All others, don’t lose hope – we’ve another equally exciting giveaway coming up on March 15, 2015. Cheers 🙂

  • Rahul Yadav

    Kool :))) thank you techzoom. 1st time won something online. I replied back to mail but not hear back from you. Please respond.

  • Rahul Yadav

    Completed all steps as said above. Xiaomi company products are amazing. I have Mi3 which is nice, now want this Mi4. Fingers crossed 🙂

    • Mayank Gupta

      Congrats Rahul 🙂

      • Rahul Yadav

        thank you

  • 3010 mAh battery Looks promising, Tushar Let me know about Battery Heating stuff.

  • Ankur

    Nice initiative.

  • Mayank Gupta

    I love this phone because its stunning to look at and has specs similar to a flagship phone. Now if only I could afford one.

  • Abhishek Sengupta

    16GB wasn’t competing with OnePlus One with the later one giving 64Gb internal storage. but with the MI4 giving 64gb internal,now its giving equal competition with OPO. Mi4 looks stunning with its fabulous features. Altogether its a beast at this price. Hope to get one. 🙂 Fingers Crossed.

  • (1) MIUI6, 5 inch Display that too with IPS and Gorilla Glass.
    (2) Impressive battery and camera.
    (3) Apple+samsung=Xiaomi-mi4 🙂

  • Xiao Bid

    I like Mi4 for its clean and decent hardware.

  • SK Tan

    I like the Mi4 for the fact that it is comparable to “branded” smartphone but without the expensive price tag.

  • temasek2005

    I like it for its decent specs and attractive pricing.

  • Aman Singh Bhalla

    Good specs bundled with good looks with a decent price price tag.Couldn’t ask for more 🙂

  • Sean Ang

    I like the Mi4 because it has good spec with the expensive price tag.

  • Rosie Chua

    I like it for its good design

  • That design is awesome and looking forward to this

  • Lakhan

    Commenting for the sake of the contest that’s all..:) Have been TechZoom follower on FB n Youtube for very long… I just feel bad that u guys dont post much bout Android, but still giving away an Android based fone 😉
    Article is pretty informative and specifications of the phone are awesome too…

  • Prashant Kumar

    cant wait for mi4…

  • Dweep Vaidya

    On paper Mi4 looks extremely well speced. Pricing @20k is bit on expensive side imo.

  • Rohit Roy

    This comes with 13Mp back and 5Mp front camera is good for selfies It comes with Adreno 330 and battery is also good 3000mah.

  • Aaryan Aggarwal

    Awesome Phone At Exceptional Price !
    Hope to win this !

  • Awesome ! Hope to win this 🙂

  • Sonia Kumar

    Best feature is 3gb ram, awesome processor and awesome front and back camera and All the config is awesome.

  • Ravi

    It is a monster and a neighbor’s envy to have it in ur hand.

  • Tejas Shah

    This seems promising. 🙂

  • Full HD display along with such good rear and back camera along with metal finish edges. What else one need from this awesome config

  • yay! here is my entry..

  • Sahil Mahajan

    This has come the 5 inch HD Display. Processor is too good is powerered by 2.5Ghz quad core Snapdragon 801 and runs Android 4.4.4 OS and camera quality is awesome
    3Gb ram is good for gaming.

  • Pardeep Gupta

    Mi4 is 3Gb of Ram and I like the 13Mp rear camera and 8Mp front camera

  • Looking forward for my luck. 🙂

  • A great review, thanks for the opportunity to win this great gadget.

  • haravind

    The article is simple n precise gets to the point not like those(other sites) lengthy reviews/articles. A good(one of the best) article/review for the Mi4. First thing to notice in Mi 4 is 3GB RAM which is impressive next comes the 13 MP camera is enough for the photographer in you n the 8MP front camera will satisfy all your selfie needs. Intelligent dynamic flash mode is just awesome feature to look for.

  • Rudraksh Goel

    Mi 4 are 3GB of RAM and the Snapdragon 801. Combined with an Adreno 330

  • Naif Dastagir

    The best thing I liked about this awesome phone is its jawdropping cameras. 13 MP rear camera with Sony IMX 214 sensor and the 8 MP front camera which is supported by Xiaomi’s brilliant image processing algorithm will be a treat for imaging & selfie enthusiasts.

  • Aryan Gupta

    My Mi 4 features is 5-inch HD display phone is good 2.5ghz snapdragon processor with an good Ram good number of memory storage awesome camera and battery is really good

    • Looking forward – all the best

  • Harry Malhotra

    I like the processor Snapdragon 801 2.5 GHz , 3gb ram, good battery great look of mi 4 and awesome smartphone

  • MohammadWasiullah

    Hi, Thanks for this superb giveaway, i like this mobile because , stylish look, good RAM , snapdragon 801 and quad core and slim and compact in size.

    • Cheers.. thanks for entering. looking forward 🙂

  • My favorite features in the Mi 4 are 3GB of RAM and the Snapdragon 801. Combined with an Adreno 330, it makes the phone a real powerhouse.

    • Sounds good. Looking forward. Cheers 🙂

  • samkar

    Thanks for the giveaway. I like Mi4 due to Snapdragon 801 2.5 GHz quad core processor, 3GB ram, Full HD display and 3000+mah battery.

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    • Great to see you participate. Looking forward. Cheers 🙂