Xiaomi current flagship in India, the Mi4 has got a price drop. The Mi 4 16GB costs Rs. 17,999 while the 64GB is priced at Rs 21,999. The Mi 4 sports a 5 inch display with the resolution of 1920x1080 which gives a good pixel density of 441 PPI. It runs on a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor and is packed with 3GB RAM.
The rear camera has a 13 Megapixel sensor while a 5 Megapixel sensor sits on its front. The phones has a powerful 3080 mAh battery. Even though the phone is shipped with Android 4.4 (KitKat), Xiaomi MiUi provides a lot of tweaks so the user may not miss out on much.
We suspect that this move has come in due to intense competition from other brands.The main competitor of the Mi 4 is the One Plus One which has similar specifications and cost as much as the Mi 4. Also, Lenovo in particular is taking heavily on Xiaomi by launching phones in most price ranges that Xiaomi enjoyed monopoly.
Rumors also suggest that Xiaomi is releasing a toned down version of the Mi4 which will run on a Snapdragon 615 chip. This phone is mostly to target the YU Yureka which is the only device at Rs. 8999 that runs on the Snapdragon 615 chipset. Another move that Xiaomi has made is to opt out of the flash sales systems. Their products are now available easily on various e-commerce sites and are no longer a Flipkart exclusive. So is the Mi4 worth this price? Definitely. Also the problem with its closest competitor, the One is that it’s sold through an invite system and getting your hands on one might be tough. So the Mi 4 is a better option due to availability.