Xiaomi finally took the wraps off its flagship smartphone Mi 4i yesterday at its global launch event in India. The Mi 4i is priced at Rs. 12,999 and will go on sale exclusively on Flipkart.com starting April 30 while registrations for the same are open now. As the name implies, Mi 4i is a cheaper variant of last years Xiaomi Mi 4 smartphone which reached Indian shores in January 2015. Another handset dubbed Yu Yureka features similar specifications as the Mi 4i. Thus, in this post, we have pitted Xiaomi Mi 4i vs Xiaomi Mi 4 vs Yu Yureka against each other to see how they compare with each other in terms of specifications, features and price. Read on to find out which smartphone wins the battle!
Features and Specifications Comparison: Xiaomi Mi 4i vs Xiaomi Mi 4 vs Yu Yureka
|Device/Features||Xiaomi Mi 4i||Xiaomi Mi 4||Yu Yureka|
|Price||Rs. 12,999||Rs. 17,999||Rs. 8,999|
|Display||5 inch , Full HD Corning OGS Glass||5 inch, Full HD , Corning OGS Glass||5.5 inch HD IPS, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection|
|Resolution||1920×1080 pixel – 441 ppi||1920×1080 pixel – 441 ppi||1280 x 720 pixel – 267 ppi|
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 615||Qualcomm Snapdragon 801||Qualcomm Snapdragon 615|
|CPU||Octa-core (quad 1.7 GHz + quad 1.1 GHz)||Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400||Octa-Core 1.5 GHz|
|GPU||Adreno 405||Adreno 330||Adreno 405|
|RAM||2 GB||3 GB||2 GB|
|Memory||16 GB||16 GB||16 GB|
|MicroSD||No||No||Yes – up to 32 GB|
|Battery||3120 mAh||3080 mAh||2500 mAh|
|Rear Camera||13 MP, Auto Focus, Dual tone flash||13 MP, Auto Focus, LED Flash||13 MP Auto Focus, LED Flash|
|Front Camera||5 MP||8 MP||5 MP|
|Connectivity||4G LTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and USB OTG||3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth||4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS|
|OS||Android Lollipop with MIUI 6||Android 4.4.3 KitKat with MIUI 6||Cyanogen 11 based Android 4.4.4 KitKat|
|Dimensions & Weight||138.1×69.6×7.8 mm, 130 grams||139.2×68.5×8.9 mm, 149 grams||154.8x78x8.8 mm, 155 grams|
Processor & RAM
Xiaomi Mi 4i and Yu Yureka are both powered by an Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor paired with 2 GB of RAM. Xiaomi Mi 4 on the other hand comes equipped with a Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5 GHz.
This round is tie between Xiaomi Mi 4i and Mi 4. Both devices feature a 5 inch Full HD display with Corning OGS glass, 1920×1080 pixel resolution and 441 ppi pixel density. The Yu Yureka packs a larger 5.5 inch HD display but it features lesser resolution and pixel density of 1280 x 720 pixel and 267 ppi respectively.
Yu Yureka runs Cyanogen 11 based Android 4.4.4 KitKat operating system. Xiaomi Mi 4i and Mi 4 run Android Lollipop and Android 4.4 KitKat respectively wrapped under MIUI 6.
All three smartphones house 16 GB of inbuilt storage. Yu Yureka supports microSD card for expandability up to 32 GB. Xiaomi Mi 4i and Mi 4 lack microSD card slot.
Again in this round, all three smartphones sport a 13 mega pixel auto focus primary camera. Xiaomi Mi 4i features dual tone LED flash. Xiaomi Mi 4i and Yu Yureka sport a 5 mega pixel front facing camera while Xiaomi Mi 4 packs a better 8 mega pixel secondary camera.
Battery & Connectivity
Xiaomi Mi 4i is backed up by a massive 3120 mAh battery followed by Mi 4 with 3080 mAh battery and Yu Yureka with 2500 mAh battery.
On connectivity front, Xiaomi Mi 4i and Yu Yureka offer 4G LTE support besides usual set of connectivity options. Mi 4 lacks 4G LTE support and offers 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth as connectivity options.
Size & Weight
Xiaomi Mi 4i is lightest and sleekest with 130 grams weight and 7.8 mm thickness. Yu Yureka is the bulkiest in the lot with 155 grams of weight and measures 8.8 mm in thickness. Mi 4 weighs 149 grams and has thickness of 8.9 mm.
Yu Yureka retails at Rs. 8,999 and is the cheapest among the three smartphones in this comparison. Xiaomi Mi 4i is Rs. 4,000 costlier and carries a price tag of Rs. 12,999. The Xiaomi Mi 4 has recently received price cut and now retails at Rs. 17,999 instead of its initial price of Rs. 19,999.
Yu Yureka offers a great package of features in sub-Rs.10,000 range with larger display and microSD card slot, however it lags behind in screen resolution, battery front and is also bulkier than the other two rivals in this comparison. Xiaomi Mi 4 flaunts better front facing camera and more RAM but at the same time it lacks 4G LTE support and is too pricey than its cheaper sibling and Yu Yureka. With Rs. 12,999 price tag, Xiaomi Mi 4i seems to be a fairly good steal since it packs a mighty configuration, mammoth battery and runs latest Android 5.0 operating system with MIUI 6.
Which handset among Xiaomi Mi 4i vs Xiaomi Mi 4 vs Yu Yureka do you think is better? Share your views with us in comments below!
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