Affordable yet powerful
Display and Design
The Xiaomi Mi 4C 32GB is a candy bar phone that comes wrapped in a plastic body with a handful of colours to make your pick. A 5-inch multi touch FHD IPS LCD display, having a resolution of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels with a density of 441ppi. It has a waistline of 7.7mm and a weight of 132g which makes it quite light.
Processor and OS
Acting as the brains of the Xiaomi Mi 4C 32GB is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chipset featuring a 1.8GHz hexa-core processor. Assisting it in its operations is a 3GB RAM for smooth handling of multiple applications simultaneously. An Adreno 418 GPU ensures good graphics while watching videos or playing games.It ships with Android v5.1.1 (Lollipop) OS along with the new MIUI 7. It enables you to tap the screen to wake it up with the help of its Âtap to wakeÂ feature.
Camera and Storage
The Xiaomi Mi 4C comes with a 13MP rear-facing camera with dual LED flash, phase detection autofocus, HDR etc for capturing shots even in dimly lit conditions. Full HD videos can be shooted at 30fps with this device. On its front, there sits a 5MP snapper for never falling short of clicking selfies and engaging in video calls. An internal memory of 32GB is embedded in the device and cannot be increased any further.
Battery and Connectivity
A 3,000mAh li-ion battery with Quick Charge 2.0 technology keeps the Xiaomi Mi 4C 32GB charged up for long hours. It supports connectivity options like 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS/A-GPS, Bluetooth v4.1, USB port, NFC and also the USB type-C which can be seen in only a few flagship phones. An IR blaster and accompanying software comes loaded in the device to turn the phone into a remote control for controlling appliances around you. The phone supports dual SIM.
The Xiaomi Mi 4C 32GB is a mid-range smartphone that scores quite high on most of the features. With a powerful configuration, well built rear camera, great battery backup and an IR blaster, all at an affordable budget, it has all the ingredients to call itself a VFM gadget. The non-expandable memory is a concern, but if you can compromise with it, then go for it.