Xiaomi Mi3 vs.
Xiaomi Mi4: Specs of the Xiaomi Mi3 and Mi4 bear a lot of similarities to the iPhone’s, but it didn’t stop the company who has been hailed as the “Apple of China” for more reasons than one to continue to dominate the market with its well-designed and competitively priced gadgets.
In less than four years of existence, it has managed to outperform Samsung in the handset maker category in its lucrative home market and is now the third largest handset maker in the world.
Xiaomi is indeed poised to eat Apple’s market share, amongst other competitors in the Asian region.
Two of their handsets, the Xiaomi Mi3, was an instant best-seller when it was unveiled.
Thanks to the innovative and publicity-driven flash sales of the “Apple of China,” tens of thousands of the handsets were snatched in mere minutes.
The review below between the Xiaomi Mi4, the current flagship, and the Mi3, the former, pits the devices in terms of display, processor, battery life and initial selling price.
Xiaomi Mi3 vs.
Xiaomi Mi4 Specs of the Xiaomi Mi4 show off a 5-inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080.
The Xiaomi Mi3, its predecessor, bears the same screen size and with the same resolution.
One aspect that these handsets begin to differ at is the weight.
The Mi3 is 0.32 inches thick and weighs 145 grams.
The Xiaomi Mi4, on the other hand, is 0.35 inches thick and weighs 149 grams, making it slightly thicker and heavier than the Mi3.
Battery life for the new Mi4 is slightly improved.
It has a 3080 mAh pack, while the Mi3 has a 3050 mAh pack.
Comparing specs In terms of processors, the chipset of the Xiaomi Mi3 is a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor that clocks in at 2.3 GHz and is powered with 2GB of RAM.
The Mi4 has the newer quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor that clocks in at 2.5 GHz and powered with 3GB of RAM.
In terms of OS, both units have a customized Android 4.4 KitKat verison called MIUI, except that the Xiaomi Mi4 comes with the more recent MIUI 6 out of the box.
Camera-wise, the Xiaomi Mi3 has a 13MP rear camera and a 2MP front-facing camera.
The Mi4 has the same spec for its rear camera but has a 8MP front-facing camera, making it better for selfies.
In a recent review of the units price, the 16GB entry-level variant of the Xiaomi Mi4 is available in China for an equivalent of $320 while the entry-level variant of the Xiaomi Mi3 is priced at $270.