Xiaomi Mi 4 was launched earlier this week in India for Rs 19,999, thus becoming the costliest smartphone of Xiaomi in India till date. At this price, Xiaomi Mi 4 has a lot of good opponents. So if you are too planning to get your hands on the new Xiaomi Mi 4, you should have a look at our top 5 pick listed below, which are priced closely to Mi 4 and we think are very good handsets.
But first let’s have a recap of the Xiaomi Mi 4’s features. Xiaomi Mi 4 offers a 5 inch IPS LCD display with full HD resolution. This Android 4.4.3 KitKat based handset, which comes with MIUI 6 interface, has a 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, Adreno 330 GPU, and 3 GB RAM.
The Mi 4, which was released in China last August, has a 13 megapixel rear camera with 1/3 inch sensor and an 8 megapixel front camera. This 149 grams weighing smartphone has a 3080 mAh battery that claims to offer up to 280 hours of 3G stand by. It comes with dual band WiFi,DLNA, WiFi Direct, WiFi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, FM Radio, Infrared port, micro USB 2.0 port with USB host features, and GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS and Beidou. Note that Xiaomi has released the 16 GB version of the phone in India and is a 3G device.
The Huawei Honor 6 too has a 5 inch IPS display with the same full HD resolution (1080 x 1920 pixels). It also offers an octa-core 1.7 GHz processor and even 3 GB of RAM. Like the Mi 4 it has 16 GB internal memory which can be further expanded by 64 GB via micro SD card slot.
The Huawei Honor 6 also offers a 13 megapixel rear camera with auto-focus, geo-tagging, face detection, HDR, flash, and full HD video recording ability at 30 fps. This single SIM smartphone offers 4G connectivity apart from GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, and DLNA. The 3100 mAh battery provides up to 20 hours of talk time or 72 hours of standby.
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra has a much bigger 6.4 inch TFT display with full HD resolution. The Sony Xperia Z Ultra has a 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and 2 GB of RAM. The internal memory stands at 16 GB, which can be expanded to up to 64 GB.
The phone offers an 8 megapixel primary camera with features like auto-focus, geo-tagging, face detection, HDR, sweep panorama, video stabilization, flash, and video recording at 1080p at 30 fps. In the front, it has a 2 megapixel camera which also records videos at 1080p at 30 fps. The single SIM Sony Xperia Z Ultra has 4G, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, MHL (mobile HD link), DLNA, and NFC too.
It too offers a full HD resolution based 5 inch IPS screen as well as an octa-core 2 GHz processor and 2 GB of RAM. It has 32 GB of storage space but has no expandable storage slot.
The 13 megapixel primary camera of Vibe X2 comes with auto-focus, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR, flash, and video recording at 1080p at 30 fps. In the front, the phone has a 5 megapixel shooter for selfies and video calls. This dual-SIM phone has 4G, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, etc. The 2300 mAh battery is enough for up to 17 hours of talk time or 228 hours of standby.
The HTC Desire 820 is armed with a 5.5 inch TFT display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. It is the only phone in this lineup with HD resolution, instead of FHD. The HTC Desire 820 has an octa-core 1.5 GHz processor, which runs with 2 GB of RAM. It has an internal memory of 16 GB, which can be expanded by another 128 GB.
Its 13 megapixel camera is equipped with auto-focus, geo-tagging, face detection, and HDR features. Besides, the camera can simultaneously record HD videos and shoot pictures. It can record videos at 1080p at 30 fps. There is an LED flash light in its back panel while an 8 megapixel unit is in its front. The single SIM HTC Desire 820 has 4G, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and DLNA. The phone is armed with a 2600 mAh battery which claims to offer up to 22.5 hours of talk time or 424 hours of standby.
The OnePlus One has a 5.5 inch FHD display, with a pixel density of 401 ppi. The OnePlus One too is quite a powerful handset owing to its 2.5 GHz, quad-core processor and 3 GB of RAM. The phone has huge 64 GB internal memory but it has no micro SD slot.
The OnePlus One’s 13 megapixel primary camera has auto-focus, geo-tagging, face detection, panorama, and HDR features. This camera is armed with a Sony sensor and aperture of f/2.0, and can record videos at 2160p at 30 fps. The single SIM OnePlus One has 4G, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, and NFC. Also present is a 3100 mAh battery.