Yesterday the Chinese smartphone manufacturer launched its flagship smartphone Xiaomi Mi5 but that was not the only device that Xiaomi came up with. Xiaomi also unveiled another variant of their previous flagship (Mi4) dubbed as the Xiaomi Mi4s. This the third variant of the Mi4 after Mi4c and Mi4i. In this Xiaomi Mi4s vs Mi4i vs Mi4c vs Mi4 article we compare the newest addition to the Mi4 family with the previously launched variants.

The Xiaomi Mi4 was launched way back in July, 2014, the first variant on the flagship smartphone came on the form of Mi4i in April 2015 while the third Mi4c in September 2015. The latest addition to the Mi4 series, Mi4s launched yesterday on 24th February 2016.

Xiaomi Mi4s vs Mi4i vs Mi4c vs Mi4

Xiaomi Mi4s vs Mi4i vs Mi4c vs Mi4

The Xiaomi Mi4s is clearly the best-looking smartphone among this lot, featuring a metal and glass build, it also houses a fingerprint scanner on the rear side which the other three smartphones do not.

All the three handsets come with 5-inch IPS LCD display with the same resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and pixel density of 441 ppi. So they will deliver the same performance when it comes to the display.

Xiaomi Mi4c vs Mi4

The Xiaomi Mi4s is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor and the same chipset powers the Xiaomi Mi4c. The Xiaomi Mi4i packs the slightly lower Snapdragon 615 processor and the Xiaomi Mi4 by the Snapdragon 801. The Mi4s and the Mi4 comes 3GB of RAM space and the Mi4i offers 2GB RAm. The Xiaomi Mi4c device is available in two RAM variants of 2GB and 3GB. Along with this, the Mi4s smartphone will offer 63GB of internal storage space and the Mi4c comes offers two storage options of 16GB and 32GB, the same goes for the Mi4i. The Mi4 handset comes in two variants of 16GB and 64GB of internal space. The Xiaomi Mi4s is the only smartphone among the four that offers the added advantage of a microSD card slot.

Xiaomi Mi4i vs Mi4s vs Mi4c vs Mi4 Comparison

Xiaomi Mi4s vs Mi4i

Camera Comparison: In the camera department the Xiaomi Mi4s and the Mi4c smartphones come with a 13MP primary camera on the back with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection  autofocus,  dual-LED (dual tone) flash. The other two smartphones Xiaomi Mi4i and Mi4 come with the same 13MP primary sensor but the have slightly lower aperture of f/1.8.

On the front, the Xiaomi Mi4 offers the best selfies camera which is an 8MP unit and the remaining three smartphone come with 5MP selfie camera units.

Xiaomi Mi4s vs Mi4c vs Mi4

Software Comparison: In software department, all the four smartphones – Xiaomi Mi4s, Mi4c, Mi4i and Mi4 come running Xiaomi’s own custom UI MIUI on top of Android. Among the 4 smartphone the Xiaomi Mi4s runs the latest version of Android  – Android Marshmallow, the Mi4c and Mi4i runs the Android Lollipop out of the box and the Mi4 comes running the Android Kitkat.

Battery Comparison: The Xiaomi Mi4s packs the largest battery, which is a 3260mAh battery unit, the Xiaomi Mi4i has a 3120mAh unit and the Xiaomi Mi4c and Mi4 has the same 3080mAh battery size. The Xiaomi Mi4s and the Xiaomi Mi4c come with the USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer while the other two smartphones feature a USB-A port.

Xiaomi Mi4i vs Mi4c

Xiaomi Mi4s vs Mi4i vs Mi4c vs Mi4 Full Phone Specification Comparison

Device name Xiaomi Mi4s Xiaomi Mi4c Xiaomi Mi4i Xiaomi Mi4
Launch Date 2016, February 2015, September 2015, April 2014, July
Weight 133 g 132g 132g 149g
Screen Size 5.0 Inches 5.0 Inches 5.0 Inches 5.0 Inches
Chipset SD 808 SD 808 SD 615 SD 801
RAM 3 GB 2/3 GB 2 GB 3 GB
Internal  Storage 64 GB 16/32 GB 16/32 GB 16/64 GB
Micro SD Slot Yes(Uses  Hybrid  slot) No No No
Rear  Camera 13 MP, f/2.0, phase detection  autofocus,  dual-LED (dual tone) flash 13 MP, f/2.0, 24mm,  phase detection autofocus,  dual-LED (dual tone) flash 13 MP,  f/1.8, autofocus, LED flash 13 MP,  f/1.8, autofocus, LED flash  
Front Camera 5 MP, f/2.0, 1080p   5 MP, f/2.0, 1080p 5 MP, f/1.8 8 MP, f/1.8, 1080p@30fps


Android  Version Marshmallow,  6.0.1 Lollipop,  5.1.1 Lollipop,  5.0.1 Kitkat,  Upgradable  To MM
Battery Non-removable  Li-Ion 3260 mAh battery    Non-removable Li-Ion  3080 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Ion  3120 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Ion  3080 mAh battery
Finger Print Sensor Yes No No No
Infrared Yes Yes No Yes
USB Charging Type Type-C-Port Type-C-Port USB A USB A
Price $260 $230 $175 $199
Sunlight Display Yes Yes Yes No
Edge Tap No Yes No No
Metal Frame Yes with  Upgraded  Glass No No Yes

Xiaomi Mi4s vs Xiaomi Mi4c vs Xiaomi Mi4i vs Xiaomi Mi4

Price Comparison: The Xiaomi Mi4s comes at a price tag of $260 followed by Xiaomi Mi4c at $230. The other two smartphones Xiaomi Mi4 and Mi4i come with the price tags of $199 and $175.

Xiaomi Mi4s vs Xiaomi Mi4c vs Xiaomi Mi4i vs Xiaomi Mi4

We have provided the elaborated comparison between the Xiaomi Mi4s vs Xiaomi Mi4c vs Xiaomi Mi4i vs Xiaomi Mi4 above, where we have compared Xiaomi Mi4s vs Mi4i vs Mi4c vs Mi4 specifications and features column by column. Check it and comment your views below.

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