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Xiaomi Officially Launches Mi 4i in PH, Retails for Php 9,799

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It’s finally here

A few months after the global launch of the Mi 4i in India, the company’s global flagship has finally arrived in the Philippines. Xiaomi Philippines is pricing the Mi 4i at Php 9,799 when it officially hits retails Lazada later this month on July 29, and offline stores on August 1.

Xiaomi Mi 4i specs

  • Second gen 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 5-inch full HD OGS Sharp/JDI, 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 16GB of storage
  • 13-megapixel rear camera by Sony/Samsung
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • Dual-SIM, Dual LTE
  • 3G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS
  • Android Lollipop 5.0 with MIUI 6
  • 3030mAh battery

To quickly recap, the Mi 4i sports Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 615 processor paired with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and a full HD display. The back of the Mi 4i uses an anti-grease coating which prevents it from picking up dust and other grime with daily use.

As far as actual selling goes, the Xiaomi Mi 4i will go on sale first in Lazada, and will appear in offline stores by August. In a reassuring move, Xiaomi has said that prices for the Mi 4i will be the same across the board, offline or online, which quells some of the fears of Xiaomi fans of a higher price now that the company has gone offline. Xiaomi has also partnered with Smart to offer the Mi 4i to its subscribers but no word on the official plans as of yet for the phone.

We already have a full review of the Mi 4i here, so check out this link to see if the Mi 4i is the phone for you.

So, with the price of the Mi 4i official, are you getting one? Sound off in the comments below.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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18 Comments

  1. If only they release this 2-3 months ago, they could have sold more.
    Alas xiaomi, your were late at the mid range party.

    If only they price it more competitively.
    This would be a different story.

  2. Wala na yung Xiaomi magic, too late too late………Ang gagawin na lang siguro ng Xiaomi ay magpapa-flash sale sila ng 50 units, just to create an artificial demand and fuel the hype….pero in reality, DOA na ‘to

  3. Camera is great, battery is great, MIUI is also one wonderful OS, but really, 16gb is not gonna do it. Good pricing though. Just like the Meizu M1 Note. Alcatel Flash Plus could have been the perfect phone but camera is mediocre and the build is quite expected. Lenovo K3 Note, would have been great if there was an audio DAC instead of some sound effects. Huawei 4c, awesome camera, low internal memory, slower processor. Still waiting…

    1. What’s wrong with the Meizu M2 Note? My iPod classic just died recently, and this might the perfect replacement since it can support 128GB, this is gonna be my multimedia device, i rarely play games with my phone so, SoC ain’t a big deal, you can’t go on waiting forever hehe

    2. @Flabby that’s a great evaluation on all the trending mobile phones strength and weaknesses. but i would recommend ASUS Zenfone 2 4GB/64GB. i know it has its shortcomings also on the battery and speaker, but they’re definitely worth it with almost a flagship capability at half the price that wont break a leg. also all of those mobiles mentioned above are from the big bad bullies, ASUS is from Taiwan :))

    3. yikes to the almost 10k price. for 3k+ more you can get the HD version of the lenovo vibe shot at widget city, and really, the additional 3k is more than worth it. better cameras, more ram, expandable storage, killer looks..or better yet just go for the meizu m2 note,you get everything this has, plus expandable storage, for 2k less..

  4. If this has expandable memory this can definitey be a contender.
    the 10k bracket for these devices is a sharktank and with well equiped and aggressively priced rivals the mi 4i is like a running a marathon on crocs.
    But the again Mi has proved to have superior quality that is definitley famous with their fans.
    hope to see more exciting Mi devices soon!

    1. @10k, there is nothing in the market that offers this much in a very compact 5-inch form factor dual sim device.

  5. hay naku siomai. nagtipid ka na naman sa screen. kahit dragontrail na lang sana. Where is the value for money brand that we used adore?

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