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conclusion:We like it

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If you ever thought to yourself, "I really like the iPhone's design but wish it ran Android," Xiaomi has you covered. The Mi 4 is the latest phone from the Chinese manufacturer, showcasing a sharp design and their signature MIUI interface. Even with a mediocre camera and buggy experience, it still ticks all the right boxes to be a viable alternative to other flagship phones -- as long as it supports your carrier's bands.

The overall design and feel of the Mi 4 were well received despite an uninspired design that reminded critics of the iPhone. Ars Technica says the phone's "impeccable construction makes this the best Android hardware we've seen all year," while CNET says they "like the feel of the phone" as it sits "comfortably" in their hands. The frame houses a 5-inch 1920 x 1080 pixel display that Android Authority finds "vibrant" and Mobile Geeks calls outright "fantastic." However, PocketNow had issues with the display's "warm" picture and "side visibility," which they say can "taper-off" at certain angles.

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Critic reviews

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    9.8
  • Battery life
    7.4
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    7.6
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    8.1
  • Portability (size / weight)
    8.0
  • Media support
  • Durability
    9.7
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
    7.8

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9.0
CNET Aug 14, 2014

Xiaomi's Mi 4 offers almost everything you want in a high-end flagship smartphone -- beautiful design and snappy performance at a price that's just too good to pass up.

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Ars Technica Aug 24, 2014

Everything here is top notch ... If Xiaomi ever does apply itself with some original designs, look out world, because this company will be going places.

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Android Authority Sep 10, 2014

The Mi 4 isn’t widely available just yet, but if you do want this phone right now, the currency exchange will make it about $350. That is definitely a great price for a device that has a lot to offer, which is the best way to describe this Xiaomi Mi 4.

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Mobile Geeks Aug 28, 2014

The Xiaomi Mi4 is without doubt a fantastic phone and one that will make the vast majority of users who purchase it very happy.

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PocketNow Aug 27, 2014

If you want exceptional hardware for relatively cheap and can deal with some bugs – absolutely. Otherwise, we’d recommend something a little more reliable and refined.

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