5/03/2015

Xiaomi Mi 4 now available in Malaysia, but it doesn’t look like a great buy

Xiaomi Malaysia today finally announced the availability of the ex-flagship, i.e., the Mi 4 for the Malaysian market.

The Mi 4 hasn’t been Xiaomi’s most successful phone. In Malaysia, the phone will get to buyers via a rather unexpected channel — via a local distributor in Mont Asia. If you have your hopes high, you’d be disappointed to know that the Mi 4 sold in Malaysia will have no 4G LTE capabilities… and along with that, have a price tag of RM 1,199 (US$333), making it one among the more expensive phones from the Far East being sold in the country.

Having said that, I’d also like to mention that the Mi 4 is a mighty fine phone; the metal chassis and the camera happen to be two of its highest points. The phone might however bog down to other devices like the OnePlus One, etc. in Malaysia.

The Mi 4 has a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM and a 5-inch 1080p display. To find out more, you may want to read our review… meanwhile, if you’re looking to go for a 5-inch phone this year, the upcoming Mi 4i might be an option worth considering.