Xiaomi launched the Mi 4 smartphone in China in July 2014 and the phone was launched in India last month for Rs. 19,999, which go on sale on Flipkart in the first flash sale today. The OnePlus One on the other hand was launched in India in December last year and is priced at Rs. 21,999. Let’s compare the two phones and take a look at their hardware in this photo gallery.
The Xiaomi Mi4 has a 5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) IPS display with 441 PPI, based one-glass solution (OGS) made by Sharp / JDI. It is powered by a 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor with Adreno 330 GPU and runs on MIUI on top of Android 4.4 (KitKat). The OnePlus One sports a 5.5-inch (1920 ×1080 pixels) Full HD LTPS display from JDI with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, is powered by a 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974AC) processor and also runs on Cyanogen OS 11S based on Android 4.4 (KitKat). The Indian version will get Android 5.0 (Lollipop) update in the form of own OnePlus ROM, while the global variant will get usual Android 5.0 update from Cyanogen Inc.
The Mi 4 has an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with Sony Exmor R BSI sensor and f/1.8 aperture for better low-light imaging. It also has the usual set of sensors next to the camera. While OnePlus One has as 5MP front facing camera.
Both the phones come with three capacitive touch buttons below the display.
The power button and the volume rockers are present on the right side of the Mi 4 while the OnePlus One has power button on that side. Both the devices are 8.9mm thick but the Mi 4 weighs 149g and the One weighs 162g.
The Mi4 has micro SIM card slot on the left side while the OnePlus One has volume rockers and micro SIM card slot on the left side.
At the top, the Xiaomi Mi4 has 3.5mm audio jack along with a small Infrared LED and the OnePlus One has a 3.5mm audio jack and secondary microphone.
The loudspeaker grill and the micro USB slot are present at the bottom for both the phones.
The Mi 4 has a 13MP rear camera with LED Flash, Sony IMX214 BSI sensor, 6-element lens, f/1.8 aperture and it has 4K video recording while One has 13-megapixel camera Sony IMX214 stacked sensor with 6-element lens, f/2.0 aperture, dual LED flash and 4K video recording.
Along with the camera and LED flash the Xiaomi Mi 4 has Mi branding at the lower end while One has One Plus branding at the center and Cyanogen branding at the end.
There is a 3080 mAh built-in battery on Mi4 and OnePlus One has a built-in 3100mAh battery. The Mi 4 comes in black and white colors in 16GB or 16GB variants with a range of back cover options. The OnePlus One comes with 16GB/64GB internal memory variants and also supports 4G LTE.
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