My 1st Xiaomi :
Mi4C – This is a China only version phone.
Bought from Lazada.com.sg as Export set with no warranty @S$145.00
BUILT WISE : Very Good
LOOKS : Very nice actually for this price!
FUNCTIONS : Very Apple like but got the good of Android
VIDEO : Smooth and good
PHOTO : Image is sharp and good but just feel that colour tone not as good as Apple and Samsung.
CAMERA : Nice still photo and video shoot (Good for me)
OS : My set come with Android Lollipop 5.1 and
Miui 8 version 184.108.40.206 (Do a factory Reset) it still Miui 7. Do update from official Xiaomi Website, actually it just a bit of chinese for some Apps (which can be disable). Having trouble to root from European Miui 8 for Mi4C. Give up!!! haha
Very bad. But can be resolved by following the few tips : – Disable the WiFi – Scanning Aways Available – Disable Notification for all less those you want, e.g Facebook, Whatapps etc – Disable Apps you don’t needs – Install “Repair Battery Life Pro” App, I think it helps – Replaced the phone charger with Apple or similar, just feel that Xiaomi charger does not provide proper full charge as it charge too fast. – Lower brightness helps – Off WiFi when not in use
PROS : Miui 8, it very fun to use –Really love the phone and OS (Miui 8),Well Done! 🙂
Ads pop-up here and there, remember to disable notification for Apps you downloaded and uninstall unnecessary Apps. I did not sign up for Mi Account Just upgrade to Miui 8, ads pop up and battery life resolved!
CONCLUSION : 1st Xiaomi and very impressive with everything
less the ads, I think it is better than most mobile phone out there that cost S$400 or so. Unless you are very particular with Camera, it good enough.
Unlikely to have Global Miui 8 ROM, as it is built for China Only.
So if you got the Miui 7 original, i think you need to use the unofficial EU Miui 8 ROM. Just go for the original China Miui 8 ROM for mi4c!
Hopefully, Mi6 will surprise me further but depend on iPhone 8! Renew contract 2017! 🙂