The Xiaomi Mi 4 arrived Mobility Towers last week and I have been playing with it since then. It is a smartphone that one immediately falls in love with – great build and well refined user interface, both looking like they were taken out of an iPhone white paper. Everything about this Android smartphone screams iPhone!
The Mi 4 is also a powerful device that is powered by a 2.5GHz processor processor and 3GB RAM. It came as a surprise when it would sometimes pause in the middle of a task. I noticed this immediately because I was coming from the TECNO Phantom 5 where I had no such issues. So, I decided to put both phones through three benchmark tests.
Here are the performance specifications of each phone and the test results:
|TECNO Phantom 5||Xiaomi Mi 4|
|Display: 5.5 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels||Display: 5.0 inches, 1080 x 1980 pixels|
|MediaTek MT6753 Octa-core 1.3 GHz||Snapdragon 801 Quad-core 2.5 GHz|
|3 GB RAM||3 GB RAM|
|GPU: Mali-T720||GPU: Adreno 330|
|Android 5.1.1 Lollipop||Android 4.4.4 kitkat|
|Quadrant: 21,415||Quadrant: 17,835|
|AnTuTu: 33,374 /33,669||AnTuTu: 42,274 / 39,861|
|GeekBench: 611 single-core, 2,737 multi-core||GeekBench: 782 single-core; 1,837 multi-core|
It is interesting that during the tests, the Phantom 5 completed tasks faster. For example, during the AnTuTu test, when the P5 was at 100%, the Mi 4 was at 76%.
I am no engineer, but it is odd that the Xiaomi Mi 4 pauses sometimes in the middle of operations. It doesn’t happen regularly, but it is really odd that it happens at all.