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.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.