If you are planing to buy new smartphone between price range around ₹12000-13000 which is called Mid Range device, On 23rd April Xiaomi and Asus launched their new mid range smartphone in india. Xiaomi launched Mi 4i and Asus launched Zenfone 2 with two variants Asus Zenfone 2 ZE550ML(With 2 GB RAM, With 1.8 GHz Processor, With 16 GB) Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML(With 4 GB RAM, With 2.3 GHz Processor, With 32 GB). In this post we compare Xiaomi Mi 4i and Asus Zenfone 2 ZE550ML With 2 GB RAM because both have same price tag ₹12999.
Build & Design
Asus Zenfone 2 : Asus Zenfone 2 design familiar with earlier Zenfone but with with curved back, with bigger display. The Asus Zenfone 2 back cover made of like plastic which is looks metallic finish and it can be removable. As you can see from the Images the volume buttons at back same as LG G3. The Power Key is at top of the phone. Dimensions (mm) : 152.50 x 77.20 x 10.90 Weight (g) :170.00
Xiaomi Mi 4i : Xiaomi Mi 4i which is quite looks like iphone 5c because the provide same colors are they available in market.Xiaomi Mi 4i has unibody design. At the right side there is volume keys and power button. Dimensions (mm): 138.1 x 69.6 x 7.8mm; Weight (g): 130
Asus Zenfone 2 has crystal clear 13.97 cm (5.5″) IPS display. With a HD resolution which is 1280*720.
Where Xiaomi is has 5 inch display with FULL HD resolution which is 1920*1080. But in terms of ppi Xiaomi has way better then Asus Zenfone 2 which is 441 ppi over 267ppi. Both Display protected with corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.So form the specs you can get better experience of Display in xiaomi Mi 4i.
Asus Zenfone 2 is powered by 1.8GHz Intel Atom Z3560 64 bit-processor which is Quad core processor, with PowerVR G6430 GPU, with 2GB RAM.The Internal storage is 16 GB and it can be expanded with help of microSD card slot which is supports up to 64GB. It has a 3000mAh battery,Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS.
While Xiaomi Mi 4i is running on Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 64-bit processor with Adreno 405 GPU. Mi 4i also has 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage but there is lack of microSD card slot on this device which is quite disappointing factor.It has 3120mAh battery,Bluetooth 4.1 and GPS
Both devices have dual sim and support all 4G networks of India. But in Asus Zenfone 2 second sim support on 2G network when on xiaomi Mi 4i both sim support 4G network. Both Smartphones also supported 5 Ghz Wi-fi 802.11 ac band of Wifi.
Asus Zenfone 2 has 13 MP rear camera which is f/2.0-aperture, 5 element lens with Dual LED flash, while front facing camera is 5 MP with 85 Degree wide angle lens which is good for selfie and video calling.
Xiaomi Mi 4i also has 13 MP Sony/Samsung camera with rear camera ,5-element lens, f/2.0 aperture and two-tone LED flash. In front facing department it is same as Zenfone 2 Which is 5 MP camera with 80 Degree wide angle of selfie and video calling.
Both devices comes with enhanced HDR mode and better Low light image performance.
Software and Special features
Asus Zenfone 2 and Xiaomi Mi 4i Both running on Android Lollipop 5.0 but they have their own UI.
Where Asus Zenfone has Zen UI which is updated version of previous UI and gives you lots of customization option . while Xiaomi Mi 4i has MIUI 6.0 which is custom UI. The new MIUI 6 based on Android 5.0 now supports some indian languages like Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali,and Malayalam.
Asus Zenfone 2 and Xiaomi Mi 4i Both devices are worthy as per spec given. But if you want more storage and larger display go with the Asus Zenfone 2. If you don’t like larger display and you are one hand use device then Xiaomi Mi 4i is good value for money device. MIUI quite look like IOS as per my opinion.