Xiaomi’s Mi4i might be the year’s best budget smartphone
Motorola has been taking credit for making the best budget smartphones on the international market with the Moto G and Moto E smartphone families, but many forget the great mid-rangers and affordable smartphones manufactured by Chinese companies like Xiaomi, Meizu, Huawei, iOcean, Teclast, Zopo, Oppo, Lenovo, Ulefone and more. In the past few weeks, the Xiaomi Mi4i has been stirring the pot with surprisingly good review articles and videos popping up all over the internet. Although the Xiaomi Mi4i is a budget/mid-range smartphone, it manages to impress reviewers with a stable personality and adequate performance.
Today, you can buy the Xiaomi Mi4i for only $223.68 on GearBest, which is quite a few bucks cheaper than other online retail stores. Word started spreading about Xiaomi’s work internationally more after the Xiaomi Mi4 was launched and was considered (still is) to be one of the best smartphones on the market, especially in the bang for buck ratio. Although Xiaomi is a generally more expensive brand compared to other Chinese manufacturers, it does provide more premium user experiences, which is what the Xiaomi Mi4i demonstrates rather well in its price range.
The Xiaomi Mi4i is a mid-ranger, which is also reflected in its design. Although composed by a polycarbonate unibody and a dual glass finish, the Xiaomi Mi4i design is rather well manufactured. Compared to the regular flagship off of which it is based, the Xiaomi Mi4, the Mi4i is less endowed when speaking of hardware, but the Chinese company does make up for that with excellent software and features. It is known that one of the driving force behind Xiaomi smartphone fans is MIUI, and MIUI combined with Android Lollipop (which comes out of the box with the Xiaomi Mi4i) can be an excellent combination.
Although made of plastic, engineers behind the Xiaomi Mi4i did put a lot of emphasis on its thin, light, almost bezelless body. Of course that needed a complementary display, which is supplied in the form of a FHD 5-inch IPS LCD display. With the 1080*1920 resolution, we can count approximately 441 pixels per inch, which is a better pixel density than on the iPhone 6 Plus, which hovers at around 401 ppi. On GearBest, you can choose between white and black Xiaomi Mi4i units, but as time passes, the Chinese company behind the mid-ranger will start selling the colorful ones in pink, green, yellow and blue.
When it comes to hardware, the Xiaomi Mi4i holds its ground pretty well with a 615 CPU, backed by 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage. That hardware goes rather well with Lollipop and MIUI6, and the phone will most definitely come with a great user experience. On the rear of the device, there’s the same camera as on the Xiaomi Mi4, namely a 13 MP sensor with autofocus and flash, as well as a 5 MP camera on the front. Everything is powered by a 3120 mAh battery, which promises about two days of moderate use.
Xiaomi did put a lot of thought into the Xiaomi Mi4i, and balanced design, versatility and performance out well. While you do get good performance for an affordable price, you also get a high quality display, a good battery life and a few design features that will help in the long run. For instance, the Xiaomi Mi4i design includes a grease-resistant coating on the rear, so that you can even write stuff on it and erase it later on, although I wouldn’t recommend trying that at home. At the same time, the Xiaomi Mi4i features include an ambient light type of response, which Xiaomi dubbed the Sunlight Screen. What this does is adjust brightness based on environmental lighting.
The Xiaomi Mi4i is a good buy for two reasons: balance and software. Although a mid-range phone made for those looking for affordable daily drivers, Xiaomi makes the Xiaomi Mi4i appealing to everyone. It’s simple, yet elegant design with useful features appeals to anyone who uses their smartphone without a case, while the decent performance and great software appeal to power users and every Android fan. MIUI6 is a great UI, and the Xiaomi Mi4i is a great budget smartphone. It might not be able to keep up with power users in the end, but it can still make for a good daily driver for most smartphone users out there.
Elon Musk is buying Twitter
It appears like billionaire Elon Musk will purchase Twitter after all (via TechCrunch). It appears Musk has run out of options after making an offer to the social network and then attempting to withdraw that offer. The share price of $54.20 that Musk originally proposed has been set.
The sale was set on an unalterable trajectory when Musk informed the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of his intention to purchase.
Before this filing, Musk and Twitter were en route to court. Musk first proposed buying Twitter and afterwards attempted to pull out of the arrangement. His justification for doing so was that he thought 20% of Twitter users might be bots. Musk did not provide any proof to back up this assertion. Twitter, on the other hand, asserted that a maximum of 5% of its users were bots, which is still a significant percentage but not nearly as bad as Musk alleges.
Twitter has the right to sue Musk due to the original conditions of the agreement in an effort to have him complete the transaction. Musk had planned to go to court and attempt to avoid the situation up until this morning. But now that we have this SEC filing, something must have changed. Additionally, Musk had previously offered $54.20 per share before the legal saga got off. It’s a stunning turn of events that portrays Twitter as the winner of this conflict.
Twitter’s stock price soared after the news, as one might anticipate. As of the time this story was published, it was trading at $51.88, a significant increase from $43.84 yesterday.
Best chargers and accessories deal available right now
Gadgets are indubitably a part of our lives. We surround ourselves with them. We read the news on them, keep in touch with their help, listen to music, play games, watch videos and even complete work on them. Over the past few years, new technologies have risen and the accessories have changed a lot too. This is why, we often find ourselves in the situation that we need a second charger but the old one doesnțt fit the new gadget or we would like to charge our devices wirelessly, so we need to purchase new accessories. There is a great accessories deal available right now, thankfully.
Whether you need a charger or just some adapters, you will definitely find what you are looking for at CHOETECH. The company offers crazy price cuts on a great number of products, ranging from adapters, through USB Type C cables, wall chargers, phone holders and phone mounts, phone rings, wireless chargers, wireless audio adapters, car chargers, all the way to power banks. On some products, like the PD-1CA USB Type C Male to USB 3.0 Type A Female Adapter, you can save 88% of their original retail price. Given the fact that the normal price is not too high to start with, it might not impress everyone, but if you are a retailer this accessories deal can make a serious change in your business.
Also, you can save 90% on the H71-C81 Universal Dashboard 360 Rotation Phone Holder. Again, if you are a retailer, this is one of the best deals that could come your way. Even if you are not, but your family members or friends would like one of these items, you can become your favorite person by giving them such a phone holder as a gift. Basically, whether you are a retailer or not, you can benefit from the promotion offered on gadgets and accessories. Of course, you will probably not give USB cables as gifts to anyone, but a nice wireless charging charger pad or a fast wireless charger with a cooling fan will definitely impress anyone who loves their gadgets.
The items are compatible not only with Android devices but also with Apple smartphones and tablets. So everyone will find what they need at CHOETECH. While the promotional prices are just insane, even the normal retail prices of the products are reasonable. In case you don’t need anything right this instance, you could still check out the accessories deal, as you just might find something you would like to have.
Top 5 Cyber Monday gaming console deals
With Cyber Monday slowly and surely creeping on the horizon. A lot of people are looking for an excellent guide for their holiday expenses. GeekReply offers the best 5 deals you can get for Gaming Consoles during Cyber Monday. As price drops happen almost everywhere with major retailers like Gamestop, Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and Amazon competing for the best deal. It’s important to get some help to get the best possible offers available.
Best Xbox One Cyber Monday Deals:
More than ever, a lot of customers will be happy knowing that the Xbox One and Xbox One S consoles are getting the most discounted. However, we also are seeing a great offering from a very unlikely place for the Xbox One X.
AMAZON – Xbox One S 1TB Console – Battlefield V Bundle (Heading)
The Xbox One S is an incredible gaming console. The portability of it might be the biggest attraction for a lot of users. While it definitely isn’t capable of offering native 4K gaming and limiting itself to just upscaling. It literally also offers the best 1080p performance for most games. The addition of HDR is also a big plus as well.
This bundle comes with the game Battlefield V and a 1TB Storage Drive. While there aren’t many positives about the game bundled with the system. It definitely is a great deal that allows you to save up to $70 USD. Alternatively, the Minecraft version of this bundle can actually save you up to $100 USD if you really want to go for the extreme savings.
We feel like this is a better pick for the Xbox One S as the game is a current-gen game where you can see the results on screen more unlike the Minecraft counterpart. However, it’s mostly a matter of which bundle suits your tastes better.
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