Xiaomi Mi 4 vs. Meizu MX4, the Chinese giants
The reason why we’re pitting them against each other is because of one simple fact — both handsets, despite of their gargantuan hardware specifications, are priced at less than half the SRP of most other flagship smartphones of other global brands.
|Specs||Xiaomi Mi 4||Meizu MX4|
|Display||5" Sharp/JDI IPS OGS, 1080p, 441ppi||5.36" IPS @ 1920x1152, 418ppi|
|Processor||2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801||MediaTek MT6595 octa-core, 2.2GHz + 1.7GHz|
|GPU||Adreno 330||PowerVR G6200|
|Internal Storage||16GB, 64GB||16GB, 32GB, 64GB|
|Cellular||LTE Cat 4 150Mbps||LTE Cat 4 150Mbps|
|OS||Android 4.4.4||Android 4.4.2|
Based on the hardware configuration alone, we try to stack one against the other and tally the points.
Xiaomi Mi 4:
* Slightly higher pixel density
* Has bigger 3GB RAM
* Has larger 8MP sensor front camera
* Has larger 20.7MP rear camera
* Slightly bigger display size
* Significantly lower starting price
While we cannot categorically determine whether the Mediatek MK6595 with its octa-core processor is better than the quad 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801, Mediatek’s 47,233 Antutu score for the MK6595 breaks the record of any chip we’ve seen before.
It’s a close fight, that’s one thing we can agree on. Perhaps, if they’re too close to each other, the final determining factor might be the design and form factor.