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Xiaomi Mi4i vs Asus Zenfone 2 – Let the showdown begin!

by Joe 12

Finally, we will get to see a showdown between two powerful, but affordable, Smartphones. The Chinese brand showed guts going up against ASUS, unveiling itself in one of the biggest Smartphone markets, India. Both bring to the table some powerful specs and full HD display. However, despite their obvious similarities, big differences can make one superior to the other.

comparison xiaomi mi4i and zenfone 2

First of all, the Mi4i has beaten ASUS, hands down, being the cheapest full HD LTE enabled flagship. While being the lighter one of the two flagships, in terms of weight and price, the Mi4i offers no less than the Zenfone in terms of power and speed. Mi4i bears a Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor at heart, whereas ASUS shows hardcore loyalty to Intel Chipset. Moreover, Xiaomi’s 3120 mAh battery is more powerful than ASUS’s 3000mAh while the latter’s processor is more battery consuming; it is clear who the winner is in this round (1). However, the Zenfone has a better front camera and more storage, with 16GB (non-expandable) on Mi4i against the 16GB expandable memory on the Zenfone.

Currently, the price stands at $200 for the Mi4i which is the same price as the ASUS Zenfone 2 (2GB model). However, depending on the RAM and other specs, prices can vary. With hardcore specs like that, it’s quite a sweet deal don’t you think?
You can compare every specs of the devices in details from the table below.

[NOTE: In the table, GREEN one indicate the better specs]


Dimensions138.1 x 69.6 x 7.8 mm152.5 x 77.2 x 10.9 mm
Weight130 grams170 grams
Display5-inch 1080p  (441ppi)
5.5-inch 720p (267ppi)
Processor1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core chip1.8GHz Intel Atom Z3560 quad-core chip
Storage16 (non-expandable)16 (expandable)
Camera13MP primary5MP secondary13MP primary5MP secondary
ConnectivityLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Dual-SIM Dual Standby (Both SIMs support 4G)LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Dual-SIM Dual Active (only one SIM supports 4G)
OSAndroid Lollipop (MIUI 6)Android Lollipop (ASUS ZenUI)
PriceRs 12,999 ($204)Rs 12,999 ($204)
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  • vince

    Zenfone 2 is dual SIM dual active, which is better than mi4i

    • Joe

      yes that’s true but both SIMs on Mi4i support 4G LTE networks (although its dual standby)

  • pimp

    Zenfone has expandable SD and LTE Band 20. +2

  • marcel

    I decide between MI4i and Z9 mini. Which smartphone is better?

  • jalebi Singh

    zenfone scores 39000+ in antutu, while the Mi4i will score around 29000+. And the 4gb
    ram zenfone will score more.

    • AM

      Mi4i scores above 40,000 points on AnTuTu as you can see on the article right here in GizmoChina

    • Shubhs

      Mi4i scores over 40000, its confirmed

  • Why MI 4i don’t have expandable storage? This is truly unfair.

  • Shinshin

    The Zenfone 2 2GB ram version has the Intel Z3560 and not the Z3580.
    Please fix that…

  • P0l0nium

    Where is the evidence that the Atom is “more battery consuming” while doing the same tasks as the SD615 ??

  • Ocean breeze

    Could you please, tell me if z3560 4gb ram model supports NFC, and what is screen the resolution (cos you wrote it was 720p, I believe it’s 1080p)