For years, Apple has been perceived as the brand with cult following. However, in the past few months, the most diehard Apple fans have shown their faith in Xiaomi - often called as the ‘Apple' of China. But the China-based tech giant could be even more popular once the company start selling its devices in the US and the UK.
Last year, Xiaomi made history when the company entered the Indian handset market in July 2014. Since then, the Chinese firm has been unstoppable. Xiaomi's first launched handset in India was none other than the Mi 3.
Now, if reports have anything to go by, we can expect Xiaomi to release the much-awaited Mi 4 in India on January 28. The premium phone was rumoured to make its Indian debut in December last year, though it never made it to the country so far.
Well, the Mi 4 is a smartphone that's set to cost Rs. 20,000 when it goes on sale in India on January 28. As far as its specs are concerned, the Mi 4 has got the right hardware internals, if it gets launched around Rs. 20,000
At the same time, there's been a lot of conversation about whether Samsung has any handset that could give tough competition to the Mi 4. By now, it's become an open secret that Samsung is not willing to let Xiaomi occupy the mid-end segment of the smartphone market.
To tackle Xiaomi, Samsung just launched the Galaxy A5 in the Indian market. It's being projected as Samsung's most charismatic smartphone with full metal body at the best price of Rs. 25,000.
Here's our Xiaomi Mi 4 vs Samsung Galaxy A5 comparison on the basis of specifications, features and lastly price. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!
|Model number||Samsung Galaxy A5||Xiaomi Mi 4|
|Android Skin||Android OS,v4.4.4||Android (4.4.3) MIUI 6 UI|
|Display||5.0-inch HD, Super AMOLED||5.0-inch FHD|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 410(64-bit)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 801|
|Graphics Processor||Adreno 306||Adreno 330|
|Camera||13MP rear camera, LED flash, 5MP front shooter||13MP rear camera, LED flash, 8MP front shooter|
|Dimensions||139.3 x 69.7 x 6.7 mm||139.2 x 68.5 x 8.9 mm|
|Network||4G LTE, NFC,GSM andWi-Fi||4G LTE,GSM andWi-Fi|
|Price||Rs 25,000||Rs. 20,000 ( yet to be confirmed)|
|Availability||Now Available||January 28,2015|
Xiaomi Mi 4 Vs Samsung Galaxy A5: Verdict
If Samsung does decide it wants to successfully return back to the mid-end market, it would be wise to test out potential capabilities on the Galaxy A5 first. The Galaxy A5 is going to be crucial for Samsung as it pose a direct threat to the Mi 4. But none of that is going to happen if they can't fully project the Galaxy A5 as the true Xiaomi Mi 4 killer.
For Xiaomi, the Mi4 is epic and extremely critical, as it's going to be priced on a higher side. Simply put, the Mi 4 will be ideal for those who care about beefy internals. The Galaxy A5, on the other hand, will be loved by select audience who are passionate about elegant designer smartphones instead of mere specifications.