These days a lot is being written about slowing sales of the so-called "premium" smartphones. There was a time when everyone used to cover high-end phones (only), while a handful of publications would feature low-end phones.
It is being widely speculated that the high-end of the smartphone market has shrunken. Hence, no one seems to be attractive towards the magnanimity of the premium handsets. Well, to be honest, it is hard to ignore the premium market segment, since those phones still have a huge fan following in the upper crest.
Can Motorola ever imagine making the Moto G without tasted the success of the Moto X? If we apply this logic, then surely you'll understand how critical this segment is for our smartphone makers.
While players like Samsung and Apple have been successful in projecting their respective premium offerings, a slew of Chinese makers too have found success in the high-end market. We're talking about Oppo and Xiaomi - the two fastest growing handset manufacturers from China.
Both the companies are young, energetic, and would like to rule the worldwide handset market one day. They may not have huge advertising budget compared to Samsung or Apple, but somehow both managed to gel well with users, especially, in Asia.
Instead of featuring smartphones from big brands, we've decided to compare the Oppo Find 7 vs. Xiaomi Mi 4. While the Find 7 is already available in India, the Xiaomi Mi4, on the other hand, may go official sometime late this year.
So if you are craving to get a new premium phone but unable to decide on which one to pick, then do check out this comparison post. Happy weekend!
Oppo Find 7 Vs Xiaomi Mi4 - Operating System
Being high-end handsets, it is natural to expect them to run on the latest Android KitKat operating systems. The Find 7 runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with Oppo's ColorOS UI slapped on top. The Xiaomi Mi4, on the handset runs on Android 4.4.2 Kitkat with acclaimed MIUI on top.
Oppo Find 7 Vs Xiaomi Mi4 - Display and Dimensions
The Oppo Find 7 sports a 5.5-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) capacitive touch screen. The device's overall dimensions measure up to 152.6 x 75 x 9.2 mm, while it weighs in at 171g.
The Xiaomi Mi4 sports a slightly lesser 5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, having a resolution of 1920 x 1080-pixels. In addition to that, the handset's overall dimensions measure up to 139.2 x 68.5 x 8.9 mm. It weighs in at a 149g.
Oppo Find 7 Vs Xiaomi Mi4 - Camera
In the camera department, the Find 7 features a 13-megapixel camera, having a resolution of 4160 x 3096 pixels, with autofocus and dual LED flash. The device also has a secondary 5-megapixel camera on board.
The Xiaomi Mi4 sports an equally engaging 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, with a resolution of 4128 x 3096 pixels, with auto focus and an LED Flash. The phone also comes with an 8-megapixel front-facing shooter.
Oppo Find 7 Vs Xiaomi Mi4 - Processors
While the Find 7 is equipped with a quad core 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 CPU, the MI4 comes bearing a Quad-core 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 processor.
Oppo Find 7 Vs Xiaomi Mi4 - Storage and RAM
The premium-made Find 7 offers 3GB of RAM and 32GB on-board storage. Also, there's the option to expand the phone's memory up to another 128GB as an external microSD slot for additional memory has been given.
The Xiaomi Mi4 sports 3GB of RAM to users while it offers 16 GB or 64GB of internal memory variant. Unfortunately, there's no option provided to expand the phone's native storage.
Oppo Find 7 Vs Xiaomi Mi4 -Battery
While the Find 7 offers a massive 3000 mAh battery, the Xiaomi Mi4, on the other hand, comes sporting a better 3020mAh battery.
Oppo Find 7 Vs Xiaomi Mi4 -Price
While the Find 7 is already available in India at a price point of Rs. 40,000, the Mi4 is yet to go official in the country.
Oppo Find 7 Vs Xiaomi Mi4 - Verdict
The Find 7 sports super fast processor, plus it has a 2K resolution display. The Mi4, on the other hand, offers a great looking user interface. Additionally, its breathtaking design is hard to ignore. Price wise also, the Find 7 is way affordable compared to the LG G3. Both the handsets come with excellent hardware internals. In fact they can easily give tough competition to the LG G3 and Samsung Galaxy S5 in the long run.