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Xiaomi Mi 4i vs Panasonic Eluga L 4G

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There are plenty of competitively priced smartphones on the market right now, and the Xiaomi Mi 4i is another recent addition. This is in big demand and being sold through flash sales, and it’s about to be joined by the Panasonic Eluga L 4G that launched in India yesterday and is very close in price. With this in mind we’re offering a Xiaomi Mi 4i vs. Panasonic Eluga L 4G specs breakdown.

Processors
The Xiaomi Mi 4i has a Snapdragon 615 64-bit octa-core processor (four cores at 1.7GHz and four at 1.1GHz) and has Adreno 405 graphics. The Eluga L 4G is equipped with a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 64-bit quad-core processor with Adreno 306 GPU.

Display
The Xiaomi phone has a 5-inch IPS LCD display with Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080. The Eluga L 4G has a 5-inch IPS OGS display with HD resolution of 1280 x 720.

RAM and Storage
There’s 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage (non-expandable) for the Mi 4i. The Eluga L 4G has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage that can be expanded via microSD to 32GB.

Camera set-up
The Xiaomi Mi 4i has a 13-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, dual-LED flash, and 1080p video capture, as well as a 5-megapixel front-facing snapper. The Eluga L 4G has an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash, and 1080p video recording capability, and it also has a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

Battery
The Mi 4i has a 3120 mAh battery but Panasonic has not yet specified the battery capacity of the Eluga L 4G.

Connectivity
Both are dual SIM phones that support 4G LTE and 3G HSPA+. The Xiaomi handset has dual-band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with WiFi Direct, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, and microUSB 2.0. The Eluga L 4G has WiFi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and microUSB 2.0.

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Operating System
The Xiaomi Mi 4i runs Android 5.0.2 Lollipop-based MIUI 6.0. The Eluga L 4G runs Android Android 4.4 KitKat.

Dimensions and Weight
The Xiaomi phone measures 138.1mm x 69.6mm x 7.8mm and weighs 130g. The Panasonic handset measures 142mm x 71mm x 6.1mm but its weight is so far unspecified.

Price
There’s nothing between them here as the Xiaomi Mi 4i is priced at Rs. 12,999. The Panasonic Eluga L 4G price has been announced at Rs. 12,990.

Your choice of design will also come into play in any decision between these two phones, and actually they look pretty similar and are both quite attractive. Buyers should also take into account the build quality and after-sales service, but as far as specs are concerned it’s virtually a clean sweep for the Xiaomi phone.

The Mi 4i has a faster processor that’s also octa-core, a higher display resolution, more RAM and built-in internal storage, a better rear camera, and probably a higher-capacity battery. It also runs a later version of Android. On the other hand we’ll point out that the Eluga L 4G has the benefit of expandable storage and it’s also notably slimmer.

Bearing in mind that the prices are virtually the same we would have to recommend the Xiaomi handset, although the Panasonic phone still has plenty to offer. However, we’d be interested to hear from readers about this. Are you more likely to make the Xiaomi Mi 4i or the Panasonic Eluga L 4G your next smartphone purchase?