Xiaomi has been turning a lot of heads of late. The four-year-old company recently became the fifth-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, but not without causing a good bit of controversy first. It’s been the target of constant criticism over taking a lot of inspiration from none other than Apple and even caught flak for stealing copyrighted images on its Mi3 product page.

However, the company is maturing and its most recent smartphone lends a great deal of credence to that.

The Mi4 comes with some of the best specifications found in most flagships today, and its stainless steel chassis is forged with the utmost precision. Some have said it resembles the iPhone and, to a degree, it does. But it also resembles the Lumia Icon, has slimmer bezels than the LG G3, and comes with a higher front-facing camera resolution than Sony’s so-called selfie phone. All this, and the Xiaomi Mi4 retails for considerably less than its competition – just $459.99 sans contract.

Below, you will find an up close and personal gallery of the Mi4 showing off some of its software and hardware features. Tell us in the comments if you, too, feel it looks like a mashup of the iPhone 5s and Lumia Icon.



28mobile-g3 We also want to extend a thanks to 28mobile.com for lending the Xiaomi Mi4 to us for review. To pick up a Mi4 to call your own or to browse through dozens of other devices for purchase, click here or go to28mobile.com!



Xiaomi Mi4 unboxing

Based out of Charlotte, NC, Taylor Martin started writing about technology in 2009 while working in wireless retail. He has used BlackBerry off and on for over seven years, Android for nearly four years, iOS for three years, and has experimented with both webOS and Windows Phone. Taylor has reviewed countless smartphones and tablets, and doesn’t go anywhere without a couple gadgets in his pockets or “nerd bag.” In his free time, Taylor enjoys playing disc golf with friends, rock climbing, and playing video games. He also enjoys the occasional hockey game, and would do unspeakable things for some salmon nigiri. For more on Taylor Martin, checkout his Pocketnow Insider edition.

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