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Xiaomi Mi 4i is a cheap 'flagship' that impresses

Priced at a really affordable $205 without contract, the Mi 4i sports good looks and pretty great specs for its low cost.

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Xiaomi's Mi 4i is a $200-ish Android handset meant to be a flagship phone for emerging markets.

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The phone comes packing a brilliant full-HD display.

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It runs Android Lollipop 5.0, but with Xiaomi's own custom MIUI skin.

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The phone's screen comes with a feature called Sunlight Display, and gives it better visibility when in the bright outdoors.

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The phone has two micro-SIM slots, both able to hook onto 4G networks.

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The power and volume buttons are made of stainless steel.

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The phone uses a standard micro-USB port.

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It has a 13-megapixel rear camera.

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Xiaomi's own cases share the same soft-touch feel.

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