Panasonic Eluga Icon Vs Xiaomi Mi4i: Complete Comparison & Review

By | February 10, 2016

If you are looking for a smartphone around the price tag of e INR 10,000 then there are a lot of choices available in the market. It is one of the hottest segment in the smartphone industry. Two phones that are top sellers in this category are the Panasonic Eluga Icon (Review) & the Xiaomi Mi4i (Review). Today, in this Panasonic Eluga Icon Vs Xiaomi Mi4i comparison, I am comparing these two phones and I will try to cover every aspect of these phones so that you will be able to make a good and informed choice.

Panasonic Eluga Icon Vs Xiaomi Mi4i

Panasonic Eluga Icon Vs Xiaomi Mi4i: Specs Comparison

Xiaomi Mi4i (Click for Full Review) Panasonic Eluga Icon (Click for Full Review)
Display 5-inch IPS 1080p HD screen (441 PPI) 5.5-inch OGS IPS 720p HD screen (267 PPI)
Size & Weight Dimensions (138.1 x 69.6 x 7.8 mm) & 130g Dimensions (152.3 x 76.4 x 8 mm) & 147 g
OS Android v5 (Lollipop) with MIUI Android v4.4.2 (Kitkat) with Icon UI
Processor 1.1 GHz  Octa Core Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 with Adreno 405 GPU 1.5 GHz  Octa core MediaTek MT6752 Processor with ARM Mali-T760MP2 GPU
Memory 2 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM, non-expandable 2 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM, expandable upto 32GB
Camera 13 MP Back/5 MP front 13 MP Back/8 MP front
Battery Non-Removable Li-Ion 3120 mAh battery N0n-Removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery
SIM Dual Micro- SIMs (4G + 4G) Dual Micro- SIMs (4G + 3G)
Antutu 32,050 39,867
SAR  1.290 W/kg (Head) & 0.598 W/kg (Body) 0.83 W/Kg (Not mentioned for head or body)
Price INR 11,999 (as on February 10th, 2016)
INR 9,999 (as on February 10th, 2016)

Advantages of Eluga Icon over Mi4i

  • Feels more premium than mi4i
  • Comes with a bigger screen
  • SD Card Support is available
  • Gaming performance is little better
  • Both Cameras take better pictures than mi4i
  • Sound from the speaker is much louder and clear
  • No heating issues (mi4i does heat up)
  • Battery lasts longer than mi4i
  • More affordable than mi4i

Advantages of Mi4i over Eluga Icon

  • Latest version of Android out of the box
  • Display has a better pixel density
  • Much better visibility under direct sunlight
  • LED notification is given (not available in eluga)
  • Battery charges much faster (comes with QuickCharge support)
  • Both SIM slots support 4G

Conclusion

Both these phones have managed to impress me a lot. It is very difficult to just pick one out of these two. It depends on your priorities which one you should choose. If you really want Quick Charging in your phone and if you can’t live without the Lollipop version of Android, then mi4i is worth spending more money. Otherwise, Panasonic Eluga Icon is the ideal choice for you. So, final words from me are:

Eluga icon has got more things that I want to have in my phone, so my vote goes to Panasonic Eluga Icon

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