Xiaomi Civi4 Pro Launch: Rivals X100 at ¥2999

Xiaomi Launches New Civi Series to Compete in the Flagship Smartphone Market

Finally, Xiaomi is paying attention to the Civi series. Transitioning from trendy machines to trendy flagships, this upgrade in positioning signifies a tilt towards more resources. Whether it be performance, configuration details, workmanship, or even camera algorithms, there is an enhanced focus.

Of course, even the benchmark models have been switched to Vivo’s X100. Naturally, Vivo’s portrait algorithm is indeed top-notch. Can Xiaomi surpass this time?

Xiaomi vs Vivo

The most crucial aspect this time is the lightweight design, weighing under 180g (179.3g) and slightly thinner than the previous generation. Nowadays, mainstream flagship devices, particularly those tailored for imaging, weigh around 200-250g. For a device like the Civi4 Pro, which does not compromise much on configuration and features rich imaging capabilities, maintaining such a weight is impressive. Moreover, there are various color versions, including three limited edition colors. With a design that incorporates color collisions and material splicing, it remains to be seen whether users find it appealing.

Xiaomi Civi4 Pro

Regarding the display, it seems that current domestic flagship devices are keen on using screens provided by domestic suppliers. Apart from a fully curved screen similar to the flagship 14 series, there is also a 1.5K C8 screen with a brightness of 3000nit. Additionally, it features an in-display fingerprint sensor and adopts a centered dual punch-hole design to accommodate two front cameras for selfies.

Xiaomi Display

The performance has undergone a significant transformation with the inclusion of the Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 chip. This marks the first time the series has used an 8 series chip, offering performance on par with flagships. Xiaomi has set its sights on elevating the Civi series to a more high-end status by stepping up from the previous use of 7 series chips.

Xiaomi Performance

In terms of cameras, this time around, there’s finally the presence of Leica. With a Leica optical Summilux lens, a front-facing biomimetic dual main camera setup, and Xiaomi’s imaging brain 3.0, functions like portrait beautification and background blur outshine many rival models like the X100. For photography enthusiasts, especially those fond of capturing portraits, this phone can indeed meet their needs.

Xiaomi Camera

To sum up, Xiaomi has truly delivered with the initial Pro model of the Civi series. Priced at 2999 yen, it fills the gap in Xiaomi’s lineup in the 3000-yen price segment, giving selfie lovers a better performing, perfectly configured option, which is quite commendable. Moreover, it even comes with stereo dual speakers, addressing its few shortcomings.

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