m band 4 vs 3 specs and features compared

Mi Band 4 vs 3 Compared

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In this post, we compare specs and features of these two head-to-head, the Mi Band 4 vs 3 – what’s the difference, is an upgrade necessary?

Just after a year the Mi band 3 was released, the Mi band 4 follows up as its successor. It was released in china last week, and as seen, the new Band 4 is quite more stylish and features a more interactive AMOLED display ditching the monochrome OLED of its predecessor, and as well builds on the remarkable impressive battery life of the Band 3.

Mi Band 4 vs 3 Specs Compared

 Mi Band 4
MI BAND 3
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EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
Battery:
4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
Features:
3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 5)
Price:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Average:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Design:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Battery:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Features:
3.6 out of 5 stars (3.6 / 5)
Price:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Average:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameMi Band 4Mi Band 3
Device typeFitness SmartbandFitness smartband
PredessesorMI BAND 3Mi Band 2
SuccessorMi Band 4
Released dateJune, 2019May, 2018
Ideal forUnisexUnisex

DISPLAY

Display typeAMOLEDOLED
Display size0.95 inch0.78 inch
Screen resolution240 x 120 pixel128 x 80 pixel
Input typeTouchkeyTouchkey

BODY

ShapeRectangular/curvedRectangular/curved
Dimension--17.9 × 46.9 × 12 mm
Weight22.1 grams 20 grams
Casing materialThemoplasticThermoplastic
Strap materialThermoplastic elastomerThermoplastic elastomer
Bezel Material----
Band size18mm20mm
Screen protection2.5D tempered glass2.5D tempered glass
Water resistantYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM
Color(s)Black, orange and navy blueBlack, red

MEMORY

RAM512kb--
Internal storage16MB--
Memory card slotNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v5.0Bluetooth v4.2
Wi-FiNoNo
NFCYes (special edition)Yes (special edition)
GPSNoNo

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

Technology----
SIM slotNoNo
Band----

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Calls alertYesYes
Event reminderYesYes
Third-party apps YesYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep trackingYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
Distance coveredYesYes
Steps climbedYesYes
Calories CaloriesYesYes

MEDIA

Audio----
RadioNoNo
LoudspeakerNoNo
MicrophoneYes--
CameraNoNo

SENSORS

Pedometer----
Accelerometer Yes, 3-axisYes
Magnetometer ----
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYes
Barometer----
Gyroscope Yes, 3-axisNo
Ambient light----

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Proprietary OS Proprietary OS
Chipset--
CPU----
GPU----

BATTERY

Type of batteryLithium polymerLithium polymer
Battery capacity 135mAh110mAh
Battery lifeStandby :20days+ , Mixed usage: 12days+Standby :15days+ , Mixed usage: 10days+
Charging2Pin Pogo PinUSB charging cable dock
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 2 hours

MISC

Payment systemMI payAlipay
Compatibility Android 4.4 and above,
IOS 8.0 and above
Android 4.4 and above,
IOS 8.0 and above
Companion appMiFit appMiFit app
Customizable watch faceYesYes
Interchangeable band YesYes
Voice command--No

BOX CONTENTS

Mi Band 4Mi Band 3
StrapStrap
USB charging cableUSB charging cable
User manualUser manual

PRICE

About $45$30

What’s the Difference?

Mi Band 4 vs 3 feature compared

  1. Mi Band 4 vs 3: Design

  2. The new Mi Band 4 comes in a stunning stylish design that’s no doubt more stylish than the Band 3. Although, still same capsule shape, the Band 4 has some detailed curves that sets it apart from the Band 3.

    With the Band 4 you can see more at a glance on its 0.95 inch display that’s slightly wider than the Band 3, and now features a more interactive AMOLED display in place of the monochromic OLED that powered the Band 3 display.

    We don’t know the actual dimensions of the Band 4, but from the physical appearance it appears to be a bit slimmer than the Band 3.

    Beyond the difference in display size and type, the casing and straps materials remain same.

  3. Mi Band 4 vs 3: Battery Life

  4. The Band 3 was remarkable for its impressive battery life that could last about 2 weeks or more. Well, the Band 4 has got a boost in the battery capacity that sees it house 135mAh lithium polymer battery instead of the 110mAh of the Band 3 which the company says will increase the battery life of the Band 4 by 20%.

    That’s about 3 days extended battery life that leaves the Band 4 with a more impressive battery life.

  5. Mi Band 4 vs 3: Activity Tracking

While the Mi Band 3 was a quite outstanding fitness tracker featuring a 3-axis accelerometer and a heart rate sensor, the Band 4 features a 6-axis that includes, 3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis gyroscope, and as well the PPG heart rate sensor that makes it a more comprehensive activity tracker.

With the 3-axis gyroscope onboard, the Mi band 4 can now track your cycling and elliptical activities which the Band 3 couldn’t.

Mi Band 4 vs 3: Which is Better?

Although, we’d thought that with the new features and design, the price of the Mi Band 4 would skyrocket to the top, but fortunately it’s not the case.

Actually the Band 4 is almost same price with the Band 3, while the band 3 is about $30, the Band 4 is priced about $35 for the standard edition with the NFC edition priced $45.

Beyond the price, the Mi band 4 is clearly a better choice, it has a longer battery life, a more comprehensive activity tracker, and as well has a more decent appearance than the Band 3.

Here is a summary;

MI BAND 4 A stylish and more comprehensive activity tracker with a longer battery life.
MI BAND 3 Also a great choice, a smart alternative.
Our Pick

The Mi Band 4 has a better design while also being a more comprehensive fitness tracker with a slight longer battery life. It’s no doubt a better choice, and our preferred choice.

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