In this post, we compare specs and features of these two head-to-head, the Mi Band 4 vs 3 – what’s the difference? Find out if an upgrade is 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 Specifications Compared
|Mi Band 4||MI BAND 3|
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|Device name||Mi Band 4||Mi Band 3|
|Device type||Fitness smartband||Fitness smartband|
|Predessesor||MI BAND 3||Mi band 2|
|Successor||Mi Band 5||Mi Band 4|
|Released date||June, 2019||May, 2018|
|Display type||AMOLED (400nits)||OLED (monochrome)|
|Display size||0.95 inch||0.78 inch|
|Display resolution||240 x 120 pixel||128 x 80 pixel|
|Customizable watch face||Yes||Yes|
|Dimension||47 x 21.6 x 10.8 mm||17.9 x 17.9 x 12 mm|
|Weight||22.1 grams||20 grams|
|Strap size||155 - 216mm||155 - 216mm|
|Interchangeable band||155 - 216mm||155 - 216mm|
|Screen protection||2.5D Tempered glass||2.5D Tempered glass|
|Water resistant/Protection||Yes, 5ATM||Yes, 5ATM|
|Memory card slot||No||No|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth v5.0||Bluetooth v4.2|
|Payment system||Ali Pay(China)||None|
|GPS||No (Connected GPS)||No|
|Heart rate monitoring||Yes||Yes|
|Menstrual cycle tracking||No||No|
|Under-water heart rate tracking||No||No|
|On-screen workout modes||No||No|
|Preloaded sport modes||Yes, 6||Yes|
|Heart rate monitor (HRM)||Yes||Yes|
|Operating system (OS)||Proprietary OS||Proprietary OS|
|Type of battery||Non-removable Li-Polymer battery||Non-removable Li-Polymer battery|
|Battery life||Standby: 3 Weeks+|
Mixed usage: 20 days
|Standby: 3 Weeks+|
Mixed usage: 18 days+
|Charging type||2Pin pogo-pin||Charging cradle|
|Charging time||About 1-2 hours||About 1-2 hours|
|Battery saver mode||No||No|
|Companion app||Mi Fit App||Mi Fit App|
|Voice command||Xiao AI (China)||No|
|Mi Band 4||Mi Band 3|
|Quick start guide||Quick start guide|
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|Official Site||Official Site|
Mi Band 4 vs 3 – The Differences
- Battery Life
- Activity Tracking
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 the same.
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.
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 lacks the ability to.
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 nearly same price as 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 as 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.|
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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