Mi4i, moto x play, Redmi 2 or wait ?

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kraatus90

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hi guys , moto g (1st gen) user here. im using moto g for last 1.5 years, so far im very happy with it. it performs very well and smooth. but there's a problem with screen , there are so many vertical lines, seems a hardware issue. anyway now im looking for a new phone.
my choices are , Redmi 2, mi4i, and moto x play( max budget is 18k. redmi 2 seems to be just a minor camera improvement over moto g. and mi4i is having heat issues, and moto x play is just too big for my liking. also it seems xiaomi is very slow when it comes to android updates (miui updates doesn't count ). not only that, there are also no sources available for Redmi 2. so possibility of proper stable cm12.1 is low. right now im very confused as to which phone should i get. what i want is better camera , at least 2gig ram and cm12.1 and max 5" display. seeing how mi4i has sources available are there any chances that this device will get android marshmallow ? like cm13 etc.? or i should wait for another devices such as upcoming nexus 5x or maybe mi4c ?
is this device really gets that hot as some people say ? what about normal usage with cm12.1 ? are there any bugs ? any help would be appreciated :)
 

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go for Mi 4c

Unless OP is in China, he wouldn't get that phone...

Moto X play will get marshmallow update from motorola and it will have moto assist and all (which I liked when I had the moto g) and Camera has improved too but size is a factor..

Mi 4i is compact and light, has a superb camera and screen but I don't think it will get official marshmallow update (it will get miui 7 but on lollipop itself)

About the SD 615 which powers both the phones - it heats up, that's a fact. Since the mi 4i components are so compactly built, that heat dissipation is a problem (updates in miui and CM12.1 have actually reduced the heat in moderate day to day usage). The moto X play with larger surface area may generate lesser heat, but I have no real world experience, just speculating...
 
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kraatus90

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go for Mi 4c

Unless OP is in China, he wouldn't get that phone...

Moto X play will get marshmallow update from motorola and it will have moto assist and all (which I liked when I had the moto g) and Camera has improved too but size is a factor..

Mi 4i is compact and light, has a superb camera and screen but I don't think it will get official marshmallow update (it will get miui 7 but on lollipop itself)

About the SD 615 which powers both the phones - it heats up, that's a fact. Since the mi 4i components are so compactly built, that heat dissipation is a problem (updates in miui and CM12.1 have actually reduced the heat in moderate day to day usage). The moto X play with larger surface area may generate lesser heat, but I have no real world experience, just speculating...
thanks , that's what i was also thinking. regarding the updates moto is the better choice but it's too large for my small hands. mi4c would be better choice as it has more powerful gpu ad418 too.but i think that device is china only. i guess i should wait for nexus 5x or go with x play and try to adjust.
what about cm12.1 on mi4i ? is it stable enough for main daily driver ? also since the sources are available is it possible to make cm13 or whatever the marshmallow cm will be called for this device ? or we need marshmallow sources ?
 

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    go for Mi 4c

    Unless OP is in China, he wouldn't get that phone...

    Moto X play will get marshmallow update from motorola and it will have moto assist and all (which I liked when I had the moto g) and Camera has improved too but size is a factor..

    Mi 4i is compact and light, has a superb camera and screen but I don't think it will get official marshmallow update (it will get miui 7 but on lollipop itself)

    About the SD 615 which powers both the phones - it heats up, that's a fact. Since the mi 4i components are so compactly built, that heat dissipation is a problem (updates in miui and CM12.1 have actually reduced the heat in moderate day to day usage). The moto X play with larger surface area may generate lesser heat, but I have no real world experience, just speculating...
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