Now you don’t have to shed lot of money to buy a smartphone with excellent features. Gone are the days when high end specification smartphones were made only for rich people. Make way for all new Xiaomi Mi3. How good is this phone? Is it worth to buy a Chinese based smartphone when there is boon for smartphones in the market?
Well you can take an idea by the fact that 20,000 Xiaomi Mi3 units were sold in just 2.4 seconds on Flipkart. What makes Xiaomi Mi3 so good? Let’s have a detailed discussion of this sleek affordable phone through this post.
Xiaomi Mi3 – Overview
Do check the key aspects of Xiaomi Mi3 now!
New look and Design
We all are bored of same kind of smartphones coming in the market with just few inches bigger screen. This phone has looks of its own. Xiaomi Mi3 is the first phone to use Magnesium alloy body with three layers of graphite. At first site it looks plastic but when you will hold the device, you will release that it is something different. Small Mi3 logo at the top left of the front side is new and looks classy. All the edges are completely flat but the semi-curved sides give it a new and fresh looks. The speaker grill is placed at the bottom of the phone to have clear ringing sound. Its screen is crisp with great viewing angle and its front face has corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The design of the Xiaomi Mi3 looks like Nokia N9 without a curved screen.
Software and UI
The phone runs on Android 4.3 but is upgradable up to 4.4.2 Kit Kat. Xiaomi Mi3 has its own user interface which is bit tricky. To open the phone you will have to slide down unlike in normal phones where you have to slide at right side. You can jump straight to other applications too. Since it is a custom interface you will face bit difficulty in starting but you will get used to it. You can fill your home screen with shortcuts like search bar, email preview, sticky notes and photo gallery.
After logging into Mi3, user cloud account you sync data between this device and your previous device. You can also download additional themes for UI from the same cloud account. There are quick settings for font size and design, notification LED color and much more which gives you the power to customize the phone as per your view.
Well, frankly speaking camera quality didn’t live up to expectations. When you have such awesome features, you expect camera to be awesome too. However it is better than many smartphones in its segment. It has both simple mode and advanced mode with decent setting options. Its performance is good in daylight whereas the noise disturbance with blurred effect can be seen in indoor/low light areas.
Key Specifications of Xiaomi Mi3
|Dimensions (mm)||144x 73.6x 8.1|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||3050 Li-ion|
|Colors||Available in 8 colors|
|Screen size (inches)||5|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||441|
|Processor||2.3 GHz quad-core|
|Processor make||Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 8274AB|
|Operating System||Android 4.4|
|Skin||MIUI version 5|
|Front camera||2 megapixel|
* New, unusual and smart design.
* Easy on pocket, good value for money.
* Powerful hardware with long battery life.
* Excellent performance at very unbelievable price.
* Runs faster and do not lags while playing high graphic games.
* Can give tough competition to Nexus 5.
* Camera performance is average.
* No slot for memory card.
* Not everyone likes custom interface.
Price of Xiaomi Mi3
Actually, Xiaomi has reduced the price of 16 GB Mi3 from $327 to $270. If you’re from India, you may register for this product on Flipkart with the price 13, 999 INR (registration is closed for now)
Xiaomi Mi3 is all set to stand straight against some heavy names like Nexus, Samsung and Motorola who are trying hard to be the king in the industry. If you are falling short on money and doesn’t want to go for the big names, then Xiaomi Mi3 has been made only for you. You’ll adore its design, performance, build quality and battery life of Xiaomi Mi3. It is rumored that it could take over the Indian smartphone market and thus we have to wait to check its performance. You may Grab this splendid device now or it will go out of stocks (again).