Xiaomi Mi 3

Last Updated: 27th May 2019
Xiaomi Mi 3
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Xiaomi Mi 3 summary

Xiaomi's Indian debut has been causing all kinds of headaches for other smartphone companies. The Mi 3 offers an astonishing list of features and specifications considering its low price. The performance easily eclipses that of any other phone in its price band, and buyers who are lucky enough to snag one of the very few up for sale will be quite happy from that standpoint.

The camera isn't all that great, and there's no microSD slot. The MiUI Android skin also takes some getting used to. If your primary concern is value for money, this is the phone to get, hands down.

Read detailed Xiaomi Mi 3 review
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Category-defying performance
  • Unbelievably low price
  • Excellent battery life
  • Decent build quality
  • Bad
  • Average camera performance
  • MIUI skin may not appeal to all
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 800 8274AB
Front Camera2-megapixel
Resolution1080x1920 pixels
OSAndroid 4.4
Rear Camera13-megapixel
Battery Capacity3050mAh

Xiaomi Mi 3 Price in India (27th May 2019)

Xiaomi Mi 3 (Metallic Grey, 2GB RAM, 16GB)Rs. 13,999
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Xiaomi Mi 3 full specifications


Release dateSeptember 2013
Form factorTouchscreen
Dimensions (mm)144.00 x 72.00 x 8.10
Weight (g)145.00
Battery capacity (mAh)3050
Removable batteryNo
ColoursMetallic Grey


Screen size (inches)5.00
Resolution1080x1920 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI)441


Processor2.3GHz quad-core
Processor makeQualcomm Snapdragon 800 8274AB
Internal storage16GB
Expandable storageNo


Rear camera13-megapixel
Rear flashDual LED
Front camera2-megapixel


Operating systemAndroid 4.4
SkinMIUI version 5


Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
BluetoothYes, v 4.00
Number of SIMs1
SIM TypeRegular
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)No


Compass/ MagnetometerYes
Proximity sensorYes
Ambient light sensorYes
Temperature sensorNo
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Xiaomi Mi 3 reviews and ratings by users

Based on 28 rating(s)
2.9 Out of 5
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By Ashish Deepak | 8 May 2014
This is an awesome phone. I would recommend this to people who are looking for nexus like phones. Please don't be backed since this is a Chinese company. I loved the MIUI interface and the way it looks. It is fast and smooth. Does not lag a bit and played FIFA and Asphalt 8. Camera works good in both low light and normal light. Battery stays for more than two days for normal use and stays one and half days if heavy usage The only thing I would like them to add was HDR like in Sony I would give it a four and a half star
4 Out of 5
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6 out of 8 people found this review helpful
here comes the pain for all leading brands
By Raghav Destiny | 16 Jul 2014
mi 3 is warning to all leading brands awesome phone with amazing specs and features.... cons + 1. snapdragon 800 2. 2.3 ghz pros 3. 2 gb ram 4.5" full hd 1080*1920 5. 13 mp shooter with dual led 6. os 4.4.2 7. 3050 mAh battery 8. 441 ppi 9. front and back both camera can record hd video 10. antutu benchmark 36000 plus 11. last but not least price rs 13,999 neg - 1. after sales service 2. non- removable battery 3. non expandable memory
5 Out of 5
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3 out of 4 people found this review helpful
Great Product Exceptional Pricing
By Sudhindra Sen | 22 Aug 2014
Mi3 is quite a superb product and I am using this phone from last 15 days. Initially if you look at the phone looks like a premium product ,if you don't know about this brand you may think that this is a product of top companies like sony, lg, or htc. The back of the phone has some Chinese logo and rear camera and the front has small logo of mi. The phone looks stunning and you may be confused that it is made up of metal. Now we come on performance of this phone 1)Camera Quality- The camera quality on default settings is not upto the level of 13mp phones of brands like sony and htc but after some adjustment in camera settings I have seen a impressive improvement in the quality of the pictures clicked, therefore my suggestion is to change the settings of camera before using it. 2)Multi Functioning-There is never a lag on using multiple apps at a time. All the apps played by me worked smooth as ever. 3)High Quality Videos Playback- This is era in which nobody want to have low quality videos in their storage. High Quality videos played on phone looks superb on its great screen.(441 ppi) 4)User Interface- Somebody who has not used i phone may find it different or sometimes annoying until you have habit but i like it because of its simplicity. 5)Gaming- High Quality Games like Asphalt 8,etc played by me without any frame drops. 6)Battery Life- Last but not least in importance , battery life of this phone is quite good. I play lots and lots of heavy games daily even after that it has something left at the end of the day so it is quite useful to have the phone which has this quality of battery life. The most important problem with this phone is its availability that too irritated me, It is available on Flipkart only after that you have to wait for one week after registering then if you are lucky on sale day then you may be able to purchase it. Overall this is a superb phone at this price and if you are looking for phone around Rs. 15k and you have a great luck then you must buy it. Thank You
5 Out of 5
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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful
five stat only
By Mohit Chauhan | 9 Jul 2014
five star%0athis is a good phone and equal a google nexus%0au can carry easily%0aprocessor is good because 2.3 GHZ %0afront and back camera quality good
5 Out of 5
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2 out of 3 people found this review helpful
pathetic service centre
By Varinder Singh | 14 Jul 2016
pathetic service center in noida,went to xiaomi customer care in noida sector 18 yesterday above bamboo shoots restaurant,around 5 ,6 customer executive were beating one customer ,his only fault ,he was asking for his mi phone which he give to repair before a month, and then i came to know that all the customers were facing same issues as they had given there devices from last around one or two months
1 Out of 5
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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful
POor Service centre
By Atul Saini | 7 Jul 2016
Mi Warrenty Services is very bad..even i say third class there servies only for paper work not more than. i have purchase mi redmi phone bymistake.and after few day the charger was not in working postion.and today 2 month over and still they said you have to wait company have not any charge till now .... Service centre detail: job sheet no:JS16051400225 DATE CREATED:14-MAY-2016 SERIAL NO:869589025252828 NAME: ATUL SAINI CONTACT NO: 9466340728 sO I suggest to al of you never go with Mi phone........
1 Out of 5
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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful
Poor Customer Service
By mit247mit . | 27 Mar 2016
I been using Iphone for years and recently changed my mind to buy a Mi phone and finally decided to buy Mi3 through Mi.com on their last flash sale on 23rd March. I made full payment online and its been 4 days, there is no communication on the delivery and on the site mi.com, if i log in there is no information about shipping. Now I understand why they offer flash sale, the customers make the payment, once the payment is done they evaluate how many users have bought the product and then it goes for manufacturing phase, the product is only made after receiving the payment. and to reduce the production life time, they keep it to minimal no. of units OR rather limit the sale to the no. of units can be made possible in 5 days time, and this gets repeated every week in the name of flash sale. Quite disappointed and now thinking to cancel the product and go for Iphone 6s. Worst customer service.
1 Out of 5
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After Sales service
By rajeev ranjan | 25 Nov 2014
Xiaomi playing smartly, not giving warranty to anything except than software. I faced problem with sim ejection in MI3, and service centre person told directly no warranty for this and there is no replacement of only that part, need to change complete motherboard costing INR 8500. As per service centre for any problem related to hardware there is no sub parts will be changed either you have to change motherboard for any harware issue or change complete screen for INR 5000. really a very bad experiance.
1 Out of 5
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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful
Absolutely brilliant phone
By Viswanath R | 28 Apr 2016
Have been using this phone from the time of its first launch. Every aspect is great - design, performance. Only drawback is the after sales service. Recently, after attempting to root it, ran into a booting problem. I have been able to fix such minor problems earlier. This time I did not have the time or energy. So I took it to 2 service centers. Both of them said the mother board had to be replaced. Imagine for a software glitch one is expected to change the MB paying close to Rs 8000/- On the whole its a great phone. It would have easily lasted another 5 yrs if I had not messed around with the OS
5 Out of 5
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By Arun Jos | 12 Jun 2015
good phone,but no sd card,good quality
4 Out of 5
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