Xiaomi Mi 3

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Xiaomi Mi 3
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Key Specs
  • Display 5.00-inch (1080x1920)
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 8274AB
  • Front Camera 2MP
  • Rear Camera 13MP
  • RAM 2GB
  • Storage 16GB
  • Battery Capacity 3050mAh
  • OS Android 4.4
  • Market StatusReleased
  • Release DateSeptember 2013

Xiaomi Mi 3 Review

By Jamshed Avari (Jul 24, 2014)
Jamshed Avari
  • 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

Xiaomi has come out of nowhere and captured the imagination of the Indian market. We might be extremely brand conscious, but that's never stood in the way of a fantastic bargain. The upstart Chinese smartphone manufacturer promises just that - a Rs. 14,000 phone with specifications that match those of competitors' products which cost twice as much.

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.

Xiaomi Mi 3 Price in India

Product Name Price in India
Xiaomi Mi 3 (Metallic Grey, 2GB RAM, 16GB) 13,999

Xiaomi Mi 3 price in India starts from ₹ 13,999. The lowest price of Xiaomi Mi 3 is ₹ 13,999 at Flipkart.

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Xiaomi Mi 3 Full Specifications

General
Brand Xiaomi
Model Mi 3
Release date September 2013
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 144.00 x 72.00 x 8.10
Weight (g) 145.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3050
Removable battery No
Colours Metallic Grey
Display
Screen size (inches) 5.00
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080x1920 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 441
Hardware
Processor 2.3GHz quad-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 8274AB
RAM 2GB
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage No
Camera
Rear camera 13-megapixel
Rear flash Dual LED
Front camera 2-megapixel
Software
Operating system Android 4.4
Skin MIUI version 5
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
NFC Yes
Infrared No
USB OTG Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 1
SIM Type Regular
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE No
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
Sensors
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer Yes
Temperature sensor No
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Xiaomi Mi 3 User Review and Ratings

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  • pathetic service centre
    Varinder Singh (Jul 14, 2016) on Gadgets 360
    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
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  • Not so pleasant experience
    Ashwin Thapa (Aug 12, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    Well, shopping experience for buying a mobile phone (Xiaomi MI3) has not been pleasant at all. Firstly the nature of the way, FLIPKART decided to dispose off MI3 phones were rude, lacked convenience, transparency and caused unnecessary uncertainties, anxiety. Everyone will agree that FLIPKART's servers were a big disappointment. And even the post purchase experience with FLIPKART delivery has not been so sterling. I paid for the mobile phone on 5th and the committed date for home delivery was before or by the 9th August . Its 12th August and flipkart's packet is yet to arrive. Even after, i wrote two emails to flipkart on 9th and on 11th, there has been very little actual help except automatic email reponses with incident number tags that i got on email. Speaking to customer care was also not easy, as you have listen to the machine very carefully and punch in various numbers at various steps. Having done shopping over internet over quite a number of years now, overseas as well as i India, i can say this particular shopping experience has left me with a bitter taste and i will have to think several times now before i put my pennies on flipkart. In comparison, the giants like the Ebay, Amazon, the way they streamline the process with their partners to deliver quick, discipline, is way better.
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  • Great Product Exceptional Pricing
    Sudhindra Sen (Aug 22, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    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
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  • here comes the pain for all leading brands
    Raghav Destiny (Jul 16, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    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
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  • five stat only
    Mohit Chauhan (Jul 9, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    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
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  • POor Service centre
    Atul Saini (Jul 7, 2016) on Gadgets 360
    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........
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  • Poor Customer Service
    mit247mit . (Mar 27, 2016) on Gadgets 360
    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.
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  • After Sales service
    rajeev ranjan (Nov 25, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    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.
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  • Absolutely brilliant phone
    Viswanath R (Apr 28, 2016) on Gadgets 360
    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
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  • good
    Arun Jos (Jun 12, 2015) on Gadgets 360
    good phone,but no sd card,good quality
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