The Xiaomi Mi-3 is the latest offering from Xiaomi which is yet to release its phones worldwide. Xiaomi released the Mi-1 and the Mi-2 which were a grand success. The phones sold a million units within days. On a similar note, the Mi-3 is the successor of Mi-2 and is also expected to achieve the same feat.
The Xiaomi runs a Heavily Skinned Android OS called MIUI which is also available as a custom ROM for most of the Android phones after rooting. The looks and feel are quite different and doesn’t use an app launcher at all. It uses an iOS like screen, user interface and the apps are directly installed on to the home screen. The apps can be uninstalled quite easily as well. The UI is based on Android 4.2 which is rather odd as the latest version is Android 4.4 KitKat and unveiling its latest phone, Xiaomi should have done the change from Jelly bean to KitKat.
The phone comes with a Lumia like design with a unibody and the power button in the center and volume rockers at the top. The 3.5mm jack is present on top of the device along with the microSIM card slot. The device features an 5″ 1080p screen and three capacitive buttons- menu, home and back. The left side of the device is completely bare and the back of the device features 13MP camera with Sony’s Exmor sensor. The bottom of the device houses microUSB port and loudspeaker. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 800 chipset and a Tegra 4 depending on the carrier’s taste. There is no LTE support on both the chipsets. The Mi-3 comes with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0LE and NFC. The device comes with a 3000mAh battery, and there is no microSD card support for expanding the storage. The internal storage comes in 16GB and 64GB options. Mi-3 is available in five colors – silver, black, blue, orange and pink.
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