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Xiaomi Mi 3: Price, specifications, features and comparison

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Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi has finally come to India and the first device to reach our shores is the flagship Mi 3. Xiaomi is set to turn the Indian market on its head with its strategy of offering smartphones with high-end specs and features at ridiculously low prices.

Xiaomi Mi 3 price in India

The Mi 3 is priced at Rs 13,999.

Xiaomi Mi 3 hardware

Design – The Mi 3 has a unibody design and boasts premium build materials like aluminum. It has dimensions of 144×73.6×8.1mm and weighs at 145 grams.

Display – It flaunts a 5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display with a full HD (1920×1080 pixels) display. It translates into a pixel density of 441ppi.

Processor – There is plenty of power with a Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor at its heart clocked at 2.3GHz. The processor is paired with Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM.

Storage – There is 16GB of internal storage on offer, but sadly there is no microSD card slot to expand the memory.

Cameras – At the back is a 13-megapixel camera with autofocus and dual-LED flash. It can click photos with a resolution of up to 4128×3096 pixels, and videos up to 1080p. Supplementing the rear snapper is a 2-megapixel front-facing selfie camera, which too can record videos at 1080p resolution.

Battery – The device features a non-removable 3,050mAh battery, which the company claims is good enough for up to 500 hours of standby time.

Xiaomi Mi 3 software

On the software front, the flagship device runs on Android 4.4 KitKat, wrapped under Xiaomi’s MIUI version 5 UI.

Xiaomi Mi 3 comparison

With the kind of specifications it boasts, the Xiaomi Mi 3 will be up against flagship devices like the Google Nexus 5, LG G2 and the Sony Xperia Z1 among others. While these devices are similarly specced it is the price section that is the biggest differentiator. Where these phones are priced above Rs 25,000, the Xiaomi Mi 3 is priced at an insane Rs 13,999.

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Xiaomi Mi 3

Google Nexus 5

LG G2

Sony Xperia Z1

Dimensions

144×73.6×8.1mm 137.9×69.2×8.6mm 138.5×70.9×8.9mm 144x74x8.5mm

Weight

145 grams 130 grams 143 grams 170 grams

Display

5-inch 1080p 4.95-inch 1080p 5.2-inch 1080p 5-inch 1080p

Processor

2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 quad-core 2.26GHz Snapdragon 800 quad-core 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 quad-core

RAM

2GB 2GB 2GB 2GB

Storage

16GB 16/32GB 16/32GB 16GB expandable

Cameras

13-megapixel/2-megapixel 8-megapixel/1.3-megapixel 13-megapixel/2.1-megapixel 20.7-megapixel/2-megapixel

Battery

3,050mAh 2,300mAh 3,000mAh 3,000mAh

Android OS

4.4 KitKat 4.4.4 KitKat 4.3 Jelly Bean (upgradable) 4.3 Jelly Bean (upgradable)

Price

Rs 13,999 Rs 26,649 Rs 29,759 Rs 32,999
  • Published Date: July 14, 2014 1:50 AM IST
  • Updated Date: August 27, 2015 10:57 AM IST