Xiaomi Mi3 Price, Specifications and Features in India
Here are the specifications of the Indian variant of Xiaomi Mi3 smartphone. Also included are some photographs taken at the Indian launch event of Xiaomi devices along with pricing and delivery details.
Xiaomi Mi3 was recently launched in India at a launch event in Delhi. In association with Flipkart, delivery for this device will start from July 22nd 2014. Here are some of the key specifications of the Indian variant of the Mi3.
- 5 inch Full HD 1080p IPS display with a pixel per inch density of 441.
- Quad-core 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 AB processor with Adreno 330 GPU.
- 2GB of RAM
- 16GB of internal storage (approx. 12GB available)
- 13-Megapixel auto-focus rear camera with dual LED flash along with HDR functionality.
- 2-Megapixel front facing camera
- Supports high speed HSPA+3G connectivity upto 42 Mbps
- Lithium Ion battery capacity of 3050 mAh.
- Weighs 145 grams.
The Mi3 is priced aggressively at Rs.13,999 in India aiming to compete with the likes of Motorola Moto G in terms of price and the Nexus 5 in terms of hardware. The Indian variant will come with Google Play store installed unlike its Chinese counterpart. It runs on Android 4.4.2 with MIUI 5 (Xiaomi's UI) over it. MIUI is a great UI in my opinion and offers meticulous customizations for everyday actions for that geek inside you. I particularly liked features like wireless screencast, private messaging area, built in QR code reader in camera and capturing photographs by voice.
Xiaomi India representatives who were available at the launch event confirmed that their first priority for these devices will be updates to the latest version of Android. With hardware specifications like these and pricing as low as Rs.13,999 the Xiaomi Mi3 will certainly create a stir in the Indian smartphone market. If you love the Nexus 5 but don't have the budget to buy it and are planning to buy the Moto G instead, hold on for a few more days and get your hands on this beast. You would get a smartphone that's faster and smarter than the Nexus 5 at the price of a Moto G.
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Kudos to the author to bring live pictures of Xiaomi MI3 smartphone directly from the launch event in Delhi. Xiaomi is rightly called the "Apple of China" because of its capacity to provide high-performance smartphones. Unlike Apple, Xiaomi targets to achieve quality at a reasonable price. Their strategy to target Indian audience with a low price for Xiaomi MI3 needs to be applauded. To get features of Google Nexus 5 at a price of INR 13,999 is indeed a creditable achievement. The biggest advantages of Xiaomi MI#3smartphone are the distinctly unique MIUI 5 interface and the massive battery 3050 mAh (which solves the common battery life problem of most smartphones). I have registered on Flipkart to be eligible to purchase Xiaomi MI3 smartphone on 22nd July 2014, when it goes for sale from 12 p.m. onwards.