You guys really should reserve your judgement until you actually see and handle the Mi3 with your own eyes and hands.
Let's be honest, there are a lot of other 5" FHD phones with 13MP cameras and 16GB (or more) of internal memory (and others also have SD card slots and a removable battery for bonus points). The *only* thing that makes the Mi3 standout is the fact that is has a Snapdragon 800 at this price point. Much like the OnePlus One, take away the Snapdragon 800 and replace with a Mediatek CPU and who stills wants one? Now you see.
I'm in China and was considering the Mi3 to be my 2014 phone until I actually saw and handled one and my mind changed very fast. It's big and there's nothing graceful or beautiful about its design. FYI the LG G3 with a 5.5" display is only 2mm wider and 1mm taller than the Mi3 while the Samsung S4 with its 5" display is a whooping 8mm thinner on the width and 4mm shorter on height.
I'm hoping the Mi4 will employ better more eye pleasing industrial design, something that looks and feels good in the hand because the Mi3 ain't it. IMHO Meizu has the best design out of all the Chinese phones but their MX3 was a fail in performance aspects.
Farahbod, 19 Jul 2014This is my honest review. When you get this phone in hand you feel a supper premium gadget. ... moreVery helpful info. I also feel 16 GB is too less for everyday use. Most people listen to music on their smartphones (atleast in India). Suprised that 13MP with Sony Exmor sensor is only taking pics of 8 MP quallty. I was really hoping this will have a good camera with Image Stabilization and low light pics won't disappoint. I may give it a pass only for 2 things - no sd card support and average camera quality for a flagship. Inspite of this, this phone will sell out in a minute or two when it is launched on flipkart on Tuesday.
How do i find original mi3 even before buying?
I think flipkart won't refund money for selling fake mi3
great phone @ these price compare to other branded phone.......it is half of those lg , samsung phones
Remember its a china product ! although spec are v good but performance can't be guaranteed! so think befor buying.
In india it will be available with android version 4.4.2 out of the box..so no need to worried about kit Kat update.
mi 3 hardware is good or not
if am going to buy this phone
can can run without any problem for 4 years
this mobile is good or bad if any one use means tell please I want to buy
is this a dual sim phone? does a samsung charger fits to it.i mean what is the pin type?
Rajesh69, 19 Jul 2014Thanks Appleman. Would you know if the India version will also be updated to KitKat even if it... morethere is no certain news or rumour as well but i hope as india will be holding a greater market for this first tier chinese companies they wont be disappointing us with stopping further updates..so i think after launching mi 4, updates for mi 3 to kitakat may start