mi3 doesn't have metallic casing, it's same polycarbonate like mi4i
I would rather opt for a much older Mi3 if this would be the case since it comes in a Snapdragon 800 processor plus a metallic casing. A little bulky though, but hey, it's got better internals and price point at this time.
AnonD-105795, 10 Jun 20155" with 3000mah battery only get 67 hrs. Most chinese phone are very bad at optimization.... moreThat's strange, I get much better battery life out of my Chinese phone than I ever did out of a non Chinese brand phone. You put too much confidence into the gsmarena 'endurance rating' which is a flawed testing method. Again, as can be seen in the screenshots, gsmsarena has changed the performance mode from its default with no mention of it.
"Unfortunately, the glass covering the display isn't scratch-proof."
What you mean is scratch-resistant. All glass can scratch, I a gorilla glass 3 phone covered in scratches.
The mi4i actually uses corning glass with built in digitizer which is very similar to gorilla glass, just not the same product.
5" with 3000mah battery only get 67 hrs. Most chinese phone are very bad at optimization. Ussually, the hardware is very solid and attractive until you start using it then they're all garbage.
Perfect front cam. Wish z3 had such a nice cam like this. But actually it is worst than than my previus Moto G2...