I am still wondering, how the name of idol x+ is not there in this list?! Both has similar features and performance.
Anonymous, 05 Aug 2014The flash sales follows actual time, not your computer time or your watch time, surely there w... moreDUDE are u nuts how could a software running timer follows different time zone and for your information people watching flipkart timer for more than 3hours so pls tell me how's that possible to get miss jugged by them ha
Hi guys I have had the mi3 a few days now... Was lucky to get one from flipkart in the first sale. I also bought a Zenfone 5 from a store for my parents at the same time and I have been using both for a week. The mi3 really does look a premium phone and the display looks great. Both these phones were a big experiment for me as I have never bought a phone other than iPhones or Nokias.. I even have a distrust for samsung. I m no racist but let's face it chinese and Korean stuff were never famous for quality so I was extremely anxious bought spending 14,000 on a Chinese phone whatever the specs read. But if you ask me how I feel now, the Zenfone 5 has exceeded my expectations and th Mi3 has let me down slightly, Its just that even 14000 seems too much for it now, I may have felt better if it was 12k I dnt know. Because at 10,000 the zen5 is simply phenomenal. It is built well and has given me no issues at all. The UI and the performance are superb. Yes the games take half a second longer to load than the mi3, but there isn't any noticeable difference otherwise. The mi3 on the other hand.. The headphone has to be placed in a mid position to hear through both earpieces, I tried with a sony,a sennheiser and philips headphones. If you push it all the way, you only hear at half volume and also through only one side. You have pull it to mid position, and this means eveytime I move there are static noises crackling into my ear and if I pull slightly the headphone comes off easily. The accelerometer does not respond sometimes... If I shift from portrait to landscape or vice versa sometimes nothing happens, then I have to rotate the handset a couple of times between port and landsc and it will change. The camera is quite poor for the specs it has and really is only comparable to the 8mp on the asus. Asus camera interface is much better and the cam loading time is also superb on the asus. Both of them don't even come close to the lumias. Infact Im certain the 5mp on the lumia 620 takes much much better pics than both.
Yes the phone is fast and the UI is smooth, but as a first time android user I m only beginning to fathom how important ram is for android. I don't know how anyone uses a 1gb ram android phone, The asus is always using about 600-700 mb ram.. With just essential apps installed and one clock-weather widget. The mi3 with no widget is always at 1gb plus in usage, maybe they will lower it with some update, but this business of closing apps and clearing ram is so annoying(I miss iOS). I am not much of a gamer, and maybe I will play a few car racing games later but for all practical purposes both these phones give me the exact same performance. Which is the bad taste in my mouth now. The 4000 Rs difference between the two now seems very large. Asus is also a respected pc brand..and xiaomi sounds like a concubine in pattaya. The headphone problems and the accelerometer problems keep reminding me this is a Chinese knock off, The mi3s ambient light sensor is also pathetic, it doesn't change brightness fast enough and when it does it's too much or too little, so now I have put it on manual brightness, something had to be cheap inside with all the Sony camera sensor and what not and it feels like all the other sensors which we will never know the name off are some crap 1 paise stuff. The asus battery is nothing great... It will last a day with normal use, but on continuous use it will be over in 7-8 hours. But the mi3 with the 3000 mah I thought would be pheomnal but it isn't, I still end up chargin it every night, because I can't trust it to survive till the morning the next day, it also nearly drains in 8-9 hours of almost continous use and really makes no practical difference. I never thoght heating..though I read bout it earlier.. Wud be something I would mind but the mi3 heats up conisderably..like HOT and just adds to the chinese knock off feel again and again. The Zenfone doesn't. I admit it that most of my issues with the mi3 are because of the brilliance of the Zenfone. The build quality of the zen5 is also awesome and just hands down feels the most value for money. I wish I had seen the Zenfone earlier because I never may have bought the mi3 by paying 40% more. I also would not have had to explain to people what shaaaumee is,which I dint mind earlier, but now I feel a little fake inside when I do, because this definitely is not 140% a phone than the asus, and I feel a little stupid for the time I spent to get this. So if you are a gamer and need the spec, maybe get the mi3...which I have not tested btw..but it's probably better..you will burn your fingers but u probably don't care. If you are looking for value, there is no doubt 100% the Zenfone 5 is much better and I don't have a regret for even a single rupee I spent for the phone. Can't say the same about the mi3 and I wish I had waited longer for more reviews before spending 14000. Now I think I may even have bought the Zenfone 6 also despite it being much larger than I want, but I pretty sure I would not have this bitter taste of regret in my mouth. Good luck guys.. I strongly recommend you reconsider your priorities before you buy.
chaomi, 05 Aug 2014Please somebody give me an invite to buy it as it is hard to get from flipcart hello there, i got the phone booked. if i get it i will give it you !
Could manage to get it in my cart and then bought it after a while when the website could recover from the 502 crash!!! Will get it on Saturday will post my review for sure to benefit all.
BTW: I have seen it in my neighbors hands and the first look does impress you. Hopefully it does in mine too.. hope it works i meant!
Please somebody give me an invite to buy it as it is hard to get from flipcart
I got my mi3 just today and when i opened at first i was so happy and amazed and liked it very much but after 10 minutes of happiness the screen went dead pixels all over ... how can i fix this or do i have to change the screen already.. :(
neothegod, 05 Aug 2014Yes. You are correct. Hype is good but using unfair practices like this will not help either F... moreI was able to order one today.I had failed on previous two occasions and was pretty damn frustrated.Thought that if I failed today also,I would buy an Asus Zenfone 5.
But this time luck favoured me.
neothegod, 05 Aug 2014I am rom developer for multiple devices on XDA. I know how exactly the launchers work. If the ... more5/7 years ago this chinies phone was selling in india without ime nomber ,now they are rebranded in india some even coming directly like gioni,xiaomi,etc
I got my mobile 2 days back. Mi3 is fantastic and 110% paisa vasul. Its running very good, good camera & resolution, performance and themes. Dont see bad reviews, go and take.
Anonymous, 05 Aug 2014Just some loser trying to scare away Xiaomi buyer, the data srnt are for MiCloud just like ICl... moreI got new from this http://gadgets.ndtv.com/mobiles/news/is-xiaomi-secretly-sending-smartphone-user-data-to-chinese-servers-567686. Even its VP agreed on this
neothegod, 05 Aug 2014I am rom developer for multiple devices on XDA. I know how exactly the launchers work. If the ... moreStatistics show 90% of smartphone users do not even root their phones. Those who flash custom ROMs is even a smaller minority.
I've never seen any Samsung clones with a dedicated developer forum. There's no kernel sources, but there's custom ROMs like modded MIUI or other ROMs like IuniOS.
Taher, 05 Aug 2014This phone is said to be stealing and posting personal data of phone to Server at China. Is th... moreJust some loser trying to scare away Xiaomi buyer, the data srnt are for MiCloud just like ICloud, Dropbox type of cloud storage, which you can disabled it if you don't want to use it
Funny people don't mind theirs data in Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram, store in US server or BBM data stored in Canada server, but brouhaha when the Data stored in China server, we are not 007 why so worried... hahaha