Interesting specs at an interesting price... I was eagerly waiting for the next online sale, but came across such a risky statement while reviewing the product over the internet... "xiaomi is sending users data on some server in China, even the manufacturers have replied on their FB page telling that its just UI related stuff and nothing serious... still I doubt the Chinese on this" (See below links)
I am not a android expert and I am very much new to the smart phone space... so can somebody tell me the information that they are sending are imp stuff or negligible ones...?? I am planning to configure phone banking and office mails in my smartphone, so if it's risky, then I am planning to drop the plan of buying this...
After I updated mi3 my sim is not getting activated it's showing a sim is unactivated, I am not able to sign up mi cloud but I am recieving calls plz help me
[deleted post]Very accurate review. I also received the phone around same time and totally agree with you.
Lucky, 04 Aug 2014Is this mobile dual sim ? Are there service centers in hyd . If there is any prob with the mo... moreRather an asking same questions again , why dont you read. Just few posts below i have posted reg. service centers.
Lucky, 04 Aug 2014Is this mobile dual sim ? Are there service centers in hyd . If there is any prob with the mo... moreSame dumb questions again. Please go through the earlier posts and flipkart page.
Is this mobile dual sim ?
Are there service centers in hyd . If there is any prob with the mobile.
Can this brand be trusted ?
JAGADISH, 03 Aug 2014recently purchase MI3.... but facing facing problem during handling MI3.... it has hang when p... moreLong press power button to off it, you expect battery to last you 10 days non stop heavy usage ?? hahahaha
Anonymous, 04 Aug 2014How many 4K videos you have? How much amount of storage you have with this phone?It does play 4k videos with ease. Check here for more 4k content http://box.houkouonchi.jp/4k/
it ook around 30 - 45 minutes.....for updating the 600 mb.....in bsnl broadband
Hanish, 02 Aug 2014I ordered for one of my friend and got to know that only 800 MB ram is available out of 2GB. P... more800 mb ram is sufficient for phone even computer having 2 gb ram with windows 7 has only one gb ram but its sufficient. 500 mb of free ram is sufficient for phone to play any games or play movies.
Very slow net even after 3G. Sometimes speed is ok but most of time i need to off & on data connection to get google open.
AnonD-255065, 03 Aug 2014This device can play 4K Videos. :D How many 4K videos you have? How much amount of storage you have with this phone?
JAGADISH, 03 Aug 2014recently purchase MI3.... but facing facing problem during handling MI3.... it has hang when p... moreThere are three battery modes you can find under settings -> battery -> battery settings. 1. High performance 2. Balance 3. Battery Saving. Try changing to High Performance and use your phone. After changing to High Performance do reboot to take effect. Disable wifi, data and do normal operation and check. If the problem persists, try doing the latest stable update from http://en.miui.com/thread-29330-1-1.html. Be careful to download the Global rom for India. There are region specific Updates available. For further info refer this http://www.androidos.in/2014/07/xiaomi-mi-3-getting-miui-kxdmibe18-0-update-india/.
AnonD-288245, 03 Aug 2014hey bro..thanks so much for your efforts..does this phone heat up quickly???..Read this already posted Review. It is quite normal for any smartphone to get warm when using graphic intensive apps or games. And this is no different. Perfectly cool under normal situations.
Posting again my earlier review:
Guys there are lot of bad comments here about Mi3. I don't know whether they are really genuine. I got the mobile on the first sale 22 July. As a user of more than two weeks, it is an awesome device. If you don't trust me, just grab if any of your friends are having it. When you feel it you will love it. It not only looks and feels premium, but also works as a high end device. It is a premium device. I read comments about chinese engineering & american engineering, please don't be biased by the chinese brand, it not a yet another chinese brand or mobile.
There are 3 performance modes. 1.High performance 2. Balance 3. Battery Saving. In High Performance my mobile Antutu benchmark result is 34762, stays top in the rankings.
I have installed Asphalt 8 Airborne, Frontline Commando all I high graphics intensive games. Plays without any lag at all.
I tested choosing the Battery Saving option and played the games. It played well without any lag in even Battery Saving mode. Think what it could do in High Performance mode.
Heating Issue. When you play Asphalt 8 , which smartphone doesn't get warm?
I have Note 2 also, it also gets warm when playing Asphalt 8. I didn't find any significant increase in heating comparatively to any other smartphone.
I think, People hear use Mi3 for first time and they play games and they sense the warm and decide it heats up, without knowing what other smartphone does. Every phone in market right now heats up when using graphic intensive apps.
Battery Backup outstanding. I operated for a whole day, with 3g, wifi, gaming , calls, with screen brightness of 75% & in Balance Setting Mode. I still had juice left to charge still next day. If you use Auto Brightness or reduce the screen brightness with Battery saving mode, it can easily last for 1.5 days. Battery charges in less than 2 hours.
Themes... Guys trust me , whole lot of themse.. i can't stop seeing them. Been glued to it. The design, look everything so good. The UI 'MIUI' interface is a the icing on top. Some may not like the apps being rounded in shape, especially who are used to typical android apps shape. They can use any launcher such as Nova Launcher, once installed it gives the look and feel of the typical android interface. The sky is the limit for 'MIUI' customization. You can select different components from different themes and use as your own them in whatever way you like.
Camera: Outdoor pics are awesome. I agree under low light it does shows some grains only when you zoom. But guys it is not a cam, it is a mobile. And trust those grains aren't visible unless you zoom in completely. Secondary camera's age & gender detection is a real funny feature. It is just a funny feature, age changes depending upon the amount of light falling on the face, but will make you guys laugh with your friends.
USB OTG works very well with pendrive and External Hard Disk. Able to connect 1 TB WD my passport HDD and play video from it. If anybody wants to know how to connect External HDD, use USB Stick Plugin & Total commander so that NTFS file format will be detected. The same with pendrives if its FAT32 it can detect directly, else install the above apps.
The phone looks beautiful and feels awesome. It is very slippery so a TPU Case or any case would be advisable. AND TO THOSE WHO SAYS THERE IS NO INFO ABOUT GORILLA GLASS 3 IN OFFICIAL WEBSITE. CHECK MI3'S OFFICAL TWITTER PAGE https://twitter.com/MiIndiaOfficial/status/491613019495870464 (sometimes this link doesn't open properly, go to https://twitter.com/MiIndiaOfficial and scroll down for Jul 22 or ctrl f after scrolling for gorilla ). IT IS CONFIRMED THAT IT GORILL GLASS. due to some licensing agreement or something it is not explicitly stated in the official site.
I haven't tested MHL out yet. Though in GSM arena it is mentioned as MHL supported. There aren't any concrete info about whether it supports. I have ordered a MHL will be getting it sooner. As I have a Note 2, I can check with both & update here about the support of MHL.
Guys it is a BEAUTIFUL BEAST! USE IT TO BELIEVE IT PERIOD
is it brand ?, 03 Aug 2014this phone is brand? where we should go for service ? is there any service centers in india ? 30+ service centres opened on july 22 in india, having exclusive service centre in bangalore and delhi. You can get this info and address of service centres in either flipkart or MI india site
AnonD-290219, 03 Aug 2014Thanks for your reply !! And since your handset is functioning great, I request you to give me... moreAs mentioned by another user update to the lastest stable update. You can download the update through pc from mi forum and place under rom download and install the update. Ok connectivity is also one of the performance, not the entire phone's performance. Your conclusion was as if the entire phone's performance is par low. Run the update should fix your problem.
is it brand ?, 03 Aug 2014this phone is brand?
where we should go for service ?
is there any service centers in india ?
Also i have to know is there any service centre in India punjab
tell me quickly before sale....
then I'll go for it......