Anonymous, 01 Aug 2014Your review is perfect. But please tell me it is MHL supported or not.I cancelled my order cau... moreDidn't get my MHL cable yet. waiting for it. Once I get it. Will update here.
davidcarey, 03 Aug 2014I think there is a major conspiracy going on regarding not only this phone but also the "... moreBoth Mi3 & One+1 r so easy to purchase, why you said difficult ?? In Malaysia Mi3 can be bought online pre order & from shops, One+1 can be bought from either online shop & also available in selected physical shop.
Many vendor told me they have difficulty selling mid range Samsung phone, as there is too many choices of better specs China phone in the market, namely Huawei, Lenovo & Xiaomi.
VIZ, 03 Aug 2014Hello Guys........I got my Mi3 on 31st. Did a lot of research and then decided to go for Mi3.... moreYou said you had connectivity issues. And at atlast you mentioned it lacks performance. I played Asphalt 8 airborne, Final commando 2 in "Battery Saving" mode. It played anything I threw at it. I didn't have any connectivity issues. If you dont map your phone number with MI account, themes don't download. I don't know whether you are saying that. Even then connectivity is different from performance. My Antutu benchmarks in High Performance is 34762. I wonder how you say it lacks performance. Sometimes themes doesn't load even wifi is on. Just have to clear the "app data" of Themes app under manage apps. And yes the RAM is always 70 - 80 % occupied that doesn't mean one has to clear it frequently. I tried with out clearing there isn't no lag at all. It may be RAM hungry but it does its job, who cares there is left out RAM.
I think there is a major conspiracy going on regarding not only this phone but also the "one plus One" . Both phones are FAR too difficult to actually purchase , ridiculously so in the case of the one plus one . Think about this . WHAT would happen to the share prices of the major smartphone manufacturers if these new ,seemingly brilliant phones , which are priced at a fraction of the competition ,were to sell WORLD wide the quantities that the customers want ?? We see atm that Samsungs' profits have already dropped 20% . Do not forget , the major phone companies buy almost ALL their parts from China .
hari, 02 Aug 2014is MI3 a dual SIM phone.???please replyIts Single Sim
kumarshiva, 02 Aug 2014but i don't understand why doesnt gsmarena review mi3....why??....what do you guys think??GSMarena should definitely review this seemingly amazing phone .
pkm, 02 Aug 2014does this mi3 support hindi language? It can read Hindi messages but not sure if we can type in Hindi. As I prefer to use English lang for typing.
kiel, 02 Aug 2014Is the phone has an english language? Im from the philippines and I love to buy this phone. Is... moreya it do supports english...and also its true that there are no headsets or headphones in the box
Hello Guys........I got my Mi3 on 31st.
Did a lot of research and then decided to go for Mi3.
GSMArena is a great forum where we get very good info.
I have been using this phone since last 4 days and I am here to share my views :)
Buying experience from Flipkart :
Many guys have been cursing Flipkart for not getting phone even after registering. But I feel its Xiaomi to blame and not FLipkart. On 29th, after clicking buy button within 2-3 secs, they assured one phone for me. Once online traffic reduced I completed payment procedures (around 2.20 pm). Then by 31st they delivered the phone to me.
Unboxing Mi3 :
The box is sturdy and made up of good quality paper. Alongwith handset it encloses charger, set-up guide, warranty details and a pin for opening SIM tray. The USB cable length is long enough for using conviniently. FOr warranty purpose we need to keep the box as well.
Getting started with Phone :
The phone looks gorgeous and premium. Its build quality is very good. Perfect Ergonomics.....power switch at right side so that you can lock/unlock easily with one hand. Curved sides offer better grip an its not slippery.
However when I tried to open the SIM tray with the pin provided, it took me some time. By default we will not apply much force for doing anything on this precious phone. However you really need to push hard for opening that tray.
Now the next thing I was asked to do is sign-in with google account. However it failed because of errors in net connection. After some time finally I could register and started navigating.
Again it took me by surprise because no. of times it failed to connect to Google play and other sites (even in Performance mode). Just to check, I removed my SIM and inserted in my earlier phone and it worked well. No timed out connections.
Now I am trying to upgrade MiUI OS and hope to improve connectivity.
Its very crisp and clear. Photos, videos, text all are very clear. Touch feel is very good and I felt it slightly better than Moto-G, Nexus-5. Front Screen to display ratio is big which makes this phone taller but its because bigger battery and full size SIM card, so its OK for me.
SAR Value : 1.1 W/Kg (Max)
Many of us would be interested in knowing this.
In fact I would have loved it more had it been with SAR value below 1.0. Hence badly missing the earphone with this handset. Planning to buy one. Your suggestions welcomed.
As you must have seen in many reviews, outdoor photos are very good but low light photos come with some noise. They are not as clear as Nexus-5. Camera comes with some cool features. One example that it asks you whether you would like to close the current setting and back to default one. It is useful when we use panoramic or any other such special mode/setting for taking single photo.
Sound Quality :
Speaker quality is good. However I have not checked the earphone quality since I dont have any earphone :(.
Voice clarity is good during call. Audio is OK and not the Best.
I liked the MiUI. Its really simple and easy to use.
Useful features such that when connected to PC, you can use computer's net connection just by a simple switch. You can even have a status bar showing net speed (mine is very slow :(). It won't disturb your current task if you receive a call. the incoming call will be highlighted in status bar above. Customization of notification LED. And lot of other such small small useful features.
Battery Life :
Charges to full from 20% to 100% in 2-2 1/2 hours.
For a moderate use it gives easily more than 24 hours. You get three modes for optimization. But I am using Performance mode only.
I have installed 7-8 more apps other than those default and sync with social accounts always ON and it shows 80-85% RAM usage. So around 400-500 MB is free. So you need to keep on cleaning up cache.
Overall if you ask my opinion I would rate it 6.5/10 because my major requirement was performance which this phone lacks. Maybe with some s/w updates it will improve but till then it is a concern for me.
If phone looks, display, camera are more important for you then this phone is great.
Pl let me know if you need any specific info. I will be happy to help you :)
Sanshu, 02 Aug 2014Chill juhi don't buy this phonewhy we don purchase this phone
Hi, Does it support Panorama mode ?
How is camera quality compared to Galaxy S4.
Please share opinion about camera quality.
Is the phone has an english language? Im from the philippines and I love to buy this phone. Is it true that there`s no earphone or headset on the package? Pls reply..