I want to buy this phone. I love to listen to music on speakers. So please tell me how good and loud are the speakers of the phone
sram145, 08 Jul 2014Yes. it has gorilla glass and so full protection :)it does not require any screen gaurd right ?
Can someone share a link (video or step by step tutorial) on how to root my xiaomi. My root permission is grayed-out and cannot be switched. Thanks in advance!
Im having a hard time looking for tempered glass and case for my Mi 3 here in PH any suggestions?I hate it!!mi philippines is kinda slow on providing accessories.
This device is really awesome!dont hesitate to buy this. Also vote for this here at GSMARENA...
Hi for those complaining about the black screen while making a call or receiving a call, the problem is just a setting, go phone icon then setting, then call setting then incoming call. under incoming call try to turn-off proximity sensor.then your phone will be ok to use. Hope this will be a great help to any one out there.
triple-a, 08 Jul 2014Which one will be better? Gionee Elife E7 or Xioami Mi3??oppo find 7a is the best..
4Hrs talktime given by gsmarena for Xiaomi Mi3 is totally contradicted to users and many experts review of 9 Hrs talktime.
This is a very good phone period.
I promise that,just beware of fake ones. This one beats flagship phones from the same release date of top companies. The phone is tough also and doesnt feel cheap at all. Not too to good looking but looks great at hand.
Anonymous, 09 Jul 2014It has single sim only.read at xiaomi website...My son just bought his unit using his savings from his allowances ang bday gift mone, ordered thru Lazada, delivered by LBC here La Union.. I think my my son is so very satisfied with smiles and blinking eyes. Thanks
Almost perfect. Color reproduction is top notch. It could use a bit more brightness, though - I find myself setting the brightness to maximum, even in an indoor setting. It's not really lacking indoors, but it could, outdoors, depending on personal preference.
Snapdragon 801 + Adreno 330. 'nuff said.
Low light performance is average. Low-light images are a bit grainy and have a little noise. Colors are a bit undersaturated. With proper lighting, the images can turn out very good, though. Minus a point for its subpar HDR mode. Plus a point for the speed with which it takes pictures.
Build Quality 9/10
Built very well, and feels well built when held. Quality is top notch. Posterior surface is great to the touch, but is a bit too smooth. A grippy case might be needed to prevent potential slips. Minus a point for the loose volume rocker and power buttons.
Although this is subjective, it looks perfect. The speaker grille at the bottom edge is a nice touch. The glass is well tapered, but with a nice, hard edge for tactile reference.
Audio quality 7/10
Not enough power to sufficiently power decent headphones/earphones on its own. Responds well to an external amp, though. Has an annoying bit of distortion on low frequencies, though. Light tracks which focus on vocals sound very good. Instrument-heavy and bass-heavy tracks sound distorted in parts.
Speaker output 9/10
Sound output is crisp, clear, and sufficiently loud. Still could use a bit more volume.
Plus points for having Kitkat 4.4.2. Minus a point for not having 4.4.3, at least.
The MIUI is exceptional. Has a ton of additional features, tweaks, and options compared to stock android, but without the bloat and slowdown experienced on other UIs, like Samsung's LagWiz. Seamlessness is almost perfect. Although some improvements can still be made in the smoothness of certain transitions and functions, I still give it a perfect 10, since, relative to other brands' UIs, it is top notch in visuals, performance, and customizability.
Voice quality input and output is perfectly clear. Volume is sufficient, and there is a satisfying amount of noise cancellation.
The stock messaging app is highly functional and pleasing to use. Minus a point for a tiny bit of lag when navigating between different message threads. Not very noticeable, but it can bug me sometimes.
Battery life 9/10
More than a few hours of continuous heavy use, and more than a whole day of regular use. Minus a point since its charging could be a bit faster. The bundled charger outputs 1000mah, only. 2A or 4A charging would have been much appreciated. I have a bunch of 2A chargers, but I wouldn't consider using them for safety reasons. I assume the battery is best paired with 1A charging, only, since that is the stock charger's output.
Value is unmatched in its price range. Performance-to-price ratio is excellent.
Wish it was dual sim device, then I would buy this one the first day!
Now I have to make a big compromise on performance and elegance by going for a Zenfone 5.
I was totally impressed by this phone and I got mine last July 7... now I dont want it anymore because I restart my phone it was suddenly stuck on the Mi Logo boot screen and only stays there. I already reset it many times and also went trough recovery menu but its still stock. My expectation was great but now it went down to disappointment. I am totally going to have this refunded tomorrow and will never get another Xiaomi smartphone ever again. Once is enough for me. Its been great though but it sucks now.