The Xiaomi Mi3

Xiaomi Mi3

The Xiaomi(or Mi , as they like to be called now) Mi3 is an amazing device, at least in terms of specs. This handset has a great cost to performance ratio. And this phone was also recently launched in India exclusively through the online retailer Flipkart. Mi sells all its devices through flash sales and the Indian market is not an exception. Anyone who wants to get his hands on this device has to go to Flipkart and register for the nearest upcoming sale. The website as well as Mi’s official Facebook page informs everyone of the date & time the device will go up for sale. Then on the day of the sale the person has to log in and try to buy the device. No one can warrant you a device, and this has already earned Mi a bad name in India.

However the device in question has all the top specs that last year’s flagships boasted, albeit at a much higher price. The Mi3 is selling on Flipkart at 13,999 INR and sports a 5 inches FHD OGS JDI display, Snapdragon 800 processor @2.3Ghz MSM8274AB, Adreno 330 graphics, 2 GB RAM, a RF 13mp camera with a Sony f/2.2 sensor & dual LED flash, a FF 2mp camera, 16GB non-expandable storage. All this awesomeness is powered by a 3050mAh battery.

While this device is the cheapest Snapdragon 800 touting handset by far, Mi has already announced the Mi4 worldwide and the same is already available in it’s home market in China. Hugo Barra, the company’s VP, has recently said that the Mi4 is currently undergoing certification in India and should be released by 2014 year-end. The Mi4 is powered by the latest Snapdragon 801 and is almost entirely crafted from metal.