Xiaomi has quite the reputation in its homeland China for the kind of smartphones the company makes. And similar to most of the Chinese handset makers in the market these days, Xiaomi is yet another entry to test out the Indian market.
Xiaomi's entry in the Indian market has been quite impressive, honestly. And that's due to the new Mi3 handset the company has now listed on its Indian site for users to purchase.
Going through the specs of the device once more, the Xiaomi Mi3 sports a 5-inch IPS display offering a full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) and 441ppi pixel density with Corning Gorilla glass protection.
It is powered by a 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 (MSM 8974AB) processor coupled with 2GB DDR3 RAM and it runs a custom interface dubbed MIUI that is a very different take on Android.
The smartphone also features a high-end camera modules. You will find a 13MP rear camera with LED Flash, Sony Exmor BSI sensor, f/2.2 aperture, 1080p full HD video recording along with a 2MP front-facing camera with similar specs as the rear camera.
The latest Xiaomi smartphone which measures 114mm×72mm×8.1mm and weighs 145g will house a 16 GB internal memory. Connectivity options include 3G, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4/5 GHz), WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and NFC and will draw its energy from a 3050mAh battery.
But while the numbers and specs look impressive, what are the in-device features that can make the handset a good buy? We take a look at the top 5.
The new Xiaomi Mi3 offers you crisp details in 1080p HD video or rich textures in 3D game environments. With its display, photos look more vibrant in your hands now. Alongside, the phone's full-screen, anti-glare coating gives you high screen readability wherever you go.
The new Xiaomi Mi 3 is 8.1mm thin, 145 grams light, and houses an aluminum-magnesium alloy frame, coated with 3 layers of thermal graphite. "We value durability, speed, feel and touch. We want to make phones that everyone enjoys," the company says.
The handset sports Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 8274AB 2.3GHz processor, Adreno 330 450MHz GPU, 2GB LPDDR3 RAM, and eMMC 4.5 flash memory for a complete experience. And with Krait 400 architecture inside, the phone delivers 36 percent more processing power than its predecessor.
The Xiaomi Mi3 allows you to take amazing photos in low light with a super-large Exmor sensor and an ƒ/2.2 aperture. Also, the built-in Phillips dual-LED flash quickly adds the perfect lighting to make your subjects beautiful.
With Xiaomi's own cloud support in the form of Mi Cloud, access your phone's contacts, photos, and notes from any browser. You can even instantly see photos taken with your camera and can even send and reply to SMS messages, all from the web.