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Xiaomi's best-selling smartphone is made to stand out. You'll recognize it not only by its aesthetics, but also by its user-friendly MIUI.
The MIUI ROMs have gained tremendous popularity over the past years and have accumulated a massive user base and attracted a lively developing community (though the shared information is mostly in Chinese). Some of Xiaomi's rival even launched their own Android skins, somewhat inspired by MIUI's success. But MIUI has been designed to work on a Xiaomi phone in the first place and that's why it feels right at home on the Mi 3. It's a combination you'll probably pick in a heartbeat. It is easy to see why people want it - it is affordable enough, yet manages to keep it all premium.
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The Xiaomi Mi 3 is available in 16GB and 64GB flavors, both of them lacking a microSD card slot. This is probably the thing many people won't forgive, but that's life we guess. In case you need more space, you'll have to pay about $50 more for the 64GB version and that should be enough for most.
Let's make a quick summary of our review findings:
Xiaomi Mi 3 key test findings:
- Build quality is great, the phone is impressively slim
- The display quality and sunlight legibility are OK
- The battery life is very good
- We rated the speaker loudness as Below Average
- The intuitive MIUI interface is based on Android KitKat and offers rich customization options
- The benchmark performance is almost excellent
- The audio output quality is mediocre
- Camera takes great photos and videos
- Video player supports every audio and video codec except WMV
Xiaomi has already announced the Mi 3 successor - Mi 4. It will upgrade the chipset to Snapdragon 801 with 3GB RAM and LTE connectivity, but keep the same display, camera, memory options and software package as the Mi 3. It offers new design with a metal frame but glossy plastic rear cover. It also comes with a price premium.
Source | Get It