Xiaomi Mi 3

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Xiaomi Mi3
Manufacturer Xiaomi Tech
Slogan Accelerate your life
Series Xiaomi Phone
Compatible networks GSM 850,900,1800,and 1900MHz & WCDMA 850, 900, 1900 and 2100MHz
Availability by country  China November 2013 (2013-11)
 Hong Kong November 2013 (2013-11)
 Taiwan November 2013 (2013-11)
 Singapore March 2014 (2014-03)
 Malaysia May 2014 (2014-05)
 Philippines June 2014 (2014-06)
 India July 2014 (2014-07)
Predecessor Xiaomi Mi2A
Successor Xiaomi Mi4
Related Xiaomi Mi1, Xiaomi Mi2
Type Smartphone
Form factor Slate
Dimensions 144 mm (5.7 in) H
73.6 mm (2.90 in) W
8.1 mm (0.32 in) D[1]
Weight 145 g (5.1 oz)[1]
Operating system MIUI (preinstalled), Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean (upgradeable to Android 4.4 Kitkat)
CPU 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 8274AB Quad Core Krait 400 & 1.8 GHz quad core Nvidia Tegra 4 4+1 Core Cortex-A15
GPU

Adreno 330

Geforce
Memory 2GB RAM LPDDR3
Storage 16GB / 64GB ROM emmC 4.5
Removable storage None
Battery 3050mAh, 500 hours of standby time and 25 hours of talktime[2]
Data inputs Touch screen
Display IPS Display 5 inches @ 1920px x 1080px (441 PPI) (Manufactured by Sharp Inc./LG)
Rear camera 13 Megapixels (backside-illuminated (BSI), with a super-large Exmor sensor and an f/2.2 aperture, built-in Phillips dual-LED flash. Records 1080p at 30fps and 720p at 90fps [2]
Front camera 2 Megapixels, 1080p at 30fps
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.0 + A2DP, Dual-band Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Display, Micro-USB On-The-Go with MHL link, DLNA, NFC
References [3]

The Xiaomi Mi3 (often referred to as Xiaomi 3, Chinese: 小米手机3) is a high-end, premium Android smartphone produced by Xiaomi Tech. Xiaomi Mi3 was unveiled during the Xiaomi New Product Launch Event 2013 on the 5 September 2013, and has been released in China in October 2013. It features either a 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor or a 1.8 GHz quad plus one core Nvidia Tegra 4 processor.[4]

The device was made available in late November 2013 in mainland China and was later available in Singapore and Malaysia.[5] Upon its release, it became the fastest selling smartphone in Xiaomi's history; the company sold 200,000 Mi3 units in China within 3 minutes of launch.[6]

Specifications[edit]

Hardware[edit]

The Xiaomi Mi3 contains an internal frame of aluminium-magnesium alloy, though the body is made of a non-metal.[7] The speakers and microUSB port are located at the bottom of the device with the SIM card tray and audio jack located at the top of the device. The power and volume keys are located on the right side of device. Near the top of the device are front-facing camera, proximity sensors, and a notification LED. The device is available in black, white, pink, blue and silver. The device's display is larger than its predecessor, with a 5-inch, 1080p IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with a retina display resolution of 441ppi and anti-glare coating.

Depending on region, the Mi3 features either a 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor or a 1.8 GHz quad plus one core Nvidia Tegra 4 processor.[4]

The device comes with 16GB or 64GB of internal storage. It contains a 3050mAh, NFC-enabled battery.

Software[edit]

Further information: MIUI

The Xiaomi Mi3 ships with Android and Xiaomi's MIUI user interface.

Popularity[edit]

Xiaomi's Mi 3 smartphone went out of stock on e-commerce retailer Flipkart, after just 39 minutes of going on sale on 22 July 2014 at 12 PM.[8] In the next batch of sales, Mi 3 went out of stock in less than 5 seconds and it is believed that the stock consisted of 10,000 phones.[9] Many people say that its a marketing strategy adopted by Xiaomi for Indian market.[citation needed] On 5 August 2014, Mi 3 was again sold out on Flipkart in just 2 seconds due to unprecedented demand.[10]

On 12 August 2014, 20000 units went out of stock in 2.4 seconds on Flipkart.[citation needed] On 19 August 2014, 20000 units went out of stock in 2.3 seconds on Flipkart.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "小米手机3——小米手机官网". Xiaomi.com. Retrieved 2013-09-06. 
  2. ^ a b "Mi3". http://www.flipkart.com/. Flipkart Inc. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Mi3". www.mi.com/en/mi3. Xiaomi. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Xiaomi MI-3 - Full phone specifications". gsmarena.com. Retrieved 2013-10-05. 
  5. ^ "XIAOMI MI 3 VS Samsung Galaxy S5 in Malaysia". Oizoioi Tech Blog. Retrieved 2014-07-01. 
  6. ^ "Xiaomi’s Single’s Day flash sale shatters records". Tech in Asia. Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  7. ^ Budget Smart Phones - Bloomberg TV India
  8. ^ "Xiaomi Mi 3 goes out of stock". Times of India. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "Xiaomi's Mi3 Smartphone Sold Out in 5 Seconds: Flipkart". NDTV. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  10. ^ "Xiaomi Mi 3 'Sold Out' Again; This Time in Two Seconds". NDTV. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  11. ^ http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/hardware/xioami-sells-20000-mi3-again-in-just-a-few-seconds/articleshow/40111790.cms