Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has expanded its product portfolio in India by launching the Mi Router 3C at in event in New Delhi. The Mi Router 3C was launched in China back in August 2016. The Mi Router 3C is equipped with 4 external antennas with 2.4 GHz single frequency operating on IEEE 802.11 n protocol.
Under the hood, it is powered by a MediaTek MT7628 coupled with 64MB DDR2 RAM. It comes with 16MB internal memory. It can transmit the data at 300Mbps. Mi Router 3C will be selling for Rs. 1,199 starting from 23rd May on mi.com/in and Amazon India. The router can be also be purchased from the Mi Home stores.
Things We Like About The Mi Router 3C
Contrary to the routers available at this price in the Indian market, the Mi Router 3C comes with four external antennas (2X download and 2X upload), which help in signal transmission to longer distances compared to other routers in its price range.
Mi Wi-Fi App
The app is available on both Android and iOS platforms. You can manage the router configuration and settings like Guest Sharing, Real-time Monitoring, Parental Controls, QOS, etc., using the Mi Wi-Fi app.
Download Mi Wi-Fi for Android on Google Play
Download Mi Wi-Fi for iOS on App Store
More RAM, More functionality
The Mi Router 3C houses 64MB DDR2 RAM, which Xiaomi claims is eight times more than RAM found on other routers. You can connect as many as 64 devices to the router at a time.
Despite bearing superior specs, the device is priced at just Rs. 1,199. Also, the design looks quite refreshing from the standard routers found in the market. In a nutshell, it is a steal deal for the price.
Things We Did Not Like About The Mi Router 3C
Only Two LAN Ports
Mi Router 3C features only two LAN ports. Though it might not be a deal breaker for standard users, small offices with multiple desktops need a router with more LAN ports. To put in perspective, D-Link DIR-816 comes with 4 LAN ports.
Single Band Support Only
Mi Router 3C operates only in 2.4GHz Wi-Fi band. Support for 5GHz high-speed Wi-Fi band could have been icing on the cake. Streaming digital media on the 5GHz band is a breeze. Nevertheless, 2.4GHz should be suffice for normal users.