Update 20-7-2014: Xiaomi has officially confirmed that Mi3 will ship with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 in India.

Xiaomi Mi3 (Initial Review)is the latest rage on the block and several buyers are all prepped for the 22nd July stock availability. Only those who register till 21St July will be allowed to purchase from the first batch. We have received our review unit and will answer some of the queries that we have been receiving for Mi3. Let’s take a quick look at the hardware specs before heading to Xiaomi Mi3 FAQs.

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Xiaomi Mi3 Quick Specs

  • Display Size: 5 Inch  IPS LCD, 1920 X 1080p Full HD resolution, 441 PPI
  • Processor: 2.3  GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 800 processor with Adreno 330 GPU clocked at 320 MHz
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Software Version: Android 4.4 KitKat based MIUI ROM
  • Camera: 13 MP, 1080P Video recording
  • Secondary Camera: 2.1 MP, 1080p video recording
  • Internal Storage:  16 GB
  • External Storage: No
  • Battery: 3050 mAh
  • Connectivity:  HSPA+, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, GPS,  aGPS,  Micro USB 2.0, GPS, USB OTG

Question – Does Xiaomi Mi3 have Corning Gorilla Glass 3?

Answer- The box is plain and instruction manual doesn’t list Gorilla Glass 3 in any place. We are still waiting for official confirmation from Xiaomi, but at this point we can safely assume that it does not have Gorilla Glass 3.

Update 20-7-2014: Xiaomi has officially confirmed that Mi3 will ship with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 in India.

Question – What comes inside the Box?

Answer- There are no headphones inside. The Xiaomi in ear Headphones which we saw at the launch event don’t come bundled with the device. Box contains a SIM card tool, USB Cable and Charger.

Question – Does it run on Android KitKat?

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Answer – Yes, the Indian variant comes with Android KitKat based MIUI, which makes it a lot more future proof.

Question – How is the voice quality while making calls?

Answer – We got good signal reception while testing call quality with an Airtel SIM card. Everything worked fine in our area, voice quality was good without much noise.

Question – Does it support Dual SIM? What size SIM card is supported?

Answer – No, It supports single Normal Sized SIM card

Question – Does it support all Google services?

Answer – Yes, it has support for all Google services

Question – Does it have LED notification?

Answer – Yes, It does have LED notifications. LED light also supports multiple colors for different notifications.

Question – How much is the free storage?

Answer – Out of 16 GB, you will get 11.5 GB free storage on first boot.

Question – How Many Sensors does Xiaomi Mi3 have?

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Answer – You can see the complete list of Sensors listed in the above screen shot. Clearly these will suffice for good user experience.

Question – How much Did Xiaomi Mi3 scored on Antutu and Nenamarks 2?

Answer – our review unit scored 30, 021 on Antutu and 60fps on Nenamarks 2. The performance has been smooth so far. We have loaded several apps on Mi3 and it hasn’t stuttered even once so far.

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Question – Does it Support USB OTG?

Answer- Yes, USB OTG support is present and works fine on Mi3.

Question – How is the Display of Xiaomi Mi3?

Answer – The display is one of the best that you can get in this price range. The 10 point multi touch is also very responsive. The Full HD IPS LCD Display won’t disappoint you.

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Question – How is the Camera Quality?

Answer – Both front and rear camera’s are very good in Quality. The 13 MP rear shooter is a good point and shoot camera with natural colors and good low light performance. Take a look at the image samples below. we will upload and analyse front and rear camera video samples soon.

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Xiaomi Mi3 Rear Camera Video Sample at 720p at 20 fps

Xiaomi Mi3 Front Camera Video Sample at 720p at 30 fps [Video]



Question – How is GPS Locking?

Answer –  GPS locking was instantaneous. We got GPS locked in no time – thanks to the Snapdragon 800 chipset humming inside.

Question – How Loud is Loudspeaker on Xiaomi Mi3?

Answer – Loud speaker is good but nothing extraordinary. It is certainly above average.

Question – Can Xiaomi Mi3 play Full HD 1080p Videos?

Answer – Yes, it can smoothly play full HD and HD videos.

Question – Can Xiaomi Mi3 be connected to Bluetooth headsets?

Answer – Yes, you can connect it to Bluetooth headset

Conclusion

We will update the post with other queries that we receive. We will also add initial battery backup stats after we have used the device for a couple of days. You can ask more questions related to Mi3 in the comments section below and we will answer them as soon as possible.

Xiaomi Mi3 Hands on, Quick Review, Features, Price, Camera, Software and Overview [Video]

 


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