Excerpt: I've had this phone for 3 months, and I haven't had any problems with it so far. For the money I got it (300 dollars), it is the best phone you can get for the money, in my opinion. Plus, with MIUI installed on it, it has a bunch of features loaded up on it. I absolutely recommend getting it.
Pros: Display is amazing, UI Speed is excellent, Performance is good, MIUI brings a lot of features
Excerpt: A great quality for an economical phone. The phone is far from comparison against others within its price range. MIUI is a smooth and fast OS. The camera which I use most of the time to harness my artistry in photography. The macroshot is the best that i have seen so far. The quality is almost comparable to the bulky, hardly-manageable DSLR. Would love to recommend this phone to my family and friends. Hoping to buy Mi4 soon!
Amazing phone with latest specifications at an affordable price. Its a steal !
Utkarsh Singh US, CNET
20 August 2014
Summary: I am from India and I have been using this phone for about a month now. It is a great phone at its price, only 14,000INR (US $234). I got it from a flash sale from an online giant flipkart.com in a flash sale. This phone is giving all its competitors chills through their spine.
Excerpt: Overall my favorite phone to use. Yeah, there's the lack of LTE, or 4G for that matter, but the H and H+ load pages up quickly, picture intensive sites quickly, and small downloads I may need (on average 30 megabytes) download at a very good rate (this is using it on the T-Mobile network). Performance, it beats the S5. How does a Snapdragon 800 devour an 801?
Pros: Outstanding battery life, Fast charging, Very smooth, Superb for gaming, Excellent for movies, Few (if any) dropped calls, Outstanding earpiece quality, Great sounding speaker, Very bright display
Cons: Speaker is easy to cover, Lacks 4G LTE, Non-expandable storage, Camera quality could be better
Excerpt: For me, this seems to challenge a lot of Nexus and Motorola phones priced for decent specs. But there's no flagship phone that exists without compromises, and the Xiaomi Mi 3 is not an exception to that. Its UI, despite being smooth, needs to erase some lag. Its native apps, like the stock browser, has some bugs to squish yet. But Xiaomi updates its phones with frequent intervals, so I assume this would be cured in a month or so.
Pros: Price!, Smooth and iPhone-friendly UI, Outputs sound with superb quality on headphones, Brilliant display, Smart-looking unibody built, Native functional apps and features such as battery saver and data transfer rate displayer
Cons: No LTE, No expandable storage, MIUI lags when screen orientation is switched, Dim display on outdoors
Excerpt: Ever wanted a phone that was extremely fast, has the most beautiful display you have ever seen AND doesn't keep you tied to a charger? This is that phone. This phone has one of the highest scores in Antutu. It's no wonder as the SnapDragon 800 processor runs at 2.3Ghz. The screen is gorgeous and the 3050 mah battery lasts me TWO FULL DAYS between charges.
Pros: THIN! 8.1mm, lightweight, comfortable in your hand, awesome display, unbelievable battery life, Available with 64GB internal storage.
Excerpt: It's amazing processing speed, screen-level One HTC, sony camera sensor very good, sound quality is standard Cruising speed is better than my HTC One, is a unique and everyday phone, highly customizable and zero freezing screen. MIUI's own system applications make it a phone that asks nothing to any of the other options on the market. In summary the best buy I could do.
Excerpt: "Accelerate your life. The fastest Mi Phone Ever." This is the slogan of XiaoMi Mi3. It summaries that how user-friendly it is. First of all, who and what is Xiaomi? Xiaomi is one of the largest vendor at China. It was rated as the world's third largest smartphone vendors. It was founded at 2010, which means in about 5 years time, they have achieved a great success. XiaoMi Mi3 can simply divided into 2 version. XiaoMi Mi3 WCDMA and XiaoMi Mi3 TD-SCDMA/CDMA2000.
Pros: Cheap, Tough, Fast
Cons: Battery is not replaceable, No SD card slot .