Xiaomi Mi-3 User Reviews
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Camera9/10Multimedia9.7/10Internet9.6/10Call quality9/10Battery8.9/10Reception9.4/10Display9.7/10Build quality9.1/10Text input9.6/10Everyday usage9.1/10UI speed9.7/10
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posted on 28 May 2015, 10:56 (Posts: 141; Member since: 04 Feb 2015)
Its great, but certainly, not the best. albeit close.
NopeNein has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Might be Cheap, but leaves nothing essential and excess behind, and isnt a cheap phone by any means. for $225 No other phone could go close, its old, but gold, 2 years old, ready for another 2. although design shows no originality whatsoever, its fine though. better than most phone design out there, it might be plastic, but oh boy fantastic, and battery is neither good nor bad, but i really recommend you get a powerbank, oh, never heard of em before? its godsend.Build quality 8/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 8/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 7/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 7/10
- 2GB of ram is good
- Class leading chipset (for its time)
- Cheap 64Gb Variant
- 3050Mah battery
- No 4G (no big deal if you ask me)
- 2gb of ram and bad
- But Lags Still Creek here and there
- NO MICRO SD
- NO REMOVABLE BATTERY
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posted on 04 Feb 2015, 11:01 (Posts: 0; Member since: 04 Feb 2015)
usernamegold has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
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.Build quality 8/10Reception 7/10Call quality 5/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 7/10Text input 10/10Display 9/10Battery 5/10
- Display is amazing
- UI Speed is excellent
- Performance is good
- MIUI brings a lot of features
- Memory is low
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posted on 22 Dec 2014, 22:40 (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 Sep 2014)
Beats the S5 when it comes to speed
CrossVXM has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
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? I have read many reviews indicating the fact that the best processor doesn't always make it the fastest thing out there, and in this case, it is very true. I have owned all types of crazy devices, and when we compare the Galaxy Relay to the Galaxy S3, both have the same processor, but the S3 is still faster. An HTC One S puts its Sprint brother, the HTC Evo 4G LTE to shame, and both also have tidentical processors and specs.The Xiaomi Mi3 proves just that. Perhaps its the fact that the CPU/GPU don't need to be throttled, where as the S5 does due to its plastic build. Camera is great for taking pictures, but it needed more settings like Slow Motion and changing the resolution output (or the Megapixel size). The fast motion is interesting, but in most occasions, you want to slow moments down, not zip right through them. HDR doesn't seem to help at all in any picture. Sound. Lets talk about sounds. The speaker is pretty loud and doesn't sound cheap or low quality, but when held sideways, it is EXTREMELY easy to cover. I have to play certain games while removing my palms from the speaker. Display quality is very outstanding,...Build quality 10/10Reception 9/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 8/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 9/10Display 9/10Battery 10/10
- 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
- Speaker is easy to cover
- Lacks 4G LTE
- Non-expandable storage
- Camera quality could be better
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posted on 09 Oct 2014, 00:36 (Posts: 0; Member since: 09 Oct 2014)
Cost Efficient Phone
jonasguevarra has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
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!Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- Non-expandable Memory
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posted on 03 Jul 2014, 23:57 (Posts: 6; Member since: 04 Jan 2014)
Bang for the buck, but don't exaggerate things
undulose has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
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.
Despite its compromises, there are a lot of things to praise the Mi 3 for. Its glamorous display, sufficient battery life, processor that can handle graphic-intensive games without a sweat and a lot of native apps that are very functional for the end user.
Overall, you can live with its compromises without being annoyed, as its pros definitely outweigh the cons, so it is certainly a bang for the buck.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- 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
- No LTE
- No expandable storage
- MIUI lags when screen orientation is switched
- Dim display on outdoors
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posted on 10 Mar 2014, 23:26 (Posts: 8; Member since: 25 Sep 2011)
One awesome phone
PhantomSectre has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
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.Build quality 9/10Reception 10/10Call quality 9/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 9/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- THIN! 8.1mm
- comfortable in your hand
- awesome display
- unbelievable battery life
- Available with 64GB internal storage.
- lacks SD card slot, but supports USB OTG
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posted on 04 Feb 2014, 15:59 (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Feb 2014)
Finally The super cellphone
maqhoz has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
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.
Es asombrosa la velocidad de procesamiento, la pantalla al nivel del HTC One, la camara con sensor sony de muy buena calidad, el sonido es estandar la velocidad de navegacion es mejor que con mi HTC One, es un celular unico y de uso diario, altamente personalizable y con ceo congelamientos de pantalla.
Las aplicaciones propias del sistema MIUI hacen que sea un telefono que no le pide nada a ninguna de las otras opciones en el mercado.
En resumen la mejor compra que pude hacer.Build quality 9/10Reception 10/10Call quality 9/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 9/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- High Speed
- awsome screen
- Laks of SD card
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