Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak, digs Chinese Xiaomi's Mi-3 flagship, is now a steadfast supporter

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak appeared on stage during Chinese superstar Xiaomi's New Year celebration event, commenting that he's now a steadfast supporter. The Woz is now in possession of the company's most high-end flagship, the Xiaomi Mi-3, a 5-inch smartphone that packs some seriously high-end gear, including the most potent bin of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel shooter. We're unaware whether Wozniak had the Mi-3 before his arrival in Beijing, or it was a gift from the company's founder duo. Regardless, Xiaomi convert Hugo Barra let it be known in a Google+ post that Wozniak is already a fan.

Now, we've seen high-profile figures being used to promote a company's new products before (think Michael Bay and Samsung, CES2014; Tom Hanks and Sony, CES2009), yet Steve Wozniak always striked us as a square shooter, making his comment all the more interesting. Xiaomi has been on a rapid rise the last few years, growing from nothing to a company worth well over a few billion dollars. All said, do keep in mind that Wozniak is well-known for his love of gadgetry of all kinds, so it's very unlikely that, all of a sudden, the Xiaomi Mi-3 is going to become his sole daily driver.

Related phones

  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2360 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 3050 mAh



1. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Fastest phone around. For realz.

2. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Woz is smart and good guy. Even more proof that Xiaomi makes great phones, he wouldn't lie.

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I think he's a little nutty here.

3. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

This guy is simply awesome.

4. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

This dude is always a straight-shooter when it comes to gadgetry. Much love for the Woz.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31764; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Man look at the chick on the right. The jedii digs her.

6. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Man, this guy is awesome. Smart guy, smart choice.

19. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

30. Shubham412302

Posts: 594; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

xiaomi updates its phones to latest os frequently and even they are more value for money than nexus devices. mi3 with almost same hardware with 64gb version sales at 400 usd and nexus 5 sales at 400 usd for 32gb version

33. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1186; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

I thought he said lumia with windows phone os was the best a couple months back

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