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Xiaomi, the third largest phone vendor in China, arrived in the Philippines this week to launch their flagship smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi 3.
Announced last year, the Mi 3 is currently available in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Malaysia, but in the coming weeks Mi 3 will also be available in the Philippines.
The Xiaomi Mi 3 will be sold in the Philippines through Lazada, an internet shopping mall.
Mi 3, a popular handset in China, is said to be ‘fastest Xiaomi phone ever.’ The phone is equipped with Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 processor, Qualcomm 8274AB Snapdragon 800 chipset and Adreno 330.
Krait 400 architecture delivers 36 percent more processing power than its predecessor and 40 percent more processing power than the Snapdragon 600.
The phone comes with 16BG flash memory and 2GB RAM with a 5-inch Full HD 1080p LCD touch display, rendering 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. It lacks a microSD card slot.
The Xiaomi Mi 3 runs on the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean optimized with company’s own MIUI version 5.
MIUI (pronounced “Me You I”), developed by Xiaomi Tech, is a stock and aftermarket firmware for smartphones and tablet computers based on the open-source Android operating system.
On the rear, the flagship phone from the China-based company sports a 13 MP camera and dual-LED flash. In front, in features a 2 MP camera. Both cameras support 1080p HD video recording.
Xiaomi Mi 3 has a non-removable 3,050mAh lithium-ion battery. It comes with 144 x 73.6 x 8.1 mm dimensions and weights 145 grams. The handset comes in metallic gray color.
The smartphone Mi 3 supports 3G and 2G networks but does not have LTE, only HSPA+. It does have NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS + GLONASS and AGPS.
Xiaomi is said to be the “Apple of China.” Mi 3 had a cool feature called Mi Cloud like Apple’s iCloud. It is a 10 GB free cloud storage that you can use to access your contacts, photos and files from any browser. Mi Cloud account can also use to transfer contacts, text, settings and content from old phone to new phone.
Xiaomi Mi 3 Specs:
- Display size: 5-inch Full HD 1080p LCD touch display
- Display type: IPS Retina display manufactured by Sharp or LG
- Resolution: 1920x1080 FULL HD
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 8274AB
- Core: Quad-core 2.3GHz
- GPU: Adreno 330
- RAM: 2GB
- Internal Memory: 16 GB
- MicroSD expansion: No
- Operating System: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean optimized with MIUI version 5
- Rear camera: 13 Megapixels (dual-LED flash)
- Front camera: 2 Megapixels
- Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi Display, Wi-Fi Direct, 5GHz Wi-Fi
- 4G LTE: No
- Network: 2G, 3G
- Data services: GPRS/EDGE/DC-HSPA+(42Mbps)
- GPS: GPS + GLONASS, AGPS
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0, Bluetooth HID
- Dimension: Height 144 mm; Width 73.6 mm; Depth 8.1 mm
- Weight: 145 g
- Color: Metallic Gray
- Battery: 3050mAh lithium-ion battery (non-removable)
The Xiaomi Mi 3 price is going to be likely the price in other countries which ranges from ₱ 12,000 to ₱ 14,000.
Mi 3: Accelerate your life. The fastest Xiaomi phone ever.