Xiaomi’s first smartphone offering for Filipinos is the Xiaomi Mi 3. It’s a 5-inch Snapdragon 800 phone with a 13MP camera and 2GB of RAM priced aggressively at ₱10,599!
Xiaomi Mi 3 is one of the most beautiful Android phones inside and out with its Magnesium alloy frame, laser-cut speaker grills and MIUI version 5 operating system.
Here’s how the Xiaomi Mi 3 looks like:
|Metallic gray Xiaomi Mi 3|
The Mi 3 is one the world’s fastest smartphone due to its 2.3GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with Adreno 330 graphics processor and 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM.
It also has a stunning display with very high touch sensitivity, pixel density and viewing angle. That’s a full HD screen with IPS, Retina resolution and OGS technology. It even has an anti-glare coating that preserves the quality of the display in direct sunlight.
|Xiaomi Mi 3 users can download this Philippine-Inspired MIUI theme. Look at that Jeepney clock widget, coconut dialer and Mayon Volcano!|
Turn on the Mi 3 and you’ll be greeted with the MIUI v5. It’s a customized Android 4.4 Kitkat with a very clean user interface and countless additional features.
At the back of the Mi 3, a 13MP camera snaps high quality pictures using a CMOS sensor, f/2.2 aperture and a Phillips dual-LED flash.
There’s also a 2MP front camera to take care of your selfies.
|Fruits! Sample photo of the Xiaomi Mi 3|
Unlike China, the Philippines will only have the 16GB version of the Xiaomi Mi 3. There’s no microSD card slot on the Mi 3 so you should be contented with this.
It also means we won’t be enjoying 4G LTE connectivity with this smartphone. Nevertheless, 3G HSPA+ is available which will still give its users high speed mobile internet.
Xiaomi Mi 3 comes with 5GHz Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Display, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS with GLONASS. That’s a lot of wireless connectivity options and even supports USB OTG!
|That’s the cleanest dialer that I’ve ever seen!|
The Xiaomi Mi 3 will go on sale for the second time on July 4 at 11:00 AM with 2,000 units only. Xiaomi Philippines partnered with Lazada so that Filipinos can choose the most comfortable payment option like Cash on Delivery or Paypal.
Update: Xiaomi Mi 3 is now available on Lazada any time, any day! Use the buy now button below.
Don’t worry about its battery life because it can last up to 21 hours of continuos internet surfing using 3G with its 3,050mAh battery.
Xiaomi Mi 3 Specs (Philippine Version)
- 2.3GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Processor
- MIUI v5 OS (Android 4.4 Kitkat)
- 5-Inch Full HD IPS Display with OGS (1080 x 1920 Pixels, 441 PPI)
- Adreno 330 GPU
- 13.0 Megapixel Autofocus Main Camera with Stacked CMOS Sensor, f/2.2 Aperture and Dual LED Flash
- 2.0 Megapixel Front Camera
- 2GB of RAM
- 16GB Internal Storage
- No MicroSD Card Slot
- Single SIM (Regular Size)
- 3G DC-HSPA+, 2G EDGE and GPRS Networks
- Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct and Wi-Fi Hotspot
- Wireless Display via Wi-Fi
- Bluetooth 4.0 with Bluetooth HID
- Assisted GPS with GLONASS
- FM Radio
- USB OTG Support
- 3.5mm Audio Jack
- Proximity Sensor
- Ambient Light Sensor
- 3,050mAh Li-ion Battery (Non-removable)
- ₱10,599 Official Price