The Beijing-based company has come out to become the biggest threat to Apple, Samsung and other smartphone makers. Xiaomi, the brainchild of investor and tech guru Lei Jun, redefined the Chinese smartphone market by launching an extremely powerful smartphone MI-3 running on a smartly-designed Android skin at a price almost anyone could afford. In its first flash sale outside China, Xiaomi sold 10,000 MI-3 smartphones in less than 10 minutes.
The Xiaomi Mi3 comes with a 5 inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, rendering 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. You can use the touch screen without taking off your gloves!
It comes with 2.3 GHz quad core krait 400 processor and Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 800 chipset, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB and 64 GB internal memory variants and no Micro SD slot for additional memory, 3050mAh lithium-ion battery.
MI-3 has 13 MP primary and 2 MP the secondary cameras with a Sony Exmore sensor, an F2.2 aperture, and a wide angle 28mm, all complemented by a Philip’s dual LED flash. MI-3 is available at around 250 Euros.
It provides syncing and sharing of messages, contacts, photos, maps, and apps across devices through MiCloud.
Xiaomi’s phones have already proved popular by offering more bangs for the buck and will have huge opportunities in other developing countries too.
IPHONE 5S vs. XIAOMI MI-3
Display and Design
The iPhone 5S comes with a 4 inch LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, rendering 640 x 1136 pixels resolution and weighs 112 grams. The Xiaomi Mi3 comes with a 5 inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, rendering 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution and weighs 145 grams.
Hardware and Operating System
The iPhone 5S is equipped with a 1.3 GHz dual core cyclone. It comes in 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB internal memory variants and no Micro SD slot for additional memory, runs on the iOS 7 operating system with1 GB of RAM.
The Xiaomi Mi3 is equipped with a 2.3 GHz quad core krait 400 processor. It comes in 16 GB and 64 GB internal memory variants and no Micro SD slot for additional memory, runs on the Android Jelly Bean operating system with 2 GB of RAM.
The iPhone 5S sports an 8 MP primary camera with autofocus and dual LED flash and secondary camera 1.2 MP. The Xiaomi Mi3 sports a 13 MP primary camera with autofocus and dual LED flash and secondary camera 2 MP.
The iPhone 5S comes with a non-removable Li-Po 1560 mAh battery whereas the Xiaomi Mi3 comes with a non-removable Li-Ion 3050 mAh battery.
The iPhone 5S 16 GB variant is priced at around AU $869.95. The Xiaomi Mi3 16 GB variant is priced at around AU $599.95 in Australia.