Xiaomi Mi3 without any single doubt packs up a configuration unmatched with any other smartphone falling within the same price range. Xiaomi Mi3 price in India is Rs. 13,999/, which is around Rs. 2000 more than much successful Moto G’s price. However the spec difference which you get for this price difference is worth paying for.
Xiaomi Mi3 packs up a 5 – inch Full HD Display with corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It comes with 16GB internal memory and 2GB of RAM, which powers the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset. It is by far the cheapest Android smartphone running on such processor found generally in high end devices like the Nexus 5. It comes with a 13 – MP primary shooter and 2- MP front shooter. Out of the box, Xiaomi Mi3 runs on android 4.3 with MIUI skin on the top. The quad – core processor clocked at 2.3GHz and with adreno 330, this phone becomes a beast when it comes to performance. All in all Xiaomi stands out of the crowd in all terms in the price range at which it comes.
But should you really buy Xiaomi Mi3? What are the things you need to consider before buying Xiaomi Mi3?
The Complicated Buying Process
The main problem which you may face if you are thinking of buying Xiaomi Mi3 is that you may not be able to buy Xiaomi Mi3. Since Xiaomi Mi3 is only being sold by Flipkart, and since it’s very popular due to high end specs packed up in low budget, this calls for a lot of struggle when Xiaomi Mi3 stocks are listed for sale. The process is complicated. First, you need to register to be eligible to participate in the buyout. Then, once the actual sale starts, you need to log in like other thousands and thousands of people, and struggle to grab a piece for yourself. The time to reserve your Xiaomi is very less, as last time it just went out of stock in a mere 2.4 seconds after the sale started.
No Expandable Storage Support
The 13.3Gigs of memory if not less, but you are a high end user, you loves clicking a lot of pictures, recording HD videos and installing heavy apps, this space might not be enough for you. You cannot expand your memory via microSD card, so this may be a problem for some of you.
Lack of Original Accessories in & out of Box
Xiaomi Mi3 arrived with very little to no accessories. The box simply had a Xiaomi Mi3 smartphone and a USB cable and a Plug Point. That’s all. You might need to spend some extra bucks to get some accessories like an earphone or may be a flip cover for your smartphone. Also the accessories have just started rolling out so you might need to wait a little before, any official Xiaomi accessories can be in your hand.
After-sales Service (Lack of service centers)
The most important aspect to be consider while buying smartphone of any brand is where is the nearest service center from your location just in case. With xiaomi just catching up its pace in India, not every city has a service center. So you might need to perform a prior check of where the nearest service center is and if you can go there in case some of some problem….
Xiaomi at present has service centers in the following cities: Mumbai, Bangalore, New Delhi, Chennai, Gurgaon, Pune, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Thane, Coimbatore, Thiruvananthapuram, Noida, Faridabad, Bhubaneswar, Surat, Nagpur, and Indore. You can see a full list here.
Also, since there is no experience store for Xiaomi Mi3, you will have to trust your instincts and online reviews to be able to make the decision to buy it which may be not be good for everyone.
All in all I would like to say, Xiaomi is a great smartphone which comes at a budget price but packs up a beast inside. However, before buying Xiaomi Mi3 you should consider these facts to be able to make wise decisions.