Xiaomi Mi3 Part 3
This is our third piece in our series of articles on the Xiaomi Mi3. In the previous article, we discussed about the Display and hardware of the inexpensive beast, and this one to come, we’ll be focusing on the Mi3’s Software and Battery.
The Xiaomi Mi3 comes loaded with the MIUI, which is basically an aftermarket firmware based on Android. The current versions of the Xioami Mi3 ship with an MIUI updated to the Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The MIUI, chunkily pronounced the “Me You I”, has certain resemblances with Apple’s iOS, as well as Samsung’s TouchWiz UI, but thankfully doesn’t feature any bloatware of the latter.
The Xioami Mi3 bags of a 13MP primary camera with dual-LED flash, and a 2MP front shooter. The best feature of the camera perhaps is its set of filters, settings, and tweaks. Both the shooters are capable of 1080p Video recording at 30fps, and the primary camera even boasts of 90fps video recording at 720p. We’d soon be coming out with a dedicated review of the the Xioami Mi3’s camera.
Back to another of the phone’s fortes. The Xiaomi Mi3 features an NFC-enabled battery with a whopping capacity of 3,050 mAh. The Mi3’s battery, thus, not only leaves the 2,300 mAh of Nexus 5 far behind, it also outnumbers the 2,600 mAh of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and even marginally betters over the 3,000 mAh of the LG G2. And these numbers aren’t misleading at all. If you’re just into listening some music, and make a couple of phone calls a day, it’d be days before you need to charge it. On the other hand, if you’re one of those tech-savvy users, browsing all day, while you listen to music, and the WiFi hotspot stays on, don’t you worry, the phone would still last at least one whole day without the need for a charge.
With this, we hope we’ve covered all the necessary bases of the Xiaomi Mi3. In our next article, we put the Xioami Mi3’s camera through various tests, and compare it with the equally-specced and doubly-priced counterparts like the Nexus 5, the Samsung Galaxy S4, and the LG G2. We’d love to hear your feedback on the series, and your views and opinions on the Xiaomi Mi3.