Xiaomi Mi3 Review Part 2
Second in our series of articles reviewing the Xioami Mi3, in this Xiaomi Mi3 review, we talk about the Display and Hardware the erstwhile flagship from the upcoming Chinese rockstar packs. This comes after we took a look at the Design and Form Factor of the Mi3 in our previous post.
Display, though decent, is certainly isn’t any of the phone’s multiple fortes. On paper, it’s great with a 5-inch IPS LCD panels sporting a 1080p Full HD resolution, lending it a pixel density of 441ppi. Event though Xiaomi’s official website doesn’t like the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 as one of the features, one of the company’s official Twitter handles, ‘Mi India’ tweeted, “Did you know? All Mi 3 phones sold in India come with scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 3!” With this however, we have the certainty of the Mi3 sporting a Gorilla Glass only in India, whether devices sold in rest of the World sport the same feature or not is hard to say. Coming down to the actual performance of the display, it’s not nearly as impressive as it sounds on paper. The display lacks the vibrance and brightness seen on equally-speced – but doubly priced – phones like the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the LG G2. The good side, however, is that the display is at least bright enough to become obstructive for using under sunlight.
Hardware is something that is undeniably one of the key USPs of the Xioami Mi3, or any Xiaomi smartphone for that matter. The “Apple of the East” is known for its offering to bleeding-edge tech at dirt-cheap prices. The Xiaomi Mi3 is no different, and comes equipped with a Snapdragon 800 8274AB SoC, which packs in it a 2.36GHz Krait 400 Quad-Core CPU and an Adreno 330 GPU. Accompanying the processing beasts we have 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM. The configuration lends an AnTuTu score of 36188, which not only thrashes the 26,000-something scores of the HTC One M7 and the Samsung Galaxy S4, but also manages to top the more recent flagships such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the Sony Xperia Z1.
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