Flagship performance, entry-level price
The Xiaomi Mi3 smartphone was the high-end flagship smartphone model of Xiaomi during 2013, but that isn’t the fact that made it incredibly special. The best part of the Xiaomi Mi3 smartphone was the fact that it cost less than half of what other flagship cost. Because of the great price (below RM800) and the strong specifications, the Xiaomi Mi3 took South East Asia by storm when it launched, selling out within minutes of its release through the online store – becoming Xiaomi’s fastest selling smartphone.
Classy and Smart Design
The Xiaomi Mi3 is a rather standard looking candy bar styled smartphone. Clad in a long rectangle shape with curved sides, it feels great in the hand and stunning to behold in person. When viewed from the bottom, one would notice the precision that has gone into laying the gorgeous Gorilla Glass display into the body of the smartphone. It has a very simple design that gets the job done, but yet maintains a very elegant and classy feeling to its entirety. It should be noted that the Xiaomi Mi3’s body is made entirely out of high quality polycarbonate plastic, but then done in a metallic finish that feels very much like aluminium.
Every Xiaomi smartphone in the world is packed with the latest hardware and specs, but all that hardware performance without the proper software optimization is quite practically useless in the grander scheme of things. Fortunately for most consumers however, Xiaomi’s very own MIUI interface is one of the best in the world out there.
The MIUI user interface is amazing in the sense that it takes its feedbacks directly from the consumers who use their smartphones, interacting with the customers on the Xiaomi user forums. This allows Xiaomi to understand the needs of the consumers at a very personal basis, and develop the right product for them.
The name MIUI is pronounced as “Me-You-I”, symbolizing a very personal bond between the user, Xiaomi, and the smartphone through the user interface.