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Xiaomi Mi3 Review and Giveaway

Erez Zukerman 31-03-2014

How about a $450 smartphone with a 5-inch screen? Or actually, how about a $450 smartphone that knocks the socks off $600 handsets? If that sounds like a compelling notion, you should meet the Xiaomi Mi3.


The Xiaomi Mi3 comes in two different versions, one rocking an NVIDIA Tegra 4 chipset, and the other (the WCDMA version) with a Snapdragon 800 chipset. We’re going to be looking at the Snapdragon version.


The Mi3’s Snapdragon 800 chipset is joined by an Adreno 330 GPU, and backed by a quad-core CPU clocked at 2.3 GHz. You get two gigabytes of RAM, and this particular model comes with 16 gigabytes of flash memory. There is no external SD card slot, so that’s all the storage you are going to get. All of this is powered by a 3050 mAh battery. If this sounds familiar, this is because these are current flagship specs for many phone makers. Let’s look at a few of these. These are all Snapdragon 800 devices with an Adreno 330 GPU.

Xiaomi Mi3 Review and Giveaway sony xperia z1 review 7

Sony Xperia Z1 Sony Xperia Z1 Review and Giveaway With a Snapdragon 800 SoC, 2 gigabytes of RAM, an Adreno 330 GPU, and a 441 ppi 5-inch full-HD screen, the Xperia Z1 is a lot of phone. Read More – this waterproof beast retails for $600 and has the exact same basic specs as the $450 Mi3, save for two differences. It comes with a 20.7 megapixel camera, compared to the Mi3’s 13 megapixel, and it has an SD card slot.



LG G2 – LG’s impressive flagship can be found on Amazon for as low as $436, making it a formidable competitor. Same amount of storage, same chipset, same battery size. It is one alternative you should really research if you’re thinking about the Xiaomi, the main difference being in the operating system and in the device’s look-and-feel, with the G2’s distinctive buttons on its back panel.


Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9000 Review and Giveaway Samsung released the third generation of the Galaxy Note in October, updating the phablet with a larger screen and improved hardware. Read More – The biggest difference here is in the screen size and included stylus, as well as Samsung’s generally unpleasant TouchWiz interface. The Note 3 packs a somewhat larger battery, at 3200 mAh, but it also has a significantly larger screen at 5.7 inches (it’s a phablet Fabulous Phablets: The 5 Best Big-Screen Smartphones You Can Buy If you're going to buy a big-screen phone now, and by that, we mean something that's larger than a 5.5-inch screen and smaller than a 7-inch tablet, these are your best options. Read More ). It will set you back over $600 on Amazon.

What’s In The Box

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The Mi3 comes in an austere cardboard box. It doesn’t even have any images — just the pretty logo. Lift the solid lid, and there’s the phone. You also get a USB cable and a charger, but no headphones. Frankly, the packaging is wonderful — both elegant and businesslike.

Look and Feel of the Mi3

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The Mi3 packs a 5-inch display, and weighs 145 grams. It’s not a small device, but it doesn’t tread the phablet line, either. It has a flat top and bottom, and the sides are nicely rounded. Holding it in your hand, the device feels solid and well-built. The outer shell is made of plastic, but it doesn’t feel very plasticky.

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The right side of the Xiaomi Mi3 holds a power button and a volume rocker; the top has a SIM card tray — for a full-sized SIM card, surprisingly — as well as a headphone jack. The left side of the phone is completely blank, while the bottom houses the speaker grille. On the back you’ll find the camera, of course, as well as a shiny, silvery “Mi” logo.

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The most noticeable thing on the Xiaomi Mi3 is actually the display. It is incredibly vibrant, with great viewing angles. The Xperia Z1’s display is not one of its strong points, and the Mi3 simply puts it to shame.

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Everyday Performance and Responsiveness


Let’s start with a number: 36,408 — that’s the Antutu score I got on the Mi3. Benchmarks aren’t everything, but they are… something. This is a bit more than what I got on the Sony Xperia Z1, and it smokes virtually every other device currently on the market. But here’s a more interesting number:


This is what I got with the Anomaly 2 Benchmark — and it is off the charts. This is about double of what I got with the Xperia Z1 on the same exact benchmark, which is interesting, seeing as how both phones have the same chipset and GPU.

In daily use, the Xiaomi Mi3 flies. The phone never lagged, no matter what I did with it. Admittedly, most of my work was not terribly demanding, but when it came time to play, it was a beautiful experience. I was able to play Smash Hit at the highest settings fluidly and smoothly for hours.


I did suffer one annoying glitch: Asphalt 8, a high-profile racing game that would have been a joy to play on the Xiaomi Mi3, simply would not start. I was able to navigate the menus, but as soon I was about to start racing, I’d get kicked out of the game. This was both consistent and annoying.

Another issue I experienced was while writing these very lines, after two weeks of using the device: I got a notification, but the screen would not turn on when I pressed the power button. I tried for several times, but ended up having to long-press the power button and forcibly reboot the device.

The MIUI Operating System: Android Reimagined

When phone makers customize Android, that is usually bad news. And make no mistake, MIUI is an extreme customization. Just like you can use an Amazon Kindle without realizing you’re using an Android-powered device, the same can be said about MIUI. But you know what? It’s not bad at all.

MIUI feels like it has more than a touch of iOS in it; it doesn’t seem like Xiaomi is afraid of a lawsuit. For starters, there’s the launcher: Unlike virtually every other Android homescreen app, there is no app drawer. You just have a series of home screens with app icons. Sounds familiar?


When you tap a folder, a smoothly, gorgeous zoom-in animation plays, and the folder pops into view with the rest of the launcher becoming blurry in the background. What a novel way to present a folder!

Swipe all the way to the left, and you’ll see a search prompt. That’s where the iOS illusion shatters: Tap it, and Google Now comes up… rather slowly, because it always has a delay when launching (even on the Nexus 5). That’s a pity, because this interface could really use instant find-as-you-type search for apps.


The Recent Apps switcher looks completely different from the stock Android one, too — but it’s not very similar to the iOS one, either. You don’t get any app thumbnails, just icons. There’s a large button for terminating all apps and clearing away memory, but I never felt a need for it. The notification slider looks different, too. But you can change up the aesthetics by launching the built-in theme store and downloading one of the many themes available. Some cost money, though.


MIUI includes some comfort features you will not find on stock Android. For one thing, it has built-in call recording — no third-party apps to fiddle with. It can put the phone into one of three performance modes, and there is a built-in Guest Mode that hides your calls, notes, pictures, messages, and launcher settings.


The ROM is not without its rough edges. Going into About Phone, I was met with a software update button — but tapping it simply kicked me out. The phone also couldn’t seem to make up its mind as to whether or not it was rooted — it wasn’t, but some apps claimed it was.

I could go on and on describing MIUI itself, but perhaps the most telling thing about this unique Android flavor is that Xiaomi has made it available for third-party devices at no cost. You can simply go to the official MIUI site and download the ROM for your current device. Xiaomi isn’t hoarding the fun — and this is one ROM you should try on for size.

The Camera

The Xiaomi Mi3 packs a 13-megapixel camera backed by a Sony Exmor sensor, with a bright f/2.2 lens and a dual LED flash. It is a good camera:


Sadly, the camera app is one of MIUI’s less reliable parts. For one thing, there is a setting that controls what the volume button does. A long press on the volume button can either trigger rapid-fire shooting, or it can autofocus the image. That’s the theory, at least: In practice, I was unable to make it autofocus – it would only trigger rapid shooting, no matter which setting I selected.

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The camera app’s built-in HDR feature was a happier surprise:


While HDR shots were not free of the typical camera blur (an unavoidable artifact of the technique), they were nice-looking, with natural tones.

The lack of a physical camera button came as a disappointment. You can launch the camera by swiping from MIUI’s custom lockscreen very quickly, though.

Serious Bang for The Buck


The Mi3 is not waterproof; it does not have a user-replaceable battery, and it has no physical shutter button. But it is an absolute beast in the specs department, features a gorgeous screen, and can shoot lovely photos. I could see myself using it on a regular basis — it’s just a good phone. For less than $450 (actually less than $400 in this particular eBay listing), the Xiaomi Mi3 offers excellent value for money. It may not be widely available in stores, but hunting for it online would be a good idea.

Our verdict of the Xiaomi Mi3:
MakeUseOf recommends: Buy it.
8 10

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  1. Anonymous
    November 12, 2015 at 5:49 am

    Hey, I like Xiaomi products a lot, such as the mobile and fitness band, here comes the Xiaomi Mi band 1S, and this new band come along with some improvments.

  2. Landam Naresh
    August 29, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Do you know that by using the Android device manager you can find your phone’s location if it’s stolen or lost. You can even make a call to your device even if the SIM card is replaced by a new one. You can lock your device remotely and wipe data on your device. I found this info here,

  3. vanda
    July 15, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Specs are great but the memory leaves me wanting more i use quite a lot of memory, music, comic books, manga, videos, ebooks, audio books not to mention games .... 16gb (probably a lot less that that with OS installs) wont cut it. Mi3 is out for me.

  4. Dwe Yulianto
    April 29, 2014 at 7:41 am

    wowww great.. going to the badroom and hope get it in my dream.. :D

  5. Ronnie
    April 18, 2014 at 6:57 am

    Get a Nexus 5 instead.

  6. Morrison
    April 12, 2014 at 7:00 am

    Hard call. Some hard -o-pass over specs, but some downsides also. Probably would get it.

  7. Peter H
    April 12, 2014 at 4:25 am

    For my money the Google Nexus brand works for me.

  8. Johnna Rhodus
    April 12, 2014 at 4:16 am

    It looks nice,I would give it a try!

  9. Luis Gabriel Homocianu
    April 11, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    I love t his phone, I would buy one.

  10. jamielee kimball
    April 11, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    I would definitely get it. Right now I have the LG G2, but this is more what I am looking for. The specs are truly there...also, the waterproof aspect is very desirable.

  11. Anna Marie Marigomen
    April 11, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    I would definitely buy a Xiaomi Mi3 for its specifications.

  12. Madhav Phophaliya
    April 11, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    still fingers crossed, hope to win

  13. Wei Lian L
    April 11, 2014 at 9:22 am

    I would consider buying if the specs are good. Have to read up more about it.

  14. Bakani Lebesani
    April 11, 2014 at 8:43 am

    man this phone is owsome the things it could do makes me crazy i need this phone if i had money like now i would be writting this comment from it

  15. Gheorghe T
    April 11, 2014 at 8:31 am

    Is a strong smartphone, the chinese people have to works for marketing branding their phones... xiaomi sounds poor.

  16. Bakani Lebesani
    April 11, 2014 at 8:28 am

    man this phone is owsome the things it could do makes me crazy i need this phone if i had money like now i would be writting this comment from it

  17. Terry D
    April 11, 2014 at 2:27 am

    I would have to compare price! My funds are limited! But it looks like it is worth it.

  18. Louis Smith
    April 10, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    The price is actually bearable so yes I would spend the money for the Xiaomi Mi3 over the Galaxy S5 but maybe not over the One M8.

  19. Stacey Brewer
    April 10, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    It's a toss-up. I have been very disappointed in battery life for many phones so I would like to see some more real world reviews of battery life.

  20. Jovan T.
    April 10, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    i would buy, because Xiaomi Mi3 of its specs, and its relatively low price...

  21. Rahul
    April 10, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    I would buy a Xiaomi Mi3 for its specifications. But I'll be more happy if i'm gifted by this giveaway..:)

  22. Florentin I
    April 10, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Really is a dilemma.

  23. Katherine
    April 10, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Not to be naive but can I enter by commenting? I want this phone so bad--I have been looking for a new phone and just completely changed my mind about what kind I want!!!!

  24. Arturo Ramirez
    April 10, 2014 at 8:07 am

    I'd buy one to try it out. Looks nice.

  25. tinatin
    April 10, 2014 at 7:12 am

    i absolutly would buy it,if i had money :))) !!!

  26. Mohammad Shazreen
    April 10, 2014 at 4:24 am

    I would buy it because of it's specs. 36k in Antutu, WOW.

  27. El C
    April 10, 2014 at 4:19 am

    I would buy it if I needed something like it.

  28. Nibin B
    April 10, 2014 at 3:36 am


  29. stacey dempsey
    April 10, 2014 at 2:27 am

    I would wait a bit and see if people keep saying it is as good as it sounds and then yes I would buy it from the specs , and hopefully by then the price would come down a bit too

  30. João Pedro
    April 9, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    I'd certainly buy Xiaomi Mi3 purely for its specifications!

  31. Adam
    April 9, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Not sure, I like the performance but its new on the scene so I think I would wait to see what drawbacks and problems others with more money find first.

  32. Joseph Lartey
    April 9, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Yep I would as you said it gives more bang for the buck

  33. Vc N
    April 9, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    The lack of a user replaceable battery is an issue with me, as is the lack of a shutter button, but given the specs over all and the price it's certainly worth a look.

  34. Wesley F
    April 9, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    I would choose a nice balance of price, UI, and performance. I like the similarity to iOS in the MI3.

  35. Savio
    April 9, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    I would actually rather buy the sony xperia z1 compact with that money!

  36. Duy Nguyen
    April 9, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    Yes, I would.

  37. Christopher H
    April 9, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    I could see myself buying the Mi3 as an upgrade - it's a nice phone, and it competes really nice with others out there.

  38. Ryan
    April 9, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    Honestly, I'd go with the Nexus 5 for most of the same specs and $100 cheaper

  39. Grigas S
    April 9, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    Yes, I would buy this phone.

  40. Ivan D
    April 9, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    I love miui! :=E

  41. Anuj S
    April 9, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Specs aren't really what I look for in a smartphone! I usually take a look at how fluid a smartphone works and how flexible it is. This though, seems right up my alley. I know it's not a reputed brand as yet, but it's worth trying. That's what I read in your review! :)

  42. Pete
    April 9, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Price is ok, but since I tend to stick with contracts, I'd probably go with the Sony or HTC instead, they may cost more to buy outright but on contract things aren't so different between tariffs, the build quality is really good ont both the Sony and HTC flagships, and the Sony's camera is really good.

  43. Faishal Akbar
    April 9, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Buy Xiaomi Mi3 for it's specifications :^)

    Win Me MUO :^)

  44. Erin W
    April 9, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    It looks pretty great, and I'm always looking for something new. I think I'd take a chance!

  45. Laraib
    April 9, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    jst falll in love wth this celll
    plzzz gve me
    i crazily need it bt cnt afford it

  46. Marko
    April 9, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    I would buy it if there is more of them in my country so I can test it and see if I like it, but anyway specifications and performance are impressive.

  47. Keith
    April 9, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Will be near the top of my list if I were to jump to Android:)

  48. GlobalNerds
    April 9, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Looks great, works nice, the price is a bit high.

  49. Laraib
    April 9, 2014 at 4:15 am

    wow soo muchhh awsme mobile
    jst want itt
    plzzzzzz gve me

  50. Harshith M
    April 8, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    I would really buy it for its Specs.. Its just very good..

  51. Hani
    April 8, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    I love the phone and I would buy the phone if someone give me money to buy it, because I don't have money to buy this phone, I have to use my money for my school ^^
    That's why I join this giveaway, I'm very want to get this phone, and I hope I win

  52. Gabriela
    April 8, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    Looks great, works nice, the price is ok.

  53. Madhav Phophaliya
    April 8, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Hope get selected

  54. R.A.Y
    April 8, 2014 at 8:59 am

    For the specification and the design and the packaging!

  55. Sam Nicko
    April 8, 2014 at 7:48 am

    According your review....YES! i would buy Xiamo Mi3!!

  56. Kim Carlo Cortez
    April 8, 2014 at 4:23 am

    I like this phone I am surely wanting to buy this phone..

  57. Phanein
    April 8, 2014 at 1:11 am

    I'd probably buy this or the new Oppo Find 7(b)

  58. Casey Wurster
    April 8, 2014 at 1:09 am

    I have never spent so much on a phone... I am a guilty shopper... If I did spend that amount of money on anything, I would feel bad, because I know there was probably something else I should have spent the money on... In all honesty, I doubt I would spend that amount on anything, let alone a phone... So I would probably spend it on something else.

  59. Brian Kautz
    April 7, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    If I didn't just get a HTC M8 I'd consider it

  60. Rory R
    April 7, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    I'd get it purely for its specs.

  61. Stoja T
    April 7, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    I would love to get it but I don't want to give a lot of money for mobile phone

  62. Mile Z
    April 7, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    I would buy it

  63. Nikola T
    April 7, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    I would like to get it as a gift. I don't have a lot of money for mobile phone

  64. Dragana T
    April 7, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    I would love to try it if it would be cheaper

  65. Ramona I
    April 7, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Is a good alternative for ultra expensives smartphones...

  66. Jonathan
    April 7, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    The specs are certainly compelling, but I would have to weigh other facts first.

  67. Sunsetsword
    April 7, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    While the Xiaomi seems like a quality phone based on this review, I don't think such an edge in a smartphone is really worth this pricepoint -- from any vendor. To me, tablets and workstations are where the power should come in, with comfort and simplicity for a smartphone.

  68. Joeri L
    April 7, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    It seems to be worth the money they're asking, although as commented in the review, it's a bit particularly similar to iOS in its looks. Anyhow I'd buy it!

  69. Endracion
    April 7, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    It looks like a BEAST for the money - great value!

  70. Kieran C
    April 7, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    The specs are good but I've used MIUI ROM before and that's a pretty good selling point on its own, is in some ways better than "vanilla" android.

  71. Joel Trinidad
    April 7, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    yeah! i want one please!

  72. herb
    April 7, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Would likely go elsewhere for my money, since they are an unknown to me.

  73. Laraib
    April 7, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    wnt to buy bt i cant afford
    plzzz choose me as a winner :(

  74. Kim Leong
    April 7, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    I'd certainly buy if I had the money. :)

  75. Robin
    April 7, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    I would have to try it before switching from iPhone

  76. Lucas Herr
    April 7, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    For the specs for sure

  77. Richard Bonifacio
    April 7, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    I like it, so I would probably buy it.

  78. anthony DePasquale
    April 7, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    The price is a bit high but I would consider it

  79. Kristine Bridget Rangel
    April 7, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    I'll buy if it is available here in the Philippines :D

  80. Georgiana
    April 7, 2014 at 7:56 am

    I dont think so, I have a classic phone that makes all money: Nokia!

  81. Popa B
    April 7, 2014 at 6:06 am

    Yes I would buy one!

  82. Ian Tong
    April 7, 2014 at 2:58 am

    With this spec I will buy it if i had the money

  83. James
    April 7, 2014 at 2:43 am

    the specs are quite cool

  84. Jack Q
    April 6, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    If I could afford it, I would by it, especially over iPhone.

  85. Alin D
    April 6, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    I'll buy if he can cover market demand

  86. DAN J
    April 6, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Sure, it has great specs. and the screen is clear & bright

  87. Ion
    April 6, 2014 at 9:01 am

    The (re) rise of chinese new technology? Maybe I try.

  88. Gaurav Bhargava
    April 6, 2014 at 3:33 am

    At that price, I would buy it.

  89. JD
    April 6, 2014 at 2:59 am

    Great price for the features, so I'd take one.

  90. Anne F
    April 5, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Love it! If I had the money I would buy it!

  91. nitin hassija
    April 5, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    With the specs offered I would definitely go for it.

  92. Adrian M
    April 5, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    Yes i would

  93. Adrian Catalin
    April 5, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    I would buy it. With a launcher or a custom ROM this phone will fly

  94. Costel
    April 5, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Worth the money, but irritates me that we need to have "chinese footprint" permanently.
    There may be reasons for this, but not excuses...

  95. Kathryn
    April 5, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Yes, I would consider buying it, looks like good value for the money.

  96. Orlando Benjamin E
    April 5, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    yes i would buy it. it looks like a really good phone overall. its android version looks really fun to use

  97. Michael B
    April 5, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    I'd probably take my money to Samsung or Oppo

  98. meryem
    April 5, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    I'd buy a nokia smartphone

  99. Rohail Shah
    April 5, 2014 at 5:29 am

    I'd buy the Xiaomi Mi3 for being creative enough to bring something new to the table, and at the same time being courageous enough to bring something familiar.

  100. Muhammad S
    April 5, 2014 at 4:41 am

    Yes! Its Awesome! :D

  101. rina
    April 5, 2014 at 2:30 am

    for the specs I would seriously consider buying one

  102. Joel
    April 4, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    I think this is a great quality phone, not exactly sold on the Rom though!

  103. Wes H
    April 4, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    I would buy an iphone instead. But of course i've never used this phone before so I might like it more. I'll tell you after I win ;)

  104. Dorothy H
    April 4, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    I'd stick with the top tier brand names.

  105. Laura
    April 4, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    I am not sure if I would buy a brand that is completely unknown to me, but it does look nice :)

  106. Kelvin
    April 4, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    I'll never buy a smartphone purely because of it's specifications. There're many more aspects to consider, like service support, availability, and reliability (which i think in my own perception is lacking with Chinese company). But with that kind of price, Xiaomi Mi3 is definitely a bang for your buck, but not my buck. LoL

  107. paulie
    April 4, 2014 at 10:57 am

    please take my money =)

  108. Taufik R
    April 4, 2014 at 10:28 am

    i'd buy one absolutely

  109. Laraib
    April 4, 2014 at 8:15 am

    irly love it bt cant afford it
    plzzzchoose me as a winner

  110. Jack
    April 4, 2014 at 5:44 am

    $450 for non-waterproof phone with no user-replaceable battery? No Thanks.

  111. Aaron
    April 4, 2014 at 3:51 am

    Probably elsewhere because I'm not a big MIUI fan.

  112. Carolyn Berg
    April 4, 2014 at 3:39 am

    I would buy it .

  113. Marc Isaac
    April 3, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    I would buy this phone based purely on specs. This is the most powerful device on the market, and it is over-layed with a beautiful version of android, that is clean and runs fast.

  114. Hazem E
    April 3, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    it seems to be a very good phone for this price

  115. jeff hirsch
    April 3, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    I think i would buy one

  116. Paskal
    April 3, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    Yes, this phone's spec is really worth the money spent :)

  117. Cátia Viegas
    April 3, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    I would definitely prefer this one to others, such as the Samsung Note

  118. Benjamin K
    April 3, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Probably would spend the extra for the Sony or get an LG G2 or Google Nexus 5

  119. Jo-anne P
    April 3, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    On first glance and not knowing the brand a resounding no but having seen it in action, the price tag and reading the full review and watching heck yes. I would put my money down on one as I totally trust and respect your reviews. Thanks for the input and the post.

  120. Serg
    April 3, 2014 at 6:47 pm


  121. Nirmal Shah
    April 3, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    I'd definitely go for Mi3 with my money instead of the overhyped Samsungs.

  122. rokas
    April 3, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Yes, I would buy this phone and android x ios felling is really cool

  123. Kieron Q
    April 3, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    The specs are good, would definitely consider

  124. Jobcel Isaac Gacura
    April 3, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    If the price is right, I'm always down for something unique, so if it was cheaper than another flagship I'd prefer, I'd get it.

  125. Harsh
    April 3, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    I would spend my money on other phone....for sure :)

  126. Alexander
    April 3, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    As I like apple better, I would, but not for my primary phone.

  127. Karl Dery
    April 3, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Undecided still, specs look great!

  128. Claribel
    April 3, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    Looks like an astonishing phone to have with you for a very long time. Doesn't look like the beat around the bush! I wouldn't mind giving i away, compared to my $40 phone.

  129. dan
    April 3, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Yes, as my secondary phone.

  130. Kshitiz
    April 3, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Yes, surely. Its an awesome phone. I will go for it.

  131. Enrique Herrera
    April 3, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    This little bad boy looking like a gaming console with cellular service! Count me in! =D

  132. Catherine M
    April 3, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Appears to be a good buy. If it comes to Canada I would surely consider purchasing it.

  133. Mohammad W
    April 3, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Yes, i would like to buy this smart phone if it comes in my budget.
    Thanks for giveaway, it would be better if i win here.

  134. Raja P
    April 3, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    I would buy it for its specs and low price.

  135. Philip Austin
    April 3, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    At Moment I Just Cannot afford a Smartphone

    So The Little Money i do have - i Must Shop Around First

    However That doesn't mean that i wouldn't consider this phone in future

  136. Al C
    April 3, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Would love to have the spare cash to buy this.

  137. Ray M
    April 3, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    While I like the phone, it wouldn't be a good value for me.

  138. Kin Song Chan
    April 3, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    Yes, I will buy MI3 -- not only for its specs, but also because it looks like a cool phone and none of my friends are using it yet -- which makes me cool! =)

  139. v
    April 3, 2014 at 1:13 pm


  140. nishant bhateja
    April 3, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    JUST at the right time! this phone is what i want in terms of not only specs, but goes with my budget too...would really really love to get this phone through here!! please give me this phone! please!!!!!!!!!! !!

  141. Anukul Sangwan
    April 3, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    The look and feel of the device is amazing, going with the perspective of the reviewer here as the pictures look amazing! And given the amazing specs and also the off the charts benchmark scores; the Xiaomi Mi3 is the perfect phone.

  142. John Vincent Pedregoza
    April 3, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    The specs, and its clean looks!

  143. Madhav Phophaliya
    April 3, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    I will surely go get it ofcourse if i have money, coz at that price it is one of the best smartphones out there in the market.
    Hope i win it from your site....

  144. Kamran H
    April 3, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Note III would be my choice. But an Mi3 for free, I wouldn't mind :D

  145. west
    April 3, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    not sure

  146. Miguel Almeida
    April 3, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Yes I would buy the MI3 for its specs!

  147. rollsappletree
    April 3, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    yes, i'll be very happy to have this phone in my hands :)

  148. ?????? ?
    April 3, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Good specs, good screen - i like it!

  149. Krzysztof K
    April 3, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    This is the way into the future!

  150. Martin
    April 3, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Yes, the specs and design are fantastic.

  151. Raazan M
    April 3, 2014 at 11:31 am

    This is the 2nd best phone after S5 and is value for money.

  152. Urko P
    April 3, 2014 at 8:42 am

    I like it. The iOS-esque apps screen is awesome. Factor in the specs and the fact that Xiaomi is practically a household name in China known for making high quality products and selling them for good prices -- Yea, I'd buy it.

  153. AlSam
    April 3, 2014 at 4:31 am

    Yes, seems like a great piece of hardware.

  154. Sandra Brower
    April 3, 2014 at 2:36 am

    I am shopping for a new smartphone and will consider this one.

  155. Carol O
    April 3, 2014 at 12:41 am

    I would consider this phone if I had the money to buy it. Have never used a smartphone so have nothing to compare it with. Thank you for your great contests!!

  156. James Kraft
    April 3, 2014 at 12:38 am

    It looks really solid to me...I would buy it.

  157. Francis S
    April 2, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    specs are comparable to most, but with a better price tag. I like the plain hard lines of the phone with now uneeded rounding or curves. so I guess the answer is yet, i would spend that for the hardware specs...

  158. Bill Fleet
    April 2, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    this seems like a killer phone. Does it actually have the bandwidth to kill people?

  159. Taye A
    April 2, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    yes i will buy totally worth the money.

  160. Grecu Gabriel
    April 2, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Yes i would buy

  161. Sunil Meka
    April 2, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Definitely buy this phone for the specs and the value for money.

  162. Julie Link
    April 2, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    I may buy it - it definitely looks like it 's worth it.

  163. Piyushrungta25
    April 2, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Of course i would buy purely for its much at such a price...

  164. Reds1949
    April 2, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    It sounds like it would be fun to use with the specs given.

  165. Howell Lee
    April 2, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    I would definitely consider buying this phone.

  166. Eugenie W
    April 2, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    This phone sounds like a good buy for the money. I would get it.

  167. Anthony
    April 2, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Of course I would. Looks real chic!

  168. svetlana L
    April 2, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    I'd buy it.. I love to try smth new :)

  169. Harry M
    April 2, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    I doubt I'd buy it purely on specs.

  170. Mike K
    April 2, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    I would totally buy it since I have held in my hands the Red Rice device and felt a great mobile phone I am guessing the Mi3 is totally worth its money!!!

  171. Ramamoorthy R
    April 2, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    surely its worth for money !

  172. Joshua
    April 2, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    i'll buy it, just to try something new

  173. Christian
    April 2, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    Right now, I would be content if my Razr Maxx did not require a daily clearing of the cache partition. This looks like several steps forward. I would be intersted in knowing how the battery life stacks up to its competitors.

  174. Simone M
    April 2, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    great specifications, I might buy it

  175. Rajnish
    April 2, 2014 at 11:33 am

    i will buy it

  176. Ivan W
    April 2, 2014 at 11:24 am

    I would buy Xiami.

  177. Narcis G
    April 2, 2014 at 10:34 am

    I would love to buy... looks very nice.

  178. Mark D
    April 2, 2014 at 8:14 am

    It's specs are there. I wouldn't count it out.

  179. Mike Brownlow
    April 2, 2014 at 5:40 am

    I would very seriously consider purchasing this phone, but I've also been extremely interested in the Sony phones. So I'm not positive on what I would do.

  180. Jim Wood
    April 2, 2014 at 5:35 am

    I'd buy it. It's got it ,but not all of it!

  181. Gopal
    April 2, 2014 at 5:33 am

    Surely it's the best phone available at this price...
    MIUI is the best thing on the phone...

  182. Marco
    April 2, 2014 at 4:30 am

    its too awesome for $450 so its a big yes

  183. Ahmed Zabarah
    April 2, 2014 at 4:00 am

    I'd buy the xiaomi mi3 any time if i had the money. The specifications are high end and miui is my favorite ROM out there

  184. Rafael Noboa y Rivera
    April 2, 2014 at 3:57 am

    The Mi3 seems to be great value for the money. Based on the specifications, I'd buy it.

  185. Marco Pulido
    April 2, 2014 at 3:41 am

    Its better than whative had so far so, yeah :)

  186. bruce
    April 2, 2014 at 3:10 am

    yes I would buy

  187. dwi
    April 2, 2014 at 2:49 am

    Great gradget with nice price, i would buy iy

  188. Paul W
    April 2, 2014 at 12:35 am

    Elsewhere, sticking to Nexus

  189. Marcelo
    April 2, 2014 at 12:12 am

    Definitely want it!

  190. Ramon Rojas
    April 2, 2014 at 12:00 am

    I might purchase this one based on it's specs, after comparing it with others good smartphone. It looks great!

  191. Alex
    April 1, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    As for me I would buy this smartphone. It's cool)

  192. Muhammad Hadi N
    April 1, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    I will buy it. But for this time, I prefer to use Lumia. Maybe I will make it as a gift.

  193. Zero
    April 1, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    I'll try MIUI first.

  194. Michael
    April 1, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    Honestly, I would consider buying it for the impressive specs for that price. I also really like the simple, boxy design!

  195. saul sanchez
    April 1, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    Hell yeah.

  196. Mark Hansen
    April 1, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    That is a sexy piece of tech. Way out of my budget, which I suppose only increases it's attractiveness to me, darn irony :). At least I assume it's out of my budget as it's not yet available in Denmark, and after danish taxes and whatnot by importing it would probably be about $630.

    I'd definitely buy it though. Being on the look-out for the right smartphone for me, it seems this could just be it. It has the same amount of RAM as my desktop gaming computer (which, granted, is about 8 years old).
    Anyway, that screen comparison photo in the review simply astonished me. Quite amazing, especially considering the price differences.

    I'd do a Homer drool, but I'm afraid my drool would be filled with motivation to steal it, that it'd travel to wherever you keep it, crawl (swim?) into the phone and ruin it. And I wouldn't want that. But I promise you I'm drooling on the inside (woah, this comment went in a weird direction :).

  197. Chris
    April 1, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    I would buy the Mi3 because of the overall user experience, not just the awesome specifications.

  198. John D
    April 1, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    would like to buy

  199. Jim Alix
    April 1, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    Probably buy for the specs, 'specially for the screen.

  200. Nat
    April 1, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    I'd get the Mi3 for sure, take my money!

  201. Dany B
    April 1, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    I would buy it for specs and then reconfig it the way I really want it.

  202. Angela
    April 1, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    Yes. Definitely. Don't care about brand as long as there is quality or flexibility.

  203. diane
    April 1, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    need to upgrade YES YES YES

  204. Arup
    April 1, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Yes, I would definitely want it for its specification..

  205. Swapnil Bhujbal
    April 1, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    I don't care about brand name, what I care about is the specification and build quality and this is really good one with awesome design and low price.

  206. Andrea Beneventi
    April 1, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    I yet bought Oppo Find 5, because of specs.. I would buy Xaiomi too, if it was available in Italy

  207. I Wayan Krishna Candra
    April 1, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    I've heard about this phone from my friend and he's so excited about it. I think this article reflects that excitement too. And judging by its specs and its price, if I had the money, I would consider buying this phone.

  208. Damien C
    April 1, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    I would love to buy

  209. Denis K
    April 1, 2014 at 7:17 pm


  210. Sam K
    April 1, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    I think I'll buy it. Specs are impressive.

  211. Gord M
    April 1, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    I would buy it just for the specs alone.

  212. Milinda A
    April 1, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    It's good. I will.

  213. Louis C
    April 1, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    The phone is very nice, but I would buy an iPhone, if I had the money !!!

  214. Kurt
    April 1, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Good combination of price and style with great pecs.

  215. Dave Atkins
    April 1, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    This phone is simply amazing! I'm saving up for the Snapdragon version as I had the Tegra 4 version before but unfortunately lost it and I want the 3g connectivity. The specs are beefy, it looks gorgeous and it has HANDS DOWN one of the best user interfaces I have ever seen (MIUI).

    I would get it partly because of the amazing specs but also for the UI and features in general, sublime phone!

  216. D-J Russell
    April 1, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    Would definitely consider it, as it looks like a good phone but I'm leaning towards the Xperia Z2 at the moment.

  217. Denise M
    April 1, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    It's a good phone, but there are other decent phones in my price range I'd have to go with.

  218. Sacha Obado
    April 1, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    I would buy the Xiamoi Mi3 purely for its specs and performance. It is such a powerhorse that many would consider an underdog.

  219. James D
    April 1, 2014 at 3:10 pm


  220. Mai T
    April 1, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    I think the Xiaomi Mi3's specs offer excellent value for 450$.

  221. Jon G
    April 1, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    I'd certainly consider it - but I'd need to know what its battery life is like. I've had enough of having to charge a phone (HTC One) more than once a day if the device from which I run my business isn't to run out on me.

  222. Jianfeng
    April 1, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Already put it in my eBay cart :)

  223. Wippy Zulkarnain
    April 1, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    honestly i would buy a nexus 5 instead

  224. zaid Merchant
    April 1, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Awesome Phone!!!
    want to win!!!

  225. Carsten F
    April 1, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    I think I will not buy it.

  226. Tejash C
    April 1, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    The phone is good enough to buy!

  227. Elinor Semira
    April 1, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Definitely a must-buy as the features suits me well.

  228. Cass
    April 1, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Its definitely worth a buy!

  229. Tate S
    April 1, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Nexus 5 would be better

  230. achim welker
    April 1, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    I would walk to the end of the world to get one - and I would pay for it. It's just an amazing device and I love XiaoMi

  231. jlp
    April 1, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    It seems it would be worth trying.

  232. Filip V
    April 1, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Yes, I’d buy it

  233. Deepak Singh Jadon
    April 1, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Nice Phone

  234. Rory
    April 1, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Nice phone and specs, but no user replaceable battery is a bad idea

  235. filip maria
    April 1, 2014 at 1:14 pm


  236. Hitesh R
    April 1, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    hey this phone is free? ? ? this phone is free so please give me i have no any phone please plz won me :( my mom and dad was nothing to buy any
    phone i mean nothing to buy anythin for me

  237. Mihir C
    April 1, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    A definite buy for me if I manage to gather that amount!

  238. Linda Short
    April 1, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    I don't think i would buy it but i would love to win it.

  239. Bhushan Nagpure
    April 1, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Yes, I'd buy it

  240. filip adrian
    April 1, 2014 at 12:45 pm


  241. Laraib
    April 1, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    plzzzz choose me as a winner...i rly wnt it bt cnt afford

  242. dewey1973
    April 1, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    I still don't think I would buy one. I'd rather have the Nexus 5.

  243. John
    April 1, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Definitely, it's a nice phone. I like Miui, actually!

  244. Jamie H
    April 1, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    I would consider buying it at this price point.

  245. Zafar
    April 1, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Excellent specs, I would buy it instead of the competitors' phones.

  246. Wasim
    April 1, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Specification looks good , specially CPU and graphic. and price point is also good. Can buy this amazing device , if available in my city

  247. Paul
    April 1, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I would consider buying it, but would use it definitely if won.

  248. Joseph
    April 1, 2014 at 11:55 am

    i would especially because of the price, it blows the competition out of the water

  249. Nicholas S
    April 1, 2014 at 11:51 am

    I'd certainly buy it since it's much cheaper than the competition.

  250. diane
    April 1, 2014 at 11:47 am

    yes - simple as that

  251. Nguyen H
    April 1, 2014 at 11:28 am

    I think I'm better off with a Nexus 5.

  252. Herin D
    April 1, 2014 at 11:21 am

    I would give this one a try cos em getting the best performing phone with a low price tag. :)

  253. Alexander
    April 1, 2014 at 11:13 am

    With it's high end specs and very competitive price it is a very attractive phone that I would definitely consider buying.
    Tried a MIUI based ROM on my rooted phone and liked it.
    A bit concerned about those glitches though, shows the OS has some bugs.

  254. Beh H
    April 1, 2014 at 11:06 am

    Yes, I will buy it!

  255. Athena
    April 1, 2014 at 11:03 am

    I might give it a try for that price.

  256. Navanski
    April 1, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Only the OS would dissuade me from buying this phone. I assume you could just lay a launcher like Nova over the top of it to bring it back to normal. That means it's a yes.

  257. Cristina Mocanu
    April 1, 2014 at 10:26 am

    It's a very nice phone, I would buy it but for less. Xiaomi is heading in the right direction!

  258. Artis
    April 1, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Elswhere with my money

  259. Phillip
    April 1, 2014 at 10:06 am

    I would buy it based on its spec but would buy it from some place with a good return policy.

  260. Jorge
    April 1, 2014 at 10:05 am

    I would buy this phone, but it is still pricey.

  261. Alfred Chan
    April 1, 2014 at 9:33 am

    Yes, I would get this. :)

  262. V???? K
    April 1, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Yes i will buy it considering the specs.

  263. Giuseppe P
    April 1, 2014 at 9:30 am

    It's a great smartphone but probably I would not buy it until my own is alive

  264. Moyzie M
    April 1, 2014 at 9:26 am

    i would buy it, struggling to find one in UK for a decent price though

  265. Ferdinan S
    April 1, 2014 at 8:36 am

    I like to buy it, the design in lightly even compare to sony, it's more nice and elegant, the camera 13 Mpix is also the best in its class i think.

  266. Mohammed Yisa
    April 1, 2014 at 8:32 am

    Definitely worth having.

  267. ht
    April 1, 2014 at 8:30 am

    best value phone. will buy one

  268. Hannafi Bin Husaini
    April 1, 2014 at 8:20 am

    Yes I would get this phone. It controls almost exactly like any IOS but is run by Android. But first I would a couple more months so that the updates are pretty much all good

  269. Prabhath K
    April 1, 2014 at 8:16 am

    Yes will buy.
    Its a great mobile

  270. Igor S
    April 1, 2014 at 7:59 am

    I would buy it.

  271. Christian A
    April 1, 2014 at 7:33 am

    I might purchase this one based on it's specs. I've been looking this brand and unit on a local stores here but currently it's not yet available. And i'm familiar with the interface of the XIAOMI because i'm using the MIUI Home launcher on my android phone so somehow hey look the same. ;)

  272. Bhavesh Mehta
    April 1, 2014 at 7:27 am

    The specifications are totally awesome!! This seems to be the best bang for the buck. I would definitely like to buy it. One thing it should have as an extra is a slot of external SD card though..

  273. Irving R
    April 1, 2014 at 7:21 am

    Maybe I will buy it.

  274. Igor B
    April 1, 2014 at 7:21 am

    I like it very much, I'd go for nexus 5 maybe

  275. nachiketa
    April 1, 2014 at 7:18 am

    Yes will buy. Its a great mobile

  276. Ketha R
    April 1, 2014 at 7:02 am

    yes, i will buy it

  277. Dulf A
    April 1, 2014 at 7:01 am

    I would buy it.

  278. maria
    April 1, 2014 at 6:58 am

    yes please !

  279. Laraib
    April 1, 2014 at 6:57 am

    i love it bt i cnt afford it...plz plz plzzzzzzzzzz gve it to me some how :(

  280. Laraib
    April 1, 2014 at 6:48 am

    I would exactly love this phone! I think it appears to be the best bang for the buck based on this review. I hope that it starts getting more publicity here and maybe this site will be the beginning. :)

  281. Alex D
    April 1, 2014 at 6:46 am

    I would go with the phone with the best chance for android updates.

  282. antonella togato
    April 1, 2014 at 6:44 am

    I love it!

  283. Sameer Manas
    April 1, 2014 at 6:36 am

    The specification are awesome. I would definitely love to have it :)

  284. SK Tan
    April 1, 2014 at 6:27 am

    Yes. but it would be better if it has external sd card support.

  285. Franz Iulian
    April 1, 2014 at 6:25 am


  286. Milos D
    April 1, 2014 at 6:21 am

    No just for specs, I would think about other phones.

  287. Lucian Cornea
    April 1, 2014 at 6:19 am

    I would buy it, it’s a very competitive phone

  288. Vic L
    April 1, 2014 at 6:14 am

    I sure I will buy it!

  289. Stephanie S
    April 1, 2014 at 6:11 am

    I would love this phone! I think it appears to be the best bang for the buck based on this review. I hope that it starts getting more publicity here and maybe this site will be the beginning.

  290. kvothe
    April 1, 2014 at 5:56 am

    Like the M3, and I'm curious about MIUI 5. But I have an upgrade available on AT&T, and it might be a better deal to grab the HTC One M8 for $200.

  291. Stan P
    April 1, 2014 at 5:46 am

    I love it! Great looking phone and specs. Still i would sleep better knowing my hard earned money have been invested in a HTC or Samsung.

  292. Haley Q
    April 1, 2014 at 5:45 am

    I would buy purely for its specs. (: Considering the fact that the specs is on par with most of the phones that are more expensive than this, why not give it a shot? :D

  293. Raul Jara
    April 1, 2014 at 5:35 am

    I would buy it, it's a very competitive phone

  294. Adly A
    April 1, 2014 at 5:22 am

    Buy it!

  295. Aditya R
    April 1, 2014 at 5:21 am

    i would buy it

  296. rkGupta
    April 1, 2014 at 5:17 am


  297. Ionut B
    April 1, 2014 at 5:17 am

    I would buy it, for sure

  298. Priyanka
    April 1, 2014 at 5:08 am

    I loved the phone and would love to buy it!!

  299. Junil M
    April 1, 2014 at 4:55 am

    I might buy it, but i still think it shouldn't look like iOS.

  300. Kunal D
    April 1, 2014 at 4:36 am

    I would buy it

  301. Joseph J. Pollock
    April 1, 2014 at 4:34 am

    It's really cool, but I'd go with a more popular brand if I was paying for it.

  302. Sagar S
    April 1, 2014 at 4:23 am

    Good Specs At a Good Price
    It Really A God Buy

  303. Paul Q
    April 1, 2014 at 4:22 am

    I think it is still too much of an unknown quantity at this point for me to shell out almost $500.

  304. Lolita Bouyer
    April 1, 2014 at 4:16 am

    I would consider buying the Mi3 if I could afford it.

  305. Edmund S
    April 1, 2014 at 4:08 am

    I would definitely buy one if I had spare money.

  306. Sufyan
    April 1, 2014 at 3:57 am

    I think it's an awesome phone I would totally buy it for about 300$

  307. Peter N
    April 1, 2014 at 3:37 am

    I'd go for something subsidized by my carrier, for similar specs for less (but w/ a contract)...

  308. Raavi
    April 1, 2014 at 3:27 am

    Looks like an awesome phone based on this review.

  309. Alexander G
    April 1, 2014 at 3:26 am

    I like a Xiaomi Mi3!

  310. Teresa Z
    April 1, 2014 at 3:19 am

    I would consider this purchase. It looks clear and easy to navigate. I like being different and showing off new gadgets.

  311. pavan
    April 1, 2014 at 3:19 am

    definitely consider buying it......its sounds promising

  312. Innkeeper
    April 1, 2014 at 3:12 am

    If it was in my budget range yes it would be a serious contender.

  313. Andrew
    April 1, 2014 at 3:10 am

    I don't think that I'd buy the Mi3 myself

  314. Nate
    April 1, 2014 at 2:57 am

    I'd buy that for a dollar.

  315. Zeze Lazo
    April 1, 2014 at 2:35 am

    i Like the specification but what i really like is the rom!!

  316. Al Chou
    April 1, 2014 at 2:26 am

    If I had disposable income, yes.

  317. Cris
    April 1, 2014 at 2:19 am

    Given the specs..I would certainly consider buying it..

  318. Shar P
    April 1, 2014 at 2:17 am

    I think I would wait for some more reviews

  319. Michael D
    April 1, 2014 at 2:16 am

    Compare the specs and the costs.

  320. Linda
    April 1, 2014 at 2:15 am

    I am way behind the times in the phone department. I use a prepaid phone with very few features, and I have felt perfectly happy. If I want to use an app, I have my iPod Touch. Nothing more needed, right? However, based on this review, this is the first phone that I am actually becoming excited about, and based on your recommendation, I would actually investigate further, and possibly buy, but I'd rather win this one!

  321. Crystal M
    April 1, 2014 at 1:57 am

    I would go for it. Someone has to try them out!

  322. Pia H
    April 1, 2014 at 1:43 am

    I'd definitely look at other options but hey, I don't need much.

  323. Gilmertz G
    April 1, 2014 at 1:37 am

    I would like it to have an micro SD slot for more storage, but I'd still buy it.

  324. Arie W
    April 1, 2014 at 1:31 am

    hmm... maybe

  325. Ghassan A
    April 1, 2014 at 1:29 am

    I would buy it if I saw this review because it is so fabulous

  326. Mario Banks
    April 1, 2014 at 1:12 am

    I would prefer a phone with a larger screen. Although the Xiaomi Mi3 is good for it's price.

  327. Rorie
    April 1, 2014 at 1:07 am

    I have the xiaomi MI2, awesome phone, you will find a bug every now and again.
    that said they do fix it all pretty quickly.
    If anyone needs help getting a xiaomi I'm british and live in China so can help you if you like.

  328. Sheepy
    April 1, 2014 at 1:00 am

    Pretty nifty, but I'd spend on a known brand, first

  329. Brent
    April 1, 2014 at 12:57 am

    I would be reluctant to buy a Chinese branded device. No SD slot is a deal breaker as well.

  330. Boris
    April 1, 2014 at 12:51 am

    I don't really know this brand, I would go for a Nexus instead.

  331. Susan Jordan
    April 1, 2014 at 12:48 am

    I might buy, but would have to weigh the savings carefully against more proven phones! Sounds like a good one, though!

  332. Trung Nguyen
    April 1, 2014 at 12:37 am

    I'd probably go for it.

  333. sun
    April 1, 2014 at 12:34 am

    I'll have to look at other phones. I like getting the latest android updates. If I win it though that would be another story.

  334. Tom W
    April 1, 2014 at 12:33 am

    I wouldn't buy it just for the specs. There's several things that it lacks, to be honest, such as an SD card slot. I also don't think that I would get along very well without an app draw, which has always felt a lot more organised than the "throw the apps at the screen and see where they land" style that iOS has.

  335. Mac Christensen
    April 1, 2014 at 12:32 am

    Looks like it would run the big games, so I'd take it for the specs and the cost.

  336. doe smith
    April 1, 2014 at 12:32 am

    Specs are sweet. Like the price. Not sure it beats the Nexus 5 in updates but I wouldn't turn a blind eye to owning one.

  337. Steve G
    April 1, 2014 at 12:25 am

    Yes, I'd buy it. Looks speedy, and I hate phone lag.

  338. Ngakan A
    April 1, 2014 at 12:24 am

    I would of course, i think this phone is trying to create something different

  339. Bienvenido C. Masaluñga Jr.
    April 1, 2014 at 12:11 am

    OMG, when I watch the review, I just said that wow, I want this. Especially when you open apps on a certain folder and YES, I will not hesitate to buy it if I have money. Hoping in this one. ?

  340. 5lita5
    April 1, 2014 at 12:08 am

    I've had experience with Chinese-made copycat devices before and I'm hesitant to say I'd buy this. I've had tablets that worked great and then died and there was nothing to do but toss it because it had no warranty past 90 days PLUS contact information was VERY sketchy. I would hope that Xiaomi has good contact info and decent warranties.

  341. Jarred S
    March 31, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    I would definitely consider buying this phone, though I don't know if I would like the stock launcher however

  342. Brady W
    March 31, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    I would get it if I had the money for a smartphone.

  343. Todd W.
    March 31, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    I would buy it for the specs.

  344. ira
    March 31, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    High-end phone from a little known brand. Given the steep price, I'd have to think twice. I might as well look at other brands in the same price range.

  345. Daria Winker
    March 31, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    If I could get a good deal, I would get this phone

  346. john gibson
    March 31, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    No way. Same reason I wouldn't buy an EyeCrapPhone - no expandability (SD card), and no removable battery.

  347. Chris R
    March 31, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    If I had the money, yes.

  348. Larry
    March 31, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    It would require some serious thought as a user replaceable battery is really nice, as is an SD card.

  349. Sergei
    March 31, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Good specs. I would buy it.

  350. Julian
    March 31, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    With the Nexus 5 available, it would be very difficult to go with anything else. I can say, however, that this phone is very appealing and I am quite impressed with what it offers. Perhaps if/when the Nexus line stops rolling out, this would be an undeniably great option for an off-contract phone purchase. At least for now, it is a very good option.

  351. Jayendran
    March 31, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    I'd buy the soon to be released OnePlus One. Much better value for money.

  352. Darlene W
    March 31, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Go for something else probable.

  353. Mark M
    March 31, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    For the screen specs and the camera I would buy this...(even with the apparent lack of dev support & no expandable memory slots)'s the pricing, seems to be good "bang for the buck"

  354. Laura A
    March 31, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    Yes I would buy it.

  355. Peter Henry
    March 31, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    This is an incredible phone and gets my vote.

  356. Youssef B
    March 31, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    i would give it a try

  357. Doris Gardner
    March 31, 2014 at 9:27 pm


  358. Jimmy Naidoo
    March 31, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Would definitely consider.

  359. Alessio A
    March 31, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    yeah! I would buy one for sure. Quality and price seem very good :D

  360. Daniel
    March 31, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    I still like the iPhone

  361. troy
    March 31, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Yes I would buy it. I have used MIUI roms on my Jiayu and really like them. I think Xiaomi is the Chinese company best suited to make an impact in the West. Anyone who has a chance to use their phones will no longer have doubts about buying a Chinese phone.

  362. David C.
    March 31, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    I would buy one for sure.Quality and price seem very good.

  363. CTandon
    March 31, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Id get this for the specs.. but unreliable brand name...

  364. Dave W
    March 31, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    No, lack of external SD card slot is a deal breaker for me. I would be more inclined to go for the Samsung Galaxy S5.

  365. J.
    March 31, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    I would not buy this for the lack of developing support.

  366. Dan D
    March 31, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    Yes, I'm sort of getting tried of my iphone struggling to load my apps for some odd reason. If the Xiaomi Mi3 is capable of getting rid of that lag, I would probably be able to use my smartphone for more extensive work at work.

  367. Cassie S
    March 31, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Looks pretty solid, I'd at least put it in the running.

  368. Sarat C
    March 31, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Sure, although I might still go for a Nexus 5 instead.

  369. Dennis Dubs
    March 31, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    I do not know, I would have to read a lot more about it but I can say for sure if I got one for free, I would use it WINK WINK!

  370. Louis Chen
    March 31, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    I'd probably get a Nexus instead, since I'm biased.

    • Kannon Y
      March 31, 2014 at 9:03 pm

      Nexus series phones get 18-months of device updates. Most companies don't provide ONE month of updates. And the fan support for Nexus devices overwhelms competitors. The photosphere (which is really just a wide angle camera, post-processing) alone makes its 8MP shooter leagues ahead of competitors. However, HOLY MOLY the Xiomi mi3 looks like an amazing device by any metric. I'd be hard pressed to choose between the two.

  371. Va D
    March 31, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    I think I would be willing to give it a try given what I read. The price is nice for what is being offered and the cons aren't too bad.

  372. Steven C
    March 31, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Go elsewhere with my money

  373. John Wilimczyk
    March 31, 2014 at 8:36 pm


  374. Jared
    March 31, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    This looks like a viable contender in the space. To me, the more competition the better options consumers will have.

  375. Dmitriy S
    March 31, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    Maybe :)

  376. Adrian0E
    March 31, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Although interesting, I'd probably go with the LG G2. I like more the front of the G2, with no physical buttons.

  377. Iulian Bisca
    March 31, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    My money would go on Xperia Z2, but i am willing to give Xiaomi Mi3 a try. Thanx.

  378. Jonathan S
    March 31, 2014 at 8:11 pm


  379. Gabriel Balas-Baconschi
    March 31, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    I like very much the specs of this beauty. I want to have one and probably would buy it.

  380. Rick
    March 31, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    I would wait until the price comes down, especially since it is a brand I have not heard of before. Not being waterproof could be a downfall, but overall it would be nice to win.

  381. Dan K
    March 31, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    I really like it, and definetly i will buy it over a Oppo N1, but there is other mobiles, with cheaper price and similar caracteristics that i can buy and save money

  382. Keith W
    March 31, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    It's a nice spec but I think I'd go with the Nexus if I had to spend my own money on a new phone.

  383. Ken Xia
    March 31, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Don't know. Must see and hold the phone myself.

  384. Victor Obizuyk
    March 31, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Good device, i could think buy it.

  385. Mukola Obizuyk
    March 31, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    good shape, great specs, but will have to see it

  386. Ilia
    March 31, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    Good device, i could think buy it.

  387. Bill
    March 31, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    maybe. Needs more research.

  388. David S. de Lis
    March 31, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    The specs are awesome and the value is really interesting. I still think I'd go for the 2K Oppo Find 7, but I had my eyes set in Xiaomi even before Hugo went over there, so yes, I would consider this phone!

  389. Dario
    March 31, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Kept waiting for this phone but have no way to buy it since I'm a student and actually don't have lots of money, hope I can win this time

  390. Daniel Koh
    March 31, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    Much cheaper than other flagships and looks and performs fantastically, but I might choose the Nexus 5 over it for similar specs, even lower pricing, and quick android updates. Tough choice between the MI3 and the Nexus 5.

  391. Alan Long
    March 31, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    What's good enough for makeuseof is good enough for me! Adding the mi3 to my wish list.

  392. Ryan
    March 31, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Surely if i had the cash, i would go for it, rather than a more expensive Note 3, or Xperia Z !

  393. Alberto Garcia
    March 31, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    good shape, great specs, but will have to see it

  394. Carol C
    March 31, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    I'm thinking that for the price & screen size I would be very tempted. Camera quality isn't that important to me - I have other options available to me that are fantastic quality.

  395. Jono M
    March 31, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    i would want to actually see and hold the deice first but yeah on specs looks great id buy

  396. Daniel V
    March 31, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    I would buy it mainly for the specs, but not just for that. The camera and price point are great as well, so it is overall an amazing phone for the price.

  397. Daniel T
    March 31, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Why not?

  398. ProfessAndObey
    March 31, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    I would consider it for Hugo Barra, but prefer stock Android.

  399. Antonio I
    March 31, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    no..too much expensive...I never seen a phone of this brand and don't trust it for now...but specs are really awesome

  400. Vitaliy P
    March 31, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Not sure.

  401. Bjørnar B
    March 31, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    i like my sony experia Z!, but if i win this i sure give it a try

  402. Hisham S
    March 31, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    It looks gorgeous

  403. Nancy M
    March 31, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Not sure. I tend to buy brand names.

  404. Mandip D
    March 31, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    I like it so i might give it a try!

  405. Ahmad Hasan
    March 31, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    I would do a considerable research first. If there is a good hacking and support community, I'd go for it...

  406. Ajith Sen
    March 31, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    Most probably, yes.

  407. Zivar R
    March 31, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    omg it looks awesome and it has some great specs , yeh I would consider buying it

  408. Lokesh Chhabra
    March 31, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    Specs seems great... can go for it

  409. Jurmy C
    March 31, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    maybe I would buy it I really do not know.

  410. Dharmesh K
    March 31, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    I have liked it's camera clarity it's awesome.
    I will defiantly win one
    I every time enter in giveaway but all time I am getting failure why is it so

  411. Blessed T
    March 31, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Not sure, will have to see it

  412. Brenda P
    March 31, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    I'd want to try it out before buying it first.

  413. Isaac C
    March 31, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    I am still prefer Nexus 5

  414. Elizabeth K
    March 31, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    I would consider buying this phone, the price is right for what you get

  415. Debbie Bashford
    March 31, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    I would not spend that amount of money on a ant type of phone, so no.

  416. Tina F
    March 31, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    not sure I would have to check nit out personally It does sound like a good price

  417. moorandro
    March 31, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    The outlook is perfect, specs are better :D would...

  418. Vipul J
    March 31, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    Is that benchmark score for real? :o

  419. Pravas Kumar
    March 31, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    I'm open to the camera is excellent apart from other hardware standard.I'll put my money on this.

    March 31, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    I need that, but I dont much money

  421. Giancarlo Pena Cavallini
    March 31, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    I like how it doesn't focus on the brand as much as the other phones. It's nice and simple.

  422. Div M
    March 31, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    I'd not buy a phone purely for its specs... Xiaomi included. I'd buy it for its looks and usability.

  423. robert
    March 31, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    yes I would by one

  424. Reynolds Williams
    March 31, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    If I didn't already have a note 3, if definitely consider it.

  425. Paul Y
    March 31, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    I'd like some reassurances that customers in the west would have access to accessible customer support before committing to what appears to be an awesome phone.

  426. P Beneban S
    March 31, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    I'll buy not only for specs but for the performance too

  427. David
    March 31, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    I would probably go with a Nexus 5. I know it is not in the same size category, but given the shortcomings with the camera, it would be a better experience.

  428. Ismail
    March 31, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    would buy it!

  429. Daniel
    March 31, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    I would totally buy one. Chinese manufacturers are really catching up in terms of specs and build quality as well.

  430. Roman V
    March 31, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    It depends on the specifications of other phones to choose from, but... I would definitely buy it,... if I coud... and there is no way a I could win MI3 :)

  431. Shashank Kadia
    March 31, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    I find Xiaomi Mi3 worth of its price and I would surely buy one if I have that much money.

  432. David Rolfe
    March 31, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    Like others, it is not a brand I have heard of before, but the spec. sounds good, and if the price was right I would certainly consider buying one!

  433. Victor O
    March 31, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    This devices is a solid, relatively cheap alternative to other smartphones. Yes, it does have its quirks, but it is still a solid phone. If I had the money for a new phone, this phone would be very high on my list of candidates.

  434. Bill M
    March 31, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    I would buy it for the specs.

  435. Clayton
    March 31, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Really like the Xperia Z1, minus the price tag. The Xiaomi Mi3 seems to be exactly what I am looking for at a great price. With a little more research into Xiaomi I could easily buy Mi3!

  436. Kelly M
    March 31, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    I might buy this, love the specs and camera!

  437. wil
    March 31, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    yes definitely

  438. Wessie E
    March 31, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    I would totally buy one, I love the look and the specs of the device! Do I have the money? nope, but if I did I would totally do it.

  439. Madhu Prashanth
    March 31, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    Ofcourse, we would buy it for its hig specifications and mainly for it's performance which had toped the chart in Benchmarks results.
    it would be better if waterproof and replaceable battery for it .. but as you mentioned it is beast in the specs department and features..

    it is surely a big value for money and it does justice for every penny with it's ultra high performance and stylish looks :)

  440. Andras K.
    March 31, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    it looks great I'm considering to buy one

  441. Ciubotaru
    March 31, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Yes i will buy if is cheaper and i have the money.

  442. Gianna R
    March 31, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    I would buy it, but unfortunately I doubt I can afford that right now. Shame, I really need a new phone, I hardly use my phone for taking pictures, that volume-button glitch doesn't really bother me.

  443. Daniel J
    March 31, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Definitely for its specifications. Where else would you get something that is similar to iOS yet Android

  444. Bogdan
    March 31, 2014 at 4:41 pm


  445. Mateja
    March 31, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Definitely would buy one!

  446. Descending A
    March 31, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    It sounds so perfect that yes, I would buy it!

  447. Michael
    March 31, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    This phone would make me reconsider the phablet I'm intending to buy.

  448. Neil John O
    March 31, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    Yes, I'll give this a try!

  449. Angela Sears Cunningham
    March 31, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    I would seriously consider it :)

  450. Ed
    March 31, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    Great specs. Would definitely consider buying one of these.

  451. Frank Ricci
    March 31, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    I would love this phone for the great screen

  452. Rhonda C
    March 31, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Even though it looks like a great product, if I'm honest, I would probably spend my money on something I'm more familiar with and have confidence in the brand (I'm a Samsung fan).

  453. Bianca Rogoveanu
    March 31, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    It has good specifications, i think i would buy it !

  454. Dustin W
    March 31, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    The price is great relatively speaking, but I think most smartphones are too expensive. I would buy it on sale.

  455. Lori Bahn
    March 31, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    I would defiantly buy it as long as it's worth the money.

  456. Min Xuan X
    March 31, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    I would absolutely buy it, and many people here in Singapore says so as well. I've gone crazy over the specs of the Mi3 and its budget-priced counterpart, the Redmi. Such phones shatter the boundaries set by other phones in similar price range, and phones like the Redmi puts even bootleg phones to shame.

  457. JeffC
    March 31, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    I consider buying one.

  458. Travis Faulkner
    March 31, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    I dont know it looks pretty good. I might bite

  459. Alan Ljungberg
    March 31, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Hard to deny the value here. I say it deserves a look for anyone in the market for a high-end phone. I would certainly consider it seriously.

  460. Sreeraj R
    March 31, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    It seems to be a good phone, But i wont buy it because it is not available in my country :P

  461. Alex J
    March 31, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    The specs are pretty good so I would strongly consider it.

  462. Antonio R
    March 31, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    The specs are great and I think I'd bought it.

  463. Frederick D
    March 31, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    I probably wouldn't buy it. A removable battery and external storage are very important to me, so I think that a Galaxy S 4 would be a better purchase for the price. If I had lots of money, though, I'd buy the Galaxy S 5.

  464. MIke
    March 31, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Great features but more than I would spend

  465. Mickey G
    March 31, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    Yes, I would definitely buy it!

  466. Mike
    March 31, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    While it's undoubtedly impressive for the price, I hate gadgets with glitches, and the fact that a game won't load, or the camera volume button glitch is there would just put me off.

  467. Derek S
    March 31, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    I would buy the Xiaomi Mi3 exactly as it is.

  468. Graeme Sheridan
    March 31, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Looks great, just what I'd buy despite the lack of SD card slot.

  469. Eric M
    March 31, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    The price is a little higher than I like, so I probably wouldn't buy this pnone. The only way I would ever test it is if I won a free one.

  470. Jeff Fisher
    March 31, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    I like it - a lot. It's up with the Note 3 and Xperia Z. I don't expect a phone to be a top of the range camera so it would suit. The specifications are spot on, just like the price. I would buy one!

  471. CA
    March 31, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    I would be very interested in buying this phone. I just wish it had 4g lte...

  472. Daniel Perez
    March 31, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    I think I'd be leery of an unfamiliar brand, however if I won it I might be convinced in the future.

  473. Adrian
    March 31, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    I would buy it if the price came down by about $100.00. Would have loved to see an SD Card slot included.

  474. James Tiedeman
    March 31, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    I think so.The specs are awesome.

  475. Joe N
    March 31, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    I'd consider it, but warranty support I'd worry about

  476. Don
    March 31, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Given that I'm a nut for specs, I'd probably get this. That said, the Nexus 5 is pretty great and not nearly as expensive.

  477. drseid
    March 31, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    I might well buy it if it can be used on Verizon. Looks like a killer Phone.

  478. Stephen G
    March 31, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    I would certainly consider the Mi3. I do wish there were a 32 GB variant available though.

  479. harindu
    March 31, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    yeah i would buy one. it looks awesome and powerful too.

  480. Wayne M
    March 31, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    I tend to want to buy based on both price and specs, and the balance that I find. This phone looks like a buy.

  481. Nero T
    March 31, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Nexus 5 maybe the best choice for me. Or I think I'd spend more money to choose G2 and Z1 because Xiaomi seems not popular.

  482. MikeB
    March 31, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    I might try it.

  483. Ioannis Anthymidis
    March 31, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    I'd absolutely get this phone. The specs are so fantastic that it is bound to last anyone several years.

    The size is worrying and it's part of a larger trend of phones becoming bigger and bigger, but sadly, 5 inches is below standard fare these days.

    The price is excellent for a phone of its quality and I rather like MIUI since it's become less like iOS (it was a blatant clone before).

    Finally, the GPS function has GLONASS, which is a must for any networked mobile device purchase by me. This essentially makes the GPS usable without wi-fi and is a must for contributing to OpenStreetMap, which I do on a somewhat regular basis.

  484. Neil T
    March 31, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    I don't know if I'd buy it or not. The price is quite good for what you're getting. But there is also resale value to think about and not that many people know about Xiaomi.

  485. effe
    March 31, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    maybe i'll get it

  486. Ryashini K
    March 31, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    I would but it as it looks awesome for the price.

  487. Miguel
    March 31, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Not sure if I would trust to put my money in a phone from a Chinese manufacturer

  488. Verlin Casunuran
    March 31, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Specification wise and price wise it is definitely a worth buy.

  489. wilson
    March 31, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    would, even though i just got the htc one m8

  490. RJ
    March 31, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Maybe, if it was less expensive ....

  491. Mahesh K
    March 31, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Would probably buy a Nexus 5.

  492. Alex
    March 31, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Yes I would, I like less known phones.

  493. Lisa B
    March 31, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Yeah, I think I would buy it; i like the features and the size of it: not too small, not too large.

  494. Nikhil N
    March 31, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    i would probably buy it because of its specifications rather than spending 150$ more for few more features. Xiaomi mi3 delivers the main thing and that is performance .

  495. Jarvis J
    March 31, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    no, its worth it

  496. Tomas P
    March 31, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    I would probably buy it, hopefully it stays current through updates.