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Old 23rd July 2014, 07:15   #18616
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Okay so here are my first impressions with Xiaomi Mi3.

- Its FAST. Witnessed no lag at all playing Real Racing 3 at highest settings.
- Feels really nice to hold.
- Very very good build
- UI is AWESOME and very cool
- Android 4.4.2
- 11.91GB free at first boot
- GPS lock in 4 seconds.
- Able to uninstall all non system apps.
- Antutu score 34168 w/o rooting
- Good call quality and speaker sound. Did not experienced any call drop till now.
- Camera is Very Good for outdoor conditions and OK for low light. I felt hardware is very capable, software needs tuning.
Summarizing, I am amazed how they can put such a great device together in just 14k!

PS: Flipkart needs to up their game big time. The page was not loading at all yesterday due to heavy traffic. Same happened during MotoG/E launch.

Let photos do some talking and feel free to ask questions

The gorgeous display
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Volume Rocker and Power key
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MiniUSB and Speaker
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Full size sim slot and 3.5mm jack. No headphones.
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USB cable, Charger unit came with package.
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Antutu
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First is in Fluorescent light and second in full darkness. Also a random shot. Did not play with settings which are many!
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Old 23rd July 2014, 07:35   #18617
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For those of you who have not yet seen the new Material Design that Google is bringing in Android L, do check out the latest version of the Play Store app (v4.9.13), for a taste.

While the whole Play store has not yet been shifted to the new design, the new app pages certainly have. Material design focuses more on pushing more content to the user, and on making the UI a whole lot cleaner.

Android has certainly come a long way from the ugly mess it used to be in the old Donut/Eclair days.

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Old 23rd July 2014, 09:45   #18618
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Okay so here are my first impressions with Xiaomi Mi3.

- Its FAST. Witnessed no lag at all playing Real Racing 3 at highest settings.
- Feels really nice to hold.
- Very very good build
- UI is AWESOME and very cool
- Android 4.4.2
- 11.91GB free at first boot
- GPS lock in 4 seconds.
- Able to uninstall all non system apps.
- Antutu score 34168 w/o rooting
- Good call quality and speaker sound. Did not experienced any call drop till now.
- Camera is Very Good for outdoor conditions and OK for low light. I felt hardware is very capable, software needs tuning.
Summarizing, I am amazed how they can put such a great device together in just 14k!

PS: Flipkart needs to up their game big time. The page was not loading at all yesterday due to heavy traffic. Same happened during MotoG/E launch.
Thanks for the feedback. I managed to get one in the half hour it was available on Flipkart yesterday. I had no plans to get one and was actually trying parallely for a colleague. Although he got through, in a rush of blood I went ahead with my purchase . Was in two minds whether to keep it or sell it off. Your review indicates it may make sense to keep it.
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Old 23rd July 2014, 10:30   #18619
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Okay so here are my first impressions with Xiaomi Mi3.
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Congrats!
Do share the camera review once you use it for a few days.

In other news, Mi4 launched in China.
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- 5-inch Sharp/JDI Full HD(1920x1080 pixels) OGS display, 445 PPI
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 2.5GHz Quad-core CPU
- 13MP rear and 8MP front SONY stacked CMOS camera
- 3GB eMMC 5.0 LP-DDR3 RAM, 16GB/64GB ROM
- 3080mAh Lithium-ion polymer battery
http://www.engadget.com/2014/07/22/xiaomi-mi4-launch/
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I too have ordered the Xiaomi Mi3. My only concern is the higher SAR rating of 1.29/10g of tissue, which is high, although within permitted limits.

The limit is 2/10g and Galaxy s3 which i'm using right now is just 0.342/10g. For comparison, iPhone 5s is 1/10g.

For all those who ordered, keep it away from your genitalia, and use bluetooth headset for long duration calls

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Old 23rd July 2014, 11:52   #18621
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use bluetooth headset for long duration calls
Bluetooth headset is also not health friendly. Some manufacturers also test Bluetooth+WiFi+Mobile signal combine for the SAR. Heard that the Moto publishes combined test results.

Wired headset is your best friend for long duration calls.

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Old 23rd July 2014, 12:00   #18622
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Bluetooth headset is also not health friendly. Some manufacturers also test Bluetooth+WiFi+Mobile signal combine for the SAR. Heard that the Moto publishes combined test results.

Wired headset is your best friend for long duration calls.
I use the following in the car. Quite good and healthy too.

http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-89441.../dp/B004OBYWBO

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Got my Mi3 delivered today. Absolutely fabulous to use specially after using Sony Xperia mid range mobiles for past 2.5 years. As aksay already mentioned,

Its Fast. Has a iPhone/iPad style transition effect, like it has a smooth transition not too fast but its not laggy, difficult to explain but who used an Apple product will understand it.

One thing noticed, while setting up the phone with all apps using wifi, phone is heated up a bit. Same while playing some HD games. Hope this wont be there on regular use.

Already there is a MiUI update with stable version available.

Well so far so good, now to see the reliability if it can come out of the cliche of "Chinese maal" and live up to the expectation.
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Hi Friends,Wanted advice in selecting between Nexus 5 or moto x.
How is the battery issues of nexus 5 after 4.4.4 upgrade
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Old 24th July 2014, 07:26   #18625
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Got the Mi3. Pretty good i must say, looks and feels premium and is blazing fast. Did not heat up while charging.

It's a bit difficult to hold with one hand as it's big, but will get used to it i guess.

The SAR ratings printed on the box are a bit less than what i have posted earlier. Around 1.1.
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Great news, the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE finally launched in India (in Bangalore at least)! Hope they get the pricing right!
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Great news, the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE finally launched in India (in Bangalore at least)! Hope they get the pricing right!
At 53,500 they have outpriced the phone by a huge margin. I would not touch Samsung at half this price with a bargepole.
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Carl Pei, director of OnePlus hints that they might look at launching the product in India soon!

https://forums.oneplus.net/threads/baby-steps.63344/

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Carl Pei, director of OnePlus hints that they might look at launching the product in India soon!
https://forums.oneplus.net/threads/baby-steps.63344/
I have a feeling that this is the next apple in the making. What apple is to design OnePlus will be to Tech+UX. My personal view and I am not associated with OP in any way
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At 53,500 they have outpriced the phone by a huge margin. I would not touch Samsung at half this price with a bargepole.
Samsung has tasted way much more than what they deserved. Giants and masters of mobile tech like Nokia and Motorola have seen massive downfalls, Soul-less Samsung is nothing in front of them. I smell beginning of Samsung's downfall now in the crowd of more practical and VFM devices coming out rapidly everyday.
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