Xiaomi Mi3
Xiaomi Mi3Xiaomi India

Celebrating India's 66th Republic Day Xiaomi is offering its elusive flagship smartphone MI3 just at Rs. 13,999 through a final flash sale via Flipkart.

For buying the smartphone buyers need to register at 12PM via Flipkart.com and buy the handsets by 5PM onwards today. Flipkart will offer the handset on first come-first serve basis till stocks last.

So, you have a few hours to go for that unibody handset in such a throw away price. However,  are you sure if this much touted smartphone deserves the price tag? Here are 5 key points to know before you decide to buy Xiaomi MI3 today.

Hardware features

Xiaomi MI3 features a Qualcomm 2.2GHz Krait 400 Snapdragon 801 Soc with Adreno 330GPU, 2GB RAM and 16GB inbuilt memory. The MI3 also boasts a 5-inch 1080p Full HD IPS 441PPI display with 13MP primary camera and a 2MP secondary camera. We think the hardware specification perfectly justifies the price tag and there are no other smartphone in the market till date with a such a great bundle of hardware specification offered in such a throw away price.

Better Buy

Xioami MI3 Benchmarking score
Xioami MI3 Benchmarking scoreAnirban Roy

Xiaomi is currently offering its Redmi Note 4G-LTE phablet smartphone at Rs. 9,999. The smartphone features a Quad-Core 400 series SoC with 2GB RAM and 8GB ROM with expandable capability up to 64GB. The Redmi Note 4G also justifies its price tag but if it would be great if you can spend 4,000 Rs. More and grab an MI3 instead of Redmi Note 4G. The killer hardware combination of MI3 makes it an ideal budget smartphone for the performance hungry consumers.

In our earlier benchmarking test Xiaomi MI3 achieved 18355 in Ice Storm Extreme gaming benchmarking test by beating Sony Xperia Z2 and Samsung Galaxy S5 and even Apple iPhone 6 Plus. The Xiaomi MI3 also achieved 36294 and 4532 in our Antutu and Antutu 3D Rating Benchmarking test, outstanding again considering the price tag.



MIUI is a community driven developer's forum responsible for developing the operating system interface, custom tools, utilities and widgets for the MI series phones. The strength of a community driven developer forum is fast building capability, quick debugging and rapid improvisation of the codes to facilitate consumers a great user interface. And that is the key USP of smartphone makers like Xiaomi and OnePlus. Both the communities involve their users (read geeks) and make a part of the process to offer the best user experience to the consumers.

Unibody Design

Xiaomi MI3 Build
Xiaomi MI3 BuildFlipkart

The Xiaomi MI3 sports a unibody aluminium magnesium alloy frame coated with 3 layers of thermal graphite. It also comes with an impressive 8.1mm of thickness which makes it an elegant looking device. Weighing 145g the MI3 feels a little heavy in hand but considering the build quality, feel and looks of the device, you can't really expect a price tag under Rs. 20,000. Xiaomi is offering the MI3 just at Rs. 13,999, which is nothing but a throw away price.