Chinese tech sites have started to receive production samples of the Xiaomi Mi3 for review. Here are some detailed unboxing photos! The Xiaomi Mi3 launched last week and they have wasted no time shipping production versions of the phone to Chinese technology and gadget sites for review.
These photos from PcOnline.com.cn, feature the Nvidia Tegra 4 version of the Xiaomi Mi3.
Xiaomi have always been fond of understated, recycled cardboard packaging and they have used the same style for the new Mi3.
Removing the lid reveals the Mi3, and under the phone you can find the Xiaomi data cable, charger, warranty and other paperwork.
The Mi3 will be available in a number of colours including Yellow, Purple and Blue. It appears most sites of received black version for review.
A 5-inch IPS, 1080 display takes up most of the front of the phone. The bezels aren’t the narrowest, and the curved edges of the body don’t help to disguise their girth.
Like all Xiaomi phones the Mi3 runs MIUI, in this case it is MIUI version 5. Anyone familiar to a Xiaomi phone will feel right at home with the Mi3.
As the phone has a non removable battery, the SIM is inserted via tray which slots in to the magnesium body. Next to the SIM tray is a 3.5mm head phone jack.
Xiaomi like to keep things familiar from phone phone to the next, so the power button and volume rocker are both on the right side of the phone as they are on the Mi2/S/A and Hongmi.
The base of the phone features a receiver mic and the micro USB to the left rather than in the center.
From this photo it looks like the black finish of the magnesium body can easily pick up dirty, oil and marks. Hopefully the other colour options are a little better.
The 13 mega-pixel rear camera features a F2.2 aperture, but there is also a powerful dual LED flash for night time photos.
New for the Xiaomi Mi3 are the new folding covers which flip over to protect the display and can also act as a stand.
Rather than going for a magnetic fastener, Xiaomi have gone for the rather low-tech approach of using double sided tape to attach the cover.
We’ll keep our eyes on the review of the Xiaomi Mi3 as they are published over the next few weeks, and we will also publish our own review once we have received ours. [ Source ]