Update: Xiaomi Mi3 Hands on and first impressions!


We managed to get some hands on time with the Xiaomi Mi3 after the launch show. Hands on photos and first impressions of the flagship Xiaomi Mi3 here!

After the launch Mifans and media lined up for their chances to get their hands and eye’s on the latest Xiaomi products. As you would expect queues were long and time was short so we were only allowed a brief hands on with the new phone, but we still came away impressed!

xiaomi mi3 hands on

The first thing which hit me about the phone is not only how stylish and well made it is, but just how light they have managed to make it. Keep in mind I use a Xiaomi Mi2 as my daily phone which is smaller in both the screen and battery department, yet the Xiaomi Mi3 is much lighter!

xiaomi mi3 hands on

xiaomi mi3 hands on

xiaomi mi3 hands on

A thin 8.1mm body and rounded corners really make this a comfortable phone. However, as you can see by our hands on photos the bezels are wide and the overall width of the Mi3 is more than we were expecting. Not ugly, but certainly wide.

xiaomi mi3 hands on

The phones we tried were preproduction models, but they were all made to a high standard, better than most phones on sale now, and performance was phenomenal with the China Unicom Snapdragon 800 model we tried!

xiaomi mi3 hands on

Being a long time Xiaomi and MIUI user it was the little things that got me. MIUI looks excellent splashed across the 1080, 5-inch display. The camera app, although familiar, is amazingly fast, and the ‘immersion’ feature for haptic feedback actually adds to the premium feel of the phone.

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It’s safe to say that the Xiaomi Mi3 will be my next phone (and Abbie’s too judging by her reaction), roll on October!

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