WCDMA Xiaomi Mi3 goes on sale today

It’s the last day of 2013 but it is the first day that Xiaomi fans will be able to purchase the long overdue Xiaomi Mi3 with Snapdragon 800 processor and support for WCDMa 3G!

Sales of the Snapdragon 800 powered flagship phone will begin later today, and will be ran like any other Xiaomi sale. Customers across China who dont have an F code (Friend Code) will have to log in to the online Xiaomi store and try to order the WCDMA Mi3 before stocks run dry!

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The WCDMA model also supports more 3G netoworks around the world meaning that we should finally see reseller sites offering the phone. In addition to the Mi3 (16GB only), Xiaomi will also be selling WCDMA Hongmi phones today too.

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  1. Burak
    December 30, 2013

    How can i ordered it? Xiaomi’s site doesn’t have English language i don’t now Chinese 🙂

    • Barry
      December 31, 2013

      You buy it from retailere at their scalper prices. Xiaomi site is not for international sales

    • Edek
      December 31, 2013

      The official dealer is: http://www.ibuygou.com

    • Cassie
      December 31, 2013

      Buy it from spemall, 16GB WCDMA Version in stock now !

      • Burak
        January 1, 2014

        At Spemall i can’t find it

    • Simon
      December 31, 2013

      realpricesfromchina stated above they bought 2 dozen, so I guess you can buy from them !

  2. zhel eus
    December 30, 2013

    Andy, if you’re going to get a mi3. Id be more than happy to take your me2s off your hands. Just let me know of ur payment terms. =)

  3. zaikatanox
    December 31, 2013

    I know that the delay has been dissapointing, but keep in mind that the Snapdragon Mi3 will be the first ever available phone that sports the Snapdragon 800 AB. The 16 GB version will be priced rather similarly as the Nexus 5, so it’ll be quite a bit cheaper than Gionee and Vivo Xplay 3S (though, admittedly, these latter phones have LTE).

    • spyros
      December 31, 2013

      LG g2 has snapdragon ab, the latest 2k phone , x3s , has snapdragon ac and I think they ninja update the mi3 with ac too (since the original slide said 2.3 ghz snapdragon ab and the store now says 2.5 GHz, the ac frequency)

      • zaikatanox
        December 31, 2013

        LG G2 uses the standard Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974). And I agree that Vivo and Gionee will use the more advanced version of the SoC (these phones will even have LTE, something that the Mi3 does not have), but these phones have not been made available yet.

        Xiaomi Mi3 is technically the first available phone based on Snapdragon 800 AB (MSM8974AB), and it was even released four months ago (though one thing that I don’t particularly like about Chinese manufacturers [or Xiaomi particularly] is that the release dates of their products are usually way earlier compared to the dates their products are actually available for sales; case in point, the Find 5 was the first phone to be unveiled with a 1080p display, but HTC Droid DNA was first to be on sale).

        It does look like, though, that Snapdragon 800 won’t be used in too many flagship Chinese devices, with many of them jumping directly to either the 800 AB (Vivo, ZTE, Xiaomi), 800 AC (Gionee) or the 805 (Find 7). This is a shame since the shipment of these chips is obviously experiencing some delays that these phones need to be delayed as well.

        Currently, the only Chinese phone that can come close in performance with the likes of Note 3 and G2 is the Xiaomi Mi3. If they had chosen Snapdragon 800 instead (rather than 800AB, AC or 805), we would, by now, see a lot of Chinese phones that can compete internatiionally, at least in performance.

  4. realpricesfromchina.com
    December 31, 2013

    I managed to bought 2 dozens of the M3 snapdragon today, that was hard..but i still managed to get them!!

  5. jason
    December 31, 2013

    i have been noticing about the phone in 1949deal, and they told me , to wait this phone is a long journey!!maybe you should change it to red rice !!!

    • Cassie
      December 31, 2013

      You can buy it from spemall now: http://goo.gl/BFktqI, 16GB WCDMA Version !

  6. Simon
    December 31, 2013

    Why can’t they just release a big batch or is it because they don’t have a big batch to supply ?

  7. china fan
    December 31, 2013

    Again with xiaomis small batches the chances of each re-seller getting more than a couple each is so small and the mark up will be huge. Dont expect more than a couple hundred internationals to actually get one until they are released in another small batch again. I Dont understand their business logic if they have any intention of going global???

  8. Anonymous
    December 31, 2013

    it is too late i buyed other phone