The Xiaomi MI3 is so effective in India that it is making other smartphone vendors to decrease their price in Indian market. Recently the Motorola’s Moto G was repriced at rupees 11,999 from rupees 13,999 with the latest android version Kitkat. The MI3 is available at rupees 13,999 only with all great features which Google Nexus 5 has. All the smartphone buyers are switching to MI3 even though it is difficult to get one in India.
The Xiaomi has a tie up only with Flipkart in India and you can get phone only through flipkar.com in India. Somehow the selling process of MI3 could have been better. Since the Xiaomi has set low price, its attracting lakhs of people in India but company has come up with limited handsets and disappointed lakhs of Indians.
We had registered for the phone on July 17th and tried to buy the phone on 22nd July but we could not get it. The reason is that there was no prior intimation that the Flipkart will start selling off by 12 noon and the limited number of handsets were sold out by 12.20 PM. Flipkart had announced that fresh stocks will come by 29th July. Even though there were number of buyers who had already registered for MI3, the flipkart again kept the registrations open for 29th sale. On 29th July there was a blast on flipkart.com. There were number of technical issues such as people were not able to do check out, not able to select payment option, not able to contact support, page not accessible and so on. Again the limited number of handsets were sold out in 3-4 minutes. The next sale is on August 5th but again flipkart has kept open the registrations even though they do not have limited stocks and not satisfied the pre registered users. The selling process should be improved instead of just getting marketing.
Technical Specifications of Xiaomi MI3
- Android v4.4.2 OS
- 13 MP Primary Camera and 2 MP Secondary Camera
- Full HD Recording
- 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 8974AB Quad Core Processor
- Internal Storage Capacity of 16 GB with no SD slot
- 5-inch LCD Capacitive Touchscreen
- MIUI feature – timely updates of android and softwares
- 3050 mAh 4.35 volt lithium-ion battery