Xiaomi Mi 3 is an outstanding phone, but it’s hard to get it due to limited stock available. If you just can’t wait anymore, then take a look at the best alternatives to Xiaomi Mi 3.
India’s highly competitive mid-range mobile phone market was ruled by Samsung, Micromax, Karbonn, Lava, and others so far, and now MNC brands like Xiaomi and Asus have entered to capture the Indian mid-range handset market. Recently, Chinese handset major, Xiaomi has launched its powerful Mi 3 in India at Rs.13,999. Mi 3 is really awesome phone as it combines top end hardware and superb Android experience. The Xiaomi Mi3 is only available to buy online through Flipkart, and it’s becoming almost impossible to purchase it as the stocks are running out in just 2-3 seconds. So if you are ready for some great alternatives after making several attempts on Xiaomi Mi3, then just go through the list of worthy smartphones that slightly differs in case of specs and prices when compared to Mi3.
Xiaomi Mi3 Alternative Smartphones:
Asus Zenfone 5
Zenfone 5 is sold out like hot cakes in India, as it is loaded with so many cool features that too below 15K, somewhat less price compared to Xiaomi Mi3 but not high in terms of specifications. Ultimately, it’s also good alternative smartphone on looking at the price tag. Asus Zenfone 5 is available exclusively at Flipkart in two variants – 8GB model at the cost of Rs. 9,999, while 16GB model at the cost of Rs.12,999. The smartphone has stunning 5-inch IPS display with 1280 x 720p HD resolution and 294 ppi, a 1.6 GHz Intel dual core processor, PowerVR GPU and 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, runs Android v4.3 Jelly Bean (upgradeable to v4.4 KitKat OS) and powered by 2110 mAh. In addition, you will also get microSD card support up to 64 GB, a benefit over Mi3. The performance of the Zenfone 5 is superb with no slack while opening applications, surfing on the web and scrolling through Facebook channel. When coming to camera feature, both the smartphones – Mi3 and Zenfone 5 have 2 MP front camera, however Mi3 has 13 MP back camera and Zenfone has 8 MP primary camera.
Gionee Elife E7 Mini
Another alternative to Xiaomi Mi 3 could be the Gionee Elife E7 Mini that is offered for Rs. 17,599 on Flipkart. The main leading feature of Elife E7 Mini is its rotating 13MP camera that can be used as both rear and front facing camera. It sports 4.7-inch display with a 1280×720 pixel resolution, and runs Android 4.2 with Amigo 2.0 customization made by Gionee. It is fueled by the 1.7GHz MediaTek Octa-core processor and has a 1 GB RAM. Other features of this smartphone include 16GB internal memory, 2200mAh battery, Bluetooth connectivity, Wi-Fi, 3G, and more for instant data sharing and seamless internet browsing. Overall, Gionee Elife E7 Mini is a good package with its attractive design, bright display, good performance, and rotating camera.
Moto G and X
Motorola emerged to be a better smartphone maker in the Indian market with these three new smartphones – Moto E (under 10k), Moto G (under 15K) and Moto X (under 25K). As an alternate smartphone to Xiaomi Mi3, the Moto G could be the best in terms of budget as well as features. Recently, the price of Moto G has been decreased in order to compete with Xiaomi Mi3, and now it is available on Flipkart – the 8 GB model costs Rs. 10,499 and 16 GB version for Rs. 11,999. On the specs side, the screen is pleasant featuring bright 4.5-inch IPS LCD display, 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 chipset powering latest Android 4.4.2 Kitkat, 1 GB RAM, 2070 mAh battery, 3G, WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth4.0, etc. The Moto G is a good alternative if you choose Android KitKat over Xiaomi’s ‘highly customized’ MIUI mobile OS. The only drawback of Moto G is that it only has 5 MP rear camera/1.3 MP front camera, while Xiaomi Mi3 has 13 MP back camera/2 MP front camera.
If you are still looking for superior specifications, then the next good alternative to Xiaomi Mi3 from Motorola is Moto X. Although its price is more – Rs 23,999, looking at the high-end specs, it’s best to buy. Moto X is a curvy phone with a plastic shell and a pretty compact phone despite the 4.7-inch screen. The Moto X is indeed sleeker, measuring 129.3×65.3×10.4mm and lighter at 130 grams compared to 129.9×65.9×11.6mm and 143 grams for the Moto G. The key features of Moto X include 1.7 GHz Dual Core Krait CPU, 16 GB internal memory, 2 GB RAM, 2200 mAh battery, Android v4.4 (KitKat) OS, 10 MP primary camera, 2 MP secondary camera, and more.
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