Xiaomi now Ranks 3rd in Worldwide Smartphone Market Share
Chinese Smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi now ranks third in worldwide smartphone market share. Its success is mostly attributed to the market success of the Xiaomi MI 3.
This device was released July of this year, and up to now, Xiaomi is still pushing developments towards newly manufactured Xiaomi MI3 devices (despite the presence of the Xiaomi MI4 on its home market). Because of these developments, the one’s marketed throughout the world and its neighboring Asian countries can expect more flexibility from this device.
The disadvantage of having this gadget is that it is primarily marketed in China; in essence, it was geared to provide for the gadget preferences of the Chinese. Their primary market did limit the device’s data connectivity option. This device will not support 4G data connection. Other than that, this device will give Apple and Samsung a run for their money.
Though it may be hard to admit, Philippines has the same technological landscape as China. Our data providers cannot fully provide the best 4-G data connectivity service. Yet, despite this downside, the Xiaomi Mi 3 is the company’s best-selling smartphone to date. In addition, when the rest of the world uses nano and micro SIMs, Filipinos are as satisfied as the Chinese in terms of using Full-size SIM cards.
Buyers of this device no longer care that the Xiaomi Mi3 still runs via Android 4.3. Their new found customer base doesn’t care if this device has no micro-SD card slot (thank you Apple Inc.). Xiaomi MI3 comes with 16 and 64 GB models, from which four GBs is dedicated to updates and Software developments. Perhaps there is a non-quantifiable factor that this device has over its competitors that makes it click.
This device is no plastic, literally. Its outer casing is made from magnesium and aluminum alloy. It also has three layers of graphite for added hardware protection.
For optimum image display and Smartphone operation, the Xiaomi features a 5- inch IPS 1080p capacitive touchscreen with 441pi pixel density. This device results in bright and vivid image. There is no oversaturation of colors, which is evident on self portraits. Covered with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and holds a 2.3GHz quad-core Krait 400 Central Processing Unit.
Supporting the main system is its 2GB of RAM, a Adreno 330 GPU and Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset.
Other features include a 13MP camera with dual-LED flash. Supports 1080p video capture. It has a 2MP front-facing camera with BSI sensor. Additives like an active noise cancellation with a dedicated microphone and a heavy duty 3,050mAh battery are also present.
At first, you may have concerns when you realize that Chinese programs dominate the built-in applications. But, with few downloads and tweaks on its software setting, you can now use Google Play, Google Mail and a westernized keyboard typing system instead of the device’s default calibrations.
In terms of price, Xiaomi favors online advertisement and shopping. They have limited stores in the country and most of their products can be sold online. Shops like Goods.ph offer this device for less than 10,000 pesos. It has a SRP of 14,000 pesos, when converted to Philippine peso. Get the best price for Xiaomi Mi 3 here!
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