The first Mi device that was launched in India is back on Flipkart, surprisingly listed again, available and priced at the same Rs. 13,999. Good to see it back but I really doubt if anyone would want to buy it for that price.

The Xiaomi Mi 3 is snapdragon 800 quad core powered running KitKat. This handset sports a 5 inch screen with full HD resolution. This is single SIM with 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM. Rear camera is 13MP and front camera is 2MP. A 3050 mAh battery powers this handset.

This unfortunately is a 3G handset, so makes no sense buying it now. I am really surprised as to why it is on Flipkart now and that too for the price that it was launched for (a long, long time ago). I guess this is not official may be some seller just cleaned their store and found it.

Xiaomi Mi 3 on Flipkart in 2017

Xiaomi Mi 3 on Flipkart, yes in 2017.

Tip: Rohit Jain

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  1. Its the phone that changed the whole industry, that we are experiencing now. I do own this phone…

  2. I am having unique issue with my Redmi 3s prime.i am unable to update and download any apps using Google play store I get 492 error.

    Has anyone ever seen this issue before? I tried all available remediation steps mentioned in Google but no luck.

  3. I bought MI 3 on 22nd July 2014 flipkart sale and got it on 27/7/2014.. still using it.. I also have redmi 1s, 2 redmi 3s and redmi note 4.. but I still love this device..

  4. I too own a Mi3, it heats up a lot after getting MIUI 8. According to me MIUI 7 was the best MIUI ever released by Xiaomi. I tried downgrading but faced many issues so reverted back to MIUI 8.
    Also MIUI 8 at least on Mi3 is verry buggy, especially the Chrome Browser crashing bug!! I hate that so much that I sometimes want to throw my device but then, I realise that only a fool would do that.

    Intrestingly enough, Mi3 can record smooth 4K videos using the same Sony IMX135 camera sensor using other camera apps other than stock camera apps (BTW I used the old Google Camera app).
    The output of 4K videos is far better then one I took using my friends Redmi Note 4 using the same app.

    Some cool features that I like in Mi3 are:
    1. NFC.
    2. 3x Microphones
    3. Great rear camera.
    4. presence of almost all sensors that usually found in flagships. (Mi3 was a flagship device back then.)

    1. Factory reset will fix chrome issue..
      I too was facing same chrome crash problem…
      After formatting not facing the issue.

  5. Gogi sir mi3 ka pata nahi but mi note 3 old is gold hai redmi 4 and note 4 se kahi behter hai even maine redmi note 3 5 vi vaar sale karke ab fer lia . Redmi 4 and redmi note 4 ki lcd quilty and itne ache nahi hai aur battery backup note 3 pe muje jada laga . Main 8.5 miui se downgrade karke ab miui 7.3.6 kia kyo ki update main kafi miss ho raha hai jo pahle tha. Ye main iss lia bata raha hun kyo ki mi quilty main dhian nahi de rahi sd650 sd625 se kahi badia hai aur mi note 3 all band support karta hai

  6. Guys I still have Mi3 i am still using it still getting all updates from Mi and android

    1. Dear PK mi launched Mi 3 in july and Redmi 1s in September…

      I was willing to buy MI 3 but ended up buying Redmi 1s as I was unable to grab them in flash sale… So, I remember those days when the rush of sale was just started…

    2. Mi3 was launched first followed by Redmi 1s. I have both these phones running on latest miui 8.

  7. ???
    I still have it. Battery backup is very good.
    But it’s unable to play Mi store games!!!

      1. It was not the hardware issue… But the mi server issue….

        You may be talking about Mi Big Chase Play…

        In that, if your ballon isn’t moving smoothly.i.e, gives jerk… Just go back and reload the same…. I too faced that issue sometimes in Redmi Note 3 and Redmi 1s but after following the same… Its just smooth…. But I would rather say… No phone can compete the smoothness of gameplay on a pc… It’s just fun to run that balloon on a pc than a phone… I won Rs 500 coupon in Grab coupon in 3rd Mi sale leading to buy a Powerbank 2 for just rs 699 so, this sale will be in memories for a longer time

        1. I tried but didn’t work. Used my Mi Max and RN3 to play it. Just had some fun. It would be very interesting to play the game again 😉
          Congrats on winning the coupon and for your power bank 🙂