Clad in a magnesium-aluminum alloy, this 5-inch smartphone oozes style and a stand-out industrial design. At just $270, it's a bargain if you can get hold of one.
The 5-inch Xiaomi Mi 3 comes clad in aluminum, with a quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, a 13-megapixel camera and 16GB of onboard storage.
Unlike some other Chinese phones, the Mi 3 has a beautiful metal body.
The 13-megapixel camera has a dual-LED flash.
This is the international version of the phone and comes with Google Apps pre-installed.
The micro-USB port has a symmetrical design.
Its old-fashioned full-size SIM-card slot will require an adaptor if you have a newer micro- or nano-SIM.
The Mi 3 is a mere 8.1mm thick.
The power button is easy to find.
It runs Xiaomi's MIUI version of Android. That screen? Full HD.
The Mi 3 has three physical touch-sensitive keys.
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