Xiaomi Mi3 was launched in october 2013, whereas Xiaomi Mi4 is a latest phone, released in the end of July 2014. So we all know that there will be a little difference of technology in both devices. But, there is no doubt that Xiaomi Mi3 made a huge record of selling on online portal flipkart.
The entire stock was sold out in 30 minutes from its release in India. Xiaomi Mi4 comes with superb specifications which can compete other high range phones. The people, who are interested in Xiaomi Mi3 or Xiaomi Mi4, should check following comparison on the basis of specs, features and prices.
Display, Exterior and Size
Both Xiaomi phones come with 5.0 inch IPS LCD display along with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution and 441 ppi pixel density.
If we talk about design and look, then Xiaomi Mi3 has developed a trademark for its series, unlike other phones from China. Even though the phone’s exterior is made of plastic but gives premium look in hands with metal like body and glass front. The phone is constructed with very good alignment and shape. Howevere, there is no detailed information about exterior of Xiaomi Mi4.
Xiaomi Mi4 is 0.35 inches thick and weights 149g, whereas Mi3 is 0.32 inches thick and weights 145g. So we can say that Mi3 is both lighter and thinner compared to Mi4. Xiaomi Mi4 comes with dust proof and water resistant exterior, while Mi3 doesn’t.
Xiaomi Mi3 Price
Hardware, Software and Memory
The Xiaomi Mi3 (2013) is powered by 2.3 GHz Quad-core Krait 400 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 800) processor along with 2 GB of RAM, whereas Xiaomi Mi4 is equipped with 2.5 GHZ Quad –core Krait 400 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 801) processor with 3 GB of RAM.
Mi3 device runs on Android 4.3 jelly bean Operating System, while Mi4 runs on latest Android OS v4.4.3 KitKat OS. If we talk about memory, both phones come in two variant-16 GB and 64 GB. There is no SD card slot available in both phones.
Camera and Battery
No we come to camera that is the main thing of a phone. Now the consumers check the camera and then make decision to purchase a phone. So we analyzed and found both phones superb. The Xiaomi Mi3 offers 13 MP primary camera with dual LED flash and 2 MP front facing camera, whereas Xiaomi Mi4 packs same 13 MP primary camera with dual LED flash but 8 MP front facing camera delivers perfect selfies. Remarkably, the latest Mi4 supports 4K video recording, accordingly.
Life is busy and nobody has time to charge the phone all time so the Company has given 3080 mAh Li-Ion battery with Xiaomi Mi4 but there is no big difference because Xiaomi Mi3 is housed with Li-Ion 3050 mAh battery. Both the batteries are not user replaceable. Mi3 smartphone can deliver talk-time up to 25 hours and standby-time up to 500 hours, whereas Mi 4 also delivers equivalent backup.
Connectivity, SIM and Colour
Both the phones are equipped with all latest connectivity options including Bluetooth v4.0, NFC, Micro-USB, Wi-Fi 802.11 and Wi-Fi hotspot. Mi3 supports mini-sim while Mi4 supports micro-SIM. Xiaomi Mi3 is available in black and white, whereas the Xiaomi Mi4 might be available in vivid colors.
The Xiaomi Mi3 16GB is available at Au$299.95, while the Xiaomi Mi4 would be available at US$399.