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Day 6: Hardware + Design

The screen on this device is very nice and crisp I have no complaints. I have to mention size again. After a little less than a week I am still bothered by the size of this device. I am sure I will get over this eventually. But yeah this is a big phone, my iPhone with a case fits in the standard car cup holder, the Mi3W without a case doesn’t fit my Ford’s cup holder.
Here is the Mi3W with my iPhone 5S
I never thought I would be saying this but I sort of miss the lightning cable connector. I do not miss the crappy quality of the cable but the reversible nature of the plug itself. Micro USB is still very practical but I cannot wait until they implement the reversible thing.

Having used the iPhone 5 & 5S, I now feel that the earphone plug is better located in the bottom of the device it really does get in the way less.

The Mi3W did not come with a pair of earbuds, I have been using my BOSE SIE2i with it. The MFB works to play/pause music or answer calls but the volume buttons are not compatible.
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I must commend XiaoMi for the nice and loud sounding speakers they included in their device. I don’t think the whole bottom is a speaker it’s just an aesthetic speaker grill.



The camera on this is a 13MP shooter. I think it's adequate for a phone. It still can't beat the machine gun speed of the 5S continuous shooting mode, but it puts up a challenge.
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NFC – the Mi3 comes with NFC which is a great technology that has a lot of potential!
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