Xiaomi is making a huge breakthrough lately selling their thousands of phones in less than 40 secs in India. With the Android market getting tougher as new flagships raising from unheard places, the consumers are in for a great time of their life.
Although many may argue or discard Xiaomi as another cheap Chinese phone, be warned this guy is no pushover. But Asus Zenfone 6 is a tough challenger to Xiaomi Mi3 as both of them packs similar hardware and software specs.
|Xiaomi Mi3||Asus Zenfone 6|
|Release Date||December 2013||April 2014|
|Weight||145 g||196 g|
|SIM||Mini-SIM||Micro Dual SIM|
|Display||5.0 inches(441ppi)||6.0 inches(245ppi)|
|Storage||16GB/64GB internal only||16GB/32GB internal, MicroSD upto 64GB|
|Camera||13MP Primary, 2.0MP Secondary||13MP Primary, 2.0MP Secondary|
The Xiaomi Mi3 was released way before Asus Zenfone 6 but still it has better specs than Asus Zenfone 6. The weight difference cannot be ignored as Asus Zenfone is 50 g more heavier. But the Dual Sim- Dual Standby in Asus Zenfone6 is a sure winner and places it on top of Xiaomi Mi3.
Both smartphones sports a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and IPS capacitive screen, even though the Screen Size of Asus Zenfone 6 is larger than Xiaomi Mi3 by 1 inch the ppi or pixel density and resolution is very less and the difference can easily be noted.
Hardware and OS
When we look at the processor the Xiaomi Mi3 has the better and powerful Snapdragon 801 and a Quad-core processor over the 2Gz Intel Dual-core processor of Zenfone 6. Mi3 will win the gaming performance as well. Both the smartphones have 2GB RAM which is a must for the Android devices of today. A notable of con of Xiaomi is that it does not a have external storage space, and you will be complied to limit your usage to the 16GB internal storage or opt for the 64GB model which comes with $100+ price-tag. The Asus Zenfone 6 not only has 16/32 GB variants it also has an microSD card slot. Xiaomi-Mi3-vs-Asus-Zenfone6-hardware
Both smartphones comes in Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and can be updated to Android 4.4 Kitkat, Asus Zenfone 6 was released way after the Xiaomi Mi3 and it could’ve come in Android 4.4 ready.
Even though both phones have similar specs, Xiaomi Mi3 uses Sony with a dual-led flash whereas Asus Zenfone 6 has pixel-master technology which promises better shots even in low light. And 2MP camera for selfies and video calls are similar in them both. The Xiaomi Mi3 has HDR capabilities, a closer look at the pictures shows an small imbalance in white balance and less noise reduction.
Xiaomi Mi3 has better Wi-Fi connectivity and has dual band, even though not a great advantage the NFC can come in handy. Both phones have similar 3.5mm jacks. One of the noted difference is in the UI, the Xiaomi Mi3’s MIUI 5.0 has been there for a long time and clearly has way more customization options than Asus Zenfone’s Zen UI.
The Xiaomi Mi3 priced at around 14000 INR has already gained strong roots in Asia and are easily available everywhere within, but is also available to Europe and US with an extra 20$ shipping charge. Whereas the Asus Zenfone 6 priced around 280$ (17000 INR) has released almost all around the globe and is expected to release rest of the world within a couple of weeks.
The external storage missing in Xiaomi Mi3 is a huge setback no matter what, at present the 16GB internal won’t be enough hold all the HD vidoes and applications. If you only trust in big brand names then without a second thought should jump straight for the Asus Zenfone 6 but if you are adventurous and is willing to take a risk opt in for the Xiaomi Mi3 and you won’t be disappointed no matter what. The Xiaomi is not just another Chinese smartphone but they are here to stay, they are sure to bring in a successor to the Xiaomi Mi3 within a few months as sales have clearly shown that.
Whether you go for Asus Zenfone6 or Xiaomi Mi3 be sure that you won’t be disappointed as both are comes with enough features and ready to rumble.