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June 19, 2014

Flagship Battle: Xiaomi vs Cherry Mobile, Starmobile, MyPhone

Now that Xiaomi is set to release the Mi 3 to the public starting next week, a lot of people are looking at it as a local smartphone killer thanks to its high-end specs and aggressive price tag. But on paper, does it really have everything to obliterate local competition? Let’s find out by pitting the Mi 3 against local flagships in a spec battle below.

xiaomi mi3

Xiaomi Mi 3 vs Cherry Mobile Omega Infinity

xiaomi vs cm_2

Xiaomi Mi 3 pros:
* Higher pixel density
* NFC
* Android KitKat
* Larger battery
* Lower price tag (Php4,400 less)

Cherry Mobile Omega Infinity pros:
* Larger display
* Larger internal storage
* Larger camera pixel count
* Dual SIM
* Miracast

Xiaomi Mi 3 vs Starmobile Octa

xiaomi vs sm

Xiaomi Mi 3 pros:
* Android KitKat
* Larger battery
* Lower price tag (Php6,391 less)

Starmobile Octa pros:
* Asahi scratch resistant glass
* Larger internal storage
* Larger camera pixel count
* Dual SIM
* Wireless charging

Xiaomi Mi 3 vs MyPhone Infinity

xiaomi vs mp

Xiaomi Mi 3 pros:
* NFC
* Android KitKat
* Larger battery
* Lower price tag (Php2,400 less)

MyPhone Infinity pros:
* Gorilla Glass 2
* Larger camera pixel count
* Dual SIM
* USB OTG

Judging from the pros listed above, the Xiaomi Mi 3 wins across the board for having the lowest price tag, largest battery, and the latest iteration of Android OS. However, it lacks some of the features that some Filipino smartphone consumers need such as Dual-SIM support, larger internal storage due to the absence of a microSD card slot, and a scratch resistant display.

To conclude, if you’re in a budget, the Mi 3 will get you the most bang for the buck. However, if you require the added features mentioned earlier and don’t mind shelling out a few grand more, then the local flagships are still viable options.


47 Responses to “Flagship Battle: Xiaomi vs Cherry Mobile, Starmobile, MyPhone”

  1. markz says:

    sa camera palang talo na mga local brand..kahit 18mp pa cam nyan wala parin kwenta kung panget nman ang sensor,,,,,baka nakalimotan nyo sony exmor gamit na cam nang mi3 f2.2 aperture yan..khit 13mp yan malinaw na malinaw parin kuha nyan… compare sa 18mp nga panget nman yung cam

  2. a2d2 says:

    The biggest issue for me is the single sim of Mi3. The display of Mi3 i think is gorilla glass already, not sure. But i read somewhere that it is.
    Anyways, a dual sim variant will surely come out.

  3. chrono says:

    I want the Nvidia Tegra 4 version…

  4. TotoyBrown says:

    Snapdragon 800 paired with Adreno 330, Sony 13mp Camera, 3050mah Battery, Miui V5(Kitkat-based OS) and Full HD Display at this price? Wala nang usapan. Talbog lahat ng Local Brand dito.

    Wala akong pakelam kung China phone man to. Bakit ang ibang Local Brand ba gawang Pinas? Sasakit lang ulo mo sa mga depektibong unit.

    Specs and price-wise. Walang tatalo dito! Kahit anong brand pa yan. Name it!

    Too bad 3000 lang ang available of PH. Sana initial release lang nila yun. Btw, I’m not interested with this toy. Aantayin ko yung Mi Pad nila na first every Tegra k1-powered Tablet..

    • archie says:

      Kilala kasi ang Xiaomi sa pagkakaroon ng conservative inventory. Whether it’s to ensure na maayos ang quality ng product na irerelease, test selling lang or to just make hype, siguradong lalaki din ang inventory nila pag nakita nilang in-demand sila sa pinas.

  5. TotoyBrown says:

    Snapdragon 800 paired with Adreno 330, Sony 13mp Camera, 3050mah Battery, Miui V5(Kitkat-based OS) and Full HD Display at this price? Wala nang usapan. Talbog lahat ng Local Brand dito.

    Wala akong pakelam kung China phone man to. Bakit ang ibang Local Brand ba gawang Pinas? Sasakit lang ulo mo sa mga depektibong unit.

    Specs and price-wise. Walang tatalo dito! Kahit anong brand pa yan. Name it!

    Too bad 3000 lang ang available sa PH. Sana initial release lang nila yun. Btw, I’m not interested with this toy. Aantayin ko yung Mi Pad nila na first every Tegra k1-powered Tablet..

  6. Ron says:

    Since when is having a bigger screen a “pro”? So the Asus FoneTab 7 and those Samsung Megas are “super” “pros”?

  7. jb says:

    try to look xiaomi mi3s comparision with other known devices..Samsung Galaxy s5, iphone 5c, htc one m8,oppo find 7a, one plus one, etc..if mi3 isnt that powerful then it shouldn’t have been compared with this powerful devices..

  8. arjae says:

    xiaomi is also gorilla glass and usb OTG

  9. vladimir says:

    even the Redmi note and not the mi3 will be compare to local flagships phone i think redmi note still superior with this specs 8-Core MTK 6592 1.7GHz processor
    5.5″ HD IPS display
    3,200 mAh lithium-polymer battery
    13MP rear facing camera | 5MP front facing camera and a price of only P6700.00. this must be a game changer.

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