Here’s how to book Xiaomi Mi3 from Flipkart the easy way

Xiaomi has recently created a lot of buzz in social media, teaming up with Flipkart to launch it’s Mi3 smartphone in India. This surely has got a lot of media and buyer attention. They are offering the smartphone in restricted way, the users are suppose to register for the ‘flash-sale’ about 1 week before the sale. The device itself is pretty solid, especially for the price it sells for. Xiaomi Mi3 is exclusively sold via Flipkart, just like we had Moto G and E previously.

The early stocks of the Mi3 were sold out in second, literally. The site itself saw downtimes and problems due to the huge traffic hitting their website. They were only able to fix it after 2-3 sales of Mi3, but it’s all fine now. The last lot was out of stock in 2.3 seconds.

You can just skip at the end of the post on how to book the Mi3 easily.

The Xiaomi Mi3

The Xiaomi Mi3

Mi3 Specs

Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 144.00 x 72.00 x 8.10
Weight (g) 145.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3050
Removable battery No
Colours Metallic Grey
SAR value NA
Screen size (inches) 5.00
Touchscreen Yes
Touchscreen type Capacitive
Resolution 1080×1920 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 441
Colours 16M
Processor 2.3GHz quad-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 8274AB
Internal storage 16GB
Rear camera 13-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 2-megapixel
Operating System Android 4.4
Skin MIUI version 5
Java support Yes
Browser supports Flash Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/ b/ g/ n/ ac
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
Infrared No
Wi-Fi Direct Yes
MHL Out No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Charging via Micro-USB Yes
Proprietary charging connector No
Proprietary data connector No
Number of SIMs 1
SIM Type Regular
3G Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer Yes
Temperature sensor No

How to book Mi3 quickly and easily?

This is sort of an hack to book the Mi3, but works pretty well. All you have to do it to run the script just about 5-10 minutes before the sale starts and this script will take care of everything else. You still need to be registered to buy the device before the sale.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open the Flipkart Mi3 Page.
  2. Open the console on this page, hit Ctrl + Shift + J on Chrome.
  3. Copy paste the contents on this file into the console. This is the javascript hack to book the Mi3 as soon as possible.
  4. The script tries to buy the device every second. I was able to grab the device on 19 Aug using the script.
  5. Make sure to begin running the script only 5-10 min before the sale time, and keep it running until the sale is over.
  6. The script will alert you when it will be able to book the Mi3 for you.
  7. Now, just continue to the Cart and pay for your order!

This hack is pretty easy. To be noted that this script was written on 19 Aug 2014 during the sale of Mi3 and it worked perfectly. I can’t guarantee that you will be able to buy the device for sure, but this script is pretty easy and there’s no harm is trying this.


Akshat loves to code, which is why he's a web developer. He founded Virtuaniz to serve his passion for tech, and currently serves as the Editor. You can follow him on the web: Website, Facebook, Twitter

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