The Xiaomi Mi 3 launched in the fall of 2013 with powerful specs and an attractively low price point. Sure, the phone wasn't easily available in the US, but that made it no less an impressive piece of hardware. After all, it sported a Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP rear-facing camera, and a sizable 3050mAh battery. The phone still has these specs. Do you know what else it has? As of now, official TWRP support.
That's right, our favorite custom recovery has come to the smartphone. That's great for people who want to flash third-party ROMs and such. You can find the download on Team Win's website.