Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 – Complete Review, Specs, Gallery, And More
Xiaomi has just launched a new smartphone in their Note series with their new beast called Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 in India, It was launched in China last year. They always come with new technologies in their smartphones and, this time, they launched Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 with very powerful and effective fingerprint scanner. There is a difference between China Model and Indian model of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and that is Indian variant comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 chipset and in another hand, the Chinese variant has MediaTek Helio X10 processor.
Another big change in Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is, it is made by the full metal body, except phone’s top section and bottom section because both sides are used for an antenna for a good network. It is the first smartphone from Xiaomi which is built by Metal and Fingerprint scanner.
Redmi Note 3 was launched in India on 3 March by Hugo Barra, Xiaomi’s vice president of the international process. In this launch event, Hugo Barra also cover all specification of Redmi Note 3, he differentiates the power of Note 3 with another smartphone in the market. You can check below video to find out what he did actually on the event.
Full Launch Event Video – by Xiaomi India Official Youtube Channel.
Let’s Start Our Review On Redmi Note 3
Build and Design:
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is a well-built smartphone in the market because It contains so many special things like it sports with an all metal body with rounded edges on the corner which gives you smooth corners.
The camera placed in the perfect position for a big smartphone like this, the camera is placed on the back of the phone in the center with Fingerprint scanner and in the middle, you will get dual-tone LED flashlights.
The speakers are placed on the bottom section and below speakers, xiaomi place one thin chin to ensure that you will get a small gap between speaker section and the surface of the phone.
On the left, you will get a sim card slot and on the right, you will get volume rockers and power on/off buttons. In the bottom section, there is microUSB charging and data syncing port, and on the top edge of phone, you will find the 3.5mm audio jack for music, an infrared blaster for your home appliances (Note: Good thing is Xiaomi allow you to use third party app called Peel Universal Remote TV Guide App for handling your AC, television etc.) and You will get a full HD 5.5 display with the display resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels with 403 PPI (Pixels Per Inch).
The One-handed uses is not that much handy but Xiaomi gave us an option like we can change the screen size by just swiping the finger on home button which is situated between back and menu button. But you can say in hand feel is good because of rounded edges and smooth surface.
The phone has just 8.7mm thickness and 164 grams in weight. It has a huge 4050mAh battery which gives you very good battery life. If you are a normal user then your phone stand with you easily 2 days and if you are a heavy user then this phone easily stands with you whole day.
You Can Check The Glass Test by Hugo Barra and Jai Mani:
Redmi Note 3 comes with brand new Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 SoC with Hexa Core processor which divided into two sections, a dual core Cortex A72 processor clocked at 1.8GHz and the second one is quad-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1.4GHz both are paired with Adreno 510 GPU.
Redmi Note 3 comes in two variants – 2GB RAM with 16GB Storage and other comes with 3GB Ram with 32GB Storage. You can expand the memory via microSD card up to 32GB. And the phone runs on Android 5.1 OS with MIUI 7 skin.
In camera section, you will get a 16MP rear camera with f/2.0, phase detection autofocus feature and dual-LED (dual tone) flashlight and a 5MP selfie camera. The camera contains Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama like features. You can record full HD videos on 1080p@30fps (frame per second).
Redmi Note 3 comes with latest MIUI 7 which was launched last year by Hugo Barra and this phone loaded with MIUI 7. Xiaomi adds some new features in this UI. For Indian consumers Xiaomi India team done a great job in terms of new Indian themes and more language support.
Xiaomi India adds additional apps in the phone like Flesky, Facebook, WPS Office and Swiftkey.
Redmi Note 3 Specs:
|Redmi Note 3||Specifications|
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Status||Available. Released 2016, February|
|Dimensions||150 x 76 x 8.7 mm|
|Display Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen|
|Screen Size||5.5 inches|
|Display Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels (403 ppi)|
|UI (User Interface)||MIUI7|
|OS||Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8956 Snapdragon 650|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 & Dual-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A72|
|Card slot||microSD, up to 128 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)|
|Internal||16 GB, 2 GB RAM
32 GB, 3 GB RAM
|Primary Camera||16 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash|
|Secondary Camera||5 MP, 1080p|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||v4.1, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|Radio||Stereo FM radio, recording|
|USB||microUSB v2.0, USB On-The-Go|
|Sensors||Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|Additional Features||- Fast battery charging
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- XviD/MP4/H.265 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
- Photo/video editor
- Document viewer
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po 4050 mAh battery|
|Colors||Silver, Gray, Gold|
|Price||16 GB, 2 GB RAM (Rs. 9,998)
32 GB, 3 GB RAM (Rs. 11,998)
It is the best smartphone in this price range, you will get almost all latest features in this. I strongly recommend this smartphone to all my viewers. One more suggestion for all of my audience if you want to use this smartphone for more than one year than go for 32GB variant because in this you also get more internal storage.
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