Xiaomi, the most popular Chinese smartphone company in India has started the year 2016 with the release of its Redmi Note 3. But, one of the major difference noticed was that Redmi Note 3 will be powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor whereas in China it with be powered with with MediaTek Helio X10 processor. This smartphone by Xiaomi is the first by the company to be made up of metal body and the first to have fingerprint scanner. This smartphone was announced on March 3 in India, this year. Let us go through a detailed Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 review to understand more about this device.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Review
This superb smartphone is packed with stunning features and will be intensely satisfying to use. One can close his eyes and buy this smartphone. Here are some of the best features of Redmi Note 3 highlighted below.
Design & Build
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is composed of full metal body and has got round edges. The round shaped fingerprint sensor is just below the 16MP camera on the back side. A dual LED flash lies between the camera and fingerprint sensor. The speaker is located at the base. The dual SIM card slots are located on left edge of this smartphone.
You will find microUSB charging port on the base, 3.5mm audio jack on the top and Volume rocket and power buttons on the right edge of Redmi Note 3. A sand blasted matte finish given on the rear side makes the grip strong when you hold this smartphone. It weighs just 164g and is just 8.7mm thick.
Redmi Note 3 has got full HD 5.5 inches IPS display screen with 401ppi pixel density. The screen has good viewing angles and colors look natural. The display is scratch resistant despite having no Corning glass protection. The sunlight display technology used in Mi4i is carried forward to this handset too. The pixels are adjusted automatically in bright sunlight so that you can see the phone screen in bright light. The reading mode reduces blue light to reduce eye fatigue by adding the yellow tinge to phone’s display.
Software & UI
Redmi Note3 is running on Android Lollipop 5.1 and is updatable. It has got MIUI 7 embedded with more Indian themes as compared to its previous UIs. There is only slightly difference between MIUI 6 in previous Xiaomi smartphones and MIUI 7 in this smartphone by Xiaomi. You can even adjust your big 5.5inches screen to 3.5 inches, 4 inches, and even to 4.5 inches.
Redmi Note 3 is powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 chipset that houses a hexa-core processor and dual-core Cortex A72 processor clocked at 1.4GHz. It is well paired with Adreno 510 GPU. It hosts a 2 GB RAM that is capable enough to handle multitasking with ease. The phone doesn’t seem to slow down at all while running multiple apps simultaneously.
This smartphone supports 16MP rear camera having a dual LED flash to capture stunning photos even in low-light conditions. The auto-focus makes photos clearer than ever. It even sports 5MP front camera and the selfie lovers will love it. The Sunlight display features works phenomenally while capturing the photos in bright sunlight.
Redmi Note 3 comes with powerful processor and GPU. The graphics are stunning and processing speed is average. But not the least, 2GB RAM is handling multitasking with ease. The fingerprint scanner is working fabulously and quickly. The photographs clicked looks gorgeous and the camera has got plenty of settings for photo lovers.
Storage & Connectivity
This smartphone comes in two different variants – the 16GB ROM & 2GB RAM variant and 32GB ROM & 3GB RAM variant. You can even expand the memory by adding microSD card to the slot. When talked about connectivity, the device has got Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G, 4G and LTE connectivity along with GPS.
Battery & Price
It comes with huge non-removable Li-Polymer battery of 4050mAh. You will further get battery saver modes to save maximum battery when phone is not in use. The 16GB ROM & 2GB RAM variant cost Rs. 9,999 and the 32GB & 3GB RAM variant costs Rs. 11,999 in the Indian market.
What makes people love Xiaomi Redmi Note 3?
- Available in two different variants at reasonable price
- Easy Multitasking
- Good battery life
What people don’t like about Xiaomi Redmi Note 3?
- Its LCD display
- No Gorilla Glass protection
The Bottom Line
The only disappointing feature of this smartphone is its LCD display which doesn’t have Gorilla glass protection. Overall, Redmi Note 3 is packed with various features and is available at affordable price in two different variants. If you love multitasking and are a photography freak then this smartphone is made for you.