Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Review, Specifications and Features
Last month, Xiaomi has unveiled its new member of the Redmi Note series phablet, named Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. The Redmi Note 3 is a successor of the company’s Redmi Note 2 which launched few months ago. It comes with two important upgrades such as, full metal body over the plastic body and a fingerprint scanner on the back, other specs of the phablet are same as the Redmi Note 2.
It comes with same 5.5-inch Full HD display, Octa-core processor, 13 and 5 megapixels camera back and front respectively. Let’s talk more about the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 review, specifications, features, design, price and more things.
Design and Display
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 full metal body that passed from a sandblasting process that offers more premium looks, comfortable and smoothness while holding the device. Ther is antenna fuselage on the top and bottom of the Redmi Note 3, the company used the top quality assembling technology to assemble the phone. Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is just 8.7 mm thick and weighs 164 grams which slightly thicker and heavier than the Redmi Note 2 respectively.
The Xiaomi’s next generation phablet comes with 5.5-inch IPS display with 1080 x 1920 pixels of resolution. It has 403 PPI density ratio, unfortunately, there is no protection for the display of the Redmi Note 3. It comes with 72.4% screen-to-body ratio and supports multitouch functionality.
On the right edge, there is volume keys and power/lock key, there is no any button on the left side, but there’s Dual SIM card slot. On the top edge, there is 3.5 mm audio jack port and USB port on bottom edge. AT the back, there is 13 megapixels camera with LED flash and a fingerprint sensor, which is a new feature of the phone. On the front side, there is 5 megapixels camera on the top side and three capacitive buttons, home key, and return key stay in the same place on the bottom of the phone with supporting backlights.
Processor and Memory
The Redmi Note 3 comes with a 64-bit Octa-core CPU which clocks at 2 GHZ and Mediatek MT6795 Helio X10 chipset inside along with PowerVR G6200 GPU for graphics. There two versions of the Redmi Note 3, one with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB internal storage option and another with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB internal storage option. There is no micro SD card slot on board in the phablet.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system out of the box with MIUI 7.0 running on top.
Camera and Connectivity
The company’s first full metal body tablet is featured with 13 megapixels camera on the back side with 78 degrees wide-angle, f/2.2 aperture, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash. Additional, the company loaded the phone with some extra camera features and modes, including geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama.
It has 5 megapixels camera on the front side with f/2.0 aperture for selfies and video chats. Both the rear camera and front camera support 1080p resolution video recording.
In terms of connectivity, the phone comes with Dual SIM 4G LTE connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS USB and more connectivity features and accelerometer, gyro, proximity and compass sensors.
There is a fingerprint scanner on the back of the phablet, the company claims that a fingerprint sensor unlocks the Redmi Note 3 in just 0.3s.
It is packed with Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery that delivers up to 264 hours standby, it comes with fast charging feature too.
Gearbest.com, a China-based online retailer offering the Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 3 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB internal storage variant at $209.79. The online retailer is offering the phone with no shipping charge, that means there is free shipping all over the world.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Specifications
|Basic Information||Brand: XiaoMi
Type: 4G Phablet
Service Provide: Unlocked
OS: Android 5.0
Languages: Simplified/Traditional Chinese, English, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Melayu, Catalan, Czech, Dansk, German, Eesti, English, Spanish, Filipino, French, Hrvatski, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Magyar, Dutch, Polski, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Slovak, Suomi, Svenska, Slovenian, Vietnamese, Persian, Arabic, Hinglish, Bengalese, Thai, Burmese, Korean, Japanese, Turkish, Greek, Bulgarian, Kazak, Russian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Urdu
SIM Card Slot: Dual SIM, Dual Standby
SIM Card Type: Dual Micro SIM Card
|Hardware||CPU: MTK Helio X10
Cores: Octa Core, 2.0GHz
GPU: PowerVR G6200
RAM: 3GB RAM
External memory: Not supported
|Network||Wireless Connectivity: Bluetooth, GSM, WiFi, 3G, GPS, 4G, A-GPS
WiFi: 802.11b/g/n wireless internet
Network type: FDD-LTE+WCDMA+GSM
2G: GSM 900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz
4G: FDD-LTE 1800/2100/2600MHz
|Display||Screen type: Capacitive (5-Points)
Screen size: 5.5 inch
Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080 (FHD)
Pixels Per Inch (PPI): 403
|Camera||Camera type: Dual cameras (one front one back)
Back camera: 13.0MP
Front camera: 5.0MP
Auto Focus: Yes
Camera Functions: Face Beauty, Face Detection
Video recording: Yes
|Media Formats||Picture format: JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG
Music format: AAC, AMR, MP3, WAV
Video format: MKV, MP4, ASF
MS Office format: Word, Excel, PPT
E-book format: PDF, TXT
|Other Features||I/O Interface: Micro USB Slot, 3.5mm Audio Out Port, 2 x Micro SIM Card Slot
Sensor: Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Three-axis Gyro, Gravity Sensor
Notification LED: Yes
Sound Recorder: Yes
Additional Features: People, E-book, Wi-Fi, Calculator, MP3, Video Call, 4G, MP4, Bluetooth, Fingerprint recognition, Sound Recorder, GPS, Calendar, Browser
|Battery||Battery Capacity (mAh): 4000mAh Built-in Battery
Battery Type: Lithium-ion Polymer Battery
|Package Contents||Cell Phone: 1
Power Adapter: 1
USB Cable: 1
|Dimensions||Product size: 15.0 x 7.6 x 0.865 cm / 5.90 x 2.99 x 0.34 inches
Package size: 18 x 12 x 6 cm / 7.07 x 4.72 x 2.36 inches
Product weight: 0.164 kg
Package weight: 0.500 kg