We are aware that cheap phones are not bad phones anymore. There are companies that focus more on affordability, but in any case they don’t forget about the functionality and characteristics. In the category of mid-range phones in terms of price, yet good enough to go towards the high-end, we introduce another phone from the Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi – the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 phone. Let’s check out the characteristics!
Let’s start off with the design – excellent 5.5” phone! Really, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is a very sleek phone with curved edges that lies perfectly in the hand. Its metal build seems strong and durable. On the back of the phone, you will find a camera, of course, and below it – a fingerprint scanner!
On the inside, you will find an octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, and the Mediatek MT6795 Helio X10 chipset. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 comes in two variants: the 16GB model with 2GB of RAM and the 32GB model with 3GB of RAM.
While the performance characteristics are awesome, the camera is somewhat average. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 comes with a 13-megapixel back camera with dual LED flash. Sure, it is a decent camera which you can take good pictures with, but if you are a person who like mobile photographing, you will not be so impressed. On the front side, there is a selfie camera of 5-megapixels.
The battery life is something really awesome in this phone. Namely, it has a 4000 mAh battery, which is definitely much bigger battery than what we are used to seeing on the market at the moment.
|BODY||Dimensions||150 x 76 x 8.7 mm (5.91 x 2.99 x 0.34 in)|
|Weight||164 g (5.78 oz)|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|DISPLAY||Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||5.5 inches (~72.4% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels (~403 ppi pixel density)|
|– MIUI 7.0|
|PLATFORM||OS||Android OS, v5.0.2 (Lollipop)|
|Chipset||Mediatek MT6795 Helio X10|
|CPU||Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53|
|Internal||16 GB, 2 GB RAM
32 GB, 3 GB RAM
|CAMERA||Primary||13 MP, f/2.2, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama|
|Secondary||5 MP, f/2.0, 1080p|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|COMMS||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|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|– 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 4000 mAh battery|
Let’s keep in mind the price of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 – at the moment in China, the 16GB model costs $140 and the 32GB model costs $170. The phone is not available in the States yet, but the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 will soon have a global release. So yes, this is an awesome phone at a very low price for what it offers. It is not perfect (but which phone is perfect, really?), yet for the given price tag, go for it, and don’t think twice!