The Affordable Xiaomi Redmi Note 3


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!

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.

xiaomi redmi note 3 phone

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.

The Specifications

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)
Multitouch Yes
– MIUI 7.0


PLATFORM OS Android OS, v5.0.2 (Lollipop)
Chipset Mediatek MT6795 Helio X10
CPU Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU PowerVR G6200


MEMORY Card slot No
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
Video 1080p@30fps
Secondary 5 MP, f/2.0, 1080p


SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes


COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, LE
Infrared port Yes
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
Browser HTML5
Java No
– 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


The Verdict

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!


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