Quick Review of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

The Good
  • Brilliant Full HD display
  • Great processing power with 3GB RAM
  • Rear mounted fingerprint scanner
  • All metal body offers premium feel
  • Long lasting 4050mAh battery
The Bad
  • Lots of Bloatware pre-installed
  • MIUI interface may not be user friendly for all
  • Outdated Android version
  • Xiaomi is known for not providing Android version software updates

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Full Features & Specifications

Launched in: March 2016
Note: Scores are assigned in comparison to similarly priced products
Model Name: Note 3
Display   4 /10
Screen Size 5.5 inch
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Screen Type LCD
Pixel Density 401 PPI
Bezel Less No
Chipset   9 /10
Brand Qualcomm
Processor Speed 1.8GHz
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 9 /10
Processor Type Hexa-Core
RAM 3GB 8 /10
Graphics Adreno 510
Camera   8 /10
Rear Camera Resolution 16MP
Dual Rear Camera No
Front Camera Resolution 5MP
Dual Selfie Camera No
Camera Details Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face/Smile Detection, HDR, Panorama
Video Recording Resolution Full HD Video Recording (1080p)
Camera Features Autofocus, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Dual Tone LED Flash
General Specifications
Operating System Android
OS Version Android 5.1 Lollipop
OS Detail MIUI 7
OS Upgradable To Android 6.0
Device Type Touchscreen
USB Connector Type Micro USB
Features Fingerprint Scanner, InfraRed (IR) Blaster, GPS, FM Radio
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Magnetometer, Gyroscope
Dimensions (mm) 150 x 76 x 9
Weight 164 grams
Connectivity 4G LTE (India Compatible), 3G, 2G, WiFi, Bluetooth, VoLTE (Works with Jio)
Headphone Jack Type 3.5mm
Color Silver, Grey, Gold
Build Material Metal Unibody
Device Warranty 1 Year
Head SAR 1.26W/kg
In The Box Device, Charger & Cable Separate, SIM Ejector Tool, User Manual
Storage   9 /10
Internal Storage 32GB
Approx. User Available Storage 26.28GB
Card Slot Yes
Maximum Card Slot Capacity 32GB
Communication
SIM Card Slots Dual
Network Type GSM
SIM Card Type Micro SIM, Nano SIM
SIM 1 Details 4G, 3G, 2G, Nano SIM
SIM 2 Details 3G, 2G, Micro SIM
Hybrid SIM (microSD + SIM) Yes
2G Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G Bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Battery   10 /10
Battery Capacity 4050mAh
Battery Type Lithium-Polymer (Li-Po)
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes, Quick Charge

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Features

Xiaomi, very well known for delivering smartphones with top notch specs at very competitive prices has done it again with it’s Redmi Note 3. The device features all metal unibody design which does feel very premium in hands and good to hold.


In terms of performance, the phone rocks a Hexa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor clocked at 1.8 GHz. In terms of RAM the device is available in two options viz. 2GB RAM that has 16GB internal storage and 3GB RAM variant that comes with 32GB internal storage and the storage is expandable up to 32GB via a MicroSD card.


Up front is a 5.5 inch Full HD (1920x1080 resolution) IPS LCD display that gives it a pixel density of 401PPI which does sound very sharp and you should not see any pixelation. The rear sports a good 16MP camera that can record videos up to 1080p and has some features like Face/Smile detection, HDR and so on from the software end of the device. Also beneath the rear camera lies a fingerprint sensor. Camera on the front is a 5MP shooter for those quick selfies.


The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is powered by a 4050mAh non-removable battery and supports Dual Micro+Nano SIMs and supports 4G with VoLTE. The phone runs on MIUI 7 based on Android Lollipop (5.1) and is available in three colors, Gold, Grey and Silver.


Alternatives:

LeEco Le 1s

Honor 5x

Lenovo Vibe K4 Note


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


1. Does the Redmi Note 3 support Reliance Jio network?

- Yes, the phone does support 4G LTE with VoLTE and can be used with the Reliance Jio SIM.


2. Will this phone support my existing Nano SIM card?

- Yes, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 will accept your existing Nano SIM card. However, the other slot will accept Micro SIM only.


3. What type or charging connector do I need? How much time does it take to charge?

- The device has a Micro USB port for charging and data syncing. With the supplied charger, Redmi Note 3 takes around 3 hours to full charge.


4. Is this a good phone for gaming?

- Yes, for the price it is an excellent phone for gaming. It should run games from all major publishers flawlessly.


5. Will this get further software updates of Android?

- Looking at the past, Xiaomi is not good with providing Android version software updates but focuses more on the their own MIUI skin over Android. Thus, the phone is not expected to receive Android Nougat or later updates.


6. Is the after sales service reliable? Should I buy extended warranty?

- Over the years, after sales service of Xiaomi has improved and now covers most part of India when it comes to service centers. Additionally, you may also go for their accidental warranty that also includes free pick and drop. Accidental warranty is only available when you make the purchase from Xiaomi's official site www.mi.com.


7. What comes in the box?

- Box of the Redmi Note 3 contains of the device itself, a wall charger, data syncing cable and a SIM ejector pin. Unfortunately, earphones are not bundled with the phone.


8. How much time does Redmi Note 3 take to charge?

- The Redmi Note 3 takes around 2 hour 50 minutes to fully charge from 0 to 100%. 


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Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Ratings

User Reviews for Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (Total: 39)
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By Mohammad Raza on November 4, 2017 | Verified Owner
Redmi Note 3 is a great phone with just a few flaws in it. It's screen size is huge making it difficult to use with one hand. The battery life is amazing and lasts more than just a day even with extensive usage, making it the best buy for someone with high daily usage.
The Good
  • Battery
  • Fingerprint sensor
The Bad
  • Massive screen
  • Heating issue
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By Ahaana Kashyap on October 26, 2017 | Verified Owner
I bought this phone few days back. Metallic Body with finger print sensor are just the plus points.
The Good
  • Premium metallic body
  • Good Display Quality
The Bad
  • Hybrid dual SIM slot
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By Mansi Goyal on October 26, 2017
Love at first site! That's what happened with me when i came across this phone while surfing the net for new mobiles. Metallic Body with finger print sensor are just the plus points.
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By Bhanvi Kakkar on October 14, 2017 | Verified Owner
I got this phone for my father on his birthday and am not much satisfied with its working.
The Good
  • 1 Good picture quality
  • 2 4G enabled works well with jio
  • 3 Dual sim
  • 4 Touch unlock
  • 5 Good battery life
  • 6 Has mi remote which is sometimes very useful
The Bad
  • 1 Touch unlock does not work well
  • 2 Screen remains unresponsive many times
  • 3 Phone does not recognize touch many times
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By Mazhar Ahmed on September 5, 2017 | Verified Owner
The first phone I bought from my own earnings, this phone never disappoints to do all the tasks in time and pace. Feels really good to hold in hands, with a user-friendly interface of MIUI8. The fingerprint sensor works really good too.
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By Neha Chanana on September 5, 2017 | Verified Owner
One of the best phones I have used yet. Definitely in love with the Mi brand. The camera could have been better though.
The Good
  • - Amazing battery, just charge once a day
  • - Sturdy
  • - Light weight
  • - Very fast and rarely hangs
The Bad
  • - Needs a better camera
  • - Less storage
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