Quick Review of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (16GB)

The Good
  • Powerful Processor bundled with 2GB of RAM
  • Well calibrated, Crisp, Full HD Display
  • Fingerprint scanner makes it convenient to lock phone and apps
  • Good battery life (4050mAh) and Quick Charging
  • Well Built Metal Unibody
The Bad
  • MIUI may not be to everyone's liking
  • Flash Sale model makes it extremely hard to buy this phone

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (16GB) Full Features & Specifications

Launched in: March 2016
Note: Scores are assigned in comparison to similarly priced products
Model Name: Redmi Note 3
Display   8 /10
Screen Size 5.5 inch
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Screen Type LCD
Pixel Density 401 PPI
Chipset   10 /10
Brand Qualcomm
Processor Speed 1.8GHz
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 9 /10
Processor Type Hexa-Core
RAM 2GB 8 /10
Graphics Adreno 510
Camera   9 /10
Rear Camera Resolution 16MP 10 /10
Front Camera Resolution 5MP 6 /10
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
Dimensions (mm) 150 x 76 x 9
Weight 164 grams
Connectivity 4G LTE (India Compatible), 3G, 2G, WiFi, Bluetooth, VoLTE (Works with Jio)
Audio Jack 3.5mm
Color Silver, Grey, Gold
Build Material Metal Unibody
Device Warranty 1 Year
Storage   8 /10
Internal Storage 16GB 8 /10
Approx. User Available Storage 12.48GB
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, Micro SIM
SIM 2 Details 4G, 3G, 2G, Nano SIM
Hybrid SIM (microSD + SIM) Yes
Battery   9 /10
Battery Capacity 4050mAh
Battery Type Lithium-Polymer (Li-Po)
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging
Fast Charging Yes, Fast Charging

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (16GB) 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 Zuk Z1


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.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (16GB) Ratings

User Reviews for Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (16GB)
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By Saurabh Gupta on July 27, 2017 | Verified Owner
Redmi Note 3 is probably the best budget phone that was launched last year. It has everything one wishes to have in his phone. The customisable MIUI makes the user experience all the more amazing. Enough RAM for fast performance.
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By Kanak Gandhi on July 26, 2017 | Verified Owner
This was the best affordable smartphome from Xiaomi which became the leading best seller in the market. Provides all the good features with customisable MIUI. The phone proves to be the best budget phone. Feels really sleek in hands.
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By soham panja on July 19, 2017 | Verified Owner
Perfect handset to go with. Very sturdy and elegant finish. Its a 100% from my side. Worth the money.
The Good
  • * Processor is really powerful with 2GB RAM adding on to its exceptionally developed features
  • * Battery longevity is nice.
  • * Supports dual nano/micro sims
  • * Camera is really good
  • * Elegant and sturdy
The Bad
  • * Handset is a bit on the heavier side
  • * Speaker is not great
  • * There is no screen protection
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By Anmol Saxena on July 15, 2017 | Verified Owner
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is an affordable smartphone and is a bigger and better version of its Redmi Note 4G. This Dual SIM Dual Standby phone runs on MIUI 7 OS which is based on Android 5.1 Lollipop.
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By Shubham Gupta on July 11, 2017 | Verified Owner
The moment you take it out of the box, the Redmi Note 3 looks and feels incredibly premium, especially in gold. The full-metal body gets a smooth matte finish that doesn't attract fingerprints. It's easy to keep clean too, as dust and grime come off with a simple wipe.
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By Dalbir Kaur on July 11, 2017 | Verified Owner
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 32GB runs Android 5.1 OS and is powered by a 4050 mAh battery. Its a Dual SIM Smartphone, and connectivity options on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 32GB include , GPS, HotSpot,Wifi,Bluetooth.
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