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   4 /10
Screen Size 5.5 inch
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Screen Type LCD
Pixel Density 401 PPI
Chipset   7 /10
Brand Qualcomm
Processor Speed 1.8GHz
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 650
Processor Type Hexa-Core
RAM 2GB 7 /10
Graphics Adreno 510
Camera   8 /10
Rear Camera Resolution 16MP
Front Camera Resolution 5MP
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)
Headphone Jack Type 3.5mm
Color Silver, Grey, Gold
Build Material Metal Unibody
Device Warranty 1 Year
Storage   9 /10
Internal Storage 16GB
Approx. User Available Storage 12.48GB
Card Slot Yes
Maximum Card Slot Capacity 32GB
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   10 /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.


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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) (Total: 43)
By Monika Mehra on October 27, 2017 | Verified Owner
Best affordable smartphones in all the ranges of Xiaomi and was the best seller. It provides all good features with a custom MIUI.
The Good
  • Battery Life
  • Custom MIUI
  • Does not hang at all
The Bad
  • Low internal storage
  • Gets heated up quickly
  • Front camera
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By Satish Jhamb on October 18, 2017 | Verified Owner
It is powered by Snapdragon 625 soc. Which makes its interface very communicative and is very simple in usage. It's got many other amazing features.
The Good
  • 5.5 inch full HD display, 2.5 D curved glass
  • 4 GB ram, 64 GB internal storage, micro SD card support
  • 4100 Mah battery
  • High resolution camera
The Bad
  • Android 6.4 marshmallow
  • Hybrid dual sim card slot.
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By Mayank Goyal on October 7, 2017 | Verified Owner
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is well featured phone with an affordable price. I would recommend you to buy this phone as there is no such serious problem with this phone. Also the price is very affordable.
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By Bhavesh Ahuja on September 2, 2017
Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 3 at the turn of last year and it was powered by a MediaTek Helio X10. In the spring of 2016, a Qualcomm-driven Redmi Note 3 followed and broke the company's sales record in India. Now this full review admittedly comes a little late, but the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is still on many people's radar, so we figured a way to compare the Mediatek-powered original and the Snapdragon edition might come in handy. Besides the chipset, there's also a new camera sensor, a 16MP unit even if it is limited to 1080p video recording. Another difference is the second SIM card tray can now take microSD cards. It's the hybrid kind, which isn't ideal for people who want to have it all. Other than that, the hardware is perfectly familiar. Like sealed batteries, the shared card slot is the compromise we're only going to see more often, like it or not. Anyway, even this less-than-perfect solution makes an already popular and capable phone better than before. The near perfect balance of price and specs should be no news but let's check out the rest of the Redmi Note 3 with the dragon fire at medium heat.
The Good
  • Aluminum unibody design
  • 5.5" IPS display of 1080p resolution
  • Android 5.1.1 with MIUI 8 (Global 6.7.5 Beta)
  • Great 16mp rear camera with PDAF
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 4000mAh battery
The Bad
  • Runs Lollipop
  • Non-removable battery
  • Cannot have 2 SIMs and a microSD card
  • No Quick charge 2.0/3.0 support, just 5V/2A charging
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By Akashdeep Singh on August 20, 2017 | Verified Owner
Awesome phone having great features with long battery life and good performance. This phone have 13mp camera with which pictures comes out to be decent. Build quality of this phone is also very good, it's a solid phone. The gaming performance is awesome due to adreno 510 and Snapdragon 650.
The Good
  • Great processor
  • Good battery life
  • Fast UI
  • Solid metal body
  • Properly balanced
  • Ram management is good
  • Fast updates
The Bad
  • Hybrid SIM slot
  • Storage is not enough for gaming
  • Don't have any screen protector
  • Non removable battery
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By Anshul Marwah on August 19, 2017 | Verified Owner
Redmi Note 3 is probably one of the best budget phone. It is very easy to use, has good battery life, and doesn't hang at all. The sound quality and picture quality is pretty good as well. However, it gets heated up pretty quickly.
The Good
  • Very easy to use
  • Good battery life
  • Does not hang
The Bad
  • Gets heated up quickly
  • The front camera can be better
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