Xiaomi is aggressively moving forward in the smartphone market. Their growth is amazing at International level. Now Xiaomi strikes the market with Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. The previous version of the Note series, Redmi Note 2 was released on August 2015. Within 3 months, the next version Redmi Note 3 is getting released in November 2015. But, there are notable differences in Hardware, Memory, and Battery. Also, the body is made up of metal unlike the Note 2.
Amazingly Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has very highly specified hardware for the very reasonable price compared it with the other top brand competitors with same specifications. It is expected that this new model will cross the “Million” devices sales mark in no time. Let’s take a look into the specifications, features and price details with a special discount coupon.
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Review: Design and Build Quality
This is Xiaomi’s first full metal Smartphone. In each and every part, the finishing looks perfect. It uses 120 point Sandblasting technology smooth finish which makes the metal surface very soft and nice to touch and handle. While this Note 3 has a big capacity 4000mAh battery, the size is still thin and lightweight, comparing to other smartphones with the same size of batteries. Xiaomi seems very keen in producing an attracting design with good hardware and a big battery.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has a thickness of just 8.65mm and weighing 164 grams. Considering the battery size and 5.5-inch screen size, this is a very thin and sleek device. Back Cover is Non – Detachable with a built in battery inside. SIM tray is located on the left side. Volume Buttons and Power buttons located on the right side. On the back side, in the top center, 13 MP Camera is located. Below the camera, a dual tone flashlight is located. Fingerprint sensor coming third in this line on the back side. It is available in three color variants – Silver, Gold and Dark Grey.
While looking this metal build, it gives a very attracting look. Anyone looking at this Phone will like this. But, there is nothing new in this design. At the same time, Xiaomi stands out with a perfect finishing in the metal body and a thin and lightweight design with a large capacity battery.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Review: Display
Like the Redmi Note 2, this new Redmi Note 3 has the same Full HD display with 1920 x 1080 pixels screen resolution. The screen size is also the same 5.5 inch in diagonal. It has the wide angle view to see the display clearly from a distance. Screen density of this smartphone measures as 403 pixels per inch. This is a high-level density and it gives a crystal clear looks with more sharpness in the display.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Review: Camera
Redmi Note 3 has a 13-megapixel camera in the rear and a 5-megapixel camera in the front. The rear camera is performing well with such high-quality lens. Dual tone flashlight is giving support to the rear camera to get light. The big size aperture f/2.2 is another regular feature not missed here. Focusing time is reduced to as low as 0.1 seconds which allows us to make more snaps quickly. The sample pictures show how clarity we can get from this rear camera. It is very sharp and clear. Check the pictures below.
The front 5-megapixel camera is little less for this highly specified smartphone. But, Xiaomi enhanced the feature of that camera with 36 smart beauty profiles, as the most of us using the front camera for selfies. Using the beauty profiles, selfies will look good with the proper settings.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Review: Hardware and OS Specification
Hardware has the following specs – Media Tek’s Helio X10 Octa-core Processor with maximum clock speed up to 2.0 GHz. It is supported by PowerVR G6200 GPU, which can be clocked up to 700Hz when combining with the Helio X10 processor. Redmi Note 3 is available in two memory variants – 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM and 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM. There is no expandable memory option added in this Phone, which is a disadvantage. Those who use more apps, games, Pics and Videos, must consider this point. 32GB variant is recommended for those who use more storage. The battery is inbuilt with 4000mAh capacity. Installed OS in Redmi Note is as usual the most acclaimed MiUi 7 OS which is based on Android 5.0 OS.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Review: Performance
Multitasking Performance: Helio X10 is the latest processor which is a direct competitor for Snapdragon 810 processor. As the snapdragon 810 is reported for heating issues, Helio X10 is leading in the market now. With MiUi 7 OS, nearly 1GB of RAM space would be used for OS function. So, the remaining could be the usable memory. In that case, 3GB RAM has more performance than 2GB RAM variant. Multitasking is not an issue with both 2GB and 3GB variant. The difference may be noticed only during high-end gaming. Considering the Multitasking, Redmi Note 3 scores well without any issues.
As told earlier, with the 3GB RAM there would be no glitch or lagging, but there is a possibility of lagging in a case of 2GB RAM while playing a high-end game. But, for casual and strategy games in Android, no lagging in both variants of memory. Mostly the action games are the issue makers. It will be a good choice to pick 3GB RAM, for those who expect a never lagging performance.
Redmi Note 2 received issues in battery draining. Considering that, Redmi Note 3 comes with a big capacity battery with a 4000mAh. This battery could give backup for long hours with heavy usage. For casual users, it may extend more than a day and night. The battery is also made so thin to make the entire size of the Phone looks thin.
Most wanted connectivity function of these days – 4G LTE is available in Redmi Note 3. Also, it is specially mentioned my Xiaomi that it will work well in USA, UK, India and most of the International countries where Xiaomi has a large base of fans.
WiFi 802.11 as dual band, WiFi Direct, Hotspot, 3G, 2G are other Internet connectivity functions available. The latest version of Bluetooth 4.1 is featured in this phone. Infrared and Micro USB port are other connectivity options available.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Review: Price
Two variants of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 available in Everbuying online store. 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM – $189.53 : 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM – $218.40. With a special Coupon code, you can get a special discount in Everbuying store. Coupon Code – For 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM Variant – 16Note3, Discount Price – $171.99 : For 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM Variant – 32Note3, Discount Price – $199.99
Note: Coupon code is only available for silver and grey color.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Review: Verdict
When looking at the hardware and specs, anyone can understand this is a low priced smartphone for this specs. Once again Xiaomi brings the Price Scale for smartphone low as they did the same in past. For the price of $199.99, Helio X10 Octa Core processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM, 13 MP and 5 MP cameras, Never lagging performance, 4000mAh battery and many more values added. Comparing to the other top brands with the same or fewer specifications, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is a great deal for the low price.