Does the latest affordable điện thoại thông minh offering from mi prove lớn be a compelling choice? We find out, in this in-depth xiaomi Redmi note 3 review!
While not without its issues, the xiaomi mi Redmi lưu ý 3 excels in key areas where its competitors vì chưng not, including its premium build quality, exceptional battery life, và the availability of a fast & accurate fingerprint reader, all for an impressive sub-$200 price point.
While not without its issues, the xiaomi Redmi note 3 excels in key areas where its competitors vị not, including its premium build quality, exceptional battery life, & the availability of a fast & accurate fingerprint reader, all for an impressive sub-$200 price point.
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Along with a larger focus on affordability this year in the mid-range and high-end segments, there has also been a slew of lower-end smartphones launched, falling in the sub-$200 category, that have proved khổng lồ be impressive as well. Granted, these devices aren’t perfect and often have their fair nói qua of compromises, but Chinese OEM xiaomi is looking khổng lồ shake things up with their latest addition khổng lồ the affordable Redmi series. Does this device prove khổng lồ be a compelling choice? We find out, in this in-depth xiaomi mi Redmi chú ý 3 review!


The Redmi note 3 may feature some elements of the thiết kế language of its predecessor, but when it comes to lớn build quality, the metal unibody construction of the former is in stark contrast khổng lồ the matte finish plastic build of the Redmi lưu ý 2. That’s not lớn say that the build chất lượng and design of the Redmi cảnh báo 2 was bad by an stretch, but the premium look và feel its successor provides is certainly something that users will appreciate, & is a very pleasant surprise, given its price point.

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The curved edges and sides of the device make for a somewhat better handling experience, but the metal toàn thân is quite slippery, so using this rather large phone with one hand isn’t the easiest. The metal backing transitions into convincingly colored plastic caps at the top & bottom that are likely in place to lớn help with antenna reception, but also provide a nice gripping point when holding the device in the landscape orientation.


Taking a look around the device, the power button and volume rocker are on the right side, và provide exceptional tactile feedback and responsiveness. The headphone jack và microUSB port are at the top & bottom respectively, and up đứng top is also an IR blaster. On the back is the single speaker unit, along with the new addition of a fingerprint scanner that is found below the camera. Up front are three capacitive navigation keys, with the first being assignable to open either the Recent Apps tray or an ứng dụng Menu.


The Redmi chú ý 3 comes with a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, resulting in a px density of 403 ppi. The display is quite good overall, but is somewhat lacking in contrast và resolution, và there are certainly devices that fall in this price range with better displays out there. The display’s sunlight readability and minimum brightness màn chơi are notably good however, và the adaptive brightness feature also worked really well during our testing.

Under the hood, the Redmi cảnh báo 3 comes with an octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 processor, clocked at 2 GHz, and backed by the PowerVR G6200 GPU & 2 or 3 GB of RAM. This particular review unit is of the 3 GB RAM variety, & as expected, multi-tasking is a breeze, but 2 GB of RAM should be more than enough as well. On the performance front, the Redmi note 3 performs surprisingly well, especially when considering its price point.

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Everything is very smooth, and minimal lag is lớn be seen only when running more processor-intensive tasks. Gaming is also very enjoyable on the device, but keep in mind that this is only when the device is set lớn Performance Mode, và there is some stutter và lag when switched to the other battery modes.

16 GB or 32 GB storage options are available, which also determines the RAM you get, but with no expandable storage via microSD thẻ to be found, most users will be better off opting for the higher storage version anyway. The device also comes with a standard suite of connectivity options, but given the fact that it isn’t officially available in the US, access to lớn 4G LTE networks isn’t possible. HSPA+ on the AT&T and T-Mobile networks is plenty fast though, & the call quality proved lớn be pretty good as well.

The rear speaker of the Redmi note 3 is about average, & while it gets reasonably loud, the sound unique is tinny & somewhat distorted. The speaker is also very easy to muffle when the device is placed on a flat surface, as is the case with most rear speaker setups. A new addition in hardware is the fingerprint scanner on the back, which is ideally placed to be within comfortable reach of the index finger, & proves khổng lồ be fast và very accurate. When compared lớn the high-end Nexus 6P, the scanner may not be as fast, but the accuracy is just as good, which is fantastic lớn see on an affordable smartphone.

The battery of the Redmi chú ý 3 may not be user replaceable, but making up for it is its large 4,000 mAh capacity. The battery life is impressive, with anywhere between 4 & 5 và a half hours of screen-on time possible, và the device has no problem allowing for a full day of usage comfortably. There is no fast charging capabilities to be had, but the great battery life means that it isn’t a requirement either.