A New flagship smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 from Xiaomi.Xiaomi has been popularly known by most of the people with its cool features given budget prices. Even the competiters found it hard to compete with this company. Xiaomi offering a lot more features within a budget where the same features come up with a mid-range smartphones in the higher grade companies. After giving some powerful component and cutting the cost, the time has come to improve with the built quality and design.
Major companies like lenovo, Huawei, have been using more metallic material to make and compete their model with the high end devices. The recently released Honor 5x and Le eco 1 s were made more metallic rather than using plastic. The technology is not limited to the higher grade mobile manufacturers, Coolpad Note 3 has proven this by using a finger print sensor which mostly see in the premium mobiles of iphone and samsung.
Xiaomi hasn’t released a mobile after it Redmi 2 and it outdated. Xiaomi is on right time with a new Xiaomi Redmi Note3. The first look which was seen in December was running with a Mediatek processor but the one launched in India comes with a Qualcomm processor making it more competing with high end mobiles. Like Xiaomi Redmi 2 this mobile is also made in India. The two competitors for this phone would be the Lenovo vibe K4 Note and LeEco’s Le1s.
Since the Xiaomi has made this mobile look more premium we go with the look and feel.
As the moment you take the phone out of the box, this mobile look incredibly premium with metallic finish especially gold in colour. This smooth matte finish doesn’t attract fingerprints and its easy to clean the dust with a single wipe. Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 comes with a 5.5 inch HD IPS display with very narrow side bezels. There is a glossy rim running around the front facia which above the display to prevent it from scratches when the phone is placed down.The display has a scratch resistant layer, although Xiaomi hasn’t stated this explicitly.
There’s a 5-megapixel camera on the top along with a LED notification light for alerts. The capacitive buttons in the bottom are backlit.The volume rocker and power buttons are placed on the right and the dual sim stray is on the left side. We have a infrared emitter. The mobile uses a USB connector for charging and data transfers
On the back we have a 16-megapixel camera with a dual LED flash light and a finger print sensor. The speaker is on the back bottom of the phone. The quality of the mobile looks good. The Phone comes with a 10W charger, a sim ejector tool and instruction leaflets. Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 feel comfortable in the hand it is fairly sim with 8.7mm with good weight distribution.
Specifications of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3.
Though it feels like it is a budget mobile it hasn’t reduced its hardware specifications. This is the first phone to roll out Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 650 SoC. It has a It’s a hexa-core SoC, much like the Snapdragon 808 found in the Moto X Style, but instead of the Cortex-A57 cores, we have two of ARM’s more powerful Cortex-A72 cores running at 1.8GHz. The other four cores are Coretx-A53s which chug along at 1.4GHz. This SoC still uses the 28nm fabrication process but the GPU is a newer Adreno 510, which is one notch lower than what’s present in the flagship Snapdragon 820 chip.In benchmarks, we witnessed some pretty impressive numbers especially considering the price of the device. We got an average of 74,303 in AnTuTu, which is higher than what we got from many high-end phones based on the Snapdragon 810. GPU performance is equally impressive, and we recorded 31fps in the T-Rex test in GFXbench, which once again is competitive to scores posted by Snapdragon 810 devices.There are two variants in this mode the one we see in the pictures is the 3GB RAM and 32GB on board storage and the other one comes with2GB RAM and 16 GB on board storage capacity. However we can increase the storage capacity by replacing a microSD card with the second sim. the phone features Category 7 LTE for Band 3, 5, 40 and 41 along with VoLTE support. You also get dual-band Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, Bluetooh 4.1, USB OTG, FM radio, Miracast, GLONASS, and BeiDou. NFC is one feature that’s missing.
Software used in Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
This phone comes with Android Lollipop fork called MIUI 7 . The UI is better themed and more polished from the before releases.The themes store app has pretty good selected themes to make your phone look more prettier. In this we can randomize our wallpapers. There’s also a lite mode for those looking for a simplified interface, and a child mode that lets you restrict which apps your children have access to when you let them play with your phone. The Settings app is where you’ll find the most interesting changes.Reading mode, which is essentially a bluelight filter, can be toggled from the notification shade. The strength of the filter can be adjusted in the Display sub-menu. The fingerprint sensor can recognise up to five fingerprints. Xiaomi Vice President Hugo Barra stated during the phone’s launch that it’s possible to record your lip pattern too, though it failed to unlock the phone when we tried it.One niggling issue we did encounter was the long time it took to get both SIMs working. This wasn’t a problem if there was only a single SIM in the phone, but when we inserted a second one, it would take a really long time for the phone to detect it. We were stuck with a ‘No Service’ message for more than 10 minutes on one such occasion. Rebooting the phone didn’t help. This could be a pain if you swap SIMs often, but otherwise it’s not that big a deal. We’re happy to report that the fingerprint sensor works well and is quite fast at unlocking the phone.
The camera looks perfect here are some of the pics taken to show you the clarity of the images
The battery is non-removable with 4050mAh capacity , with normal usage it easliy gives us a day without charging it again.This phone supports Qualcomm Quick charge feature and it charges 20% in half an hour. This not that quick but it better to have this than nothing.Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is available in 3 colours.Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is priced at Rs 9,999 for a 2GB RAM variant and Rs 11,999 for a 3GB variant, Xiaomi has also partnered with Hungama to offer 2 months free subscription. This phone is really good with some of its cool features and the best mobile to afford under Rs 15,000 cost price. It has a extraordinary metallic finish which competes and look like on of the premium phones available in the market.