Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 review

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Xiaomi Note 3 is making its way back in India and has by now received 8.5 lakh registrations. After the Mi 4i in April 2015, this is the biggest launch by the company and is been considered as its comeback in the Indian Market. So, before you head further and decide to shell out money for this phone, what makes it different than the other smartphones in the market?

The Indian market has witnessed inclination towards the smartphones in the range of Rs. 10,000- Rs. 15,000 thus, it offers huge potential for the smartphone manufacturers. Many smartphones have succeeded by catering to this market; companies like Lenovo, LeEco’s all have come up with phones falling within the aforementioned price range.

Xiaomi Note 3 will be available for sale on Amazon coming March 16 as well as on other online portals, so how’s this phone better or equivalent to its contemporaries. The first metal body in the Xiaomi series is the best bet for the company especially in relation to the Indian market, with the Chinese market being stagnant now, India is the next big spot for the company but, for them to entice the Indian customer, the company should justify the money they are asking people to spend on this phone. So Here’s a detailed review of the Xiaomi Note 3 which will help your decision-making process:

Look and Feel of the phone:

The Xiaomi Note 3 is the first full metal body phone in the Note series which makes the phone look beefy and sturdy. The gold variant of the phone sets its look class apart and gives the feel of a premium phone. The metal body and matt finish keeping away the fingerprints thus; your phone always looks spick and span. Coming to the display of the phone, it has a 5.5-inch screen with full HD-IPS display with very narrow side bezels which makes the display vivid and crisp. Another feature that makes this phone stand out from its competitors is its 4050 mAH battery, which means you don’t have to search for a charger every now and then. Your phone might get constant notifications from social media and other apps, but the battery lasts for more time than expected with the smartphones which make Xiaomi Note 3 a clear winner. The rear camera of 16 megapixels is placed in the middle of the rear cover beneath which lies the fingerprint scanner while the front camera is 5 megapixels. The speakers are at the bottom of the phone, and a little rift has been added so that the voice quality remains unaffected even if the phone is kept on a flat surface. Leaving aside the benchmark test, the stylish look of the phone and a longer battery life, the phone is good at everything ranging from watching movies, browsing, and gaming. The note 3 of Xiaomi is equipped with the Sunlight Display technology which helps you in easy reading of texts even in bright sunlight.

Software and additional features

The Redmi Note 3 runs MIUI 7 with the Android Lollipop 5.1.  There is another mode in the iPhone called as the reading mode which turns the screen yellow hindering the blue light that affects the eyes - a feature that is coming to iOS 9.3.  If you are using the phone as your mobile office, the phone gives you the feature to create hidden folders wherein you can store crucial documents and pictures. Additionally, the phone comes with the child lock feature, which will be appreciated by the parents and this feature allows you to select which app would be visible or hidden. Furthermore, you can also lock individual app and open it by a pattern selected by you, or you can use the fingerprint sensor at the back of the phone to open the app, whichever suits you. The Xiaomi Note 3 is in the league of those smartphones that supports all the LTE bands – TD and FD variety. It also supports VoLTE, which Reliance Jio plans to launch soon. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has used hybrid SIM card slot which means, the slot can be used for two SIM cards or one sim card and one micro SD card (expandable up to 32 GB). It also supports Wi-Fi 802.11ac.

Summary of Xiaomi’s Note 3 – Overall, The appearance of the phone is brawny and elegant especially if you select the gold version. It has round edges and despite having a full metal body the phone doesn’t feel heavy on the hand. The key feature that grabs attention is the battery life of the phone. The Snapdragon 650 processor is making the functioning of the phone fast and smooth. It also has some feature which is available in some of the best brands of Smartphone. To sum it up, the Xiaomi Note 3 has it all and more for the phone falling in the budget range of Rs. 10,000- Rs. 12,000.

Xiaomi has priced the phone at Rs, 9,999 for 16 GB, which has 2GB RAM and another version is available at Rs. 11,999 with 32GB RAM. With all the features and at this price, buying Redmi Note 3 should be a no-brainer. The first sale for the Redmi Note 3 has gone live on 9th March on mi.com/in and on Amazon India and has received an overwhelming response. So, if you have still not booked it, hurry!!!

Hinges with the Xiaomi Note 3 – Although the phone comes with some of the best features but, the biggest let down is the camera (both front and rear). The camera performs average even with proper lights and fails to create an impact with the pictures taken in dark or lesser light.

Features: 5.5-inch full HD display with Sunlight Technology | Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor | 2GB RAM + 16GB space or 3GB +32GB | 16 megapixel rear camera + five megapixel front camera | 4050 mAh battery |MIUI 7 with Android 5.1 Lollipop.

Pricing: Rs 9999 for 16GB and Rs 11,999 for 32GB

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