Xiaomi has finally launched the much-awaited Mi Redmi Note 3 in India today on 3rd March 2016 in an event held in New Delhi. Everyone was expecting a low-range device running on the same old Mediatek processor, but Xiaomi surprised everyone by announcing a classic all-metal body phone with a snapdragon processor and a special 3GB variant.

Mi Redmi Note 3 Top 5 features

Snapdragon 650

Redmi Note 3 Processor


Mi Redmi Note was expected to come with a MediaTek processor but instead if that Xiaomi launched the US variant which has a Qualcomm MSM8956 Snapdragon 650. Which has a hexacore CPU Adreno 510 GPU, The Snapdragon 650 has two cortex A72 CPU cores clocked at 1.8GHz which are the high-end cores and four low-end cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.4Ghz. This combined with 2GB of RAM gives smooth performance. It also supports hybrid sim card slots which allows you to expand the storage via an external micro-sd card. Xiaomi claims the performance to be better than that of Snapdragon 808.

Fingerprint Sensor

Redmi Note 3 Camera

Mi Redmi Note 3 is one of the first devices to be launched in India that contains a Fingerprint sensor. The Fingerprint sensor is ultra fast and takes on 0.3 seconds to unlock the device. Fingerprint sensors provide an easy and secure way to unlock your device and are much more convenient than entering the passcode manually every time.


Redmi Note 3 Hands On


The Mi Redmi note 3 sports a 5.5 inch full HD IPS display with a pixel density of 401ppi. It has good color reproduction and viewing angles but is a fingerprint magnet. Xiaomi has also added their sunlight display technology from the Mi4, wich allows the display to self-balance itself to the bright outdoor environment.


Redmi Note 3 Back

The phone is made out of metal with rounded edges along the sides and looks quite similar to the Meizu pro 5. On the back, there is a 16MP camera with dual-led flash and the fingerprint sensor right below it. The base has a speaker section with a slight protrusion chin to ensure the gap b/w speaker and flat surface.
The top has the standard 3.5mm jack and IR blaster.


Redmi Note 3 Fingerprint

The Mi Redmi Note 3 houses a non-removable 4050mAh li-ion battery. Which is more than capable of a full day of heavy usage. Xiaomi claims more than 7 hours of continuous gaming on this device. It takes nearly 3hours to fully charge the device as it lacks fast-charge capabilities.

The device looks quite promising and is sure to give Xiaomi a step ahead of it’s newly launched competitors like the LeTv or ASUS.

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