Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 review: Best budget Smartphone
Xiaomi is known for good devices at affordable price. Xiaomi’s larger focus is on the affordability in mid-range and high-end segments. Some of the devices aren’t perfect and often have their fair share of compromises. But Xiaomi is looking to shake things up with their latest device in the affordable Redmi series. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has proved to be impressive as well. Does this device prove to be a compelling choice? TechByts find out, in this in-depth Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 review. We are ready for Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 review are you? Let’s began!
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Review of Design:
The Redmi Note 3 features some full metal unibody construction. The device has a sturdy build and offer enough grip to prevent it from slipping from your hands. The device measuring 150x76x8.65mm, weight is only 164grams. Its power button is placed in the middle of the right side, making it easy to reach. The volume buttons sit above the power button. The SIM card tray is on the upper left. There are three color variants available; Gold, Silver and Dark Grey. The gold version is the most eye-catching just like Apple’s iPhone. The curved edges and sides of the device make a better handling experience.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Review of Display:
The Redmi Note 3 features a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display having a 1920 x 1080 resolution. The display has pixel density of 403 ppi. The display of device is quite good overall. The display’s sunlight readability and minimum brightness level are good. The adaptive brightness feature works really well.The fully laminated display is bright and vibrant, but not like the panels Samsung has been putting out.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Review of Performance:
At the point of performance the Redmi Note 3 is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 processor, clocked at 2 GHz. The device has PowerVR G6200 GPU for graphics and 2 GB or 3 GB of RAM. The performance of Redmi Note 3 is surprisingly well at this price point. Everything is very smooth while using apps. A minimal lag is to be seen only when running high CPU eating multitasking work. The gaming experience is enjoyable on the device in performance mode. But there is some stutter and lag when it is on the other battery modes. The device provides 16 GB or 32 GB storage and 2GB or 3GB RAM options. But there is no memory card slot. Most users prefer the higher storage. The device comes with a standard suite of connectivity options and sensors.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Review of Camera:
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 features a 13 MP rear camera, with a f/2.2 aperture and phase detection auto focus. The rear camera captures decent image quality. There is no lack of saturation and detail in most images. Indoor images contains noticeable amount of digital noise. HDR option is also available to reduce this problem. The camera application is easy to use and allows for granular control over aspects like white balance and ISO. At the front side there is a wide-angle 5MP selfies camera which features f/2.0.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Review of Operating System:
The smartphone comes with latest version of MIUI 7, based on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. The device will soon get upgrade for Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The main problem with MIUI is that it has heavily skinned interface. The MIUI is developed by the fans of MIUI hence it has some lack at software front. For ex. The lack of an app drawer, leaving users dependent on folders to keep things organized, and the inability to dismiss notifications directly from the lock screen. Google apps are pre-installed everywhere expect China. Overall the operating software is good.
Conclusion of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Review:
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is currently available only in China and priced at RMB 899 (approx. $140) for the 16 GB with 2 GB RAM version. While the 32 GB along with 3 GB of RAM, is priced at RMB 1,099 (approx. $172). If you Import the device then it will cost you more. The device will be released soon to global market. At this price tag the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is an impressive smartphone. Its main issue is lackluster display and average camera experience. However.
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