Even though the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has already been available for a few months in select markets, it was recently been released in its home market – China. Even though there was not much marketing and advertising done with the release of the smartphone, even for other countries, it was showcased in the Mobile World Congress 2016.
A Quick Look at the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
Announced in two variants, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 comes in either 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, or 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. It is encased in an all-metal enclosure and it features an industrial design. It is also Xiaomi’s first smartphone to ever sport a full-metal body along with a fingerprint sensor. The latter feature is found at the back and it claims to unlock the phone in as short as 0.3-seconds. Another highlighted feature is the above average battery cell which holds 4,000mAh. It has fast charging support which promises to go from 0 to 50-percent in just an hour.
For its display, the Redmi Note 3 features a 5.5-inch full-HD screen with 1,080 x 1,920 pixels for its resolution. It is touted to be a “fully-laminated” display, and the software is the MIUI 7 which is a custom-based operating system from the Android OS.
The mobile phone is powered by a 64-bit octa-core MediaTek X10 processor (Cortex-A53) chip and it is mated to the 2GB or 3GB of RAM. With this at its core, it promises to bring a more than decent level of speed and overall performance. Handling basic tasks seems like the smartphone poses minimal problems and does deliver quite well.
At its rear, you can find the 13-megapixel snapper which features Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF) along with a true-tone flash. The latter feature promises to have better colored pictures when using the flash rather than using the standard LED flash. For those who don’t know much about the comparison, using LED flash from a smartphone will make pictures have colors that are blown out of proportion.
The camera app will also include several filter options for those who are more into social media sharing. These include blur, mono, vivid, dawn, fishete, and mirror. Other modes are included in the camera app including manual, HDR, time, gradiant, and panorama. The front camera boasts a decent 5-megapixel imaging sensor.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 seems like a good mobile phone for a range of tasks. It has decent specs and promises an above average performance. However, it is found that sound quality from the phone’s speaker is only average so audiophiles may be left with some disappointment.