New Delhi: Xiaomi made a comeback by launching Redmi Note 3 on March 3 in India. Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 will go on another round of sales exclusively on both Mi.com and Amazon at 2 PM on Wednesday (March 16).
The Redmi Note 3 has received mostly positive reviews so far across the board, with the only exception being its camera, which doesn’t really work so well in low-light.
The phone features Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 650 chipset and will come in two variants — 16 GB (with 2 GB of RAM) variant which has been priced at Rs 9,999 and 32 GB (with 3 GB of RAM) variant which has been priced at Rs 11,999.
In terms of specs, the Redmi Note 3 comes with a 5.5-inch full HD display with Sunlight Display, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor, 4050 mAh battery and runs MIUI 7 with Android 5.1 Lollipop.
The Redmi Note 3 is a 4G dual SIM handset which comes with a 5.5-inch display and runs Android-based OS MIUI 7. It also has a fingerprint sensor.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 supports an all metal body and has rounded edges along the sides. The dual-SIM Smartphone supports a micro-SD slot as well; although it has a hybrid SIM-slot meaning you can either use the second SIM or the micro-SD slot at the same time. It has a 16 megapixel rear camera and a 5 megapixel front camera.
The 5.5inch full HD IPS LCD display which gives the Note 3 a pixel density of 401ppi. The colours look natural and it has good viewing angles. There is no Corning Gorilla Glass protection, but the display is scratch resistant. Xiaomi’s VP Hugo Barra and Jai Mani have put the Redmi Note 3 through scratch and drop tests to show the strength of the smartphone’s screen.
In terms of performance, call quality on the Redmi Note 3 is excellent and the earpiece speaker is sufficiently loud even outdoors.
In India, we’ve seen competition grow in the Rs 10,000 to Rs 12,000 price-band with the K4 Note, the Le 1s all launching in the same price-band. The Redmi Note 3 is the latest addition to this segment, combining beefy specs with premium looks.