Xiaomi’s budget Redmi Note 3 aims to make a revolutionary effect with metal body and fingerprint sensor.
Xiaomi’s most recent handset, the Redmi Note 3 which fortunately happens to be price-friendly can’t be said to be the new flagship phone that many fans have long crossed fingers in anticipation of. Yet, this is no minus as with a metallic makeover as well as the Chinese electronics company’s first fingerprint sensor, the 5.5-inch device is still set surely going to force some deserved ‘waohs’ from you.
Coming at a price of at 899 yuan, which when converted has an equivalent around $140, the Note 3 happens to be the third iteration in Xiaomi’s line of Redmi budget phablets, and so far you wouldn’t be condemned if you say it may be the best we have seen. Justnaira tells you what to expect of it before it gets to your hands.
There’s no certainty as to whether Xiaomi will finally relax and open up purchase of the Note 3 to the world fully ( as it is already selling in Asia) , so if you really nurture lust for one, just like we did here, your best best catch will likely be a trustworthy appropriate third-party online resellers for now.
I wouldn’t say here that it is not worth all the stress of getting one from third party online sellers. I would rather continue with my review of the Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 3.
You could get this smartphone in silver, gold, and dark grey. The metal-bodied Redmi Note 3 doesn’t really share resemblance with the likes of the plastic Redmi Note 2. Xiaomi most particularly keeps the premium materials for its higher-end Mi line, so a metal-clad Redmi phone is a decent astonishment.
In face of a reasonably better build quality, the Note 3 barely exceeds its predecessor by a weight of 4 grams which I would say is not adequate to make it feel any heavier. Coming at 8.65mm, I would say it is only slightly thicker than the 8.3mm Note 2.
Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun had made the disclosure that a design priority was the smartphone’s metal case, which performs its task sufficiently of giving the phone a premium, smooth feel. Its low price notwithstanding, the Redmi Note 3 looks and feels like a flagship phone.
Hardware and software
Despite the truth that the range was given an external makeover, the phone’s specifications are quite close to the Note 2’s. The big difference I could point out here is the fingerprint sensor on the back, which Xiaomi boldly asserts it will be able to unlock the phone in 0.3 seconds. Fulfilling the boasts of such advertisements, I will say it worked well but I will still add here that there was that need for your finger to be placed directly and specifically on the scanner in order for it to register. Even at some intervals my finger was a little off, and at such moments, the phone fail to unlock. The Note 3 spots a 4,000mAh battery, which is measurably bigger than the Note 2’s 3,060mAh one.
The fingerprint sensor of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is located on the rear below the camera.
There is a fierce resemblance from here with the remaining specs bearing likeness with the Note; talking about the likes of its MediaTek Helio X10 octa-core 64-bit processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage. The 5.5-inch full-HD screen presents a resolution of 1,920×1,080 pixels.
You will also see that there is also a 13-megapixel rear camera with phase-detection auto focus, as well as a 4G dual-SIM slots. If we draw referrals from previous phones, the Note 3 will possibly support 4G networks if ever you use such provider in our country here.
The Note 3 makes use of the Android as the operating system, but then it is also layered with Xiaomi’s MIUI 7 skin. MIUI lets users enjoy a tweaked Android experience, with apps residing in the home screen just in similar fashion as could be seen on the iPhone, with a variety of cosmetic themes to make a choice from.
Xiaomi’s latest smartphone effort I must say should be congratulated measurably , I don’t have doubts as to the prospects that it will remove the difference etween premium phones and low-cost devices. I think this is the tactic Xiaomi has been playing to all along, and there is the fat chance they likely to enjoy continuity to their success with the Note 3!