The astonishing Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 launched its existance in November 2015, only 3 months after Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 arrived in the market. The great news is that Redmi Note 3 also falls into the category of mid-range handset with powerful specs at a stunning ground level base price of RMB899 or $141 considering it is only being directed to China at present. The slight increase in price compared to the Redmi Note 2 is hardly noticable. A full and slim metal body with a 5.5-inch touchscreen display and resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels at a PPI of 403 pixels per inch is what Xiaomi is offering for the money. Although the phone’s features are fully metallic composed, the top and bottom are made of plastic to receive antenna reception. If you didn’t like the adolescent and colorful plastic wrap design in Redmi Note 2, you’ll welcome Note 3’s external packaging. The appearance and design is stylish and posh because of the metal build that comes in three exciting colors – champaign gold, silver and dark grey.
If you sometimes squint your eyes in broad day light or stand in a shade to use your handset, the phone has a solution for that. Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 introduces it’s 5.5-inch Full HD display called “Sunlight Display”. The name speaks for itself, allowing the screen to adjust and tune the contrast and brightnses of individual pixels so that it boosts an magnifies visibility in the blazing sun and brightl light. The device is powered with the same octa-core Helio X10 by MediaTek processor found on Redmi Note 2. The memory is 2GB of RAM, with 16GB storage cannot be expanded. However, there is an option to upgrade to 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage instead for an extra little charge ($172 or RMB1,099). The Xiaomi Note 3 comes with a 4000mAh non revomable battery, substantially bulkier than the 3,020 mAh of the Redmi Note 2.
The phone weighs 164grams only and measures 150.00 x 76.00 x 8.65 (height x width x thickness) and runs Android. It also backs fast charging support and restocks up to 50% in a single hour. The phone can be unlocked in a swift moment of only 0.3 seconds with the help of the circular fingerprint sensor on the back, which is a new thing for the company. It also fuses with Xiaomi’s new Mi Wallet service. There is no upgrade in the camera for Redmi Note 3. It the same as Note 2, which packs a 13-megapixel principal camera on the front and 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies on the rear.
The Xiami Redmi Note 3 is a smartphone that is dual SIM (GSM and GSM) with two Micro-SIM capacity. It has connectivity preferences which are Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, 3G, 4G (with backing for Band 40 provided by several LTW networks in India). Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer and Gyroscope are the types of sensors that are available in the phone.
It is somewhat mysterious that Xiaomi dispatched a full upgrade to the Redmi Note 2 only three months later after its release. It is probable that the initial idea was to set off the upscale and metallic version. However, due to running into unanticipated circumstances, the company was made to release the Redmi Note 2 to improvise. Xiaomi has also been facing tough competition having slowed down next to it’s other sucessful competitors in China. This is proven when Huawei, another growing telecom giant has taken over Xiaomi’s place first spot in early fall.
If you are wondering how the Redmi Note 2 and Redmi Note 3 are competing against each other, let’s take a good look again. Truthfully and observantly, the two devices share a lot in common seeing the Redmi note 3 should have been named Redmi Note Pro 2. It is no surprise then that the comparibility would be more than just trivial. Overall, both smartphones possess the same processor display size and cameras. The differences of the two phones lie in the battery size, phone thickness of 8.65mm and 8.3 mm, design of the cover – metal versus polycarbonate, and the absence of fingerprint scanner, a hardware feature in Redmi Note 2.
Price in Malaysia
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is expected to be priced at RM595