Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Review – Pros And Cons, Price, Specifications

xiaomi redmi note 3 pros and cons
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Fed up of using those common handsets every time? Have you tried the Xiaomi Redmi series then?  If not, then it’s the very right time to try something new. Xiaomi handsets are always a treat to use. While the brand has succeeded in achieving a huge user-base and quite good sales statistics over years, they do not want to stop just right there. The Redmi fame company is trying every possible effort at inculcating something extra each time they come up with a new Redmi phone. They gain so much support in the Indian market for its variability in innovation. After two successful Redmi Note attempts, the company has now come up with another smartphone called “Xiaomi Redmi Note 3” which was released in March 2016 in India and in November 2016 at rest of the places. If you are in a search for an average good looking feature loaded phone, then Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 could be the very best thing which can suit your budget as well as the expectations.  If you have been completely unaware about the phone then we are here on your demand to provide you the correct specifications of this handset along with its pros and cons

Features and Specifications of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

SIMDual Nano/Micro
Display5.5 inch HD
Camera16 MP | 5 MP
Processor1.8 GHz hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650
Storage16GB/32GB, also supports micro SD card
OSAndroid 5.1.1 Lollipop
Battery4050 mAH
Price16GB - INR 9,999|32 GB - INR 11,999
Weight164 grams

Performance of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

The nice combination of stylish hardware and efficient software gives the smartphone phone ability to be great performance wise. The multi-tasking facility is also provided, so now you can cope up with your busy schedule in easier ways. There are some heating issues with the phone but not it becomes too much uncomfortable to handle. Few Redmi note 3 users have reported that the heating problem is observed only if the mobile data is used when the phone is plugged in for a charge. Continuous Video recording or camera does not pamper the phone’s performance. Moreover, it comes with a hexacore Qualcomm processor and 2 GB and 3 GB RAM that ensures its consistent performance no matter what. Swapping SIM cards might bring some problem as it sometimes fails to detect the SIM cards. A fingerprint sensor gives the best speed in unlocking the phone and fingerprint intake. Xiaomi redmi note 3 speakers are loud enough to create a good sound effect if you are playing it in your room or through the headphones. Mi Drop feature makes it really quick to share files with the other Xiaomi devices.

Camera of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

The rear 16 Megapixel camera of redmi note 3 has a wide aperture than the front one. The photos clicked are bright and of high quality. The pictures clicked using it do not get pixel damage on the zooming.  The images are as good in zoom as they are seen without it. However, objects might loose focus sometimes in the pictures. The images also are not sharp under low lighting conditions. The camera can record a video in 1080pixel quality format. The front camera is good for taking selfies in the broad daylight. However, it can’t give the same results during nights or during artificial lighting conditions. The camera also has Panorama mode, HDR , Filter swapping  and Flash facilities as well.

Battery Life of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

The battery in this is non-removable and has a really long backup. It does not drain easily unless some heavy software or a game is being played on it. The Qualcomm’s Quick charge feature gets it charged in no time. This is really an amazing feature for  the battery life of this smartphone.

Design of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

The looks are really incredible and one of its kind. There is a smooth matte finish over its metallic body that ensures a better gripping facility. The frame is curved at the corners that give it a full conventional look . There runs a glossy rim around its edges that make it look even more beautiful. There is a scratch resistant layer also present on the screen . The volume and power buttons are present on the right side while the Dual SIM side tray is on the left. Also, Infrared emitter is provided on the top to give you control of other home appliances. There is a dual LED flash below the rear camera and below it lies the fast Fingerprint sensor. Overall Xiaomi Redmi note 3 gives u an iPhone feel in your hand.


Pros of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
  • Ultra fast fingerprint sensor
  • Qualcomm’s Quick charging feature.
  • Trendy look.
  • Strong performance (Multitasking)
  • Good Battery life.
  • Full HD display
Cons of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
  • Hybrid SIM slot.
  • Storage is not expandable beyond 32 GB.
  • Gets heated up when mobile data is on and the phone is plugged in for a charge.
  • Not a waterproof.

So, on a final note with a knowledge about the pros and cons, Xiaomi redmi note 3 is good if you are expecting something more than just common and average. Redmi note 3 has the same functionality like other expensive phones.

What Users Say About Redmi Note 3?

Below are the reviews of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 by Flipkart users who have bought. The below image/data were sourced from Flipkart reviews

One Liner User Review about Redmi Note 3 - Pros
One Liner User Review about Redmi Note 3 - Cons