Xiaomi Redmi 3 Review: Price Specs Pros and Cons

Just after launching Redmi Note 3 with a grand success in the market Xiaomi launched Redmi 3 a beast Smartphone with cost nearly about $110 in china. However it is also distributed in some other countries. As according to its price tag phone has amusing specs viz. 5.0 inches IPS display, Snapdragon 616 octa-core processor, 13 MP rear and 5 MP primary camera, 16 GB ROM and 128GB external SD support, 2GB RAM and 4100 mAh battery. 

Design and Looks
This is great to see astonishingly crafted metallic Smartphone in such a budget range offers a premium look. Its sturdy materials, elegant curve and optimized 5 inches size feels great in the hand. Right corner houses volume rockers and power button with excellent tactile feedback, SD card and SIM slot on left, Top has 3.5 mm jack and bottom houses USB cable slot, there is IR blaster also located on the top of the Smartphone.

High Definition Display
Nowadays Full HD become standard display resolution for most of the Smartphone however Redmi 3 has HD (720p) but this 5 inches display is Crisp and video watching experience is pleasurable. Adaptive brightness feature worked very well. Although the maximum brightness seems slightly insufficient for operating phone in direct sunlight. We are also little disappointed about not having any scratch resistance glass for the protection.
Camera Quality Autofocus doing great job for quick focus helps in snapping photos within minimum time interval. However photos looks oversaturated in sunny days. Primary camera is quite good in this non-flagship phone. There is 5 MP front camera which has wide viewing angle covers a lot more area for selfies.

The responsibility of performance is backed by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 processor, which works pretty well in many circumstances. In the relation of its price phone is capable to run many of heavy games but with some hiccups. Non High Graphic intensive games don’t have any problem with this device. For a mediocre user it is a perfect device with great power balance.
Everyone will love a phone that can provide a long lasting battery; in this case Redmi 3 is quite impressive. Relatively smaller size (5.0’) and 720p resolution helps more to retain the power for a longer time. So any mediocre user can have battery backup of 2 days from this phone.

Specification of Xiaomi Redmi 3

Operating System
OS- Android
OS Version- v5.1 (Lollipop)
CPU- Qualcomm MSM8939v2 Snapdragon 616
Clock Speed- 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53
Core- Octa-core
GPU- Adreno 405

Screen and Display
Type- IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size- 5.0 inches 
Display Resolution- 720 x 1280 pixels
Display Reinforced- 
Display Density- 294 ppi
Screen-Body Ratio- 71.1%  

Rear- 13 MP
Front- 5 MP
Max. Video Resolution- 1080p
Max Video Frames- 30fps

Form and Dimension
Phone Dimension- 139.3 x 69.6 x 8.5 mm
Form- Bar
Weight- 144 grams

Data Connection and Connectivity 
4G- LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
3G- HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
Bluetooth- v4.1
WiFi- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Headphone Jack- 3.5 mm

Proximity- Yes
Accelerometer- Yes
Light- Yes
Gyroscope- Yes
Fingerprint- N/A

Memory and RAM
Internal (ROM)- 16 GB
External (SD)- 128 GB

SIM Type- Micro-SIM/Nano-SIM
SIM Support- Dual SIM

Capacity- 4100 mAh

Phone’s Available Colour- Gold, Dark Gray, Silver and Classic Gold

Pros of Xiaomi Redmi 3

  • OTG cable is supported.
  • Good build quality with crisp display.
  • Multi-colored notification LED.
  • Battery backup is impressive i.e. more than a full day.
  • Speaker is quiet loud.

Cons of Xiaomi Redmi 3

  • Doesn’t have pure Dual SIM support.
  • Display is not protected with scratch resistant glass such as Gorilla Glass.
  • No finger print sensor.
  • Apps cannot be moved to SD card.
  • No capacitive key backlighting at the bottom. 

Final words about Xiaomi Redmi 3

The Xiaomi phones are trying to deliver quality for budget conscious people and Redmi 3 is other good example of amusing phone. There is nothing wrong with this phone which can repel a potential buyer except some minor cons already mentioned above.  The metallic built looks premium in hand, performance is satisfactory and camera quality is good. If this is not sufficient there is huge 4100 mAh battery. what else you can expect in such price although there are alternative also available such as Asus Zenfone Max, and Redmi Note 3.


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