Latest Update: Redmi Note 3 India Full Review ( Snapdragon 650 Version )

Xiaomi’s phones have received an overwhelming responses from the Indian consumers in the past, we cannot ignore the fact that the company is known to be bigger than Apple and Samsung in China. Redmi is the company’s affordable smartphone line-up, and the Redmi Note 3 is the latest addition to the series.

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Xiaomi is has officially launched the Redmi Note 3 today in India. The Redmi Note 3 India edition is priced at INR 9,999 for 2 GB and INR 11,999 for the 3 GB variant. It will be available for purchase from 9th March onwards.  We got lucky to try our hands on the latest Redmi smartphone and we have come some answers to the most common consumer queries.

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Redmi Note 3 Pros

  • Premium metal body
  • Full HD display
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 4050 mAh battery
  • Good camera

Redmi Note 3 Cons

  • Battery not user replaceable
  • No NFC

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 Redmi Note 3 India Quick Specifications

Key SpecsRedmi Note 3
Display5.5 inches
Screen ResolutionFHD (1920 x 1080)
Operating SystemAndroid Lollipop 5.1
Processor 1.8 GHz Hexacore
ChipsetSnapdragon 650
Memory2 GB / 3 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 16 GB/ 32 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, up to 32 GB
Primary Camera16 MP with dual-LED flash
Secondary Camera5 MP
Battery 4050 mAh
Fingerprint SensorYes
NFCNo
4G readyYes
SIM card typeDual SIM
WaterproofNo
Weight164 gms
Price INR 9,999 / INR 11,999

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Question- How is Design and Build Quality?

Answer- The Redmi Note 3 comes packed in a good quality aluminum unibody, along with rounded edges. The body language is quite similar to what we saw in Meizu MX5. It has a 4050 mAh battery which adds slight bulk to the body but it still manages to look good and feel solid. It looks premium and does feel solid in hand.

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Question- Does the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Have Dual SIM Slots?

Answer- Yes, it has dual SIM slots, out of which the hybrid slot accepts nano SIM and the second slot takes micro SIM.

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Question- Does the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Have microSD Expansion option?

Answer- Yes, it does offer microSD expansion, second SIM slot can be used either as a SD card slot or for second SIM. It can support up to 32 GB microSD.

Question- Does Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Have Display Glass Protection?

Answer- There is no confirmation about the display glass protection.

Question- How is the Display of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3?

Answer- It comes with a 5.5 inch IPS full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution with pixel density of 403 ppi. The display seems stunning for the price it comes for. It looks bright and soothing to eyes in normal lights as well as in outdoors. Viewing angles of the display are also nice.

Question- Does Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer- Yes, it supports adaptive brightness.

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Question- Are navigation Buttons Backlit?

Answer- Yes, the capacitive navigation buttons are backlit.

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Question- Which OS Version, Type Runs on Phone?

Answer- It comes with the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with Xiaomi’s own MIUI skin on top.

Question- Is there any Finger Print Sensor, How Good or Bad It Is?

Answer- Yes, it has a fingerprint sensor at the back and it works great, it also has some extra fingerprint features for added security.

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Question- Is Fast Charging Supported in Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 ?

Answer- Yes, the chipset comes with support fast charging but the box does not contain a fast charger. However, when we tried to charge it with a fast charger it did not charge quickly.

Question- How Much Free Internal Storage is Available to User?

Answer- 24.44 GB is available out of 32 GB at user end.

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Question- Can Apps be moved to SD card on Xiaomi Redmi Note 3?

Answer- No, apps cannot be moved to SD card.

Question- When will Redmi Note 3 get Marshmallow update?

Answer- Android M for Xiaomi phones is already in development and testing.

Question- How Much Bloatware Apps are Pre-installed, Are They Removable?

Answer- It comes with around 800 MB of bloatware apps and they are not removable.

Question- How Much RAM is Available on the first Boot?

Answer- Out of 3 GB, 1.8 GB of RAM was free on first boot.

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Question- Does it have LED notification light?

Answer- Yes, it does have a LED notification light. You can change the colour of LED light for notifications, calls and message from the notofication light settings.

Question- Does it support USB OTG?

Answer- Yes, it supports USB OTG.

Question- Which network bands or Operating Frequency does Redmi Note 3 support?

Answer- GSM – GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2; HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100; 4G LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500).

Question- Does Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 offer theme options to choose from?

Answer- Yes, Redmi Note 3 offers a lot of online themes to choose from. You can also download themes from online store.

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Question- How loud is The Loudspeaker?

Answer- The loudspeaker is loud and crisp. It is placed at the back of the phone but this time Xiaomi has added tiny impression just below the speaker to avoid blockage of sound when the phone is placed with face up.

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Question- How is the Call quality?

Answer- The call quality is good, the voice was clear and the network reception was also great.

Question- How good is The Camera Quality of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3?

Answer- While the cameras on the Redmi Note 3 don’t suppose a major selling point for the device in and of themselves, truth is we do appreciate a good set of cameras. Obviously they cannot be compared to iPhones and Galaxy S7 but they’re still quite impressive. It has a 16 MP rear camera with PDAF and a 5 MP front camera which are good for outdoor photography and also offer a lot of interesting modes to play with.

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Question- Can we Play Full HD 1080p Videos on Xiaomi Redmi Note 3?

Answer- Yes, it is capable of playing Full HD videos.

Question- Can Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 record slow motion & time-lapse videos?

Answer- Yes, it can record slow motion video and time-lapse video as well.

Question- Does it support single handed UI?

Answer- Yes, it gives you an option to switch to one handed user interface.

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Question- How is Battery Backup on Xiaomi Redmi Note 3?

Answer- Battery is one of the major highlights on this device; it has a 4050 mAh battery which is pretty good for a single day of usage without hunting for charging plugs. We will be posting a full battery test review very soon.

Question- What Color Variants are Available for Xiaomi Redmi Note 3?

Answer– Silver, Grey and Gold variant of the Redmi Note 3 are available for purchase.

Question- Can we set the display colour temperature on Xiaomi Redmi Note 3?

Answer- Yes, you can change display temperature.

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Question- Is there any in-built power saver in the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3?

Answer- Yes, it has different power saving modes to improve the battery efficiency.

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Question- Which Sensors are available on Xiaomi Redmi Note 3?

Answer- It has Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Fingerprint sensor, Gravity sensor, Light sensor, and magnetic field sensor, orientation sensor and rotation sensor.

Question- Does it have IR blaster?

Answer- Yes, it has an IR blaster.

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Question- What is the Weight of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3?

Answer- It weighs 164 grams.

Question- What is the SAR Value of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3?

Answer- SAR value is 1.256W/kg (Max, 10mm distance)

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Question- Does it support VoLTE?

Answer- Yes, it does support VoLTE.

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Question- Does It Support Tap Wake up Commands?

Answer- No, it does not support tap to wake up command.

Question- Does It Support Voice Wake up Commands?

Answer- No, it does not support voice wake up commands.

Question- Does it support Indian language?

Answer- Yes, it supports Nepali, Urdu and Oriya other than Hindi.

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Question- What are the benchmark scores?

Answer- 

Benchmark AppBenchmark Scores
AnTuTu (64-bit)74957
Quadrant Standard 27990
Geekbench3Single-Core- 1540
Multi-Core- 3530
Nenamark60.1 fps

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Question- Does Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Have Heating Issues?

Answer- As far as our initial testing is concerned, we did not notice any heating while our usage. Even after gaming and doing heavy tasks, the heating on this phone was well under control.

Question- Can Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 be connected to a Bluetooth Headset?

Answer- Yes, it can be connected to a Bluetooth headset.

Question- How is the Gaming Performance?

Answer- Redmi Note 3 is really good for gaming. We installed the best of the games on this device, including Nova 3 and Asphalt 8. Both the games were easily playable at medium level graphics, no lag and heating issues were notice.

Question- Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing Supported?

Answer- Yes, you can create hotspot to share internet from this device.

Conclusion

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has a top-notch build quality; the display offers deep blacks and looks amazing even from different angles. The phone’s performance and the battery backup is something that the Indian consumers will definitely praise. For a price of INR 9,999 or INR 11,999, Redmi Note 3 is a worthy upgrade over the previous version of this phone. I personally like the overall user experience with the phone and I would like to give it thumbs up.