Xiaomi has finally launched its much awaited smartphone, the Redmi Note 3, in the Indian market. Packed with rich configuration, this affordable smartphone is set to intensify smartphone war in the Indian market.
Besides packing impressive specs, it also features stunning all metal body. The Redmi Note 3 also comes with a fingerprint sensor on the rear for additional security. If you are not able to decide whether you should buy this phone or not, then you have reached the right place. Read on to find out Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 reasons to buy / not buy.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Reasons To Buy
Here are the 16 reasons to buy, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3:
1. Premium metallic build
The first thing which will draw your attention is the premium metallic build of this phone. It features an all metal unibody design which looks stunning. We have the Gold colored variant of the device with us which looks very impressive.
2. Display Quality & Ability To Change Display Properties
The Redmi Note 3 features a 5.5-inch full HD display with 1920×1080 pixels resolution and 403ppi pixel density. The display is sharp and bright with good viewing angles. It comes with sunlight display technology from Xiaomi. It allows users to change reading mode, standard mode and more.
3. Audio Quality
The audio quality of the phone is very impressive. It features speakers on the rear, which are loud and clear.
4. Good Camera Performance
The phone sports a 16 mega pixel rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, PDAF and f/2.2 aperture while there is also a 5 mega pixel front facing camera. Both cameras are capable of taking great shots. Here are some camera samples taken with this phone:
5. Dual SIM Option
The Redmi Note 3 allows you to use two SIM cards. It comes with hybrid dual SIM slot, which means you can insert a second SIM card or a microSD card in the secondary SIM slot.
The phone is powered by a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor. On Antutu benchmarks, it scores over 75000 points. Performance of the phone is top-notch and impressive. in two variants- 16GB and 32GB with support for microSD card with hybrid dual SIM slot.
7. Heating Free Faming Experience
We played some games like Asphalt 8 and Nova 3, on this phone and we found gaming to be seamless. The gaming experience is very smooth and we didn’t face any noticeable heating issues even after extended usage.
8. Long battery Life In Compact size
Redmi Note 3 is a savior for those, whose primary concern is battery life. It is backed up by a massive 4050mAh battery with support for fast charging. The battery is good enough to survive for up to one full day on moderate to heavy usage and up to 3 days on light usage.
9. USB OTG Support
The device supports USB OTG, such that you can watch movies and videos directly on the smartphone with pen drive without transferring multimedia.
10. Fingerprint Scanner
Fingerprint sensor is one feature which has become very popular and every other smartphone is coming with a fingerprint sensor these days. Then why should Redmi Note 3 lag behind? It features a fingerprint sensor on the rear for additional security. It is said to unlock in just 0.3 seconds.
11. IR Blaster
Redmi Note 3 comes with IR blaster on the top edge. It allows users to control home appliances such as televisions, set top boxes and more, by downloading an app.
12. Strong Network Reception & VoLTE support with Band 5
The Redmi Note 3 comes with 4G support with VoLTE with Band 5 and offers strong signal reception to the users.
13. MiUi 7 With One Handed Mode
The device runs Android Lollipop operating system wrapped under MIUI 7. It comes with a lot of customization options. It also offers one handed mode using which, users can use the device with a single hand, as it shrinks the display for convenient usage with one hand.
14. Backlit Keys
The navigation buttons of the device are backlit.
15. Notification LED
It comes with LED notification light and ensures that you don’t miss any notification even if your smartphone is lying away from you.
16. High Value For Money
With a beautiful design, premium build, great display, seamless performance, decent camera combination and a lot more features to offer, the Redmi Note 3 is a great value for money device.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Reasons To Not Buy
Following are the reasons to not buy, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
1. Sunlight legibility of the display could have been better
Though the display of the Note 3 is sharp and vivid with good viewing angles, but the sunlight legibility of the device is not very impressive. The sunlight legibility could have been better.
2. Hybrid Dual SIM Slot
It comes with a hybrid dual SIM slot, which means that you can either put a second SIM or a microSD card in the secondary slot. You cannot use two SIM cards and a microSD card simultaneously on this phone.
3. No removable battery
The phone features a unibody design and its battery cannot be accessed. So, if you face any trouble related to battery, you won’t be able to change it on your own.
4. No Gorilla Glass
The device lacks Gorilla Glass protection against scratches.
5. Fast charging But No Qualcomm Quick Charge
Although the phone supports fast charging, but it lacks Qualcomm’s Quick Charge support.
6. Low light Camera Performance & No 4K Video Recording
We are a bit disappointed with the low light camera performance of the phone. The shots taken in low light are not very impressive. Moreover, it lacks 4K video recording, which again is a downside for a smartphone like Redmi Note 3.
Price & Availability
The Redmi Note 3 is priced at Rs. 9,999 for 2GB RAM variant with 16GB of inbuilt storage and Rs. 11,999 for 3GB RAM variant with 32GB of inbuilt memory. It will go on sale starting March 9, 2:00 PM.
Despite all these flaws, the Redmi Note 3 is a great phone. It offers premium design, beautiful display, decent camera combination and a large battery. At such affordable price tag, it has plethora of features to offer. The pros of Redmi Note 3 outweigh its cons, and it is indeed a value for money device.