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Xiaomi Redmi 3

Specifications

Xiaomi Redmi 3
Xiaomi Redmi 3 (Redmi Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
5 inch 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixel, 10-point capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 Infrared, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm earphones, Card Reader: MicroSD, Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, 2G bands: GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 CDMA 800 / 1900 3G Bands: HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 TD-SCDMA CDMA2000 1xEV-DO 4G bands: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) Speed: HSPA, LTE, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.5 x 139.3 x 69.6 ( = 0.33 x 5.48 x 2.74 in)
Battery
4100 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 5.1 Lollipop
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix f/2.2, [email protected]
Additional features
Speakers: Monaural, Power adapter (US), Power adapter (EU), MicroUSB cable, MIUI 7.0, 12 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
144 g ( = 5.08 oz / 0.32 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
159 USD

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 77% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 68%, features: 68%, display: 77% mobility: 91%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the Xiaomi Redmi 3

82% Xiaomi Redmi 3 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Budget price, mainstream performance. The latest affordable Redmi model from the Chinese manufacturer carries a surprisingly bright backlight and long battery runtimes with the new Snapdragon 616 SoC for just under $160 USD.
70% Xiaomi Redmi 3 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
If you're trying to stick to a budget but still want a half-decent smartphone for watching videos, playing games, replying to emails and – of course – remaining connected with your friends and family, then the Xiaomi Redmi 3 pretty much blows away all the competition in this price bracket.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/06/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 60%
50% Redmi 3 review: Meet the middle of the mid-range smartphones
Source: Htxt Africa English
The Redmi 3 is not a bad phone but that doesn't necessarily mean its great either. Sadly there are other Xiaomi phones that have more grunt and either offer more or are cheaper. If you don't have any other choice though, the Redmi 3 won't disappoint.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 50%
90% Xiaomi Redmi 3 Review
Source: Android Authority English
I find it hard to complain about the Xiaomi Redmi 3. It’s not the best build handset, nor does it have the best specs and it definitely needs performance improvements. But we must also keep in mind that very few other products can beat it at this price points. For about $108 this is one hell of a phone.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 100% workmanship: 90%
80% Xiaomi's budget Android isn't officially sold in the UK, but remarkable battery life makes it worth tracking down
Source: PC Advisor English
The Xiaomi Redmi 3 is a very decent budget Android phone, but it isn't intended for a UK audience and doesn't come with Google Play installed out of the box, so we wouldn't recommend it for those not familiar with Android. It has a plasticky but decent build, with good performance for the money.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/02/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
Xiaomi Redmi 3 review
Source: GSM Arena English
There are phones you need to compare with others and weigh the pros and cons. And there are phones you know you can get right away with no second thoughts to follow. The Xiaomi Redmi 3 is of the latter kind, and if you've followed our review so far, you probably know it already.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/29/2016

Foreign Reviews

84% 160-Euro-Smartphone mit XXL-Akku
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 84% features: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
80% Top-Mittelklasse-Smartphone Zum Unschlagbaren Preis
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Für eine Handvoll Dollar
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/02/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Xiaomi Redmi 3 - Элегантный красавец
Source: Helpix RU→EN
Positive: Elegant design; long battery life; good price. Negative: Sim and microSD are on the same slot.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/14/2016
Xiaomi Redmi 3 - Идеальный бюджетный смартфон
Source: Helpix RU→EN
Positive: Long battery life; beautiful screen; high performance; good price. Negative: Mediocre cameras; easy to scratch.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/19/2016

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 405: Integrated graphics card for ARM based SoCs. Depending on the used SoC the clock rate is around 500 MHz and features 48 unified shaders. Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
616 MSM8939v2: Mid-range ARM-SoC with 8 CPU cores, X5 LTE modem (LTE Cat.4) and a Adreno 405 GPU manufactured in 28nm. The processor cores are based on the 64-bit Cortex-A53 architecture.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5":

This is a typical smartphone diagonal.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.144 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Xiaomi:

Xiaomi Tech was founded as a Chinese smartphone producer in 2010 and soon reached high market shares in its home market. Although Xiaomi is not one of the Top 5 smartphone manufacturers worldwide in 2016, it is nevertheless one of the big global players in this market segment.

Since 2015 there are many reviews. The ratings have been above average since 2016.


77%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2016-02-16)