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Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

Specifications

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (Redmi Series)
Graphics adapter
Display
5.5 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
164 g ( = 5.78 oz / 0.36 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
300 Euro

 

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Average Score: 81.08% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 25 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 79%, features: 77%, display: 83% mobility: 91%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

90% Xiaomi Mi Note 3 Review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Mi Note 3 is a downgrade on the Mi6 and, arguably, the Mi Note 2, but it appeals with a lower price and an attractive premium design. Though it doesn't feature a flagship processor, this is is a very capable smartphone with a very decent dual-camera. Provided you can live without 800MHz 4G and are happy to install Google Play Services yourself, it's difficult not to recommend the Mi Note 3.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/02/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (Snapdragon) review
Source: GSM Arena English
There's no difference on the outside whatsoever, as the Redmi Note 3 (Snapdragon) isn't a facelift, but the same device with a new engine. Not sure whether the two models will ever be offered side by side in the same market but if that happens, be sure to go with the Snapdragon-rocking Redmi Note 3. The Qualcomm chipset is snappier than the MediaTek Helio X10 in the original release and runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with MIUI 8 trouble-free.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/24/2016
60% Redmi Note 3 review: Too much “meh” for Mi
Source: Htxt Africa English
The Note 3 attempts to one up the Note 2 but perhaps our expectations were too high. Having been spoiled by the Note 2, the Note 3 feels more like an incremental upgrade that disappoints with some things (like fingerprint detection) and merely does well in others. Maybe a higher resolution screen (it’s still 1920×1080) and more RAM would have done it – we just don’t know.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
68% Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Review
Source: Phone Arena English
There's no denying that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is a great deal in its homeland. For a phone costing the equivalent of $150 to $180, it delivers plenty of value for its money. Importing one to Europe or the U.S. makes less sense, however, and this is the standpoint from which I'll draw my conclusion. In this case, a buyer is likely to end up spending between $250 and $300 due to shipping fees and taxes. For this kind of money, they’re probably better off getting a Nexus 5X or a Moto X Pure Edition. I’m not even accounting for the time one might spend waiting for their unit to ship. If the phone turns out to be faulty, then good luck getting a replacement or your money back. On a related note, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 unit I’ve been using already has a sizeable speck of dust in the middle of the camera lens.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 68%
87% Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 32GB Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is a highly recommended smartphone in its price segment, especially if you are looking for a smartphone that offers unparalleled performance and battery-life. The only possible downside to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is its weak low-light camera performance and the fact that it ships with Android Lollipop-based MiUI 7, rather than the expected Marshmallow-based MiUI.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/21/2016
Rating: Total score: 87%
75% Performs in every department, except with low light photography
Source: Tech2.in.com English
Xiaomi has clearly delivered enough goods with the Redmi Note 3 for us to recommend it. While it comes in two variants – Rs 9,999 (for 2GB RAM/16GB ROM) and Rs 11,999 (for 3GB RAM/32GB ROM) – we would recommend the latter as it gives you more room to do multi-tasking. Of course, you need to keep in mind that this phone does not perform well in the low light photography department. So if all you are looking for is a great battery life and fast performance – the Redmi Note 3 has little competition.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 75% features: 80% display: 70% mobility: 85% workmanship: 75%
Setting a benchmark for others to follow
Source: Androidbeat English
The Redmi Note 3 is a game changer for its price point. Barring its sub-par camera performance in low-light, the handset passes with flying colors in every other department: display, performance, and battery life. On the performance front especially, the Redmi Note 3 is a true ‘flagship killer.’ I really don’t see any difference between its performance and that of a high-end flagship device like the LG G4 or the Samsung Galaxy S6. And unlike the latter, the Redmi Note 3 does not even suffer from any poor RAM management issues.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/16/2016
80% Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
It's hard to find fault with the Redmi Note 3 as it ticks all the right boxes, and in some ways, rivals phones that cost a lot more. The metal body and fingerprint sensor are welcome additions to the Redmi series, and make the Note 3 feel relevant in 2016. You also get a great display, very good battery life, and a powerful SoC. The camera isn't too bad, although we could have done with sharper stills and better quality HD videos. MIUI 7 is improved compared to previous versions, and is quite likable. We do wish storage expansion beyond 32GB was officially supported, and it woudn't have hurt to throw in NFC just to complete the package.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
90% Xiaomi Redmi Note 3: All Rounder
Source: Techtree.com English
Pros: Great all-metal build, Fast performance borne out by benchmarks, Big battery with great battery life, Supports all LTE bands in India Cons: Camera could be better, No Marshmallow yet.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/04/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% The first all-metal budget phablet from China's Apple is a stunner
Source: PC Advisor English
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 may not be best suited to UK users out of the box, but with some simple setup tweaks it is an excellent budget Android phone with a fantastic design and performance for the price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/03/2016
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 hands-on
Source: GSM Arena English
At that price, the phone represents phenomenal value for money. Even if you leave the price aside for a second, the Redmi Note 3 has a combination of a great design and build quality, good display, great performance, fingerprint sensor, and excellent battery life. Add to that the incredible pricing, and it makes it easier to ignore some of the shortcomings, such as the less than stellar camera, outdated version of Android, and the lack of proper fast charging, none of which are deal breakers to begin with. At this price, it is easily the best phone in its price range.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/03/2016
85% One of the best affordable smartphones currently available
Source: Android Authority English
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is currently available only in China, priced at RMB 899 for the 16 GB and 2 GB RAM version, while the Prime iteration, with 32 GB storage and 3 GB of RAM, is priced at RMB 1,099, which roughly translates to $140 and $172 respectively. Importing the device will result in a higher price tag, but the soon to be released global version should feature the same pricing.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/28/2015
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 review
Source: GSM Arena English
The Redmi Note 3 is more of a Prime version of the Note 2, instead of a direct successor. It has the same screen, system-on-chip, camera, and software package, but the Note 3 improves the looks with a premium metal build and adds a fingerprint scanner for enhanced security. Others will surely appreciate the bigger battery, which increases the overall rated battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/25/2015
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The fingerprint sensor placed on the rear is quick to recognise which finger has been used, and unlocks the smartphone in under half a second. Setting it up was also hassle-free. The speaker on the bottom rear is average. The latest smartphone by Xiaomi is powered by a 4000mAh battery, which is a pretty large capacity compared to recently launched options in the same price bracket. The company claims that the battery can be charged up to 50 percent in an hour, which we will need to test for ourselves.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/17/2015
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Review: Full Metal Jacket
Source: Fudzilla English
Xiaomi’s latest Redmi phablet is a killer device, but the marketing department's decision to ditch the microSD slot won't be welcomed by a lot of potential customers. It offers great performance and specs at competitive pricing, and the big battery is just icing on the cake. Can we recommend it? Yep, and we won’t lose any sleep over it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/15/2015

Foreign Reviews

Oberklasse für Low-Budget
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/07/2016
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
Source: PC Masters German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/04/2016
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, lo hemos probado
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Fast system; good price; long battery life; good display; decent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/13/2016
88% Análise: Xiaomi Mi Note 3 – como o Mi 6, mas maior
Source: Pplware Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/27/2018
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
Recensione Xiaomi Mi Note 3: il Note diventato ‘grande’
Source: Androidiani Italian IT→EN
Positive: High performance; nice cameras; long battery life. Negative: Weak hardware.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/16/2018
Recensione Xiaomi Mi Note 3: il Note diventato ‘grande’
Source: Androidiani Italian IT→EN
Positive: High performance; nice cameras; long battery life. Negative: Unexpandable memory; no B20 band.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/16/2018
90% Review: Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, Chinese pracht voor heel weinig geld
Source: Tablets Magazine Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
70% Test, recenzja, opinia – Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 – słaba wydajność, ale masa innych plusów
Source: 90 Sekund Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 60% features: 70% mobility: 100% workmanship: 70%
Test Xiaomi Redmi Note 3: Note w chińskim wydaniu
Source: Teleguru Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Elegant design; support dual sim; powerful hardware; good price; fast fingerprint reader; long battery life. Negative: No NFC.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/12/2017
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 – jak nie dać się nabrać?
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Low price; large screen; metal case; nice display; fast fingerprint sensor; long battery life. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/19/2016

Comment

Model: Xiaomi unveiled its price-friendly Redmi Note 3 as the latest flagship of their line-up. It is available in silver, dark grey, and gold armor and will impress users with its metal-bodied design and the first fingerprint sensor among all Chinese electronics companies. The design is almost the same than the Redmi Note 2's, but it features an elegant metal case. It is still slim and lightweight since the weight only increased by 4 g.

Functionality-wise, it stands out with the fingerprint sensor on the rear, which is advertised to unlock the phone in 0.3 seconds. It is just below the rear camera, where it can be comfortable touched by your index finger touch, works precisely and improves biometric security. The Android operating system coupled with the MIUI launcher offers a twist and cosmetic touch. Despite its smooth build quality, this 5.5 inch phone is significantly better with the 4000 mAh battery, and its 13 MP rear camera with dual-LED dual-tone flash and autofocus phase detection mode. The rest including MediatekHelio X10 chipset octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53, 2GB/3GB of RAM, 16GB/32GB of internal storage etc. remained the same. On the other hand, it is still lacks a MicroSD card slot and a removable battery.

Imagination PowerVR G6200: Multi core (2 cluster) graphics card for ARM processors that supports OpenGL 4.x and ES 3.0 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.
MT6795: ARM based octa-core SoC (8x Cortex-A53 clocked at up to 2.2 GHz) for smartphones and tablets. Integrates an LTE modem and video en- and decoder for up to 4K and H.265.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.5":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.164 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.


81.08%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2016-01- 3)