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Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 172 reviews of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the battery and design are overall positive. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the apps, and there are some mixed opinions about the reliability and camera.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the camera and portability are generally positive. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably, but reviews are divided on the design. Some have doubts about the apps and size.

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64% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: XIAOMI Redmi Note 3 Touch ID 5.5 Inch FHD MTK6795 Octa Core 4000mAh (3GB 32 GB Golden)XIAOMI Redmi Note 3 Touch ID 5.5 Inch FHD MTK6795 Octa Core 4000mAh (3GB 32 GB Golden)

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Aloysius Low (cnet.com)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 review

 

I've always been a big fan of Xiaomi's phones and the Redmi Note 3 is no exception, but also may now be my new favourite. That's partly because of the phone's classy metal body (upgraded from plastic on previous models) and partly because of its low...

The Redmi Note 3 features a premium metal body, fingerprint scanner and a brilliant 5.5-inch display all at a low, low, price.

The camera, while adequate for a budget phone, tends to overexpose shots and it's a shame the phone drops the removable battery feature found on the previous model.

With its comfortable design and low price, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is a top choice for phone-buyers on a budget.

May, 2016

Expert review by : Matt Humrick (anandtech.com)

The Meizu M3 Note vs. Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Review: Comparing Notes

 

As new technology finds its way into flagship phones, previously cutting-edge features trickle down to mid-range and eventually low-end devices. As an economic policy the efficacy of this approach is debatable; however, it works well enough when...

While the pace of innovation at the high-end naturally slows, the mid-range and low-end phones start looking more attractive. Flagship features and hardware continue to trickle down to lower price points, producing more-capable phones with better user...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Nick T. (phonearena.com)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Review

 

This review is based on a Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 with Snapdragon 650 SoC and 3GB of RAM, running a global software ROM with Google services pre-installed.

Large, high-resolution display ; Fast and reliable fingerprint scanner ; Good sound quality during phone calls ; Good battery life for the price ; Dual-SIM phone

Mediocre photo quality ; Software can be frustrating to deal with ; Buying one outside of Asia takes time and may be costly

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...

May, 2016

Expert review by : Hadlee Simons (gearburn.com)

Xiaomi Mi Note 3 review: do you need a flagship phone?

 

The Mi Note 3 is close to a flagship smartphone in many ways, offering speedy internals, great photos and (unfortunately) no headphone jack.

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Hadlee Simons (gearburn.com)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 review: the best budget phablet in SA?

 

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is only R800 more expensive than the Note 2, but you get a better processor and a fast fingerprint scanner for the price.

At R3799, the Redmi Note 3 represents excellent value for money, owing to a fast processor, solid display and long battery life in general. Unfortunately, compromises will always be made at this point, namely in the form of a good but not great main...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Cookie Monster (hardwarezone.com)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 review: The real flagship killer?

 

Xiaomi's new Redmi Note 3 shares many of the specs and features of premium flagship smartphones: 5.5-inch Full HD display, lightning fast fingerprint scanner, full-metal build, 3GB RAM, and a huge 4,000mAh battery. All this for just S$299? Sounds too...

Great design and handling ; Fast fingerprint sensor ; Smooth performance ; Long battery life

Camera performance could have been better ; Expandable by only 32GB ; MIUI 7 can be a resource hogger

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (32GB, 3GB RAM) will

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Liu Hongzuo (hardwarezone.com)

Photos: The all-metal S$299 Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

 

We've got our hands on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 in Gold. Is the build quality acceptable? Does the phone look like it's value for money? Check these photos out for some first impressions.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Bailey Stein (androidauthority.com)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 review

 

Does the latest affordable smartphone offering from Xiaomi prove to be a compelling choice? We find out, in this in-depth Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 review!

Excellent design and build quality ; Impressive battery life ; Very good performance ; Great software experience ; Fast and accurate fingerprint reader ; Includes an IR blaster for controlling household appliances ; Great sunlight readability ;...

No U.S. availability ; Camera is still about average for the price ; Display is lacking a bit in contrast and saturation

While not without its issues, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 excels in key areas where its competitors do not, including its premium build quality, exceptional battery life, and the availability of a fast and accurate fingerprint reader, all for an impressive...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by (androidpit.com)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 review: midrange goes premium

 

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is a significant evolution for one of Xiaomi's most important devices. It's much more elegant than previous generations of the phone, with a smooth aluminum finish, and a design philosophy that's sure to appeal to customers who...

Design ; Fingerprint sensor ; Battery ; Screen ; Sound

Camera ; Slightly outdated software ; Lacks 4G LTE 800 MHz

This new generation of Redmi Note loses the microSD card and the removable battery, but greatly improves on design and generously increases battery size, compared with the Note 2. It’s a nicely balanced device that makes a few sacrifices in exchange...

Expert review by : Damien McFerran (trustedreviews.com)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

 

The Redmi Note 3 is the latest large-screen, low-cost phone from Chinese handset maker Xiaomi – the company often referred to as "The Apple of the East", thanks to its dominant position in that particular part of the world.

Jun, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3500 / 4000 / 4050
Battery performance:4000
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

Call Management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating alert:Y

Camera

Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in flash:Y / Yes
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera resolution (numeric):16 / 5
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Maximum frame rate:120 / 30
Optical Zoom:2
Rear camera aperture number:1.8 / 2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 13 / 16
Rear camera type:Dual camera / Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Self-timer: Yes
Smile detection: Yes
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 720p,1080p
Zoom capability:Y

Design

Color of product:Black, Grey / Blue / Gold / Grey / Silver
Fingerprint reader:Y / Yes
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 9:16
Contrast ratio (typical):1500:1
Display brightness:550
Display Diagonal:5.5
Display number of colors:16 million colours / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1080 x 1920 / 1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:401 / 403
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:2 / 3

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, APE, FLAC, MP3, WAV / AAC,AMR,FLAC,MP3,WAV
FM radio:Y / Yes
Video compression format:ASF, M4V, MKV, MP4, XVID
Video formats supported:ASF,M4V,MKV,MP4,XVID

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Barometer:Y
BeiDou:Y
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900 / 900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:CDMA,HSDPA,HSPA,TD-SCDMA / HSDPA,TD-SCDMA,HSPA / TD-SCDMA,WCDMA
4G:Y
4G bands supported:1800,1900,2100,2300,2500,2600 / 2100,1800,2600,1900,2300,2500
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / HID
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.1 LE / 5.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):No / Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Hybrid Dual SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / MicroSIM + NanoSIM / NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:Micro-USB / USB
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Graphics:Adreno 510
Graphics adapter:Adreno 510 / Adreno 512
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Quick charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Lightning connector:Y
USB connector type:Micro-USB / USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.4 / 1.8
Processor:650
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53 / ARM Cortex-A72
Processor cores:2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Processor family:Mediatek / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.8 / 2 / 2.2
Processor model:650 / 660 / MT6795

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:5.0.2 / 5.1

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / Not supported
Internal RAM:2048 / 3
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:128 / 32
RAM capacity:2 / 3 / 6
RAM type:LPDDR3 / LPPDDR4X
USB mass storage:Y

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.299 / 0.341 / 0.343
Height:5.91 / 6.01
Weight:5.75 / 5.78
Width:2.91 / 2.99