Elegant, fast and with a good price . The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is the perfect mid-range. A team that maintains a good profile in most of its sections and that, above all, allows us to enjoy a mobile that is up to par without wasting a kidney. Among its main features we find a metallic and light design, a 5.5-inch Full HD screen or a good 32 GB internal memory . And all this with the special brightness of its battery, which reaches a capacity of 4,000 milliamps and takes the usual time of use of the equipment up to two days. We have found the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 on Gearbest at a really competitive price of150 euros . We tell you our impressions after trying it.
It is not common for us to start with the battery section, but the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 deserves it . This model has a battery with a capacity of 4,000 milliamps , when the normal thing in these sizes is that we talk about a 3,000 or 3,000 and few milliamps. And this difference shows. In a regular use, we have come to work with this mobile for about two days without recharging . Of course, with little presence of games and a lot of web browsing, apps like WhatsApp or Twitter.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 lasts about two days of regular use thanks to its 4,000 milliamp battery capacity
That could explain why in the AnTuTu Tester test score the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 only reached 7,491 points , when the normal thing is that for the time of use it should exceed 10,000 points. And it is that when it comes to putting the device to maximum performance, the resistance drops considerably. All in all, it is an excellent mid-range mobile for users who want to carry the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 on long working hours or trips of several days.
Good Full HD screen
Another of the good news of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is found on its screen. The Chinese company has opted for the increasingly widespread 5.5-inch format, which combines a fairly manageable format with an optimal size to enjoy movies and games. The panel of this equipment is IPS type with a Full HD resolution that provides a good level of detail. Although neither the color reproduction nor its brightness level can be compared, for example, to a Samsung Galaxy S7 edge , the good tactile response is noteworthy. This allows a very good handling through the menus of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and at the time of typing, which is sometimes difficult to find in terminals of this price range.
Xiaomi medium technical set and custom cape
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 leaves us excellent news for the average user who wants a mid-range mobile with guarantees. It is fluid. It's fast. Both in menus and in application loads. And that feeling typical of a high-end terminal is appreciated (more if we take into account that it can be found for a price of 150 euros). Leaving aside personal sensations, this equipment incorporates a Mediatek Helio X10 processor at a speed of 2 GHz per core, along with a 3 GB RAM memory. A good set to deal with most of the apps and games found in the Google store. Above all, the 3 GB RAM is worth noting, which allows us to have many apps open without affecting the performance of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 .
As for the internal memory of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 , we find 32 GB. Without a doubt, a very good capacity to store games, photos and other files on the computer. In principle, we should not have problems, but for users who make more intensive use of the terminal, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has a slot for microSD cards. By the way, this second slot can also be used for a second microSIM card (the other one is nanoSIM) .
In the bowels of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is the MIUI 8 system based on Android 6.0 . Without great fanfare, we have a set of interesting tools with basic apps such as the flashlight and other more complex ones such as Security, which incorporates both a virus scan and a space or RAM cleaner or a battery manager.
Two respectable cameras
They are not at the level of the iPhone 7 or the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 , but the cameras of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 do the job. First we have the rear camera, with a resolution of 13 megapixels, aperture f / 2.2 and an ISO sensitivity of up to 3,200 . The equipment performs quite well in its performance when it comes to taking photos in worse light conditions, but it must be recognized that its specific mode for night has disappointed us a lot (the impression we have after the tests is that it is better to use the mode auto for these cases). Plus, its dual-tone LED flashmakes photos more natural. We can also highlight different alternative modes such as the option to create photos as if we had a fisheye lens or a way to straighten the text of a document.
As for the front camera, bet on a target with a resolution of 5 megapixels and can record video in HD . In this case we only have the extra fisheye mode.
Elegant metal design with fingerprint reader
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is proof of the progress that mobile phones from alternative brands have experienced in recent times. The designs are more and more careful and a lot of emphasis is placed on metal , as is the case of the Note 3. In this model, its rounded bezels stand out at the back, its good weight of 164 grams (it must be taken into account that it loads a 4,000 milliamp battery) and the inclusion of a fingerprint sensor. This addition provides an extra layer of security and is already an almost essential feature in mid-range mobiles. In short, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is well balanced, elegant and with the extra of its fingerprint sensor.
Price and reviews
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is a terminal with a really competitive price. For about 150 euros we can get this terminal in the Gearbest store. Quite a bargain for a team that more than meets what is expected of a mid-range mobile. Its highlights are the good tactile response of its screen, the battery and its metallic design with fingerprint reader. These features are completed with a very fluid operation thanks to its eight-core processor and its 3 GB RAM , typical of equipment in a higher price range. With all this, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 becomes a good choice if you are looking for a device of less than 200 euros. And by the way, there are more Xiaomi mobile deals on Gearbest that are worth checking out.
XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 3 DATA SHEET
|Model||Xiaomi Redmi Note 3|
|Resolution||Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 pixels|
|Density||403 dots per inch|
|Dimensions||150 x 70.6 x 8.7 millimeters thick|
|Colors||Gray / Silver / Gold|
|Fingerprint reader||Yes, just below the rear camera|
|Resolution||13 megapixel camera|
|Flash||Yes, Dual Tone LED Flash|
|Autofocus||0.1 second PDAF autofocus|
|Video||Full HD video recording|
|Sensor and modes||Panorama|
|Opening||f / 2.2|
|ISO||Up to ISO-3200|
|Front camera||5 megapixel resolution|
HD video recording
|Formats||Image formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG|
Audio formats: AAC, AMR, MP3, WAV
Video formats: ASF, MKV, MP4
Documents: Excel, PPT, Word
E-book: PDF, TXT
|Radio||Yes, it works even without headphones|
|Sound||Mono, speaker to the right of the USB Type-C port|
|Operating system||MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0|
Bug reporting center
View multimedia content on TV
Share files with other users
|CPU processor||Helio X10 Octa-Core 2GHz|
|Graphics processor (GPU)||Adreno 510|
|Power tests||AnTuTu: 77864 points|
|Internal memory||32 GigaBytes (22.5 GB free approx)|
|Extension||Yes, with MicroSD card up to 128 GigaBytes|
Online storage systems (Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, Google Drive)
|Wifi||Wi-Fi 2.4Gï¼Œa / b / g / n /|
|GPS location||GPS / A-GPS / Glonass / BDS|
|Audio||3.5 mm minijack|
|SIM||nanoSIM + microSIM|
|Bands||FDD-LTE + WCDMA + GSM|
2G: GSM 900/1800 / 1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900 / 2100MHz
4G: FDD-LTE 1800/2100 / 2600MHz
|Others and sensors||-|
|Duration in use||Approx. two days of average use|
|AnTutu Tester tests||points|
|Web||Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro on Gearbest|
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