Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro Review and Unboxing – Gaming at budget

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro is a great budget android smartphone under 12K price tag. We are using the smartphone from couples of weeks and here is the full in-depth MI Redmi Note 3 Review and unboxing. The phone comes with decent specifications at reasonable price tag. The Xiaomi Redmi Note3 comes in two variants one with 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM and the another one with 3GB RAM + 32GB built-in storage (also known as Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 pro Specifications). In India, the 2GB RAM model is priced at RS 9999 and the 3GB RAM variant for INR 11999. You can buy it from Snapdeal, Amazon or from Flipkart (open sale / no registration required).

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 PRO Review

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Review and UnboxingBefore talking about the phone lets see what else comes with it. You will not find headsets, protective cover or tempered glass in the box, but you can buy a good headset from MI official Store. The SAR value as mentioned on the box is 1.256 W/Kg. The handset has Made in India branding. When you unbox the retail box of the Mi Redmi Note 3 you will get:

  1. Handset
  2. MicroUSB to Standard USB cable
  3. Power Adapter 5V/ 2A
  4. User manual
  5. Sim Removal PIN
  6. Warranty Statement

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Mi Redmi Note3 Look and Design

The phone looks premium and stylish. It has a full metallic body which makes it robust. The design is sleek and it has round edges which make it comfortable, easy to hold and grip as well. We did notice little bit creepy sound while holding it tightly, but yes its very less. Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Gold Review

It has 3 capacitive buttons that are backlit. The volume buttons and Power Button are placed on the right while the SIM slot makes it place on the left. It is 8.49 mm thick and weighs 165 grams. The display visibility in direct sunlight is above the average.

OS and UI

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 User Interface Android 5.1 MIUI7 featuresThe Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro runs on Android 5.1 64-bit Lollipop with MIUI Global 7.3 layer on the TOP. The User Interface is easy to use and very responsive. The MIUI ROM offers lots of functionality and add-ons to the OS. Switching between application is buttery smooth.

Display, Camera, and Audio

It has 5.5 inches Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixels display. The response from the touch is good and so are the viewing angles. There is no official info on the Display protection glass (like corning Gorilla Glass 3 / Dragontrail) , but the display is scratch resistant to some extent. It is always better to install Protective Glass, Screen Guard or Phone cover to prevent the damages caused by unwanted drops.Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Display Review Look Design Metal Body

The camera on the Smartphone is pretty decent, especially the rear one which is of 13MP resolution with f/2.0 aperture. The images come out from the camera are crisp, accurate and sharp. The front camera is of 5MP which is above the average. Although the hardware is capable of recording and playing 4K Ultra HD videos, you are limited to record only 1080p Full HD from the official camera app. The Audio quality is good and loudspeaker is loud.Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Camera Review

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Gaming and Performance

The Mi Redmi Note 3 Pro is powered by Qualcomm MSM8956 Snapdragon 650 64-bit 1.8GHz Hexa-Core processor integrated with Andreno 510 GPU. The performance is top notch compare other smartphones under this price bracket. Multitasking is smooth and we didn’t face any lag while using it.Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Benchmarks Performance

Gameplay is also very smooth, we played Modern Combat, Asphalt 8, Need For Speed without any problem. Most of its competitors (Pepsi P1s, LeEco Le 1s) lag while Playing “Dream league soccer” but we played with smoothly on it.Xiaomi Redmi Note3 Metal Body Gaming Review

Benchmarks:

  • Antutu Benchmark v6.2.1 : 65075 (with some apps opened in background)
  • Quadrant : 28840
  • Nenamark : 60fps
  • Multi Touch : 10 points

Connectivity, Sensors, and Battery

The connectivity options include WiFi, Bluetooth, DUAL SIM with 4G connectivity (nano + micro) and FM radio. We noticed WiFi disconnects automatically after some for unknown reasons (but not always). There is Infrared Sensor (IR Blaster) on the top with which you can control your Appliances like TV, AC remotely via the phone itself. It is also equipped with Fingerprint Scanner which is quite fast on recognizing the fingerprints and unlocking the phone. Other sensors includes Proximity, Rotation Vector, Step counter, Step Detector, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Gravity and Gyroscope.Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Sensors

The Redmi Note 3 has 4050 mAh nonremovable battery. The battery backup is good. It can easily last for about one and half day with moderate usage. It takes 2:30 hrs to fully charge the device from 0 to 100%.Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Battery Review

Xiaomi Redmi Note3 Issues, Pros and Cons

The device heats up after heavy usage while charging and sometimes for unknown reasons. The charger and the phone both becomes hot while charging.

Pros : Performance, Camera, Display, Design

Cons : Heating issue

Its main rivals are Xiaomi Mi5, Samsung Galaxy J7, Lenovo K4 Note and Moto G4 Plus.Mi Redmi Note 3 hardware buttons

Verdict

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is the best smartphone that you can purchase under 9999 RS price tag. It is great for playing gaming smoothly without the annoying lags. It is value for money smartphone from all aspects. It is good to go with the 3GB + 32GB ROM version if you are heavy gaming user.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

  • Hardware8.4
  • Software8
  • Camera8
  • Performance8.5
  • Look & Design8
  • Display7.8
  • Sensors8
  • Connectivity8.5
  • Audio7.5
  • Battery8.4
  • Built Quality8.5
  • Value for Money9
Total Score 4.1
About
NameXiaomi Redmi Note 3
ManufacturerXiaomi
ModelRedmi Note 3
Launch
Release DateJanuary, 2016
Main Rivals
VS Xiaomi Redmi Note 3s Prime, Samsung Note 3, Samsung Note 5, Oppo F1, Oppo R9, Mi4i, , Iphone 6, Samsung S7, Mi5
Price
MRP in IndiaRS : 11999
in US $181 USD
Pros and Cons
ProsPerformance, Camera, Display, Design
ConsHeating issue
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