Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 review: In shiny armor

25 December, 2015
The Redmi Note 3 is a thoughtfully targeted device with a premium metal build, flagship-grade specs, and an iconic MIUI launcher. The third device of the series upgrades design of the Redmi Note 2 just three months after its premiere, while keeping the same specs, but improving the security with a fingerprint scanner.

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  • Anonymous

huhihe, 26 Dec 2015Most Chinese OEM are very bad at battery optimization. Only... moreYou could check Huawei phones, some of them have good battery life.

  • Gaps

AnonD-292864, 27 Dec 2015Meizu Mx5 is better.Lol meizu use flyme OS. Of course it is battery saving. Miui Os is battery drainer. My friend had try miui os for his smartphone such Lenovo k3 note. Sgs note 3 and more. But only last for 1 hour after flash it. Because one thing. Miui os is battery drainer. Flyme os battery saver. But many people with difference thought. For me. I choose miui. It simple and lot of theme to choose. Plus beautiful. I'm quite happy with my new note 3. For a day use. I got 4 hours Straight browsing and 3 hours gaming such asphalt 8 and real racing 3. Got screen on time almost 7 hours. I'm traveling so no wifi for me. All use 3g and 4g browsing. This phone almost remind me of my sgs note 3. But even greater. Sgs note 3 last for a days. Snapdragon chip good for multitask and browse quite fast too.but in terms of gaming. Snapdragon eat battery like hell. Battery only last for 3 hours. Plus phone got hotter at back. Redmi note 3 play real racing 3 with high settigs graphics and only get warm in middle. Plus this phone charge fast. From 10% - 100% just 1 hour and 47 minutes. For 4000mah battery quite fast.

  • Gaps

Tee, 26 Dec 2015I agree. The Helio X10 has proved to be less power efficie... moreMediatek using cheap material for mtk chip. For mid range user and cheap price reason why battery life get worse.

  • Gaps

rails, 26 Dec 2015Disappointed by battery life... 1080p 4000mah and just 72..... moreWhat phone you using right now?? 3310? Maniac

  • AnonD-292864

Alizaryoun, 24 Dec 2015Hi. Thank You Gsmarena. :) Please help me to choose which... moreMeizu Mx5 is better.

  • dasman

Holy mother Theresa... 4,000mAh and still gets 72hrs of battery life? SMDH.

  • Tee

Adiyel, 26 Dec 2015Pathetic battery like feel for the size of this cell. This ... moreI agree. The Helio X10 has proved to be less power efficient than other SoC's out in the market. Heck, even the mid-ranger pathetic SD615 gets better battery life for a capacity of that size.

  • Franco

AnonD-843, 26 Dec 2015dont know abt note 3 but my mi4i have it so it must also ha... moreNote 2 doesn't have it.My friend has the phone.
And the review clearly mentions,manual mode has only iso and white balance.

Pathetic battery like feel for the size of this cell. This sbis why I will NEVER get a phone powered by a Mediatek SoC

AnonD-480565, 26 Dec 2015I bought mine a few days back from everbuying.net suppose t... moreplz mention which sensors doz it hav
gyro?
compass?
light sensor?

rest of the usual sensor will surely b there. plz confirm about the abv mentioned 3 sensors
u can use "sensor box for android" app to check whether ur device have these sensors or not (in the app compass will b mentioned as magnatic field)

  • AnonD-843

Franco , 26 Dec 2015Why do these phones not have,manual shutter and focus?! As... moredont know abt note 3 but my mi4i have it so it must also have it right?

Disappointed by battery life... 1080p 4000mah and just 72.. should be 100 or over

Most Chinese OEM are very bad at battery optimization. Only 72 hrs from a massive 4000 mah is embarrassing.

  • AnonD-467404

it is a xiaomi phone. it will not have any sensors other than fingerprint. waiting for someone who used this phone. please specify which sensors it have and which it don't.

  • Franco

Why do these phones not have,manual shutter and focus?!
Asus and oppo have it at the same price range :-(

  • john snow

7 lte Network frekuensi. How about it, any 850 Mhz support??

  • AnonD-480565

I bought mine a few days back from everbuying.net suppose to be a chinese warehouse massive store (official tracking says Shenzhen (guangdong) - CHINA). Can you check what your rom number is please. The official rom on the support page downloads is V7.0.19.0 My phone from everbuying.net has a number 7.00.99.00 and comes with all the chinese apps you mentioned and has the google playstore installed. The official rom does not allow people to root their device so prevents them from flashing a new rom on their phones so the fact mine is not rooted and from a big store yet has another rom number is quite curious hence why it would be nice to see what yours came with . I have to say for the price it is a very impressive phone. I have not been able to get 3 days out of the battery more like a day and a half and i only watched a couple of youtube videos a day no movies or games and probably talk for 45-60 minutes a day.

  • Alizaryoun

Hi. Thank You Gsmarena. :)
Please help me to choose
which one is better? (according to Battery life, Display quality and design)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 or Meizu MX5?