Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro review: Trimmed up

Trimmed up

GSMArena team, 8 August 2016.

The gallery

The Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro comes with a custom Gallery app. It defaults to your camera roll, but it also supports Albums, Cloud, and People. The People sorting, once chosen, sorts all of your photos by people's faces. Everything is automatic. Here you can also create a new baby album, to put your newborn pics inside.

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Gallery

The integrated editor offers various effects, frames, tools (crop, mirror, straighten, rotate, fisheye, doodle) plus light adjustments that let you bring out the shadows or the highlights.

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Editing an image

Music player

The MIUI music player is a custom app with a well laid out, easy to navigate interface. It features two tabs - the first one is cloud music (not available everywhere), similar to Google Music service provided by Xiaomi while the second tab has your own local and cloud music.

The player has cool effects, transitions, and transparent elements, especially on the expandable Now Playing section.

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Music Player • My music • Now Playing screen

Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro offers customizable equalizers within the phone's Settings menu - there are a few default presets already available for use. You can also try Xiaomi's MiSound enhancer, which comes into play when you use headphones, and especially, a Xiaomi-branded headset.

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Audio enhancements and equalizers

An FM radio app is also available. The Redmi 3 Pro requires a headset to use as an antenna. FM recording is also available.

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FM radio

Video player

Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro features a separate video app, which offers a paid video service. Whether you will open your files from the Video app (Local setting) or File Explorer - it doesn't matter.

The video player interface is very basic, subtitles and pop-up play are not supported.

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Video player

Audio output is very solid

The Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro had an excellent showing in the first part of our audio quality test. The affordable smartphone has loudness that’s higher than average and no weak points to its output whatsoever.

The headphones only damaged the stereo crosstalk, but it wasn’t too bad and volume remained better than we expected from a handset in this price range. The other readings remained great though.

TestFrequency responseNoise levelDynamic rangeTHDIMD + NoiseStereo crosstalk
Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro+0.02, -0.07-94.590.60.0029 0.0097-92.3
Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro (headphones)+0.12, -0.03-91.790.10.037 0.082-51.9
Huawei Honor 7 Lite (5c)+0.03, -0.44-90.490.90.0019 0.011-87.9
Huawei Honor 7 Lite (5c) (headphones)+0.04, -0.47-90.390.70.0067 0.072-73.1
Huawei Honor 5X+0.02, -0.08-93.490.10.0028 0.012-93.4
Huawei Honor 5X (headphones)+0.10, -0.03-92.989.80.0048 0.071-78.2
Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) +0.04, -0.24-92.492.50.024 0.023-91.3
Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) (headphones) +0.37, -0.04-88.590.60.045 0.226-56.9
Sony Xperia E5 +0.14, -0.81-92.392.40.0072 0.0093-91.9
Sony Xperia E5 (headphones) +0.15, -0.88-89.588.90.0090 0.370-50.7
Motorola Moto G4 +0.02, -0.07-92.492.50.0028 0.0084-92.1
Motorola Moto G4 (headphones) +0.04, -0.08-92.092.00.0073 0.070-63.8
Sony Xperia XA +0.01, -0.18-93.690.60.0030 0.010-91.7
Sony Xperia XA (headphones) +0.85, -0.18-87.187.80.018 0.327-54.9
Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus+0.02, -0.08-93.892.80.0037 0.034-91.3
Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus (headphones)+0.09, -0.03-93.592.60.070 0.075-49.0
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)+0.02, -0.07-94.392.20.0065 0.010-95.0
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) (headphones)+0.42, -0.01-93.487.10.029 0.254-53.0

Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro frequency response
Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro frequency response

You can learn more about the tested parameters and the whole testing process here.

Reader comments

  • Ul2242

Overheating problem when playing online game

  • zul

Im still using this in 2020 and have a battery problem, device overheat, not suitable for multiple apps :(

  • Rifrif

Me too