Xiaomi has introduced its successor, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 in November 2015 only when Redmi Note 2 was just launched a few months ago. Even though the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has only been executed in the markets of China now, the price for this phone goes into the category of mid-range handset with spectacular features at a ridiculous soil based level price of RMB899 or $141. Between the old Redmi Note 2 and brand new Redmi Note 3, there is little difference in the price hike enough to overlook some of Redmi Note 3’s additional striking features. For that star rocking value, Xiaomi is offering a whole 5.5 inch touchscreen display and resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels at a PPI of 403 pixels per inch. The Redmi Note 3 this time is an all-metal story, with plastic on the top and bottom for access to antenna signalling activity. Xiaomi is doing away with the bright colored plastic, juvenile image and turning it into a classy and refined model, which makes a pretty big contrast for those who are vain about the appearance of their phone. The phone cover is made of sandblasted metal, giving the phone a more modern, out of space Matrix and expensive style. It comes in three elegant colors which are champaign gold, silver and dark grey.
It’s now a breeze to read the screen on your phone now under the great sunshine while you’re gardening or taking a stroll thanks to Xiaomi Redmi Note 3’s special feature of 5.5-inch full screen HD display named “Sunlight Display.” This special feature raises and amplifies clarity in the brighest day and most sunny conditions when the screen automatically adjusts and tunes the contrast and brightness of each respective pixel. The same processor found in Redmi Note 2 is what runs in the Redmi Note 3 which is the MediaTek Helio X10 octa-core 64-bit chip. There are two variants for the smartphone. The first comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage with no expansion. On the flipside, for just a little extra money (RMB1,099 or $172) there is an option to upgrade where you can have 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. The company has always fitted a large cell into their Note Series phones and the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is not exempted from this. The non-removable battery is a massive 4,000mAh which is slightly beefier than the 3,020mAh battery in Redmi Note 2.
The device is backed by Android operating system and weighs in at only 164grams and 150.00 x 76.00 x 8.65 (height x width x thickness) in measurement. If you’re frequently on your phone and patience is not your virtue, the Redmi Note 3 has fast charging support, up to 50-percent capacity in an hour. Xiaomi’s first gimmick intiated ever is the new circulor fingerprint sensor on the rear of the camera lens, unlocking the phone in a lightning single move of under 0.03 seconds. This resembles what Huawei and ZTE’s phones can do as well. The company’s new wallet Mi wallet service also coincides with this. The imaging of the Redmi Note 3 phone remains identical as Redmi Note 2, boasting a 13-megapixel phase detection autofocus on the back as the main camera and a 5-megapixel camera on the front.
The Redmi Note 3 is a dual SIM phone (GSM and GSM) allowing two Micro-SIMs to be used at the same time whether you have one strictly for business, personal, family or contacts in a different country. Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, 3G, 4G (with aid for Band 40 provided by several LTW networks in India) are the connecitivity that the phone is installed with. There are various sensors in the phone which include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer and Gyroscope.
The fact that Xiaomi released a complete advanced version of the Redmi Note 2 just three months after the release is a puzzle to many. Rumor has it that the company’s original intention was to execute the expensive metallic rendition. However, due to unfortunate circumstances, Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 was the next best solution to arise. Apart from that, the company has it’s tough times trying to catch up with it’s fellow competitors. In the beginning of fall, the company’s first place was replaced by China’s giant telco, Huawei as Xiaomi continues to greet its teeth having slowed down quite a fair bit against it’s competitors.
So you might be wondering how the two phones stand next to each other and if that upgrade is necessary at all. Both devices possess many similarities and the claim that the Redmi Note 3 was thought to be called Redmi Note Pro 2 formerly explains the subtle difference in specs of the phone. The only three things that sets them apart is the battery size which is slightly bigger, the metal build cover and the fingerprint sensor.