Xiaomi Redmi 3 smartphone
Xiaomi Redmi 3 smartphone was launched in January 2016. Xiaomi Redmi 3 smartphone with 5.00-inch 720×1280 display powered by 1.2GHz octa-core processor alongside 2GB of RAM and 13-megapixel rear camera.
Xiaomi Redmi 3 Budget Smartphone Review
The Redmi 3 is a 5in budget smartphone from Chinese phone maker Xiaomi, and not officially sold in the UK. We see whether it’s worth tracking down in our Xiaomi Redmi 3 review. Also see Best budget smartphones 2016.
Features of Xiaomi Redmi 3 Android Smartphone
Xiaomi has a reputation for creating quality phones that don’t cost the earth, and that trend continues with the Redmi 3. This time around Xiaomi has implemented a non-textured pattern on the back side that makes the phone look quite good. But the all-metal Xiaomi Redmi 3 doesn’t only offer a premium look.
This is not exactly your high-end handset, so don’t expect the best display in the market. With that said, we can certainly tell you the 5-inch 720p panel is still a respectable offering for the price and size of the Xiaomi Redmi 3. There is some minor backlight bleeding nearest the left and right edges and the brightness distribution could have been better.
The Xiaomi Redmi 3 runs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 64-bit octa-core processor, which is an upgrade over the Snapdragon 615 that was seen in budget- to mid-range phones such as the Vodafone Smart Ultra 6. But yes, you will find the occasional hiccups, including unresponsive typing and choppy animations. But it did work pretty well while performing light tasks.
WLAN is supported up to 802.11n with Wi-Fi Direct and hotspot options. We experienced no connectivity issues during our time with the test unit with signal quality similar to other mainstream smartphones at equivalent distances.Our quick GPS test shows it to be less accurate than a dedicated Garmin 500 around corners.
The Xiaomi Redmi 3 comes with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box, skinned with MIUI 7. There is the occasional stuttering when launching applications or when scrolling through the Home screen and dropdown menu, so performance is not entirely smooth. Fortunately, these are very short-lived and do not impact the usability of the phone. The Redmi Note 3 already has a multi-language MIUI 7.1 ROM, and we would expect the 3 to get one too, eventually, although nothing has been announced yet.
Cameras & Multimedia
The rear 13 MP camera produces relatively good pictures when outdoors. We would have liked for the images to be a little brighter and the colors to be a bit cooler and more saturated, but the Redmi 3 compares quite well against even the LG G3 with no major hints of purple fringing around hairline edges or excessively muddy pixels when up close. In good light, it captures images very clearly. At night, like most smartphones, it falters, but does perform well indoors under artificial light.
The most amazing part of the Redmi 3 is the battery. I put it under some fairly intensive use on the first day, playing games and doing benchmark tests, and I never had to charge it. In fact, it still had 13 percent battery life left at the end of the day. With a weight of 144 g, you would never guess that this phone has such a big battery. The Redmi 3 is definitely a role model for other manufacturers and for all ranges of smartphones.
A High Performance Smartphone
Qualcomm snapdragon 616 64 bit octa core processor owns better performance. 5.0 inch proper screen size adopts automatic light adjustment technology. It means you can see the screen clearily no matter in the sun or at the night.