Xiaomi Redmi Notes 3, the review of GizChina.it

Xiaomi Note 3 Redmire

In the spasmodic waiting for the Xiaomi Mi 5, the top-range future of the Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi, the company has recently presented, only 4 months away from the previous model, lo Xiaomi Note 3 Redmire.

The device, object of today's review in the variant from 3 GB of RAM e 32 GB of internal memory, represents the company's first device to be made entirely of metal with the implementation of a rear fingerprint reader.

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The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is available on Shinefan.it, store where you can get a discount thanks to the voucher SF0003, which will also entitle you to acustoms insurance (reimbursement in case of payment of customs duties).

The price of the Redmi Note 3 will therefore be of 157 € for the 2GB / 16GB e version 182 € for that 3GB / 32GB.

Xiaomi Redmi Notes 3, the review of GizChina.it

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 - Sales package

The sales box of the Xiaomi Note 3 Redmire changes again with respect to previous products of Xiaomi, with a white cardboard box with the name of the device and a rendered image of the same.

Inside, as well as the smartphone, we find the following accessories:

  • Wall power supply with 2A output;
  • micro USB-USB cable;
  • user manual in Chinese language;
  • extractor for the SIM slot.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 - Design and materials

Lo Xiaomi Note 3 Redmire It is the first device of the Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi to be characterized by a body completely made of metal or, more precisely, in an alloy of magnesium and aluminum.

On a constructive level we are dealing with a very nice and premium-looking device.

At first glance the back of the device, except for the fingerprint reader, turns out to be very similar to the Meizu MX5.

The dimensions of the device are of 150 x 76 x 8.65 mm thick for a weight, battery from 4050 mAh including non-removable, approx 164 grams.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 - Display

The display of the device is characterized by an IPS unit from 5.5 inches diagonal with resolution Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixel and a pixel density of PPI 403.

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Excellent color reproduction and maximum brightness, well managed by the appropriate sensor.

Glass is a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 which is on average oleophobic, retaining some imprint during use.

On the Redmi Note 3 we also find an RGB notification LED (with colors that can be managed in the settings) and 3 softouch keys, external to the display, characterized by a very low level of backlighting.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 - Cameras

The device is characterized by a rear camera from 13 mega-pixels with autofocus PDAF (phase detection), aperture f / 2.2, double Flash LED e 5 lenses.

The front camera, on the other hand, is characterized by a sensor 5 mega-pixels OmniVision OV5670 with opening f / 2.0.

In general, the shots made with the Redmi Note 3 are good, even if in poor light conditions a little 'photographic noise is visible, which increases when the conditions become critical. Very good macro, clear and detailed. Very fast and responsive autofocus.

Excellent LED flash, which illuminates the portrait object evenly, not burning the photo.

Good also the front camera, thanks to which you can make good selfies, even if the quality will be directly proportional to the amount of light present in the scene.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 - FullHD video recording test

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 - Connectivity

The terminal is characterized by the support dual SIM which does not allow, as possible on the other hand Xiaomi Note 2 Redmire, to expand the memory via micro SD. Both SIM cards are in Micro format and both have support for 4G LTE connectivity.

Reception is very good and cell changes are very fast, but the 20 Band (800Mhz) is unfortunately missing.

Absent also the NFC, while the Wifi is in "ac" version. GPS connectivity with Glonass and Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy complete the connectivity compartment. The FM radio is also present on the device.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 - Fingerprint reader

Xiaomi has decided to follow the market trend by introducing on one of its terminals, for the first time, a fingerprint reader. On the back cover of the Redmi Note 3 we find a biometric sensor thanks to which, with great precision, responsiveness and speed, it will be possible to unlock the device by reading the impression, as well as activate security features (such as " Child Mode ").

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 - Hardware and performance

Lo Xiaomi Note 3 Redmire It is moved by the processor octa-core Mediatek Helio X10 (MT6795) with clock a 2.0 GHz and architecture a 64-bit accompanied by 2/3 GB of RAM, depending on the variant, 16/32 GB of non-expandable internal memory and one GPU PowerVR G6200.

The performance of the device is excellent. No jamming or lag and excellent results even in the benchmark tests.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 - Antutu Benchmark

In the gaming test on Real Racing 3 the terminal behaved very well, although not reproducing "at best" the elements of the game (clouds are missing).

In general, the yield is satisfactory and the gaming experience is excellent. There are, however, small microlags that could turn up their noses to the "purists" of gaming.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 - Software

The device is moved by the operating system Android Lollipop 5.0.2 customized with the usual proprietary interface MIUI V7, a ROM that no longer needs presentations and that also on this Redmi Note 3 runs in an excellent way.

Among the most interesting features of the ROM we find the App Security, through which to manage battery, permits, use of data, etc., one Night reading mode which favors the readability of the display by setting a "yellow filter" (adjustable and applicable only for some applications), the Lite Mode and Child Mode, the latter with the possibility of "pairing" with the security features related to reading the fingerprint.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 - Battery

One of the most interesting aspects of this device is the provision of a well battery 4000 mAh high density.

Thanks to the aforementioned unit, the device reaches well 5 hours and a half of screen lit with heavy use with 2 SIM active and data connectivity. Using connectivity WIRELESS autonomy is destined to increase further.

One of the aspects to underline (and not to be underestimated) in the evaluation of the autonomy of the Redmi Note 3 is the very low level of absorption of resources of the device in stand-by.

The excellent autonomy is also confirmed by the excellent result reported on PCMark (10 hours and 38 min).

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 - Photo Gallery

Xiaomi Redmi Notes 3 - Conclusions

Waiting for the highly anticipated Xiaomi Mi 5, with this Redmi Note 3 the Chinese company has scored a new hit, thanks to which it will certainly succeed in further increasing its already excellent reputation.

On the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 we see an improvement in the construction materials, the implementation of a fingerprint reader and an excellent optimization from which springs excellent autonomy, an aspect certainly not to be underestimated in a "mobile" landscape characterized by devices that sin from this point of view.

All this makes the Redmi Note 3 the new best-buy of the company, especially in consideration of the price, which, together with the now recognized quality of production, continues to be one of the main strengths of Xiaomi.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is available on Shinefan.it, store where you can get a discount thanks to the voucher SF0003, which will also entitle you to acustoms insurance (reimbursement in case of payment of customs duties).

The price of the Redmi Note 3 will therefore be of 157 € for the 2GB / 16GB e version 182 € for that 3GB / 32GB.

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