Electronic Gadgets, Malaysia

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Review

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High cost performance mobile phones such as Redmi Note3 and Redmi Note2 with a big screen are preferred in Malaysia. As depicted in the chart below, Malaysians are quite fond of big screen mobile phones – mobile brands on the top list are all Note series.

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Image Source – antutu.com

Although still new in the smartphone industry, Xiaomi is one of the great smartphone brands with the best products in Malaysia. Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 was launched in Malaysia on April 6 2016, at a price of RM749. For a fairly long time, Xiaomi has been a leader in the entry-level and affordable market in the country. The company’s ability to consistently come up with decently priced phones and sell them at low prices is really commendable. Through 2016, Malaysia has witnessed a growth in demand in the entry-to-midrange smartphone market for budget devices with a premium build. The launch of Redmi Note 3 came barely six months after the launch of Redmi Note 2.

Physical and Technical Features

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The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is powered by a Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 & Dual-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A72 CPU processor with 2 GB RAM / 32 GB, 3 GB RAM. The device also has 16 GB/32 GB internal storage and a 5.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen (1080 x 1920 pixels, 403 ppi) display. It has 16MP rear camera and supports Wifi, GPS, 3G and 4G LTE. It packs in a Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery at 8.7mm device thickness and weight 164g, running on Android OS, v5.0.2 (Lollipop).

Current Price and Features

The latest Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 price in the Malaysian market ranges between RM 499 and 549.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 & Pro Variants come in the following versions:

  • Global Standard Version: Mediatek MT6795 Helio X10 / 13 MP rear camera / No external memory
  • Global Pro Version: Snapdragon 650 / 16 MP rear camera / External Memory up to 128GB
  • Official Xiaomi Malaysia Version: Snapdragon 650 / 16 MP rear camera / External Memory up to 32GB

Enhanced Features – Great Value for Money

The full-metal Redmi Note 3 has great value for its price. It has an upgraded processor, more RAM and a better build. The Redmi Note 3 actually complements the Redmi Note 2 because it gives consumers what they’ve always wanted — more choice or options. The built of Redmi Note 3 is very solid, given that it weighs 164g, bit heavier than its predecessor (by a meager 4g).  Also, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 comes with a slight increase in its depth at 8.65mm compared to 8.25mm for the Redmi Note 2.

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The Redmi Note 3 also carries a 5.5in 1080p resolution display. With Note 3, Xiaomi has again proven that even the best of displays in terms of sharpness and clarity don’t require huge amount of investments. Also, even under harsh sunlight, the screen isn’t very glaring even at maximum brightness.

The Note 3 comes in the form of an ejectable card tray that can hold two SIM cards. You can also insert a microSD card to increase the storage for music, photos and generally all the space-occupying things. The Redmi Note 3 is actually capable of recording 4K videos through the usage of 3rd-party apps like Google Camera or Open Camera.

It’s a good buy – awesome features at affordable price!