Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 launched, 4000mAh battery, Helio X10


xiaomi redmi note 3

Today Xiaomi launched 3 new products, on the phone side the announcement was all about the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. Learn all the specs of the Redmi Note 3 and what it has to offer here.

There was quite a large gap between the launch of the original Xiaomi Redmi note, and the Redmi Note 2. In fact the Redmi Note 2 only launched a few months ago and it was today that the Beijing tech giant pulled the wraps of the Redmi Note 3.

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If you have been following the Chinese tech world this year you will know why Xiaomi have had to speed things up. Meizu, Huawei, ZTE, and all manner of other smartphone rivals have been releasing phone after phone, and all with features the Redmi Note 2 lacked, so the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 was born.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Specifications

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Xiaomi had even shown off a render of the Xiaomi Redmi note 3 so we already knew the phone would feature an alloy body and rear fingerprint scanner. With the launched we have also learned that the fingerprint scanner has an unlock speed of only 0.3 seconds and that the metal body measures just 8.65mm thick.

xiaomi redmi note 3 What we didn’t know about the all metal Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is the fact it would have a large battery. Xiaomi usually are quite generous with battery sizes, but they have gone above and beyond this time and the Redmi Note 3 sports a 4000mAh battery pack.

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If you are familiar with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 then the rest of the hardware isn’t going to much of a surprise. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 has a similar 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 display, Mediatek Helio X10 chipset, 2GB RAM, 13 mega-pixel rear camera with PDAF fast auto focus, Dual SIM LTE and 802.11ac WIFI. There will also be a 3GB RAM 32GB version too.

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Xiaomi are shipping the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 with MIUI 7 out of the box, and in China the price is an astonishing 899 Yuan, with the 3GB model costing 1099 Yuan.

 

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53 Comments

  1. Ryan
    November 24, 2015

    Damn. This phone is great in specs and in price. Will have to wait for 3rd party resellers here in Philippines as Xiaomi Ph here sucks in taking the products to our country.

  2. Ігор
    November 24, 2015
  3. aquagalon
    November 24, 2015

    Any word about microsd slot? are they removing it along with the removable battery?

  4. GoldenBoy
    November 24, 2015

    4000mah? daaammnnn…nice one.
    I hope to see an hands-on very soon…

  5. Steven
    November 24, 2015

    Why couldnt they make this phone with a 4.7 inch screen

    • November 24, 2015

      I am totally with you on that!

    • Dalibor Pencik
      November 24, 2015

      because its a xiaomi redmi NOTE! Maybe Xiaomi redmi 3 will pack the same specs in 4.7 screen size body

      • Steven
        November 24, 2015

        With any luck! Either a Redmi or the Meizu Pro 5 Mini

      • Muhammad Yasir
        November 24, 2015

        but in all honesty … people should LOVE big phones :p
        games look so much better !

  6. Angry Mobile Nerd
    November 24, 2015

    Wait let me see if I got this right; Xiaomi just gave a metal build and finger print scanner to a Redmi? They’re going to pull a Meizu (and by that I mean cannibalize their own sales).

    All this and *still* no Mi5. I guess the race to the bottom is still on.

    • MaxPower
      November 24, 2015

      they updated the phone to compete with Meizu Metal and LeTV.
      what’s so strange about it?

      They are not cannibalizing anything since the previous version will be discontinued.

      A late MI5 is due to SD820.
      I don’t think there are other SD820 phones out there.

      • Angry Mobile Nerd
        November 24, 2015

        This is going to cost them some plastic finger-print-less Mi4c sales.

        Meizu had better execution in not letting the build quality of their budget phones exceeding their higher end phones.

        • MaxPower
          November 24, 2015

          ohhhh i see it clearly now.
          it’s getting pretty obvious what you are trying to do here, but anyway…

          so, MI4C 5″ phone with SD808 and Note 3 5,5″ phone with Helio X10:
          totally different phones, but you think that someone would pick one or the other just because of the metal body…alright, your opinion.

          MI4??? should they still worry about the MI4 sales??? hehe, ok. your opinion again.

          Meizu instead did a better Job???
          seriously dude, MX5 and Metal,
          5’5″ vs 5,5″, Heliox10 vs HelioX10…
          and the similarities continue.

          I respect your opinion but i really don’t get what you’re trying to do here rather than shit-talking about Xiaomi everytime you have the opportunity and praise Meizu at the same time.
          Fair enough, but at least bring some solid arguments.

          • inquirercet
            November 24, 2015

            you forgot to drop the mic…

            • MaxPower
              November 24, 2015

              i didn’t

            • MaxPower
              November 24, 2015

              i wouldn’t even answer until i read about Meizu.

              He might think that MI4C and Note3 could somehow fall into the same category, and even if i disagree i wouldn’t have said anything, but then you read about Meizu doing a better job i couldn’t kept my mouth shut.

              When you put the Metal and the MX5 side by side there’s really near to none difference, and for sure the two phones look like each other more than the MI4C and Note3 do.

          • Angry Mobile Nerd
            November 24, 2015

            Actually there was very little shit talking in my original post just more an actual opinion. If you actually read my original post I was basically saying I’m actually a little too impressed with this Redmi Note 3 because I can’t see Xiaomi’s strategy to use a nice metal build and finger print scanner on a budget phone while their more expensive phones (Mi4i/Mi4c) are still rocking plastic and sans finger print scanners.

            There is a chance (there always is) at cannibalization when your product tiers and pricing are not well defined that’s where Meizu royally f’ed up last round with the M1 Note, MX4 and MX4 Pro — the MX4 was too good it ate up all the Pro sales, then they released the M1 Note and that ate up ALL the sales which is why they discontinued the MX4, launched the M2 Note with lower specs, and to this date are STILL trying to sell leftover MX4 Pro stock. I see this new Redmi Note 3 and think it’s deja vu all over again.

            • MaxPower
              November 24, 2015

              …so the all paragraph
              “Meizu had better execution…”
              was sarcasm?
              sorry i didn’t get it at the first time.

              the fact that this Note3 has a metal build while the MI4 i/c have still plastic is chronologically correct.

              The MI4i, C and the Note 2 pro were all plastic until something happened in the market (look at Letv le1 > Le1s and Meizu Metal)
              so it was an adjustment to the market requests.

              I would have been surprised if they first released the metal Note3 and then later a plastic MI4C, and at that point i would have been in agreement with you.

            • Angry Mobile Nerd
              November 24, 2015

              I would say this year Meizu’s execution of the MX5, M2 Note and Pro 5 have been much better than the mess that was the MX4, MX4 Pro and M1 Note. This is what happens when you make your budget phone too good and Xiaomi just might duplicate Meizu’s mess with the Redmi Note 3.

              Again it’s tough competition these days and it seems like when it comes to Android more and more manufacturers are racing to the bottom than racing to the top which explains why the industry’s profits are in turmoils.

            • MaxPower
              November 24, 2015

              oh yes, i agree with you.
              And while i think that the Metal might steal sales from the MX5, i still believe that the fight is over that segment (Metal, Note3,Le 1s).

              but that happened because of a weird year of SoC manufacturers.
              last year the fight was on the flagship field with the MT6595 and SD 801, and the next one will be fought again on that territory with the new SD820, HelioX20 and i add Kirin950.

  7. Joel Adames
    November 24, 2015

    How much is 1099 yuan in USD dollars?
    And,
    When buying from a reseller, to international markets they say they will use their own ROM because this and that bla bla bla … Will that change in ROM affect the camera performance? (As that’s the most obvious thing to get visibly hurt IMHO)

    Help !!!!

    • Nilzie
      November 24, 2015

      Resellers may install “fake” roms (modified stock roms) with some additional features, in example more languages. Never ever run a rom modified by a reseller. It can contain anything. Most of the time it contains crapware and spyware. Always flash the original rom from the manufacturer, not some unknown reseller.

      • MaxPower
        November 24, 2015

        +1

      • Joel Adames
        November 24, 2015

        Then they tell you not to use the OTA update feature for who knows what reason.
        I have would like to do such a thing as flashing my phones but I I’m not that aware of the whole process so I worry to brick the phone as I don’t have many and might lose important information that will give lots of hurdle to regain otherwise …. ((I haven’t looked over YouTube for videos regarding that, but maybe I should?

        • MaxPower
          November 24, 2015

          obviously you flash the new ROM as soon as you get the new phone when there’s no personal data.

          Flashing is getting very easy lately.
          most of the times you don’t need to use a pc and ADB shell.
          you can just download the rom to your phone, reboot it to recovery
          (holdind power and volume up buttons simultaneously)
          and install the rom through the recovery software.

          i would keep an eye on the forum or youtube to check if there’s something special to do, otherwise it’s pretty much it.

          • Joel Adames
            November 24, 2015

            I always though that would be possible as to once I ran into that boot thing by mistake some long time ago. But this one I have right now (Ecoo E04 3gb) makes me suspicious that something us going on.

            So when I get to boot, after pressing the said buttons, is there something that should read “recovery” ? Can pick it up from there if there is access to where I stored the downloaded ROM so I will see.

            Thanks

            • MaxPower
              November 24, 2015

              usually you should see something like “install zip file”

  8. Hiwyx
    November 24, 2015

    It looks nice but not better than meizu metal which has same spec + microsd slot. Considering only 16 or 32GB storage, it’s a problem. I don’t mind no microsd as long as there’s 64Gb embedded…

  9. QwE43
    November 24, 2015
  10. Tajwar
    November 24, 2015

    “The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 has a similar 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 dis…” Wait wat? Redmi note 4 already?

    • Muhammad Yasir
      November 24, 2015

      epic typo fail :p

      • Tajwar
        November 24, 2015

        Illuminati Confirmed

        • Muhammad Yasir
          November 24, 2015

          HAHA

  11. tauerman
    November 24, 2015

    After import the 32Gb version will cost me 280€/300$/1900RMB 🙁

    • Muhammad Yasir
      November 24, 2015

      yeah .. sucks to be in asshole countries , right ?

      • tauerman
        November 25, 2015

        Yes it does

  12. Hans
    November 24, 2015

    How much longer before they discover NFC, and dont tell me there is no use of it, not everrybody lives in a 3 th world country

    • tauerman
      November 24, 2015

      Ah ok, so Germany is a 3rd world country? (developing country is the correct term).
      Only because you can’t use NFC to pay? (There are visa cards with NFC, but no retail stores except Aldi Nord, that accept NFC, there is no terminal)

      • cpaixao
        November 24, 2015

        NFC is quite a standard even in 3rd countries, like Brazil. Every terminal is ready to NFC payments.

      • MaxPower
        November 24, 2015

        ♩♪ Deutschland Deutschland über alles ♩♪♫♬

        • Bob Loblaw
          November 25, 2015

          fuck you nazi lover

      • Hans
        November 24, 2015

        Germany is not a very advanced country when it comes to creditcards

        • tauerman
          November 25, 2015

          That’s true, most people don’t use credit cards here. Only debit card which instantly deducts the money and not at the end of the month

  13. November 24, 2015

    And the usual question.. will it have band 20?

    • MaxPower
      November 24, 2015

      the usual answer: nope

  14. tauerman
    November 24, 2015

    Do you know how to order from geekbuying? They require a EORI number in the shipping address. I don’t know what that is.

    • Nilzie
      November 25, 2015

      Ive ordered from them about 10 times and never had to probide that. maybe its specific for the destination country you chose?

      • tauerman
        November 25, 2015

        Hm, I’m from Germany.
        EORI has to do with customs according to wiki. You have to get a number form customs personnel.

        I never had to provide that number either, only on geekbuying.

  15. Muhammad Yasir
    November 24, 2015

    how much will it cost in PAkistan … thats the BIG question for me…
    this is an almost perfect phone … 64 bit , dual tone flash (yes im a BIG sucker for dual tone flashes!) , pdaf camera , FINGERprint scanner(yes , im becoming a sucker for that too) , FHD display , metal body (this protect the device IF it falls out of my hand) and even a killa 4000 battery !
    the lack of a micro sd slot kinda sucks (yeah , the ‘almost’ at the beginning) , but i’ll just delete games and apps i don’t use and replace them with the ones i do…

    fingers crossed on this baby

    • MANI
      November 25, 2015

      xiomi is not in pakistan then how do u expect this phone to launch in pakistan

      • Muhammad Yasir
        November 25, 2015

        grey market ?

  16. Luis Amaral
    November 25, 2015

    Anyone knows if the camera got any improvements compared to note 2?

    • Nilzie
      December 16, 2015

      It says so in the review.