Photo Feature: Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Teardown


The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (full specs, pricing here) just launched in China, but the good folks over at it168 seem to have got their hands on one already for a teardown.

The Redmi Note 3 is a surprise addition to the Redmi lineup, which comes only a little over a couple of months after the Redmi Note 2 was launched. The USP of the phone according to Xiaomi is its metal build, besides of course the fingerprint sensor — which is a first for Xiaomi.

Despite the features, the Redmi Note 3 remains to be an affordable phone. It also happens to be the first phone in which Xiaomi have put a 3500mAh (or larger) battery; effectively making the 4000mAh battery on the phone the largest-capacity battery Xiaomi have ever shipped on a phone.

Nonetheless, check out the pictures of the device being torn down to its bare internals below:

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62 Comments

  1. November 27, 2015

    That doesn’t look to difficult to do.

    • November 27, 2015

      Yup… Definitely easier than getting hold of one!

      • Bailey
        November 27, 2015

        There are loads of places that you can pre-order this online i am from the UKso if i can order one and they are not even designed for the west it cant be that hard

        • balcobomber25
          November 28, 2015

          Do you know what a pre-order is? It means it is not available to order which only further proves his point. On a Chinese website a pre-order means very little, you could have the phone at launch you could have it 6 months from now.

          • Nilzie
            November 28, 2015

            In my case the pre order lead time dates have been fairly accurate. Of course if its a super popular item and you order too late you will have to wait until the next batches arrive

        • November 28, 2015

          Was really hoping that readers get the pun but I guess I was being too optimistic :p

  2. vijay sud
    November 27, 2015

    An English translation of Chinese Notations accompanying the teardown pics will be good for us lesser Humans who do not read Chinese.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      November 27, 2015

      haha !
      nice one mate !

  3. Muhammad Yasir
    November 27, 2015

    Error 404 : microsd card slot not found -_-

    • November 27, 2015

      LOL. They never said it has a microSD card slot.

      • Muhammad Yasir
        November 28, 2015

        thats the joke ..

        (P.S : do u WANT me to post the simpson meme too ?)

        • coldspring22 .
          December 19, 2015

          Some chinese phones actually have a hidden SD card slot inside the unibody case. Unfortunately that’s not case for Redmi Note 3:(

  4. Michael Ogbonnaya
    November 27, 2015

    That doesn’t look to difficult to do.

    • Yash Garg
      November 27, 2015

      Yup… Definitely easier than getting hold of one!

    • Bailey
      November 27, 2015

      There are loads of places that you can pre-order this online i am from the UKso if i can order one and they are not even designed for the west it cant be that hard. It seems all you do is moan

    • balcobomber25
      November 28, 2015

      Do you know what a pre-order is? It means it is not available to order which only further proves his point. On a Chinese website a pre-order means very little, you could have the phone at launch you could have it 6 months from now.

    • Nilzie
      November 28, 2015

      In my case the pre order lead time dates have been fairly accurate. Of course if its a super popular item and you order too late you will have to wait until the next batches arrive

    • Yash Garg
      November 28, 2015

      Was really hoping that readers get the pun but I guess I was being too optimistic :p

  5. vijay sud
    November 27, 2015

    An English translation of Chinese Notations accompanying the teardown pics will be good for us lesser Humans who do not read Chinese.

    • Guest
      November 27, 2015

      haha !
      nice one mate !

  6. dave bryson
    November 27, 2015

    Does it have dual speakers??

  7. Guest
    November 27, 2015

    Error 404 : microsd card slot not found -_-

    • Michael Ogbonnaya
      November 27, 2015

      LOL. They never said it has a microSD card slot.

    • Guest
      November 28, 2015

      thats the joke ..

      (P.S : do u WANT me to post the simpson meme too ?)

    • coldspring22 .
      December 19, 2015

      Some chinese phones actually have a hidden SD card slot inside the unibody case. Unfortunately that’s not case for Redmi Note 3:(

  8. slartiblart
    November 27, 2015

    Seems like it’s got a Samsung camera.

    • RPS
      November 28, 2015

      it is sony camera, the text said so.

      • slartiblart
        November 28, 2015

        In Chinese?

  9. @ndy
    November 27, 2015

    This is deffo on my radar. Looks good! Looks easy peasy to take apart to replace the back cover / battery.

  10. dave bryson
    November 27, 2015

    Does it have dual speakers??

  11. slartiblart
    November 27, 2015

    Seems like it’s got a Samsung camera.

    • Guest
      November 28, 2015

      it is sony camera, the text said so.

    • slartiblart
      November 28, 2015

      In Chinese?

  12. trapchan
    November 27, 2015

    can we have translation on what it actually written ?

  13. roni24
    November 27, 2015

    built-in battery and no sd-card slot
    forget it……….

    • balcobomber25
      November 28, 2015

      Just out of curiosity what is the big need for a removable battery? The only time I ever had a need to remove one was in the early days of Chinese phones when the software was so terrible it would freeze up and a bettery pull was the only way to reset it. With a Xiaomi I have never needed to even touch the battery.

      • Tremaine Underwood
        November 28, 2015

        Agreed, by the time you need to worry about a replacement battery, the phone will be outdated anyways.

      • roni24
        November 28, 2015

        true, company like Xiaomi probably has good software that dont freeze,
        but samsung asus sony Huawei zte lenovo and of course most of Chinese phones ,have removable battery and a sd-card slot

        and what if the rom is not that good and it does freeze in the middle of the day, what to do?
        and what if my phone break and i what to get my pictures from it, with a sd-card slot i do it in 2 seconds, just take the sd-card out.

        a word is simplicity

        • Wandering Android
          November 29, 2015

          Non-removable batteries should have physical reset switches once the back cover is opened like the thl 5000.

        • Frederick Micallef
          November 29, 2015

          You can keep pressing the power button and the phone will restart when suffering from a freeze.

          Personally, both non-removable and removable batteries are fine for me, but lack of sd card, despite never personally exceeding my 32gbs rom storage, i still find them useful.

        • balcobomber25
          November 29, 2015

          I have used phones from all of those companies and never had an issue with freezing where a battery pull would be needed. Removable battery is actually starting to go away with the release of metal phones. What if your phone breaks and your SD card fails or is lost? All those pictures are gone.

  14. @ndy
    November 27, 2015

    This is deffo on my radar. Looks good! Looks easy peasy to take apart to replace the back cover / battery.

  15. trapchan
    November 27, 2015

    can we have translation on what it actually written ?

  16. Guest
    November 27, 2015

    built-in battery and no sd-card slot
    forget it……….

    • balcobomber25
      November 28, 2015

      Just out of curiosity what is the big need for a removable battery? The only time I ever had a need to remove one was in the early days of Chinese phones when the software was so terrible it would freeze up and a bettery pull was the only way to reset it. With a Xiaomi I have never needed to even touch the battery.

    • Tremaine Underwood
      November 28, 2015

      Agreed, by the time you need to worry about a replacement battery, the phone will be outdated anyways.

    • Guest
      November 28, 2015

      true, company like Xiaomi probably has good software that dont freeze,
      but samsung asus sony Huawei zte lenovo and of course most of Chinese phones ,have removable battery and a sd-card slot

      and what if the rom is not that good and it does freeze in the middle of the day, what to do?
      and what if my phone break and i what to get my pictures from it, with a sd-card slot i do it in 2 seconds, just take the sd-card out.

      a word is simplicity

    • Wandering Android
      November 29, 2015

      Non-removable batteries should have physical reset switches once the back cover is opened like the thl 5000.

    • Frederick Micallef
      November 29, 2015

      You can keep pressing the power button and the phone will restart when suffering from a freeze.

      Personally, both non-removable and removable batteries are fine for me, but lack of sd card, despite never personally exceeding my 32gbs rom storage, i still find them useful.

    • balcobomber25
      November 29, 2015

      I have used phones from all of those companies and never had an issue with freezing where a battery pull would be needed. Removable battery is actually starting to go away with the release of metal phones. What if your phone breaks and your SD card fails or is lost? All those pictures are gone.

  17. Wandering Android
    November 28, 2015

    Well, it has finally happened. A Redmi without an SD slot.

  18. Wandering Android
    November 28, 2015

    Well, it has finally happened. A Redmi without an SD slot.

  19. QwE43
    November 28, 2015
  20. QwE43
    November 28, 2015

    video review

  21. Venci
    November 29, 2015

    So the question is which one to get:
    Letv 1s
    Xiaomi redmi 3
    Letv 1

    • tatoodisqus
      November 29, 2015

      I have the same problem really It’s hard to chose ! I need some help …

  22. Venci
    November 29, 2015

    So the question is which one to get:
    Letv 1s
    Xiaomi redmi 3
    Letv 1

    • tatoodisqus
      November 29, 2015

      I have the same problem really It’s hard to chose ! I need some help …

  23. xi7
    November 29, 2015

    xiaomi smartphone = crap camera !! my redmi note 2 prime have poor camera. Tomorrow i will receive the xiaomi mi4c.

  24. xi7
    November 29, 2015

    xiaomi smartphone = crap camera !! my redmi note 2 prime have poor camera. Tomorrow i will receive the xiaomi mi4c.

  25. Steven Fox
    November 30, 2015

    Shame that MIUI like TouchWIZ is slugish compared to the hardware inside, and still have a few issues with Google Play. That`s the only reasons not to buy Xiaomi outside China.

  26. Steven Fox
    November 30, 2015

    Shame that MIUI like TouchWIZ is slugish compared to the hardware inside, and still have a few issues with Google Play. That`s the only reasons not to buy Xiaomi outside China.