Xiaomi Redmi Note Prime: Full Specifications, Pictures


Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note Prime today, i.e., on 14th December 2015 in India.

The phone seems to be Xiaomi’s effort at making the Indian market feel ‘looked after’, since both, the Redmi Note 2 and the Redmi Note 3 couldn’t be launched in the country.

Let’s move on to the full specifications of this new phone.

Xiaomi Redmi Note Prime: Specifications

Model Xiaomi Redmi Note Prime
SIM support Dual 4G LTE SIM
Color White
Storage and Memory 2GB RAM/16GB ROM

microSD slot

Chipset CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
Android Version Android 5.1
Screen Display Size: 5.5-inch FHD

Resolution: 1280 x 720

Camera 13 mega-pixel rear camera

5 mega-pixel front-facing camera

Network and Wireless Connectivity 4G FDD-LTE: B1/B3
4G TDD-LTE: B40/B41:2555-2655MHz
3G WCDMA (900/1900/2100MHz)
2G GSM (850/900/1800MHz)
Battery capacity  3100mAh

Pricing

The Xiaomi Redmi Note Prime is priced at 8499 INR or $127 in India. It sells through Amazon India and Mi.com’s Indian store.

Xiaomi Redmi Note Prime: Pictures

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What do you think about this new device? If you are in India, are you happy with the Redmi Note Prime or would you not settle for anything lesser than the Redmi Note 3?

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111 Comments

  1. Amit
    December 14, 2015

    – HD Screen
    – SD 410 (LOL)
    – 2GB Ram
    – Welcome to early 2014 I guess.

    Many phones with far better SoCs and better overall specs at just Rs. 1500/- more. Not sure why someone wouldn’t go for those, instead of this outdated piece of underwhelming crap.

    And no company should ever make the mistake of thinking that they can lure Indians with that “made in India” crap – that’s for chest beating jingoistic lunatics (who are also hypocrites) – for the rest of us, we will go with anything that has the best value, regardless of where it’s made, with no preference for home made phones whatsoever.

  2. Marius Cirsta
    December 14, 2015

    Well if I were in India I’d just import it like I did ( being from the EU ) with my Redmi Note 2.
    My only regret is not getting the Redmi Note 3 but the 2 is a very good phone as it is.

  3. Shashank
    December 14, 2015

    Can we produced another Osma-Bin-laden specially to bomb Xiaomi

  4. K-Paxian
    December 14, 2015

    one reason why should be buy this phone..!

    • MaxPower
      December 14, 2015

      sd card slot

      • Marius Cirsta
        December 14, 2015

        Redmi Note 2 has that and it’s not much more expensive even if you import it from China.

        • MaxPower
          December 14, 2015

          then i would say SD card + local support.With the Redmi Note 2 you have to go through resellers.

          I guess you haven’t realized how demanding are Indian customers.
          Go take a look at any Facebook post of MI.com and you see only Indian customers complaining:

          ” bring this phone here, price it not more than 9999, release the source code of redmi 1s, put the sd card slot on it…. ”

          what i have learned so far is that resellers are not a viable option for Indian customers.

          (and why would that be considering the huge selection they have?)

          • Marius Cirsta
            December 14, 2015

            I just feel bad for them because they’re not getting some very good Mediatek models.
            The Redmi Note 2 is just a really superior model to this one but then again maybe price is more important in India and this will be a lot cheaper I’m sure.
            I would not have considered a phone with the specs this one has.

            • MaxPower
              December 14, 2015

              why do you feel bad? i wish we were as lucky as they are with all big Chinese brands officially selling there (xiaomi,meizu,oppo,letv,vivo…)

              and a company,xiaomi, that has been banned for selling mediatek devices there and still they make phones (mi4i and this one) specifically for the Indian market.

              seriously, you might not like those 2 devices, but at least appreciate the effort, since nobody is pointing a gun to buy them, and since they also have plenty of choices (all those companies I’ve said above).

            • Marius Cirsta
              December 14, 2015

              True but I don’t really see buying from a re-seller such a major problem. Sure buying officially would be nice but I’ve gotten used to buying through intermediaries anyway.

              As for the price asked, it comes down in a couple of months but at first yes, the intermediaries will put a significant overcharge. In 2-3 months you can get stuff at very reasonable prices though ( not much more than the actual shipping costs ).

              I’m just grateful that I can buy any Chinese phone I want and pay no customs in the EU, compared to the prices and products we have there it’s really nice to have such an option.

            • MaxPower
              December 14, 2015

              because you (and me) have no other options so we don’t mind paying an extra.

              other friends like Yasir have to pay crazy custom fees so it becomes almost impossible to buy from resellers, and i bet he would be happy just to don’t pay custom fees.

              our Indian friends instead can get most of Chinese phones locally and that’s why they are more picky than me or you.
              nothing wrong with them, we would probably act the same in that conditions.

            • Michel
              December 15, 2015

              Hi MaxPower, I need your help. I need to buy a phone and am hesitating between the models below:

              – black wcdam version of the Xiaomi MI4 is again available on Ibuygou and I could get it at 195€ without shipping costs (this phone looks amazing even its SOC is old but still very powerful, its dowside is the storage and the missing LTE frequencies; there is a white version with LTE but I hate white color)
              – Xiaomi MI4C advanced version at 240€ without shipping costs (this phone looks amazing too it has 32gb storage
              and some LTE frequencies, built quality is not premium as the MI4 and I have seen some reviews saying that if the phone is used intensively for gaming for example the SOC 808 is throttling which explains the random scores in antutu)
              – Redmi Note 3 avanced version (never had a 5.5
              inch phone but this one is very competitive for the price, and with the
              time I could adopt its size even if it is bulky)
              – Meizu Metal (width is 75mm which is nice, wondering if 2gb of Ram is enough for the system)

              I am not a huge gamer but I will play a few ones like Fifa. I want to keep the phone for at least 1.5 years or more. Of course camera is really important for me, storage is important too. I am really lost, if the Black MI4 (wcdma) had 32gb storage I would have gone it without hesitation. That being said, I am not going to install tons of applications or games. I don’t care about 4g connection at all, it could be nice to have it but I can live without it. The MI5 will be anounced soon but after resellers price will be around 380€ without shipping costs which is above my budget.

              In your opinion what is the best investment in the list above?

              I have asked the same to Balco. Thanks in advance!

            • MaxPower
              December 15, 2015

              this question is actually pretty hard.

              all phones you listed are great phones so you have to figure out which one suits your needs better.

              “i would keep my phone for 1.5 year…”
              then forget the MI4 (in actually writing you with my MI4)
              it’s a great phone that could last years but you’ll get tired of it due a lack of recent features (LTE, fingerprint scanner) and also you need storage.

              so we are down to 3.

              Meizu is a nice phone but i hate the rom, you either love it or hate it.
              I’m sure Balco told you to go with the Meizu (he’s a big fan).
              That wouldn’t be my choice due to the software…but again, you might like it instead.

              down to 2…

              Note 3
              good battery, fingerprint scanner,bigger display

              MI4C better camera, double tap feature, side tap.

              the MI4c didn’t feel cheap at all, even if it doesn’t have metal.

              I personally would go with the Note3 because i grew tired
              of 5″ and i’d like to get fingerprint scanner and a bigger battery.

              if camera is your priority and you don’t want a big phone then the MI4C is your choice.

            • Michel
              December 15, 2015

              Hi Max, thank you for taking some time to reply my questions. You and Balco are very nice persons. I will decide between the MI4C and the Note 3 even if it is wider. I believe that Note 3 offers a lot for a competitive price and in a way I don’t want to ruin myself. I would have gone for the MI5 but I deeply believe that when it will be available after resellers and shipping it will reach a price of 400€ which is massive for me. It is a shame that the black MI4 hasn’t been released with 32gb storage and LTE frequencies. It would been perfect for 200€ these days. All the best!

            • MaxPower
              December 15, 2015

              the Note3 is a great deal, I’m still waiting to see how the camera performs though.

          • balcobomber25
            December 14, 2015

            Resellers aren;t the best option for Indian customers. I have a few friends in India and they always have trouble getting phones off resellers or with Indian customs, they usually have me bring them phones when i go there for business.

            • King
              December 14, 2015

              Totally agree. And great guess with the SoC mate. 🙂

            • balcobomber25
              December 14, 2015

              I was hoping I would be wrong and India would get a SD616 or something similar.

            • MaxPower
              December 14, 2015

              also the major Chinese companies already have a presence there so would someone go for a reseller? 😀

              if They lift the ban then you can be sure that Xiaomi would start selling the Note2/3 there too without going into the trouble of making a phone specific for that market.

            • balcobomber25
              December 14, 2015

              I don’t get why Xiaomi doesn’t just work out a deal with Ericsson. At this point it seems ego isn’t getting in the way of business. They are losing hundreds of millions of potential revenue over tens of millions in fees.

            • MaxPower
              December 14, 2015

              Asian are stubborn.
              I remember Samsung losing the trial with Apple and ended up paying $1M of pennies 😀

            • balcobomber25
              December 14, 2015

              Asians are all about the concept of “face”. This can cause some of the worst business decisions and also some truly laughable moments like the pennies example.

            • MaxPower
              December 14, 2015

              i might have to ask you to get me a MI5 once it gets out.
              I’m afraid resellers will overcharge me $100 for it :-p

            • balcobomber25
              December 14, 2015

              Lol. I’ll only charger you an extra 99.50 for it

            • MaxPower
              December 14, 2015

              that’s what i call a deal!

            • balcobomber25
              December 14, 2015

              There is also some hidden “handling” fees….

            • MaxPower
              December 14, 2015

              the ones that actually screw people lol

          • ARUN SUBRAMANIAN
            December 14, 2015

            All prayers ON for Mi5…hoping for simultaneous release in India as well…and hoping its a complete package,not like…all good except this,that etc..reqt is onlky great camera and good SoC(808 will also do if not rumoured 820)

            • MaxPower
              December 14, 2015

              i really doubt they are going to launch it simultaneously.
              And that’s because of limited supplies / big demand.

              people have been waiting for too long and the first batches will be gone in matter of seconds.

              I’m afraid you guys have to wait extra 6 months.
              Hope I’m wrong though.

            • ARUN SUBRAMANIAN
              December 15, 2015

              hoping for Q2 start release in india

    • ARUN SUBRAMANIAN
      December 14, 2015

      Its VFM for sure…what if 13 mp camera turns out to be good?…i am loving my recently bough redmi 2 prime,..4’7 inch HD screen with 2200 mah approx battery.perfect for one hand use..and icing…2GB RAM…and let me say that MI is giving more value than any other Indian brand.

  5. Angry Mobile Nerd
    December 14, 2015

    Guys! — you’re not thinking 4th dimensionally: if it was still 2012 this would be an awesome phone to have!

    😛

    • Airyl
      December 14, 2015

      For once, I agree with you.

  6. cbuy store
    December 14, 2015

    Well if I were in pakistan I’d just import a better Xiaomi phone like I did ( being from the EU ) with my Redmi Note 2.
    available in cbuystore…..

  7. Guaire
    December 14, 2015

    If that’s what treatment gets *second home* of Xiaomi, I don’t want them to launch in my country anymore.

    No suprise they are getting a hard time breaking in India. Mediatek ban couldn’t be a legit excuse for that insult.

  8. vikash srivastva
    December 14, 2015

    Xiaomi has got its business established in india..now while focussing on china market it just want to earn few bucks from other non important markets..with poor customer service…and a laggy mi 4i..they have lost the right to call india their 2nd home…

    • Levi Smith
      December 14, 2015

      +1

  9. Levi Smith
    December 14, 2015

    Nothing but table scraps…

  10. Рустам Магомедов
    December 14, 2015

    FHD would be much better.

    • balcobomber25
      December 14, 2015

      With that SoC, 720p is best. That SoC is incredibly underpowered and lags with FHD screens.

  11. Guest
    December 14, 2015

    – HD Screen
    – SD 410 (LOL)
    – 2GB Ram
    – Welcome to early 2014 I guess.

    Many phones with far better SoCs and better overall specs at just Rs. 1500/- more. Not sure why someone wouldn’t go for those, instead of this outdated piece of underwhelming crap.

    And no company should ever make the mistake of thinking that they can lure Indians with that “made in India” crap – that’s for chest beating jingoistic lunatics (who are also hypocrites) – for the rest of us, we will go with anything that has the best value, regardless of where it’s made, with no preference for home made phones whatsoever.

  12. Marius Cirsta
    December 14, 2015

    Well if I were in India I’d just import a better Xiaomi phone like I did ( being from the EU ) with my Redmi Note 2.
    My only regret is not getting the Redmi Note 3 but the 2 is a very good phone as it is.

  13. Shashank
    December 14, 2015

    Can we produced another Osma-Bin-laden specially to bomb Xiaomi

  14. Guest
    December 14, 2015

    The comment here pretty much sum things up.

  15. K-Paxian
    December 14, 2015

    one reason why should be buy this phone..!

    • MaxPower
      December 14, 2015

      sd card slot

    • Marius Cirsta
      December 14, 2015

      Redmi Note 2 has that and it’s not much more expensive even if you import it from China.

    • MaxPower
      December 14, 2015

      then i would say SD card + local support.With the Redmi Note 2 you have to go through resellers.

      I guess you haven’t realized how demanding are Indian customers.
      Go take a look at any Facebook post of MI.com and you see only Indian customers complaining:

      ” bring this phone here, price it not more than 9999, release the source code of redmi 1s, put the sd card slot on it…. ”

      what i have learned so far is that resellers are not a viable option for Indian customers.

      (and why would that be considering the huge selection they have?)

    • Marius Cirsta
      December 14, 2015

      I just feel bad for them because they’re not getting some very good Mediatek models.
      The Redmi Note 2 is just a really superior model to this one but then again maybe price is more important in India and this will be a lot cheaper I’m sure.
      I would not have considered a phone with the specs this one has.

    • balcobomber25
      December 14, 2015

      Resellers aren;t the best option for Indian customers. I have a few friends in India and they always have trouble getting phones off resellers or with Indian customs, they usually have me bring them phones when i go there for business.

    • King
      December 14, 2015

      Totally agree. And great guess with the SoC mate. 🙂

    • balcobomber25
      December 14, 2015

      I was hoping I would be wrong and India would get a SD616 or something similar.

    • ARUN SUBRAMANIAN
      December 14, 2015

      Its VFM for sure…what if 13 mp camera turns out to be good?…i am loving my recently bough redmi 2 prime,..4’7 inch HD screen with 2200 mah approx battery.perfect for one hand use..and icing…2GB RAM…and let me say that MI is giving more value than any other Indian brand.

      ..after seeing weight of phone 185 grams…maybe Xiaomi made mistake on this one…tad too heavy.

    • ARUN SUBRAMANIAN
      December 14, 2015

      All prayers ON for Mi5…hoping for simultaneous release in India as well…and hoping its a complete package,not like…all good except this,that etc..reqt is onlky great camera and good SoC(808 will also do if not rumoured 820)

    • MaxPower
      December 14, 2015

      why do you feel bad?
      they should feel bad for all of us!!! 😀

      I wish we were as lucky as they are with all big Chinese brands officially selling there (xiaomi,meizu,oppo,letv,vivo…)

      and a company,xiaomi, that has been banned for selling mediatek devices there and still they make phones (mi4i and this one) specifically for the Indian market.

      seriously, you might not like those 2 devices, but at least appreciate the effort, since nobody is pointing a gun to buy them, and since they also have plenty of choices (all those companies I’ve said above).

    • MaxPower
      December 14, 2015

      also the major Chinese companies already have a presence there so would someone go for a reseller? 😀

      if They lift the ban then you can be sure that Xiaomi would start selling the Note2/3 there too without going into the trouble of making a phone specific for that market.

    • MaxPower
      December 14, 2015

      i might have to ask you to get me a MI5 once it gets out.
      I’m afraid resellers will overcharge me $100 for it :-p

    • MaxPower
      December 14, 2015

      i really doubt they are going to launch it simultaneously.
      And that’s because of limited supplies / big demand.

      people have been waiting for too long and the first batches will be gone in matter of seconds.

      I’m afraid you guys have to wait extra 6 months.
      Hope I’m wrong though.

    • Marius Cirsta
      December 14, 2015

      True but I don’t really see buying from a re-seller such a major problem. Sure buying officially would be nice but I’ve gotten used to buying through intermediaries anyway.

      As for the price asked, it comes down in a couple of months but at first yes, the intermediaries will put a significant overcharge. In 2-3 months you can get stuff at very reasonable prices though ( not much more than the actual shipping costs ).

      I’m just grateful that I can buy any Chinese phone I want and pay no customs in the EU, compared to the prices and products we have there it’s really nice to have such an option.

    • balcobomber25
      December 14, 2015

      Lol. I’ll only charger you an extra 99.50 for it

    • balcobomber25
      December 14, 2015

      I don’t get why Xiaomi doesn’t just work out a deal with Ericsson. At this point it seems ego isn’t getting in the way of business. They are losing hundreds of millions of potential revenue over tens of millions in fees.

    • MaxPower
      December 14, 2015

      Asians are stubborn.
      I remember Samsung losing the trial with Apple and ended up paying $1M of pennies 😀

    • MaxPower
      December 14, 2015

      that’s what i call a deal!

    • MaxPower
      December 14, 2015

      because you (and me) have no other options so we don’t mind paying an extra.

      other friends like Yasir have to pay crazy custom fees so it becomes almost impossible to buy from resellers, and i bet he would be happy just to don’t pay custom fees.

      our Indian friends instead can get most of Chinese phones locally and that’s why they are more picky than me or you.
      nothing wrong with them, we would probably act the same in that conditions.

    • balcobomber25
      December 14, 2015

      There is also some hidden “handling” fees….

    • balcobomber25
      December 14, 2015

      Asians are all about the concept of “face”. This can cause some of the worst business decisions and also some truly laughable moments like the pennies example.

    • MaxPower
      December 14, 2015

      the ones that actually screw people lol

    • Guest
      December 15, 2015

      Hi MaxPower, I need your help. I need to buy a phone and am hesitating between the models below:

      – black wcdam version of the Xiaomi MI4 is again available on Ibuygou and I could get it at 195€ without shipping costs (this phone looks amazing even its SOC is old but still very powerful, its dowside is the storage and the missing LTE frequencies; there is a white version with LTE but I hate white color)
      – Xiaomi MI4C advanced version at 240€ without shipping costs (this phone looks amazing too it has 32gb storage
      and some LTE frequencies, built quality is not premium as the MI4 and I have seen some reviews saying that if the phone is used intensively for gaming for example the SOC 808 is throttling which explains the random scores in antutu)
      – Redmi Note 3 avanced version (never had a 5.5
      inch phone but this one is very competitive for the price, and with the
      time I could adopt its size even if it is bulky)
      – Meizu Metal (width is 75mm which is nice, wondering if 2gb of Ram is enough for the system)

      I am not a huge gamer but I will play a few ones like Fifa. I want to keep the phone for at least 1.5 years or more. Of course camera is really important for me, storage is important too. I am really lost, if the Black MI4 (wcdma) had 32gb storage I would have gone it without hesitation. That being said, I am not going to install tons of applications or games. I don’t care about 4g connection at all, it could be nice to have it but I can live without it. The MI5 will be anounced soon but after resellers price will be around 380€ without shipping costs which is above my budget.

      In your opinion what is the best investment in the list above?

      I have asked the same to Balco. Thanks in advance!

    • ARUN SUBRAMANIAN
      December 15, 2015

      hoping for Q2 start release in india

    • MaxPower
      December 15, 2015

      this question is actually pretty hard.

      all phones you listed are great phones so you have to figure out which one suits your needs better.

      “i would keep my phone for 1.5 year…”
      then forget the MI4 (in actually writing you with my MI4)
      it’s a great phone that could last years but you’ll get tired of it due a lack of recent features (LTE, fingerprint scanner) and also you need storage.

      so we are down to 3.

      Meizu is a nice phone but i hate the rom, you either love it or hate it.
      I’m sure Balco told you to go with the Meizu (he’s a big fan).
      That wouldn’t be my choice due to the software…but again, you might like it instead.

      down to 2…

      Note 3
      good battery, fingerprint scanner,bigger display

      MI4C better camera, double tap feature, side tap.

      the MI4c didn’t feel cheap at all, even if it doesn’t have metal.

      I personally would go with the Note3 because i grew tired
      of 5″ and i’d like to get fingerprint scanner and a bigger battery.

      if camera is your priority and you don’t want a big phone then the MI4C is your choice.

    • Guest
      December 15, 2015

      Hi Max, thank you for taking some time to reply my questions. You and Balco are very nice persons. I will decide between the MI4C and the Note 3 even if it is wider. I believe that Note 3 offers a lot for a competitive price and in a way I don’t want to ruin myself. I would have gone for the MI5 but I deeply believe that when it will be available after resellers and shipping it will reach a price of 400€ which is massive for me. It is a shame that the black MI4 hasn’t been released with 32gb storage and LTE frequencies. It would been perfect for 200€ these days. All the best!

    • MaxPower
      December 15, 2015

      the Note3 is a great deal, I’m still waiting to see how the camera performs though.

  16. Angry Mobile Nerd
    December 14, 2015

    Guys! — you’re not thinking 4th dimensionally: if it was still 2012 this would be an awesome phone to have!

    😛

    • Airyl
      December 14, 2015

      For once, I agree with you.

  17. Dante
    December 14, 2015

    No offense but indians are being fking pricks to xiaomi think objectivally, They cant use mtk SoC’s , plus there is nothing available from qualq at this price , plus its made in india , this id purely to save its skin but the hating its pointles

    • Guaire
      December 14, 2015

      They can deal with Ericsson any day like any other Chinese brands. Moreover it’s not even remotely related with that famous ban affair.

      You are wrong about that your “nothing available from Qualcomm at this price” claim. At worst case they could get the SD610 (quadcore model of the SD615) cheaper than Helio P10 and put it in Redmi Note 2/3.

      I’m not over yet, that Prime is just good old Redmi Note 4G. It was great for the price at the date for sure. Now it’s too bulky and ugly comparison to new budget phablets. It replaced with smaller and beautiful budget phablets including Xiaomi’s own Redmi Note 2 not to mention Redmi Note 3. Worse, price is far from great for such an outdated handset.

      Indians have every right to be outraged when Xiaomi feeding them with that overpriced and outdated product.

      BTW I’m not Indian if you don’t get that.

      • King
        December 14, 2015

        Not sure how many of Indians really get into details like SoC… but with more and more people upping their phone budgets – most people I know who want to upgrade their smartphone, think of $200-$250 for a mid ranger, Xiaomi could have done a little more. And like @disqus_Q1VIgw8pOu:disqus mentioned, Coolpad note 3 sells for the same price as this phone (it also has a stupid fingerprint scanner), then why would someone go for this phone. Not Xiaomi bashing (have a Mi3), this phone with SD616 and a number close to $220 mark wouldn’t have hurt IMHO.

        • Guaire
          December 14, 2015

          Redmi Note 2 starts from 799 yuan ($124) and Redmi Note 3 starts from 899 yuan ($139) in China of course. So that price isn’t so low actually.

          You can get 16GB Mi4 at $225 in India. Up to $250 is a serious budget for a hypothetical Xiaomi midranger.

          • King
            December 16, 2015

            Yeah. Mi4i (about $200) to OnePlus X (about $250) is the budget these days for midrangers. The point is, if Xiaomi is trying to be under $150 with an SD410, it might just want to rethink or make something that in the $200-$250 range. Under $150 – Coolpad would be a better choice IMHO.

    • balcobomber25
      December 14, 2015

      It’s more about Xiaomi being cheap. I am one of their biggest fans but they are wrong here. They can negotiate with Ericsson just like every other company does that used MTK chips in India. Xiaomi just signed a new deal with Qualcomm to continue using their 3G and 4G patents, no reason they couldn’t do the same with Ericsson.

      Also if they really wanted to make a Note 2/3 for India they have their choice of newer 6 models from Qualcom. They also could use a mid level Exnyos chip. And a phone with either of those could and would sell at the same price as the Note 2/3 in other markets.

      The hate is warranted this was a horrible PR move by Xiaomi. Especially in the worlds most competitive smartphone market. China and America have just about leveled off as far as smartphone growth is concerned. India is the hottest market available, Xiaomi needs to do all they can as more and more companies are starting to set up shop in India.

      • Tajwar
        December 14, 2015

        Even if I love Xiaomi I couldn’t agree more with your point and Xiaomi can’t just cover it up

        • balcobomber25
          December 14, 2015

          I am perplexed as to what they are doing. They had a golden oppurtunity to take control of the Indian market. But now they just opened the door for Meizu, LeTV, Gionee and Lenovo.

          • Tajwar
            December 14, 2015

            Pretty much, before they were giving samsung and micromax a hard time, but now I don’t know… Hope they regain consciousness.

      • Dante
        December 14, 2015

        Still not launched but im sure that in january theill launch something with the 620 series

        • balcobomber25
          December 14, 2015

          We’ll see based on past history though I wouldn’t expect it. Since launching India they have treated it as an afterthought.

  18. Manoj Biswas
    December 14, 2015

    Give me a reason why I shouldnt buy CoolPad Note 3.

    • Tajwar
      December 14, 2015

      Humongous black side bezels

  19. Guaire
    December 14, 2015

    If that’s what treatment gets *second home* of Xiaomi, I don’t want them to launch in my country anymore.

    No suprise they are getting a hard time breaking in India. Mediatek ban couldn’t be a legit excuse for that insult.

  20. vikash srivastva
    December 14, 2015

    Xiaomi has got its business established in india..now while focussing on china market it just want to earn few bucks from other non important markets..with poor customer service…and a laggy mi 4i..they have lost the right to call india their 2nd home…

    • DarthBatman
      December 14, 2015

      +1

  21. Muhammad Yasir
    December 14, 2015

    wth is this ?!

  22. DarthBatman
    December 14, 2015

    Nothing but table scraps…

  23. Рустам Магомедов
    December 14, 2015

    FHD would be much better.

    • balcobomber25
      December 14, 2015

      With that SoC, 720p is best. That SoC is incredibly underpowered and lags with FHD screens.

  24. Dante
    December 14, 2015

    No offense but indians are being fking pricks to xiaomi think objectivally, They cant use mtk SoC’s , plus there is nothing available from qualq at this price , plus its made in india , this id purely to save its skin but the hating its pointles

    • Guaire
      December 14, 2015

      They can deal with Ericsson any day like any other Chinese brands. Moreover it’s not even remotely related with that famous ban affair.

      You are wrong about that your “nothing available from Qualcomm at this price” claim. At worst case they could get the SD610 (quadcore model of the SD615) cheaper than Helio P10 and put it in Redmi Note 2/3.

      I’m not over yet, that Prime is just good old Redmi Note 4G. It was great for the price at the date for sure. Now it’s too bulky and ugly comparison to new budget phablets. It replaced with smaller and beautiful budget phablets including Xiaomi’s own Redmi Note 2 not to mention Redmi Note 3. Worse, price is far from great for such an outdated handset.

      Indians have every right to be outraged when Xiaomi feeding them with that overpriced and outdated product.

      BTW I’m not Indian if you don’t get that.

    • balcobomber25
      December 14, 2015

      It’s more about Xiaomi being cheap. I am one of their biggest fans but they are wrong here. They can negotiate with Ericsson just like every other company does that used MTK chips in India. Xiaomi just signed a new deal with Qualcomm to continue using their 3G and 4G patents, no reason they couldn’t do the same with Ericsson.

      Also if they really wanted to make a Note 2/3 for India they have their choice of newer 6 models from Qualcom. They also could use a mid level Exnyos chip. And a phone with either of those could and would sell at the same price as the Note 2/3 in other markets.

      The hate is warranted this was a horrible PR move by Xiaomi. Especially in the worlds most competitive smartphone market. China and America have just about leveled off as far as smartphone growth is concerned. India is the hottest market available, Xiaomi needs to do all they can as more and more companies are starting to set up shop in India.

    • King
      December 14, 2015

      Not sure how many of Indians really get into details like SoC… but with more and more people upping their phone budgets – most people I know who want to upgrade their smartphone, think of $200-$250 for a mid ranger, Xiaomi could have done a little more. And like @disqus_Q1VIgw8pOu:disqus mentioned, Coolpad note 3 sells for the same price as this phone (it also has a stupid fingerprint scanner), then why would someone go for this phone. Not Xiaomi bashing (have a Mi3), this phone with SD616 and a number close to $220 mark wouldn’t have hurt IMHO.

    • Guaire
      December 14, 2015

      Redmi Note 2 starts from 799 yuan ($124) and Redmi Note 3 starts from 899 yuan ($139) in China of course. So that price isn’t so low actually.

      You can get 16GB Mi4 at $225 in India. Up to $250 is a serious budget for a hypothetical Xiaomi midranger.

    • Tajwar
      December 14, 2015

      Even if I love Xiaomi I couldn’t agree more with your point and Xiaomi can’t just cover it up

    • Dante
      December 14, 2015

      Still not launched but im sure that in january theill launch something with the 620 series

    • balcobomber25
      December 14, 2015

      We’ll see based on past history though I wouldn’t expect it. Since launching India they have treated it as an afterthought.

    • balcobomber25
      December 14, 2015

      I am perplexed as to what they are doing. They had a golden oppurtunity to take control of the Indian market. But now they just opened the door for Meizu, LeTV, Gionee and Lenovo.

    • Tajwar
      December 14, 2015

      Pretty much, before they were giving samsung and micromax a hard time, but now I don’t know… Hope they regain consciousness.

    • King
      December 16, 2015

      Yeah. Mi4i (about $200) to OnePlus X (about $250) is the budget these days for midrangers. The point is, if Xiaomi is trying to be under $150 with an SD410, it might just want to rethink or make something that in the $200-$250 range. Under $150 – Coolpad would be a better choice IMHO.

  25. Manoj Biswas
    December 14, 2015

    Give me a reason why I shouldnt buy CoolPad Note 3.

    • Tajwar
      December 14, 2015

      Humongous black side bezels

  26. Guest
    December 14, 2015

    wth is this ?!

  27. E8hffff
    December 15, 2015

    WOW the Bezels.

  28. E8hffff
    December 15, 2015

    WOW the Bezels.