Xiaomi Redmi 3 gets a $159.99 pre-sale listing


xiaomi redmi 3

Xiaomi’s Redmi 3 was only launched last week, but resellers in China are already offering the phone on pre-sale.

With an expected shipping date of 10th February, the Redmi 3 is listed for $159.99.

As you may have already seen, the Redmi 3 is an octa-core phone powered by the new Snapdragon 616 processor along with 2GB of RAM. Take a look at the specs summary below.

xiaomi redmi 3

Here’s what the Redmi 3 has under the hood:

  • 5-inch 1280 x 720p display
  • Snapdragon 616 processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB ROM
  • 13 mega-pixel rear camera
  • 5 mega-pixel front facing camera
  • 4100mAh battery
  • Dual SIM (second Hybrid SIM)

The Redmi 3 also happens to have the largest battery Xiaomi have shipped in a phone till date.

Like other Redmi Note series phones launched of late, the Redmi 3 offers PDAF for the 13 mega-pixel rear camera. Should you be interested in pre-ordering one, you can do so by following this link to Everbuying where it’s listed for $159.99.

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38 Comments

  1. realjjj
    January 18, 2016

    a big premium since it’s hard to find for now, the second sale yesterday lasted less than 10 minutes.

  2. Togliatty
    January 18, 2016

    Уже по 150$ продают.

  3. Aa
    January 18, 2016

    Well, it is $140 on GeekBuying!
    That is $20 cheaper than in this article. 😉

    • Muhammad Yasir
      January 18, 2016

      but i bet Geekbuying will mess up with the local customs … i bet they’ll most definitely screw me over with Pakistani Customs !

      • Aa
        January 18, 2016

        It doesn’t matter. Thay can’t mess with the local customs. I bought many phones from many China sellers and their packagings are the same and they will state whatever price you want on the packaging. So, it doesn’t matter whether you buy from GeekBuying, or PandaWill, or EverBuying, or GearBest…..

        • Muhammad Yasir
          January 18, 2016

          hmmm… i see
          thanks for the info.

          maybe i’ll try one of these “resellers”

  4. Justsaying
    January 18, 2016

    Damn resellers make at least 50$ net profit by selling Redmi 3. I think that I should think about relocating to China and open a shop. I think that I will be rich in 5 years. No offense but there are as well poor peoples who are looking for phones in China mainly because of the attractive prices there.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      January 18, 2016

      i know this feel WAY TOO WELL !

  5. flashmozzg
    January 18, 2016

    You can buy it for 139$ on aliexpress without coupons.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      January 18, 2016

      LINK PLZ !

        • Muhammad Yasir
          January 18, 2016

          broke my heart …
          CANNOT DELIVER TO PAKISTAN

          • Tajwar
            January 18, 2016

            Hehe poor yasir

          • a
            January 18, 2016

            You should move to a different country

            • Muhammad Yasir
              January 19, 2016

              sure thing. where’d u live ?

          • Xalis
            January 18, 2016

            Just ask them, several Aliexpress phone sellers doesn’t send to my country (based on their publication) but if you ask them they will activate your country, unless you’re from Argentina or other country with fucked up customs laws.

            • Muhammad Yasir
              January 19, 2016

              thanks. now that you mention it , i’ll finally try my hand with a few sellers i really dig !

              talking of fucked up customs laws tho … 😀

        • Ray
          January 19, 2016

          Does this mean that you MUST buy a couple of these ? cause (i think…) i bought it on aliexpress but still no noew to WHEN it will be shipped.

          • flashmozzg
            January 19, 2016

            No, there are some sites organizing these. Basically, they “guarantee” a lot of orders to the seller in exchange of few dollars lower price for those participating. Also, it’s safer to buy from those since they cooperate only with trusted sellers and it’s not profitable to seller to spoil relations with them.
            You usually just need to type “secret word” to the seller to show that you are participating.

      • Zeeshan Nathani
        January 21, 2016

        Oppomart is offering XIAOMI REDMI 3 for $129

  6. Muhammad Yasir
    January 18, 2016

    is PDAF some kind of magic tool ? some kind of ancient artifact ? some kind of famed Tome of illusion?
    WTH is with this PDAF popularization !?!

    Does it really help take better pics of just a marketing gimmick…

    DISCLAIMER : i have no idea what this is , so go easy on me …

    • fuck
      January 18, 2016

      The google it you fucking fuck

      • balcobomber25
        January 18, 2016

        You can Google it and still have no clue what it means. Try acting like an adult.

        • Muhammad Yasir
          January 19, 2016

          all kinds of 12 year olds screwing around the forums. i chose to ignore them and they scuttle away all by themselves …

          • King
            January 19, 2016

            That’s when one learns the F word in our country (at 12) and shows people around that they, finally, have learnt English. 😉

            • Muhammad Yasir
              January 19, 2016

              you said it bro !

      • Muhammad Yasir
        January 19, 2016

        ok mr.fuck

    • balcobomber25
      January 18, 2016

      PDAF stands for Phase Detection Auto Focus. It is a technology borrowed from DSLR’s, I won’t bore you with the technical details but it enables the sensor to focus a lot quicker than traditional methods.

      • Muhammad Yasir
        January 19, 2016

        but i love the technical details ! you forget im studying computer engineering … any lecture outside class is twice as interesting !

        teach me master 😀

    • kha
      January 19, 2016

      Everyone claims they have PDAF and Gorilla glass … how do one verify? Such as Elephone and Doogee and all … how can I trust them? PDAF, i won’t know until I try it, but how about Gorilla glass? Any test?

      • Muhammad Yasir
        January 19, 2016

        i have a few tests in mind for the Gorilla Glass , but they all involve considerable damage to the phone :p
        better ask someone else 😀

        as for PDAF , no idea

  7. seriously
    January 18, 2016

    I think Traders in Banking should quit their jobs and move to buying and selling phones they will for sure make more money LOL

  8. Angry Mobile Nerd
    January 19, 2016

    Really don’t see the big deal about their markups, they are resellers afterall, not charities or non-profit organizations. Most of these sites have “free” shipping which is actually not free for the reseller and it’s surely costing them at least $20+ to ship the phone. Technology has never been cheaper, and reseller margins are actually a lot lower now then say 5 years ago when you had to pay a much, much higher premium to get an imported phone.

  9. Comp@Net Tech
    January 19, 2016

    Why would some one buy this phone while the redmi note 2 is much better even from the redmi note 3 which doesnt have an card expension ???

    The redmi note 2 is even cheaper.

  10. Zeeshan Nathani
    January 21, 2016

    Oppomart is offering REDMI 3 for $129