Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, Mi 5 on open sale in India starting today


xiaomi mi5 unboxing

Xiaomi flagship Mi 5, and Redmi series flag bearer, the Redmi Note 3 are now available in India registration-free.

Both, the Mi 5 and the Redmi Note 3 were announced in India in May – last and first week, respectively. While the Mi 5 goes for 24,999 INR ($372), the Redmi Note 3 costs 9,999 INR/11,999 INR ($150/$180) to procure.

Both devices have, since their launch, been available only in flash sales. During the current open sale, the Mi 5 will be available via Mi.com, while the more affordable Redmi Note 3 will be available via Mi.com, Amazon, Flipkart, and Snapdeal.

Xiaomi mention that the devices will be available on open sale (no registration) for as long as stocks last.

If you’re contemplating buying either one of the phones, feel free to read our reviews of the Mi 5 and the Redmi Note 3 (2GB | 3GB). Bear in mind though that the versions we tested were the Helio X10 powered ones; we have a SD650 variant in transit as we speak.

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6 Comments

  1. coolgreek
    June 1, 2016

    “we have a SD650 variant in transit as we speak.”

    If that the case, i am waiting for a hands on (or better a full review) then. That’s to read your opinion on this phone, (i already own one and am very happy so far).
    If you need any help count me in.

    • highwind
      June 4, 2016

      I had both and kept the Snapdragon version for the sole reason that you can easily unlock the bootloader with a “hack” and get rid of retarded MIUI in seconds…
      XDAs AOSP Rom is working perfectly fine and will do till stable CM13 is available

      The Mediatek version needs the “official unlocking”-bullshit-way which doesnt work 50% of the time

  2. coolgreek
    June 1, 2016

    “we have a SD650 variant in transit as we speak.”

    If that the case, i am waiting for a hands on (or better a full review) then. That’s to read your opinion on this phone, (i already own one and am very happy so far).
    If you need any help count me in.

    • provokanter Tabellenführer
      June 4, 2016

      I had both and kept the Snapdragon version for the sole reason that you can easily unlock the bootloader with a “hack” and get rid of retarded MIUI in seconds…
      XDAs AOSP Rom is working perfectly fine and will do till stable CM13 is available

      The Mediatek version needs the “official unlocking”-bullshit-way which doesnt work 50% of the time

  3. Just a regular old guy
    June 2, 2016

    Good luck if they can get one. Most probably only super limited stock then another lame excuses from xiaomi said they don’t have enough stocks.

    Then normally xiaomi will put another ridiculously lame big advertising cited “we sell … millions units in …. seconds !!!!!”

    What the purpose of that if buyer cannot get what they want ????? moron idiot Xiaomi.

    I don’t like their advertising if i cannot get one LOL.

  4. Guest
    June 2, 2016

    Good luck if they can get one. Most probably only super limited stock then another lame excuses from xiaomi said they don’t have enough stocks.

    Then normally xiaomi will put another ridiculously lame big advertising cited “we sell … millions units in …. seconds !!!!!”

    What the purpose of that if buyer cannot get what they want ????? moron idiot Xiaomi.

    I don’t like their advertising if i cannot get one LOL.