Xiaomi’s latest smartphone is the Redmi Note 3 which was released on November 27, 2015 and is already getting a lot of attention.
It comes pretty slim and light at a thickness of 8.7 mm and a weight of 164 grams. It is Dual-SIM enabled and has a 5.5 inches, 1080×1920 pixels IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with the latest Xiaomi user interface, MIUI 7.0.
It runs Android OS Lollipop v5.1 on a Mediatek MT6795 Helio X10 chipset and an Octa-core processor and uses a PowerVR G6200 graphics processor. It has two variants, one with 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory and the other with 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal memory, both do not have memory card slots.
Its primary camera is 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels with phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash and a video recording quality of 1080p. Its secondary camera on the other hand is 5 MP with 1080p quality.
It has 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS (with A-GPS, GLONASS & BDS), Infrared port, FM Radio and microUSB v2.0 with USB On-The-Go feature.
One of the main striking features of the Xiaomi Note 3 is its fingerprint sensor which enables it compete with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6. It uses a non-removable Lithium-Polymer 4000mAh battery which is impressive compared to other phones in its class, It also has fast battery charging ability.
It is available in silver, gray and gold colours and its price internationally is $150 which means its price in Nigeria is approximately 30,000 Naira. Overall, this is a very impressive phone for its price.