Hands on: Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Review

Posted on May 25 2016 - 11:16am by Freeda Gillbert

Xiaomi is undoubtedly ruling the hearts of all the buyers!With all its featured phones coming for an affordable price tag, buyers are simply not able to resist the phones!

So here we are, reviewing one of Xiaomi’s latest, Redmi Note 3.

Launched back in November last year, the phone was made available for grabs this May. And if you are giving a thought on Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, this review will probably give you some detailed insights about the phone.

Take a look at our detailed Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Review.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Review



Since the phone arrived from Amazon, our expectations were quite high with the delivery standards! But we were disappointed to see a clumsy packing done. However there was no damage to the phone.

In the box, we’ve got the handset and the charger for the same. There are no earphones given by the company.







The compact box unpacked with a sleek stunning phone. First look of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 will probably give you a Samsung feel, with the round curved edges and the thin side bezels.

The rear of the phone steals the show with its matte shinning finish and the company’s low at the bottom.

Coming to its size, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 sports a display size of 5.5 inch. And that’s quite large, yet handy for smooth and easy grip.

The phone comes in color options of Silver, Gold and Grey. But we’ve got attracted to the Gold one, since that gives a premium look!


xioami redmi note 3

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is led by the MIUI 7.0. And it comes with the simple layout interface for the phone. The icons are a bit large and highlighting, but that should be fine with users.


Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is powered by a 2Ghz Octa core processor. And the reviewed one is a variant with 2GB RAM and 16GB inbuilt storage.

So coming to that, the phone works as fast as light. Be it the reboot, switching between apps, or the the camera functionality, the phone will just take you through the ride in a smooth sail.

Here is a short clip that will help you get a hang of the fast working of the phone.


The phone runs on the very new Android Lollipop 5.1 operating system. And the accompanied MIUI for the phone gives it a better using experience.


Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is clad with a 16MP rear camera and 5MP front camera.

The rear camera of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is doing complete justice to the resolution. The result images are way too clear and the color quality is just amazing.

The clarity of the objects in the picture are beyond excellence and the there’s no fake color effect given to the pictures. You can actually see the real exact color of the object in the picture.

Indoor rear camera:

Indoor front camera:


Outdoor rear camera:

HDR on (1)

Outdoor front camera:


I’m sure the pictures are doing  all the talking. But just that I keep things clear, let me take you through the impressive camera features.

Like most of the smartphone these days, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is also packed with a heap of camera features. The features and the images for the same are listed below:


Better known as the Defocus Background or Bookeh effect, this feature lets you blur the background and focus on your particular object. Tilt shift feature is not just the simple blur effect, but it lets you set the perfect angle and posture for your focused object.





HDR Mode:

HDR Mode lets you click pictures to your desired quality. The HDR On mode clicks picture with the ultimate clarity you can expect. Here is an example of the same.

HDR on (2)


The HDR Off will come up with a tinch of dull shade for your picture. Here is one picture:



HTT Mode:

Even without this mode, the camera of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is very much convincing with the color clarity. But with the HTT mode, the phone gives a color oriented picture result. All the colors in the picture are very much evident and brightened up, like the one below.


Beautify Mode:

Well this might sound exciting for all the girls looking forward to the camera features of this phone. The beautify mode on Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 clicks spotless and crystal clear pictures.

So you will not have to really dig into the editing apps to beautify your picture! The inbuilt feature in the phone will just do the work for you.

Beautified image:


Non-beautified image:



With the 4050mAh battery, the company claims to give a back up of one full day. And that turned out to be a fact truly.

With continuous usage of 3G browsing, Facebook, Whatsapp, camera, editing and all other exciting features, the phone lasted for one entire day until it was completely dead.

Even when it got drained out, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 did not make us wait too long to get full charged. The phone gets charged in less than three hours of time. So that’s an ultra fast charging given for the phone. And that has impressed us to a great extent!


The price of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is nothing exorbitant for all the specs that it comes with. Infact, there is yet no other phone in the market the has matched up to the specs of this phone for the price.

The price of this phone for the 2GB RAM + 16GB internal storage variant is Rs. 9,999. While the price of 3GB RAM + 32GB Internal storage variant is Rs. 11,999.


Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is available for purchase only from Amazon for now.

But let me tell you, it was not really easy to order for the phone. Website crash, heavy load on the website and the hang issues on the website while ordering, makes it all a hurdle to order the the phone.

But my friend has been lucky enough to order one! So the trick is to keep refreshing the sale page of the phone before 2. And once the sale begins exactly at 2, add the phone to your cart. Make sure your pretty quick. The site might take a bit longer than usual because of heavy rush on the site. Keep the cart page open in a new tab and keep refreshing it to check if the phone has been added to your cart.

Once the phone is added to your cart, proceed to checkout.

Pros Cons
Affordable price Heating issues while charging and continuous usage
Fast RAM and processor
Awesome camera clarity
Classy look

Final Verdict:

For me, this phone is just completely worth the price. Be it with the camera, the hardware or the looks, Xioami could simply steal your heart for everything it is!

Something that I really found as star point with the phone, it its awesome camera clarity.

The heating up of the phone might just be a hindrance. After all, we need to accept some small or big flaw with whatever is the best. And for the price, the phone is just a go signal for all budget buyers.

You can probably get a personalized view on this phone from my friend, Anila Sabu who owns it!

Until then, if you have anything to share about the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 review, feel free to leave your comments below! 🙂

2 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. affiliate.a May 26, 2016 at 4:43 am - Reply

    I love the way you review every phone, I mean I’ve not seen any other review article giving such detailed analysis. Whether it be the camera effects or other features. You should definitely come out with more phone reviews. Waiting!!

    • Freeda Gillbert May 26, 2016 at 4:47 am - Reply

      Thank you so much! Good phones definitely need to be enlightened! We’ll surely cover more phones, so keep watching this space! 🙂

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