As we all know the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is the company's first smartphone to have a fingerprint scanner and a unibody metal design. The device is price at a very competitive price, making its Chinese rivals such as Lenovo, OnePlus, LeEco finding hard to compete against the Redmi Note 3.
The Redmi Note 3 is available in two variants differentiated by internal storage capacity and RAM. One with 2GB RAM with 16GB internal storage is priced for Rs. 9,999 while the 3GB RAM with 32GB of internal memory is priced at Rs. 11,999.
Just to recall, it comes with an all-metal unibody design and sports a 5.5 inch Full HD (1920x1080p) IPS display upfront. Under the hood, the smartphone is now powered with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 Hexa Core SoC (previously referred to as Snapdragon 618) boasting of a two Cortex A72 cores clocked at 1.2GHz and four A53 cores at 1.8GHz.
The fingerprint sensor on Redmi Note 3 uses capacitive scanning technology for accurate, secure and fast performance, unlocking the device in just 0.3 seconds. There are number of useful fingerprint sensor features incorporated into MIUI 7, including the ability to lock apps, access hidden folders, and even take a front or rear camera selfie using just your fingerprint.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 runs on popular MIUI 7 interface and comes with some tricks that are usually unknown by many users. Here are 10 useful tips and tricks to use your smartphone effectively.
It will be hard to find a particular message in your SMS inbox, especially when you get lots of promotional messages from banks, telecom operators, e-commerce deals, and much more. To solve this issue, the MIUI 7 features a smart SMS filter, which manages to filter the promotional messages in a separate folder to make things easier. To activate go to Settings >> System Apps >> Messaging and enable Notifications Group.
Built-in call recorder
There are many call recorder apps on Android app store, but the MIUI 7 comes with built-in call recorder, which can automatically record the incoming and outgoing calls. So you don't need to download any third party call recorder. While on call you'll get an icon to record a call, just tap to record the conversation.
XXL text font
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3's MIUI comes with a XXL text mode. To activated got to Settings >> Text Size and choose the size of what you want.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 sports 5.5-inch display but fits comfortable in your hand. But, if you find the Redmi Note 3 big enough to use with one hand, then activate the one-handed mode. To activate go to Settings >> Additional Settings >> One-handed mode.
Customize quick panel
The notification panel features many shortcuts such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, data on/off, Screen rotation, and much more. You can arrange these quick settings icon as your preference. To activate go to Settings >> Notification >> Toggle Positions and drag the icons as your convenience.
Built-in app lock
MIUI 7 in Redmi Note 3 comes with built-in app lock. User can go to Settings >> Additional Settings >> Privacy Protection >> Lock Individual Apps >> and follow on screen instruction. Once you set the security pattern select Choose apps to lock to secure apps.
Setting Up Fingerprint Scanner
As mentioned above, the Redmi Note 3 is the company's first smartphone to be equipped with a fingerprint sensor. It is placed just below the camera unit on the back of the device. Setting it up is hassle-free and is quick to recognize which finger has been used and unlocks the device in under half a second.
Go to Settings >> Lock Screen & Fingerprint Reader >> Password and Fingerprint >> Add Fingerprint and follow the on screen instructions. There are number of useful fingerprint sensor features incorporated into MIUI 7, including the ability to lock apps, access hidden folders, and even take a front or rear camera selfie using just your fingerprint.
Xiaomi makes the Redmi Note 3 even more secure with its Guest Mode features, that hide all your personal data. To activate the Guest Mode, go to Settings >> Additional Settings >> Privacy >> Privacy Protection and than tap of Guest Mode.
The MIUI 7 features a Baby album feature that automatically detect all baby photos in your gallery and assemble them together.
The new Redmi Note 3 comes with reading mode, that turns the display in a yellow hue for night time to help a user. To activate: Settings> Display> Reading Mode.