After much speculation and number of teasers, Xiaomi has pulled the wraps from the Redmi 3. The latest addition to the company's entery-level Redmi lineup has been priced at CNY 699 (approximately Rs. 7,000) and will go on sale in China on January 12.
The key features of Xiaomi Redmi 3 are the 4,100mAh battery, metallic body design and the new 64-bit octa core processor.
The handset sports a 5 inch HD display with 720p resolution, which is the biggest screen size for the Redmi lineup yet. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 processor, with four cores clocked at 1.2GHz, and four cores at 1.5GHz.
The smartphone comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage; since it features a hybrid dual-sim slot, users can expand storage up to 128GB via microSD card. Today we have listed the best and worst features of the Xiaomi Redmi 3, have a look at the slider below to know more.
The smartphone packs a 4,100mAh battery, which is nearly double to its predecessor Redmi 2. There is no details about the battery life, but for sure the bigger battery will juice up the device for a longer time.
Xiaomi moved to the metal-clad for the Redmi 3 over the plastic construction of Redmi 2. The design seems to have an influence of Apple iPhone 6. The Redmi 3 sports an all-metal body with soft and rounded edges with textured back.
The smartphone is powered by an 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 processor, with four cores clocked at 1.2GHz, and four cores at 1.5GHz.
The Xiaomi Redmi 3 is the first smartphone in the Redmi lineup to have a bigger 5 inch display. The comes with a HD resolution of 720x1280 pixels.
For imaging, the Redmi 3 comes with a 13 megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture and phase-detection autofocus on the back and also has a 5 megapixel selfie shooter with f/2.2 aperture in front.
Connectivity options are standard: 2G, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB 2.0. Meanwhile, the company's website also mentions that the smartphone offers Infrared support as well.
At the moment, almost all smartphone are featuring the non-removable battery. But, with the non-removable battery, users will not have freedom to fix their own battery problem.
Hybrid SIM slot
Redmi 3 supports dual SIM, but it comes with hybrid SIM slot that support one Micro-SIM and other Nano-SIM alongside microSD card.
No Fingerprint sensor
Now, latest smartphones are started rolling out equipped with fingerprint sensor. While, the Redmi 3 missed this feature.
No Fast Charging
The Redmi 3 is packed with a non-removable 4,100mAh battery that means it will be juice up the device throughout the day. At the same time, charging the battery can be a pain. Fast charging features helps to charge the battery to charge in about 80 minutes. While, the company has not mentioned any details about the inclusion of fast charging feature to boost up the charging time.