Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Cons And Pros Review

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is the latest entrant to the budget Android smartphone. Fingerprint scanner, premium design and build quality and powerful internals at affordable price is the key advantages of this new Redmi Note 3.  It is available in 2 variants. One is 2GB of RAM with 16GB of internal storage and another one is 3GB RAM with 32GB of internal storage. Here is the quick review along Redmi Note 3 Cons and pros.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has good all metal design which provides good premium feel to the device. It has 5.5 inch IPS full HD display with narrow bezels. The screen is crisp and vibrant. It offers good color  reproduction and features Xiaomi’s Sunlight Display hardware.

Redme Note 3

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is powered by 64 bit Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 650 SoC. It is a hexacore SOC which has 2 Cortex-A72 cores running at 1.8GHz and four Coretx-A53s which runs at 1.4GHz.  It has new Adreno 510 for better graphic rendering. The performance on the device is good. In our regular usage, we have not faced any lagging issue. As far as gaming is concerned, it was able to play most of the high end games like Modern Combat 5, Asphalt 8 etc. However, there is minor lag observed while playing Nova 3 game.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 comes with 16-megapixel sensor and a wide f/2.0 aperture. The landscape and macro shots on outdoor conditions came out really well. It captures good details and color accuracy too was good. However, in low light conditions, camera struggles a bit. Video quality on rear is good. But as it lacks stabilization features, captured videos came out shaky. The front facing camera performance in good lighting condition is good.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has non-removable 4050mAh battery. It provides good battery life. With mobile data enabled all the time, it manages to deliver more than a day of usage. It comes with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge(version 1.0) feature. The connectivity features of the device are Category 7 LTE for Band 3, 5, 40 and 41 along with VoLTE support, dual-band Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, Bluetooh 4.1, USB OTG, FM radio, Miracast, GLONASS, and BeiDou. It also has IR Blaster.  Redmi Note 3 comes with hybrid dual sim slot.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

Here are summary of review with Redmi Note 3 cons and pros.

Pros of Redmi Note 3

  • Good design and build quality.
  • Good performance.
  • Camera performance in outdoor condition is excellant.
  • Good battery life.
  • Decent display screen.

Cons of Redmi Note 3

  • No Android 6.0 out of the box.
  • No NFC.
  • No optical/ Software stabilization which results in blurry images if there is slight shake while capturing images.
  • Hybrid slim slot: You cannot use microSD card and 2nd sim simultaneously. Also expandable storage is limited to 32GB.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 FAQ, Tips And Trick

Here are the some of the frequently asked questions about redmi Note 3.

1.What type of sim card it supports?

Redmi Note 3 is dual sim Android smartphone. First sim card slot is for micro SIM. The second one is hybrid sim slot. That means, you can either use nano sim card or microSD card.

2. Does it has Corning Gorilla Glass protection?

Xiaomi has not mentioned anything about screen protection.

3. Does it support CDMA sim card in India?

I have not tested. However, one of my friend on facebook said that, it support CDMA. Below is the screenshot he shared.

CDMA support in Redmi Note 3

4. Does Redmi Note 3 support google launcher?

Yes. It does support

5.  Does it has notification LED?


6.  Is this device support fast charging?

The device comes with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge(version 1.0). However, it is bit dated technology now. The charging time is around 2 to 2 and half hours.

7. How to take screenshot on Redmi Note 3?

The easiest way to take screenshot is through quick setting menu-> Screenshot icon. Another way is through volume down and power button.

8. Does it has FM radio?

Yes. It has FM radio.

9. Does Redmi Note 3 supports USB OTG?

Yes. It has built in file explorer. Hence out of the box it support USB OTG.

Meet the Author

Hi, I am Aniruddha, an avid blogger since 2008 who likes writing about new gadgets, smartphones and excel. You can find them at www.tech2touch.com. You can also follow me on Twitter @tech2touch or my Facebook page tech2touch. You can subscribe to my YouTube channel tech2touch. Enjoy reading and watching!!!

3 comments… add one
  • Allan Aug 26, 2016, 11:38 am

    Hi Anirudh,

    Your review looks cool. The question and answer format is truly helpful. But add more questions, take review from users and answer it accordingly. Thanks for sharing.

  • Grimmjow Sep 12, 2016, 1:12 am

    It has led notification dude

  • Mayuri Oct 2, 2016, 1:07 pm

    Does it have front camera has flash in it?

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