Announced last month, the highly appreciated Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (priced at around Php 10K) has finally reached Philippine shores and Manila Shaker shores. We unboxed the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and did our usual roundabout hands-on review and comparison with the Xiaomi device and so far, as everyone else appreciated the Redmi Note 3 around the globe, we got a taste as to why they appreciate it. Comment on below to share with us your comparison pairings for the Redmi Note 3 and we might pair it up, local or international, you name em’ we pair em’ up.
Unboxing: What’s in the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 retail box?
Now on to the unboxing, The retail box comes with our very ravishing silver 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage Redmi Note 3 unit, if you’re into microSD card support, then you most likely will be disappointed, since the Redmi Note 3 doesn’t support microSD card, so, we suggest its best to get most of what the Redmi Note 3 can offer and go for the 32GB variant. Other box contents include instruction manuals, a SIM ejector tool, 2A wall charger and a microUSB data cable. Apparently, the box didn’t contain any headset, which is a bit odd, to say the least, so if headsets you’re thing, might as well buy one separately, since you won’t be expecting a free one, upon purchase of the Redmi Note 3.
- 32GB Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 unit
- Instruction manuals
- SIM ejector tool
- 2A wall charger
- microUSB data cable
Hands-on, First impressions
The Redmi Note 3 sports a 5.5-inch IPS FHD display, with a 13MP rear shooter, backed with phase detection feature and a 5MP selfie shooter. It has soft touch home buttons, which deliberately helps in phone browsing convenience. On the right side of the Redmi Note 3 is where volume rocker and power button are conveniently located. Its fingerprint scanner is located on the back of the device, which is placed beside the 13MP rear shooter. The nano SIM slot is located on the left of the 13MP rear shooter. The Redmi Note 3’s infrared and 3.5mm jack is properly placed on the top, while in contrast, the microUSB port is located at the bottom part of the device.
The Redmi Note 3 runs the show with an Android 5.0 Lollipop, while being powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio x10, which is similar to the beloved Sony Xperia M5. We figured to analyze what we can on the newly unboxed Redmi Note 3 and got into benchmarks immediately. We paired it up with the Xperia M5, which we mentioned, also carries a Helio x10 chip and the result were really impressive for the Redmi Note 3.
Benchmark scores (Geekbench 3)
- Sony Xperia M5: single – 794, multi – 3174
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 3: single – 852, multi – 4157
In the display department, the Redmi Note 3 is really good, in a way that it reached our expectation. It carries sharp, bright and accurate colours through its FHD display, however, one particular thing, tick us off, its the Redmi Note 3’s bottom-facing speaker. Somehow, it just didn’t deliver much in the sound department, however, we can safely say that it was loud and clear, it just fell short, at least for us.
For shooting, it actually did a wondrous job, with the Redmi Note 3 dishing out very crisp and pleasing colour combinations. So, far we didn’t do much in the shooting category, because we’re saving it up for the Redmi Note 3’s future review and comparison, so for now that is all in the camera department. If you have any device in mind that you want to see go head-to-head with the Redmi Note 3 in the camera department, simply share us your pick on the comments section below and we might get both phones in one of our review comparisons.
The 32 GB Redmi Note 3 is available now through online stores and is priced at around Php 10K. You can purchase your very own Redmi Note 3 through this link. We’d love to hear your suggestions on the pairings. And also, check out the video version of the Redmi Note 3 unboxing.
Purchased from Widget City
|Specs/ PH price|
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 specs, PH price, features
|Display||5.5-inch IPS 1080p LCD FHD display, 403ppi|
|Size||8.7mm thickness, 164g weight|
|Protection||Scratch resistant glass|
|Colour||Silver, gray, gold|
|Chip||Mediatek MT 6795 Helio x10 chipset|
|Processor||An octa-core processor|
|Graphics||PowerVR G6200 GPU|
|Memory||16 or 32GB of ROM, 2 or 3GB of RAM, no microSD card|
|Main camera||13MP rear shooter, phase detection feature, dual- LED (dual-tone flash)|
|Multimedia||1080p video shooter|
|Front facing camera||5MP selfie shooter, 1080p video|
|Connectivity||LTE, WiFI ac, BT 4.1, GPS, GLONASS BDS, FM Radio|
|OS||Android 5.1 Lollipop|
|Software features||MIUI 7.0|
|Battery capacity||4000mAh battery|
|Ports and charging||microUSB v2.0, USB On-The-Go, Fast battery charging|
|Release date||November, 2015|
|Official price||Around Php 10K price on Online stores|
|Where to buy||Xiaomi stores and online stores|
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