Xiaomi has been gathering momentum for years now. Its line-up of budget smartphones gave it a running start, and now the Chinese smartphone maker is ready to come clobbering through the doors with its latest budget smartphone, Xiaomi Redmi 3.
Xiaomi Redmi 3 sports a massive 4,100 mAh battery and an elegant all-metal body with no frills or embellishments. Its magnificent new diamond lattice design is certainly a novelty in budget smartphones.
In terms of battery, the company claims that the large battery will provide the device an extra 80 percent life than in Redmi’s previous versions. In a time when most flagship phones can barely make it through the day, Xiaomi Redmi 3’s long battery life makes it go for more than a day on a single charge. The latest Redmi smartphone also features a faster USB charging.
The phone is a delight to hold; its design, simply elegant with a big screen size of 5 inches. Its chamfered edges provide a firm grip. With the standard screen size, the phone is never felt overlay big or too small.
It’s a dual sim phone, so you can either use two SIMs simultaneously or use one of the slots for a microSD card to expand storage. The device can be expanded up to 128 GB.
With high-end specs and a bevy of extra features, Xiaomi Redmi 3 is good enough to take on any other flagship budget phone such as the $180 Moto G or the 4.7 inch, $250 priced, Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3.
Redmi 3 delivers a 720p display on its 5-inch screen, which is bright and attractive. When it comes to power, Redmi 3 is a monster. The device is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 616 processor, packs 2 GB RAM, and has a huge 16 GB onboard storage.
Xiaomi consistently features excellent cameras in its smartphones, to which Redmi 3 is no exception. The 13-megapixel rear camera includes optical image stabilization and a dual-LED flash option along with several other features like light painting, manual mode, night mode, and many more. The front camera is a 5-megapixel shooter, which takes decent selfies. Both the cameras are great with unique and fun modes.
Xiaomi Redmi 3 runs on MIUI 7 and is available in China at an approximate price of $107.