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Xiaomi Redmi 3: all the official images and camera samples

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Xiaomi Redmi 3: all the official images and camera samples

With a record for this screen size and thin form factor, 4100 mAh battery, the brand new Redmi 3 is not taking any chances against the competition. Xiaomi has now dressed its most popular line of phones in a beautiful metal chassis, which would ensure it's futureproof in terms of design for the foreseeable future, given the current metal-clad trend. 

As mentioned, despite its enormous 4100 mAh, Xiaomi managed to keep the handset relatively slim at 8.5 mm, and the way it did that is using a thinner system board, and embedding the battery pack a bit into the chassis, while still keeping the phone's structural integrity via a magnesium alloy frame. The phone also sports an etched plaid pattern on the back, which adds that extra styling that we are usually clamoring for in our handsets. Besides looking the part, the tiny dotted lines will potentially aid the grip, too, as metal phones often feel rather slippery in the hand, if their finish is not up to par.

The specs are nothing to sniff at, too, with a 5" HD display, Snapdragon 616 chipset, and a 13 MP PDAF camera. Xiaomi promises 0.1s focusing times, which is indeed very fast, and we are providing some of the official snapshots it says are taken with the Redmi 3, as well as a few design shots. Check them out in the slideshow below.


source: Xiaomi

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posted on 11 Jan 2016, 02:14

1. nightfury (Posts: 71; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


Shut up and take my money plzzzz...launch it in india soooooonnnnn.....

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 03:35 5

10. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3605; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Slap Snapdragon 820 and a fingerprint scanner here and it'll look better than Mi5, according to the leaks.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 05:07

21. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Screen? Design? Camera?

There's more to a flagship than battery.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 05:46 4

24. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3605; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Now...now...you're being overly critical about my comment.
All I was doing was giving this phone a compliment.
That being said, there isn't much screen estate to differentiate between the two and although the design is overly used (not the back), I still prefer it over the leaks of Mi5 so far. Camera, of course, must be better in every way.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 06:23

25. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


This one has a 720p screen and the mi5 will have a QHD. This is as much a difference as there can be.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 06:29

27. neela_akaash (Posts: 1093; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


it's a great bang for buck if it is launched in India within a month.

According to me there are only two cons:-
1. 5" display (coz i prefer smaller form-factor)
2. Hybrid SIM Slot.. (coz i need 2 SIM slots and a MicroSD Slot).

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 09:33

34. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3605; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


If you need 2 SIM and an SDcard slot, it won't be hybrid slot, you'll need dual SIM slot and a dedicated SDcard slot like Moto X Style.
Hybrid slot means only two available slots where you can swap the secondary SIM slot for an SDcard.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 09:53

35. neela_akaash (Posts: 1093; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


I think you did not read the comment properly. I know what is hybrid sim slot. I said i don't like that.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 10:58

36. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3605; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Oh, yeah... My bad! Sorry about that!
I thought you gave a list of wants and needs :D

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 08:52

33. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3605; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Yes, I overlooked that one!
Although, I won't mind if 5.2 inch of that screen is backed by 1080p. It would ensure smooth sailing.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 07:22

29. may_czos (Posts: 708; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


All leaks about Mi5 I saw are fakes.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 04:06

15. sadiqahmed (Posts: 71; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


i know right?

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 04:24

18. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1293; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


They probably wont launch in India at all. Their attitude toward India is extremely bad.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 02:16 1

2. nightfury (Posts: 71; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


I had preordered zemfone max ,I'm cancelling it..redmi 3 smokes it..

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 02:26

3. Sidewinder (Posts: 392; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


I'd say the wait is definitely worth.. Zenfone doesn't have a good camera. Hope the camera will be as good as the mi4i

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 04:22

17. nightfury (Posts: 71; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


Yup hope cameras good ..xiaomi uses Sony camera lens which is always good..zenfone phone is slight costlier also..5.5 " 720p doesn't match up in zemfone max...I'm using redmi 1s ,trust me it's the best phone if u root and install xcelerate kernel..

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 02:29

4. Podrick (Posts: 364; Member since: 19 Aug 2015)


Insane!

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 02:30 2

5. Astonvan (Posts: 231; Member since: 14 Aug 2015)


Dont trust the chineese smartphone makers. From outside they may be really eye-catching and all but afterawards you will certianly regret on decision that you made.

++ RIP MOTOROLA ++

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 02:55 12

6. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1456; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)


Then whats your opinion on iphones? They are also made in china

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 03:32 1

9. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 1930; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Ha, Got His Ass!!

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 04:10

16. Astonvan (Posts: 231; Member since: 14 Aug 2015)


Got His ass what? can you be a little more clearer

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 04:03

14. Astonvan (Posts: 231; Member since: 14 Aug 2015)


Is it a chineese company?? No. its freakin american company who is manufacturing thier phone over thier right. So i have no bad opinion about apple iphone :)

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 03:15 1

7. Sidewinder (Posts: 392; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


For around a 100 to 150$, there is no need to regret the decision.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 03:37

12. villagerguyz (Posts: 85; Member since: 22 Jul 2015)


Basically every OEM manfactures their devices in China including Apple, Samsung, Sony.....

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 05:35

23. tweetgadget (Posts: 35; Member since: 05 Feb 2014)


I guess you never owned a mi device

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 11:41

37. hashimta123 (Posts: 12; Member since: 06 Feb 2014)


Using Mi 3 for the past 1 year dropped many times, splashed in water still works as charm really "Mi" produce better phones than Samsung, Sony, etc.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 03:31 1

8. Navi_m (Posts: 778; Member since: 09 Jan 2016)


Yup looks promising for a budget phone but in india we also have coolpad note 3 with fp sensor and 3gb ram so yeah #game_on

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 03:37

11. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 1930; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


The Adreno 405 Isn't Horrible On 1080p I Can Only Imagine That On A 720p Device It Will Be Able To Handle Games Pretty Well. The Redmi 3 Won't Be Half Bad.
https://gfxbench.com/device.jsp?benchmark=gfxgen&os=Android&api=gl&cpu-arch=ARM&hwtype=GPU&hwname=Qualcomm%20Adreno%20(TM)%20405&did=27548907&D=HTC%20One%20A9

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 07:23

30. may_czos (Posts: 708; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


Adreno 405doesn't do well with the FHD - it struggles a bit.

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 03:08

39. dazed1 (Posts: 304; Member since: 28 Jul 2015)


STOP.TALKING.ABOUT.GAMES.ON.PHONES.

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 11:46

40. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 1930; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Sorry But The Gaming Capability Of A Phone Is What Matters Most To Me. I Play A Hand Full Of Graphic Intense 3D Games.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 03:37

13. lakki369 (Posts: 86; Member since: 10 Apr 2015)


Should have retained the same 4.7 inch screen. But got a big battery. Who cares..!!

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 04:27

19. ibend (Posts: 3144; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


their redmi note 4 will be even better than this :D

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 04:33

20. apakalo1 (Posts: 37; Member since: 19 Nov 2015)


So why can't the likes of Samsung, iPhone, Sony and co slap 4000mah + on their 5" sized phonee?

Does anyone of you here prefer a slimmer and tin smartphone with small battery?
If no, why always the manufacturers going slim on every iteration?

Between 8mm to 9.5mm isn't bad at all ; and that can hike the battery size to at least 3500mah +

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 07:22

28. hemedans (Posts: 437; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)


xperia z3c with 2600mah beat most 4000mah phones out there (gsmarena test)
z3c
http://cdn.gsmarena.com/vv/reviewsimg/sony-xperia-z3-compact/battest.jpg

xiaomi redmi note 3
http://cdn.gsmarena.com/imgroot/reviews/15/xiaomi-redmi-note-3/battery/-728x314/gsmarena_001.jpg

lenovo vibe z2 pro
http://cdn.gsmarena.com/vv/reviewsimg/lenovo-vibe-z2-pro/gsmarena_100.jpg

they can slam 4000mah batteries and become lazy, you will get worst battery life compare to optimized 2600mah

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 08:43

32. shijuv (Posts: 17; Member since: 09 Aug 2015)


What you quoted is right. But think the other way... If sony can slash all the other phones with 2600 mah battery what they can do with a 4000 mah battery?

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 06:13

41. wormax (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Jan 2016)


z3c has 720p resolution. Note 3 FullHD !!!!
if they have same res, maybe was same time playback

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 05:29

22. vijay.alapati (Posts: 126; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


Awesome but why no NFC, means no Android pay

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 06:24

26. neela_akaash (Posts: 1093; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


it's just a budget phone dude... wait for Mi5..

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 07:27

31. Cyberthing (Posts: 123; Member since: 18 Nov 2014)


Damn may replace my Nexus 5... kind of lol. I'll wait for reviews.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 19:53

38. justrt (Posts: 327; Member since: 10 Jul 2014)


China is the new Finland

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 21:41

42. sebstin (Posts: 66; Member since: 03 Dec 2015)


Will it be released in US too?.. Specs similar to galaxy J2 with higher RAM and camera.. perfect for me at $140-$160 price range..

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