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Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro is announced with Snapdragon 650 SoC and 4050mAh battery

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro is announced with Snapdragon 650 SoC and 4050mAh battery
This morning, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro has been introduced by the upstart Chinese manufacturer. The handset comes with a 5.5-inch display carrying a 1080 x 1920 resolution. Under the hood is the Snapdragon 650 chipset, which carries a hexa-core 1.8GHz CPU and the Adreno 510 GPU. Two versions are offered, one with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM. The second features 3GB of RAM with 32GB of ROM.

The 16MP rear camera offers Phase Detection Auto Focus, and an f/2.0 aperture. The front-facing 5MP camera also comes with an f/2.0 aperture, and handles selfies and video chats. The 4050mAh battery charges from 0% to 50% in just one hour. A fingerprint sensor has been placed under the rear camera, and the handset measures 8.65mm thick while weighing 164 grams.

Available in Champagne Gold, Silver and Dark Grey, the Redmi Note 3 Pro carries support for 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi,  Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, GLONASS, VoLTE and USB OTG connectivity. The 2GB RAM/16GB ROM model will launch on January 17th, priced at the equivalent of $152 USD. Xiaomi did not mention pricing or availability for the 3GB RAM/32GB ROM model.

The phone is equipped with a special technology that adjusts the readability of the display, by changing the contrast for each pixel in real time.


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source: MIUI via GSMArena, Gadgets360

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posted on 14 Jan 2016, 02:38 11

1. joseanand (Posts: 27; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


galaxy A9 vs redmi note 3

500$ vs 150$

snapdragon 652 vs 650

posted on 14 Jan 2016, 03:05 1

7. manojmcn (Posts: 399; Member since: 16 Jul 2015)


More interesting is difference between Samsung & Xiaomi
Samsung may stay for years, while xiaomi's down slide has started & expected to go HTC way by next year.

posted on 14 Jan 2016, 03:13 14

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


Yeah yeah thats a good joke.

posted on 14 Jan 2016, 03:13

8. darksantacruz (Posts: 24; Member since: 09 Jun 2014)


and probably they have the same quality or the xiaomi wins on it

posted on 14 Jan 2016, 03:57

15. hung2900 (Posts: 949; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


If the camera of Redmi Note 3 Pro is ISOCELL so A9 is better.
If the camera of Redmi Note 3 Pro is IMX234, it'll be way better.

posted on 14 Jan 2016, 06:08

24. UglyFrank (Posts: 1580; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Redmi Note would probably have the IMX298 if it is a Sony sensor

posted on 14 Jan 2016, 09:05

31. EcoCare (Posts: 383; Member since: 30 Jul 2014)


Given the specs at that price, there's no way the A9 wins at value for price. If you throw $150 at Samsung they'll give you awful 5MP sensor.

posted on 14 Jan 2016, 04:36

18. Guaire (Posts: 499; Member since: 15 Oct 2014)


Redmi Note 3 Pro (32GB/3GB) vs Samsung J7. Latter is slightly more expensive.

Note 3 Pro might not fit to almost premium device seekers as A9, but it's definetely unbeatable budget phablet.

Mi Note 2 or Mi 5 Plus whatever is Xiaomi prepping for high-end phablet category, it will be packed with the SD820 and will be cheaper than the A9.

posted on 14 Jan 2016, 05:18

19. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2020; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


I Didn't Think The Galaxy A9's Chipset Had Been Announced Or Leaked.

posted on 14 Jan 2016, 06:15

26. GeorgeDao123 (Posts: 423; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


Have you ever owned any Xiaomi devices before? I am using a Mi4w to comment. Let me tell you why this Mi4w is the first and also the last Xiaomi device for me. First of all, my Mi4w sometimes stops responding, or suddenly suspended even when it is in standby mode. I missed some calls because of that. The problem happened once or twice when I was on MIUI and happens almost everyday when I'm on CM. And guess what, not only I but also some other Mi4 users on XDA have to suffer that problem. Secondly, camera is not so good, pictures are usually more yellow, then it's more terrible if you record videos, sound quality is so bad, too much loud noise. Thirdly, warranty is something you should highly consider before you order a Mi. I don't know about your country, but if I need my Mi4w to be fixed, I need to send it to China and don't even know whether it will be fixed correctly, or it might not make its way back to my home! So I'm telling you this: YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY. Everything has its price.

posted on 14 Jan 2016, 09:08

32. EcoCare (Posts: 383; Member since: 30 Jul 2014)


My mother owns a Redmi Note and her phone is still running fine today. You probably got a bad batch (especially if you imported it from some shoddy dealer).

posted on 14 Jan 2016, 11:53

33. neela_akaash (Posts: 1112; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


there's no such device called Mi4w.

there are Mi4, Mi4i and Mi4c only.

posted on 14 Jan 2016, 12:43

36. GeorgeDao123 (Posts: 423; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


There are 2 variants of Mi4 without "i" and "c". They are Mi4W and Mi4LTE. Okay? Just Google it.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 16:50

41. BobThePro (Posts: 4; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


no, wrong, the mi4w is fake. it is the mediatek version that is fake because there isn't a mediatek version. you probably imported it and the seller rip you off

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 18:05

37. jalebi2000 (Posts: 175; Member since: 01 Mar 2015)


I'm pretty sure the mi4w does exist, just it was a fake version of the mi4

posted on 14 Jan 2016, 02:42 1

2. pp007 (Posts: 36; Member since: 21 Nov 2015)


I think this Soc is more powerful than helio x10.

posted on 14 Jan 2016, 03:38

13. ibend (Posts: 3501; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


isnt it obvious? even SD610 is better than x10

posted on 14 Jan 2016, 04:01

16. pp007 (Posts: 36; Member since: 21 Nov 2015)


Nope. Sd 610 is better than x20.. Isn't it???

posted on 14 Jan 2016, 05:21

21. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2020; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


No LOL.

posted on 14 Jan 2016, 06:10

25. pp007 (Posts: 36; Member since: 21 Nov 2015)


Lol.. I was joking my friend. I know how capable are x10 and x20.They are powerful enough to give competition for Qualcomm top end Soc's. But I personally think sd650 is slightly better than x10 in overall performance..

posted on 14 Jan 2016, 07:23

28. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2020; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


The sd650 is good, has basicly the same gpu performance as the adreno 330 in the sd801 which is better than the gpu found in the x10. The sd650 is like an sd801+

posted on 14 Jan 2016, 05:48

23. xfire99 (Posts: 792; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


Its obvious that X10 is faster than SD 610 and SD650, yeah.
http://versus.com/en/qualcomm-snapdragon-610-vs-mediatek-helio-x10-vs-qualcomm-snapdragon-650

posted on 14 Jan 2016, 08:10

29. may_czos (Posts: 712; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


Incorrect. Mediatek has many overclocked but still weak cores, that's it. Single A72 core at 1,8GHz in the 650 is 50% faster than A53 at 2,2GHz in the X10 Turbo. Snapdragon also has faster GPU as Adreno 510 is slightly faster than Adreno 330 from SD801
(around Adreno 418 level) while PowertVR 6200 in the X10 Trubo tries to get close to the Adreno 330 from SD800. Regular X10 in the 2GB/16GB version is even slower.

posted on 14 Jan 2016, 12:29

34. dazed1 (Posts: 318; Member since: 28 Jul 2015)


LOL! you have no clue.

posted on 14 Jan 2016, 05:20

20. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2020; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


It is.

posted on 14 Jan 2016, 02:43 1

3. hafini_27 (Posts: 870; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


Any differences between 650 and 652 apart from being hexa cores and octa cores.

posted on 14 Jan 2016, 02:50 2

5. joseanand (Posts: 27; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


their specs look almost identical apart from the core count.

652 may score a little bit higher on multicore benchmark. but gpu performance remains the same.

posted on 14 Jan 2016, 03:40

14. ibend (Posts: 3501; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


thats all.. its identical except that 652 has extra 2 A72-core

posted on 14 Jan 2016, 12:30

35. dazed1 (Posts: 318; Member since: 28 Jul 2015)


That is HUGE difference.

posted on 14 Jan 2016, 09:00

30. Guaire (Posts: 499; Member since: 15 Oct 2014)


Performance of the dual A72 cores in the SD650 gonna be sustainable almost indefinitly I guess, considering Anandtech's Kirin 950 power consumption chart, on the other hand the SD652 will have much faster short burst with quad A72, but after that have to be throattled more akin to Exynos 7420, rather than the SD810.

posted on 16 Jan 2016, 11:28

38. aj_74 (Posts: 2; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)


Good point. Also, it's probably going to have a bit of overclocking headroom given thermal characteristics, battery size, and 1080p display. Assuming, of course, there's an unlockable bootloader and root method available. I'd be very curious about its performance with the A53 cores underclocked to 1.4GHz and the A72's overclocked to 2.2GHz. Since most apps still rely on single-core performance (web browsers in particular) that seems to make more sense than balancing single-core and multi-core performance.

posted on 14 Jan 2016, 02:50

4. prabhas2015 (Posts: 11; Member since: 18 Feb 2015)


Vow really great price for those specs...

posted on 14 Jan 2016, 02:50 1

6. Manyci (Posts: 112; Member since: 03 Aug 2015)


Off:
For how long stays a company in the 'upstart' category? Whit this kind of logic Apple and Samsung are 'upstart companies' too... Hey, wake up, Xiaomi is the software business since 2010 and in the smartphone business since 2011, and being the 4-5th biggest OEM doesn't really call for the upstart name.

On:
I don't really understand them. First they launch the Redmi Note 3, making all the Redmi Note 2 users regret buying the phone just 2 months before. Now they launch the Note 3 Pro, which beats the hell out of the Note 3... With this tendency in mind I wouldn't buy a Redmi from them, because I would have a headache in every 2-3 months...

posted on 14 Jan 2016, 03:17

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


They have changed the strategy to sell millions of smartphones. Last year people dint have too many options for xiaomi devices. Maybe this year they are planning to release a new device every 3 months and achieve their target goal of 100 million sales. If they have to keep up with the latest trend and technology then they should release new smartphones in a gap of 3 months.

posted on 14 Jan 2016, 03:21

11. mahima (Posts: 116; Member since: 20 Nov 2014)


one of the reason is india, they cannot release redmi note 3 as they cannot release a phone powered by mediatek. The last phone they release in india anger tha fans and there are backlash everywhere. And they cannot afford to lose their 2nd biggest market now...

posted on 14 Jan 2016, 03:23

12. mahima (Posts: 116; Member since: 20 Nov 2014)


there's already a plan to release this phone in india

posted on 14 Jan 2016, 05:25

22. Moose (Posts: 239; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


I don't think that Samsung, LG or Sony can make very attractive budget phones compared to the Chinese. When these big 3 match the Chinese on price, the specs are very low end, while the Chinese can offer a much higher spec phone for the same price. One comment on this post suggested that Xiaomi might go the way of HTC. I think it is the other way around: the big 3 are the ones under threat, because they can't compete on both price and quality with good Chinese phones. So, they can only compete at the higher end but this won't last long because we will all vote with our wallets when more Chinese phones are available in the US. Chinese phones like those made by OnePlus and Asus are just the thin end of the wedge. Get ready for a flood of similar low cost, high spec Chinese phones. It will be an avalanche this year or next for sure.

posted on 14 Jan 2016, 07:14

27. SYSTEM_LORD (Posts: 350; Member since: 05 Oct 2015)


Mid and budget phones are quickly catching up to the high end. In so many years, Apple will be one of the few companies still selling high ends due to the gullible nature of sheep. Other than Samsung, I'm not sure if high end markets can survive with the mid range closing in so quickly.

posted on 16 Jan 2016, 17:32

39. Memo214 (Posts: 17; Member since: 12 Apr 2013)


Does any one know if this phone will support AT&T lte?

posted on 19 Jan 2016, 14:38

40. ShadowHammer (Posts: 94; Member since: 13 Mar 2015)


I was wondering for T-Mobile LTE. I really wish these Chinese manufacturers would be more upfront about which LTE bands they support. I had the same issue with the honor 5X, had to chase down the LTE bands.

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