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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Redmi 3
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 616, Octa-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4100 mAh

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41 Comments

1. nightfury

Posts: 77; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

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

10. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

21. TyrionLannister unregistered

Screen? Design? Camera? There's more to a flagship than battery.

24. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 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.

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.

27. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 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).

34. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 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.

35. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

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

36. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

33. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 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.

29. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

All leaks about Mi5 I saw are fakes.

15. sadiqahmed

Posts: 71; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

i know right?

18. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

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

2. nightfury

Posts: 77; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

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

3. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 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

17. nightfury

Posts: 77; Member since: Dec 04, 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..

4. Podrick

Posts: 1284; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Insane!

5. Astonvan

Posts: 237; Member since: Aug 14, 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 ++

6. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

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

9. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Ha, Got His Ass!!

16. Astonvan

Posts: 237; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

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

14. Astonvan

Posts: 237; Member since: Aug 14, 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 :)

7. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

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

12. villagerguyz

Posts: 96; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

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

23. tweetgadget

Posts: 72; Member since: Feb 05, 2014

I guess you never owned a mi device

37. hashimta123

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 06, 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.

11. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 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

30. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

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

39. dazed1

Posts: 793; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

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

40. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 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.

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