Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 User Reviews

Overall user rating

9.0

The overall rating is the average of all user reviews, while the overall alternatives are the ones that has been listed most.

Multimedia
8.7
Internet
9.3
Call quality
9.3
Battery
9.3
Reception
8.7
Display
9.0
Build quality
8.3
Text input
9.0
Everyday usage
9.7
UI speed
9.7
Camera
6.7
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ColinW posted on May 05, 2016, 7:40 PM
Posts: 412; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

10.0

Amazing Phone for the price

ColinW has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

I have the Pro model with 32mb and 16mp camera and Snapdragon chip. My first impression was wow what a beautiful phone, it was displayed next to an iPhone 6S plus that was 4x as expensive and the Xiaomi stood out not just for its looks, but it was so much more compact for the same size of screen. Picking it up after handling the iPhone was even more astounding, it was light and felt much better in the hand. I spent a while comparing the two and there was very little difference in speed and the screens seemed much the same. Although I was not shopping for a phone I bought the Note 3 out of sheer curiosity.

It took me an hour or so to find out the idiosyncrasies of the interface and setup the phone how I like it to be, installing Apex Launcher and all my favourite apps. Once this was done the phone was a joy to use. Fast, smooth still felt great in the hand and looked fantastic. I am a heavy user and was very happy with the battery life. On heavy days it got me through the day with room to spare and on easy ones it could get me through two. Charging was fast, not as fast as my S7 Edge but much faster than an iPhone for example. Connectivity, and call quality was excellent as good as anything I have used. Internet speed was great, I have had no crashes or reboots and everything has worked very well including the excellent finger print scanner.

I am not an avid photographer so for my usage photos were fine, not up to my S7 standards especially in low light, but good enough. The...  

Build quality
9.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
10.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
8.0
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
10.0
Display
9.0
Battery
10.0

Pros

  • Amazing value
  • To many to list

Cons

  • Needs a little more time to setup than other phones

9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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sechinov posted on Feb 26, 2016, 12:41 AM
Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

8.0

Excellent smartphone every day

sechinov has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

Beautiful smart, good build. An excellent display, good sound in my beats studio wireless 2, MIUI interface is user-friendly. Weak camera in low light. Super fast finger scanner. Build a good and hearty.

Build quality
9.0
Reception
9.0
Call quality
9.0
Internet
9.0
Multimedia
7.0
Camera
6.0
UI speed
9.0
Everyday usage
9.0
Text input
9.0
Display
9.0
Battery
8.0

Pros

  • display
  • good sound
  • MIUI interface
  • super fast finger scanner
  • build a good and hearty
  • battery

Cons

  • Weak camera in low light.
  • Terrible quality panoramic photography
  • Mediocre sound headphones

9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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noamleon posted on Jan 18, 2016, 7:57 AM
Posts: 0; Member since: Jan 13, 2016

9.0

Great value for the price, but could be better

noamleon has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

Bought the Note 3 32 GB and 3 GB of RAM version, and the review is based on it.

The great value is the strongest pro of this phone. It gives you everything you need at just 200 bucks. The Fingerprint reader works fantastic, and there's no lagging in using throughout the day. Also, battery life are awesome and it charges pretty quickly.

But, camera is not good enough and having trouble in focusing on close objects (macro). If camera is a big deal for you, maybe you should think about more expensive phone. Build quality is not like an iPhone - but the price is accordingly. Another con to me is the cheinese bloatware, and especially the App store. There are other apps that can provide themes, ringtones and more that are good - but all the content is in cheinese. The bloatware wouldn't annoy if it would have English contents and UI, or if it could have been uninstalled.

The bottom line is: it's probably the best budget phone you can have - it has it own downsides, but they almost dissappear in day to day usage - that is great.

Build quality
7.0
Reception
7.0
Call quality
9.0
Internet
9.0
Multimedia
9.0
Camera
6.0
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
8.0
Display
9.0
Battery
10.0

Pros

  • Great value
  • Fingerprint scanner is fast
  • Works great
  • Battery life are awesome
  • MIUI

Cons

  • Camera
  • Chinese bloatware
  • Volume profiles are not so accurate
  • Sometimes 3 party apps don't act well
  • Closes apps and then no notifications until opened

10 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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