Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Unboxing

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Xiaomi introduced the Redmi Note 3 smartphone with metal body and a fingerprint sensor last month. It went on sale in China couple of weeks back, and we managed to get one from Hong Kong. Check out the unboxing video.


Box contents

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  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 smartphone in Silver color
  • 2-pin AC charger
  • Micro USB cable
  • SIM ejector tool
  • User manual

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The Redmi Note 3 packs a 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD IPS display, is powered by an Octa-Core MediaTek Helio X10 (MT6795) processor and runs on MIUI 7 based on Android 5.0.2 (Lollipop). There is a 5-megapixel camera on the front, above the display. We have the 3GB RAM with 32GB storage version, and the smartphone also comes in 2GB RAM with 16GB storage version.

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It has a full metal body, which feels premium. There is SIM card tray on the left side with dual micro SIM slots with 4G support on both. Sadly the smartphone doesn’t have an expansion slot. It has an Infrared sensor on the top. It is 8.65 mm thick and weighs 164 grams. Apart from Silver, the smartphone also comes in Dark Grey and Champagne Gold colors.

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On the back it has a 13-megapixel camera with dual-tone LED Flash, PDAF, f/2.2 aperture, 1080p video recording and also has 120fps slow-motion. There is also a fingerprint sensor below the camera, making it the first Xiaomi smartphone with a fingerprint sensor. It packs a 4000mAh built-in battery with fast charging support that lets you charge the battery up to 50% in just 1 hour, according to Xiaomi.

The Redmi Note 3 is priced at 899 RMB (US$ 140 / Rs. 9,310 approx.) for the 2GB RAM with 16GB storage variant and 1099 RMB (US$ 170 / Rs. 11,380 approx.) for 3GB RAM with 32GB storage, and is currently available only in China.

Srivatsan contributed to this post

Author: Varun Krish

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