Xiaomi announced their latest budget smartphone, the Redmi 3 couple of days back in China. It might be priced like a budget device but it packs in a decent hardware, coupled with a massive 4100 mAh battery under an all metal body.
The Xiaomi Redmi 3 is all set to become one of the most selling budget smartphones of 2016 globally but is currently being sold in China only, like most Xiaomi products. However, if you would like to get your hands on the smartphone soon, you can pre-order it from Gearbest now. It comes in Gold, Classic Gold, Silver and Dark Grey color variants but currently you can place order for Silver only. The unlocked smartphone will cost you US $159.99 if you choose to import. It is slightly on the higher side when compared to the original price of $107 (CNY 699). The product will start shipping from February 10, 2016.
The e-commerce portal from China delivers in most countries with free shipping. However, you could also expedite the shipping by paying nominal charges and get it within 3-7 business days. Lets have a look at the specifications and features.
Xiaomi Redmi 3 Specifications
The Xiaomi Redmi 3 features a 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 (Quad 1.5 GHz + Quad 1.2 GHz) 64-bit processor along with Adreno 405 GPU. It packs in 2 GB of LPDDR3 RAM along with 16 GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128 GB via microSD card. The device runs on MIUI 7 based on Android Lollipop OS. It comes with a full metal magnesium alloy unibody design. The back side has a diamond pattern made out of 4166 stars and it becomes visible when the light hits at an angle.
The Redmi 3 rocks a 13 megapixel rear camera with LED flash, Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF), f/2.0 aperture. It comes with a 5 megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture for selfies and video calling. Both the cameras can shoot 1080p Full HD videos. It supports Hybrid dual SIM (micro + nano) feature where the second SIM slot can be used as a microSD card slot. It is 8.5 mm thick and weighs 144 grams.
On the connectivity front, the Xiaomi Redmi 3 comes with 4G LTE (FDD-LTE : 1800/2100/2600 MHz), 3G HSPA+ (WCDMA : 850/900/1900/2100 MHz), 2G (GSM : 850/900/1800/1900 MHz), WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS + GLONASS and USB OTG. The smartphone packs in a massive 4,100 mAh battery under the hood that supports fast charging.
The Redmi 3 package contains Cell Phone (1), Power Adapter (1), USB Cable (1) and SIM Needle (1).
If you’re looking to purchase the latest all metal budget smartphone from your favourite smartphone brand, pre-order the Xiaomi Redmi 3 from Gearbest. We will try to get our hands on it soon to bring you the full review.