Xiaomi came up with a new variant in its Redmi Note series of smartphones a couple of months back. This one is the next after the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and is being known as the Redmi Note 3 Pro 16 GB edition. This new phone has been launched at a much cheaper price than the previous models. But, this does make it lose a few of its features.
But, is this updated variant really a necessity? Moreover, does it provide what customers look for in a phone? Such queries will be answered once we dig deeper into the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro 16 GB specs explained here. With initial accessibility, only in China, Xiaomi has launched the phone in the Indian market as well. India being the second biggest market for Chinese smartphone dealers is a great way to increase market sales for this device. And, Xiaomi looks forward to grab this opportunity by bringing out this tweaked up model of the beloved Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 to the South Asian country. That said, let’s take a look at the specs and features of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro.
Design and Display:
Looking at the body of the device, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro features a similar design and body like seen in the previous model. It does, however, come in colour variants such as silver, gray, and gold. The Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro comprises of a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display with a pixel density of ~401ppi. The screen is not the best out there, but it still offers decent colour saturation with favourable brightness.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro 16 GB packs a fast,hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor. The handset is supported by 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM. For GPU, it uses Adreno 405 GPU, and in addition 16GB of inbuilt storage. Users will be disappointed to note that this device does not have expandable memory slot either. All the installation of apps need to be carried out using the internal memory only.
Even though the new Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro 16 GBfeatureslower RAM and capacity. But it does come with a unique fingerprint sensor which was absent on the first Redmi 3. Whatever is left of the elements and particulars of the Redmi 3 Pro are indistinguishable to the Redmi 3.
This device comes with Android v5.1 Lollipop which is disappointing. At least Android Marshmallow could have been given, but maybe we could find an update later on. Besides that, it comes with the custom OS skin by Xiaomi. Users will find MIUI 7 in the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro 16 GB variant. This can be updated to MIUI 8 later as the update comes for it.
On the camera front, the Redmi 3 features a 16-megapixel primary camera with dual-LED flash. The device also gets an f/2.0 aperture with PDAF self-adjustment which furthermore underpins 1080p full-HD video recording. There is a 5-megapixel front-facing camera too which additionally offers full-HD recording. The dual SIM Redmi 3 Pro accompanies crossover SIM space that boasts a Micro-SIM and a Nano-SIM nearby microSD card.
Battery and Connectivity:
Much like the Redmi 3, theXiaomi Redmi 3 Pro 16 GB edition additionally packs a 4000mAh non-removable battery which is a highlight of the gadget. This battery backup has given the phone a full-fay worth of battery life. The phone is quite brilliant when it comes to battery life. Plus, the lowered specs on the processing power etc. on the 16 GB variant makes it run better compared to its 32GB version.
For network, the Redmi 3 Pro 16 GB edition accompanies 4G LTE connectivity that supports LTE groups in India. Other connectivity options accompany GPS, with A-GPS, Bluetooth, GLONASS, Micro-USB, GPRS/EDGE, and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. All these connectivity features are inside a 139.3×69.6×8.5mm body which weighs 144 grams.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro 16 GB is a phone that you would like only if you are tight on a budget. Looking at it overall configuration, we would say that it can only be used if you are relying on a big screen which you want to use for viewing media files or playing decent games. But, then if you are out of memory which is inevitable on this device, then you are out of luck.
It would be a waste of time to buy such a device that not only comes with a small internal memory option, but also has no expandable slot to back it up. Being dual SIM, it could have at least that by using the second SIM slot. Other than that, the camera is decent enough for clicking pictures and users are going to love the battery backup as well. Redmi Note 3 Pro 16 GB price in India is set at Rs. 10,990. You can learn more about the device and its comparison with the others at 91mobiles.com.