Hello everyone, today I want to tell you about an excellent Chinese smartphone from the budget segment — Xiaomi redmi note 3 pro.
Redmi note 3 pro is the older model from the line. His younger brother is Xiaomi redmi note 3. Is there any difference between them? About everything in order.
Appearance. The phone is a kind of aluminum brick. Above is an infrared port for controlling home appliances. It works very fast, but at a distance of no more than five meters. Nearby is a 3.5mm headphone jack. On the left side there is a slot for micro-sim and sd-cards. You can insert either ONE SIM card and ONE SD card into the slot, or TWO SIM cards. It seemed to me not very convenient, because in which case you have to make a choice, either buy a smartphone with more memory, or use one SIM card. Below is a USB connector for charging your phone or transferring files via a computer. By the way, the charger plug is Chinese, so you have to look for an adapter. On the left is the volume rocker, and below it is the power button. It’s very nice that it’s not done the other way around, because it’s convenient to reach the button to unlock the phone, the thumb just hits the button, you don’t need to reach out. On the rear aluminum back there is an external speaker, a 16 MP camera and a fingerprint scanner, as well as a flash. And, finally, on the front side, a five-inch screen occupies most of it, above it is a conversational speaker and a 5 MP front camera. Above the display are touch control buttons: menu, application list and back button. On the back there are plastic inserts in the color of aluminum. A huge plus is the narrow side frames, which makes an already beautiful phone even more premium and modern. The phone looks very stylish and business-like, especially in the gold version. Premium, in a word 🙂
Equipment. The phone is in a very laconic, stylish white box made of high quality cardboard. As with all Xiaomi smartphones, the brand’s smartphones are depicted on the front of the box. The packaging is normal, the box contains the phone itself, at the bottom there is all the documentation and instructions, there is also a very valuable clip to open the SIM card tray. Just a charger and a USB cable. Nothing more.
Screen. He, as I said, five-inch, with an IPS matrix and Full HD resolution. The screen is good, the pixels are not visible, the colors are very bright and saturated. Speaking of brightness, it is also very good here, the picture on the screen can be distinguished even on the sunniest day. Viewing angles are excellent, when tilted, the picture does not fade, is not distorted. Only with a critical change in position does the white color turn a little yellow. A special plus is that if the colors are not to your liking, you can adjust them in the settings.
Performance. On board the phone is a Snapdragon 650 hexa-core processor with a frequency of 1.8 Hz. RAM is 2 GB. In my opinion, in the version of 32 or more GB, the RAM is already 3GB. Built-in memory here is 16GB, expandable using an SD card up to 128GB. From myself I want to say that the performance on a smartphone is simply excellent. Whatever game I run, it runs great at maximum or medium settings. I did not notice any “lags” in the process of using or in games. There are slight slowdowns when starting the smartphone. At maximum loads, the phone heats up noticeably, but this heat is very pleasant, not burning. In winter, you can even warm the handles 🙂
Battery. That’s what I’m ready to forgive this Chinese for everything, so it’s for the battery. It is 4000 mAh. I charge my phone every 2 days! This, of course, can not please. For that budget employee, it’s great! You can safely take the phone on weekend trips and not think about where the outlet is located nearby. At maximum loads, the phone will live for at least a day. I usually use the phone not to the maximum, I go to social networks, listen to music, use applications, almost do not play games, and the smartphone keeps charging for 2 days.
Scanner. The phone, as already mentioned, has a fingerprint scanner. It works smartly, it recognizes correctly, I have not seen any errors in its work. It is extremely convenient to use it when you take out a smartphone from your pocket, but not very convenient when the device is on the table. Of course, it’s silly to say that the scanner is at the flagship level, rather, this is another nice feature in a great smartphone.
Camera. That’s why I could put a big minus on the smartphone, so it’s for the camera. The front camera is 16MP here. It takes average quality pictures in very good lighting, if you build all the settings manually, then you can achieve something more or less good. In general, the front camera is 3. There is nothing to say about night shooting, the pictures are very “noisy” and of poor quality.
With the front camera, things are even worse. It seems that the resolution and aperture are good, but the pictures are normal only on the street.
Sound.For the sound, the smartphone can only be knocked down. It’s crisp, loud, and you can hear some bass in headphones. With good headphones, the sound quality will not disappoint. There is an equalizer for music lovers.
Shell. The latest version of MIUI is installed in the smartphone, which gets better with each update. More flexible, you can customize everything that you don’t like, remake it for yourself. Of the main chips, I can single out the one-handed control mode, children’s and simplified modes, changing the functions of the touch buttons, as well as a very bright flashlight (good flash).
Conclusion. The Chinese wanted to make a phone with a big battery and great performance, and yes, they succeeded. great value — this option is definitely for you! But if high-quality pictures and cool selfies for Instagram are very important to you, then you will have to find something else. I think my review will help you make your choice! Good luck!