Only it appeared deuce, came the trio! In this slightly different review new Xiaomi we top smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 compared to its predecessor, Redmi Note 2. What to buy? The decision was very difficult, but we will try to help.
This is actually the third installment of the story that we started to talk in the summer of 2014, when the first Xiaomi Redmi Note smartphone, and that we were positively impressed. A little over two months ago we tested a very interesting Xiaomi Redmi Note 2, which gave us know how seriously the Chinese company started the development of a large Redmi smartphone. There is one conventional Xiaomi Redmi 2 course we tested previously, but which is substantially lower with the 4.7 inches. Today, most are buying smartphones with 5.5 inches, which has become the standard.
So we made last week got hold of your copy of the third generation of this interesting smartphone, and the first impressions we have already described a few days ago. It’s time to dive deeper and see how really worth this smartphone. What will interest most of you reading this is – whether it is worth more to buy Redmi Note 2 or top smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note 3? This is a very good question. Why? Because in some characteristics better trio of twos, in others not. That and we immediately felt, at first, glance, but digging deeper we discovered slowly what it is, and we believe that you would be interested.
This will review and make a comparison of the two models. In fact, both are very topical, both are new so that you leave the decision to buy – Redmi Note 2 or top smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. Both these reviews before we received unexpectedly a large number of inquiries for this model. To begin with we will say something which is very important – both are jaaako good choice.
Like the previous model, and this we obtain a copy of the Honorbuy web shop in neighboring Italy.
Unboxing: top smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
We see the first change. The top smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has moved away from its eco-boxes somewhat drab brown and slightly as a “polished”. Joking aside, we like old boxes because they are very simple, but if the packaging product sales, then this are the better option. This road is completely white.
What remains the same is very neat inside of the box – on top of the device, for that inevitable paperwork with the needle to open the SIM card slot and below the charger and USB cable, both black. Of course, you will get and the drive for power sockets. And that’s it, let’s move on … :
What we find in the box the battery. Conclusion imposes itself – the battery cannot be changed (non-removable).
Design: top smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
For us, at first, top smartphone, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 does better than twos. More has been made in the rounded style, and the casing is metal which is in our opinion a better solution, both for the user impression, and cooling devices if for example, you’re playing a video game. What you need to know is that the metal devices are more “desire” to slip out of his hand as compared to those with plastic casing, do not let him do that. So, in our metal aesthetically better, but has its drawback.
The external appearance is very simple and lovable, and what they tell us and its dimensions. Something is shorter and narrower than the precursor, but is somewhat thicker and heavier – 149.98 × 75.96 × 8.75 mm and 165 grams, compared to 152 x 76 x 8,25 mm and 160 grams. This can be attributed to the stronger battery that has taken its toll in terms of gauge. But realistically the device smaller.
The rear part of the metal, but it seems only the large central portion while tapping us on our test “coin” top and bottom of the back of the echoes as plastics. The metal cover is slipped over the smooth rounded edges to form a compact unit. In fact, the name of the cover is wrong because it cannot be removed, but it is clear what you want to say.
The upper section of the rear camera of 13 MP, under which the two-tone LED flash, while in the bottom of the speaker with that of the “hyphen” in the plastic that will rise a little from the table and allow the sound to expand better and better. The top smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note 3of predecessors distinguished by a round fingerprint reader, which is located just below the flash.
The front is all the same. Dominated by a large 5.5-inch screen, the screen above the front camera of 5 MP, ambient light sensor, and LED notifications for which you can change the colors while the bottom three capacitive Android keys white (on Redmi Note 2 is red-lit).
As for the inputs and outputs, the story is a little different. At the top you’ll find a standard 3.5mm headphone jack while the left is one of the two microphones, which serves to reduce the noise and better sound quality during phone calls, but also for recording stereo sound to your favorite video footage. The far right at the top edge you will see the infrared sensor (IR Sensor) which serves as a universal remote.
On the right edge are the keys to increasing or decrease the volume as well as a button for switching on and off, while the bottom microUSB input, and the second (main) microphone. The only difference is in the left side where there is a slot for two SIM cards. Given that this is a classic Dual SIM slot (not hybrid), we concluded that the smartphone does not microSD card slot.
In conclusion – with its metal housing by us top smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note 3slightly better than its predecessor, at least so we think. But deuce also has its own charm and is very hard to decide which is more beautiful. Some may not agree with us. And maybe they are right; it is all a matter of taste and personal preferences. As for colors, housekeeping is gray like this our test, and silver and gold.
Screen: top smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
It seems that here the story is repeated. The screen of the top smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is excellent, and we found in the previous model. We’ll remind you that it is a 5.5-inch wide-angle IPS screen lamination and full HD resolution of 1920 x1080 points (401 ppi), which occupies 72.4% of the front surface. It is also very resistant to fingerprints and is also easy to clean ordinary dry tissue.
We assume that this is the same screen as the previous. It is a touch so you’ll delight uses this device. It’s the same story as last time around to protect the screen. The manufacturer does not provide any protection, and still are, the screen seems quite resistant. For safety, we recommend the purchase of protective film for the screen (tempered glass) or flip cover housing, which are available on sale. The same applies to Redmi Note second.
The screen is bright enough that you will be very comfortable and be able to use in daylight. We were interested in whether there is a difference in brightness compared to the previous since we assumed that it is the same screen. Most of the media will probably write to the same screens, but does not seem so. In fact, our measurement instrument measured the strength of the screen brightness of 340 lux (Redmi Note 2 is 407 Lux). If we get our measuring device is not cheating, Deuce has a screen with better lighting. Is it a game with which they tried to further extend the life of the already more powerful battery?
Hardware: top smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
Let us remember – previous Redmi Note 2 is coming in two versions Helio X10 processor, the 2.2 GHz + graphics on the 700 MHz and 2.0 GHz + graphics at 550 MHz. The difference is minimal, but there. What top smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note 3model are there two versions?
It seems that there is no, at least not in this way. The new trio differs only in the work and the internal memory, and so created two models. The first has 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory (like this our test), and the other 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory. Both models run on the same processor, which is 64 bit and 8-core MediaTek MT6795 Helio X10 at 2.0 GHz (Cortex-A53), developed in the 28-nanometer technology. Built-in PowerVR G6200 and graphics at 550 MHz, which will appeal to gamers. In the video below we and demonstrated.
Is there perhaps a model with more RAM and a more powerful processor? Some say there. We had it in his hands so that we cannot confirm, but most sources state that the difference is only in RAM or ROM, as some (wrongly) called internal memory, while the same processor.
What we lack is a microSD card slot, which could disturb someone. By comparison, Redmi Note 2 has a microSD slot. As far as the work is concerned, everything runs fast and fluid, more about it later when we talk about OS.
Cameras: top smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
It seems to us that the story is the same as the previous model, so we mainly repeat what we already know from earlier. However, there are small differences. There are two standard cameras. The front is of 5 MP and the rear of the 13 MP and both will do a very good job, despite record your favorite selfie photos or want to record as much as possible photo quality with the rear camera.
The front camera of the top smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is of 5 MP and has OmniVision sensor that can capture HD video (720p) and a large aperture of f / 2.0 (quickly adjusts to the environment) so that it will record a very good photos in poorly lit environments. It is supported and Face Beauty but this time in three levels (Low, Mid, High). Redmi Note 2 is in a mode 36, and Magic Photo application. And here there is “something” which recognizes the face and trying to discover how old you are, and based on that triggers a certain level of “beauty”. Built is a handful of filters. Video is the same – HD in 16 frames per second (720p @ 16fps). Although we have seen that somewhere writes that the front camera can record 1080p me that we could not make. Maybe, if it little changed, as can be but that you have not told me.
The rear camera of the top smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is 13 MP with LED flash and autofocus fast PDAF (DLSR technology) to sharpen the image for 0.1 seconds. The application itself has plenty of camera modes – Panorama, Timer, Manual, Gradient, Beauty … We shot some day and night shots, and so you can decide what kind of camera. According to us a very useful, as well as the previous model. Daily photos are very good, with low light can be felt more noise, the flash works ok, and for night photos you need to have a very steady hand and a little experience.
It’s very convenient and you can record Full HD video (1080p), slow motion, as well as the “slow motion” to 120 frames per second (or lower resolution). We tried to capture some test video displays, this is what we get. What we have this time additionally recorded a video night, but then with 30 frames per second down to 15 frames.
In general, the differences from the previous model are minimal, a little bit in the software.
Audio and video: top smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
The sound of the top smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is practically identical to that of the two. And the speaker is in the same place, back down. So all worth the same, and we can say that the sound is pretty. Although missing Bass is strong enough and pretty clean, we believe that the most appeal. If you put it on the back on a flat surface, but we have said that there is that little bump in plastic that allows “more sound”, although we believe that you will when you listen to music, turn on the screen.
We tried and test video that works well, the sound is good (even when pushed to the end), but a little slower jumps from scene to scene. As always we have tried a few of our test tracks in superb quality FLAC, and we measure our strength measuring device at a distance of about 50 cm and get a figure of 78.8 dB (at Redmi Note 2 is 81.0 dB). So the sound is almost the same and quite ok so that you will be satisfied.
The operating system, additional applications: top smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
Just like its predecessor, top smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 runs on its own MIUI V7 interface (18.104.22.168), which is based on Android 5.0.2 operating system (supports Croatian). MIUI is a very familiar interface, and most of the users like, as well as us. What you rarely read that there is a Croatian MIUI community which you can find at this link, where you will find links to Serbian and Slovenian MIUI community.
Working in the OS is very fast and elegant, just on loading some things we felt that something was slower to respond but negligible. The recommendation goes further – close all applications that are not currently using – you press the right button and capacitive Android “kill” all applications and all will work better.
Here you will find the infrared port (IR), which will turn your smartphone and remote control – compatible with applications hill (IR Remote Control, Castreal IR Remote, Mitsubishi MELCloud…) The sensor is normal, and we tried it on TV -In the air conditioner, and works on a handful of other devices – satellite receivers, fans, TV boxes, IPTV, DVD players, projectors …
And the other thing that’s very attractive option “one-handed”. According to us perhaps a little neglected option, but it is great for devices with large screens. You can activate it by sliding capacitive keys left and right, depending whether you’re left or right-handed. What does this option do? Reduces desktop screen so that the screen icons will be able to access with one hand (reduced screen to 3.5 – 4 to 4.5 inches)
The last model is a “Lite” mode, we did not find it here, but there is something else, and that is a fingerprint reader. Like all other models, it is only necessary to define your impression via an application that is in the settings, still all clear. Otherwise, a very fast and unlocks the device virtually instantaneously, by 0.3 seconds.
Some additional applications include those for Security (Security), We the App Store, MiAccount, We Wallet, compass, adjusting lights and colors notification (LED). Basically, you have all the essentials you need, and the more there is the Google Play Store.
Somehow it seems to narrowly top smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note 3for more fluid than twos. Or do we want so badly to us seems so…
Connectivity: top smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
There is also micro USB input to connect to the charger or PC, and 3.5mm headphone jack. Thanks to its dual microphones + noise reduction, sound quality during phone calls are above average. The same goes for video recording, two microphones doing a stereo function and video recordings have much better sound than other devices in its class. The quality of the conversation is about the same as the previous model, very good.
Battery: top smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
In this part of the top smartphone, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is better than its predecessor. The built-in lithium-polymer battery of 4000 mAh, which is considerably stronger than that of 3060 mAh in Redmi Note 2. It is not just for “megalomaniac” to write some media who obviously have no idea of the global market and they all have, but we can say that to the average user could hold up to two days (Web surfing, social networking, music, video, a little navigation, video games), and if their spending and longer. Those hardcore users should hold no problems all day.
Of course, you can fix the situation by providing one of the energy-saving modes that are built. The possibilities are many, with an assessment of how many batteries to withstand the one mode, so you need to play with the possibilities. In addition, more can I work and optimize your smartphone.
Enough to endure long waiting, it seems to us that this thing works a little better than the Redmi Note 2. Supports and fast charge 5V / 1.5A (Quick Charge 2.0), respectively for 1 hour filled 50% of the battery, of course, for that you need to have a rapid charger (the box is a 5V / 2A charger, as well). With 14 hours of talk time, 60 hours of music and 264 hours on hold, we believe that you will be satisfied.
Video Games: top smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
Worth almost everything we write and for Redmi Note 2. You know Helio X10 processor very well so that we are not hard to figure out how to act in video games. We tried the exact same 4 games and this is what we found.
– Modern Combat 5 Blackout – an excellent first-person shooter … commandos, terrorists and similar trinkets. The game runs fairly smoothly as we were pleasantly surprised. The heating unit is low.
– Mortal Combat X – an excellent fighting game with highly detailed graphics and smooth, and with a lot of combat moves. The game runs smoothly, warming remains poor.
– Real Racing 3 – the best racing simulation on Android platform. Graphic is very demanding and is a real test for mobile devices. The game runs smoothly, with very mild recoil. The heating is still little.
Remember, we talked about the processor at 2.2 GHz and graphics at 700 MHz, while top smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has a processor at 2.0 GHz and graphics at 550 MHz. Somehow we cannot help feeling as though there is little difference in the smoothness of gameplay. On the other hand, almost no heating; our measurement instrument recorded only 31.7 degrees Celsius, which is more than 8 degrees lower than in twos. Is the colder and slower? Yeah, something like that, but certainly stills a great video game
Conclusion: top smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
Honestly, it was so long we did not hesitate to say in conclusion – buy top smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, or three months older Redmi Note 2? A difficult decision, because both have some pros and cons. The only question is – what is more important to you?
If you ask us, we somehow inclined to give priority to new top smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 model. Metal body and strengthens the battery is something that is more important than a slightly more powerful processor and a microSD card slot. To have built a hybrid dual SIM dilemma would be much smaller, and thus … But we are confident that many of you will not agree with us. The question is, what more do you need.
Also, top smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has a fingerprint reader, which is an advantage, but then in practice, we hear the relatively little benefit. About the external appearance is difficult to say because we like each in their way. And that decision is up to you. The cameras are practically identical; differ only slightly in the application.
But what is certain is that we have had in the hands of two very interesting smartphone that is simply worth it to buy, valid for each euro, or as we like to say – give a lot for a little. A slight advantage in a more stable work has given the new model, probably because it is less heated. The closest competitor would be his Meizu M2 notes (which we recently tested), which is also the extremely cost-effective model.
We are your copy acquired in Honorbuy web shop in neighboring Italy. Model with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory will cost $ 189.99, and 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory is $ 229.99. But that’s not all! We also have a small gift – if when purchasing a coupon code you type “computer” price will be further lowered to 5 euros (valid for all purchases above 100 euros). Not so much, but a man happy.
And in the end, the final decision – to buy? We will leave that to you. Here are direct links to both models, and decide for yourself.
Enjoy your purchase we want!