Xiaomi absolutely dominated the mid-range segment in India with the Redmi Note 3 last year. Despite its price of less than Rs 15,000, the Redmi Note 3 managed to outperform more expensive handsets than it in benchmarks. Sure, the camera of the phone was poor and the design was not exactly attractive, but the Redmi Note 3 was the best all rounder you could find inside the Rs 20,000 range in India.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
Last week, Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 4 in India, with the handset going on sale in the country from today. The Redmi Note 4 is a huge upgrade over the Redmi Note 3 in every single aspect, but Xiaomi’s chipset of choice has come under criticism.
One of the common complaints that most Redmi Note 3 users have with the phone is the buggy proximity sensor. For some reason, the proximity sensor on the phone stops working every once in a while. This leads to the phone’s screen not turning off when one is on a phone call. In other cases, the phone’s screen will automatically turn itself on even though you are in the middle of a phone call.
For its price, the Redmi Note 3 offers an unbeatable value for money. The handset sports a beautiful unibody aluminum design albeit chunky thanks to a 4050mAh battery, a fingerprint scanner, and a powerful Snapdragon 650 chipset.
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MIUI is in its seventh iteration now, but certain tasks on the OS are still very difficult to do. This includes something as simple as moving applications around on the homescreen, adding widgets to it, or even applying a live wallpaper.
The Redmi Note 3 from Xiaomi is among the most impressive smartphones that I have used over the last year. Despite being priced at less than $199, the handset’s performance is absolutely stellar. This is largely due to the powerful Snapdragon 650 chipset found inside the heart of the handset.
The second half of 2015 was a relatively low key for Xiaomi in India. While other Chinese OEMs launched handsets across various price range to capitalise on the festive season, Xiaomi sat in the sideline, and it was only towards the end of the year that it released a relatively unremarkable Redmi Note Prime.
After a lacklustre second half of 2015, Xiaomi has started 2016 with not one, but two bangs: the Redmi Note 3 and the Mi 5. The former is the company’s new mid-range handset that goes on sale in India from tomorrow, while the latter is the company’s flagship smartphone for 2016 that is already up for sale in China and will be coming to India in April.