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Xiaomi Redmi 3 release date, price, specs, features

Xiaomi has done it once again with the super-budget Redmi 3. The Chinese manufacturer's new device is a smaller version of the Redmi Note 3 and offers a metallic body, solid specs and a large battery for a bargain price of US$106. Let's take a closer look at the Xiaomi Redmi 3 release date, price, specs and features.

Xiaomi Redmi 3 design

The lines of the compact Redmi 3 are virtually identical to those of the larger Redmi Note 3. It comes in at 5 inches and has a slick unibody design and aluminum finish. The diamond pattern on the back gives it a touch of style. 

The front of the device presents a 720p display and three capacitive buttons, meaning that you can take advantage of the entire screen area. Above the screen is a front-facing camera with a 5 MP sensor and f/2.2 aperture.

Xiaomi redmi 3 front
The Xiaomi Redmi 3 has a metal body and large battery. / © Xiaomi

There's no fingerprint scanner on the back of Redmi 3, which is the main point of difference between this phone and the Redmi Note 3. The rear camera has a 13 MP, f/2.0 sensor, the same as the Note model, and is positioned on the upper-left corner.

Xiaomi Redmi 3 specs

The Redmi 3 comes equipped with an octa-core Snapdragon 616 processor. Its memory configuration is a very respectable 2 GB of RAM and it has 16 GB of internal storage. This capacity can be increased to 128 GB, thanks to the inclusion of a microSD card slot.

xiaomi redmi 3 back
The rear design has an elegant touch. / © Xiaomi

The Redmi 3 battery has a very impressive 4,100 mAh capacity, and the fact it has a Qualcomm processor means it can also fast-charge. Despite this large battery and the phone's metal body, the Redmi 3 weighs only 144 g.

Operating system Android 5.0, MIUI 7
Display 5-inch HD
Processor Snapdragon 616
Internal memory 16 GB + microSD
Battery 4,100 mAh
Camera 13 MP / 5 MP
Connectivity Dual SIM
Dimensions 139.3 x 69.6 x 8.5 mm
Weight 144 g
Price 699 Yuan (US$106)

Xiaomi Redmi 3 release date

The Redmi 3 release date is January 12, 2016. Its price in China is 699 yuan, which converts to about US$106 or €97. Judging by the specs above, that's not much money for quite a lot of phone.

Do you think the Xiaomi Redmi 3 is a bargain smartphone and possibly the budget phone to beat in 2016? Share your views in the comments.


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  • Abhyuday 9 months ago Link to comment

    No doubt it will live up to its specs. Xiaomi phones rock. Go xiaomi.

  • If I hadn't purchased an Honor 7, I would consider this phone. Even though it is not as upgraded on specs, like the Honor 7, it still cost less than half, and it has a bigger battery, which is a large plus for a smartphone. I am not sure it's gonna be able to purchase this phone in Denmark though, but still I will look to this brand in the future. If it lives up to it's expectations, it has gotta be worth a try.

  • all redmi are fab

    • L.K. D. 9 months ago Link to comment

      you haven't had a Xiaomi yet

    • Agreed! My wife (who was very picky iphone user before) has been using Redmi Note 4G for over a year on Tmobile -USA and she is totally happy with the phone. I would heartily recommend Redmi phone to anyone who is on Tmobile or ATT as good alternative to high priced flagship phones.

  • Wow. Phone looks and sounds like it is going to be an AMAZING bargain. I can only assume though that like most other bargain phones it won't work with the Verizon network. I think it is time for me to switch.

    • L.K. D. 9 months ago Link to comment

      normally the device works with all mobile networks as they are most likely unlocked, so you shouldn't have a problem with connecting to the Verizon network with a SIM card

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