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Xiaomi Redmi 3 Unboxing and First Impressions

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Xiaomi Redmi 3 Unboxing and First Impressions

Xiaomi has announced the third generation in the Redmi series, the Xiaomi Redmi 3. The Xiaomi Redmi 3 is a major upgrade in terms of hardware and specs when compared to previous generation Redmi 2. The new Redmi 3 comes with all metal body similar to the Redmi Note 3.

The new Redmi 3 comes with 5 inch HD display (1280 X 720P) and it runs on the new Snapdragon 616 Octa Core chipset ( 4×1.5GHz + 4×1.2GHz ) coupled with 2GB of RAM. Here is the unboxing and first impressions of the device.


Here is the unboxing video.

Inside the box:

  • Xiaomi Redmi 3
  • USB Cable
  • Charger
  • Manuals
  • SIM Ejector PIN

In the design aspect, there is a huge upgrade when you compare with the predecessor, the Redmi 2. The Redmi 3 comes with a metallic unibody construction very similar to Redmi Note 3. The edges of the device are curved and the rear panel has an engraved pattern which adds to the look and feel, giving it a premium finish. The build quality looks very good especially considering that it is a budget device priced around $106. As Xiaomi has moved to a metallic unibody design, the rear panel is non-removable. The power and volume keys are on the right side. The left side houses the hybrid SIM card slot. The micro USB charging slot is at the bottom while the 3.5mm audio jack and IR blaster are on the top.

The rear panel also houses the 13MP camera, LED flash, MI logo and also speaker unit located at the bottom. The front panel has 5 inch HD display, 5MP front camera, the usual set of sensors and the three capacitive buttons at the bottom. Overall, Redmi 3 is a compact, stylish and premium offering in the budget segment.

The phone comes with 5 inch HD display (1280 X 720p) display and the quality looks great.The colors are pretty vibrant and vivid and the touch response is very smooth. The viewing angles are also great. The phone also comes with 16GB internal storage which is expandable via the micro SD card. There is 10.95GB available in the first boot which is quite good.


The device is powered by Snapdragon 616 Octa core SoC and 2GB of RAM. It has Android 5.1 Lollipop with MIUI 7 and the performance in the initial use was very good, we didn’t notice any major issues in the first few hours of usage. We will have a detailed review of the device coming up soon, so stay tuned.

The phone has 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera with LED flash. We took few samples from the device and it looks quite decent for a budget phone. We will have the detailed review of the camera soon, so stay tuned.

On the connectivity front, the phone comes with 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, IR Blaster and micro USB charging slot. The phone is priced $106 and as of now not available in India. We will have the detailed review coming up on our blog soon, meanwhile do check out our YouTube channel for more videos on this device.

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Nirmal is a Technology Blogger and a Microsoft MVP in Windows. He can be contacted at You can find Nirmal on , and .

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