News & Reviews: Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
Apr 24, 2016
This week, Malaysia's telcos continued to battle it out. Celcom officially announced their FIRST Platinum plan with a number of extras like their first Home Broadband offering. Maxis also went official with their updated MaxisONE plans and shared Data Pool. Not much news from the other telcos except perhaps U Mobile offering free mobile Internet for Waze users and Digi's postpaid plan for students. Tune Talk also did their Indonesian-centric Bisa Pak, signalling perhaps more "innovative features" from other telcos coming soon.
Apr 18, 2016
If you know Xiaomi, then you should also know that they're quite popular for selling affordable and economical smartphones over the years. And even though that's the case, their smartphone devices are not to be underestimated as they perform quite well too. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is no exception, and for 2GB RAM + 16 storage at only RM749, while the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage (this is the one we're reviewing) priced at RM849, the Redmi Note 3 could be the affordable king of the year. The Redmi Note 3 is also the first Xiaomi device to go full metal and features their first fingerprint sensor, but how did the smartphone perform? Read below to find out.
Apr 17, 2016
In the near future, we should be able to expect a new phablet phone by Xiaomi with a screen size of 6.4 inches that may be named the Xiaomi Max. Before this, Xiaomi ran an online voting poll asking the Xiaomi community to vote on which name they would prefer for Xiaomi's next phone, and of course the Xiaomi Max ended up receiving the most votes. Now returning to today's topic, leaked photos of the Xiaomi Max front panel were scattered all over tech blogs yesterday.
The front panel features a massive 6.4-inch display, capacitive buttons at the bottom and compact side bezels. A physical home button is nowhere to be found, and that means if there is going to be a fingerprint scanner it might be made available at the back like the Redmi Note 3.
Apr 11, 2016
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is currently available in Malaysia since 6 April 2016 and currently cost RM749 for the 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM, while the 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM is priced at RM849. Both still have the all metal body and fingerprint sensor on the back, check out our unboxing video below!
Apr 10, 2016
The Redmi Note series Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 was made available in Malaysia on the Xiaomi store on 6th of April. Now Celcom has also made it available for you to purchase the phone through the Celcom FIRST plan. The Redmi Note 3 can be purchased from only RM428 with a 24-month contract. There are two available plans; one is the FIRST Gold plan, and the other is the First Blue plan.
Mar 31, 2016
The Xiaomi Mi 5 offers a curved ceramic back that looks both sleek and stylish. However, YouTuber Alex Wang wanted to see if it is also tough, which you can see in the scratch test video below. Tech specs include a Snapdragon 820 processor and 4GB of RAM with a 16MP 4-axis OIS rear camera.
The Mi 5 is still unreleased in China, but is set for a sale date of 6 April 2016. No Malaysia release dates or pricing details just yet for the Mi 5 but with the the recent Redmi Note 3 release here in Malaysia, we're hoping the Mi 5 gets here soon as well. In the meantime, check out the video for yourself... and stay tuned for the power drill.
Mar 29, 2016
After the recent media briefing and subsequent Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 first look video, the smartphone has been officially announced complete with pricing. As per previous reports, there will be two variants, one with 16GB storage and 2GB RAM for RM749 and another with 32GB storage and 3GB RAM at RM849. They will be available on 6 April 2016. Both still have the all metal body and fingerprint sensor on the back but the higher-end version has a 16MP rear camera while the lower priced version has a 13MP rear camera. Both still pack in a 4000 mAh battery but you can check out the complete tech specs below.
Mar 25, 2016
Yesterday, 24 March 2016, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 was announced, and we were able to get our hands-on the phone. The phone comes in two variants, 16GB with 2GB of dual channel RAM and 32GB with 3GB of dual channel RAM. As for the pricing, it will be announcing very soon on 29 March at 12 p.m. To recap the tech specs, here's what the Redmi Note 3 features:-
Mar 01, 2016
Mi Malaysia have announced that they will be launching the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 in April 2016 and are currently looking for 15 Mi Fans and first adopters for the smartphone. Featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650, fingerprint sensor, a premium metal body and 4000 mAh battery, the Redmi Note 3 offers some serious tech specs which you can try out for a period of 3 weeks. The registration period for the Redmi Note 3 Explorers Program (MALAYSIA) is until 6 March 2016 at 12pm.
The 15 Mi Explorers who have registered at the site will be announced on 7 March 2016 while the phones themselves will be sent out from 8 March 2016 till 11 March 2016. There will be a set of missions to complete and Mi Explorers must write a full review on the Redmi Note 3, afterwhich they will be able to keep the phone, provided they've done all the missions and followed the terms and conditions. No official Malaysia release dates or pricing details yet but the Redmi Note 3 is currently going from RM688 on unofficial channels.
Jan 15, 2016
You may already be aware that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is already out for quite some time now, well there's a new version of it (Redmi Note 3 Pro) and this time it's equipped with the Snapdragon 650 processor (previously it was MediaTek Helio X10). The processor is also backed up by 2x Cortex A72 cores and 4x Cortex A53 cores, with Adreno 510 GPU. Despite the upgrade, Xiaomi decided to put the price CNY 999 (around RM662) only, so this makes the device the most cheapest and powerful mid-range smartphone available right now.
New Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 tech specs:-
- Snapdragon 650 processor + 2x Cortex A72 cores and 4x Cortex A53 cores, with Adreno 510 GPU
- 2GB or 3GB RAM
- 16GB or 32GB internal storage
- 5.5-inch FHD 1080p
- 16MP rear camera (with ultra-fast PDAF) + 5MP front camera
- Fingerprint sensor, Sunlight display
- 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, GLONASS, VoLTE and USB OTG connectivity
- MIUI 7
- 4050 mAh battery