Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Gold (MTK)
|Codename||kate (Special Edition Snapdragon)|
|Slogan||Rise to Power|
|First released||Snapdragon: February 2016|
India: March 2016
MediaTek: November 2015
|Predecessor||Redmi Note 2|
|Successor||Redmi Note 4|
|Mass||164 g (5.8 oz)|
|Operating system||Snapdragon:Android 5.1.1 "Lollipop"
upgradeable to: Android 6.0.1 "Marshmallow"MediaTek:Android 5.0.2 "Lollipop"
|System on chip||Qualcomm MSM8956 Snapdragon 650 |
MediaTek MT6795 Helio X10
Hexa-core (4x1.4GHz Cortex-A53 & 2x1.8GHz Cortex-A72)
Octa-core 2.0GHz Cortex-A53
|Memory||2GB(Std. version) or 3GB(High version)|
|Storage||16GB(Std. version) or 32GB(High version)|
|Removable storage||Only Snapdragon Version|
Supports up to 256 GB
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po 4050 mAh battery|
|Display||5.5 in (140 mm) IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen|
1080 x 1920 pixels, ~403 ppi, 16M colors
|Rear camera||Samsung S5K3P3 16MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash (Snapdragon Edition) Samsung S5K3M2 13 MP Camera (Mediatek Edition)|
|Front camera||OmniVision OV5670 5MP, f/2.0 Camera|
- The MediaTek variant (codename hennessey) was released on November 24, 2015.
- The Snapdragon variant (codename kenzo) was launched on February, 2016.
- Redmi Note 3 Special Edition (codename kate) was launched on June 2016, it features an upgraded modem and new housing, all the specifications except modem are the same as in kenzo.
All variants include a 5.5 in (140 mm) 1080p display, 2 GB or 3 GB RAM, 16 GB or 32 GB eMMC 5.0 Flash, a 5MP front camera, non-removable Li-Po 4050 mAh battery and it supports 802.11b/g/n/ac networks on both the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands. Phones also support two SIM cards or a SIM card + microSDHC card because one SIM card and the microSDHC card share the same physical tray slot.
One notable difference between the MediaTek and Qualcomm variants of the phone is the primary camera. The Mediatek phone uses a less powerful 13MP camera sensor, whereas this is upgraded to a 16MP sensor on the Qualcomm models.
The Snapdragon versions use a special display technology known as 'Sunlight Display' in which the phone detects the ambient light and makes pixel level adjustments in order to be better legible in the sunlight. It also features a blue light filter for low light night reading.
Another notable feature of the phone is the presence of a finger-print sensor at the back. It is not only fast but very accurate as well. It can be used from all directions and can unlock the phone in around 0.1 seconds. It can also be used for capturing images via the front or the rear cameras.
Kenzo runs on an Android based MIUI 7 OS which was upgraded to MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0 and then to the newest MIUI 9. Many custom Android ROMs are available for this device; notable examples are MIUI 9 based on Android 7.0, CyanogenMod 13 and 14 (based on Android Marshmallow and Nougat, respectively), Lineage OS 13, 14, 15 and an unstable port of Sailfish OS.
Kate came with MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0 which can be upgraded to latest MIUI 10.
Although both Snapdragon based variants are similar their ROMs are not compatible with each other and installing the wrong one may cause break down of the device.
Mediatek variant runs on MIUI 7, upgraded to the newest MIUI 9 but will not get MIUI 10.
On 21 December 2018, Xiaomi announced end of software support for the phone. In January 2019, it received its final MIUI update.
On August 25, 2016, Xiaomi reported it had sold around 1.75 million units since March 2016. It also became the highest-shipped smartphone in India's online market in Q2 2016. It also became India's best online selling phone after it sold 2.3 million units until September 2016.
In September 2017, InsightPortal reported the phone ranked 10th in their list of top ten devices worldwide with a market share of 1.1%.
- Processor: Qualcomm or Mediatek
- Modem: Qualcomm or Mediatek
- PMIC: Qualcomm or Mediatek
- Wifi/Bluetooth: Qualcomm or Mediatek
- Display panel: Sharp, Tianma, Boe
- Touch: Focaltech, Atmel
- Camera: Samsung, OmniVision
- Battery: Sunwoda, Coslight
- Fingerprint: FPC, Goodix
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 4.10|
|Number of SIMs||2|
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