While some manufacturers compromise battery life in their efforts to produce the thinnest handset, it seems that Xiaomi didn’t receive that particular memo. Instead, the Chinese manufacturer has managed to cram a 4,000mAh battery into it’s latest smartphone that is just 8.65mm at its thickest point. The handset in question is the newly announced Redmi Note 3 which is available in 2 variants. Join us after the break for the specifications and price(s).
Boasting an all-metal chassis, the Remi Note 3 appears stylish, taking some inspiration from Apple (or HTC depending on which camp you fall under). On the front of the handset is the 5.5-inch Full HD display that adjusts the contrast and brightness of each pixel to achieve optimum viewing in bright light, while the rear panel features a fingerprint sensor that Xiaomi claims will unlock the phone in just 0.3 seconds. The rest of the internals are as follows:
MIUI 7 operating system
MediaTek Helio X10 Octa-core SoC
16GB/32GB Internal storage
13MP Rear camera with PDAF (Phase-Detection-Auto-Focus), 2-tone flash
5MP Front camera
Dual SIM support (both slots support 4G)
WiFi 802.11 AC
8.65mm at thickest point
Weight: 164 grams
Available in gold, silver, and dark gray
As mentioned, the Redmi Note 3 available in two variants; the model with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage is priced at just 899 Yuan ($140), while the higher-specced sibling boasts 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and a price of just 1,099 Yuan ($171). Whichever way you cut it, that’s a lot of phone and a massive amount of battery life for a very affordable price. That large battery, coupled with only a Full HD display, should see the Redmi Note 3 achieve impressive battery life. What do you make of the Redmi Note 3?