Xiaomi is expected to launch its new budget smartphone Redmi 3 Pro onApril 22nd, 2017. Default operating system on this device is Android v5.1 (Lollipop), it is expected that the device might get an upgrade to Android 6 (Marshmallow). Moreover, the smartphone arrives with MIUI 7.1 skin, which means that the theme or user interface on the device is designed by the company. Mi users have provided best reviews for Mi on the global platform. Xiaomi has provided updates to its UI on regular intervals enhancing the user experience. The smartphone will be dual SIM enabled with a hybrid supporting GSM type nano-sized SIM cards. All the network bands of India are supported by this smartphone. A dedicated fingerprint sensor is provided for fast unlocking and other extraordinary features.
Design and Display
This device has dimensions 139.3 x 69.6 x 144 mm. It weighs 144 grammes which is less than other devices in thesame budget. Build material on this device on front and rear is metal. Redmi 3 Pro will be available in 3 color variants namely gold, grey and silver. It sports a huge 5.0 inches display. It is a medium screen device which fits in hand very easily. The screen resolution on this device is HD (720p) which means sharper display. This device has a pixel density of 294ppi which provides elegant views at different angles. The display on this device is IPS LCD type and shows images which look realistic, and it performs better than an LCD in bright environment conditions. It works on thecapacitivetouchscreen which means the device can operate even with a light touch, multi-touch up to 10 points is enabled on this device. Screen to body ratio is 70.92% for this device which means the screen covers majority body of thesmartphone. Higher the screen to body ratio more is the area covered by the display.
Performance and Storage
Compared to many other smartphones in the same pricerange, this device’s performance can be rated very good. Redmi 3 Pro performs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939 processor. It is an octa-core processor consisting a Cortex A53 quad-core chip clocked at 1.5GHz and another Cortex A53 chip clocked at 1.2GHz. The processor has a 64-bit architecture ensuring smooth device performance. 64-bit architecture is capable of storinga high number of computational values, better encryption and more power efficiency. Some smartphone users love to play android games which require more graphics. High-end graphics aren’t a problem for this smartphone because the processor has Adreno 405 GPU inbuilt. Redmi 3 Pro arrives with 3GB RAM which ensures better multi-tasking and lags free performance. Inbuilt storage on this device is 32GB and memory can be expanded up to 128GB using a microSDcard.
Camera and Battery
There are two cameras on this device a primary camera and a secondary camera. Primary Camera (Rear camera) is the13MP camera. It is enabled with phase detection auto-focus. The rear camera has aperture f2.0 and is supported by LED flash. Images captured by therear camera has the resolution 4128 x 3096 pixels. One can set exposure and ISO for therear camera from thesettings menu. Users can shoot images with thebest quality using High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode otherwise by default mode is continuous shooting mode. The rear camera has features like touch to focus, digital image stabilisation, autoflash etc. Videos can be recorded in full HD @30 frames per second. The front camera has 5MP resolution and has an aperture of 2.2f. There is no front flash provided still the image resolution for front camera is very good. Redmi 3 Pro is a powered device by a 4100mAh Li-ion type battery, and it cannot be replaced by the user.
Network and Connectivity
This device is a dual SIM device, and both the slots support GSM type nano-sized SIM cards. SIM 1 supports all the three networks which are 4G (Indian bands), 3G and 2G whereas SIM 2 supports only 2G network. The Internet can be connected wirelessly using Wi-Fi facility provide on this device. Moreover, data can also be shared using mobile hotspot feature. Bluetooth v4.1 is provided for better connectivity with other Bluetooth supported devices. Navigation and searching can be done using inbuilt GPS.
Other media features like radio, loudspeaker and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Special feature on this device is a fingerprint sensor which is not provided in other smartphone of thesame budget. Several other sensors are provided namely, proximity sensor, light sensor, compass, gyroscope and accelerometer.
XiaomiRedmi 3 Pro price in India is expected to be 10k. If a user doesn’t want to go for theexpensive device and thelow-budget device can be helpful to him, then this one is the best choice.