Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (SIM Free)
Xiaomi have taken the smartphone world by storm in the past few years. A hugely popular brand in their native China, Xiaomi phones are now a symbol for affordable and reliable devices across the globe.
The Redmi Note 3 is a testament to how far a couple of hunded pounds can now go in modern technology. A large 5.5 inch full high definition screen and extra large 4,050 mAh battery are key specifications. Also included is a powerful mid-high range Snapdragon processor and detailed camera technology.
Powered with Xiaomi's MIUI enhanced version of Android 6, the Redmi Note 3 is a brilliant phone that doesn't hurt the wallet.
All Clove Technology's Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 stock is provided SIM Free and factory unlocked. Simply add your SIM card for voice & data connectivity.
This is EU stock, certified for use on all EU & UK networks. For LTE support outside of Europe, please check compatibility from the specifications for your local network provider.
Reasons to buy the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
- Large 5.5" Full HD screen
- 1.8 GHz Hexa-Core Snapdragon 650 processor
- 16 GB storage / 2GB RAM / micro SD compatible
- 16 MP main camera with 78° wide-angle lens and PDAF
- 5 MP selfie camera
- Fingerprint Sensor
- Intuitive MIUI interface built on Android 6.0
- Infrared blaster with MI Universal Remote App
- Dual SIM
Colour and memory variants
Clove Technology supply the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 in Gold or Silver colours with a 16GB storage / 2GB RAM configuration.
Different configurations may be available in other regions.
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (SIM Free & Unlocked)
- 2 pin EU mains charger
- USB cable
- SIM tool
If you're looking for modern features and an affordable price tag then the Redmi Note 3 from Xiaomi is an excellent choice.
The 5.5" Full HD screen and seamless metallic frame let the phone sit comfortably next to competitors' devices which may cost more than twice the price.
The bright display is perfect for streaming videos, browsing the web and playing games. There is also a built-in universal remote control thanks to the Infrared blaster, enhanced audio for music lovers and high-end wireless connectivity options.
Xiaomi's Redmi Note 3 is manufactured with a seamless textured metal casing at a thin 8.65 mm profile.
Even with a large 4,050 mAh battery, the phone remains lightweight. This is thanks to high-density 690 Wh/L technology which puts more capacity in a smaller area.
The internal components have also been arranged thoughtfully to maximise the available space for battery cells. Even the radio antennae has been carefully embedded within the curved back cover to best use the space.
Redmi Note 3's edges are curved from front to back for a smooth, comfortable grip, which glides into the curved-edge 2.5D glass on the screen.
A standard micro USB port sits on the base of the phone. Power and volume buttons are on the right edge, with a 3.5mm audio jack and Infrared blaster on the top. Soft-touch Android control keys are found on the bottom bezel.
On the rear of the phone the camera sits flush with no bump and there are 132 precision drilled holes for the speaker. Just underneath these is an almost imperceptible 1mm fulcrum point that stops the phone from sliding on slick surfaces.
This version of the Redmi Note 3 is powered by a Qualcomm 650 Snapdragon processor and 2GB of RAM.
With a 1.8GHz Hexa(6)Core system, this isn't the most powerful mobile chip now available. It does, however, offer an excellent compromise between performance and affordability.
This is really key to the Note 3's appeal. The phone still has the processing power to deal with pretty much all the average user will be doing, without paying extra for tweaks in performance many will never notice.
Photo quality can make or break a new smartphone's popularity.
Xiaomi understand this, and even though the Note 3 is at a price range where camera quality can often suffer, an impressive 16 MP sensor is included.
A 5-element lens with ƒ/2.0 aperture is designed to let in a generous amount of light. Modern Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) is also provided for high speed focussing - perfect for taking detailed images without spending forever lining them up.
Other features include a two-tone LED flash, enhancements for taking pictures in low light, HDR, Panorama, Burst and Real-time filters.
At 5 megapixels, the selfie camera is a fairly standard resolution. This does also have a large ƒ/2.0 aperture for increased light.
A built-in photo editor lets you enhance your photos before sharing them. Using the editor you can crop and rotate images, add doodles, or choose from 1 of 9 photo filters. Adjust saturation, brightness, and contrast to create beautiful effects.
The 4,050 mAh battery installed in the Redmi Note 3 provides an incredible lifespan. This is around 30-40% larger than other leading Android brands with similar screen sizes and processors.
The battery is non removable and compatible with micro USB chargers up to 2A.
Xiaomi have also installed their own MIUI skinned version of Android 6.0.
This includes system applications such as Phone, Messages, Email and Calculator that have been thoroughly redeveloped over the the original Android apps. This improves performance as the system apps are tailored to each Xiaomi phone.
A powerful Themes engine is also available so you can personalise the phone's look. With all of the system apps being deeply integrated with MIUI, when you change Theme, everything can get reskinned, not just the wallpapers and icon packs.
As your Xiaomi phone has an Infrared blaster, then you can take advantage of the Xiaomi Universal Remote application. Thousands of manufacturers, brands and applications are supported.
Several backup options are available in today's digital world Xiaomi Mi Cloud provides a system which works across all Xiaomi devices and can be accessed independently through any web browser.
Being developed and released throughout 2016, Xiaomi are updating the MIUI to version 8 on all major devices.
New features include:
- Inline edits to lines in the Calculator app
- Built in currency, weight, distance and other mathematical / SI conversions
- Redesigned photo gallery
- Powerful photo editing suite
- On board video editing (trim / add text & music / post-production filters & effects)
- Redesigned Notes application
- Run dual accounts for many apps
- Set fingerprints and passcodes to access different user profiles
- Add shortcuts to the floating 'quick ball' for improved one-handed control
- Crop and edit (draw on) screenshots before saving
- Improved text shortcuts for speed typing
- Search for registered businesses directly in the dialler app
- Contextual prompts appear on messages and emails to complete actions
|SIM Free & Unlocked||Yes|
|Custom Skin||MIUI 7|
|Speed||1.8 GHz Hexa Core|
|Make/Model||Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 MSM8956|
|Other||Adreno 510 GPU|
|Capacity (Up to)||32 GB|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 (~403 ppi)|
|Other||Sunlight display, Night display, Reading mode, Color temperature adjustment|
|Frequencies||850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz|
|Frequencies||850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps|
|Frequencies||LTE bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)|
|Speed||LTE-A Cat6 300/50 Mbps|
|Functions||LE, A2DP, HID|
|Version||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 / 5 GHz)|
|Data||micro USB v.2.0|
|Power||micro USB v.2.0|
|Video Out||Yes, wireless via Miracast / Google Home|
|Hardware Buttons||Power / Volume / Fingerprint Sensor|
|Antenna Type||GPS / GLONASS / Beidou|
|Built-in Software||Google Maps|
|Flash||Auto focus and dual tone LED flash|
|Camera Lens||5-element lens, ƒ/2.0 aperture.78° wide-angle|
|Other||PDAF, Low light enhancement, HDR, Panorama, Burst mode, Face recognition, Real-time filters|
|Front Facing Camera||Yes|
|Type||5MP, ƒ/2.0 large aperture|
|Formats||PCM / AAC / AAC / eAAC / MP3 / AMR-NB/WB / FLAC / APE / WAV|
|Formats||MP4 / M4V / MKV / XVID / ASF|
|Near Field Communication|
|Dimensions||150 x 76 x 8.65 mm|
|Software||MIUI interface & themes, Google Play, Google Apps|
The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link: http://www.clove.co.uk/international-customers.aspx
Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?
Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with GSM networks around the world.
Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.
Is this phone brand new?
Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.
Is there any network/operator branding?
No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.
What SIM card does this phone use?
This is a DUAL SIM phone. The phone takes 1x micro SIM and 1x nano SIM card.
Both can use data connectivity, although only one can be active for data (the other remains on GSM voice/text).
Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?
Yes – this phone supports up to 128 GB of external storage.
The SD slot takes the place of SIM 1. If you choose to use a memory card then you cannot use the dual SIM functionality.
Is this handset LTE compatible?
Yes on international LTE Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500).
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