Xiaomi has finally introduced the Redmi Note 3 in India at an event held in New Delhi. The device is priced at Rs 9,999 for the 16GB variant and Rs 11,999 for 32GB variant. It is said to be the first ever Redmi smartphone to come with fingerprint sensor. It will be available in silver, gold and dark grey color variants. We got the chance to spend very limited time with the device and here’s what we think about it.
Design and build
A glance at the Redmi Note 3 appeared strikingly similar to the most recent Meizu devices. At 165 grams, it was lightweight for a phablet that size and easy to hold and use with one hand. The Redmi Note 3 also brings a few firsts for the company. For instance, it comes equipped with a fingerprint scanner that is slowly yet steadily becoming a standard among smartphones and a unibody alloy chassis.
We saw a silver, white and what looked like a rose gold model. The curvy edges and glossy colour options coupled with light weight and slim body give it a stylish look. It felt sturdy in hands, but we would like to hold that opinion till we get to spend some quality time with the device. All in all, its a blend of good looks with some great colour options.