Following the success of the Redmi 2 Prime, Xiaomi has launched the Redmi 3 in international markets, and we believe that it will be heading to our shores shortly. We expect it to be priced around the Rs 8,000 mark in India as it has a price tag of 699 Yuan (US$ 107) or approximately Rs 7,140 in China.
The Xiaomi Redmi 3 has taken cues from the more premium phones in the Xiaomi line-up. It has a metal body with a very interesting diamond pattern on the rear and it has rounded corners. The front panel doesn’t have any premium design element though. The Redmi 3 phone measures 139.3 x 69.4 x 8.5 mm and weighs 144 grams.
The Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime also looks quite similar from the front but it does not have any special design element in its back panel as the Redmi 3. The Redmi 2 Prime measures 134 x 67.2 x 9.4 mm and tips the scales at 133 grams.
Without any doubt, the Redmi 3 is our choice in terms of design and Xiao
The Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime has a 4.7 inch IPS display with high definition or 720 x 1280 pixels resolution of and its display has Dragon Trail Glass as well. While the Xiaomi Redmi 3 has a 5 inch IPS display with a resolution of 720 x 1280. The display is sure to have some sort of protection, but the details are not available as yet.
Processor & Memory
The Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime has a quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 410 processor which runs with 2 GB of RAM. It has 16 GB of internal storage which can be expanded by up to 32 GB via a microSD card.
The Xiaomi Redmi 3 is armed with a newer midrange processor, the Snapdragon 616, which is an octa-core unit clocked at 1.5 GHz. The Redmi 3 has 2 GB RAM as well as 16 GB of internal memory and 128 GB micro SD card slot.
The Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime runs on Android KitKat, but has the latest MIUI 6.0. It will soon get the Android Lollipop based MIUI 7 update as well. On the other hand, being the new device, the Xiaomi Redmi 3 comes installed with the MIUI 7.
The Xiaomi Redmi 3 has a 4100 mAh battery, while the Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime has a 2200 mAh battery.
The Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime has an 8 megapixel primary camera; with auto-focus, geo-tagging, smile detection, flash, HDR, and video recording at 1080p at 30 fps. In its front lies a 2 megapixel camera that can record videos at 720p.
The Xiaomi Redmi 3 has a 13 megapixel primary camera with an aperture of f/2.2, phase detection autofocus, flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, smile detection, HDR, and video recording. For selfies, it offers a 5 megapixel shooter with an aperture of f/2.2.
The Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime is a dual-SIM phone with 4G, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, and WiFi. The Xiaomi Redmi 3 is the same, but it has a hybrid dual-SIM slot, where the second slot can either be used for storage or your second SIM card.
The Xiaomi Redmi 3 represents a great upgrade from the Redmi Prime 2, as it has a mid-range processor from Snapdragon instead of the budget one, and it has a great body with an improved camera and a far bigger battery too. This phone represents a significant evolution from the Redmi Prime 2, and it has been a long time coming. We expect this phone to draw the same attention and craze that the Redmi 1s and Redmi 2 Prime did.