Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro – Snapdragon 650 and 4K Camera

The Redmi Note 3 Pro version packs a new Snapdragon 650 Hexacore chipset, Adreno 510 and some minor changes to an already popular midranger.

Highlights of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro:

  • New Chipset Qualcomms Snapdragon 650, Hexacore Processor
  • Adreno 510 Graphics chipset
  • 2 and 3 GB versions available
  • 16 MP PDAF Camera
  • 4050mAh Battery
  • 5.5 inch, IPS, 1080p or FHD Display
  • Runs the latest MIUI 7 OS
  • All Metal Build
  • Rear Biometric Fingerprint Scanner

Some Limitations:

  • No Expandable Storage Support
  • No USB Type C

SpecsXiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 650, 1.8GHz Hexacore
GPU: Adreno 510
MemoryRAM: 2 or 3 GB RAM LPDDR3
ROM: 16 or 32 GB
OSMIUI 7 (based on Android 5.1 Lollipop)
Display5.5 inch, IPS, 72.4% screen to body ratio
1920 x 1080 pixels, 403 ppi, Reading Mode
Main Camera16 MP, Dual Image Processor, 78 degrees wide angle, f/2.0 Aperture, beautify, face detection, Dual Tone LED Flash
Front Camera5.0 MP, f/2.0 Aperture
NetworksDual Micro SIM
2G: GSM 900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz
4G: FDD-LTE 1800/2100/2600MHz
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.1 (A2DP, LE), MicroUSB 2.0 (USB OTG)
FeaturesBiometric Fingerprint Scanner
SensorsLight, Proximity, Hall, Gyroscope, E-Compass, Fingeprint Sensor
PositioningGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
Interface1x MicroUSB 2.0
1x 3.5mm Audio Port
2x MicroSIM Card Slot
Dimensions150 x 76 x 8.6 mm
Weight: 168g
Batterybuilt-in 4050mAh (690Wh/L)

AVAILABILITY (Updated December 16, 2016)

International Version

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro retails at $209 – Buy here

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 How different is the Pro from the Standard Note 3?

Chipset and that’s it, The Standard Note 3 came with Mediatek Helio X10 Chipset. On the other hand, Pro version is said to come with Qualcomms Snapdragon 650 processor with a new Adreno 510 Graphics on board. It is a Hexacore processor under the ARM big.Little design (2 Cortex A72 cores at 1.8GHz and Four Cortex A53 cores at 1.2GHz). Qualcomm’s new chipset is expected to be more efficient than with better handing on multitasking, but that’s still to be determine. As there is still no comparison between the HelioX10 and Snapdragon 650. Anyway, the Pro will also come with 2 models available, a base model (2 GB RAM and 16 GB storage) and an advance model (3 GB RAM and 32 GB Storage). Sadly, there is still no Expandable storage support. Furthermore, the phone will run the latest MIUI 7 OS (a customized skin Android base on Android 5.1 Lollipop. Don’t worry, Marshmallow upgrade is in the works.

Despite the upgraded chipset, still the camera will only feature 1080p video recording, so no 4K video. But you do have option for slow motion recording via 720p @ 120 fps.

Similar Design

In terms of appearance, the Redmi Note 3 Pro will be sporting the same aesthetics and construction with the Standard version. An all Metal (Aluminum) exterior and also at the rear is a Biometric Fingerprint Scanner. It is a 5.5 incher with a 1080p or FHD resolution display with roughly about 400+ ppi. The Note 3 Pro also advertise night time reading mode and better adaptive brightness.

Furthermore, the Note 3 Pro also packs a massive 4050mAh battery, (minor upgrade to the 4000mAh) carry this capacity makes it a bit chunky, but at just 8.6mm overall thickness, it’s acceptable.

Slightly bumped Camera

The camera bares similar features to the standard version, but the Pixels are bumped to 16 Megapixel and features PDAF (Phase Detection Autofocus) Camera with a fast 0.1s fast focus time (as advertised). The camera will also feature f/2.0 Aperture lens and dual Tone LED Flash. The front camera will also feature a wide angle lens, beautify mode and 1080p video capture.

A surge in demand, a bump in prices

It’s not uncommon to see prices to increase even though the phone is still at its presale stage. Although Xiaomi did announce it to only be $150, reseller prices will be much higher. Compared to the standard version, it seems that the Pro might be a better pick. Considering the new Adreno Chipsets, and Qualcomms claim of better performance, the Pro version will likely be a better deal. Also worth noting that aside from the chipset, the camera has received a bump to 16 MP (from 13 MP) and the battery at 4050mAh (from 4000). Which are frankly very minimal changes.

Note: You can compared this phone with other phones in the same category here: Smartphone Guide

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Highlights of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro:

  • New Chipset Qualcomms Snapdragon 650, Hexacore Processor
  • Adreno 510 Graphics chipset
  • 2 and 3 GB versions available
  • 16 MP PDAF Camera
  • 4050mAh Battery
  • 5.5 inch, IPS, 1080p or FHD Display
  • Runs the latest MIUI 7 OS
  • All Metal Build
  • Rear Biometric Fingerprint Scanner

Some Limitations:

  • No Expandable Storage Support
  • No USB Type C
AVAILABILITY (Updated December 16, 2016)

International Version

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro retails at $209 – Buy here

You may be interested:

Flash or Limited Time Sales (updated)

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