If you want an iPhone but couldn’t justify its high price tag or a Xiaomi Mi 6 but wished its screen was larger, then you’ll find what you were looking for in the Xiaomi Mi Note 3. It is one of Xiaomi’s mid-range models which look like a bigger version of Mi 6 but offer a nice feel similar to Apple smartphones. Here’s a rundown of its specifications and features.
First off, the Mi Note 3’s exterior is nearly similar to the Mi 6 with a slightly bigger dimension. It also looks good and feels nice in the hand due to its 3D glass back with a top-of-the-line 7000-series aluminum chassis. Aside from that, you can see a fingerprint scanner in front which is neatly placed inside a glass layer.
Full HD Display
As for the display, the Mi Note 3 comes with a 5.5-inch display with a Full HD resolution and a 2.5D curved glass finish. Its display hosts a pixel resolution of 1920x1080 resulting in an impressive color reproduction of 401PPI. The Mi Note 3 has an IPS (In-Plane Switching) panel which is resistant to scratches and has rounded corners at the sides. It offers decent viewing angles much like other flagship smartphones on the market. The Mi Note 3’s display also offers good readability outdoors and provides enough brightness that combines with its automatic contrast to deliver an impressive viewing experience.
Under the Mi Note 3’s hood lies a Snapdragon 660 processor with 8 Kyro 260 cores clocked at 2.2 GHz and an Adreno 512 GPU. In terms of memory, the device comes with a 6 GB of RAM and a 16 GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 128 GB using a micro SD card. As for the software, the Mi Note 3 runs on the MIUI 9 which can be upgraded to Android Nougat.
In the optics department, the Mi Note 3 has the same dual 12-MP camera set up of the Mi 6 which is situated at the back of the device. This camera setup includes a 12 MP wide-angle sensor and a 12 MP telephoto snapper which can facilitate 2x optical zoom. Fortunately, Xiaomi has also integrated a 4-axis optical image stabilization into the Mi Note 3 that helps produce good quality photos. When it comes to the front-facing camera, the Mi Note 3 boasts a 16 MP front snapper which is much better than the 8 MP sensor of the Mi 6.
Huawei left no stone unturned in terms of providing the Mi Note 3 with connectivity options. Aside from having a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, the handset supports virtually all cellular networks, from 2G to VoLTE. In addition, the Mi Note 3 supports 2x2 MIMO dual band WiFi and has a USB Type-C port to quickly pump power into its 3,500-mAh battery.