We were really happy about the Xiaomi Redmi 3 and we even called it the best cheap phone at the time of our review. The device had a to offer for a very low price. It seems like that Xiaomi wants to take cheap phones a new level with the Redmi 3 Pro. We have all the great features of the Redmi 3 but the company added some significant upgrades to the device. Learn more in our Xiaomi Redmi 3 unboxing and first impressions article.
Thanks to Giztop for sending Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro for a review
Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro: UNBOXING
The packaging is the same as the the one that came with the Redmi 3. The contents of the box include a power plug, USB cable, instruction manuals and SIM ejector pin.
The main specs of the Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro include a 5″ 720p display, octa-core Snapdragon 616 chip (up to 1.5GHz), 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage via the microSD card slot, 13MP camera on the back, 5MP shooter on the front, 4100mAh battery (non-removable), fingerprint scanner, dual-SIM support.
Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro: DESIGN and FIRST IMPRESSIONS
Once I first picked the phone up I noticed that the build quality is slightly better than the Redmi 3.
There is no major difference but the buttons have slightly better tactile feedback and there are absolutely no moving parts on the device (the Redmi 3’s back cover moved a little if pressed harder).
We have the same buttons and ports layout.
One of the major addition is a fingerprint scanner. I set it up initially and it works absolutely fine. It is fast, accurate and it automatically wakes the phone up from the standby mode and unlocks the device.
The initial impressions on the Redmi 3 Pro are nothing but positive. The device is compact, feels great in the hand and that gold colour review unit we have looks gorgeous.
We have spent just an hour with the device but everything is running fast and fluid. Keep in mind that the Chinese version does not have Google Services pre-installed but it is very easy to do that.
We will be using the Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro and testing it very carefully as always. Stay tuned to Gizmochina for a full review.