Xiaomi 'Redmi Note 3 Pro' review with 5.5 inch large screen & fingerprint authentication function even though it is cheap

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has created enthusiastic fans not only in China but around the world by selling performance equal to or better than rival companies at overwhelmingly cheap prices. In order to find out how powerful the low-priced model of Xiaomi's smartphone, which is sometimes whispered when pricing without profitability, the higher version of the ' Redmi Note 3' series equipped with a 5.5-inch large screen display, 'Redmi Note 3 Pro' I tried using.

Redmi Note 3 --Mi Global Home


◆ Appearance check
'Xiaomi Redmi Note 3' is a white package.

Redmi is the name given to Xiaomi's low-priced products. 'Note' refers to the large screen series. The third generation Redmi Note 3 comes in two types: the 'Redmi Note 3 Pro' model with

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 650 on the SoC and the standard model with MediaTek's Helio X10 on the SoC. This terminal is a Pro model equipped with Snapdragon 650.

The contents were the Redmi Note 3 Pro main unit, Micro-USB cable, charging adapter, brief explanation card and pin for removing the SIM slot.

Peel off the protective film at once.

Redmi Note 3 is equipped with a 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080) LCD. There are two types of SoC, Snapdragon 650 (6 cores), memory / storage 2GB / 16GB model and 3GB / 32GB model.

Various stickers are attached to the transparent film on the back, but the stickers can be removed by peeling off the film.

This time we will review the silver color. The size is 150 mm long x 76 mm wide x 8.65 mm thick and weighs 164 g. The back is made of aluminum.

A front camera with an F value of 2.0 and 5 million pixels is mounted on the upper part of the surface.

Power button and volume button on the right side.

SIM card slot on the left side.

A micro SIM card and a microSD card / nano SIM card can be set in the SIM slot.

Infrared sensor, earphone jack, microphone on the top.

Microphone and Micro-USB port on the bottom.

The rear camera with an F value of 2.0 and 16 million pixels is HDR compatible and equipped with dual LED flash. There is also a fingerprint sensor under the camera. The top and bottom of the back are made of resin, so it is not a full metal body.

There is a speaker at the bottom of the back.

◆ I tried using it
·Localizing into Japanese
Redmi Note 3 uses Android's fork OS 'MIUI'. As with the Google Play app, you can use the Android app, but it has an iOS-like design with no drawer and all apps are displayed on the home screen.

Since it is displayed in English in the initial state, first switch to Japanese display. Tap 'Setting' to bring up the setting screen.

Tap 'Additional settings'.

Tap 'Language & input'.

Tap 'Language'.

If you select 'Japanese', it's OK.

I was able to change to Japanese notation like this.

However, since there is no 'Japan' in the locale (Locale) selection, it is not completely compatible with Japanese. For example, if the locale is China, the dial screen will look like this.

First, let's check the detailed specifications with the application 'CPU-Z'.

SoC is Snapdragon 650 (6 cores), 5.5 inch (1080 x 1920) display, memory is 2GB, storage is 16GB.

The OS is MIUI Global 7.1 based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, and the battery capacity is 4000mAh.

I tried to operate it at once. You can check how the image can be read according to the scroll even in the article of GIGAZINE containing a large number of images in the following movie.

Xiaomi's 5.5-inch large screen smartphone 'Redmi Note 3 Pro' has a crisp and comfortable operation like this --YouTube

Very good operability. It is very comfortable to use without getting stuck in loading web pages or playing movies.

That should be it, the score in the benchmark software 'AnTuTu' is '73457'. The Snapdragon 650 has specifications that surpass Qualcomm's previous high-end SoC 'Snapdragon 810', and even with the current SoC, it is the first high performance that is located in the upper middle. SoCs are unlikely to be a bottleneck for general use, which is amazing for the Xiaomi lineup on low-end models.

In addition, in order to compare the performance, we prepared a standard model Redmi Note 3 (2GB memory, 16GB storage) equipped with Helio X10 in the SoC.

Redmi Note 3 Pro on the left and Redmi Note 3 on the right. Not to mention the appearance, it is exactly the same terminal except for SoC.

The benchmark result of AnTutu is Redmi Note 3 Pro with over 70,000 points, while the standard model Redmi Note 3 is '48299'. The performance difference is clear. By the way, there is almost no price difference between Redmi Note 3 Pro and Redmi Note 3, so Redmi Note 3 Pro is overwhelmingly recommended.

Redmi Note 3 Pro is, of course, a SIM-free device. The supported LTE bands are 1800MHz (3) / 2100MHz (1) / 2600MHz (7).

Try Y! Insert the mobile SIM card, set APN to 'plus.acs.jp', user name to 'ym', password to 'ym', MMC to '440', MNC to '20', and authentication type to 'CHAP'. When I set it, I caught the radio wave without any problem.

Next is the au SIM card. The au SIM card was nano SIM size, so you can install it in the SIM2 slot shared with the microSD card.

APN is 'uno.au-net.ne.jp', user name is '[email protected]', password is 'KpyrR6BP', MCC is '440', MNC is '50', authentication When I set the type to 'CHAP', I caught the radio wave without any problem.

Micro SIM size Y! Insert a mobile SIM card and two nano SIM size au SIM cards.

It is possible to switch mobile lines by switching from 'SIM cards & mobile networks' to 'Internet' and performing activation work.

Internet line Y! It was also possible to make a call with an au number while specifying it as mobile.

The 16-megapixel rear camera is attractive not only for its image quality but also for its abundant filters.

Take a picture with Xiaomi's 5.5-inch large screen smartphone 'Redmi Note 3 Pro' --YouTube

As you can see from the movie, if you turn down the volume and set it to vibrate, the shutter sound will not sound when shooting. There is also a high-speed continuous shooting function that allows you to shoot 20 consecutive shots at once by pressing and holding the volume '-' button set on the shutter.

There are also abundant and convenient filters that can be displayed immediately by swiping the screen. Mosaic ...

Make it look like a sketch ...

You can easily take unique pictures by using the symmetrical mirror mode.

Since the Redmi Note 3 Pro is equipped with the Snapdragon 650, it was the first time in high performance that there was almost no dissatisfaction with everyday use. Xiaomi's custom ROM 'MIUI 7' is good, and there are no pre-installed apps that cannot be uninstalled, so when it comes to speed, it's crispy, reminiscent of the Nexus series. It has a comfort that is incomparable to Android devices with pre-installed apps from major domestic carriers.

The fingerprint authentication function is also very comfortable. The fingerprint authentication sensor, which is located at the top of the back panel where the index finger naturally hits, has perfect authentication accuracy, and once you get used to the ease of unlocking the home screen by just touching it with your finger even in sleep mode, there is no fingerprint authentication function. It has the comfort that makes you feel like you can't go back to your smartphone. Not only the performance but also the texture of the body is perfect, and it looks like a low-priced product. The only difficulty I felt was the display with intense reflections. However, there was no problem except in direct sunlight.

At the time of writing the article, Redmi Note 3 Pro with 2GB / 16GB memory / storage is a super-discount price of 19,091 yen ($ 169.99) at GearBest, an online shop that supports shipping to Japan. To be honest, it is better than ASUS ZenFone 2 (ZE551 ML) and Huawei's P8 lite, which are likely to become rivals in Japan's popular SIM-free smartphones. The Redmi Note 3 Pro was a terminal that made me wonder if smartphones in the 20,000 yen class have reached this level.

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