Last year when the second-gen Xiaomi Mi Note 2 was launched, it filled all the gaps left after the Xiaomi Mi 5S and Mi 5S Plus. Moreover, its release event also revealed a new line smartphone dubbed as the Xiaomi Mi MIX. Both devices were accepted with applauds. The same has been expected to happen this year. We knew the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 will be designed by Philippe Starck again. This promised to be a dream phone. As for the Xiaomi Mi Note 3, it has been rumoured to be the only large screen handset. Therefore, no Xiaomi Mi 6 Plus should come. These two devices were launched along with the new Xiaomi Notebook Pro. But if the Mi MIX 2 causes no questions, because it sports a great design and many good hardware features, we can’t say the same for the Xiaomi Mi Note 3. The latter is a good device with a decent list of awesome features. But we should think about the niche and category it has been designed for.
Unlike the previous model, which came with a dual-curved screen, the Xiaomi Mi Note 3 sports a design identical to the most Xiaomi phone, the Mi 6. It’s only a bit larger in size due to a 5.5-inch screen. However, it uses the same four-sided curved glass body, but the stainless steel frame found on the Mi 6 is replaced with a 7 series of aviation aluminum. That’s why it’s lighter than the aforementioned phone, though it is larger. Moreover, it’s lighter by 25 grams than the iPhone 7 Plus. By the way, this is the second case today, when Xiaomi compares its phones with the Apple iPhone 7 Plus.
As for the key features, the Xiaomi Mi Note 3 sports a 5.5-inch 1080p resolution screen with eye protection (550nit highlight screen + sun screen) that also supports 1nit ultra-dark night screen and 4096 intelligent backlight control, a Snapdragon 660 SoC, 6GB of RAM, 64/128GB of built-in storage, and 3500mAh battery supporting fast charge technology.
As it sports the same design found on the Mi 6, it’s reasonable to see a dual-camera on the rear as well. Moreover, it features the same camera what we have seen on the most powerful Mi phone. Thus there are two sensors with a model number of Sony IMX 386 and Samsung s5k3m3 that also support 4-axis optical image stabilization. But this phone comes with an upgraded camera software that provides more accurate shooting experience due to an improved camera algorithm. Plus, the Mi Note 3 is packed with a 16MP front camera that comes with a list of great features such as AI that is in a deep cooperation with the 2?m synthetic large pixel known as makeup beauty. It supports sub-regional landscaping strategy, 226 bones RBI, and 3D shaping face-lift.
It’s worthy to mention the Xiaomi Mi Note 3 supports face unlock at a very fast speed. This can be very useful in all those cases when you hold your hands with wet hands or gloves.
This amazing device will become available for purchase starting September 12 at 2PM. The Xiaomi Mi Note 3 price tags are as follow:
- 6GB + 64GB in Black – 2,499 yuan ($383),
- 6GB + 128GB in Black – 2,899 ($444),
- 6GB + 128GB in Blue – 2,999 yuan ($460).