Adding some points to what’s already said about the phone. I am talking about the 32gb version with 3gb ram.
1. VoLTE – Instant connect as said on stage by Hugo Barra. I am having a Reliance JIO sim and so does my friend so when I called her up there wasn’t any beep sounds before connecting, it just started ringing right away!
2. Camera – sorry to say this but the camera is a big lol in indoor and low light situations. My cousin’s Moto G3 performed better indoors.
3. Heating – the phone at most goes a bit warm but not beyond that. When I used the LETV Le 1S it was heating up lot more than this, I can confidently say that this phone handles processes quite well and doesn’t heat up awkwardly. Very usable.
4. Form – surprisingly compact and usable. Even typing isn’t that inconvenient, in fact one hand typing is a big more comfortable on Redmi Note 3 than on my iPhone 6S Plus.
5. Antutu – Test 1: 73234 | Test 2: 72087
6. Build – perfect! Having used the LETV Le 1S as well before I can vouch for Note 3 to have a better build for sure. Some minor polished finishes that matter. But the phone feels quite slipper in hand. Used a few all metal body phones before as well but never felt a phone to be this slippery.
7. Usability – feels really smooth so far and no lags as of now. Anyways, too early to comment as I hardly have any apps installed on it.
8. Fingerprint scanner – it’s the first time ever that I am using a phone with fingerprint scanner on the back. When I heard about the very concept of having a fingerprint scanner on the back long long ago I felt it was a very bad option but boy it’s naturally convenient. Coming to the one on Note 3 it’s super quick and quite accurate. No, I can’t really compare it down to milli seconds and rate it against other phones but it’s quite enough for comfort so nothing to crib about.
Bug 1: Fingerprint scanner. There seems to be a minor bug.
If I try to unlock the phone by placing an unregistered finger on fingerprint scanner for more than 5 times and then use the registered finger it fails to read the registered finger too later. I have to manually key in the passcode to unlock the phone. Tried replicating the problem and could successfully do it every time.
Bug 2: The inbuilt Mi Remote app seems to fail miserably in detecting my Samsung LED TV and my LG AC too. Got to give this app a detailed try today.
So basically if a wrong finger is used for more than 5 times the phone doesn’t detect the right finger too after that.