There are many Chinese mobile phone companies out there that provide really good mobile phones at an affordable price.

Today, we are going to talk about the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. The Redmi series of mobile phones from Xiaomi is their affordable phone lineup. Even if it is affordable, does it have good enough specs to warrant its asking price? Let’s find out.

The design of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is pretty good. The mobile phone sports a metallic unibody construction for that premium look that you would normally see on flagship models. The phone feels durable and although it is made of metal, it is a little bit curved so it won’t fall off your hands.

This mobile phone sports all of the usual buttons in their normal placements such as the power and volume rocker controls at the right side, the headphone jack on the top, and the charging port at the bottom. There is also an IR blaster which acts as a universal remote to control your other gadgets like a refrigerator or TV.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 comes with a 5.5-inch IPS display with a maximum resolution of 1920x1080 and a pixel density of 403ppi. Since this is an IPS display panel, viewing angles are fantastic and color reproduction is spot on. It is also worth mentioning that the adaptive brightness of the mobile phone is pretty good and reading texts when outside is not a problem at all.

Since this is a budget phone, the company opted for a more budget-friendly spec under the hood. This phone comes with the MediaTek Helio X10 Octa-core processor with clock speeds of 2GHz and it is also powered by the PowerVR G6200 GPU and 3GB of RAM. The specs are pretty impressive, and although it not well-known, it performed quite well in benchmark tests.

If you’re a multi-tasker and you like to run a lot of different apps at a time, then the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 will not disappoint. There is little to no lag to be experienced and gaming with this mobile phone is also proven to be problem-free.

As for the battery capacity of the phone, at first, I was skeptical. But, according to the official website, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 comes with a whopping 4,000 MaH battery capacity. Even though it is not removable, 4,000 MaH is a lot and you can pretty much use the phone for at least 2 days with moderate use.

And finally, let’s talk about the camera. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 comes with a 13-megapixel rear snapper with an aperture of f/2.2 and a front camera with 5-megapixels and an aperture of f/2.0. The camera of the phone is pretty average and it doesn’t really present anything new to the table. It does suffer some image quality issues when capturing photos in low-lit environments and color saturation isn’t that good. But, if you do not value too much of the color saturation, then this camera should be okay.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is an affordable phone with really impressive performance. Although the camera is a little bit underwhelming, the phone does make up for it in other areas. This Android mobile phone is priced at $175.