Xiaomi Mi 5, Redmi Note 3 to Be Available Without Registrations Today

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Xiaomi Mi 5, Redmi Note 3 to Be Available Without Registrations Today

Highlights

  • Both smartphones are available without registrations from 10am.
  • The Xiaomi Mi 5 is priced at Rs. 24,999
  • The Redmi Note 3 starts from Rs. 9,999

The Xiaomi Mi 5 and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 will be available without registrations starting 10am IST on Wednesday - till stocks last. The Mi 5 will be available via Mi.com, while the Redmi Note 3 will be available via Mi.com, Amazon India, Flipkart, and Snapdeal.

The Xiaomi Mi 5 was launched in late-March, and is priced at Rs. 24,999. To recap on the specs, the Mi 5 runs on Android Lollipop with MIUI 7 on top. The dual-SIM smartphone features a 5.15-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) with curved 3D Ceramic glass, and a pixel density of 428ppi.

The smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, paired with 3GB RAM and Adreno 530 GPU. For optics there is a 16-megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX298 sensor, PDAF (phase detection autofocus), OIS, sapphire glass protection, 4K video support, and LED flash. It also sports a 4-megapixel selfie camera, with f/2.0 aperture. The built-in storage capacity is 32GB, and the Mi 5 packs a 3000mAh battery that supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3  on the other hand was launched in India in March with a special Snapdragon 650 variant. The Redmi Note 3 is available in two RAM and storage versions - one including 2GB of RAM and 16GB of inbuilt storage, and other 3GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage. The 2GB variant is priced at Rs. 9,999, while the 3GB variant is priced at Rs. 11,999.

It runs MIUI 7 based on Android Lollipop and supports dual 4G SIM cards (Micro + Nano). The handset packs a 4050mAh battery with fast charging support that can charge up to 50 percent in 1 hour. On the camera front, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and two-tone flash. It also houses a 5-megapixel front camera. It measures 150x76x8.65mm and weighs 164 grams.

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  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery life
  • Camera
  • Value for money
  • Good
  • Great looks and build quality
  • Vivid display
  • Strong CPU performance
  • Very good battery life
  • Offers good value
  • Bad
  • Expandable storage limited to 32GB
  • Camera could have been better

Display

5.50-inch

Processor

1.4GHz hexa-core

Front Camera

5-megapixel

Resolution

1080x1920 pixels

RAM

2GB

OS

Android 5.1

Storage

16GB

Rear Camera

16-megapixel

Battery Capacity

4050mAh
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery life
  • Camera
  • Value for money
  • Good
  • Good design
  • Decent camera quality
  • Blazing fast performance
  • Great battery life
  • Good fingerprint sensor
  • Excellent value-for-money
  • Bad
  • No expandable storage
  • Higher storage variants not available at launch
  • Some unusual UI customisations
  • Flash sale model makes it hard to buy

Display

5.15-inch

Processor

1.3GHz quad-core

Front Camera

4-megapixel

Resolution

1080x1920 pixels

RAM

3GB

OS

Android 6.0

Storage

32GB

Rear Camera

16-megapixel

Battery Capacity

3000mAh
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