The Redmi 3 Pro isn't particularly generous with the accessories: a 2A A/C Adapter and a microUSB cable for charging and data is all you get. Hardly a surprise - the original Redmi 3 didn't offer anything extra either.
At 139.3 x 69.6 x 8.5mm and 144g, the Redmi 3 Pro is identical size-wise with the original and the Redmi 3s flavor. Consistency is a good thing - the Pro variant adds a fingerprint scanner and more RAM plus storage over the Redmi 3 while the Redmi 3s Prime adds the same things over the Redmi 3s. The identical exterior of the Redmi 3 Pro and 3s suggests they will probably target different markets.
The Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro keeps the unibody design and curvy edges but gets rid of the diamond pattern for a clean and smooth finish. All three Redmi 3 Pro paint jobs - gold, silver and dark gray - use solid colors, no gradient or pattern whatsoever.
Other than the missing texture, everything about the Redmi 3 Pro feels familiar. We got the silver edition, which combines a white front and a silver rear cover.
The back may fool you that it's all metal, but the top and bottom bits - where the antennas are placed - are both made of matte plastic to not obstruct reception.
The sunk in fingerprint sensor on the back is quite nice and fits well in the stylish design. It's an always-on scanner performing reasonably fast. It must be one of the reasons for Xiaomi to opt out of the diamond pattern - the back would've looked too cluttered.
The 5" Redmi 3 Pro is perfectly sized to allow reasonably comfortable one-hand operation and yet its screen is big enough to enjoy a movie or a game. The phone is compact, perhaps a bit heavy, so you won't be patting your pocket often to check if it's still there.
The Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro's aluminum case provides enough grip, but also for a rather sturdy built, too.
The Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro's layout of controls is nothing out of the usual. Above the display, the earpiece is sided by a couple of sensors and the 5MP selfie camera.
Below the screen, we find the traditional capacitive control set: Task switcher, Home, and Back keys. There is a status LED around too. The keys are still not backlit, though.
The left side houses the ejectable compartment, which can either take two SIM cards or one SIM and a microSD card.
The right side is where the volume rocker and the power/lock key are.
On top of the Redmi 3 we find the audio jack, the secondary mic, and the IR blaster. At the bottom is the primary mic and the microUSB port.
The 13MP camera lens is on the back, accompanied by a single LED flash. The loudspeaker grille is also around.