Thanks for the review: But personally i found it with faults.
First of all SD 650 is no "well above that of any of the Snapdragon 600 series chipsets and actually quite close to that of the Snapdragon 808.". Instead it's above the Sd 808 series (both in Cpu and Gpu). Any arguments?
Second the camera is good. It's not at par with flagships like Samsung S6 but does a good job. Software has some issues about light/shadows but those are to get better soon. Also something not mentioned it's Lenses are quite good (and excellent for the price range). Do agree about the focus issue though.
Third phone can be used with 2 sims. Some software glitches when using 2 sim cards has been fixed with the latest firmware. But must notice again: both sims worked before this update, there was just a bug that the second sim took too long to be recognised.
I do agree with the most important thing though: Excellent for the price!
PS: To those who ask. No gorilla glass. But do not be worried, it does have some type of hardened scratch-resistant glass on (dragontail or maybe their own? Do nor know).
Barameus, 03 Mar 201675k antutu for $178 fingerprint, infrared, radio, 4000mAh battery, combo sim and sd card. Xi... moreToo bad my country still selling redmi note 2 in official website . Not even note 3 helix edition ......
At this price ....this is the most faeturepacked phone ......well done XIAOMI
I would highly appreciate/recommend if GSMarena could test the heating by using IR Infrared Thermometer Gun.
Run some heavy application on the phone for 1/2 hour, then record the maximum temperature.
TN, 03 Mar 2016yes, it does have SD card slotDude he meant dedicated apart from two sim 3rd slot
Anil Sheoran, 03 Mar 2016I would have bought this phone if it had dedicated SD Card Slot. yes, it does have SD card slot
OK, why is the camera quality so bad? What custom rom does Gsmarena test it with?
The camera is better than note 2 and note 3 mediatek and quality is getting worse since note 2, how's that ?!?! Gsmarena, are you sure you have the best soft and firmware ???
Wow A72 for that price!! Did not expect that. I must get this. Does smaller redmi 3 have removable battery? Wow but you get a72 with this one. Maybe they put a72 in redmi 3 too?
75k antutu for $178
fingerprint, infrared, radio, 4000mAh battery, combo sim and sd card.
Xiaomi you rock.
so far this the best price performance phone.
How is the battery compared to the Mediatek version? Also no endurancy rating?
This will fix out the problems the first mediatek version offers.