MIUI is anything but lightweight. It uses zram to help with MIUI's heavy RAM usage. And even then, it's still heavy, apparent when you do task switching. Once you flash your xiaomi phone with CM or AOSP if they available for your phone, you'll know what lightweight is.
I've had this phone for a few months now. Battery life is amazing (perfect for playing Pokemon Go). UI is very Apple, even the camera UI.
My main problem is the back button. It's swapped with the menu button, meaning it's just plain awkward.
i don't know what xiaomi is doing in other departments but it is nailing the battery dept with its current gen phones
Ronnnie7, 09 Aug 2016https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBSGmAoDcT0 Here is a durability test of this phone. As can... moreNot just about that, gorilla glass protection is really soft in finger to use, perfect work even your hand is wet too
Here is a durability test of this phone. As can see from this test despite the glass not being gorilla glass it's still excellent and on par with current flagship phones.
I have no idea how the reviewer could form the opinion the snapdragon 430 is inferior to the snapdragon 616. The s430 marginally outperforms the s616. He is right in that the s430 uses a faster gpu and better modem. The 3s he mentions also uses a faster storage type emmc 5.1 vs 4.5, it also offers QC 3.0 vs QC 2.0, and better image processor for better photos. You can compare the two SoC specs here:
It's pretty much better in every respect.. The only area the s616 has an edge in is slightly higher clock speeds. They are both based on an octacore A53 set up, and despite the newer s430 being clocked slightly lower, it benchmarks better than the s616. At the end of the day from a performance perspective you aren't going to notice much difference, except in gaming where the s430 with it newer better gpu will perform a little better. There's comparisons on YouTube between the devices. Such as this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfi-uBEK06s
Anyway hopefully the reviewer can answer how he formed the opinion the s616 is better than the s430. :)
Anonymous, 09 Aug 2016MIUI is a shame in the name of Android.how exactly do you mean? have you ever used one? or have you used one for at least a week? It's a matter of taste really. Samsung is worst than miui in my book. to me its better than stock, flyme and LG ui. ive used all of them...
Your big statement i suppose is your opinion and some, but i dont believe lots of people will share the same opinion as yours.
CynGreat, 09 Aug 2016How is the snap 430 slower if it has an new gpu better than 405?The cpu clock speed of 430 is a little lower than that of 616 so its only slightly less powerful IN terms of cpu powet byt is better IN gpu power
How is the snap 430 slower if it has an new gpu better than 405?
Anonymous, 09 Aug 2016MIUI is a shame in the name of Android.Agreed
Please gsmarena review the snapdragon 430 version for performance and battery as that is the version available here in india
Yes in UAE a telecom company is providing the Redmi 3 Pro for 569 AED, which is pretty spectacular as in the time of writing even the LG G3, S5, iPhone 5s is more pricey.
As for accessories the official Facebook mi app suggests to go to dragon mart 2 and go to the official mi shop and get whatever u need!!! (Hey if u look hard enough ull probably find a fake ferrari case in dragon mart, that place is so awesome)
I will buy this phone defo in the next few days, hopefully it's as good as it promises to be!!!
Carlos Miguel, 09 Aug 2016Good phone but snap 616? c'mon man...when are manufacturers dump de snap 615/616/17 once and f... moreMan you are so wrong.look at redmi 3 pro gaming review.its not slow.its pretty good.most of heavy games are playable and it does not overheats at all.ofcourse if you sit directly outside on bright sunny days thn ofcourse any chips would overheat.and p10 is not that good either.its same like 616 only performance difference.battery life is better on 616
Good phone but snap 616? c'mon man...when are manufacturers dump de snap 615/616/17 once and for all? it's a cr*ppy chipset, bad performance, overheats etc hell, even mtk p10/x10 is better lol
Xiaomi themselves said no MM update for 3Pro, just the 3S. Has one of this and running latest dev rom so far. One thing bugging me is the screen sensitivity. Google wasn't much help and a lot of people in Miui forum has this too. Scrolls can sometime register into clicks, and when you touch the screen with thick clothes it still register. No way to reduce that. No glove mode apparent either. Another side note is FM radio app doesn't always need headphone to work. Sweet.
The battery is not bad ok.its The software optimization thats bot enough here.wait till it gets marshmallow thn i bet it would have an awesome battery life even though its already awesome