Xiaomi Redmi 3 Might Be The Best Budget Phone Ever Made

In what promises to be the new gold standard for ‘bang for buck’ smartphones, Xiaomi has announced the Redmi 3. With design elements that are clearly inspired by the iPhone, the Redmi 3 promises a complete package at a ridiculously low price point.

To start off, it features a 5 inch IPS display that comes with 720p resolution. Under the hood, you get an octa-core Snapdragon 616 processor that clocks in at 1.7GHz. Paired with it, you get 2GB of RAM. Internal storage is a respectable 16GB and it can be extended to 128GB via a microSD card  All of this is housed in a full metal chassis.

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The Instagram and Snapchat enthusiasts wont be disappointed since the phone comes with a 13MP primary camera and a 5MP shooter at the front. To wrap it up, the phone also features dual SIM support.

Two highlights of the phone are its battery capacity and its price. For $105, you get everything listed above as well as a ridiculous 4000mAh battery. Even by Xiaomi’s standards, this is one hell of a phone. Obviously, the price is going to be higher when it’s imported to Pakistan but even then, we believe it outshines anything currently available in the market.

If you were looking for a cheap phone or a secondary one that doesn’t compromise on quality even with a lower price tag, you’ve just found it.

Xiaomi Redmi 3 Specifications:

  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 616
  • Processor: 1.7GHz octa-core Cortex-A53 and 1.5GHz quad-core Cortex-A53
  • OS: Android Lollipop
  • Display:
    • 5.0 inch with qHD resolution (1280 x 720)
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 2GB
    • Internal storage: 16GB
    • External storage: Yes (up to 128GB)
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 13MP
    • Secondary: 5MP
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11n
  • Charging port type: microUSB 2.0
  • Battery capacity: 4,100mAh
  • Price: $105

Talal is a Director at ProPakistani. Reach out at [email protected]


  • Ali

    Why Xiaomi,One Plus,Meizu officially don’t come to Pakistan.With the 3g,4g number increasing they can sell a lot of their products in Pakistan.They are not in Pakistan so this news is like putting a salt in the wounds and make you more sad.

    • ledzaeem

      True that

    • umer

      Agreed :'(

    • Shariq Ansari

      strongly agree, what to do with Xiaomi when its not available

    • Usman

      I wonder what those stupids at cheezmall doing. They can make huge profits if they bring it here.even Daraz got successful with a small brand like infinix. Xiaomi can be way more successful. And those stupid cheezmall guys are backed by Ali express they can easily do this.

      • Umer

        I am also thinking the same i remember propakistani post on cheezmall before it was launched they made very tall claims about bringing many Chinese smart-phone brands in Pakistan i thought Cheezmall will bring something new and extra ordinary in Pakistan.But they turned out to exact opposite.

        • Usman

          They only brought 1 letv and two outdated xiaomi phones and even those are not in stock for so much time.

      • AbdulB1

        simple reply , they aren’t backed by aliexpress or alibaba they are trying to do things here legally, what I mean to say by paying 30 percent tax on all electronics import meanwhile all our Pakistani markets are filled with smuggled goods.

        • Usman

          They are backed by aliexpress u can pay using alipay etc and the packages they offer for e.g bags etc are exactly same products from aliexpress.

          • AbdulB1

            any website can use alipay to pay it just depends on merchant

            • Usman

              Maybe you’re right but the products listed on there site are exactly same on aliexpress for e.g if they are selling 4 same bags of different sizes in package u will find same on aliexpress but with almost half price tag.

              • AbdulB1

                they outsource from aliexpress thats all.

                • Usman

                  If that’s it then they simply shouldn’t have any problems in bringing xiaomi redmi3 here. That was my only question.

                  • AbdulB1

                    just import via uae through some agent

    • I came to the comment section just to say that… And salt ohh man I bought Xiaomi mi4c on black friday from ali express now its in dhl warehouse and PTA is not giving me NOC because ” they don’t have xiaomi as listed smartphone providers” … and posts like these encouraged me to buy xiaomi yes I blame you propakisani.pk

  • Ishtiaq

    $105 ka koun se store pe mil raha hai Bhai? In China or anywhere in world. Link please.

    • Oggy

      I am in Pakistan, i also want to bought this mobile. Any suggestions?

  • sugg

    “ridiculous 4000mAh battery” ? Astounding 4000mAh, it should be.

    • KWM

      Nice catch :)

  • Aamir

    بھائی یہ ملے گا کہاں سے ؟؟؟

  • Ki-haal-chal-hai

    Yar ye oppo la jao wapis china, xiaomi de do ! :D

  • Daniel

    Isme 4g chalega ??

  • Muhammad Yasir

    SD 616 is basically uncharted territory … lest it avoids the overheating and performance issues of 615 , it’ll be 2015 all over again for Qualcomm in the mid-range sector :p

    The overall package is also missing a fingerprint scanner , which would make this the PERFECT budget phone for the next 3 months or so…

    sadly tho , it’ll be priced in mid-range category in local market due to pathetic currency :/

  • Kalia

    agar pakistan mein aa bhi gaya ( jo ke umeed hay ke nahi ayega kabhi ) tau is ki qeemat 15,000 hogi laazmi.. us say behtar hay 12,000 ka used galaxy S III le liya jaye. always remember Specification doesn’t matter, Quality does matter.

    • Fahad

      LOL. And you call “Samsung” products a quality products? You are solely mistaken brother!

    • Fakhre Alam

      Samsung has quality? Since when

    • Ishtiaq

      Kalu se Kalia ban gaye magar akal abhi bhi ghutnon main hai tumhari.

      • Fahad

        hahah go easy on him mate!

  • acbd

    wow i have bought redmi 2 with 2gb ram .. happy to see it .. although price u can n1okt even imagine

  • saad

    saad