The Mi Note series from Xiaomi has always been about bigger screens and flagship specs, however, this year there’s an exception. The newly launched Mi Note 3 no longer carries those beastly specs like its brother Mi Note 2 but shall fulfill every need of smartphone enthusiast at a lower price.
Albeit the fact that it can’t be compared with the newly launched Mi Mix 2, the Mi Note 3 has perks of its own; mainly that dual-camera. Carrying a design resemblance to Mi 6, the Mi Note 3 borrows its dual 12MP camera module with 2x optical zoom, 4-axis OIS, and a portrait mode, which as claimed by Xiaomi is best in the business, period. Up front, there’s a 16MP camera with Xiaomi’s artificial intelligence beauty mode for best selfies.
Practically a Mi 6 fitted with mid-range specs.
Under the hood, there’s a Snapdragon 660 chipset accompanied by 6GB of RAM and 64/128GB of onboard storage. Powering the phone will be a 3,500mAh battery, while other features include a fingerprint sensor, stereo speaker, NFC, IR blaster, and a USB Type-C port.
Though we’ve fallen in love with the Blue color variant — which comes in a 128GB variant for approximately $450 — there’s also a Black model with 64GB storage priced approximately at $380. Expect the phone to arrive in Nepal within a month or two.