Xiaomi Redmi 3 is a budget phone w/metal build, 4,100mAh battery

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Xiaomi officially took the wraps off the Redmi 3, which is the latest affordable Android handset from the Chinese brand. The Redmi 3 will be available for a low price of 699 RMB, or roughly P5,000, in its native China and features an all-metal construction and a sizable 4,1000mAh battery.

The latter spec is most surprising considering the modest price tag and the Redmi 3’s compact design.

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The screen measures 5 inches diagonally, with a resolution that maxes out at 720p. As for the phone’s internals, expect this Xiaomi to ship with the latest iteration of the MIUI software (based on Android Marshmallow, I hope) and an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 processor bolstered by 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage that can be expanded further using a microSD card. The Redmi 3 also has 13- and 5-megapixel rear and front snappers, as well as two SIM slots on the side.

Xiaomi’s Redmi 3 costs 699 RMB, or roughly P5,000, in its native China and features an all-metal construction and a 4,1000mAh battery.

The Redmi 3 will go on sale in China starting tomorrow. There’s no word yet on whether or not Xiaomi will sell the phone in the Philippines. Bummer, I know — but maybe the company will consider the local market given its affinity towards cheap phones with great features.

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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 15 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between. His latest addiction is the comments section of viral Facebook posts.