The Redmi Note 3 is available in 3 different color options. I bought the Gold colored handset with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. Build quality and finishing is very good. Handset is using a metal body matte Gold color, darker shades on top and bottom and shiny gold border on the front. Handset is comfortable to hold and feels good too.
Weight with battery is 165 grams and dimensions are 76.03 x 149.97 x 8.49 (mm). Power button and volume rocker is on the right. Secondary microphone, audio jack and IR port is on the top. SIM tray is on the left side and on the bottom side there is primary microphone and micro USB port.
This is a dual SIM handset SIM 1 is a micro SIM slot and SIM 2 is hybrid slot. 4G with VoLTE is supported (on both SIM slots).
The Redmi Note 3 sports a 5.5 inch sunlight display supporting 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. Viewing angles, touch response and color reproduction are very good. There is no mentioned about the display protection, I did try a pin scratch test – there were no scratches, screen is scratch resistant to some extent, but on a safer side better to use a screen guard.
The handset that I bought came with 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM. On the first boot you will get between 900MB to 1GB of free RAM and around 11GB of free internal storage space (ROM). OTG is supported. When you install a new app it will get installed on the internal storage space.
This smartphone houses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 hexa core processor clocked at 1.8GHz. It makes use of 2x 1.8GHz cortex A72 cores and 4x 1.4GHz cortex A53 cores. This coupled with Adreno 510 GPU. The end result is pretty impressive (check benchmark). Handset does heat up with heavy usage but the battery temperature is well under control. Max temp I encountered was 43 degrees when using the camera under direct sunlight.