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5 reasons why the Redmi 3 is a compelling smartphone under RM600

Intro

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Xiaomi has built a reputation of making super affordable phones with top notch specs. In an effort to dispel its “cheap” image, the Chinese smartphone maker is adding a touch of luxury by switching from plastic to metal in their latest models. The bigger Redmi Note 3 came as a surprise, launching just months after it unveiled the Redmi Note 2.

With more competition jumping into the affordable segment, Xiaomi aims to defend its spot with its latest Redmi 3 (not to be confused with the Redmi Note 3). Looking at the spec sheet alone, you’ll be amazed that this will be their cheapest phone for 2016. The hardware is a class above and the build of the phone is something you wouldn’t expect at bargain basement price.

Here are 5 reasons why this is the best smartphone to get for less than RM600.

1. Biggest battery in its class

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The Redmi 3 packs a massive 4,100mAh capacity battery and that’s unheard of for an entry-level device. In fact, it is the biggest they have ever fitted on a Xiaomi smartphone. As comparison, its larger brother, the Redmi Note 2 has a 3,060mAh capacity while the latest Redmi Note 3 packs a 4,000mAh unit. On paper, this should give you an all day battery life and you won’t need to lug a power bank around for most users.

Alexander Wong