Xiaomi Redmi 3 Review: Precious Little One: Multimedia, Audio Quality

By 07:44 Mon, 16 Aug 2021 Comments

The gallery

The Xiaomi Redmi 3 comes with a custom Gallery app, slightly updated since the MIUI 6. It defaults to your capturing camera roll, but it also supports Albums, Cloud, and People. The People sorting, once chosen, sorts all of your photos by people's faces. Everything is automatic. Here you can also create a recent baby album, to put your newborn pics inside.


The integrated editor offers various effects, frames, tools (crop, mirror, straighten, rotate, fisheye, doodle) plus light adjustments that let you bring out the shadows or the highlights.

Editing an image

Music player

The MIUI music player is a custom app with a well laid out, easy to navigate interface. It features two tabs - the first one is cloud music, similar to Google Music service provided by Xiaomi while the second tab has your own local and cloud music.

The player has cool effects, transitions, and transparent elements, especially on the expandable Now Playing section.

Music Player with streaming service* My music • Now Playing classy screen • Lyrics

Xiaomi Redmi 3 offers customizable equalizers within the phone's Settings menu - there are a few default presets already available for use. You can also try Xiaomi's MiSound enhancer, which comes into play when you utilize headphones, and especially, a Xiaomi-branded headset.

Audio enhancements and equalizers

An Frequency Modulation (FM) radio app is also available. The Redmi 3 requires a headset to utilize as an antenna. Frequency Modulation (FM) recording is also available.

Frequency Modulation (FM) radio

Video player

Xiaomi Redmi 3 features a separate video app, which offers a paid video service. Whether you will open your files from the Video app (Local setting) or File Explorer - it doesn't matter.

The video player interface is very basic, subtitles and pop-up play are not supported.

Video player

Audio output is mostly good

The Xiaomi Redmi 3 didn’t quite manage to impress us with loudness (it was only average), but its output with an active external amplifier was clean. With no weak points to its performance, it will do an excellent job of powering your home or car stereo.

Plug in a pair of headphones and stereo crosstalk skyrockets, but other readings remain stellar. It’s not a perfect showing, but it’s more than you can expect at this price point.

TestFrequency responseNoise levelDynamic

rangeTHDIMD + NoiseStereo crosstalk

Xiaomi Redmi 3+0.02, -0.07-


Xiaomi Redmi 3 (headphones attached)+0.12, -0.01-92.790.10.032


Xiaomi Redmi 2+0.06, -0.04-94.895.90.026


Xiaomi Redmi 2 (headphones attached)+0.04, -0.06-


Samsung Galaxy J2+0.05, -0.25-


Samsung Galaxy J2 (headphones attached)+0.03, -0.16-


Meizu m1 metal+0.02, -0.12-93.693.50.0016


Meizu m1 metal (headphones attached)+0.03, -0.16-


Oppo R1x+0.01, -0.04-93.592.90.0010


Oppo R1x (headphones attached)+0.22, -0.03-92.690.40.0029


Motorola Moto E (2015)+0.02 -0.06-90.891.10.0026


Motorola Moto E (2015) (headphones attached)+0.05, -0.06-


Xiaomi Redmi 3 frequency response

You can learn more about the tested parameters and the whole testing process here.



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