Xiaomi Redmi 3 Review: Precious Little One: Multimedia, Audio QualityBy cheatmaster 07:44 Mon, 16 Aug 2021 Comments
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
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
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.
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, -0.07-94.290.50.0022
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, -0.06-94.091.00.039
Samsung Galaxy J2+0.05, -0.25-93.093.00.031
Samsung Galaxy J2 (headphones attached)+0.03, -0.16-93.293.20.0042
Meizu m1 metal+0.02, -0.12-93.693.50.0016
Meizu m1 metal (headphones attached)+0.03, -0.16-93.293.20.0042
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, -0.06-90.290.70.0029
You can learn more about the tested parameters and the whole testing process here.
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