Xiaomi makes a Ugandan debut with the Redmi Note 3 carried by Vodafone. Here are the specs and price


Vodafone Uganda is debuting Xiaomi smartphones in Uganda. We first saw this on their social media channels during the eid celebrations which we can consider official.

Vodafone has been consistent in bringing cheap and affordable 4G smartphones like the InFocus, Innos and Lenovo K3 Note to increase adoption of the same on its 4G network. Vodafone Uganda is doing it again with the much coveted Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi.

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The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is probably the most affordable mid range 4G smartphone with a fingerprint sensor among some impressive specs and features. Xiaomi is also a big smartphone and consumer electronics brand in China also known as the “Apple of China”. Before this it was difficult to get your hands on a Xiaomi device since most were made for the Asian market and weren’t being sold internationally.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Specs

Announced: January 2016.
Available: February 2016.
Colors: Silver, Gray, Gold
SIM: 4G Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual standby)
OS: Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
4G LTE Bands: 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Dimensions: 150 x 76 x 8.7 mm
Weight: 164g.
Display: 5.5 inch 1080 x 1920 pixels IPS LCD display  (~403 ppi pixel density)
CPU: Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 & Dual-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A72, Qualcomm MSM8956 Snapdragon 650
Memory: 16GB/32GB 2GB/3GB LPDDR3 dual-channel.
Camera: 16 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash with Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot. Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, LE.GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS. microUSB v2.0, USB On-The-Go. Infrared.
Sensors: Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Price

The Redmi Note 3 is going for Ugx 700,000 exclusively at Vodafone stores. We hope that this time Vodafone will ship accessories along with the devices so that clients can enjoy them. It was quite unfortunate with the Lenovo K3 Note that had no earphones, proper charging plugs or screen protectors and jackets available on the market.