Xiaomi Smartphones - Global Version Sale
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the workhorse Redmi Note 3 Pro Special Edition (kate) 3GB/32 for $159.99USD Gold and $169.99USD for Grey (suggest you skip on the 2GB/16 version)
the value Redmi 3S Prime 3GB/32 for $136.99USD
the giant Mi Max 3GB/32 (Hydrogen) for $189.99USD
and the premium Mi5 3GB/32 for $279.99USD
Performance: Mi5 > Mi Max / Redmi Note 3 Pro > Redmi 3S
Battery life is exceptional on Redmi 3S, Redmi Note 3 Pro, and Mi Max as they have giant 4000+mAh batteries
Fingerprint scanners on all devices.
They all have external SD card slot (combo dual SIM /SD tray actually) except for the Mi5.
Redmi Note 3 Pro and Mi5 should be compatible with Wind mobile? I'll let others pipe-in when it comes to LTE compatibility.
EDIT: for further reference, I think we got band support for Redmi Note 3 figured out over on the other thread if you want to dig through the bands vs carriers.
CM13 is available for all except Redmi 3S, I believe. Official CM (CM14 WIP) for Redmi Note 3 Pro, unofficial CM for Mi Max and Mi5, and no ROMs for Redmi 3S. Please note for Redmi Note 3 Pro, the "kate" model may not be as well supported as the regular "kenzo" model - I personally have "kenzo". Also, "kate" has slightly different dimensions than "kenzo" so it may or may not be compatible with all accessories.
Detailed feature-by-feature comparison can be seen here on kimovil.com
Lots of good discussions on Redmi Note 3 on prior posts/deals here and here
EDIT: Post purchase discussion can be followed on this RFD thread.