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XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 3 Worth It?

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sprung wrote:
Mar 19th, 2017 6:49 am
Bought a used Redmi Note 3 Pro from the RFD BST forum. It had a really flaky MIUI 7 ROM stuck on Lollipop . It wouldn't let me update. Also would open browser windows on its own, even after a full reset. I struggled with it until 3am one night but finally successfully installed global developer ROM.

Love it now. Buttery smooth, great battery life, nicer than TouchWiz. Strongly suggest you all move from stable ROM to developer one instead. I'm currently on MIUI8 ver 7.3.16
You might have had a modified vendor rom installed. I do find the developer MIUI to be pretty stable, and they release weekly though usually with minor updates.
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oceanbeat wrote:
Jul 27th, 2016 8:47 pm
Mine has the snap dragon and I access LTE a really good speeds, like the ones I posted before.

I hope it works!!!

Big ups to oceanbeat. I couldn't figure out why my Redmi Note 3 Pro was so slow on Rogers. It was jumping between 3G and HSPA in downtown Toronto.

Was lucky to get 5mbps download. After applying your settings I'm a happy camper with 37mbps download and steady 4G displayed in status bar. Thanks so much for posting.

Btw this phone rocks, highly recommend. I'm on developer ROM 7.3.16, MIUI8 , Android 6.0.1, security patch level 2017-2-1

Battery life is amazing. IR blaster is much fun.

Q - just curious, what is so fun about IR? got redmi note 4 global on the way.

A - for me it is great. No more need to buy batteries for my existing remotes. Also a blast at bars/restaurants when I want to watch something different. Or better yet, turn off that terrible 'motion blur' setting on their TVs.
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sprung wrote:
Mar 20th, 2017 12:13 am

Battery life is amazing. IR blaster is much fun.
just curious, what is so fun about IR? got redmi note 4 global on the way.
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I have the Mi Max...anyone having 4g connectivity problems. I think 4g(telus) is the best speed for this phone. Keeps switching to H, H+ but rarely on 4g. I live in Markham.

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