Here is the unboxing of Xiaomi Mi Note 3, now this series has not yet been launched in India, and probably will never be, but if interested you can buy it from International stores. The Mi Note 3 was launched in China recently and price starts from $397 (approx Rs. 26K).

Inside the box there is the handset, user guide, silicon case, SIM ejector PIN, USB Type C to 3.5mm audio adapter, USB to USB Type C data cable and fast charger 12V / 1.5A. There is protective film on the front as well as on the back.

The Mi Note 3 built and finishing is very good, using metal frame, premium looks and comfortable to use, though a bit slippery cause of the back glass. This handset is powered by Snapdragon 660 octa core processor (64 bit) and packed with 12MP + 12MP cameras on the back (dual cameras) with a f/1.8 aperture.

This is a dual SIM handset with 4G VoLTE support. It is running MIUI 8 based on Android Nougat and it is Chinese MIUI, though there is a option to choose English language however there is no Google Play Store pre-installed.

You can use Mi App and download important apps, you can also use Mi App, search for Google, you will then see a Google App option in Chinese, select that and it will install the Google services and important files to run Google and needed by Google Play, and after that Google Play will be installed.

Xiaomi Mi Note 3 unboxing

Unfortunately Google Play did not work, it got struck at the Google account creating screen, and without Google account you cannot run some specific Google Apps, otherwise there is no issue.

This Mi Note is not to be confused with Redmi Note series that is available in India, both are different. This variant I got comes with 6GB RAM and 64GB ROM. It packs a 3500 mAh battery. There is LED notification, there is dual SIM slot, you need 2x nano SIM’s there is no micro SD slot and OTG is supported. The home button on the front doubles up as finger print sensor, there is IR blaster too.

Screen is 5.5 inches, 2.5D curved glass and supporting 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. Full review coming soon.

In case you are planing to buy this you can get it from GearBest check the coupons below.

Here are the coupon codes for mi note 3

Xiaomi Mi Note 3 4G Phablet 64GB ROM / Coupon Code: MRwhose2  / Coupon Price: $391.99
Xiaomi Mi Note 3 4G Phablet 6GB + 128GB / Coupon Code: note3th / Coupon Price: $429.99
Xiaomi Mi Note 3 4G Phablet 128GB ROM

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  1. Gogi
    pls tell us,

    whats the total cost your bear, when it delivered at your home in rupees.?

  2. Hello Gogi Bro…In gearbest priority shipping it shows two options…One is India Express and other one is India Express(only ship item with battery) for all products…if we opt for second one for a smartphone do we get only battery and phone..please help me bro..and what option can we opt.

    1. The only ship item with battery means the item has battery installed in it, you will get the handset.

      1. Thanks Gogi Bro..but do we get only handset or the officail package box and box contents… Clarify Gogi Bro

  3. Gogi
    pls tell us,

    whats the total cost your bear, when it delivered at your home in rupees.?

  4. Hello Gogi Bro…As always great unboxing…U told there are little chances of customs through priority line shipping….is it applicable to smartphones priced under 200$ and through priority line how many days did it take to reach you..share ur experience Gogi Bro..

    1. So far everything that I got via priority line was without Custom duty. Product should be for personal use.

      1. Hi Gogi,

        In gearbest site (purchase link which you gave above). priority line shipping showing as Free shipping. is that mean there is no extra cost for shipping.

        1. The shipping cost is free also chances are high you will get with without any other taxes / custom duty.

          1. Gogiji,
            Recently i got below message from gearbest for couple of my orders (4G callingTablet) opted with Prioirity Shipping method.
            “We wish to apologize for any inconvenience.
            We apologize for not shipping out the order to you yet. Due to the item’s status with Customs,
            I regret to inform you that the item cannot be shipped via Priority Direct Mail.
            However, we are able to send the order to you via regular post and DHL. With regular mail, it needs about 25 business days to reach you”. Why they sending this messages ? is there any issue with PrioirtyShipping? Please let me know if you have any information related to this …

          2. I never ordered big items, I guess there is a limit to dimensions / weight with priority line shipping.

      2. Gogi Bhaiah,
        In priorityLine shipping method, the product will be delivered by Indiapost or some other courier..Please clarify, I ordered one Tablet (teclast 98 model 4G dual sim calling tablet (2GB+32GB) and choosen the PriorityLine shipping method India.

          1. GogiJi,
            One more last question, as said in the above comment i placed an order with gearbest for the worth $100 and opted PriorityLine shipping .. so will it cost me any other custom charges to pay to Gati couriers?

  5. Hello Gogi Bro…In gearbest priority shipping it shows two options…One is India Express and other one is India Express(only ship item with battery) for all products…if we opt for second one for a smartphone do we get only battery and phone..please help me bro..and what option can we opt.

    1. The only ship item with battery means the item has battery installed in it, you will get the handset.

      1. Thanks Gogi Bro..but do we get only handset or the officail package box and box contents… Clarify Gogi Bro

  6. Camera comparison with mi max2 both have same same Sony sensor but different lens.

  7. Hello Gogi Bro…As always great unboxing…U told there are little chances of customs through priority line shipping….is it applicable to smartphones priced under 200$ and through priority line how many days did it take to reach you..share ur experience Gogi Bro..

    1. So far everything that I got via priority line was without Custom duty. Product should be for personal use.

      1. Hi Gogi,

        In gearbest site (purchase link which you gave above). priority line shipping showing as Free shipping. is that mean there is no extra cost for shipping.

        1. The shipping cost is free also chances are high you will get with without any other taxes / custom duty.

          1. Gogiji,
            Recently i got below message from gearbest for couple of my orders (4G callingTablet) opted with Prioirity Shipping method.
            “We wish to apologize for any inconvenience.
            We apologize for not shipping out the order to you yet. Due to the item’s status with Customs,
            I regret to inform you that the item cannot be shipped via Priority Direct Mail.
            However, we are able to send the order to you via regular post and DHL. With regular mail, it needs about 25 business days to reach you”. Why they sending this messages ? is there any issue with PrioirtyShipping? Please let me know if you have any information related to this …

          2. I never ordered big items, I guess there is a limit to dimensions / weight with priority line shipping.

      2. Gogi Bhaiah,
        In priorityLine shipping method, the product will be delivered by Indiapost or some other courier..Please clarify, I ordered one Tablet (teclast 98 model 4G dual sim calling tablet (2GB+32GB) and choosen the PriorityLine shipping method India.

          1. GogiJi,
            One more last question, as said in the above comment i placed an order with gearbest for the worth $100 and opted PriorityLine shipping .. so will it cost me any other custom charges to pay to Gati couriers?

        1. Honor Band 3 is good for 2.7K. You can also check out Mi Band 2 which is for 2K. Hope this helps. If you can afford to spend that extra 700 rs then get a Honor band 3.

    1. Unlocking bootloader of mi phones is not a thing which can be done overnight. You have to send request which gets approval around 4 weeks, then unlocking app shows error for next two weeks, then you will one day be able to unlock. Rom flashing and all after that.

      1. You don’t even need a night…. There are various unofficial ways of unlocking bootloader….

        It’s all about risk and skill….

        1. That is the issue, risk is a factor. Ghanta skill, don’t tell me that, even many experts have bricked their phones and had to do the test point method to revive their phones, if not done correctly, you will end up with an expensive paperweight.

    1. If you get it via Priority line shipping chances are very high there will be no custom duty.

        1. Honor Band 3 is good for 2.7K. You can also check out Mi Band 2 which is for 2K. Hope this helps. If you can afford to spend that extra 700 rs then get a Honor band 3.

    1. Unlocking bootloader of mi phones is not a thing which can be done overnight. You have to send request which gets approval around 4 weeks, then unlocking app shows error for next two weeks, then you will one day be able to unlock. Rom flashing and all after that.

      1. You don’t even need a night…. There are various unofficial ways of unlocking bootloader….

        It’s all about risk and skill….

        1. That is the issue, risk is a factor. Ghanta skill, don’t tell me that, even many experts have bricked their phones and had to do the test point method to revive their phones, if not done correctly, you will end up with an expensive paperweight.