In February, Xiaomi introduced a new mid-ranger called “Redmi Note 3,” also referred as “Redmi Note 3 Pro,” with Snapdragon 650 powering the device. However, this handset does not come with the ubiquitous Corning Gorilla Glass panel to protect the screen.
Sensing potential buyers’ doubts over the stability of the screen, Xiaomi Vice President Hugo Barra and Lead Product Manager Jai Mani wanted to put an end to this insecurity once and for all. The duo apparently put the new smartphone through various torture tests to prove the Redmi Note 3 is among the best.
In the video uploaded on YouTube, Barra and Mani scratch the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 with a dart, scissors, coin and keys. Nothing can apparently break this handset as it comes out as a winner with no visible scratch. After which the same handset gets ridden over by Ninebot mini. Yet, the device survives just fine.
The video then shows a dumbbell being thrown with force over the handset and the result is the same. The ultimate test is shown at the end of the video where the duo drives a car (Honda Jazz) weighing more than 1,000 kg over the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3.
As expected, the handset survives this torture test spectacularly and the device seemingly works like nothing happened. According to Barra, the Redmi Note 3′s screen is tougher and hence it can survive any accidents even without Corning’s Gorilla Glass protection.
In case U.S. readers would like to purchase the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, prominent e-retailer Gear Best is now selling this handset for $244.89. The device in focus comes with a 5.5-inch display, 1,920 x 1,080 pixels screen resolution, 3 GB of RAM, 16-megapixel primary and 5-megapixel secondary cameras.
The Note 3 is a dual-SIM handset that runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop OS with MIUI 7 on top of it. Notably, this budget-friendly device features fingerprint sensor to authenticate users.
Here is the official video showing the ultimate Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 torture tests: (Credit: YouTube/Xiaomi India)