Xiaomi has introduced the Redmi Buds 3 in Malaysia which is their new budget wireless earbuds. This is the cheaper alternative to the Redmi Buds 3 Pro which was introduced last month.
Redmi Buds 3 pricing and availability
The Redmi Buds 3 is officially priced at RM139 and it comes only in white. If you’re interested, it is now available for purchase online via Lazada and Shopee, as well as authorised Xiaomi stores and retailers throughout Malaysia. As a comparison, the Redmi Buds 3 Pro which offers active noise cancellation (ANC) is officially priced at RM239.
Redmi Buds 3 Specs
In terms of design, it looks like another AirPods clone and it is offered with an all-white exterior. According to Xiaomi, each Redmi Buds 3 bud weighs 4.5g and the hard-tip design offers better comfort for extended usage. On a single charge, it is rated to push up to 5 hours of listening time and you can get up to a total of 20 hours of playback with the charging case included. If you’re low on battery, Xiaomi claims that a quick 10-minute charge is sufficient to deliver up to 90 minutes of use.
The Redmi Buds 3 uses Qualcomm’s QCC3040 chip. It supports Bluetooth 5.2 which is said to offer lower power consumption, faster transmission, and a more stable connection. The earbuds feature a dual-microphone setup with Qualcomm’s cVc echo cancelling and noise suppression technology to provide clearer voice conversations. Each side comes with a 12mm dynamic sound driver that’s tuned by Xiaomi Sound Lab.
For better durability during workouts, it also has IP54-rated dust and water resistance. The charging case which comes with a 310mAh battery charges via USB-C and it takes 2.5 hours for a full charge.
If you prefer wireless earbuds with ANC and without the protruding stem, you can check out the Redmi Buds 3 Pro which costs RM100 extra. On top of that, it also supports wireless charging.