Redmi Buds 3: Xiaomi’s TWS budget offers 5 hours of playback for RM139
Xiaomi introduced the Redmi Buds 3 in Malaysia, their new budget wireless headphones. It is the cheapest alternative to the Redmi Buds 3 Pro which was introduced last month.
Redmi Buds 3 price and availability
The Redmi Buds 3 is officially priced at RM139 and it only comes in white. If you are interested, it is now available for purchase online via Lazada and Shopee, as well as authorized Xiaomi stores and retailers throughout Malaysia. For comparison, the Redmi Buds 3 Pro which offers active noise cancellation (ANC) is officially priced at RM239.
Redmi Buds 3 Specifications
In terms of design, it looks like another AirPod clone and comes with an all-white exterior. According to Xiaomi, each Redmi Buds 3 weighs 4.5g and the hard tip design provides better comfort for prolonged use. On a single charge, it’s designed to push up to 5 hours of listening and you can get up to 20 hours of total playback with the included charging case. If your battery is low, Xiaomi claims that a 10 minute quick charge is enough to provide up to 90 minutes of use.
The Redmi Buds 3 uses Qualcomm’s QCC3040 chip. It supports Bluetooth 5.2 which would offer lower power consumption, faster transmission and more stable connection. The headphones feature a dual microphone setup with Qualcomm’s CVC echo cancellation and noise cancellation technology to provide clearer voice conversations. Each side comes with a 12mm dynamic sound driver tuned by Xiaomi Sound Lab.
For better durability during workouts, it also has IP54 dust and water resistance. The charging case that comes with a 310mAh battery charges via USB-C and takes 2.5 hours to fully charge.
If you prefer the wireless headphones with ANC and no protruding rod, you can check out the Redmi Buds 3 Pro which costs an additional 100 RM. In addition to that, it also supports wireless charging.