Redmi Buds 3 Lite Review
The Redmi Buds 3 Lite is the latest true wireless earphone by Xiaomi, which has recently been launched in India. This earphone comes with some great features like lightweight closure design, IP54 ratings, and long battery life, making it one of the best budget TWS devices available in the market.
In terms of design, the Redmi Buds 3 Lite might not be as attractive as the Realme Buds Q2, but the headphones have a simple look and the wires fit comfortably inside the ear. The matte plastic material used for the case feels cheap and may not withstand daily abuse. The touch controls are responsive and the IP52 water resistance rating ensures that the earphones can survive sweat and rain.
The Redmi Buds 3 Lite offers a good sound quality for a single-driver setup, with significant emphasis on the mids and a meaty low end. The sound profile might seem muffled to trained ears with a lack of clarity and finesse, but the passive noise isolation cuts down on ambient noise and the Bluetooth 5.2 ensures reliable connectivity. The built-in microphone is suitable for closed spaces but the voice sounds muffled on the other end of the line.
The “Lite” designation of the Redmi Buds 3 Lite removes any basic smart features and there’s no option to call the voice assistant or any customization options. However, there’s a low-latency game mode that can be activated by long-pressing both earphones at the same time and it works well.
The battery life of the Redmi Buds 3 Lite is not the best, but it can last for a full week of use with an average of 3 hours of music and 2 hours of calls. The earphones can be charged with a USB-C charger, but it takes more than 2.5 hours to fill the case.
The Redmi Buds 3 Lite is a good option for those who are looking for a budget TWS device. With its good sound quality, responsive touch controls, and reliable connectivity, it is a decent option for a price of INR 1,999. However, the design might not be as attractive as other options available in the market and the battery life could have been better.