Xiaomi Redmi 3 vs Redmi Note 3: Battle of powerful budget smartphones

Xiaomi now is leading the budget smartphone category. As you know, the latest ones are Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Xiaomi Redmi 3. They many great features, but let’s see how they can compete with each other: Xiaomi Redmi 3 vs Redmi Note 3.


Xiaomi Redmi 3 vs Redmi Note 3: Besides big batteries, what have they got?

First of all, let’s talk about their similarities. Each of them sports a 16GB of ROM (though the Note 3’s cannot be expanded while the Redmi 3’s can, up to 128GB), 2GB of RAM (yet the Note 3 also has a 3GB RAM version and the Redmi 3 does not), a 13MP/5MP camera set, a dual SIM and fast charging tech. So those are what they have in common. On the other hand, the differences are also pretty clear to help you choose the winner.

We can easily notice that Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is a phablet with 5.5-inch Full HD screen while Xiaomi Redmi 3 is handier with 5.0-inch HD display. As a result, you can depend on your favorite size to pick out the best one. In terms of processor, the Note is powered by a Helio X10 octa-core 2.0GHz chip, which is stronger than the Redmi 3’s Snapdragon 616 chip for sure. Furthermore, the Redmi Note 3 also boasts a fingerprint scanner on the back while Xiaomi Redmi 3 specs do not contain such a premium feature.


Nonetheless, Xiaomi Redmi 3 has a 4,100mAh battery, bigger than the Note 3’s 4,000mAh cell. And even though the handsets have MIUI 7.0 on top, the smaller guy owns a more modern Android OS out of the box: Android 5.1 Lollipop vs Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. In general, both of them are special in their own ways, including the designs. Therefore, we hope price can be a more useful factor to help us figure out the champion of this battle. Check out the next part for more information.

Xiaomi Redmi 3 vs Redmi Note 3: Price and availability

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 launch occurred in November 2015 and it’s also been available for sale now at 999 Yuan ($155) for the 2GB + 16GB version and 1,099 Yuan ($172) for the 3GB + 32GB. Meanwhile, Xiaomi Redmi 3 is totally new since it was introduced this month and will be going on sale with 599 Yuan ($105). Well, we have to tell you that they’re all super affordable, which even makes it harder for us to make up our mind. Say, if you want a big, budget phablet, it will be Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. In case of wanting a handy, budget device, Xiaomi Redmi 3 will not let you down. What do you think?