Spec shootout: Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 vs Competition

By Hardik Singh | Published 01 Mar 2016 13:08 IST
Spec shootout: Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 vs Competition
  • We compare the specs of Redmi Note 3 against the Le Eco Le 1s, Lenovo Vibe K4 Note and Honor 5X, to see where it stands against its competition.

Xiaomi will be announcing the Redmi Note 3(₹ 6999 at amazon) in India on March 3. The phone will be Xiaomi’s re-entry in the budget segment, and is expected to priced around the Rs. 13,000 mark. The Redmi Note 3 was originally launched last month in China, in two variants - one powered by the MediaTek Helio X10 chipset, and the other powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 chipset. While both the SoCs are good for a budget device, the company has revealed that India will be getting the Qualcomm-powered variant. So, besides the Snapdragon 650, the phone sports 2/3GB RAM and will also come in 16/32GB of on-board storage. There is a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display, with 1920x1080-pixel resolution. Read: Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Launched in India

In the camera department, the phone features a 16MP rear camera supporting phase detection autofocus (PDAF). The front-facing camera is a 5MP shooter fit with an Omnivision sensor. The build of the phone is metal, and this is the first time that Xiaomi will bringing a fingerprint scanner-enabled smartphone to India. So, how does it stand against the competition, i.e., Le Eco Le 1s, Lenovo Vibe K4 Note and Honor 5X? Let’s see.

  Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Le Eco Le 1s Lenovo Vibe K4 Note Honor 5X
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 MediaTek Helio X10 MediaTek MT6753 Qualcomm Snapdragon 616
Display Size 5.5-inch 5.5-inch 5.5-inch 5.5-inch
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080p 1920 x 1080p 1920 x 1080p 1920 x 1080p
Storage 16/32GB 32GB 16GB 16GB
Expandable Storage Yes No Yes Yes
Rear Camera 16MP 13MP 13MP 13MP
Front Camera 5MP 5MP 5MP 5MP
Battery (mAh) 4000mAh 3000mAh 3300mAh 3000mAh
OS Android 5.0.2 Android 5.0.2 Android 5.1 Android 5.1.1
Fingerprint scanner Yes Yes Yes Yes
Price NA Rs. 10,999 Rs. 11,999 Rs. 12,999

Looking at the specification sheet, it is quite evident that Xiaomi has packed the phone to the brim against the competition. It has everything that a budget smartphone these days can offer - a big display, ample storage, metal build and a fingerprint scanner. The 4000mAh battery on the Redmi Note 3 is a bonus, and we expect it to perform well. However, everything depends on the pricing, and if Xiaomi prices the phone right, we might have a new budget champion in this segment, in a couple of days.  

Redmi Note 3 review.

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Redmi Note 3 Key Specs, Price and Launch Date

Expected Price:
Release Date: 07 Sep 2016
Variant: 32GB
Market Status: Discontinued

Key Specs

  • Screen Size Screen Size
    5.5" (1080x 1920)
  • Camera Camera
    16 | 5 MP
  • Memory Memory
    32 GB/3 GB
  • Battery Battery
    4050 mAh

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