Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 vs Redmi Note 2 vs Meizu Metal specs and size comparison

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

Dimensions

5.91 x 2.99 x 0.34 inches

150 x 76 x 8.65 mm

Weight

5.78 oz (164 g)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2

Dimensions

5.98 x 2.99 x 0.32 inches

152 x 76 x 8.25 mm

Weight

5.64 oz (160 g)

Meizu Blue Charm Metal

Meizu Blue Charm Metal

Dimensions

5.93 x 2.96 x 0.32 inches

150.7 x 75.3 x 8.2 mm

Weight

5.71 oz (162 g)

Meizu m2 note

Meizu m2 note

Dimensions

5.94 x 2.96 x 0.34 inches

150.9 x 75.2 x 8.7 mm

Weight

5.26 oz (149 g)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

Dimensions

5.91 x 2.99 x 0.34 inches

150 x 76 x 8.65 mm

Weight

5.78 oz (164 g)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2

Dimensions

5.98 x 2.99 x 0.32 inches

152 x 76 x 8.25 mm

Weight

5.64 oz (160 g)

Meizu Blue Charm Metal

Meizu Blue Charm Metal

Dimensions

5.93 x 2.96 x 0.32 inches

150.7 x 75.3 x 8.2 mm

Weight

5.71 oz (162 g)

Meizu m2 note

Meizu m2 note

Dimensions

5.94 x 2.96 x 0.34 inches

150.9 x 75.2 x 8.7 mm

Weight

5.26 oz (149 g)

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Xiaomi just lifted the veil over one of its most surprising announcements ever - the Redmi Note 3. Pressed by the move to metal handsets all over manufacturer leagues big and small, Xiaomi was forced to employ a more premium design, but it did so with added twists of its own that might put it ahead of the competition in the Note 3's particular segment.

Being a company that sells predominantly in the Chinese market, that segment has formidable competitors to go against now - Meizu's fresh Blue Charm Metal handset, the LeTV 1s, and even Xiaomi's own Redmi Note 2. Not only did Xiaomi house its new Note 3 in a metal body, but it also added a fingerprint sensor to match the Meizu and LeTV endeavors, but what differs it from the direct competitors?

Well, as you can see in the table below, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 employs a huge, 4000 mAh battery, against the juice packs of the others that gravitate around the 3000 mAh mark. A 30% larger battery means you will be able to get about two days away from the charger with average usage, so it's a pretty big score for Xiaomi right there. The new Xiaomi phone is also the shortest of the bunch, though slightly thicker because of the larger battery

Moreover, the LeTV phone, claimed to be sold below cost, commands a $172 tag, which is the starting point for the 3 GB/32 GB model of the Redmi Note 3 as well, and is lower than the $206 Meizu is asking for its similarly-equipped metal 5.5-incher. All in all, it will be hard for anyone to one-up Xiaomi in the battle for the most popular format in China now, and that might have been the manufacturer's goal all along when outing a Redmi Note 2 successor just three months after the launch.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 vs Meizu Blue Charm Metal

Display

Display size

5.5 inches
5.5 inches
5.5 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

401 ppi
401 ppi
401 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

73.15 %
72.29 %
73.64 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216
 

Peak brightness

 
 
450 cd/m2 (nit)

Camera

Rear

Yes
Yes
Yes

Main camera

13 megapixels
13 megapixels
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

Phase detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2
Aperture size: F2.2
Aperture size: F2.2

Flash

Dual LED
LED
Dual LED

Software Features

Touch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, HDR, Panorama, Scenes
Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Burst mode, HDR, Panorama, Macro mode, Night mode, Scenes, Effects
Self-timer, Geo tagging, White balance presets, Burst mode, Panorama

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
Yes

Features

Time-lapse video, Video calling, Video sharing
 
Video calling

Front

5 megapixels
5 megapixels
5 megapixels

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
 

Design

Dimensions

5.91 x 2.99 x 0.34 inches (150 x 76 x 8.65 mm)
5.98 x 2.99 x 0.32 inches (152 x 76 x 8.25 mm)
5.93 x 2.96 x 0.32 inches (150.7 x 75.3 x 8.2 mm)

Weight

5.78 oz (164 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.64 oz (160 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.71 oz (162 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Metal
Back: Plastic
Back: Metal

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
 
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Touch sensitive control keys
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

MediaTek Helio X10 MT6795
MediaTek Helio X10 MT6795
MediaTek Helio X10 MT6795

Processor

Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU

PowerVR G6200
PowerVR G6200
PowerVR G6200

RAM

3 GB LPDDR3
2 GB LPDDR3
2 GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

32 GB
16 GB
32 GB

Storage expansion

 
 
 

Slot Type

microSDHC, microSD
 
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop), Xiaomi MI UI
Android (5.0 Lollipop), Xiaomi MI UI
Android, Meizu Flyme UI

Battery

Capacity

4000 mAh
3060 mAh
3140 mAh

Talk time (3G)

 
11.50 hours
the average is 23 h (1397 min)
 

Stand-by time (3G)

 
6.0 days (144 hours)
the average is 28 days (669 h)
 

Music playback

 
46.00 hours
 

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8
Bands 1, 3, 7
 

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
 

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
 

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE, HSPA, HSUPA
LTE, HSPA
LTE, UMTS

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
 

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 171
$ 155
 

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7 Comments

1. nooi_c

Posts: 21; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

I'll pick Redmi Note 2 Prime, same CPU but with less juice but features micro-SD slot. And I actually did, I've just ordered it last week. Now I know why they cut down the price to $169.

2. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1409; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Chinese OEMs dominate period

3. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

It's great to be able to have this kind of quality at this price. But I will never buy a mediatek processor...they have to cram an additional 1500 mAh into a battery just to get the same life.

4. Jason78

Posts: 281; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

Get back to me when they have the correct LTE bands for use in North America

5. plck74

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

media tek...skip baby....

6. tweetgadget

Posts: 72; Member since: Feb 05, 2014

whats wrong with mediatek at this price it is unbeatable.. performance is awesome.. no heating issue... on redmi note 2 it has bad battery life but other than that it ia really good socs.. Ill.choose helio.x10 over sd615

7. Guaire

Posts: 850; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Letv 1s wins. 151.1 x 74.2 x 7.5 mm.

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