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)


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.

Display

Size

5.5 inches
5.5 inches
5.5 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

72.29 %
73.64 %
73.15 %

Peak brightness

 
450 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

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

2GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

16GB
32GB
32GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

3060 mAh
3140 mAh
4000 mAh

Talk time (3G)

11.50 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
 
 

Stand-by time (3G)

6.0 days (144 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 
 

Music playback

46.00 hours
 
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 MP (PDAF)
13 MP (PDAF)
13 MP (PDAF)

Specifications

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

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

5 MP
5 MP
5 MP

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

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)
5.91 x 2.99 x 0.34 inches (150 x 76 x 8.65 mm)

Weight

5.64 oz (160.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (185 g)
5.71 oz (162.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (185 g)
5.78 oz (164.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (185 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Metal
Back: Metal

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 
Notification light

Buyers information

Price

$ 155
 
$ 171

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