Xiaomi is known for producing some of the finest smartphones like the Redmi Note 2, which was an absolute blockbuster on the market when it was released in August 2015.
The smartphone market moves quickly and new generations of phones are released almost overnight.
The recent announcement of the Redmi 3 shows how quickly generations of smartphones hit the market, but how about Xiaomi Redmi 3 vs Redmi Note 2 ?


Redmi 3 vs Redmi Note 2

Screen Sizes, Display Type and Resolution

Both of the devices Redmi 3 and Redmi Note 2 use an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen.with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels.
Resolution – Redmi Note 2 comes with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels while Redmi 3 comes with a resolution of 720 x 1080.
The Redmi Note 3 has a display size of 5.5 inches while the Redmi 3 has a display size of 5 inches, so the pixel density on the Redmi 3 is 294 ppi while the Note 2 has a PPI of 403.
This difference is high, but a higher density of pixels per inch does make a difference when viewing HD movies or pictures.
However, many users with vision issues may appreciate the slightly larger display of the Note 2.


There is a generation gap between the Redmi 3 and the Note 2, so there is a different chipset used by the platforms.
The Xiaomi Redmi 3 has the Snapdragon 616 by Qualcomm while the Notes 2 has the Mediatek Helio X10.
While the Snapdragon 616 is the successor chipset of Snapdragon 615 and delivers the most performance in a physically smaller chip, the performance of the Helio X10 cannot be understated.
The X10 was the greatest chip of the previous generation of smartphones and still delivers superb performance.

RAM is critical for smooth smartphone operation and the Redmi 3 and Note 2 are available with 2 and 3 GB RAM.
The Note 2 features an external card slot for microSD chips up to 32GB, but only for the Chinese market.While Redmi 3 features an external card slot for microSD chips up to 128GB.

Camera Sensorscamera
Both Xiaomi devices use a primary camera sensor with a maximum resolution of 13 megapixels. This is no surprise as Xiaomi created the benchmark camera by which all other smartphone cameras are measured to. This is not the only similarity between the Note 2 and Redmi 3:

– A secondary camera sensor with a maximum resolution of 5 megapixels.
– Phase detection autofocus, dual-LED/dual-tone flash
– Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, and HDR
– 1080p@30fps video capture in Note 2, 720p@30fps video capture in Redmi 3,


Battery Capacity

The capacities for each of the three devices is below:
–Redmi 3: 4100mAh battery
-Xiaomi Note 2: 3020mAh battery

Wireless and Comms Connectivity

Different wireless connectivity chips:
Xiaomi Redmi 3
– WiFi 802.11ac
– Bluetooth 4.0
– FM Radio
Xiaomi Redmi Note 2
– WiFi 802.11ac
– Bluetooth 4.0
– Infrared Port
– FM Radio


All Hardware Differences Between the Xiaomi Redmi 3, and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2:


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