While the Redmi Note 3 came very shortly after the Redmi Note 2 release, there has now been a follow up to the Redmi Note 3. Dubbed Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro, this newest Xiaomi is different than the Redmi Note 3 in several key areas.

 Xiaomi Redmi Note 3Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro
SoCMediaTek MTK6795 Helio X10Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 MSM8956
CPU8-core [email protected]big.LITTLE 2-core [email protected]+4-core [email protected]
GPUPowerVR G6200Adreno 510
RAM2/3GB2/3GB
ROM storage16/32GB16/32GB
Display size5.5"5.5"
Display resolution1080P (1920*1080) (400PPI)
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1080P (1920*1080) (400PPI)
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Battery4100mAh enclosed4100mAh enclosed
Rear cameraISOCELL 13MP Samsung S5K3M2 1/3.06"ISOCELL 16MP Samsung S5K3P3 1/3.06"
Front camera5MP OmniVision OV56705MP OmniVision OV5670
OSAndroid 5.0.2Android 5.1.1
TF-SD expandableNoYes *
Dual-SIMYesYes (*or Single+TF SD)
OTGYesYes
CompassYesYes
GyroscopeYesYes
2G GSM900/1800/1900900/1800/1900
3G WCDMA850/900/1900/2100850/900/1900/2100
4GFDD: 1800/2100/2600 (B1/3/7)
TDD: (B38/39/40/41)
FDD: 1800/2100/2600 (B1/3/7)
TDD: (B38/39/40/41)

SoC MT6795 vs Snapdragon 650

Taking a look at the specs of both Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro vs the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, we see that the Pro version is using the big.LITTLE Qualcomm Snapdragon 650, in comparison to the standard version’s MTK6795 Helio X10.

big.LITTLE is a setup that allows the [email protected] to kick in when heavy lifting is required, while leaving the Cortex-A53 to handle things when CPU load isn’t so tough. In theory, this should provide an excellent combination of battery life and power.xiaomi-note-3-review-IMG_227711

The Snapdragon 650 carries the more powerful CPU and GPU, but whether that matters in real world usage is another story and we will be doing a full analysis battle between these two phones to see whether the difference will affect us.

Camera megapixels

Another difference is the 13MP sensor vs the 16MP sensor. Both of these sensors are the same size, however with the S5K3P3, pixel size has been shrunk to fit 16MP. The ongoing battle between more pixels vs bigger pixels has yet to be decided, with proponents from both camps claiming superiority.

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Qualcomm employs some interesting algorithms which cleans up noise very nicely, but this is usually at the expense of sharpness. As with the SoC battle, we will see which one of these cameras comes out on top in our full comparison next week.

this will likely come down to price vs TF SD expansion support

TF SD Expansion

The biggest difference factor in our view may be the Pro version’s inclusion of TF SD card support, allowing us to expand storage up to a whopping 128GB; though, when using a TF SD card, we are limited to Single-SIM.

Click for Redmi Note 3 Full review MTK6795 Helio X10 version

The similarities

Both the standard and Pro version support the same radio frequencies, the same display, same battery capacity, same set of components, and are identical style and build-wise.

Coming up

We will have a much more detailed comparison between these phones coming next week, but to throw forth an educated guess, this will likely come down to price vs TF SD expansion support and which one is more important to you. Which would you choose?

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While the Redmi Note 3 came very shortly after the Redmi Note 2 release, there has now been a follow up to the Redmi Note 3. Dubbed Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro, this newest Xiaomi is different than the Redmi Note 3 in several key areas. SoC MT6795 vs Snapdragon...
While the Redmi Note 3 came very shortly after the Redmi Note 2 release, there has now been a follow up to the Redmi Note 3. Dubbed Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro, this newest Xiaomi is different than the Redmi Note 3 in several key areas.<span id="more-10068"></span> <p style="text-align: center;"></p> <h5 style="text-align: left;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>SoC MT6795 vs Snapdragon 650</strong></span></h5> <p style="text-align: left;">Taking a look at the specs of both Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro vs the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, we see that the Pro version is using the big.LITTLE Qualcomm Snapdragon 650, in comparison to the standard version's MTK6795 Helio X10.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">big.LITTLE is a setup that allows the [email protected] to kick in when heavy lifting is required, while leaving the Cortex-A53 to handle things when CPU load isn't so tough. In theory, this should provide an excellent combination of battery life and power.<img class="size-large wp-image-4166 aligncenter" src="http://www.gizbeat.com/review/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/xiaomi-note-3-review-IMG_227711-1024x438.jpg" alt="xiaomi-note-3-review-IMG_227711" width="810" height="346" /></p> <p style="text-align: left;">The Snapdragon 650 carries the more powerful CPU and GPU, but whether that matters in real world usage is another story and we will be doing a full analysis battle between these two phones to see whether the difference will affect us.</p> <h5 style="text-align: left;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Camera megapixels</span></strong></h5> <p style="text-align: left;">Another difference is the 13MP sensor vs the 16MP sensor. Both of these sensors are the same size, however with the S5K3P3, pixel size has been shrunk to fit 16MP. The ongoing battle between more pixels vs bigger pixels has yet to be decided, with proponents from both camps claiming superiority.</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><img class="size-large wp-image-4399 aligncenter" src="http://www.gizbeat.com/review/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/xiaomi-redmi-note-3-review-IMG_2630-1024x471.jpg" alt="xiaomi-redmi-note-3-review-IMG_2630" width="810" height="373" /></p> <p style="text-align: left;">Qualcomm employs some interesting algorithms which cleans up noise very nicely, but this is usually at the expense of sharpness. As with the SoC battle, we will see which one of these cameras comes out on top in our full comparison next week.</p> <blockquote> <p style="text-align: left;">this will likely come down to price vs TF SD expansion support</p> </blockquote> <h5 style="text-align: left;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>TF SD Expansion</strong></span></h5> <p style="text-align: left;">The biggest difference factor in our view may be the Pro version's inclusion of TF SD card support, allowing us to expand storage up to a whopping 128GB; though, when using a TF SD card, we are limited to Single-SIM.</p> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.gizbeat.com/review/xiaomi-redmi-note-3-mtk/review/" target="_blank">Click for Redmi Note 3 Full review MTK6795 Helio X10 version</a></h4> <h5 style="text-align: left;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The similarities</span></strong></h5> <p style="text-align: left;">Both the standard and Pro version support the same radio frequencies, the same display, same battery capacity, same set of components, and are identical style and build-wise.</p> <h5><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Coming up</span></strong></h5> <p style="text-align: left;">We will have a much more detailed comparison between these phones coming next week, but to throw forth an educated guess, this will likely come down to price vs TF SD expansion support and which one is more important to you.¬†Which would you choose?</p>