With the arrival of Xiaomi in Nepal officially, we have now more options to choose smartphones from different manufactures in different price range. And with the launch of Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro at Rs.23499 in Nepal, Xiaomi fans are now more confused between Redmi 3 Pro and Redmi Note 3. So today we are going to compare these two devices and will find out which one is better in your budget.
Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro Vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro
150 x 76 x 8.7 mm
139.3 x 69.6 x 8.5 mm
5.5 inches Full HD(1080 x 1920 pixels) display (401ppi)
13MP, f2.0, phase detection autofocus, single LED flash
5 MP with aperture f/2.0
5MP with aperture f2.2
Android v5.1.1 Lollipop with MIUI 7
Android v5.1.1 Lollipop with MIUI 7
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.1, IR blaster, 3G, 4G LTE, Dual-SIM(Hybrid)
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, IR blaster, 3G, 4G LTE, CDMA, Dual-SIM(Hybrid)
4050mAh non-removable battery with fast charging
4100 mAh non-removable battery
Design and build quality:
Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro looks very similar to Redmi Note 3 as both devices carry same design language. But since Redmi 3 Pro comes with a smaller display, it feels quite compact and light compared to Redmi Note 3. Also, both devices come with full Aluminum body which gives a premium feel on hand when you hold these devices. Overall, they look nice and build quality is great on their price range.
Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro comes with 5 inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels, whereas Redmi Note 3 comes with 5.5inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. Even though Redmi Note 3 comes with bigger display compared to Redmi 3 Pro, it packs a higher resolution, which makes it display sharper than Redmi 3 Pro’s display. Viewing angles and color reproduction are both great on these two devices. However, Redmi Note 3 screen is tad brighter than Redmi 3 Pro screen, but you can use both devices easily under direct sunlight.
Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 Octa-core CPU, whereas Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 Hexa-core CPU. Now don’t get fooled by the numbers of cores because even though Redmi Note 3 comes with only 6 cores compared to 8 cores on Redmi 3 Pro, Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 is faster in terms of CPU and GPU performances than Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 CPU. As Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 comes with Dual Cortex-A72 cores, Four Cortex-A53 cores and Adreno 510 GPU whereas Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 comes with Eight Cortex-A53 cores and Adreno 405 GPU.
Here are some benchmark results of both devices:
There is nothing much to talk about in this segment as both devices performs average when it comes to Camera Quality. But since, Redmi Note 3 comes with a 16MP ISOCELL camera sensor, it is better compared to 13MP camera on Redmi 3 Pro. Don’t expect anything miraculous from the camera of these two smartphones. However, uploading photos taken with these two smartphone’s camera to social media accounts will be fine.
Redmi Note 3 has already proved that it one of the best smartphones in its price segment that comes with excellent battery life with around 5-6 hours of screen on time. But since Redmi 3 Pro comes with extra 50mAh battery, small and lower resolution display and more power efficient processor compared to Redmi Note 3, you can expect screen on time somewhere around 7-8 hours. All this mean is both devices will last at least a day in heavy usage and around 2 days of moderate usage. Both devices support Quick Charge 1.0, which does help you to charge a battery faster than other normal smartphones.
A few things to know:
Both devices come with a Hybrid SIM card slot which means you cannot use two SIM cards at once if you want to expand the storage via a MicroSD card. Redmi Note 3 supports 2G, 3G and 4G LTE networks, whereas Redmi 3 Pro supports 2G, 3G, 4G LTE and CDMA networks. Redmi 3 Pro comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage, which is making a lot of confusion among my fans, as they are thinking Vatsal Impex Pvt Ltd (Authorized distributor of Xiaomi) has launched Redmi Note 3 Pro (3GB variant) in Nepal which is not true. Redmi 3 Pro and Redmi Note 3 are different segment smartphones from Xiaomi and comes with different specs. Now back to comparison, As Redmi 3 Pro comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM, Redmi Note 2 comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage option in Nepal. Sadly, capacitive buttons on the Redmi 3 Pro are not backlit whereas on Redmi Note 3, they are. And lastly, both devices come with fingerprint sensor on the back of the device which is fast, accurate and moreover very convenience to unlock the device.
Price and Final Thoughts:
Redmi 3 Pro is priced at Rs.23499 whereas Redmi Note 3 is priced at Rs.24999, so total we have Rs.1500 price difference on both devices. Personally, my favorite is Redmi Note 3, as it comes with big displays and powerful processor compared to Redmi 3 Pro. If you are looking for a best CDMA android smartphone around 23k budget, then definitely Redmi 3 pro is made only for you. But if you don’t use CDMA SIM and want an ultimate gaming smartphone under 25k then Redmi Note 3 is made only for you.