The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has been released back in February 2016, while the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 should be in stores by the end of this month. We’ll compare these two models and you’ll decide if it’s worth buying the previous Note 3 or its successor.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 measures 150x76x8.7mm and weights 164 grams. On the other hand, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is slightly slimmer and lighter as it measures 151x76x8.4mm and weights 175 grams. Both devices have full metal bodies and a rounded fingerprint button below the rear camera, but the Note 3 is curvier on the sides and has two slim lines at the top and bottom, while the Note 4 has wider radio antenna lines.
Both devices come with an IPS LCD display of 5.5-inch that supports a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 401 ppi.
Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 features a Qualcomm MSM8956 Snapdragon 650 chipset, a dual-core Cortex A72 CPU clocked at 1.8GHz and a quad-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.4GHz, an Adreno 510 graphics card and 2GB or 3GB of RAM. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 has a Mediatek MT6797 Helio X20 chipset, a deca-core CPU clocked at 2.1GHz, a Mali-T880 MP4 graphics card and 2GB or 3GB of RAM.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has been released in two internal storage variants of 16GB and 32GB, while the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is expected to be available in two internal storage variants of 16GB and 64GB. Both devices support a microSD card with a maximum capacity of 256GB, for storage expansion.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 sports a primary camera of 16MP that features dual-LED flash, phase detection autofocus, geo-tagging, HDR, face detection, touch focus, panorama and a secondary camera of 5MP. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 has a weaker primary camera of 13MP with phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash, geo-tagging, HDR, panorama, touch focus and a secondary camera of 5MP.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 comes with a non-removable battery of 4000 mAh which is slightly less powerful than the non-removable battery of 4100 mAh that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 has.