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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 are two phablets that have been released in 2015. They’re totally different, and you’ll convince yourself by looking at their designs, but their specs are also reflecting who the winner is. So, today we’re going to compare them and let you decide which one of these two handsets suits your needs better.


The Galaxy Note 5 measures 153.2×76.1×7.6mm and weights 171 grams Its back s no longer made of plastic, but of glass, and it’s pretty shinny and kind of slippery, so make sure not to drop it! On the other hand, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is thicker as it measures 150x76x8.7mm, but it is lighter, measuring only 164 grams, while its body is made of metal and on the back, below the camera, you can find a fingerprint scanner. The Note 5 has its sensor hidden inside the home button, below the screen.


The Galaxy Note 5 features a super AMOLED display of 5.7-inch that supports a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels at 518 ppi and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has an IPS LCD display of 5.5-inch that supports lower resolution of only 1920×1080 pixels at 403 ppi.

Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM

The Galaxy Note 5 features an Exynos 7420 chipset, an octa-core processor formed from a quad-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1.5GHz and a quad-core processor clocked at 2.1GHz, a Mali-T760MP8 graphics card and 4GB of RAM. On the other hand, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 comes with a Mediatek MT6795 Helio X10 chipset, an octa-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 2GHz, a PowerVR G6200 graphics card and 2GB or 3GB of RAM.


The Galaxy Note 5 has been released in three internal storage variants of 32GB, 64GB and 128GB. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 comes in two internal storage variants of 16GB (the variant with 2GB of RAM) and 32GB (the variant with 3GB of RAM). Unfortunately, none of these two devices feature a card slot for storage expansion.


The Galaxy Note 5 sports a primary camera of 16MP (found on the rear side of the phablet) that features OIS, autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, HDR, panorama, touch focus, face detection and a secondary camera of 5MP (found on the front side of the handset). The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has a weaker primary camera of 13MP with autofocus, dual-LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection, HDR, panorama, touch focus and a secondary camera of 5MP.


Both phablets feature non-removable batteries, but the Galaxy Note 5 has a weaker one of 3000 mAh compared with the 4000 mAh battery that’s found on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 device.