The Xiaomi Redmi smartphones have been quite popular in India. The Chinese electronics company headquartered in Beijing has released the Redmi 3 in China, which follows the Redmi 2 Prime that has been released in August 2015. The Xiaomi Redmi 3 will be also released in India sometime soon, and in order to make a wise decision, today we’re going to compare the Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime and Xiaomi Redmi 3.
The Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime measures 134x67x9mm and weights 133 grams. The phone has a simple plastic back, a bit curved on the edges and with rounded corners. On the other hand, the Xiaomi Redmi 3 is thinner and heavier as it measures 139.3×69.6×8.5mm and weights 144 grams. This is a budget friendly smartphone with a full metal body that looks amazing with the diamond texture.
The Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime features an IPS LCD display of 4.7-inch that supports a resolution of 1280×720 pixels at 312 ppi. The Xiaomi Redmi 3 has a larger IPS LCD display of 5-inch that supports the same resolution.
Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM
The Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime comes with a Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 chipset, a quad-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, an Adreno 306 graphics card and 2GB of RAM. The new Xiaomi Redmi 3 features a more powerful Qualcomm MSM8939v2 Snapdragon 616 chipset, an octa-core processor formed from a quad-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1.2GHz and a quad-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1.5GHz, an Adreno 405 graphics card and 2GB of RAM.
Both devices have been released with an internal storage of 16GB. However, the Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime supports a microSD card with a maximum capacity of 32GB while the Xiaomi Redmi 3 supports allows you to get up to 128GB of storage.
The Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime sports a primary camera of 8MP (found on the rear side of the handset) that features autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, face detection, geo-tagging, HDR and a secondary camera of only 2MP (found on the front side of the smartphone). On the other hand, the Xiaomi Redmi 3 comes with a more powerful primary camera of 13MP that features LED flash, autofocus, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR and a secondary camera of 5MP.
Both smartphones come with non-removable batteries, but the Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime has one of only 2200 mAh, while the Xiaomi Redmi 3 received a giant battery of 4100 mAh.