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Today, we have an interesting comparison, and the protagonists are the latest Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 phablet, which was released last month, and the older Note 5 phablet, that came in August 2015. If you want to know what similarities or differences are between them, this article will be very useful, as it will help you decide which device suits your needs.

Designs

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 measures 150x76x8.7mm and weights 164 grams. This device has a beautiful unibody design, it’s available in three variants of colors: Silver, Gray and Gold and has a circular fingerprint scanner on the back, under the rear camera. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is thinner and heavier, as it measures 153.2×76.1×7.6mm and weights 171 grams, while its back is made of Gorilla Glass 4 and it has a metal frame protecting the sides.

Displays



The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has an IPS LCD display of 5.5-inch that supports a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 403 ppi. The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has a larger Super AMOLED display of 5.7-inch that supports a higher resolution of 2560×1440 pixels at 518 ppi. This display will offer more vibrant colors, but the battery is draining faster.

Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 features a Qualcomm MSM8956 Snapdragon 650 chipset, a hexa-core processor formed from a quad-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1.4GHz and a dual-core Cortex A72 processor clocked at 1.8GHz, an Adreno 510 graphics card and it comes in two RAM variants of 2GB and 3GB. The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has an Exynos 7420 Octa chipset, an octa-core processor formed from a quad-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1.5GHz and a quad-core Cortex A57 processor clocked at 2.1GHz, a Mali-T760MP8 graphics card and 4GB of RAM.

Storages

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has been released in two internal storage variants of 16GB (2GB of RAM) and 32GB (3GB of RAM), which you can expand up to 128GB using a microSD card. The Galaxy Note 5 comes in three internal storage variants of 32GB, 64GB and 128GB, but it doesn’t provide a card slot for storage expansion.

Cameras

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

Batteries

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has a very powerful battery of 4000 mAH, while the Galaxy Note 5 houses a smaller battery of 3000 mAh. However, none of the batteries can be removed.

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