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Today we’ll present you two phablets with the same screen size and a similar design, which have been released this year. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 arrived in February 2016 and the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) came in April. They’re both mid-range smartphones, so if you want to find out which one has better specs, check out this comparison.

Designs

The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) measures 151.7x76x7.8mm and weights 170 grams. On the other hand, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is relatively thicker, measuring 150x76x8.7mm and it’s 6 grams lighter. Both phablets have a full metal body, a back curved on the edges and a rear camera located in the central top, but the Galaxy J7 2016 has the LED flash in the right side of the camera, while the Redmi Note 3 has the dual-LED flash sitting between the camera and the fingerprint scanner.

Displays



Both phones have 5.5-inch screens, but they use different technologies and support different resolutions: the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) has a super AMOLED with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels at 267 ppi, while the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 uses an IPS LCD display with a higher resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 403 ppi.

Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM

The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) has been released in two variants of chipsets, processors and graphics cards:

– a Qualcomm MSM8952 Snapdragon 617 chipset, a quad-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.0GHz and a quad-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.6GHz, an Adreno 405 graphics card and 2GB of RAM
– an Exynos 7870 Octa chipset, an octa-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.6GHz, a Mali-T830MP2 graphics card and 2GB of RAM.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 features a superior Qualcomm MSM8956 Snapdragon 650 chipset with a quad-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.4GHz and a dual-core Cortex A72 CPU clocked at 1.8GHz, an Adreno 510 graphics card and 2GB or 3GB of RAM.

Storages

The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) comes with an internal storage of 16GB, while the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has been released in two internal storage variants of 16GB and 32GB. Both devices feature a microSD card slot that supports cards up with a maximum capacity of 256GB.

Cameras

The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) sports a primary camera of 13MP that features autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, geo-tagging, HDR, panorama, face detection and a secondary camera of 5MP. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has a better primary camera of 16MP with dual-LED flash, phase detection autofocus, HDR, panorama, face detection, touch focus, geo-tagging and a secondary camera of 5MP.

Batteries

The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) is powered by a removable battery of 3000 mAh, which is less powerful than the non-removable 4000 mAh battery that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 comes with.

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