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The Xiaomi Redmi 3 and Samsung Galaxy S7 have been released in January and March 2016 respectively. They have different specifications, so if you’re undecided which phone to buy, read this comparison. It will help you take the best decision.


The Xiaomi Redmi 3 measures 139.3×69.6×8.5mm and weights 144 grams. Its body is made of aluminum and on its back you’ll see a “gorgeous arrangement of diamonds”, that makes the phone unique. It has the rear camera located in the upper left corner and below the screen you’ll see three capacitive buttons. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S7 is slimmer and heavier as it measures 142.4×69.6×7.9mm and weights 152 grams. It has a more premium design, inherited from its predecessor: glass back with a metal frame, and Samsung has brought back dust and water protection.


The Xiaomi Redmi 3 has an IPS LCD display of 5-inch that supports a resolution of 1280×720 pixels at 294 ppi. The Samsung Galaxy S7 has a bigger super AMOLED display of 5.1-inch that supports a higher resolution of 2560×1440 pixels at 577 ppi.

Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM

The Xiaomi Redmi 3 features a Qualcomm MSM8939v2 Snapdragon 616 chipset, a quad-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.2GHz and a quad-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.5GHz, an Adreno 405 graphics card and 2GB of RAM. The Samsung Galaxy S7 has been released in two variants:

– Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 or Exynos 8890 Octa
– Processor: dual-core Kryo CPU clocked at 2.15GHz and a dual-core Kryo CPU clocked at 1.6GHz or a quad-core Mongoose CPU clocked at 2.3GHz and a quad-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.6GHz
– Graphics card: Adreno 530 or Mali-T880 MP12
– RAM: 4GB of RAM.


The Xiaomi Redmi 3 comes with an internal storage of 16GB, while the Samsung Galaxy S7 has been released in two internal storage variants of 32GB and 64GB. Both devices come with a microSD card slot that supports memory cards up to 256GB for storage expansion.


The Xiaomi Redmi 3 sports a primary camera of 13MP that features phase detection autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama, geo-tagging and a secondary camera of 5MP. The Samsung Galaxy S7 has a weaker primary camera of 12MP that features OIS, LED flash, phase detection autofocus, geo-tagging, auto HDR, panorama, face detection, touch focus and a secondary camera of 5MP.


The Xiaomi Redmi 3 is powered by a non-removable battery of 4100 mAh which is more powerful than the non-removable 3000 mAh battery that the Samsung Galaxy S7 features.