If it’s just a battle between the two processors MediaTek and Snapdragon, it would be easier to predict which one is a better choice between Redmi Note 3 and Redmi Note 3 Pro.
The MediaTek 6795 X10 Helio processor is the flagship processor of the brand, but it wasn’t until it was used with the Redmi Note 3 that it became associated with mobile devices. This particular model is a 64-bit processor based on 28nm technology. It has an Octacore of A53 cortex.
When this processor was used on the Redmi Note 3, the device became known as the Snapdragon variant, giving consumers two devices to choose from, based on two different processors. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 is a hexacore, featuring dual core ARM cortex A72 and quad core A53 Cortex.
Between octacore and hexacore, MediaTek appears to be the winner, but based on benchmark performance, two additional cores don’t make a difference. In fact, its performance is low compared to the Snapdragon 650.
So where processors are concerned, Redmi Note 3 Pro (Snapdragon) has an edge. But let’s not forget that there are other features that come into play, some of which, if not all, contribute to improvements to performance.
While most of the specs on design and display are similar for both Redmi Note 3 (MediaTek) and Redmi Note 3 Pro (Snapdragon), there is a notable difference with the graphics processor Redmi Note 3 (PowerVR G6200) vs Redmi Note 3 Pro (Adreno 510). According to benchmark tests done, Adreno 510 offers a better performance, especially if you want a smooth gaming experience. The combination with a Snapdragon processor proves to be the better pairing.
In terms of battery life, Redmi Note 3 Pro has a slight edge with 4050mAh against the Note 3’s 4000mAh. Then again, how long the battery last will depend on how you use your phone and the number of apps installed and used.
As for camera performance, Redmi Note 3 takes the cake. It may only have 13MP rear camera and Geo tagging as a software feature, but it has plenty more features where it really matters. These include exposure compensation, ISO control, white balance presets, f2.2 aperture size, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, video sharing, and a camcorder capable of 1920×1080 (1080p HD) at 120 fps.
Well, from the looks of it, Redmi Note 3 (Snapdragon) may be the best choice between the two. But if you really want to pick one that matters, you may need to dig a little deeper.