Xiaomi has just released the Redmi Note 4, a phablet that costs only $135 and has decent specs. The Galaxy Note 7 was unveiled at the beginning of this month and it’s almost six times more expensive than its rival, being considered Samsung’s most powerful smartphone. Today, we’ll compare these two devices and you’ll decide which one is worth buying.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 measures 151x76x8.4mm and weights 175 grams. It has a full metal body with two lines on its back, and a fingerprint scanner below the rear camera. The phone is similar to Samsung’s Galaxy C7 2017, but it lacks a home button. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is slimmer and lighter as it measures 153.5×73.9×7.9mm and weights 169 grams. It looks exactly like the Galaxy S7 Edge, as it has a glass back and a curved metal frame, but it offers a stylus for taking notes or writing directly on the (dual-edge) screen.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 has an IPS LCD display of 5.5-inch that supports a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 401 ppi. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has a bigger super AMOLED display of 5.7-inch that supports a higher resolution of 2560×1440 pixels at 518 ppi.
Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 features a Mediatek MT6797 Helio X20 chipset, a deca-core CPU clocked at 2.1GHz, a Mali-T880 MP4 graphics card and 3GB or 4GB of RAM. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has a Exynos 8890 Octa chipset, a quad-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.6GHz and a quad-core Mongoose CPU clocked at 2.3GHz, a Mali-T880 MP12 graphics card and 4GB of RAM.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 comes in two internal storage variants of 16GB and 64GB while the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has an internal storage of 64GB. However, both devices feature a microSD card slot that supports memory cards up to 256GB for storage expansion.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 sports a primary camera of 13MP that features phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash, face detection, geo-tagging, HDR, panorama and a secondary camera of 5MP. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has a weaker primary camera of 12MP that features LED flash, phase detection autofocus, geo-tagging, face detection, auto HDR, panorama and a secondary camera of 5MP.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is powered by a non-removable battery of 4100 mAh, while the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has a non-removable battery of 3500 mAh.