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The Chinese Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 used to reign over the mid ranged market but now it looks like Samsung has created a top contender for that spot. Samsung is known for creating devices that fit all price ranges and their best mid ranged device is the Galaxy J2 Pro. Right now we will pin the two smartphones against each other and see which one prevails.

Let’s start by taking a look under the hood of both devices. Samsung’s Galaxy J2 Pro is powered by a Spreadtrum SC8830 processor that’s paired with 2GB of RAM and a 2,600 mAh battery, while on the other hand the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 chipset that’s also paired with 2GB of RAM and a significantly larger 4,000 mAh battery.

Both devices come with 16GB of internal storage space that can be expanded up to 128GB via microSD card.

These two affordable smartphones run on Google’s Android operating system, the only difference being the version. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 runs on Android 5.02 Lollipop OS that uses the company’s own MIUI skin and the Galaxy J2 Pro runs on a more advanced Android 6.0 Marshmallow that’s coupled with the TouchWiz interface.

Now let’s see which device sports the better camera hardware. The Galaxy J2 Pro sports an 8MP rear camera that features LED flash, f/2.2 opening and autofocus, and a 5MP camera on the front side.

Redmi Note’s camera department is an entirely different story, sporting a huge 16MP main camera that features double LED flash, phase detection autofocus and f/2.0 aperture and a 5MP secondary camera.

The fight was tough but it looks like Samsung’s phone prevailed. The only category in which Samsung lost was in the camera one, but it compensates for that with its high performances and bigger battery life and also because of its more advanced operating system.