Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 vs Note 3

Xiaomi has introduced the successor of Redmi Note 3, the Redmi Note 4 a couple of weeks ago. As Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is a successor of Redmi Note 3, it has upgraded specifications but, it has similar traits of Note 3 in terms of design. In some areas, it is slightly inferior to the Redmi Note 3.

So, if you are confused in deciding the best pick to cater your requirements, this quick comparison review will help you.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 vs Redmi Note 3 Specifications

Key SpecsXiaomi Redmi Note 4Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
Display5.5 inch IPS LCD display5.5 inch IPS LCD display
Screen Resolution1920 x 1080 pixels1920 x 1080 pixels
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0 MarshmallowAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
ChipsetQualcomm Snadpragon 625Qualcomm Snadpragon 650
Processor Octa-core:
8 x 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53
Hexa-core:
2 x 1.8 GHz Cortex-A72
4 x 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUAdreno 506Adreno 510
Memory2 GB / 3 GB / 4 GB3 GB / 4 GB
Inbuilt Storage 32 GB / 64 GB16 GB / 32 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, up to 128 GBYes, up to 128 GB
Primary Camera13 MP, f/2.0, dual LED Flash, PDAF16 MP, f/2.0, dual LED Flash, PDAF
Video RecordingUp to 1080p @ 30FPSUp to 1080p @ 30FPS
Secondary Camera5 MP5 MP
Fingerprint SensorYesYes
4G readyYesYes
SIM card typeDual SIM, hybrid SIM card slotDual SIM, hybrid SIM card slot
Weight175 grams164 grams
Dimensions151 x 76 x 8.35 mm150 x 76 x 8.7 mm
Battery 4100 mAh4100 mAh
Price 2 GB / 32 GB - Rs. 9,999
3 GB / 32 GB - Rs. 10,999
4 GB / 64 GB - Rs. 12,999
2 GB / 16 GB - Rs. 9,999
3 GB / 32 GB - Rs. 11,999

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Display

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

The Redmi Note 4 comes with a 5.50-inch IPS LCD display and a resolution of 1080 X 1920 pixels, which is similar in the Redmi Note 3 as well. However, the Note 4 also comes with a 2.5D curved glass, giving you a much better viewing experience.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

So, both the phones offer same screen with light sensors on the top. This helps in getting readable screen automatically in vivid lighting conditions. We can conclude there is no difference in the display of both these phones, but the Redmi Note 4 wins due to its 2.5D curved glass.

Hardware And Storage

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

The latest offering from Xiaomi is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset and octa core, 2.2GHz processor. The processor is further coupled to either a 3GB or 4GB RAM and internal storage – 32GB or 64GB.

As for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, it comes with a Hexa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 clubbed to Adreno 510 GPU processor. Further coupled to 2GB/16 GB or 3GB/ 32GB memory and storage options.

Redmi Note 3 (10)

If you are a gaming enthusiast then surely Redmi Note 3 will give you better performance over the Redmi Note 4. But, Redmi Note 4 chipset is more balanced and will give a decent performance while conserving the battery. So, if you are more oriented towards balance, then Redmi Note 4 and for added push in the performance, Redmi Note 3 should be your pick.

Recommended: Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Quick Review, Camera Overview And Hands On

Camera

Redmi Note 4 is equipped with 13MP f/2.0 primary camera on the back which is further accompanied with dual-LED flash, phase detection, and autofocus. Recording can be done up to 1080p at 30FPS from the rear camera. The front is fitted with a 5MP camera.

The photos in the natural and artificial lights are pretty good in the Redmi Note 4 but, you cannot expect exceptional results.

The Redmi Note 3 features a 16MP camera with f/2.0, phase detection, autofocus and LED flash. The recording is similar to Redmi Note i.e 1080p at 30FPS. The front is also equipped with 5MP camera with f/2.0 aperture. Comparing the images of both the phones, the Redmi Note 4 gave better results over Redmi Note 3 while the front images does not have significant differences.

Connectivity

On Redmi Note 4, you get dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, Infrared, GPS and FM Radio. The connectivity options for Redmi Note 3 are similar with a difference of Bluetooth 4.1.

Battery

Both the phones have a powerful battery pack. The Redmi Note 4 is equipped with 4100mAh while the Redmi Note 3 comes with 4,050mAh. So, you get a slightly bigger battery in Redmi Note 4.

That said, the Redmi Note 4 comes with a less powerful and more efficient Snapdragon 625 processor. While the Redmi Note 3’s battery life is stellar, too, the Redmi Note 4’s battery life is even better.

Pricing & Availability

There are more options for Redmi Note 4 which include 3GB/ 32GB priced at Rs 9,999, 3GB/64GB priced at Rs 11,999 and 4GB/ 64GB version at Rs 12,999.

The Redmi Note 3 is available in two options with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage at Rs 9,999. Whereas, the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage come at Rs 11,999.

Conclusion

Though Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is slightly better on some grounds from Redmi Note 3, we cannot say that it outperformed its predecessor. And, this is the reason why there might be confusion among buyers to select the right phone for them.

If you can live with an average camera but need a much more powerful chipset then the Redmi Note 3 might be your choice.

If better camera, more RAM and storage with a balanced performance is what you are looking then Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is the option for you.