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Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 vs Redmi 3S Prime Review: Comparing Specs, Functions of The Budget-Phones; Which One is Better?

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Redmi 3S Prime almost look identical in a glance. Both offers impressive functionalities and features but which one is better?

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 specs review

The Redmi Note 3 has just been released and now it is one of the best-selling smartphones after selling 1.75 million units in five months, Firspost reported. It is no surprise that the device offers high quality specs but in cheaper price. The 5.5-inch smartphone offers high pixel density of 403 ppi with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. It runs Android Lollipop with Snapdragon 650, Hexa-core. There are two storage options: 16 GB, 2 GB RAM and 32 GB, 3 GB RAM.

The design is sleek and elegant - it already features fast fingerprint scanner and is also VR-ready. There are 16 MP and 5 MP cameras, Bluetooth 4.1 and huge battery capacity of 4,000 mAH non-removable. It features fast-charging, too.

Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime specs review

Running a newer Android OS, Marshmallow, the 5 inch smartphone has a slim design and light weight with only 144 grams. It has 720 x 1280 pixels resolution with 294 ppi pixel density and packs 13 MP/ 5 MP cameras. Snapdragon 430, Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex A53 is paired with 3GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. The hybrid phone uses the second SIM card slot to for memory expansion.

Redmi 3S Prime has slightly bigger battery with 4,100 mAh capacity, non removable and features fast-charging. Other components include Bluetooth 4.1 and fingerprint sensor.

Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime vs Redmi Note 3

Both flagships do great performance in gaming especially in graphics intensive duty. Both also produce good images from the front shooter. As for the rear shooter, Redmi Note 3 can produce better image qualities. Another thing to consider is the absence of dedicated MicroSD slot in Redmi 3S Prime - which some view as a deal breaker.

While both flaghsips are great buy, for those seeking larger screen, better resolutions and better graphics for gaming, the Redmi Note 3 is serving them well.

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