Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is A Downgrade from Redmi Note 3? Here’s Head-to-Head Comparison Review! [VIDEO]By Anita Valencia, UniversityHerald Reporter
Xiaomi released Redmi Note 3's successor, the Redmi Note 4, and here's a full comparison on camera, specs, and overall performance of these devices.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 vs Redmi Note 4: Display and build
Redmi Note 3 and Note 4 are encased in full metal body with responsive fingerprint sensor at the back. The design of both phones do elevate the status from being mid-range to premium devices. On a side note, the Note 4 is heavier (175 gr) than Note 3 (164 gr), while both sporting 5.5 inch screen (1080 x 1920 pixels resolution) with MIUI 8 interface.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 vs Redmi Note 4: Camera
Redmi Note 3 packs 16MP rear camera, with dual LED flash, phase detection and autofocus, and 5MP front-facing snapper. Xiaomi downgrades the successor's rear camera as it sports a lower resolution with 13MP rear shooter.
The footage below shows side-by-side result of Redmi Note 3 and Note 4 camera for video recording:
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 vs Redmi Note 4: Hardware and software
Redmi Note 4 is powered by Mediatek MT6797 Helio X20, while Note 3 sports Snapdragon 650. Note 4 has more CPU cores which contribute to higher clock speed.
Both Xiaomi devices offers two variants. Note 4 Standard edition is equipped with 16GB storage capacity and 2GB RAM, while its High edition sports 64GB ROM and 3GB RAM. Note 3, on the other hand, features 16GB ROM backed by 2GB RAM for the Standard edition, while its High/Special edition boasts 32GB storage capacity coupled with 3GB of RAM.
On paper, the benchmark scoring would make Note 4 the winner; however, the latest test done by PC Advisor shows that Note 3 is much faster.
Xiaomi does not bother to upgrade the battery significantly in Note 4 as the flagship gets 4,100 mAh capacity, which is only 50 mAh bigger than what Note 3 features. Both sartphones feature fast-charging battery, wherein it only takes an hour to charge 50 percent of power, NDTV reported.
Redmi Note 3 pricepoint starts at $149 while Note 4's base price is at $194. The successor device is relatively new and the processor boasts more power for the phone's performance, although the camera downgrade may be a dealbreaker. The spacious RAM makes the phone a better choice than Note 3, albeit not significantly differ.
Check out the speedtest comparison between Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Redmi Note 4!