Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 specs comparison review: Which device is worth buying?

(Samsung)Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 are two of the most well-known Android phablets in the market right now, as both devices have impressive specifications perfectly suited for a tech-savvy user. To give readers an idea of which device is worth buying, here is a comparison between the two Android devices:

Storage, RAM capacity and processors

When it comes to internal storage, RAM capacity and processors, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has an edge with its 4 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage and Exynos 8890 Octa chipset. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 comes in two variants which both sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 Hexa-core chipset. Its internal storage capacities are 16 GB and 32 GB, while RAM capacities of the variants are 2 GB and 3 GB.

Operating System

In terms of Android operating system, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is more advanced with its latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system, with a planned upgrade to the newly-released 7.0 Nougat system. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, on the other hand, is a bit behind since it runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop.

(Reuters/Bobby Yip)Xiaomi vice president Hugo Barra poses with a Redmi Note 3 during an interview with Reuters after a launching ceremony in Hong Kong, China March 21, 2016.

Battery and camera

For the battery capacity, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has a 4,000 mAh battery, while the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 sports 3,500 mAh batteries. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 packs a punch with its 16MP rear snapper and 5MP front selfie camera, besting its competitor Samsung Galaxy Note 7 which has a 12MP rear and 5MP front camera.

Screen size, display and resolution

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has a super AMOLED display and 5.7-inch dual-curved screen with a 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution. Although it has a slightly smaller 5.5-inch screen, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is still a good buy with its Full HD IPS LCD display panel and 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution.


For obvious reasons, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 comes at a higher price of $900 each. However, with all the controversy faced by the Korean tech giant due to issues in the flagship phablet's battery, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is a good option since it is only worth $200.

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