Differences between Redmi Note 3G (MediaTek) and Redmi Note 4G (Snapdragon)

Differences between Redmi Note 3G (MediaTek) and Redmi Note 4G (Snapdragon)

Today, Xiaomi launched its 5.5″ smartphone ” Redmi Note” in India which will be available for purchase on December 2nd on Flipkart. Redmi Note Redmi Note has been launched in two versions – the 3G model is priced at the price of Rs. 8,999 while the 4G variant costs the price of Rs. 9,999. In the beginning, Redmi Note will go on sale , while the 4G version is expected to launch in the latter part of December. Xiaomi is planning to offer the 4G model through Flipkart as well as through the 100 Airtel exclusive stores as well in six cities: Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, and Mumbai. The Redmi Note 4G that is available in India is specifically designed specifically for India. To purchase it from Airtel the customers need sign up on the Airtel website and after that, they’ll be able to purchase it in person.

The Redmi Noteand Redmi Note 4G might look similar in regards to design and style however, they have quite different set of hardware. The 4G version that was that was launched in India has dual-band technology which supports both TDD-LTE Band 40 as well as FDD-LTE Band 3. In addition, the main distinction between the two is that they run on an entirely different processor – Redmi Note runs on an 1.7GHz Octa-core MediaTek processor, while Redmi Note 4G is powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor. According to reports, the Octa-core model is superior than the Snapdragon one with regards to performance and energy consumption. Additionally, the Redmi Note 4G is only a single SIM device, while 3G has Dual-SIM. The 3G model runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean while 4G is running Android 4.4 KitKat, which is a bit disappointing, even the 3G model will receive the KitKat update in the near future. Take a look at the table below for a quick review of the differences between the the Redmi Note 3G model and its 4G counterpart..

Redmi Note 3G Vs. Redmi Note 4G [Specifications Comparison[Specifications Comparison]


Redmi Note

Redmi Note 4G
Chipset (CPU) 1.7GHz Octa-core (8-core) MediaTek MT6592 CPU 1.6GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 400 MSM8928 CPU
OS Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) optimized using MIUI 5 Android 4.4 (KitKat) optimized

with MIUI 5
GPU ARM Mali 450 Adreno 305
Display 5.5-inch HD (1280×720) IPS

display at 267ppi
5.5-inch HD (1280×720) IPS

display at 267ppi
Camera 13MP rear camera that has autofocus as well as LED flash. 13MP rear camera that has autofocus as well as LED flash.
Front Camera 5MP 5MP
Memory 2GB 2GB LPDDR3
Storage 8GB Internal 8GB Internal
MicroSD slot Expandable up to 32GB Expandable up to 64GB
Network Supports 3G(WCDMA) as well as 2G(GSM) networks. Supports 4G (FDD-LTE & TD-LTE), 3G(WCDMA) and 2G(GSM)
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi 802.11 A/B/G/N/AC, supports 2.4 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz bands
Dual-SIM YES (WCDMA + GSM)
NO (Single SIM)
SIM Type Mini-SIM Mini-SIM
Battery 3100mAh removable battery 3100mAh removable battery
Dimension 154 x 78.7 x 9.45 mm 154 x 78.7 x 9.45 mm
Weight
199g

185g
Price in India
Rs. 8,999

Rs. 9,999
Availability 2nd Dec at Flipkart The end of December is Flipkart and also through Airtel exclusive stores

The comparison above should be useful in determining the best option to go for. We believe it’s best to go with the 3G version since 4G isn’t widely available in India and has dual SIM capability, which is an important feature for the majority of users. But, we cannot judge the performance of these phones until actual comparison reviews and benchmark tests are available. Visit the Mi 3 and Redmi 1S section for more fascinating information!

Bert Hoxton

Bert Hoxton