Comparing Xiaomi’s Budget Smartphones: Mi 3, Redmi Note and Redmi 1S

Last Updated on 05/11/2022

Comparing Xiaomi's Budget Smartphones: Mi 3, Redmi Note and Redmi 1S

Xiaomi One of the top mobile companies in China has begun operations in India by launching its flagship phone ” Mi 3” with an astonishingly low price of just the price of Rs. 13,999. In addition to Mi 3, Xiaomi announced the launch of their inexpensive smartphones including Redmi 1S and Note, priced at Redmi 1S and Redmi Note, priced at the price of Rs. 6,999 and Rs. 9,999 respectively. Both phones will be available for sale in the coming weeks. Xiaomi has partnered exclusively with Flipkart to sell as well as distribution of Mi phones in India. In the beginning there were 36 service centers spread across the 20 most populous cities, including two special Mi Service Centers situated in Delhi and Bangalore are in place to offer after-sales support. An exclusive Mi Hotline (1800-103-6286) that is open all days of the week (9:00-18:00) has been set up to provide hassle-free customer assistance.

We had the opportunity to spend time with these three devices during the Xiaomi launch event in India. Mi 3 is a top-quality smartphone. Mi 3 packs top-notch hardware and its aluminum-magnesium alloy is luxurious in the hands. Mi3 is without doubt the top price-conscious smartphone available today! Comparatively with Mi 3, Redmi 1S is a basic phone, while Redmi Note is a mid-range phone that offers users the most value for budget at a very reasonable price. In contrast to Mi 3, both the Redmi phones have a shiny plastic back cover, dual-SIM card capabilities, as well as support for expanding storage with a microSD card. The commonality among all phones isthat they provide USB OTG support and have a strengthened USB port and run MIUIwhich is Xiaomi’s user-friendly and intuitive Android OS that offers a variety of options to customize for those who want to.

specifications Comparison of Xiaomi Mi 3, Redmi Note, and Redmi 1S –

Mi 3

Redmi Note

Redmi 1S

2.3 GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 800 1.7 GHz Octa-core MediaTek MT6592 1.6 GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 400

Android 4.4.2 Android 4.2.2 Android 4.3

Adreno 330 ARM Mali-450 Adreno 305

5 inches Full HD (1920x 1080) 5 inch IPS LCD with 441ppi 5.5 inches IPS HD TV with resolution of 1280×720 pixels 4.7 inches IPS HD display with resolution of 1280×720 pixels

Main Camera
13 MP Autofocus, dual-LED flash 13.MP Autofocus camera that has LED flash Camera with 8MP Autofocus that has LED flash

1080p recording @ 30fps (Both cameras) 1080 p (1920×1080) Video recording in Full HD 1080p video recording

Front Camera
2MP 5MP 1.6MP


16GB Internal 8GB Internal 8GB Internal

MicroSD Slot
NO Expandable up to 32GB Expandable up to 64GB

Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 A/B/G/N/AC, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, USB OTG, NFC Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ Bluetooth 4.0 GPS+AGPS, USB OTG 3G/2G Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/, Bluetooth 4.0 GPS+AGPS, OTG, USB OTG


3050 mAh Non-removable 3100mAh 2000mAh removable

144 x 73.6 x 8.1 mm 154 x 78.7 x 9.45 mm 137 x 69 x 9.9 mm

145g 199g 158g

Metallic Gray White Grey, White

Price in India

Rs. 13,999

Rs. 9,999

Rs. 6,999

Mi 3 will go on sale in India beginning at 12pm on the 22nd of July. Anyone who is interested can sign up using their Flipkart account prior to July 22nd, and be eligible to purchase Mi3 Mi3 on the day of sale.

Sign up today to purchase Mi 3 for the day of sale!

Bert Hoxton

Bert Hoxton