Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime vs Redmi Note 3 Comparison [With Video]

Xiaomi has launched its latest smartphone, called the Redmi 3S Prime in the Indian market. On aesthetics front, it looks similar to the Redmi Note 3. But what does it pack under its hood? Let’s find out how similar or different both phones are, in terms of design, specifications and features. Scroll down to find out Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime vs Redmi Note 3 comparison with video.

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Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime vs Redmi Note 3 Comparison

Feature / Device Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
Size 8.5mm 8.7mm
Weight 144 grams 164 grams
Display 5-inch HD 5.5-inch Full HD
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Qualcomm Snapdragon 650
GPU Adreno 505 Adreno 510
RAM & Storage 3GB RAM+32GB storage (Redmi 3S Prime) / 2GB RAM+16GB storage (Redmi 3S) 3GB RAM+32GB storage / 2GB RAM+16GB storage
Rear Camera 13 mega pixel 16 mega pixel
Front Camera 5 mega pixel 5 mega pixel
IR Blaster Yes Yes
USB OTG Yes Yes
Dual SIM Yes Yes
Hybrid Yes Yes
Battery 4100mAh 4000mAh

Design

Both smartphones look very similar to each other. They flaunt their all metal body and feature a fingerprint sensor on the back. The Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime however, is smaller, lighter and slimmer compared to the Redmi Note 3. The Redmi 3S Prime measures 8.5mm and weighs 144 grams while the Redmi Note 3 has thickness of 8.7mm and weighs 144 grams.

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Display

The Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime features a 5-inch HD display with 720p resolution while Redmi Note 3 comes with a larger 5.5-inch display with 1080p resolution.

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Hardware Specs

The Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor coupled with Adreno 505 GPU. The Redmi Note 3 packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor coupled with Adreno 510 GPU. Both phones come in two variants based on RAM and storage- one with 2GB RAM+16GB storage while other variant packs 3GB of RAM+32GB of internal memory. Both phones support expandable storage using microSD card.

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Camera

The Xiaomi Redmi 3s sports a 13 mega pixel primary camera with LED flash while the Redmi Note 3 comes with a 16 mega pixel rear camera. As for front camera, both phones sport 5 mega pixel front facing cameras.

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Battery

While the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is fueled by a 4000mAh battery, the Redmi 3S Prime has a slightly more powerful 4100mAh battery. Moreover, the Redmi 3S Prime is likely to consume less battery due to its less powerful GPU and smaller display with lesser resolution.

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Additional Features

Both smartphones are equipped with IR Blaster that lets you control compatible home appliances. These phones also support USB OTG allowing users to transfer multimedia. It also lets users to watch movies and videos directly on the phone without transferring them.

Both Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime and Note 3 are hybrid dual SIM phones which means that you can either use two SIM cards or one SIM card and one microSD card simultaneously.

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Verdict

The Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime is a toned down version of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. If you ate looking for a compact yet premium looking phone then you should go for the Redmi 3s Prime. If you are a fan of large screens and great graphics, then you should go for the Redmi Note 3.

Video: Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime vs Redmi Note 3 Comparison

Also Read: Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime Review: Reasons To Buy & Not Buy [With Video]

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