Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 vs Redmi Note 3 Pro & Note 3, Is it worth to upgrade?
Xiaomi has released Redmi Note 4 following its Redmi Note series device. However, you might be thinking if you should upgrade to the newer model or not. We will tell you everything you should know about Redmi Note 4, Redmi Note 3 Pro and Redmi Note 3. Let’s have a look at technical specifications for all three models;
Redmi Note 3
Redmi Note 3 Pro
Redmi Note 4
|Resolution||1920×1080 pixels||1920×1080 pixels||1920×1080 pixels|
|Front Camera||5MP, f/2.0||5MP, f/2.0||5MP, f/2.0|
|CPU||Mediatek Helio X10||Snapdragon 650||Mediatek Helio X20|
|GPU||PowerVR G6200||Adreno 510||Mali-T880 MP4|
|Battery||4000 mAh||4000 mAh||4100 mAh|
|Dimension||150 x 76 x 8.7 mm||150 x 76 x 8.7 mm||151 x 76 x 8.4 mm|
|Weight||164 grams||164 grams||175 grams|
|Frame||Full Metal||Full Metal||Full Metal|
Display Size, Resolution, RAM and Secondary Camera remain unchanged for all three models.
Storage : Redmi Note 3 and Note 3 Pro both are available with 16GB and 32GB storage version, but Xiaomi has now followed Apple business trend and didn’t launch Redmi Note 4 with 32GB storage. You can either go for 16GB or 64GB version.
Redmi Note 3 Doesn’t support MicroSD card, but Redmi Note 3 Pro and Redmi Note 4 both let you expand storage with MicroSD, up to 256GB.
Battery : Xiaomi has boosted 100 mAh power with Redmi Note 4, and that’s why it is 11 grams heavier compared to other 2 models. Redmi Note 4 features 4100 mAh battery, and rest 2 models feature 4000 mAh. All the models support fast charging.
Camera : As we already mentioned that front camera for all three models come with the same feature. However, Redmi Note 3 Pro seems to have the best camera among all. Redmi Note 4 features a 13-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture that should be little better compared to Redmi Note 3, but Xiaomi has decreased 3-megapixels in the newer model compared to Redmi Note 3 Pro (16MP) keeping the rest of the feature unchanged. All the models feature dual-tone LED flash.
Design : There is no difference between Redmi Note 3 and Note 3 pro as far as design is concerned. Redmi Note 4 also looks same from the back and front, but the edges look like Xiaomi Mi 4.
CPU and GPU
Redmi Note 3 : Mediatek Helio X10, Octa-Core Cortex-A53 2.0 GHz, PowerVR G6200 GPU.
Redmi Note 3 Pro : Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 Hexa-Core (Cortex-A72 2X1.8 GHz + Cortex-A53 4X1.4 GHz).
Redmi Note 4 : Mediatek Helio X20, Deca-Core, (Configuration yet to be confirmed). It should be Cortex-A72 2X2.1GHz + Cortex-A53 4X1.8 GHz + Cortex-A53 4X1.4 GHz, Mali-T880 MP4 GPU.
GeekBench 3 Benchmark Redmi Note 3 VS Redmi Note 3 Pro Vs Redmi Note 4
Redmi Note 3
Redmi Note 3 Pro
Redmi Note 4
Here are the screenshots from GeekBench
Antutu Benchmark Score Redmi Note 3 vs Redmi Note 3 Pro vs Redmi Note 4
Redmi Note 3 : 50040
Redmi Note 3 Pro : 76912
Redmi Note 4 : 84926
GPU Benchmark (GFXBench) Redmi Note 3 vs Redmi Note 3 Pro vs Redmi Note 4
Price at Launch
16GB ROM + 2GB RAM
Redmi Note 3 : ¥ 899 (around $134)
Redmi Note 3 Pro : ¥ 999 (around $150) Current Price : ¥ 899
Redmi Note 4 : ¥ 899 (around $134)
32GB ROM + 3GB RAM
Redmi Note 3 : ¥ 1099 (around $165)
Redmi Note 3 Pro : ¥ 1199 (around $180) Current Price : ¥ 1099
64GB ROM + 3GB RAM
Redmi Note 4 : ¥ 1199 (around $180)
Should I upgrade to Redmi Note 4
You Should Upgrade
If you are the owner of Redmi Note 3 (Mediatek Version), you can upgrade to Redmi Note 4. It will boost the System as well as Graphic Performance. You can also increase Storage Capacity as this model supports MicroSD, and also comes with 64GB Storage option.
You Shouldn’t upgrade
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro (Snapdragon version) features better GPU as well as rear camera. There isn’t so much difference in Antutu score for both the models. Single-core performance score for Redmi Note 3 Pro and Redmi Note 4 is almost the same, according to Geekbench report. Redmi Note 4 does beat rest 2 models in the multi-core score but do remember that most of the applications on your device never get a chance to use 10 cores. The performance of the device primarily depends on Single-core performance. If you want to upgrade, find something better, not the device with similar or lower performance.
Redmi Note 4 is not available in my Country, how can I buy?
If Redmi Note 4 is not sold in your country, you will end up paying little more buying from the online store, but you don’t have any other option. You can use the links below to place an order for you.