What is the difference between Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro?

Xiaomi is also known for the fact that once every few months it can release an updated smartphone. This happened with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro, which came out soon enough after the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 model entered the market. What is the difference between them??

Officially, there are only three differences. Remember:

  • New processor.
  • New camera.
  • There was a slot for a memory card – a hybrid, combined with a SIM card.

Now point by point:

  • Redmi Note 3 used an 8-core MediaTek Helio X10 processor (MT6795), Redmi Note 3 installed a 6-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650.
  • In Redmi Note 3, a camera with a resolution of 13 MP was used, in Redmi Note 3 Pro it was replaced by a camera with 16 MP.
  • In Redmi Note 3 there was no memory card slot, in principle, in Redmi Note 3 Pro it was combined with a SIM card slot.
  • Additional differences include the new Adreno 510 video processor, which is more productive than the previous PowerVR G6200.

Here are the specifications for Xiaomi Redmi Note 3:

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 164g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio X10
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Memory card support: no
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

And for Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro:

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 164g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 650
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4050 mAh
  • Main camera: 16 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

What do changes in reality give? If you believe the “synthetic” tests, Pro has become almost half as powerful: 70 thousand parrots versus 48 thousand. In the 3D mark, the increase was about a third. The same applies to other tests. But what in reality? Say, when moving between desktops, you won’t notice much difference, but as soon as the time comes to launch some heavy application, you will see a difference, which sometimes takes several seconds when starting the same application.

The camera shoots a little better, and most of all it is noticeable at dusk, although, it must be replaced, the pictures from both cameras are not ideal anyway. If you recall the cost of smartphones, you stop wondering at this.

Everything is clear with the card slot – it wasn’t there before and if you had a 16 GB Redmi Note 3, you probably had problems downloading large files. Now, with the advent of a slot for a memory card, such problems will not be.

The funny thing is that the cost of devices differs quite a bit, so we recommend paying attention to Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro.