Battle of Brothers: Xiaomi Mi Note 3 vs Xiaomi Mi Note 2

Xiaomi is making mid-high budget market more competitive by launching devices like Mi Note 3 and Mi Note 2. The Chinese company has finally took off the wraps from the new generation Xiaomi Note 3. The Xiaomi Note 3 has come up with many new features and specs like 6GB of RAM and Snapdragon 660. They have further added the dual camera of  12MP and 12 MP.

xiaomi mi note3

It is a quite better device than the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 which already got sold in Millions in China. The price of the bigger variant storage variant is priced at RMB 2,899 (approximately Rs 28,500), while the glossy variant will retail at RMB 2,999 (approximately Rs 29,400).

There are quite some difference between both the brothers.

Specs comparison of Xiaomi Mi Note 3 vs Xiaomi Mi Note 2


 MI Note 3

 MI Note 2

Dual Sim Yes Yes
Sim Size Nano SIM Nano SIM
Device Type Smartphone Smartphone
Release Date September, 2017 October, 2016


Dimensions 152.6 x 74 x 7.6 mm 156.19 x 77.3 x 7.6 mm
Weight 163 g 166 g


Type Color IPS screen, 16M colors Color AMOLED screen, 16M colors
Touch Yes, with Multitouch Yes, with Multitouch
Size 5.5 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels 5.7 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels
PPI ~ 401 PPI ~ 386 PPI
Features To be confirmed Screen Protection


Internal 128 GB inbuilt 64 GB inbuilt
Card Slot No No


GPRS Yes Yes
EDGE Yes Yes
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes (Supports Reliance Jio) Yes (Supports Reliance Jio)
Wifi Yes, with wifi-hotspot Yes, with wifi-hotspot
Bluetooth Yes Yes, v4.2
USB Yes Yes


Camera Yes, 12 MP + 12 MP Dual Camera with autofocus Yes, 22.5 MP with autofocus
Dual Camera Yes No
Features Face detection, Geo tagging, Panorama, Touch to focus Face detection, Geo tagging, Panorama, Touch to focus
Video Recording Yes, 2160p @ 30fps Yes, 2160p @ 30fps
Flash Dual LED Dual LED
Front Camera Yes, 16 MP with Autofocus Yes, 8 MP with Autofocus


OS Android, v7.1 (Nougat) Android, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
CPU 2.2 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm MSM8956 Plus Snapdragon 660 Processor 2.35 GHz, Quad Core, Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821 Processor
GPU Adreno 512 Adreno 530
Java No No
Browser Yes, supports HTML Yes, supports HTML


Supports MMS, Instant Messaging MMS, Instant Messaging
Email Yes, with Push Mail Yes, with Push Mail
Music MP3, WAV, eAAC+ MP3, WAV, eAAC+
Video XviD, MP4 XviD, MP4
FM Radio No No
Document Reader Yes Yes


GPS Yes, with A-GPS Support Yes, with A-GPS Support
Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Fingerprint Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Fingerprint
3.5mm Headphone Jack Yes Yes
Type Non-Removable Battery Non-Removable Battery
Size 3500 mAh, Li-ion Battery 4070 mAh, Li-ion Battery
Simranpal Singh
Simranpal Singh
With a decade-long journey in the tech industry, I've been actively engaged in tech reporting across various reputable publications. He currently works as a Web Developer at RightNode Media and pursues his hobby of writing on GoAndroid. Enjoy travelling, and always excited about new tech trends. He actively contributes on GizmoChina and GChromecast Hub.


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