PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Mi-3 vs Galaxy Note 3

Performance

Processing power and speed

Passmark, Geekbench and AnTuTu

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from gsmarena.com, techradar.com and fudzilla.com

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xiaomi Mi-3 vs Galaxy Note 3

geekbench Processor and memory performance

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

AnTuTu Memory, processor, graphics and storage performance

Xiaomi Mi-3
36,188
Galaxy Note 3
35,165

AnTuTu 3D 3D graphics performance

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Xiaomi Mi-3

Reasons to consider the
Xiaomi Mi-3

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Better overall performance 2,377 vs 870 Around 2.8x better geekbench score
Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Lighter 145 g vs 168 g Around 15% lighter
Sharper screen 440 ppi vs 386 ppi Around 15% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Back view of Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Much better theoretical download speed 150 Mb/s vs 42.2 Mb/s More than 3.5x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
Bigger screen 5.7" vs 5" Around 15% bigger screen
Records higher def video 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps vs 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 4x higher def video

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Xiaomi Mi-3  vs
Galaxy Note 3 
Type Super IPS LCD2 AMOLED
Size 5" 5.7"
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Multitouch Yes N/A
PPI 440 ppi 386 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 2.36 GHz 2.3 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Quad core
RAM 2 GB 3 GB
Internal storage 64 GB 64 GB

photo & video

Camera 13 MP 13 MP
Resolution 13 MP 13 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2 MP 2 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 3.5G 4G
Networks
LTE Cat 4 (150/)
LTE Cat3
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
LTE Cat4 (150 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Capacity 3,050 mA·h 3,200 mA·h

form factor

Xiaomi Mi-3  vs
Galaxy Note 3 
Weight 145 g 168 g
Thickness 8.1 mm 8.3 mm
Size 73.6 x 144 x 8.1 mm 79.2 x 151.2 x 8.3 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes No

software

Operating system Android 4.4.2 Android 5.0
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Xiaomi Mi-3
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Samsung Galaxy Note 3
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