OnePlus One vs XiaoMi Mi3 vs RedMi Note – Best Prices and Specs Comparison

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The Chinese mobile market is developing exponentially. Two of the smartphone manufacturers are fighting for supremacy and the public is the one that decides which device is better.

Displays and sizes

Let’s start with the screen sizes, because we’re sure many of you are interested in this aspect. The OnePlus One and RedMi Note are equipped with 5.5inches displays, but the first phone has a LTPS LCD screen with 1080x1920pixels and 401ppi and it’s protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, while the second phone has an IPS LCD screen with 720x1280pixels and 267ppi. The Mi3, on the other hand, has a 5inches IPS LCD screen which renders a resolution of 1080x1920pixels, but the pixel density is much higher, 441ppi. This screen is also scratch resistant thanks to the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

The Mi3 is the lightest phone between the three, weighting 145grams, but that’s because the body is shorter – 144×73.6×8.1mm. Next, we have the OnePlus One with the weight of 162grams and these dimensions: 152.9×75.9×8.9mm, and lastly, the RedMi Note is weighting 199grams, while its sizes are 154×78.7×9.5mm.

Hardware and OS

This category is clearly won by the OnePlus One smartphone because it’s equipped with an extremely powerful processor – Quad core 2.5GHz Krait 400, based on a Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 chipset and coupled with an Adreno 330 GPU. The Mi3 is also using a quad core Krait 400 processor, but it’s clocked at 2.3GHz, while the chipset is a part of a previous series of Qualcomm MSM8274AB Snapdragon 800, but the device is also using an Adreno 330 GPU. As for the RedMi Note, the phone is powered by an octa core Cortex A7, clocked at 1.4GHz or 1.7GHz, depending on the model, which is backed by a Mediatek MT6592 chipset and a Mali-450MP4 GPU.

The internal memories of the OnePlus One and Mi3 are fixed at 16 and 64GB respectively, but the first phone has 3GB of RAM, while the other hosts 2GB of RAM. The RedMi Note has 1 or 2GB of RAM and 8GB of ROM, but it gives you the possibility to expand it up to 32GB.

The OnePlus One is running on Android 4.4.2 (KitKat), which is upgradable to v4.4.4 (KitKat) and comes with its own CyanogenMod 11S UI, while the Mi 3 comes loaded with v4.3 (Jelly Bean) and it’s upgradeable to v4.4.2 (KitKat) and the RedMi Note is running on a much older Android version, 4.2 (Jelly Bean), but both of these models are using MIUI.


All three devices have rear cameras with 13MP, but the difference lies in the lens and software. So, the OnePlus One stands out with its features and because it uses the Exmor RS technology, the quality of the photos is higher. Also, it shoots 4K videos, while the other phones lack this option. The OnePlus One and the RedMi Note have 5Mp secondary cameras, while the Mi3 has a 2MP camera on the front.


The OnePlus One and the Mi3 have non-removable batteries with a slightly difference in terms of capacity – 3,100mAh (OnePlus One) and 3,050mAh (Mi3) respectively, while the RedMi Note has a Li-Po 3200mAh battery


The 16GB variant of the OnePlus One costs 299 dollars and the 32GB variant is priced at 349 dollars, and you can buy them from here: The Xiaomi Mi 3 16GB variant costs 310 dollars and you can buy it from, while the RedMi Note costs 230 dollars and can be found on the same website.

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