Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Helio X10 And Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Snapdragon 650 Edtion Quick Specs Comparison

Yesterday, Xiaomi just surprised everyone when they announced a new Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 variant of the Redmi Note 3 as it appears to be a better phone. To find out more about the differences between the two, we compiled their respective specs and did a quick comparison on paper.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Helio X10 And Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Snapdragon 650 Edition
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Helio X10 And Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Snapdragon 650 Edtion quick specs comparison

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Helio X10 Version Specs

Display: 5.5 Inch Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution w/ fully laminated and Xiaomi sunlight display technology
CPU: Helio X10 MT6795 octa core processor
GPU: PowerVR G6200
RAM: 2 / 3 GB DDR3
ROM: 16 GB / 32 GB
Back Camera: 13 MP w/ PDAF and two tone flash
Selfie Camera: 5 MP
Battery: 4,000 mAh w/ fast charging (50% in one hour)
OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop w/ MIUI 7
Connectivity: WiFi, 3G, LTE, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, A GPS, Dual SIM
Others: Industrial metal frame, fingerprint sensor (unlocks in 0.3 secs), Colors: gold, silver, or dark grey
Dimensions: 150 x 76 x 8.65 mm
Weight: 164 g
Price: RMB 899 (2 GB / 16 GB) / RMB 1099 (3 GB / 32 GB)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Snapdragon 650 Version Specs

Display: 5.5 Inch Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution at 401 ppi
CPU: 1.8 GHz Snapdragon 650 hexa core processor
GPU: Adreno 510
RAM: 2 / 3 GB DDR3
ROM: 16 GB / 32 GB
Back Camera: 16 MP f/2.0 w/ PDAF and two tone flash
Selfie Camera: 5 MP
Battery: 4,050 mAh w/ fast charging (50% in one hour)
OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop w/ MIUI 7
Connectivity: WiFi, 3G, LTE Cat 7 4G+, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, A GPS, Dual SIM
Others: Industrial metal frame, fingerprint sensor (unlocks in 0.3 secs), Colors: gold, silver, or dark grey
Dimensions: 150 x 76 x 8.65 mm
Weight: 164 g
Price: 999 Yuan (2 GB / 16 GB) / TBC (3 GB / 32 GB)

What are the differences?

The main differences between the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Snapdragon 650 Version and Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Helio X10 Edition is in the SoC, camera, connectivity part and there's a minor difference in terms of battery capacity.

CPUHelio X10 MT6795 octa core processor vs 1.8 GHz Snapdragon 650 hexa core processor
GPUPowerVR G6200 vs Adreno 510
Rear Camera13 MP w/ PDAF and two tone flash vs 16 MP f/2.0 w/ PDAF and two tone flash
Connectivity: LTE vs LTE Cat 7 4G+
Battery: 4,000 mAh w/ fast charging (50% in one hour) vs 4,050 mAh w/ fast charging (50% in one hour)
The rest of the specs: The same
Price: Helio X10 edition is slightly cheaper

Note: Left: Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Helio X10, Right: Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Snapdragon 650

In general, the new Snapdragon 650 variant is a clear improvement on paper as it now has a faster SoC, better GPU, camera and connectivity. Let's just hope that it's not all hype and performs really that way in real world usage.

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