Redmi Note 3 vs Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) Comparison


The Chinese mobile companies are doing pretty well in these days. On the other hand, some other mobile manufacturers are trying to compete with them. For example, Xiaomi is probably the best Chinese mobile companies in these days. To compete with their mobiles, Motorola, Samsung etc. are working hard. However, today I am going to compare Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016). Xiaomi launched Redmi Note 3 back in February 2016 and Samsung launched this newer version of Galaxy J2 few days ago.

Redmi Note 3 vs Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) Comparison

Redmi Note 3 has two variants but Samsung’s mobile has only one. Therefore, today’s comparison is going to be between the lower variant of Redmi Note 3 and Galaxy J2 (2016). Also, this is a specification comparison.

Redmi Note 3 vs Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) Comparison

Body & Design


Both of the mobiles look pretty good on hand. However, you can find a premium look while holding Redmi Note 3 as it comes with metal body when Samsung has plastic body for Galaxy J2 (2016). Therefore, the built quality must be different. Design wise, they look pretty same as you can find three buttons on the front side and the back panel contains all the things including camera, flash etc. However, the main difference is you can find fingerprint sensor in Redmi Note 3 but J2 (2016) has no such thing. On the other hand, J2 (2016) has a LED on the back to glow against notifications but Redmi note 3 has no such thing. Their dimensions are different as well. The dimension of Redmi Note is 150 x 76 x 8.7 mm when the dimension of J2 (2016) is 142.4 x 71.1 x 8 mm. This is needless to mention that Redmi Note 3 is much bigger than J2 (2016).

Display & Hardware

Display plays a vital role to make the mobile popular. This time, you cannot find any major difference between these two mobiles as both of them are pretty much same. Although, the technology is different in both of the mobiles but the result is almost same. You can find 5.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen on Remi Note 2 when Galaxy J2 (2016) comes with 5 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen. Obviously, the resolution would be different as well. You will get a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels in Redmi Note 3 when the J2 (2016) has a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. Notable thing is UI. You will get MIUI in Redmi Note 3 but the Samsung’s side comes with stock Android.

Talking about the chipset and CPU, you will get Qualcomm MSM8956 Snapdragon 650 along with either Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 or Dual-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A72 processor in Redmi Note 3. On the other hand, Galaxy J2 (2016) has Spreadtrum SC8830 chipset along with Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A7 processor. The overall performance of both of them seems same but you will get a better performance in Redmi Note 3. It doesn’t lag while playing high end games. To power up the graphics, you will get Adreno 510 in Redmi Note 3 and Mali-400MP2 in Galaxy J2 (2016).

RAM is another thing that you should check before purchasing a mobile. This time you will get 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage in Redmi Note 3 when the other one has 1.5GB RAM with 8GB internal storage. There is no doubt that Redmi Note 3 is the winner from this perspective.

The very next thing is camera. You will get 16MP read camera with all the features like LED flash, HDR Panorama etc. in Redmi Note 3. However, Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) has 8MP rear camera. However, both of them have 5MP front facing camera. But, the overall performance of Redmi Note 3’s camera is much better than the competitor.

Battery is yet another thing what you should look at. You will get Li-Po 4000 mAh batter in Redmi Note 3 but Galaxy J2 (2016) has Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery.

There is no doubt that Redmi Note 3 is a complete winner. If you need to purchase a mobile within Rs. 10,000, you should opt for Redmi Note 3 over Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016).

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