Xiaomi Mi2a VS. Xiaomi Redmi 3: Comparison

Comparison of features, performance, design, battery, camera and connectivity between the following smartphones: Xiaomi Mi2a VS. Xiaomi Redmi 3. The complete information of specifications to decide which to buy.

Ki Note

Ki Cost-effectiveness
?
Cost-effectiveness
8.4
Cost-effectiveness
Design & Materials
3.8
5.7
Performance & Hardware
4.8
6.5
Camera
4.1
7.9
Connectivity
6
7.8
Battery
3.9
9.3

Basics

Brand

Brand
Aliases
Mi-Two A, MI-2a
Xiaomi Hongmi 3

Presentation

Unveiled
June 2013, 5 years ago
January 2016, 2 years ago
State
Not available
On Sale

Design & Materials

Structure

Size
66.5 mm
133.0 mm
10.0 mm
69.6 mm
139.3 mm
8.4 mm
Weight
133 g
144 g
Usable surface
63 %
71 %
Materials
-
Magnesium alloy, Plastic
Resistance
-
-
Colors
Gold

Gray

Rose-gold

Silver

Screen

Diagonal
4.5"
5"
Type
LCD IPS
LCD IPS
Resolution
720 x 1280 px
720 x 1280 px
Density
326 Pixels per inch
294 Pixels per inch
Others
  • Capacitive
  • Multi-touch
  • Capacitive
  • Color LED Notifications
  • Multi-touch
  • OGS (One Glass Solution)

Prototypes



Prototypes
Xiaomi Mi2a
Print 3D Model
Xiaomi Redmi 3
Print 3D Model

Photos

Performance & Hardware

Processor

Model
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2
CPU
Krait
4x1.7 GHz ARM Cortex-A53+ 4x1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A53
Type
Dual-Core
Octa-Core
Frequency
1.5 GHz
1.7 GHz
64 Bits
No
Yes

Graphics

GPU
Qualcomm Adreno 225
Qualcomm Adreno 405

RAM

RAM
1 GB
2 GB

Antutu

Score
21.470
Overall performance better than 27% of devices
33.726
Antutu v6, Overall performance better than 50% of devices

Storage

Capacity
16 GB
Capacity with the OS (depends on the brand and ROM version): 9-14.8 GB
16 GB
Capacity with the OS (depends on the brand and ROM version): 9-14.8 GB
SD Slot
Yes
Independent SD slot
Yes
Slot for SD or second SIM card

Security

Fingerprint
No
No

Sensors

Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Light sensor
  • Proximity
  • Compass
  • Gravity
  • Gyroscope
  • Light sensor
  • Proximity

Others

Notifications LED
No
Color LED Notifications

Camera

Main

Resolution
8 Mpx
13 Mpx
Pixel size
--
1.127 µm
Sensor
Unknown Unknown
Samsung S5K3L2
Type
Unknown
CMOS
Aperture
Unknow
f/2.0
Flash
LED
LED
Features
  • Autofocus
  • Digital image stabilization
  • Face detection
  • Geotagging
  • HDR
  • Autofocus
  • Digital zoom
  • HDR
  • ISO settings
  • Manual focus
  • Panorama
  • Scene mode
  • White balance settings
Slow Motion Video
No
30.0 fps
No
30.0 fps
Optical Stabilisation
No
No

Selfie

Resolution
2 Mpx
5 Mpx

Connectivity

Networks

2G
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • CDMA BC0 (800)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
3G
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B8 (900)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B34 (TD 2000)
  • B39 (TD 1900+)
4G LTE
-
  • B1 (2100)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B38 (TDD 2600)
  • B39 (TDD 1900)
  • B40 (TDD 2300)
  • B41 (TDD 2500)

SIM card

Dual SIM
Single Sim
Dual Sim Dual Standby
Type
Unknown
Micro SIM
Nano SIM

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
Others
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Display
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot

Bluetooth

Version
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth 4.1
Others
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • HID (Human Interface Profile)

Navigation

Navigation
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • GPS

USB

USB
  • Charging
  • Host
  • Mass Storage
  • Charging
  • Host
  • Mass Storage
  • USB On-The-Go (OTG)

SAR

European measurement

The European Union sets a limit of 2 W/kg averaged over 10 grams of tissue.

--
0.904 W/Kg on head
0.562 W/Kg on body
American measurement

The FCC limit is 1.6 W/kg measured in a volume of 1 gram of tissue

-- W/Kg on head
1.370 W/Kg on body
-- W/Kg on head
1.330 W/Kg on body

Others

Others
  • Audio Jack
  • Computer sync
  • NFC
  • OTA sync
  • Tethering.
  • Audio Jack
  • Radio FM
  • Computer sync
  • Infrared
  • OTA sync
  • Tethering.

Battery

Capacity
2030 mAh
4100 mAh
Type
Li-Ion
Li-Polymer
Others
Removable
Fast Charging
Non-removable

Software

Operating System
Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean
MIUI V7 (Android 5.1 Lollipop)

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